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Cliff Drysdale Tennis Partners with Cincinnati Tennis Club

Cliff Drysdale Tennis and Cincinnati Tennis Club are pleased to announce their new tennis partnership, which has a Drysdale-led team managing the tennis programming and facility for their 2016 season beginning in April.

Nestled in the heart of East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati Tennis Club was founded in 1880, just five years after tennis was introduced in America. The club is the second oldest tennis club west of the Allegheny Mountains, and is among the ten oldest clubs in the United States.

The members-only club features 10 outdoor clay courts, and a spacious club house with a large covered porch. The historic location has played host to many prominent past tournaments and is currently the home of the USTA National Father Son Clay Court Championships. The club’s season runs from mid-April through Mid-October.

At the helm of the new program as Director of Tennis will be Cliff Drysdale’s son, Greg Drysdale. Growing up amidst the courts of the Lakeway World of Tennis where his parents Cliff and Jean were resident touring pros, Greg got his start in professional coaching at the Landfall Club in Wilmington, NC which also later featured a tennis and sports complex designed by Cliff Drysdale. Greg went on to coach at the multi-award-winning Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, TX before relocating back to Austin, TX where he worked in operations and materials management in recent years for firms such as 3M and the State of TX.

“Cincinnati Tennis Club exudes old world charm and a rich tradition of tennis that we are honored to be a part of,” states Scott McCulloch, Vice President of Club Operations for Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “Greg Drysdale brings a wealth of knowledge to the club, both on and off the court. As a part of one of the world’s most legendary tennis families, Greg will also add to the legacy of the tennis tradition at the Cincinnati Tennis Club.”

“We are thrilled by our partnership with Cliff Drysdale and his management team," stated of Scott Estes of the Cincinnati Tennis Club Board. We are continually impressed by the level of professionalism they bring to our every interaction. With Cliff and his team in charge of our facility, we believe we will continue to thrive and grow for many years to come”

For membership inquiries and program information for the 2016 season, please contact

About Cincinnati Tennis Club

Founded in 1880, the Cincinnati Tennis Club is the second oldest tennis club west of the Alleghany Mountains and is one of the ten oldest clubs in the United States. It is challenging to tell the history of tennis in the United States without recognizing the role CTC played in the sports’ development. With ten of the finest outdoor clay courts in the region, CTC has served as host to Davis Cup matches, USTA National Championship events and, most notably, the Tri-State Tournament. For the better part of the 20th century, the Tri-State annually brought together the finest male and female tennis players in the country. The event evolved into what is now known as the Western & Southern Masters, one of the world’s premier tennis tournaments.

Cincinnati Tennis Club is where Bill Talbert and Tony Trabert, both members of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, learned to play the game. Talbert was one of the world’s top ten players for 13 years in the 1940s and 1950s, capturing 9 Grand Slam doubles titles. Trabert became the world’s #1 ranked player in 1955 when he won the French, Wimbledon and US Championships. In his career, he won 11 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles. The Club has also had many other distinguished and prominent members, including President William Howard Taft, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, and J. Howard “Bumpy” Frazer who served as President of the USTA in the 1990s.

Today, CTC is home to over 300 members who enjoy the tranquil setting and camaraderie they find within the gates of this idyllic club.


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