Johns Creek, Georgia (May 3, 2021) — Cliff Drysdale Tennis, a Troon company, has named Michael Holder Head Tennis Professional at The Standard Club. Holder will oversee instruction and programming at the 16-court private club located in Johns Creek, Georgia.
Holder, originally from Horseshoe Bay, Texas, joins The Standard Club with strong background in leading and building tennis programs. Holder most recently served as the Director of Tennis at the Clubs at Houston Oaks in Hockley, Texas, a six court private club featuring tennis and pickleball. Holder, who trained in Cliff Drysdale Tennis’ Professional Tennis U (PTU) program, has taught at clubs and resorts throughout the nation. He played college tennis at Schreiner University before beginning his tennis management career.
“We are very excited to have Michael joining the team and look forward to his growth at The Standard Club,” said Stewart Crerar, regional director, Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “His experience in multiple racquet sports and strong on-court presence will help elevate the member experience for all of our players.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at The Standard Club and am eager to get started,” said Holder. “This is a great step in my career, and to be a part of such a vibrant Atlanta-metro tennis community gives us so much potential for growth.”
The Standard Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon. The club was founded in 1867 with an historic social club heritage in downtown Atlanta. The club was relocated in 1987 to its current north-Atlanta address in Johns Creek. The full service country club is located on 300-plus acres of Audubon-designated natural habitat. The club’s 18-hole golf course was originally designed by Arthur Hills and opened for member play in 1987. Golf course architect Mike Riley redesigned the course in 2005 and it is now regarded as one of the top golf courses in Georgia. In addition to golf and dining, member amenities include four indoor air-conditioned tennis courts, eight outdoor clay courts, four outdoor hard courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as racquetball and basketball courts. The club’s swimming pool area features a pool, waterslide and kids water mushroom.
To learn more about the tennis program at The Standard Club, visit: https://www.standardclubtennis.com/
About Cliff Drysdale Tennis
Founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson, specializes in daily tennis and fitness operations and management for resorts, hotels and private clubs; sports design and construction consultation for companies interested in building world-class facilities; educational programs, summer camps, clinics and retreats; and resort, hotel corporate outing planning and leisure operations. Cliff Drysdale Management’s property portfolio currently boasts 33 tennis facilities nationwide, including multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal ranked tennis resorts on Tennis Resorts Online’s Top 100 list. In July 2018, Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing acquired Cliff Drysdale Management. The acquisition brings together two influential sports management companies that have been excelling at locations around the world for more than two decades. For more information, visit www.cliffdrysdale.com.
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