Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the nation’s leading tennis management company is managing the tennis operations at Château Élan Winery and Resort, the spectacular 16th century-styled château and full-service winery situated among North Georgia’s picturesque foothills.
With a prime location, just 40 minutes North of Atlanta, Ga., Château Élan is North Georgia’s premier meeting, event and vacation destination. On the 3,500-acre estate sits a 16th century-styled French château with a full-service winery and tasting bar, a AAA Four Diamond Inn and conference center, a 35,000-square foot European spa mansion, championship golf managed by Troon, a variety of dining options and much more. The Château Élan Racquet Club facilities include three championship hard courts, two Har-Tru clay courts and four Pickleball courts.
“We are thrilled to work with the great team and stunning property at Château Élan,” said Scott McCulloch, Vice President of Operations for Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “The brand new tennis facility has immense potential and we look forward to providing the Ultimate Tennis Experience for players of all ages and abilities. This is truly a must-visit destination.”
Cliff Drysdale Tennis was founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Famer Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson. CDT is dedicated to growing the game of tennis and strives to develop, promote and teach new programs that bring more tennis to more people. In July 2018, Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing acquired CDT. The acquisition brings together two influential sports management companies that have been excelling at locations around the world for more than two decades.
“We’re honored to welcome the Cliff Drysdale Tennis team to the Chateau Elan family,” said Ed Walls, general manager, Château Élan Winery & Resort. “With their level of expertise in tennis management, coupled with our recent enhancements, we know this will deliver a superior sport experience to our guests and neighborhood visitors.”
Château Élan’s tennis program will feature a busy schedule of daily programming, tournaments, special events, luxury tennis camps and more. The Racquet Club is open to Members, Non-Members and Resort Guests. Matt Kirkham has been named Director of Tennis, effective immediately. Kirkham, originally from Nottingham, United Kingdom, has over a decade of coaching experience, including his most recent position as Junior Program Director at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, managed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis.
Lessons, clinics and court reservations can be made by contacting Matt Kirkham at email@example.com
For more information about Château Élan Winery and Resort, visit: www.chateauelan.com
For meetings, events and vacations, Château Élan Winery & Resort is conveniently located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta. On the estate sits a 16th century-styled French château with a full-service winery and tasting bar, a AAA Four Diamond Inn and conference center, a 35,000 sq. ft. European spa, 45 holes of championship golf, tennis center, seven delectable restaurants and more.
The winery and resort is owned by an affiliate of Wheelock Street Capital and managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts, while Troon manages the golf experience and Cliff Drysdale Tennis manages the Château Élan Racquet Club. For more information, call 678-425-0900 or visit chateauelan.com. Tennis is big and in the surrounding areas of Atlanta, so this is another great option to grow the sport and allow tennis players to get the most out of their visit to a great resort like Chateau Elan.