We work hard to make sure that everyone enjoys their time at SotoTennis Academy, and are always looking for feedback so we can keep improving our camps and holidays.
Here’s what past STA guests have had to say at the end of their stay with us!
Thank you to Dan and all of the team for such a fabulous week. I never believed pain and exhaustion could be enjoyable but it honestly has been one of the best holidays I’ve ever had - the fact I was actually getting the ball over the net and playing (kind of) proper matches by the time I left is a true credit to you all given I’d never picked up a racquet before!
Kathryn Whitehouse, Adult Holiday, September 2011 ______________________________________________________________________________________
Thank you very much for last weekend; we had great fun! The tennis was brilliant and we had a great time with the coach Dominic! I hope we will be able to come again soon.
Daniele Tondo, Adult Training Weekend, July 2011
Dan is a very experienced coach who not only imparts an enormous knowledge and experience of tennis but is an inspiration to all the players. One of my girls said “... some of the things I thought I knew, but the way Dan explained everything means I understand it now much better..” Sototennis go out of their way to ensure that everything about your stay is perfect from the time of your booking and during your stay. Their attention to detail is second to none, the tennis coaching, fitness training, and professionalism are outstanding.
Rachel Cupper, Parent, April Easter camp 2011
Thank you all for your help all week; Dan: inspirational tips for the juniors and PARENTS as well as great coaching which the kids all enjoyed! Nick: hopefully Lori will get herself into a routine of doing her cooldowns in future. THANKS again!
Jane Clark - Parent, April Easter camp 2011
Just thought you’d like to know that the week Ryan spent with you was worth its weight in gold! [His coach] had said to put Ryan in a tournament the week after getting back as he will have so much confidence from hitting balls all week, and he was right. He won the tournament yesterday! But it was the level of play that impressed me; he was so much more consistent and when he got into long rallies he didn’t make many mistakes and pretty much always came out on top. That can only be from hitting on clay for a week! He wanted me to let you know too!
Sharon Gaskin - Parent, February Half-Term camp 2011
Just wanted to say thanks for a great week. Mae really enjoyed it, the first thing she said when she got back was that she wants to live there and play at the club every day! We will certainly be over again soon, thanks again for a fab time !
Kirsten McCutcheon - Parent, February Half-Term camp 2011
I just want you to know how much we enjoyed the time we spent at Soto Tennis – it was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for organising a great apartment and for everything else you did to make our stay a very enjoyable time. Hugh really had a good time with you and all the other players and people he met that week – he often talks about various things he learned and has been trying to put them into practice! I am sure we will come back and see you again either during October half term or maybe earlier for one of the camps you are running.
Peter & Kate Ryder - Parents, February Half-Term camp 2011
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for last week - girls absolutely loved it and are planning their return. Everything was really great and the apartment was fab. [The girls were] really pleased to see you and have promised to work really hard again over here!
Kendall Yardley - Parent, February Half-Term camp 2011
The trip to SotoTennis Academy was a fantastic experience for all our players and staff. The attention to detail was superb and the training environment was excellent to really push our players both physically and mentally. The week provided the players with a great opportunity which I'm sure will have longer term benefits, both in terms of their tennis and personal development. Dan's expertise and enthusiasm plus the amazing setting and facilities have made a lasting impression on all members of the team. I will definitely be looking to plan another trip to SotoTennis Academy with our players and would strongly recommend the experience to all other performance centres.
Richard Crabtree - Head Coach, Nuffield Tennis Academy, Hull
Thank you very much for all your help and support. I loved training on your amazing courts. I picked up lots of tips and really enjoyed it. Many thanks.
Lewis Colledge, Age 10, October Half-Term Camp 2010
I really enjoyed my weeks training at your academy. It was brilliant to play on the clay in the hot weather and the place was really nice. I played well all week and won the player of the week award which made it even better. I would like to come again soon. Thank you!
James Huby, Age 9, October Half-Term Camp 2010
My daughter, Elizabeth (age 10) recently returned from the trip to your Academy. She was with Richard Crabtree and the Nuffield group. I would like you to know that she thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I am particularly pleased that all the children and coaches were delighted with the standard of the courts, facilities and the accommodation you sorted out for them - and of course the location seems to be perfect! I feel the trip has been an invaluable and memorable experience for all the children and I’m sure you will see some if not all of them again! Thank you,
Jane Daly, Parent, October Half-Term Camp 2010
Elizabeth said, “I felt Dan really helped me with a variety of things such as tactics and he gave us all his professional first impression. I really liked playing on the clay courts and meeting players from other academies. Overall my trip to Sototennis Academy was a great experience and there is no doubt I would like to go back.”
The courts were in fantastic condition , and the club was great . The food was delicious especially the pasta. Playing on red clay for the first time was amazing and the coaching was brilliant. Also the people out there were really nice. Thanks to everybody for making it a great week. hope to see you again soon.
Moj (Millie Jacobs), October Half-Term Camp 2010
I think the clay courts were very good becouse it was easier to slide , the food was nice and tasty, especially the pasta. The apartments were good because they were nice and posh and overall it was awsome becouse we had fun and the people were kind and I got to play on my favorite surface.
Jubby (Paul Jubb), October Half-Term Camp 2010
SotoTennis was GREAT! Dan was really nice and showed me how to get a kick on my serve. The courts were in fantastic condition and the restaurant was lovely, along with the food. The apartments were amazing, everything was clean, neat and gorgeous. I loved the whole trip and would love to go again :)
Megan Hopton, October Half-Term Camp 2010
I recently came over to the Soto Tennis Academy for a training camp before a national level finals. Being able to work with the resident full time players and the coaches through the week in perfect conditions was fantastic and made a great difference to the way I felt and played a week later. We also had some down time in the schedule and managed to go and see the sights in Gibraltar for some well earned R & R! I'll certainly be heading back out to Soto in the future.
Luke Hammond, STA Access Player
As our son, Joseph would be in one of the first tennis groups to train with Dan at Sotogrande, we were keen to see the setup for ourselves. From arriving at the airport, the children were well supervised. Each day was structured to include a mix of fitness, tennis coaching and relaxation. The whole group worked well together with some good tennis being played by all. The coaching was encouraging and positive and the children were obviously having fun. Sotogrande is a good location for exploring this part of Spain.
Sandra Carter, Parent, Easter Half-Term Camp 2010