Name of establishment
Annabel Croft Tennis Academy
Type of activity
A range of tennis services from court hire and racquet rental to coaching courses and tournaments.
What makes it special?
The tennis centre is operated by the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy (ACTA), whose team are on hand to offer players a range of tennis services. ACTA is one of Europe’s premier tennis coaching programmes. Headed by the former British No.1 and current sports TV presenter, the academy specialises in delivering energetic, high quality coaching and professional levels of service at each of its tennis academies. In addition to the Algarve, it also has academies in London and at Aphrodite Hills Cyprus.
Within the grounds of Pine Cliffs Resort, Albufeira.
Five full-size ATP floodlit courts consisting of two red clay and three acrylic courts, for play during the day or at night.
Racket and balls are also available for hire.
A range of coaching organised and conducted by the qualified team of coaches at the ACTA. Courses are available for both adults and children which cover all aspects of the game and are a great way to improve your tennis. Each session is delivered using a selection of specifically-designed drills and exercises that are challenging but ultimately rewarding, and each group is carefully managed, with low numbers of players in each group to maximise the coaching experience.
The weekly coaching programme is supported by a range of seasonal tournaments and events that give players of all ages a chance to test their skills and take home a trophy. Players wishing to participate can sign up at the tennis centre, golf shop or hotel concierge, where bookings for all of the tennis services can be taken. The golf shop also offers players opportunities to purchase tennis accessories, hire racquets or seek advice on a new tennis racquet or restring if you are looking to upgrade your equipment.
The hotel and resort has a series of bars and restaurants. See the full reviews in our SLEEP section.
If you are based in the UK, the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy also organises a selection of tennis-based holidays. For more information go to www.annabelcrofttennis.com
Court hire from €25 per hour
Lessons from €65 per person per hour (adults) and €52 (children aged 8-16).
A range of tailored tennis coaching courses are also available. Prices on application.
Open daily. Times are dependent on the season and weather. Contact the hotel for confirmation.