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Spring/Summer 2015

Cliff Drysdale Tennis

The ultimate vacation experience.


TENNIS Highlights of the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa and The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami celebrity events that kick off the BNP Paribas and Miami Open in style.

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a note from

DiAnna and Cliff

The sweet sound of a well struck tennis ball comes from two different worlds in our lives. From the sun drenched heat of Melbourne through the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon, to the extravagance of the US Open. Those are the sounds of fame, fortune, public attention and worldwide media. There are other sounds equally sweet. A new stroke learned, a new found friend’s squeal of delight at a half volley winner or an ace that slides off the line just out of reach. Make our tennis destinations your center stage to create your own sounds. Cliff Drysdale Tennis and our partners make available what is the world’s greatest game. We realize, however, that there are numerous other challenging sports and activities for you and your family to choose from, and we want to offer all this to you and much more! Experience one of our tennis destinations and we assure you it will be both fun and memorable for the entire family!

Looking forward to seeing you! Cliff & DiAnna Drysdale

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Experience All-Star Tennis with Cliff Drysdale


Calender of CDT Signature Events


Tennis enthusiasts have never experienced anything quite like the star-studded events hosted by Cliff Drysdale Tennis and their resort partners.

Stay & Play Tennis Resort Previews THE RITZ-CARLTON KEY BISCAYNE, MIAMI , FL










Strong Body,

Strong Play



“Hours put into pure strength building give you the foundation to enhance your performance on the court”






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Cliff Drysdale Tennis Launches Charitable Foundation


Breathe Notice


Tennis at In-Shape Health Clubs


A truly unique and amazing tennis camp experience!

Cliff Drysdale Tennis 625 Mission Valley Rd New Braunfels, TX 78132

John Newcombe Estate & Country Club

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Tennis with Cliff Drysdale Experience All-Star

Former World No. 1 Jelena Jankovic is ready at the net. Photo Credit: Rick Limpert

By Rick Limpert Professional tennis has been coming to South Florida and the Coachella Valley for 40 years, but tennis enthusiasts have never experienced anything quite like the intimate, exclusive and star-studded events hosted by Cliff Drysdale Tennis and their resort partners at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami and Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. Tennis Travel Writer Rick Limpert joined the Cliff Drysdale Team in Rancho Mirage for their inaugural “Tennis With The Stars” event on March 10, 2015. The Coachella Valley tennis extravaganza germinated out of the success of Drysdale’s yearly Miami Open kickoff charity event 6

at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. Titled the “All-Star” Tennis Event, it is now in its sixth year and benefiting TECHO, a charitable organization that seeks to overcome poverty in the slums of Latin America and the Caribbean. Read on for Rick’s firsthand account of

the Drysdale experience of playing tennis with the stars in California… “Tennis With the Stars” took over the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage as a preview to the action that would take place the next two weeks at the BNP

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Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The difference is this was tennis you could actually play with the stars of the ATP and WTA Tours. This year’s event offered the opportunity to take the court with the likes of ATP World Tour top-10 players, Kei Nishikori of Japan and David Ferrer of Spain. Add in 16-time major championship winner, Martina Hingis, and former WTA No. 1, Jelena Jankovic, and words cannot describe how special this event was! Words like “amazing,” “awesome” and “unreal,” were heard echoing throughout the Rancho Las Palmas Country Club during the five hours of pro am and professional play.

L to R World No. 8 David Ferrer, NY Times writer Ben Rothenberg, World No. 5 Kei Nishikori and author Rick Limpert. Photo Credit: Rick Limpert

Las Palmas.

points with a 10-year old, and then finally a mixed doubles match Attendees started the day with a high with Nishikori, Ferrer, Hingis and energy, Cliff Drysdale Tennis-style Jankovic, which entertained a few pro am featuring Drysdale pros and hundred spectators and the pro am WTA pro, Danielle Lao, playing with Many thanks to Cliff Drysdale Tennis participants. amateurs in a round robin format. and their stable of pros that run the tennis program at the Omni Rancho If “King of the Court” competitions Gift bags packed with items from Wilson, a tube of ProTennis are your thing, you were in luck. sunscreen and a gift card from the This was your chance to play PGA Superstore were given to all. points against and get the best of The Omni also hosted a champagne Hingis and Jankovic in a fun, but and hors d’oeuvres reception where competitive environment. the participants were able to meet Talk about competitive; two media the ATP and WTA pros following members then took the court with the tennis. Ferrer and Nishikori. First, with a For a first time event, this was chance to return Nishikori’s serves in an overhead smash winner. Cliff a “serve off,” and that was followed Drysdale Tennis is upping the ante by a short match with the two when it comes to tennis in the writers/broadcasters and the pros California desert. Look for this event that produced some decent tennis. to be bigger in 2016 and beyond. Now serving...World No. 8 David Ferrer. Kids were even included as David Time to hit the practice courts. Photo Credit: Rick Limpert Ferrer took the court to play some Visit to book your tennis travel and events.


