CLIFF DRYSDALE TENNIS’S newest resort location is Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, an inspiring cultural retreat with dreamy beaches, broad ocean views, and lush green mountains.
Here, on the Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii, you can immerse yourself in authentic Hawaiian culture while awakening your passion for the game. Situated on 32 oceanfront acres, no place is more sacred than Mauna Lani with its ancient Hawaiian fishponds, expansive beaches, and curated experiences distinctly reminiscent of authentic Hawaii. Spacious oceanview accommodations offer the perfect escape after a day on the courts or exploring the island.
The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Garden at Mauna Lani reflects a similar oasis. Nestled among royal fishponds and a lush tropical atmosphere, the Tennis Garden offers a stellar backdrop to improve your game. Boasting six newly refreshed tennis courts, two of which are lighted for evening play, the new tennis program offers an amazing variety of opportunities for island residents and resort guests of all ages and levels.
Director of Tennis Matt Dudley, originally from Sydney, Australia, brings immense experience. He competed on the ITF circuit and was most recently the Adult Program Director at Omni La Costa Resort in California. In his short time at Mauna Lani, he has already unveiled new programming to include junior and adult classes, cardio tennis, USTA leagues, mixers, pickleball, and cardio tennis.
Matt’s goal is to create a social hub at the Tennis Garden.
“I’m thrilled to make Mauna Lani a tennis destination for everyone,” Dudley said. “My goal is to bring more tennis to more people. My programs are designed to welcome the community and offer programming for juniors through adults including lessons, leagues, and offerings, getting new people interested in tennis.”
Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection, and the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Garden provide all you need to perfect your tennis game on your next vacation, including 334 rooms and suites, oceanfront dining, Kainalu Ocean Adventures & Activities, and 45 holes of award-winning golf managed by Troon.
Starting January 1, 2021, Cliff Drysdale Tennis will offer tennis and golf packages that include luxury accommodations, group and private lessons, complimentary game matching services, and video analysis. These packages are tailored for individual skill levels to provide the perfect combination of athleticism and luxury.
At a time when players everywhere desire to get back on the court, the programs at Mauna Lani offer a safe and socially distanced escape outdoors, all with a beautiful Hawaiian backdrop.
Whether you’re looking to improve your game on the court, perfect your swing on the course, or just escape from reality for a few days, Mauna Lani Resort is the place to put on your 2021 bucket list.