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Cliff Drysdale Tennis Selected to Manage Racquets Operations at Esplanade Lakewood Ranch

Cliff Drysdale Tennis, a Troon Company, has been selected to manage racquets operations at Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch, a private residential community located just northeast of Sarasota, Florida. Jon Kooy has been named Director of Court Sports, effective immediately.   


Ideally located on Florida’s west coast, Esplanade Lakewood Ranch is made up of 1250 residential units, including 956 single family homes and 294 condominiums. The master planned community features world-class amenities and endless possibilities for enjoying recreational activities, programs and lifestyle. Racquets facilities include six lighted har-tru clay tennis courts and eight lighted pickleball courts. 


“Esplanade Lakewood Ranch is a stunning location and well positioned to be a leader in racquet sports,” said Scott McCulloch, President of Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “We’re thrilled to partner with the team to take instruction, programming and events to the next level, and enhance the member experience for the Esplanade community.”  


Jon Kooy has been named Director of Court Sports and will oversee all areas of the tennis and pickleball programs. Kooy, who is originally from Vancouver, Canada, is an experienced professional and club leader who has managed programs and operations at a variety of luxury resorts and private clubs. He most recently served as Head Tennis Professional at Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. He has also held key roles at Carmel Valley Ranch, Tafelberg Tennis Oasis and JW Marriott Desert Springs. Kooy is still an avid player, having achieved a top 5 ITF ranking in the 35+ singles category for Canada, and says his love for the game fuels his love for coaching.   All Esplanade Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club residents and members will receive reciprocal membership benefits at resorts through the U.S. and internationally through CDT’s Experience Travel Program, including luxury resorts across the world and over 40 signature event opportunities for tennis and pickleball players of all levels.  


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1 Comment

6 days ago

Racquet facilities include two har-tru tennis courts that are open seasonally, and a platform tennis court available year-round.   snow rider 3d

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