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Highlights From All Star Tennis Event in Miami Celebrity Tennis Guests Support TECHO at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami for the 6th Annual All-Star Tennis Charity Benefit March 24, 2015. Photos by

Venus and Serena William share a laugh between points.

Guests enjoy champagne at the welcome reception.


Santiago Giraldo and Diego Firpo sporting their new TECHO gear.

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Event guests Ray Collins and Erin Hunter.

Pro am and media guests pose for photos with the stars.

All Stars Kei Nishikori, Martina Hingis, Chris Evert, Ana Ivanovic, Serena & Venus Williams.

VIP sponsors and the Stars.

Members of the Cliff Drysdale Tennis corporate team and guests

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Upcoming Calendar of CDT Signature Events Cliff Drysdale Signature Company Events Step onto a Cliff Drysdale Tennis court, and the experience will be memorable, the opportunities endless. Providing the “Ultimate Tennis Experience” is not just an essential component of our company mission, it is the promise of the special, life-changing events that accompany your participation in this sport of a lifetime with us.

Priyanka Cup Luxury Tennis Weekend Benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, FL November 6th – 8th

CDT/In-Shape Tournament of Champions In-Shape Fairfield Rancho Solano Fairfield, CA November 14th – 15th

Ladies Tennis Retreats

Professional Tournaments

Gather the ladies and join us for one of the Best Weeks in Tennis! Discover unmatched ladies getaways presented by Cliff Drysdale Tennis!

Cliff Drysdale Tennis is proud to partner with the ITF and USTA Pro Circuit to host professional men’s and women’s tournaments with prize money totaling $60K in 2015.

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Central Texas $50K Women’s Pro Challenge, a USTA Pro Circuit Even

Amelia Island, FL October 14-18

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne

Miami, FL October 7th-11th October 21st-25th

Men’s Tennis Retreats Hawks Cay Resort

John Newcombe Estate & Country Club New Braunfels, TX November 2nd-8th Bluewater Bay $10K Men’s Futures Pro Circuit Championships

Bluewater Bay Tennis Center Nicevile, FL November 9-15

Duck Key, FL October 1-4

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Let us find a beach you share only with starfish.


Let us help you remember feeling sun-kissed.


Let us replace fluorescent lights with a stunning sunset. Let us make time irrelevant for a week.

Comfort You – The perfect package to spoil you with $50 daily resort credit and daily breakfast for two. For reservations, contact your travel professional, call The Ritz-Carlton at 800-241-3333 or visit online at

455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne FL 33149

Offer valid through December 31, 2015 and is subject to availability. Does not apply to groups; cannot be combined with any other offer and is not applicable for Rewards redemption. Advanced reservations are required. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. No refund or credit for unused portion. Void where prohibited. Š2015 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

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November 6th - 8th, 2015

at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami Join Ray Allen, Karim Alibhai, Cliff Drysdale and their families and friends for a luxurious tennis weekend to benefit the JDRF. Sponsors and guests will enjoy:

Luxury Accommodations 2 Day Pro Am with the Stars Champions Shootout Exhibition Gala Reception & Auctions



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The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami Max Mangones Director of Tennis P: 305.365.4300 E:

There is a little island paradise just 20 minutes from the chic Miami attractions. Just 2 bridges away, you feel like you are transported to a Caribbean paradise. The island is home to the world-renowned The Ritz-Carlton and Crandon Park Tennis Center, host of the “World’s 5th Grand Slam” the Miami Open. This is Key Biscayne.

and my international team of pros on the courts, and follow up a drill session by pampering yourself at the spa, poolside, or on our white sandy private beach.

