2018 Cliffy Awards Announced
Top Employees and Clubs Highlighted for Outstanding Work in 2018
New Braunfels, TX (December 14, 2018) -- Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the largest tennis management company in the U.S., announced their year-end ‘Cliffy Award’ winners Friday, with standout employees and clubs being recognized for their efforts in 2018.
The Cliffy Awards are presented to team members and clubs that embody the Cliff Drysdale Tennis experience through a commitment to world-class tennis and exceptional service for members and guests. All CDT managed facilities submit nominations for the awards before votes are tallied and finalized by the executive staff.
“We take great pride in our extremely talented team across the nation,” said Don Henderson, CEO and President of Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “Growing the game of tennis requires excellent tennis professionals and support staff to ensure that players have a meaningful and engaging experience with the sport.”
The prestigious Club of the Year honor was awarded to Red Ledges, Utah, a growing facility led by Director Michael Topp. The club has consistently improved monthly programming for the past three years. Through this growth, the club was able to undergo a large capital project adding two additional courts and is currently in the process of adding even more.
“We'd like to thank General Manager John Johnson and the Burns family for their support the tennis program,” said Scott Colebourne, COO of Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “Through their vision and the hard work of Michael Topp, Red Ledges has personified the CDT experience.”
New to this year’s lineup is the Ambassador of the Year, which honors two team members that went above and beyond to promote the Cliff Drysdale Tennis brand.
All 2018 winners are listed below:
Club of the Year: Red Ledges, Utah
Director of the Year: Harry Wright, In-Shape Stockton Marina
Director of the Year: Max Mangones, Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
Pro of the Year: Dominic Mahboubi, Grove Isle Tennis Center
Support Staff of the Year: Jeni McMahon, Weston Tennis Center
Ambassador of the Year: Bill Readdy, Bluewater Bay Tennis Center
Ambassador of the Year: Travis Roberts, Beaver Creek Tennis Center
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About Cliff Drysdale Management
Founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson, specializes in daily tennis and fitness operations and management for resorts, hotels and private clubs; sports design and construction consultation for companies interested in building world-class facilities; educational programs, summer camps, clinics and retreats; and resort, hotel corporate outing planning and leisure operations. CDM is dedicated to growing the game of tennis and strives to develop, promote and teach new programs that bring more tennis to more people. As the sport continues to grow, as does the CDM commitment to hire, educate and advance talented tennis professionals that provide service excellence both on and off the court. Cliff Drysdale Management’s property portfolio currently boasts 30 tennis facilities nationwide, including multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal ranked tennis resorts on Tennis Resorts Online’s Top 100 list. In July 2018, Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing acquired Cliff Drysdale Management. The acquisition brings together two influential sports management companies that have been excelling at locations around the world for more than two decades. For more information, visit www.cliffdrysdale.com