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Pine Cliffs, Algarve


The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs Resort is one of Europe's finest tennis destinations and combines luxury resort services with a beautiful tennis academy setting. Pine Cliffs resort is in the heart of the Algarve, located only a short drive from the wonderful Villamoura and Val de Lobo golfing estates and features many wonderful attractions for sports fanatics, families and groups. The tennis features 5 tennis courts - 2 red clay and 3 green set hard courts all located in a wonderful setting amongst the landscaped gardens of the resort.

Families from £2,719

(Based on 2 adults + 2 children)

Stay between now and – 02 Nov 18.  

Package includes 7 nights’ accommodation based on 4 people sharing a Two Bedroom Residence Comfort on a room-only basis, private airport transfers and a 10 hour, 5 day coaching course per person. 

Adult Tennis from £905 per person

Stay between now and – 2nd November 18. 

Package includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a Junior Ocean Suite Resort View on a room-only basis  OR

£1,019 per person.  

Package includes 7 nights accommodation in a Junior Ocean Suite, Resort View on a

bed & breakfast basis, private airport transfers and a 10 hour, 5 day coaching course per person. 

Groups from £699 per person

Stay between now – 02 Nov 18.  

Package includes 7 nights’ accommodation based on 4 adults sharing a Two Bedroom Residence Comfort on a room-only basis, private airport transfers and a 10 hour, 5 day coaching course per person. 


All above prices exclude flights and are valid for 2018


Why should you choose this tennis holiday?
The Algarve is a really fantastic tennis destination and perfect for weekend breaks and family holidays. In resort you can expect wonderful attention to detail and extra such as having the beach a short walk from the tennis courts is a real bonus. There is a range of things to do within close proximity of the resort once you have finished playing as well, making this a popular choice for visitors every year.

Tennis Information

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve is a wonderful place to spend time on court and work at your tennis. It offers a fantastic tennis coaching programme that is suitable for the whole family. The resort is very family focused and there are always large numbers of junior players looking to participate in the programme. The large number of guests interested in playing tennis makes tournaments and social tennis highly popular activities in the timetable when they are scheduled in. The programme runs throughout the year but the academy is especially busy during the school holiday periods where booking in advance is advisable.

The programme offers a wide range of coaching services including the academies renowned group based coaching courses, as well as private and shared tennis lessons, court hire and other tennis services.

Players choosing to participate in either the adult or junior tennis courses will experience classes using the academies philosophy of “Movement & Repetition” that has been designed by Annabel Croft Using unique hitting sequences, players are encouraged to focus intently on their footwork for each shot in order to gain better control of the ball. In addition, small group ratios encourage a high level of hitting opportunities for each player in order to work on technical and tactical mastery of specific shots and situations. The aim is to get players to gain confidence in all areas of their game, get fitter through good quality training and really enjoy the time spent on court working on improving their game.

For our younger junior players, the tennis programme at Pine Cliffs is based on the success of the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy in London. The courses on offer still have the same philosophy at heart but feature more time learning the basics of the game. These courses also feature some great games (our Cookie Tennis Challenge is legendary!) as well as certificates, stickers, activity book and trophies for our players of the week!

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Pine Cliffs features the following facilities:

  • 2 Red Clay Courts
  • 3 Acrylic Hard Courts
  • Tennis Hut / Pro Shop
  • Patio and Watching Area
  • Video Analysis

The facilities are high quality surfaces with some of the only clay courts available in the Algarve. They are suitable for all standards of tennis from recreational to professional play. Court hire can be purchased for players own use either as individual hours or as discounted blocks of court time. Rackets and balls are available for purchase or hire along with clothing, footwear and accessories.

One of the unique features of the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy is its use of UK based coaches and teaching framework overseas. Using LTA guidelines for licensed tennis coaches, our coaching team comprises of predominantly British tennis professionals during the peak season.

If you are visiting the academy from the UK, our coaches will instantly recognize your current playing standard by rating or ranking, or your child’s mini tennis rating. Our coaching team’s expertise in this area enables us to offer follow on advice to players returning back to the UK or advice on how to carry on your coaching at suitable clubs and programs when returning home. We have even been known to run ratings tournaments and post results if we have enough of the same players in the resort at any one time!

For players outside the UK, we make sure that we complement our UK based coaches with highly qualified International coaches capable of delivering tennis lessons in a variety of languages including Russian, German, French and Spanish.

Head Coach Pine Cliffs-  Goncalo Portas

Date of Birth:  19th February 1964  

Town & Country:

Lisbon/ Portugal

Tennis History

Portuguese Tennis Federation –National Coach/Captain

IMG Bollettieri;  Tennis Coach & Tennis Director 1993-2005.

Vice President of Technical Council PTF –Portuguese Tennis Federation 2005-09

Head Coach & Technical Director Lisbon Racket Centre (LRC) Lisbon

 Tennis Highlights:

 Working with Top ranked, Grand Slam Champions  : Maria Sharpova,

Caroline Wozniaki,

 Also ATP Tour Players  Guillermo Garcia Lopez, Joao Sousa, Donald Young.

 Most Inspiration Person In Tennis I have met:  Nick Bollettieri

 Coaching Qualifications:

Level I, II,  III FPT- Federation Portuguese Tennis.  Recognized by ITF- International Tennis Federation and TE/ Tennis Europe.