Our second Key Biscayne facility, Crandon Park Tennis Center, is led by our Director of Tennis, Freddy Goncalves from Portugal. The facility is home to our local academy, Our Tennis Garden is the largest which hosts a rock solid level of facility of any Ritz-Carlton worldwide. juniors training daily, and our world We will pamper and take care of you famous summer camp programs. in a first class environment from start Escape to our island paradise and to finish. Please come and join me make our courts your home.

Resort Features: • 10 Har-tru® courts • 1 Championship hard court • Two outdoor heated oceanfront swimming pools and whirlpool • Water recreation activities including windsurfing, sailing and kayaking • Five minutes away from the par-72 crandon park golf course • A 20,000 square-foot mobil four-star luxury spa and salon



Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Amelia Island, FL Sal Barbaro Director of Tennis P: 904.277.5151 E:

In a world where so much looks familiar, be prepared for a dramatic delight of the senses as you arrive at Amelia Island. This newly Re-Imagined Plantation maintains it’s old world character and charm amidst the luxurious renovations courtesy of Omni Hotels & Resorts.

The tennis club is hidden in a forest of majestic oaks. Many remember this center court from battles over the years, broadcast on NBC and ESPN. Since our arrival in 2012, we have worked hard to recreate the halcyon years here with the tennis courts bustling with players from around town and around the world.

There is world-class golf, miles long white sandy beaches, quaint villages If tennis is any part of your reason to and a nature-inspired spa. take a holiday, this is where you need to be!

Resort Features: • Ranked #1 tennis resort in the world by tennis resorts online • 23 Har-tru® tennis courts • Nature-inspired signature spa • 3 Miles of wide, uncrowded beaches • 80,000 Sq. Feet of flexible meeting space • 54 Holes of championship golf 17

A view with a room.

Have Fun in the Sun! Stay two or more nights with us and you’ll receive a $200 resort credit. Enjoy award-winning tennis programs by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, along with paddleboarding, Segway™ tours, nine restaurants, world-class golf, a luxurious spa, and much more. Enjoy our special packages today at or call 1-800-843-6664

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Cliff Drysdale Tennis Ladies Retreats

A truly unique and amazing tennis camp experience!

“After years of hilarity at Newk’s men’s fantasy camp in Texas,

I thought why just guys?” - Cliff Drysdale

For 5 days you will be building camaraderie and friendship that will last a lifetime. Passionate and enthusiastic tennis players from around the country that want to have fun on and off the court, hit a lot of balls and improve their game.

Ladies Retreats Include:

• 4 Nights luxurious resort accommodations • 15 Hours of tennis instruction • 4.5 Hours of match play with on-court coaching • World-famous team competition • Daily breakfast buffet • Welcome reception, cocktail party & dinner • Costume party and off-site dinner

“Absolutely the best girl time! Best instruction that you are going to find anywhere. All of the pros are very helpful and fun to work with, making the weekend a memorable experience!” - Patti Mcgill (Rogers, AR)

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Hawk Cay Resort Duck Key, FL

Michael Stedronsky Director of Tennis P: 305.743.7000 E:

One of the picturesque seven islands of Marathon, FL, Duck Key is a pleasant sandy islet situated in the center of the Florida Keys. Hawks Cay Resort is an ideal family or romantic getaway.

the National Register of Historical Places. Parts of the railroad still remain intact after the big hurricane.

This is my destination, your destination that you will revisit in every holiday dream. The island Surrounded by the sights and sounds paradise will trumpet its memories of soft surf and dolphins, there is as you reminisce about your time plentiful sea life to explore just off here. Perhaps most importantly you our shores. Just south of Duck Key will remember the ace and dropis The Old Seven Mile Bridge. Once shot that won you the set that took a single railway track used to travel you to a third on the tennis courts at from Miami to Key West, there are Hawks Cay! now 2 lane bridges that are listed on

Resort Features: • 4 Har-tru®courts & 4 championship hard courts • Full service fitness center and spa • Island lagoon beach area & 5 swimming pools • Guided fishing tours • Water sports including: para-sailing, kayaking, and jet ski tours • Snorkeling, scuba and scuba diving • 3 restaurants 21


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Book your experience and take advantage of our Fall Packages at

13225 N. Eagle Ridge Drive | Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 | 480-333-1828


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CopperWynd Resort & Club Scottsdale, AZ

