Truro School’s first trip to Vale do Lobo, in association with 5 Star Tennis Holidays, was a huge success with great times on and off court!
The trip featured brilliantly inspiring coaching and hitting with experienced coaches and current ATP ranked pros as well as friendly matches versus 2 other schools, Babolat prizes, playing on the stadium courts that the likes of Sampras, McEnroe and Ivanisevic have played on, paddle tennis, an exhibition match (with a chance for two Truro School boys to play doubles with two current tennis pros) and the 5 Star’s Player of the Trip Award. The students also had valuable life lessons in time-keeping, personal hygiene and the important skill of knowing how to make your bed!
There was also time to relax with pool and Jacuzzi fun, a roof terrace ice cream quiz night, BBQs and beach time with friends.
In his closing speech, Phil Thomas (5 Star’s Director of Tennis) said:
“We don’t like to have favourite schools, but Truro School are one of the very best to work with in terms of their attitudes, willingness to learn and behaviour. There has been nothing but praise for the group from the 5 Star coaches and staff, and the resort staff too!”
Thanks to Phil, Pat and all the 5 Star coaches and staff who have helped make the trip so enjoyable and successful!
Steven Askey (Truro School’s Head Tennis Coach and Portugal trip organiser) would also like to thank Mr Brewer and Miss Tresidder for their help leading up to and during the trip.