2021 was another fantastic year for Cliff Drysdale Tennis, and we continued to bring more clubs, resorts and facilities into our family. As always, our goal is to grow racquet sports of all kinds, and each of these clubs is taking the experience for their players to the next level. Let’s take a quick look at what makes each location special.
The Standard Club
To kick off the year, we partnered with the prestigious Standard Club in Johns Creek, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. Member amenities include four indoor air-conditioned tennis courts, seven outdoor clay courts, four outdoor hard courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as racquetball and basketball courts. This incredible tennis facility is one of the only indoor/outdoor programs in the region. 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. Led by Director of Racquets Michael Holder, this club is the home to many Atlanta and USTA-based leagues, as well as a strong adult and junior program.
Baha Mar Resort
In February, we officially partnered with Baha Mar, a breathtaking and all-encompassing resort complex featuring three luxury hotel brands (Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood). Located on the northern shore of New Providence Island, Baha Mar overlooks white sands and tranquil turquoise waters of the secluded Cable Beach. The expansive tennis facility features six hard courts, two Har-tru clay courts, and one grass court. In 2021 we hosted our first two Co-Ed Retreats at Baha Mar, and as we head into a new year, you do not want to miss out on future offerings. After a great day on the tennis court, there are endless activities, restaurants, bars, pools and an expansive casino. We look forward to many more events here in the future!
Newport Beach Tennis Club
Heading to the West Coast, CDT began management of the historic Newport Beach Tennis Club in April. Established in 1966, NBTC has been a hub for tennis and social life in Southern California for over 50 years. Regularly ranked as one of the most prestigious clubs in the United States, the club has hosted numerous professional events including the Davis Cup, World Team Tennis, the Oracle Challenger Series, and many celebrity charity events. The club has also served as a home to some of the greatest players in tennis history, with both Ken Rosewall and Rod Laver serving stints at the club. NBTC features 19 championship hard courts, all of which are lighted for night play, and one sunken stadium court with seating for up to 6,000 fans. The club also boasts a Junior Olympic sized heated swimming pool, newly remodeled fitness center, a club restaurant and bar, and full service pro shop.
Polo Tennis & Fitness Club
Just 45 minutes from CDT headquarters, we joined forces with the team at Polo Tennis and Fitness Club in Austin, Texas to enhance the member experience and elevate programming. All 10 Plexi-cushion Prestige hard courts have low profile lighting and covered cabanas. The 8,500 square-foot clubhouse includes an all-encompassing fitness center as well as men’s and women’s locker rooms. The club features one of the best high performance junior programs both locally and nationally, with a strong history of developing players at the collegiate and pro level. New additions to the club include beginner tennis and pickleball programs, as well as a NeuFit studio led by Sara Starc, Director of Rehab and Training.
Silver Creek Valley Country Club
CDT was selected in July to manage tennis operations at Silver Creek Valley Country Club, a private club located in San Jose, California. SCVCC’s courts sit tucked away in a beautiful setting with a sunken stadium court making it a great venue for both recreational and competitive play. The club offers six hard courts lighted for night play, a ball machine, and a practice wall. With over 15 USTA teams, drop-in play, clinics, and numerous social mixers there is something for everyone out on the courts. Led by Director of Racquets Werner Venter, families looking for a tennis home in the Bay Area should be heading to Silver Creek to see this beautiful and inviting community.
Dunes of Naples
Just a few weeks later we partnered with The Club at Dunes of Naples to manage tennis operations and programming at the private residential community in Naples, Florida. Ideally located in Florida’s Paradise Coast, the Dunes comprises forty coach homes and seven luxury high-rise communities offering expansive views of Turkey Bay and The Gulf of Mexico. Residents enjoy a 25,000 square-foot amenities center offering a resort style pool, indoor/outdoor food and beverage options, fitness center and additional recreational activities. The tennis center includes 6 professionally maintained Har-Tru® clay courts. Director of Racquets Luis Vallecillo leads a busy program full of adult and junior tennis as well as pickleball.