From the Director's Desk

Hello Ladies! As the end of the calendar year hurtles towards us it’s time to take a minute and reflect on an amazing year of tennis and Ladies Retreats. Some highlights for me were: 1. Meeting so many new campers. It is so fun to meet new players from around the country and share the love of tennis with them. Nothing beats the excitement and fun that is created by the clinics and team matches. 2. The emotion on some of y’alls faces is just great to see. 3. The love we feel from alumni campers, this year there were many special instances. We have alumni with us now for over twelve years. We have alumni joining us multiple times per year. We have alumni returning but to new locations. I love

Rookie Captain Write Up

Ladies- Wow! No amount of planning could have prepared me for the truly amazing time I had with all of you at the Amelia Island and Miami retreats in October. I feel honored to have had time with you on court; it was like being on a college team again! I loved all the positivity I saw throughout each week, both on and off the court. As we conclude this year and look forward to the next, remember: 1. There is no such thing as too much communication in doubles! 2. Hit your targets and finish the volley down the middle! 3. Always be ready to dance, whether that’s on the court, immediately following practice, or late at night. You never know when a dance-off will strike! Thanks ladies for making

Winner's Report

From nice guys finish last to making history! The first ever Miami ​​captain to win back to back retreats, Max Mangones! As I sit in my office a couple weeks removed from the last ladies retreat in Miami, I'm thinking of how hard it was to win a retreat the last 6 years and how close and sometimes not so close I was. It hurt so much watching the other teams and their coaches cheer and rejoice after their victories. Watching them sip champagne and take selfies with the trophy, I always felt sick to my stomach! This year I was determined to make a difference and wow did I ever! I was lucky to have coached two great teams back to back, have a fantastic co-captain each week and finally be the wi

2015 Retreat Team Winners & Favorite Pro of the Year

2015 Winners: Rancho Las Palmas: Jerome Millet & Alberto Fernandez - Hot Swingers La Costa: Robert Menzies- Deuces Wild Amelia Island (May): Scott Colebourne & Jake Baranowski- Alley Cats Ritz Key Biscayne (Week 1) Max Mangones & Don Henderson- Ball Busters Amelia Island (October): Scott Colebourne & Travis Roberts- Deuces Wild Ritz Key Biscayne (Week 2): Max Mangones & Elliott Pegg- Deuces Wild 2015 Favorite Pro of the Year: Based on the compiled responsoes from our Retreat Surveys throughout the year, we are excited to announce that Jake "State Farm" Baranowski is the winner of this prestigious title for 2015! Congrats Jake!

ROOKIE SPOTLIGHT: Meg Clarke

1.) I live in St. Louis MO, but was born and raised in Ohio. 2.) I heard about the retreat from a friend on my USTA team. I loved the idea of a tennis girls trip that included fun in the sun! 3.)Best part of the retreat were the clinics, meeting and playing with new people. The pros had amazing energy and really pushed us to play better! 4.)I loved that we worked on refining our strokes; forehand, backhand, serve and volleys! 5.) I would love to play with Roger Federer! He is so focused and has great form! At the retreat, I loved playing the exhibition match with Mel! He's such a fun guy and always had my back on the court! 6.)Every aspect of the retreat was top notch! The Ritz was beautiful

LoveAll Partnership

We are so proud to have LoveAll as our 2016 Retreat Partner, and that ​​LoveAll founders Sheila Bishop and Kim Cleary could join us this year for Week 2 in Miami! Their luxurious shirts are the ultimate in comfort and highlight all the best things of being a tennis player! From graphic tees to hoodies, LoveAll has something for every tennis enthusiast. Make sure you check out the Cliff Drysdale Retreat exclusive designs by visiting https://www.loveall.com/cliff-drysdale-retreat-tees. Use coupon code CDT10 for 10% OFF the retail price of any LoveAll product site-wide!​

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