 Languages; Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian, German & Russian


 Favourite Players

 Stefan Edberg & Tomas Muster



Favourite Quote


No pain, no gain. Work hard, win more

Bookings can be made in advance through Annabel Croft Tennis Holidays or by calling the academy directly on 0207 751 9042. We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment but please note there is a 24 hour cancellation policy. All coaching groups run based on a minimum of 50% participation in each class and at the discretion of the head coach. If a group is not running due to a lack of players, alternative arrangements for coaching may be required.


Accommodation Options

Players choosing to participate in a tennis holiday to Pine Cliffs have a choice of 5* accommodation to choose from with both hotel and residence accommodation offering a convenient location to take advantage of the tennis services on offer.

Pine Cliffs Residences

2 & 3 Bed Golf Suites

2, 3 & 4 Bed Townhouse

5* Sheraton Algarve Hotel

Resort Information

Surrounded by pine trees and overlooking a glorious sandy beach, the Pine Cliffs Resort is a perfect tennis holiday destination. Located only a short 30 minute transfer from Faro airport in Portugal, Pine Cliffs resort has many facilities including the 5* Sheraton Algarve Hotel, luxury residence apartments, beach club, fantastic kids club, 9 hole golf course and of course the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy! The tennis facilities at Pine Cliffs Resort features a 5 court complex with 3 hard and 2 clay floodlit tennis courts that are suitable for year round play. There is also a small tennis reception and welcome area.

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy opened at the Pine Cliffs Resort on 1st September 2013. The resort is in the heart of the Algarve, located only a short drive from the wonderful Villamoura and Val de Lobo golfing estates and features many wonderful attractions for sports fanatics, families and groups.Further information about the resort can be obtained from

Facts at a Glance:

  • One of the leading and award winning Luxury and Family Resorts in Europe
  • Luxurious 5-star Sheraton Algarve Hotel 
  • Range of high quality residences including apartments and villas
  • Annabel Croft Tennis Academy featuring 5 floodlit tennis courts
  • Outstanding 9 hole golf course with Golf Academy & Clubhouse.
  • Porto Pirata kids club and childcare services 
  • Beach club with watersports only a short walk from the main reception areas
  • 11 on site restaurants and bars serving a variety of dining options 
  • A selection of shops and retail outlets
  • Health and fitness suite including several pools, gym and beauty services
  • Easily accessible - just 30 minutes from Faro International Airport.

There are a wide selection of dining options at Pine Cliffs resort with over 12 restaurants and bars to choose from and cusines from around the world to suit all tastes. Guests can choose to supplement their accommodation with either B&B, Half Board or Full Board options with every restaurant at the resort including in your package. Pine Cliffs also offers numerous children's options for meals, with easy access from many of the key areas around the resort such as the pools or the beach club.

If you are keen to head off from the resort during your stay, there is a huge amount to choose from with the local areas of Villamoura and Quinta Da Lago offering a wide selection of bars and restaurants. The marina at Villamoura is a particular favourite for familes and groups looking for evening entertainment.

The main feature of the kids club services at Pine Cliffs is the Porto Pirata kids club which offers babysitting and childcare services from ages 6 months to 8 years old. Featuring 2 pirate ships, swimming pools, activity areas and wonderful sandy play areas, this is a haven for kids to enjoy themselves throughout the day. Parents can book their children into the Porto Pirata from half day to full day and there are daily scheduled activities that the kids can enjoy including a scheduled trip to the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy!

For older children aged over 8 years, there is a junior kids club that is more activity based and features opportunities to play various sports, take excursions and meet new friends. The junior kids club can be visited on a day to day basis and features energetic staff members who will make your child's time on holiday unforgettable.

Pine Cliffs Resort has been long established as the No.1 resort in the Algarve and offers all of our tennis players a chance to upgrade their holiday package to include other sports activities. If you are interested in adding any of the following features to your holiday, simply ask when making your booking.


Combine your tennis coaching with a game of golf…

Information about the golf course

Please click here for golf information

Be a star on the football pitch..

Pine Cliffs daily football tournaments for its junior guests is enormously popular. With a dedicated team of coaches running evening tournaments and coaching, as well as facilities for parents to watch and lend support, the football activities are a highly popular way to spend time before dinner.


Make a splash at a waterpark or relax at the beach..

If you are looking for some activities off site, then why not pack your swimming costume and head to the beach or to a nearby waterpark. The beach club at Pine Cliffs offers a range of services including watersports, scuba diving or the chance to simply soak up the sunshine.

Slide and Splash is the Algarve’s best waterpark and is a great day out for the whole family. It is only a 30 minute drive or taxi transfer from the resort.


Get up close with Dolphins, go designer shopping at Villamoura or play Championship Golf...

Should you look to venture further off-site, the Algarve offers numerous opportunities to enjoy the local attractions. Families are always drawn to the marine life at Zoomarine where encounters with Dolphins, Sharks and Crocodiles as well as other rides are a feature of this attraction.

Villamora with its wonderful marina is a great day time or night time destination. With its many shops, bars and restaurants as well as a casino and nightclub, this is a great place to relax and spend some money!

If you are a serious golfer then no visit to the Algarve is complete without some Championship golf. Although Pine Cliffs has its own course, the Algarve is flooded with famous golf courses including Villamora, San Lorenzo and Quinta de Lago. 

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Annabel Croft Tennis Academy,
Mortlake Business Centre,
20 Mortlake High Street,
London, SW14 8JN


Call: 0207 751 9042