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Cliff Drysdale Ladies Tennis Retreat
Tom Brownhill
(800) 733-7987
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Drysdale, Cliff Drysdale. This charming tennis personality is hosting two ladies-only tennis retreats in 2006. Best known as the voice of ESPN tennis commentary for more than 25 years, Cliff was a 1965 US Open finalist, 1972 US Open doubles champion (with Roger Taylor), holds 35 singles titles and 24 doubles titles in his own right. This American also played in 45 Davis Cup matches for his native South Africa and is one of the founders as well as the first president of the Association of Tennis Professionals.

The retreats are held at the Tennis Garden on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Fla., designed by Drysdale the largest and most complete tennis complex of any Ritz-Carlton resort worldwide. The Tennis Garden has one hard court and 10 soft clay courts, all of which are lighted at night for evening play.

Tennis begins the very first afternoon, followed by a welcome reception and barbecue. That night participants will be split into four teams and the games begin! After a breakfast buffet, the mornings will feature team practice and clinics. Lunch is on your own but will get your competitive juices flowing in the afternoon with team match play. Not to worry, this is a retreat after all. At least two hours every afternoon are set aside to do as you please, a good time to pamper yourself with a spa treatment or relax poolside with your new friends. Then get ready to have some fun with the girls! The debonair Drysdale will host the evening entertainment including fine dining, wine tasting and shopping excursions.
  • Transportation from Miami airport to the Ritz-Carlton
  • Four nights' accommodations at the five-diamond Ritz-Carlton
  • Welcome reception, cocktail party and barbecue
  • 13.5 hours of tennis instruction
  • Daily breakfast buffet at the hotel
  • Dinner each night at some of Miami's best-known restaurants (included in price) and free time for after-dinner shopping.
  • Evening wine tasting.
  • Awards banquet and team competition trophy presentation.
  • The Tennis Garden, located on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Fla., is 5 miles from downtown Miami, minutes from Miami International Airport, area attractions and South Beach.
  • Pricing based on single or double occupancy. Tennis-only package available for locals.
  • May: From $650 (tennis only) -$2,300.
  • October: From $650 (tennis only) -$2,000