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Jonathan Markson Algarve Tennis Centre

Praia da Luz, Portugal

By Roger Cox, Editor

Jonathan Markson Tennis, , Vila Baia, Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal
Courtesy Jonathan Markson Tennis

While still located in Praia da Luz in Portugal's Algarve, Jonathan Markson has shifted venues to the 146-room Vila Baí, Jonathan Markson Tennis, Vila Baia, Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugalsome 200-meters on foot from the rock and sandy shores of the bay in a picturesque, old Algarvian fishing village and close to the bustling, historic sea port of Lagos. Lodging consists of tastefully furnished one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, all with terraces. The beach, which gives Praia da Luz its name (the exact English translation of Praia da Luz is "Beach of Light"), is long with fine, pale sand. It is ideal for safe, relaxed bathing and is a five-minute walk from the club. The climate is sunny for most of the time throughout the year with the hotter temperatures of the summer mitigated by the cooling flow of a gentle breeze.

The tennis program itself consists of 15 hours of instruction/week on the resort's two hard courts. It is under the direction of Luis Machado, a top ranked player in Portugal in his youth and now one of its top seniors. The club also has three swimming pools and a pro shop. Golfers have the option of playing at several nearby courses.

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Pro Shop: +44 (0)20 7603 2422
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Rates and Reservations

Bookings can be made through:

Jonathan Markson Tennis
Riverbank House
1 Putney Bridge Approach
London SW6 3BQ
Great Britain
Tel: +44 (0)20 7603 2422

Rates quoted below are per person/double occupany for one week and vary seasonally, reaching a high in July and August. Prices include maid service, a welcome cocktail party, and farewell dinner.

Rates for 2016
£380-£585/person/week, double occupancy

Instruction Only, 2016
£350/week

Jonathan Markson Algarve Tennis Centre
Vila Baia
Praia da Luz, Portugal
+44 (0)20 7603 2422
Fax: +44 (0)20 7504 8767
Web Link: Jonathan Markson Algarve Tennis Centre


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General Tourist Information. For general information about travel to Portugal, visit Tourism Portugal's Visit Portugal website.

©2017 Roger Cox


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2-Ball Rating Dollar Value
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4-Ball Rating Game Matching
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Your Call

Here's what others have had to say about Jonathan Markson Algarve Tennis Centre.

  • 3½-Ball Rating "Markson organise weeks at the 3 court tennis centre at the Luz Bay Hotel. They also have access to two courts at a nearby complex. Check what level of player will be on the course before booking and you will avoid disappointment. The tennis follows a three hours 9 till noon in groups of up to six. The coaches are experienced and I found my game improved during the week and after returning home. You can pick up a game of doubles singles in the early evening and enjoy the many excellent local restaurants in town at night. The seafood is excellent. Luis and Vasco are experienced coaches and bring in other good coaches if the group is larger. I have been twice once with partner and once on my own. The Algarve has a good climate and the tennis weeks offer a chance to get some tennis and sunshine before or after the northern winter."—J.B., Int., May 2015
  • 3-Ball Rating "Tennis - Luis and Vasco did a very good job at running the program, they assesed quickly the areas to improve on for each person. I have come back with a better serve and forhand. 9/10
    Location/Resort - this is a fantastic location resort - the rooms are spacious (I mean spacious) and clean and modern. The pool area is fantastic. Close to the Beach and the town of uz is walking distance, Lagos is a 5 min car ride. 9/10
    I will go back."
    —J.H., Adv. Int., September 2010

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