Located in a quiet corner of the vibrant Sonoran Desert, the intimate, boutique-style CopperWynd Resort & Club boasts accommodations that provide guests with a measure of tranquility that stands alone, even among Scottsdale’s many renowned

“CopperWynd Resort & Club pairs breathtaking scenery with world-class accommodations and amenities,” states Don Henderson, CEO of Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the tennis program to the

resorts. The CopperWynd tennis center features nine lighted championship tennis courts including; a stadium exhibition court, Tennis Boutique, and a spectator’s terrace. Additional resort amenities include a spa, health and fitness center, luxuriously tranquil pool areas, and the award-winning

next level. The resort and club are spectacular and we are confident that CopperWynd will soon be known as the premier tennis destination in Arizona!” Cliff Drysdale Tennis will oversee the resort’s tennis program effective May 1, 2015. The tennis team has enacted plans to expand and revitalize the

“CopperWynd Resort & Club pairs breathtaking scenery with world-class accommodations and amenities,” -Don Henderson, CEO of Cliff Drysdale Tennis. tennis experience for members and Alchemy Restaurant and Wine Bar. resort guests alike at the Scottsdale Golf packages are also available at vacation destination. the nearby Sunridge Canyon Golf Course.

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Strong Body, Strong Play By WENDY SALLIN

Full-body strength training sessions give you the most bang for your buck and ensure you have a balanced program. Great tennis players are born on the court through countless hours of practice and play. Drill after drill, swing after work on your speed, precision, and power. I applaud you all for pursuing such an amazing sport!

give you the most bang for your buck and ensure you have a balanced program. In each workout, you perform upper body push exercises (targeting shoulders, chest and triceps), upper body pull exercises (targeting back and biceps), legs I prepare full-body resistance training and core exercises. Ideally, you do I have worked with many athletes in programs for my athletes at least four exercises per section, circuiting my career as a trainer and one thing two, preferably three days, per week. through the exercises in giant sets and I know for sure is that resistance Full-body strength training sessions repeating the giant set three times. 26

training is a basic requirement for sports performance, muscular endurance and injury prevention. Hours put into pure strength building give you the foundation to enhance your performance on the court.

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Once you finish a section (i.e., upper body pull), then you move on to do three giant sets of the next section (i.e., upper body push). Then on to the legs and core sections.

Doing giant sets will allow you to transition from one exercise to the other without having to take long breaks in between. Do 8-15 repetitions of each exercise, using a weight load that you would rate

as a 7 or 8 (on a scale of 1-10) in difficulty level. For the core exercises, perform them for 30-45 seconds each. You may increase the duration of the core exercises as your fitness level increases.


Do 8-15 repetitions of each exercise, using a weight load that you would rate as a 7 or 8 (on a scale of 1-10) in difficulty level. For the core exercises, perform them for 30-45 seconds each. You may increase the duration of the core exercises as your fitness level increases.

Upper Body Push

Upper Body Pull



Dumbell Chest Press

Seated Row

Body Squats

Cable or Band Standing Torso Twists

Tricep Kickbacks

Pull Ups Lat Pull Downs

Walking Lunges

Reverse Abdominal Crunches

Shoulder Press

Bicep Curl

Glute Bridges

Prone Plank

Pec Fly

Reverse Fly


Side Plank




2 Reverse Crunch

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Reverse Fly


2 Prone PLank


2 Torso Rotation


2 LAt Pull Down

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Bicep Curl


2 Seated Row


2 Bridge


2 Pec Fly


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WENDY SALLIN 2 Chest Press


Wendy Sallin is the Director of Fitness at PFC Fitness Camp, based out of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. She has a B.A. in Sociology from U.C. Santa Barbara and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, NASN Licensed Sports Nutritionist and RRCA Certified Running Coach. She has worked in the fitness industry since 2003. Wendy has advanced education in various specialties such as functional training, corrective exercise, cardiovascular performance testing, and is currently pursuing her license to become a Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist. She works with clients of all fitness and wellness levels, from individuals recovering from strokes and heart attacks to competitive athletes seeking higher levels of sports performance. Personally, Wendy has been actively involved in sports and fitness for almost four decades, starting as a gymnast. In college, she found her new passion of running and has been running ever since! She is a proud mom of a 14-year-old girl, who is rock climber and runner.

