Pine Cliffs, Algarve
A superb 5* resort offering luxury accommodation, excellent facilities and tennis at the renowned Annabel Croft Tennis Academy
Pine Cliffs is located on Portugal’s Algarve coast, nestled between the Algarvian resorts of Albuefera and Vilamoura. The accommodation is situated high above the ocean, the private beach is reached by an elevator and a walkway.
The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy offer a variety of excellent and flexible tennis programmes from week long coaching programmes to weekend retreats. There are 5 courts at the resort, including red clay and hardcourt surfaces.
The head tennis coach at the Academy is Goncalo Portas who most recently worked as the national captain and coach for the Portuguese Tennis Federation. Goncalo has experience coaching with top pros including Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniaki.
Junior Tennis Camps
The Junior Coaching Course is a 5-day course for players at all levels. This is a great intro for young players hwo want to get started as well as for more experienced players looking to improve their skills.
Adult Tennis Weeks
The adult’s coaching week starts with a simple 1 hour assessment session which gives the team a chance to set goals and advice for the week ahead. The programme includes work on footwork, ball position, key strokes and strategy.
These are intensive coaching courses that allow players to get on court from Thursday to Sunday.
If you’re looking for a position near the tennis courts we can recommend the Golf suites. Their setting will mean you can roll out of bed and onto the courts. During the summer, there are special hosted events with Annabel Croft and Myles Maclagen which are very popular.
There is also a golf course, health and fitness club including indoor and outdoor swimming pools and beach with watersports activities (seasonal). There is also a children’s club complete with children’s village, a weekly programme of activities and football pitch. Bikes are available for hire at the resort.
The Pine Cliffs hotel offers a luxury selection of rooms many with a view of the sea, the hotel used to be the Sheraton Algarve. The Pine Cliffs Residences are a selection of luxury suites featuring 2 or 3 bedrooms options. The Golf suites and townhouses are excellent 2, 3 or 4 bedroom accommodation located near the tennis centre and offer a very good standard of comfort.
There is a large selection of restaurants and bars located within the resort with a wide choice of cuisine including Piri Steakhouse and a Japanese restaurant. There is also a good selection of restaurants and bars immediately outside the resort. Farther afield you have the resorts of Albuefera and Vilamoura which can easily be reached by a short taxi or car hire ride.
The Experience Wellness spa at Pine Cliffs offers a rest and relation experience with a variety of locally sourced treatments.
There is also a resort train to transport you around.