• CDT Staff

BAHA MAR PARTNERS WITH CLIFF DRYSDALE TENNIS TO MANAGE THE BAHA MAR RACQUET CLUB




Baha Mar, the leading resort destination in the Bahamas, has partnered with Cliff Drysdale Tennis to manage The Racquet Club, comprised of world class tennis courts and facilities, programming and pro shop. Jim Tressler has been named Director of Tennis, effective February 15th.


Located in Nassau, along the northern shore of New Providence Island, Baha Mar overlooks the white sands and turquoise waters of Cable Beach, one of the most breathtaking beaches in The Bahamas. Baha Mar is home to three iconic global hotel brands, Grand Hyatt, SLS and Rosewood, as well as the largest casino in the Caribbean; 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course; championship mini golf; flagship ESPA spa; celebrity chef-driven signature dining; luxury shopping; 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor meeting space as well as over 10 resort pools and pristine beaches.


As a premier tennis destination in The Caribbean, The Racquet Club at Baha Mar features nine championship courts - six hard courts, two har-tru clay courts and the only grass court in the Caribbean. The tennis program offers private lessons, court rentals, adult drill mixers and kids play for resort guests. At the state-of-the-art pro shop, players will find top-of-the-line racquets, equipment and gear as well as rentals.


“Baha Mar is a stunning destination that tennis fanatics of all levels will love,” said Scott Colebourne, COO of Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “We look forward to introducing a wide array of programming for all ages and abilities, and Jim Tressler brings immense experience and guidance to the helm of the program.”

“We are thrilled to introduce the Cliff Drysdale Tennis partnership and to further establish Baha Mar as the leading Caribbean destination for tennis enthusiasts, professional players and lovers of the sport,” said Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar. “As an avid tennis player myself, I’ve been long impressed with Cliff Drysdale’s commitment to growing the game, and I look forward to welcoming his team to the beautiful Bahamas.”


Tennis professional Jim Tressler joins Baha Mar and Cliff Drysdale Tennis with a career deeply ingrained in all aspects of the industry. Tressler more recently served as the Director of Tennis at Atkins Tennis Center, University of Illinois for 18 years, where he also was the Tournament Director of the $75K USTA Pro Circuit event. Tressler has served as a Marketing Manager at Nike Tennis, Director of Corporate Partnerships at the USTA, a college tennis coach at the University of Florida and the University of Alabama, and a resort director seasonally in Anguilla and Jamaica.


“I’m so excited to get started at Baha Mar and continue building a strong program,” said Tressler. “I’d like to thank everyone involved in the process for giving me this opportunity - this is a stunning resort destination with unlimited potential.”


For more information on Cliff Drysdale Tennis, visit: www.cliffdrysdale.com


For more information on Baha Mar, visit: www.bahamar.com