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Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Carlsbad, CA

Bryce Cunningham Director of Tennis P: 760.929.6387 E:

The sun peacefully comes into view beyond the San Marcos Mountains as a new day emerges; and when the day comes to an end, locals witness the mirage effects of temperature inversions over the ocean causing a fleeting glimmer of a brilliant green tint at sunset, better know to the San Diegans as the “green flash.”

short couple hours experience the mountains, on occasion, complete with snow and winter activities.

We have two exciting additions to tennis at La Costa in 2015. We now offer a TennisFit program together with PFC Fitness. Participants will enjoy a physical training and nutrition program with 10 hours of A vacation at La Costa is a getaway tennis instruction, working on all with endless activity and plenty of aspects of the game burning a ton of calories! La Costa has also been options for the whole family invited to host World Team Tennis. throughout the year. Southern We are very hopeful and excited to California’s unique splendor, is that bring this level of entertaining tennis in one day you can enjoy the beaches to Southern California fans this and renowned surf, and in just a summer!

Resort Features: • 17 hard and clay courts (7 lighted) • Luxuriously appointed rooms, suites and villas • Two championship golf courses designed by PGA legends • The Spa at La Costa, a renowned wellness spa ranked in the top 5 spas in the nation 33

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Escape the everyday with the perfect getaway to the nation’s #1 wellness spa & original destination for mind, body & sport. Unwind today with the Spa & Splendor package, including: luxurious accommodations, two rejuvenating spa treatments, lunch for two at the Spa Café, parking & much more.


Starting at

To book your sensational spa getaway please call

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Named as one of Tennis Magazine’s Top 50 USA Tennis Resorts, our relaxing Palm Springs resort beckons with incredible views, rejuvenating spa treatments, sparkling pools, impeccable dining and championship golf. Escape now to discover the ultimate desert oasis. 866.423.1195

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Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa Rancho Mirage, CA Jerome Millet Director of Tennis P: 760.837.2342 E:

I have been fortunate to live, travel located in the middle of our 27-hole and work in different areas in the golf course. This is not your typical tennis offering, we are serious about United States, but the desert of our program! There are also several California is truly a place like no world-class events that take place in other. The opportunity to play the area, such as the BNP Paribas tennis when it is a balmy 80 degrees Tennis Open in March and the surrounded by palm trees and vistas Coachella music festivals in April. of snowy mountains is so gorgeous and surreal. Sometimes you find There are fantastic things to do yourself having to stop playing for year-round. From Palm Springs a few minutes to simply enjoy the Aerial Tramway or a trip to Joshua view! Tree National Park, it’s endless entertainment for the whole family! Our 25 courts are conveniently

Resort Features: • 25 state-of-the-art tennis courts • Lazy river, two waterslides and cliff-side hot tub in Splashtopia • Four resort restaurants • 50,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space • 27-hole Ted Robinson-designed golf course • 20,000 square-foot European spa with 26 treatment rooms 37

Cliff Drysdale Tennis Launches Charitable Foundation New Community Fund Dedicated To Improving The Lives Of Others Through Tennis organizations of all sizes and scopes. We look forward to continuing this tradition in Cliff’s name for generations to come with targeted efforts through tennis to better the lives of others.”

Challenge For more information about the Cliff Drysdale Foundation, to sponsor events, or to make a donation, please contact


com or call 830. 625.5911.

raise funds through the tennis

the launch of The Cliff Drysdale Foundation, a donor-advised fund managed by the NBACF. Don Henderson, CEO and Kimberly Arena, VP of Sales and Marketing of Cliff Drysdale Tennis will advise the fund, with a mission of providing support through the game of tennis

endeavors of Cliff Drysdale Tennis and their partners; providing grants for improving the quality of life of children and adults, people with disabilities, and others with special needs through tennis and education programs and events that are based on health, fitness, character-building, and self-improvement.

to organizations and programs that


enhance the lives and well-being of

Foundation is proud to support the


following organizations:

“We are thrilled for the launch the

JDRF through the Priyanka Cup Pro

Cliff Drysdale Foundation,” stated

Am Weekend at The Ritz-Carlton

Arena. “Since the inception of Cliff

Key Biscayne, Miami.

Drysdale Tennis, we have had the honor and privilege to be a part of so many successful philanthropic endeavors which have raised over a million dollars for charitable 38





Aceing Autism, Tennis Thanks the Troops and LOVE (Leaving Out Violence


Advisor at k.arena@cliffdrysdale.

