Portugal enjoys a climate that allows the player to be on
court most every day and all the year round. Tennis is
probably the third most practiced sport in the country with
active Clubs in all major cities and most of the towns.
The centre of this sport is at the Estoril Tennis
Club and the annual Open Clay Court Tournament attracts
international players that rank in the top world ten.
Other important centres can be found in Porto, Coimbra,
Évora, and the Algarve,
Along the length of the Algarve coast the visitor will
find there are a number of enthusiastic Tennis Clubs
with good professional multilingual coaches and each
with a friendly welcoming atmosphere. These Clubs
provide all levels of coaching to all ages and when
applicable encourage the visitor to participate in
their local Club competitions. Some Clubs offer a
variety of special packages that include accommodation
and coaching. The courts can range from all weather, clay,
artificial grass to Canadian Clay.
Throughout Portugal many of the hotels and holiday
resorts also have courts or tennis facilities and a
number of them can provide resident coaches, most of
which are bilingual.