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, artificial grass to American 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.