Quinta do Lago offers outdoor sports at Junior Academies

Quinta do Lago has announced the reopening of its Junior Academies, offering tennis, swimming, triathlon and golf programmes developed especially to “support and coach young people to succeed in their favourite sport.”

The academies are open to children and youngsters aged four to 18 and “focus on two crucial areas of training: development and performance.

“With expert coaching, members are taught to cultivate their passion for the sport, train with discipline and resilience and, above all, have fun,” the five-star resort says.

The tennis academy is “perfect for young tennis players who want to develop their skills and reach the next level.”

Weekly classes are divided into age groups: Tiny Reds (four to six), Rookies Oranges (seven to nine), Star Greens (nine to 10), Junior Development (over 11) and Junior Performance (over 11s who are at an advanced level).

Swimming classes are organised according to age, with children aged four to six being part of the basic level group and children aged over seven training in the intermediate level group. Meanwhile, the triathlon academy is open to children aged eight to 16.

Another option is the Paul McGinley Golf Academy, open all-year-round for weekly classes led by the academy’s golf professionals who are “focused on obtaining the best scores at national and international tournaments, continuously improving the skills and posture of players with state-of-the-art technical analysis.”

There are daily and weekly options available Monday through Friday between 9am and 10.30am for private classes, monthly options and also golf camps taking place during school holidays.

There are also many options “if you are also a fan of sports and want to accompany your child on this sports journey,” from three “world-class” golf courses to tennis and paddle, fitness classes, weekly bike rides, personal training packages, physiotherapy treatments and massages.