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Since 2014, Deep Dish have host the infamous Portugal Camp, seeing the participation of thousands of players from over 20 nationalities.

Join over 100 players for a week of fun, sun, sea and beach volleyball. Participate in our camp timetable and work closely with our world class coaching team. Solo travellers and groups welcome.

Whatever your level, we have a training group for you! We welcome all level and age of player, from complete beginner to aspiring professionals.

We can't wait to welcome you to our paradise!




You will be led through a series of training sessions by our top class coaching team with every session having a clear focus. The programme has been created by our head coaches to ensure that you leave Portugal having learnt new techniques and tactics to take away with you. 

Our coaches consist of Olympians, World Tour players/coaches and national tour players from all around the globe.

We cater for all levels of player at the Portugal camp and pride ourselves in the fact that sessions will aim to push you to become better players no matter if your a beginner or elite player. 



Most afternoons we host a variety of different style tournaments. You can play with your regular partner or team up with someone else from the camp in a fun and competitive environment. 

We ensure that most tournaments have two divisions to cater for all levels of player. Finals are played on centre court in front of the rest of the camp and winners take home some awesome prizes.

Tournaments we host include: Scramble, Mixed Pairs, ACE and the Rocha Rumble male and female pairs event which is played over two afternoons. 




The afternoon rolls around, you've been playing all day, the daily tournament is all finished and our winners have been crowned....What do you do next?

Grab a drink from the bar, take a seat in our chill out area, sit back and enjoy good times with good people whilst watching some high level volleyball. 

Every day we showcase some of our awesome coaches as they compete against each other in exhibition games. This is your chance to see Olympians, World tour and national team players up close and personal.



You have had an awesome day on the beach...Now what? Head back to your hotel, get showered and head out into Praia Da Rocha to sample one of the many restaurants with your friends. 

After dinner you can head back to get an early night or join the rest of the campers at the designated bar. 

We host two official party nights, fancy dress and the famous end of camp pool party awards. We head to No Solo Agua where we have a live DJ playing beats all the way into the night. 


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Hotel da Rocha provides immediate access to Praia Da Rocha Beach. It features suites with a contemporary design offering beach or land views. The hotel provides free WiFi throughout and 24-hour reception services.


The spacious, bright suites of the Rocha Hotel feature air conditioning, king-size beds and a sofa bed. There is a living area fitted with flat-screen cable TV, private bathroom with bathtub and a hairdryer. The rooms open out onto a balcony and are equipped with air conditioning.


If you do not wish to stay in our official hotel (Hotel Da Rocha), Praia Da Rocha hosts a variety of hotels, apart-hotels and apartments.


The town centre is located directly next to the beach with the accommodation options surrounding it. Meaning no hire car will be needed as you can walk everywhere. 

Accommodation options range from budget to luxury and should you need some inside advice, just ask.




During your time in Portugal you will be coached by many coaches from different nationalities. These coaches are their for your personal development and to ensure you leave Portugal with an improved game. 

Some of our current and former coaches include:

  • Lewie Lett - Deep Dish head coach & FIVB commentator

  • Jake Sheaf - Deep Dish Director & Professional player for England

  • Kirk Pitman - Former head coach for England men and current head coach for Australia women.

  • Aden Tutton - London 2012 Olympian & former coach for Australia

  • Djordje Klasnic - Professional player for Serbia

  • Muriel Grussli - Professional player for Switzerland

  • Martin Olesen -  Former professional player for Denmark & current head coach for Denmark women.

Keep an eye on our social media leading up to the camp to see who will be coaching. 

"Portugal will always be my favourite camp. This is where I started beach volleyball and I’ve been going to it every year since then"


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Praia Da Rocha

Set on the South coast of Portugal in the beautiful Algarve, Praia Da Rocha is a beach volleyballers paradise. Just a 3 hour flight from the UK and you will find yourself immersed in a buzzing beach town surrounded by like minded people. The town centre hosts a number of restaurants and bars with cuisines from around the world. If you fancy escaping the town for a few hours then you can visit the famous caves of the Algarve or head into Portimao. Praia Da Rocha is around a 45 minute car/bus journey from Faro airport. For more info on Praia Da Rocha then head over to there official website HERE

Group Selection

Camp participants will be asked to fill in a group allocation form prior to the camp. This allocation form will give us an idea of your level and will allow us to allocate them an initial group. The first session in Portugal will be used to make any initial changes to the groups to ensure players are being challenged at the right level. Following every training session throughout the week, the coaches will meet and identify any player that needs to move up or down levels. Alternatively, players can sign up as a group of 6.

Training Philosophy

Each training session will have a clear focus that pushes you to learn and improve. Our crack team of coaches are on hand to take you through well structured sessions that not only feel like a good workout but also with key learning points and tips.

Travel Info

You are responsible for booking your own flights. Closest Airport : Faro Airport - approx. 1 hour from Praia Da Rocha Transfers from the airport can be easily organised online through Hoppa or our official transfer provider Yellow Fish Transfers.

Camp Timetable

Subject to change


You can choose to stay in our official camp hotel (Hotel Da Rocha), or find your own accommodation. We are happy to advise you on reccomended hotels in the area.


We offer a gold and silver package with the only difference being that in the gold package you receive the training sessions and silver you do not. Both packages are available with and without accommodation.