The Foundation is dedicated to

Cliff Drysdale Tennis has announced




the Central Texas Women’s Pro

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Stratton Mountain Resort Stratton Mountain, VT Robert Menzies Director of Tennis P: 802.297.4236 E:

My first memories of working in America began at Stratton Mountain Resort. As I took the train into Vermont, I was preparing for an 18 month position with no real idea what was in store for me. When I arrived, the summer was in full swing with

to our New England resort. The mountain becomes a hub of activity during the summer as preparations for holiday celebrations such as 4th of July and the annual Wanderlust Yoga and Music festival loom. As leaves change color and the temperature becomes colder, our winter program is vastly different, but with just as adult clinics and kids camp taking much activity! Our indoor courts and place daily, and a lot of smiling faces world-class athletic center paired on and off the court! I knew then that with the winter playground outdoors I was home. create a unique tennis experience for All year round there is a family feel all to enjoy!

Resort Features: • 7 hard courts, 8 European red clay courts & 2 indoor courts • Big mountain skiing and snowboarding on 94 trails with more than 100 acres of glades and top rated terrain parks • Spring, summer and fall activities including; hiking, biking, fly fishing tours, golf, tennis, scenic gondola rides, paintball and more! • Indoor and outdoor pools • 27 hole golf course 41


A quiet, presently conscious mind will equate to a calmer, stronger performance on the court. Learn tips on how to quiet your mental chatter and connect with your breath from Stratton Mountain Resort’s yogini extraordinaire Sally Larkin.


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Breathe Notice

Sally Larkin

A breath, seems simple right? But have you sat still to notice. I’m not talking meditation, yet, though this would help. This is more. More like a general study, of something that is such a part of us that we tend to forget, take for granted and don’t realize ways to improve. Take a few minutes, sit tall or lie still, notice everything about your normal quiet breath. Maybe cover ears, breathe loud, then quiet, maybe long, short and panting. Is your mouth open? Close it. Most animals breathe through the nose. Use yours. Besides smell, the nose and nasal canal also measure temperature, add humidity and clean the air for the lungs. Place hands on chest and belly, breathe naturally. Notice, does your belly rise, fall, with inhale or exhale? If you’re like me, stop “reverse breathing,” that’s pulling the belly in on inhale. Or does your chest move more? Nudge the breath deeper, lower. Let the abdomen move out a little with the inhale filling from low to high. Exhale high to low by first relaxing the upper chest, finish by gently squeezing air out of the low abdomen. Deeper breath alleviates anxiety.

breath now? Smoothing breath over the roughness of our activity can add stamina, strength and power. There are many great techniques that move air, energy, awareness and solidify us to the present moment. In yoga ujjayi breath (oohjai-ee) helps blend breath, motion and mind together. With mouth closed, gently constrict back of the throat, almost like snoring. But lengthen the inhale and exhale to allow an audible, even, in breath and out, to sound like the ocean. This slow, thin rhythmic line of breath creates a balance of heat and cooling

“There are many great techniques that move air, energy, awareness and solidify us to the present moment” by steadily oxygenating the blood through a strenuous practice. With time this technique becomes easier, deeper, longer and more silent.

Apply these elements or at least a deeper noticing of your breath to your quiet moments and to everyday movement, folding sheets, walking the dog, lifting weights, playing tennis. Come back to the basics, draw in new cleansing air and expel old spent air. Smoothly Add motion. Inhale while the body and spine add breath, on breath, on breath. Each a fresh rise, open or expand. Exhale through folds, start. Focus on the noticing, just breathe. Take twists, contractions or contact. How is your note and just be. Visit to book your tennis travel and events.


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If I was the commissioner of tennis... There are 7 things I would change.

1 No more shrieking!

Decibel levels strictly enforced. Rod Laver told me he finally watched a woman’s final at the last US Open because he won’t watch the Shriekers.

2 Challenge system

Challenge system on every tournament court. This has changed the tennis atmosphere and competition for the better.

5 Modernize Davis Cup

This valuable and historic competition is dying on the vine because the ITF refuses to adapt to the modern world. It needs a season, not four matches played every year with months apart. Does anyone remember who won last years Cup? I have devised a format change that keeps the home and away format but is played in a three week season every two years. It would be tennis equivalent of the Ryder Cup and could become as big as the majors.

3 On court time clock. 6 Standardize Equipment

To speed up the game and finish with the interminable waits between points. Enough with the time consuming high fives, chest bumping and chatter between doubles partners after every point.


