Our 5 Star Reviews

The Picton family review on their Tennis Holiday with 5 Star Tennis Holidays during May 2015 in the sunny Algarve!

Matthew and Katy from Sheffield review on their Tennis Coaching with us in the Algarve during August 2013.

5 Star Tennis Holidays review from Tim Wilkins Senior Partner at Law Firm Freshfields New York Office.

Amanda Medley 

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for creating such a perfect tennis holiday for us. It exceeded all our expectations!!

From my initial phone conversation, your customer service from enquiry to being on court in Vale do Lobo has been excellent. The little details of allowing us to stop off at the on site shop to purchase some supplies en route to our accommodation made such a difference. Your Operations Manager  was an absolute delight taking as much time as was necessary to show us around the complex in order to get our bearings. Making sure we were completely happy with everything before he departed.

The accommodation was to a very high standard. Both apartments were clean, well furnished, spacious and perfectly situated in the resort.

The coaching was exceptional providing the perfect balance of expert tuition and relaxation. A nice variety of technique teaching, interesting drills and match play, fantastic tips and advice. He was always very motivating and encouraging and we all got a chance to iron out any suspect shots. The tennis schedule was perfect allowing us time to go out in the afternoon and explore the wider area or visit the local beach.

The four of us had a fantastic long weekend in Portugal. The best thing is we all had an amazing time, improved our tennis and returned home with more confidence in our game.

Your service is exceptionally good with excellent coaching and above all lots of fun. Simply first class!!

Amanda Medley

Ketan Patel

I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing tennis holiday.

I booked a trip at short notice with my family to Vale de Lobo a month ago and it was great.

Your Operations Manager met us at the airport and throughout our holiday was in touch every day to ensure we had everything we needed.

We couldn’t have asked for better service my wife and I were very impressed on all fronts both organization and the tennis.

We will definitely be booking again in the future, once again thank you.

Ketan Patel


The 5 Star Tennis Holidays team have very high standard teaching professionals, being very motivating and encouraging with there groups.

Members of the senior management team have been bringing groups to the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy since 1999.

5 Star Tennis Holidays run many coaching weeks a year to the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy, bringing school groups, families , couples and singles. Many groups have been coming year after year.”



The 5 Star Tennis Holidays have run several tennis tours to the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy in Portugal. Without exception, every pupil that has attended a training camp has made considerable progress during the course of the week. It is one of the premier clubs in Europe and the accommodation has always been to a high standard.

The highlight of all the tours has been the exceptional coaching provided by the 5 Star Tennis Holidays team.

After years of experience, they have provided a perfect balance of expert tuition and relaxation (and ample time for exam revision during school holidays, if required).

Dr. Max Habsburg – Head of Boys’ Tennis (Oundle School)

This correspodence is sent from either Oundle School or Laxton Junior School for The Corporation of Oundle School and is intended only for the addressee named above. The Corporation of Oundle School is a Charity incorporated under Royal Charter RC000396 and charity number 309921. www.oundleschool.org.uk


I was lucky enough a few years ago when I was invited to join a group of keen club players on a tennis holiday at the Vale do Lobo Resort in Portugal.

The organisers of this excursion are very experienced and as a result the week was very well planned and executed.

There was a mixture of players, some very good and others at club level which meant I could play people better than myself and then others that I could actually beat. Yes!

The accommodation was superb. The apartment was very clean, well furnished, modern and very comfortable incorporating two bedrooms, a huge lounge, a kitchen and a flat roof top for sun bathing.

The tennis schedule was perfect, allowing us time to go out in the afternoon or visit the local sandy beach before joining in when the sun started to set and the temperature dropped later on in the day.

The morning sessions involved drills and work on the serve, forehand and backhand shots, getting us ready for the evening match play. The tennis coaching was brilliant and we all got a chance to iron out any suspect shots.

Val do Lobo is an up-market resort offering smart restaurants and a 5 star spa with its own relaxation program, including massage, sauna, swimming pools etc. My partner does not play tennis, so whilst I was on court, she was in the sauna or relaxing on the sun roof reading a book. The balance between the tennis and night life was perfect for us and we thoroughly enjoyed a week away with 5 Star Tennis Holidays.

If you like tennis and a little fine dining, this is a trip you should check out; high quality, well organised by experienced tennis coaches and great value for money.

Well done 5 Star

Francis Rodriguez


Having tried a couple of other tennis holiday companies before, your service is really extraordinarily good, very friendly and efficient. I was particularly impressed that every level of tennis ability was catered for and everyone had the chance to learn and progress. Excellent coaching, organisation and above all fun. Simply first class.
J Bennett, Oxfordshire


Four of us had a fantastic long weekend in Portugal with 14 hours of intensive tennis coaching. We played at the Vale do Lobo tennis academy and enjoyed all the facilities there. The coaching provided was excellent and great fun, with lots of drills, team tennis and match play. We all improved immeasurably and have become passionate about our tennis – although Wimbledon may have to wait a few years!

The accommodation was spacious, immaculate and luxurious with a sea view and a hot tub on the balcony to ease aching muscles.

The whole weekend was well organised and great fun – whatever your standard of tennis I can thoroughly recommend this type of holiday – we are looking forward to our trip this year.

Sarah Lawson


I went to Vale do Lobo in Portugal with a group of friends on a tennis holiday.

The accommodation was outstanding. It was clean and perfectly situated in the resort.

The tennis club is brilliant, lots of courts which include hard and astro turf courts which were fantastic to play on. The tennis coaching and playing time was spot on, we played 4 hours per day and it really brought our game on. The tennis club is very relaxed and at the end of the day it was lovely to sit down with a nice cold glass of wine and watch the professionals!

We have already booked this years trip!

Lyn Neasham


I love tennis and belong to a local club. I usually play twice a week all year and have managed to win a few trophies.

I have been on a number of tennis holidays to the Vale do Lobo resort.

The accommodation is in apartments or villas which are excellently equipped. Most have swimming pools and last time I stayed in a villa with a rooftop jacuzzi! In the evenings, we have dinner at the club or a restaurant or have a barbecue.

The best thing is that we all have a great time, improve our tennis and return with the confidence that we will do even better this season! Why not join us?

Jennifer Hale


I have been on a number of tennis holidays. However 5 Star is the only one I have re booked on. The customer service from enquiry to being on court at Vale do Lobo is excellent.

The coaching is excellent, with a nice variety of technique teaching, drills and matchplay. 3 hours coaching a day is just the right amount of time. It gives you time to head down to the beach or explore the wilder area.

Off court the service is very good, dedicated transfers to and from the airport. The accommodation is of a very good standard.

Neil Murphy