For many, summer represents an opportunity to travel, discover new places, unearth new hobbies and spend quality time with family. For Cliff Drysdale Tennis’s seasonal locations, which open in the spring and conclude in the fall, summer is synonymouswith peak racquet season. Two such venues are Southampton Racquet Club in Southampton, New York and Inn at Perry Cabin, an intimate resort in St. Michaels, Maryland. Each of these locations afford players the signature CDT on-court treatment but offer unique experiences to recharge away from the bustle of day-to-day life.
Southampton Racquet Club
Each summer, international and domestic guests flock to the Hamptons for an oceanside escape complimented by historic charm, boutique shops, restaurants, vineyards and an endless calendar of social events that begin Memorial Day Weekend. Southampton Racquet Club, in its tenth season under Cliff Drysdale Management, is no exception to the inpouring of summer locals. Under CDM’s steward-ship, the seasonal racquet facility has grown immensely thanks to evolved programming, collaboration with the club’s parent property, and connections with local business owners and members of the community.
At the height of the summer season, Southampton Village buzzes with activity. Featuring art shows, movies and concerts in Agawam Park, a weekly farmers market, high-end fashion stores, and a wide variety of restaurants, visitors of all tastes can sample a variety of activities rain or shine.
The village is also home to a number of historical land-marks, including the house of Thomas Halsey, one of the founders of Southampton. Rebuilt by Thomas’s son in 1683, visitors today can take a tour of the original house and property. More modern landmarks include Tate’s Bakeshop, a bakery founded in 1980 by Kathleen Tate, as well as Sip n’ Soda, a local favorite among families for their breakfast and lunch offerings that was originally founded as an ice cream parlor in 1958. Rounding out the must-see list of sights is Cooper’s Beach, a widely known destination that has been recognized as one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the United States.