Four all instead of six all.

Play a tiebreak in best of five set matches at four all instead of six all. Alternatively all matches should be best of three. It’s time to recognize in this modern world that matches cannot go on forever. TV needs a more definable time frame, and who wants to watch just two athletes go at it for five plus hours?

Ban any string that allows for excessive spin. Like the hexagonal strings that have altered the character of the game by making net approaches nearly impossible. So serve and volley is dead. Racket technology should also be contained for the same reason.


WTA rules allow coaching The on court coaches visit on the WTA tour is interesting and often informative for TV viewers. It’s time for the ATP to tour to introduce the same thing and the majors will eventually get with the program.

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IN-SHAPE California has always enjoyed a rich tennis history. With Californians looking to pursue a healthier lifestyle, we set out to compliment fitness with tennis. Cliff Drysdale Tennis and InShape Health Clubs partnered back in 2010 with the vision of bringing the tennis lifestyle to the fitness committed. That vision has now exploded in 11 of the 74 In-Shape facilities that offer tennis. A energetic generation of tennis players of all ages and abilities

In-Shape tennis locations Laurel Glen:

Bakersfield, CA


Visalia, CA

Director Angie Minova


Merced, CA

Director Rob Mcclure

Tracy Blvd

Tracy, CA


Stockton, CA

all members of the family not just

El Dorado

Shingle Springs, CA

Director Brian Elliot

tennis players.

Lincoln Rd

Vallejo, CA

Director Aaron King

Make sure that you don’t sit on


Fairfield, CA

Director Geoff Mora

Rancho Solano

Fairfield, CA

Dierector Sarah Neale

Browns Valley

Vacaville, CA

Director Josh Smith

hitting the courts with the calories burning and smiles glowing. Creating





competitive environment that you and your family can enjoy, the InShape clubs provide a lifestyle for

the fence wondering if tennis is for you‌.. Start living it today at one of one of our In-Shape tennis locations. 46

Director Steve Valentine

Director Anya Egorova Director Matthew Coerver

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Live Where You Play

Luxurious tennis Communities 49

John Newcombe Estate & Country club

If your idea of a perfect environment for your family includes a peaceful hill country landscape as your backdrop, then John Newcombe Estate & Country Club is your dream destination! honorary members, the beautiful includes yoga, pilates and aerobics

Joe Snailum

white tail deer.

Club Manager

Our fitness center boasts a state-

P: 830.625.2005

of-the-art facility with unrivaled

to name a few. If your excuse to not workout is that you have small children, well, then guess again!

equipment for any and all of your We have a fantastic Kid’s Club


workout needs. Our fitness experts and camp programs, and we take Our Club veranda overlooks our show courts and it is a perfect spot to have a glass of wine with friends

are the finest in Central Texas and exceptional care of your small loved are up on all the latest innovations in the fitness industry.

ones. We are extremely proud of our

and wind down. We are occasionally Our team offers junior performance facilities and staff. We love our club honored with a visit from our training, group fitness classes, which and I know you will too!


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New Braunfels Texas The Estate Offers: • Acreage home sites

• Luxury custom model homes • Parks and nature trails

Membership offers:

• World class tennis instruction • 13 Lighted hard courts • Kids club • Spacious veranda and viewing deck with outdoor bar and flat screen tvs • State of the art fitness center • Personal and group training

Are you interested in living where you play? Contact the John Newcombe Estate Director of Sales by calling 830.625.4002 and schedule to tour our beautiful

• Wine bar • Junior olympic pool • Volleyball, beach tennis court & basketball court

community and club! Visit to book your tennis travel and events.


Red Ledges Club Heber Valley, UT Andrew Voss Director of Tennis P: 847.997.8429 E:

If you are wondering why your ground strokes are flying long or you’re serving more aces than usual, it’s because you are at high altitude in the mountains of Utah! Nestled in beautiful Heber Valley, with the majestic background of the Timpanogos Mountains, Red Ledges is private community that offers a truly one of a kind experience. We offer an array of activities in our community year round. Being part of a four season landscape offers you the best of both worlds. In the summer you are surrounded by beautiful views of natural red sandstone ledges, while in the winter you get the unrivaled winter experience of Park City only a 15 minute drive away. From scenic views of Northern Utah, world-famous skiing, award-winning Jack Nicklaus golf course and Cliff Drysdale tennis school, Red Ledges truly provides world-class living.

