Bermuda (June 28, 2018) — Rosewood Bermuda, the ultra-luxury resort that reopened in April 2018 following a $25 million renovation, today announces a partnership with Cliff Drysdale Tennis, one of the world’s most esteemed tennis management companies. Through the partnership, the first of its kind on the island of Bermuda, Rosewood Bermuda will launch a comprehensive tennis program, which will include a series of lessons, innovative retreats and engaging clinics that will elevate the hotel’s tennis program to an internationally recognized level and provide a challenging and fun experience for members and guests of the resort alike.
“The resort’s comprehensive renovation was an opportunity for us to enhance every aspect of the resort experience, and we are excited to be partnering with an internationally renowned management company at the forefront of tennis to transform the tennis experience at Rosewood Bermuda,” said Paul Telford, managing director of Rosewood Bermuda. “As the first partnership of its kind on Bermuda, this will not only enhance the tennis experience at Rosewood Bermuda, but will also elevate Bermuda as a larger tennis destination.”
Cliff Drysdale Tennis will manage Rosewood Bermuda’s renowned tennis facilities and reimagine the resort’s tennis program. Experienced members and tennis-loving guests will enjoy the program’s diverse array of customized offerings including adult and junior programs, private and semi-private tennis lessons, day camps, social events and leagues.
“Our partnership with Rosewood Bermuda is exciting on many fronts,” said Scott Colebourne, vice president of operations for Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “The great facilities and incredible location will allow for the ultimate tennis experience for both local players and resort guests. We’re ready to make Bermuda a premier tennis destination. In addition to the playing benefits, we see great opportunities for Bermudian junior players to travel to Cliff Drysdale programs in the USA on scholarships, as well as increased tennis professional training and employment opportunities.”
The resort’s new tennis program will be led by Yana Orlova, the newly appointed Director of Tennis. An accomplished player who has competed professionally on the ITF Pro Circuit, Orlova brings a wealth of tennis playing, coaching and management experience to the resort. Before joining Rosewood Bermuda, Orlova served in key roles at multiple CDT-managed locations, including Stratton Mountain Resort and the Omni Amelia Island Plantation where she oversaw a successful adult program and customized tennis travel packages for resort guests.
Rosewood Bermuda is pleased that Orlova will be joined by local Bermudian Ashley Brooks, who will serve as a Tennis Professional. In this role, Brooks will facilitate tennis lessons, day camps and clinics that foster guests’ passion for the sport. Brooks previously worked at Rosewood Bermuda as a guest tennis professional before joining the team in a full-time capacity.
Founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson, Cliff Drysdale Tennis specializes in daily tennis operations and management for resorts, hotels and private tennis clubs; sports design and construction consultation for companies interested in building world-class tennis facilities; tennis educational programs, summer camps, clinics and retreats; and resort, hotel corporate outing planning and leisure operations. Cliff Drysdale Tennis is dedicated to growing the game of tennis and strives to develop, promote and teach new programs that bring more tennis to more people.
This partnership builds upon the existing relationship between Cliff Drysdale Tennis and Gencom, the Miami, Florida-based investment firm that recently acquired Rosewood Bermuda. Gencom has successfully launched partnerships with Cliff Drysdale Tennis at two of its existing properties. The partnership between Rosewood Bermuda and Cliff Drysdale Tennis will be the first of its kind on the island of Bermuda.
For more information on the Cliff Drysdale Tennis program at Rosewood Bermuda, please visit: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/bermuda/interests/tennis.
About Rosewood Bermuda
A destination in itself, Rosewood Bermuda is the centerpiece of Tucker’s Point, Bermuda’s premier resort, golf and beach club and residential community. Gracing 240 of the most beautiful coastal acres on the island, the award-winning, tropical hideaway neighbors the estates of Tucker’s Town and offers breathtaking vistas of Castle Harbour, Harrington Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. With just 88 rooms and suites, guests feel they are part of an elite club with exclusive access to the largest private pink-sand beach on Bermuda as well as the island’s finest amenities. The resort features five distinct restaurants and bars including the new Conservatory Bar, Island Brasserie, Tucker’s Bar, Sul Verde and the Beach Club Restaurant. Additional amenities and recreational facilities include a 12,000 square foot Sense®, A Rosewood Spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, the Beach Club, Golf Clubhouse, dive and water sports center, tennis courts, croquet lawn and four pools.
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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. For more information, visit www.cliffdrysdale.com