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Vale do Lobo -Tennis Training Camp
A group of girls flew out to Portugal at the beginning of the Easter holiday, with their rackets in hand and heavy bags (Sophie)! After a very early start, we arrived at our villa at 11am. We had a fabulous villa with a swimming pool and a great view of the tennis club. The sun was shining on our lovely villa, so we took time to relax around the pool until the first training session at 5 -7pm. The girls were introduced to their coach Nuno, who they all fell in love with.
Over the five days, the girls had five hours of training every day, plus singles and doubles competitions against other English schools and boys that were also there training.
The girls managed to squeeze in a little revision around the pool in the sun. In their free time, we managed a trip to the beach to paddle in the freezing Atlantic, we also played mini golf where it all got a little competitive!
We managed one trip out to the supermarket which was very eventful, due to Ollie getting the information wrong about the opening time of the shop- fabulous Portuguese! But we found a lovely smoothie bar to compensate.
On the final night, we decided to go out for a meal, but unfortunately the weather turned for the worse and we have never been so wet in all our lives! We had to use the oven to get our clothes dry- We have the picture to prove it.
The girls really improved in all aspects of their tennis and are raring to go back again for the next pre-season session.