I had the pleasure of staying at fabulous Pine Cliffs for the first time last month with my 12 year old daughter, and with my friend Miranda and her two children. We were keen to make tennis the main feature of our 5 day trip. I was so impressed with your Academy and the coaches. Gonzalo was so helpful in getting the right coaches for the children and he coached myself and Miranda for a few lessons too. My tennis and my daughter’s tennis improved more in those few days than in many years of coaching in Edinburgh. I’ve been to La Manga several times but the feel of your Academy and the professionalism from Gonzalo and his team at Pinecliffs was exceptional. He was also very encouraging to our children when he saw them play in the weekly tournament. My daughter Lulu’s confidence has soared and she now loves playing tennis and has already been asked to play for the first team at school after the holiday.
To whom it may concern
I’m on holiday here in pine cliffs. I’m a tennis coach from Ireland and have children on the Irish national squad. I have to let you know how impressed I am with the tennis team here. I have played every day and done lessons.
Your director Goncalo is unreal. He goes out of his way for the players and the way he looks out for his staff is so positive. I have worked with directors and have had some very good experiences, what I see here though is a very positive environment led by a very positive man. All his coaches are doing an amazing job at the academy, the tennis is fun but yet for me who wants good hitting and fun they have raised the bar.
This has made my holiday. Whilst the resort is fantastic it’s the Tennis that has kept me smiling for the last two weeks.
A big thanks to all the team.
For the attention of Annabel Croft
I’m taking time from organising my club tennis summer camps to congratulate you on the high standard of the coaching at the Annabel Croft tennis academy this summer . Having just spent several weeks at Pine Cliffs, my family and I had the great pleasure of enjoying the benefits of tennis coaching programme under the direction of Gonçalo .
Gonçalo coached myself and Alina coached three of my adult children . We were all so impressed by the professional manner , playing level , discipline and encouragement of both coaches .
As stated before, we worked directly with only two of the coaches , but I noted while we were at the courts and while passing the courts during the day the high level of organisation and ability and friendliness of the entire team of coaches and this was a pleasure to see.
I have been a visitor to Pinecliffs over the past 15 years and much as the level of tennis was always reasonable this year is at a completely different level .
The fact that we had lessons most days for the weeks, was the testament of the high standard of coaching . This is not something we would do lightly as we have access to many high standard coaches here at home in Northern Ireland .
Until next year, or with luck, maybe before....,
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We have just returned from our first stay in the Abama and what more can I say but we are booking our return trip for November as soon as possible. We have been to Tenerife on numerous trips before and stayed at the Gran Meliá each time not knowing the quality of hotels in the area and thinking "better the devil you know" but on a whim booked the Abama this trip. We are so glad we did and if you can stay at the Abama do so no comparison.
We booked a villa with sea view which was absolutely stunning lots of space separate living area and a large balcony. We had breakfast away from the main hotel in the Mirador which was for adults only and staff were amazing. All the staff were superb and Emma was so helpful each morning making sure even the little requests were dealt with in the most professional and pleasant manner.
The food at hotel was fantastic and we tried most of restaurants except 20/20 MB was our favourite expensive but worth every penny!
Another reason we booked hotel is we like to play tennis. The Annabell Croft tennis academy is a top class facility. If your a tennis player pack your rackets and play. It's well worth it great courts and even better coaches. We had Hegoi as our coach and learned so much from him. He was so professional and he even arranged a game of doubles one day for us with another coach which was brilliant.
Hotel is a little out of the way so if you like to be in the centre of things you might want to hire a car or a taxi to the nearest town is 5 euro but to be honest the hotel is so stunning you may prefer to stay!
This is a hotel with the most amazing staff which make a holiday memorable. On one of our first days we met with our housekeeper Armando who with very little English managed to interpret what we needed like extra milks and always made sure we had enough of everything for the entire holiday. He also knew we were keen tennis players and gave us a lovely surprise one evening on our balcony. This is the personalised experience in my opinion the Ritz Abama provides. Can't wait to return.
Dear Annabel Croft Tennis at Pine Cliffs,
My kids, Joseph & Erin, had lessons 10 days out of 14. They absolutely loved them. Gonçalo was brilliant with them. He was patient, fun & enthusiastic, but he didn’t let up! He made them work hard & keep focused despite the heat & tiredness. They both improved a great deal.
As a direct result of how brilliant he was, myself, my husband & my Dad also booked lessons with him. He didn’t let up on us either! He could not have been more helpful. For example, he moved us from the clay courts to the hard courts for the kids, he shifted lessons around & he squeezed us in.
I am so grateful to Gonçalo & his team for helping us have our best holiday yet at Pine Cliffs. He has transformed the Tennis Academy, it is clear to me that this is in very large part down to Gonçalo’s efforts & enthusiasm.
I suspect we will be back next year!