Resort Features: • A selection of estate home sites, luxury cottages, mountain villas and custom homes for sale • 18-Hole Jack Nicklaus Signature course • Drysdale tennis school • Equestrian center • Swim and fitness club


Play with Passion. Live with Passion.

Luxury homes and estate homesites. Contact us for a private tour and to learn how you can live the Red Ledges Lifestyle.

(435) 657-4090

Heber Valley, just minutes from Park City, Utah. Exclusively Brokered by Red Ledges Realty, LLC . Obtain the Property Report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. All descriptions, depictions, and renderings are provided solely for illustrative purposes and are subject to change. Š2015 Red Ledges Land Development, Inc.

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Cliff Drysdale Tennis Facility Directory Tennis Resorts



CopperWynd Resort & Club 13225 North Eagle Ridge Dr Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 PH: 480.333.1831

Stratton Mountain Resort 10 Arbor Rd. Stratton, VT 05155 PH: 802.297.4230

California Omni La Costa Resort & Spa 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd Carlsbad, CA 92009 PH: 760.929.6387 Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa 41000 Bob Hope Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 PH: 760.837.2342


Luxury Tennis Communities


Hawks Cay Resort 6100 Hawks Cay Blvd. Duck Key, FL 33050 PH: 305.743.7000 ext 1571

John Newcombe Estate & Country Club 625 Mission Valley Rd New Braunfels, TX 78132 PH: 830.625.2005

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort 3900 Beach Lagoon Amelia Island, FL 32034 PH: 904.277.5151


The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami 415 Grand Bay Dr Key Biscayne, FL 33149 PH: 305.365.4300

Red Ledges 1851 E. Center St. Heber City, Utah 84032 PH: 435.657.4055


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Membership Clubs & Public Courts

California In-Shape Vacaville Browns Valley 3446 Browns Valley Rd. Vacaville, CA 95688 PH: 707.449.6465

In-Shape Demaree 909 N. Demaree Visalia, CA 93291 PH: 559-622-0480

In-Shape Vallejo Lincoln Rd In-Shape El Dorado 124 Lincoln Rd E 4242 Sports Club Dr. Shingle Spring 530-672-1699s, CA Vallejo, CA 94591 PH: 707.647.2352 95682 PH: 530.672.1699 In-Shape Fairfield Dover 3001 Dover Ave. Fairfield, CA 94533 PH: 707.425.1483 In-Shape Fairfield Rancho Solano 3250 Rancho Solano Pkwy Fairfield, CA 94534 PH: 707.208.1759 In-Shape Laurel Glen 6901 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309 PH: 661.833.3510 In-Shape Merced Yosemite Ave 350 East Yosemite Ave Merced, CA 95340 PH: 209.722.3988 In-Shape Stockton Marina 6545 Embarcadero Dr. Stockton, CA 95210 PH: 209.478.1922 In-Shape Tracy Blvd 101 S. Tracy Blvd. Tracy, CA 95376 PH: 209.830.1344

Colorado Arrowhead at Vail 1200 Arrowhead Dr Edwards, CO 81632 PH: 970.306.8022

Connecticut The Country Club of Waterbury One Oronoke Rd Waterbury, CT 06708 PH: 203.573.0113

Florida Bluewater Bay Tennis Center 777 Bay Dr. Niceville, FL 32578 PH: 850.897.8010

Crandon Park Tennis Center 7300 Crandon Blvd Key Biscayne, FL 33149 PH: 305.365.2300 Indian Creek Country Club 55 Indian Creek Island Road Indian Creek Village, FL 33154 PH: 305.866.5751 Weston Tennis Center 16451 Racquet Club Rd Weston, FL 33326 PH: 954.389.8666

New York Southampton Racquet Club 665 Majors Path Southampton, NY 11968 PH: 631.488.4791

Texas Tyler Tennis & Swim 320 Shiloh Rd. Tyler, TX 75703 PH: 903.561.3014

Coral Gables Country Club 997 N Greenway Dr, Miami, FL 33134 PH: 305.392.0819 Visit to book your tennis travel and events.



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Experience 2015 issue1  

Enjoy our inaugural issue for Spring/Summer 2015! Features include Drysdale-managed resort program previews, a recap of our star-studded eve...

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