Château Élan Winery & Resort Selects Cliff Drysdale Tennis to Manage Operations at Racquet Club
Château Élan Winery & Resort, the enchanting 16th century styled château and full-service winery nestled among North Georgia's picturesque foothills, has selected Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the nation's leading tennis management company, to manage its racquet club. Located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta, Ga., Château Élan is home to a 3,500 acre estate, one of the most awarded wineries on the East Coast, seven delectable restaurants, 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a 35,000 sq. ft. European spa, 45 holes of championship golf and newly renovated racquet club which includes three championship hard courts, two Har-Tru clay courts and four pickleball courts.
"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."
Cliff Drysdale Tennis was founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Famer Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson. Dedicated to growing the game of tennis and strives to develop, Cliff Drysdale Tennis promotes and teaches new programs that bring more tennis to more people. In July 2018, Troon®, the leader in club management, development and marketing acquired Cliff Drysdale Tennis. The acquisition brings together two influential sports management companies that have been excelling around the world for more than two decades.
"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."
The tennis program at Château Élan 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 with Matt Kirkham named as director of tennis. 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, also managed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis.
To learn more about Château Élan Winery & Resort or to book an upcoming visit, please visit chateauelan.com or call 678-425-0900.