Omni amelia island plantation named no. 1 tennis camp in the united states

AMELIA ISLAND, FL (May 16, 2013) – Omni Amelia Island Plantation reigns supreme after the award-winning resort received acclaims as the “No. 1 Tennis Camp in the United States” and the “No. 2 Tennis Camp in the World” from Tennis Resorts Online – the web’s leading source of tennis-travel information. Also considered in the rankings were the diverse off-court characteristics, such as quality of the lodging, restaurants, children’s programs, value for dollar and other resort amenities( .

“We are very proud to have been recognized within the tennis industry,” says Paul Eckert, general manager of Omni Amelia Island Plantation. “The editors and readers themselves are the visitors: they stay at our resort and experience the tennis facilities, camps and instruction first-hand that Omni Amelia Island Plantation has to offer tennis travelers. There is a lot of competition throughout the country, and for our resort to continue to receive such high rankings is quite an honor.” 

Also recognized as the “No. 2 Tennis Resort on Florida’s East Coast” and as a “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S.” by Tennis Magazine, Racquet Park is tucked within the Omni Amelia Island Plantation’s sprawling 1,350-acres, which boasts 23 Har-Tru® clay courts, three of which are lighted for night play. The resort has hosted legends like Andre Agassi, the Williams sisters, Chris Evert and Maria Sharapova. Managed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, under the leadership of Scott Colebourne and Sal Barbaro, the resort offers tennis clinics and personal lessons for resort guests and locals.

Located on the tip of Northeast Florida’s barrier island, Omni Amelia Island Plantation rests between the Atlantic Ocean and natural salt marshlands. With 404 oceanfront hotel rooms, the resort also offers spacious, multi-bedroom villas with ocean, marsh and interior island views through the Villas of Amelia Island Plantation. Rich in recreational offerings, guests can embark on guided tours with an on-property naturalist; golf the most seaside holes in Florida; dine at one of nine on-property culinary options; indulge in a treatment at the nature-inspired spa; shop in the on-site shopping village; paddle through the Marsh by kayak and stand up paddle-boarding; or roll across wooden bridges through maritime forests by bike, Segway or island hopper.

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 About the Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Celebrating the completion of an extensive $85 million re-imagination, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is Florida’s award-winning island destination. Recognized for offering a upscale resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, the oceanfront retreat, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla., is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway. Situated on the 1,350-acres of the Amelia Island Plantation, the property's improvements include 404 luxury oceanfront guest rooms and suites; the largest pool deck in Northeast Florida including tiered lounge seating, an adults-only infinity edge pool, a family friendly pool, kids' splash area, two hot tubs, and fire features, all boasting spectacular Atlantic views; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; and a variety of new culinary options. Rich in recreational amenities, the resort also offers three-and-a-half miles of wide, uncrowded beach; 54 holes of championship golf; 23 Har-Tru® tennis courts; award-winning recreation programs; a shopping village with restaurants, boutiques and a nature-inspired signature spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; nine culinary options ranging from casual to fine dining; kids camps; and numerous activities for adventurers including kayaking, horseback riding, Segway tours and seven miles of paved trails. The Villas of Amelia Island Plantation feature 300 one-, two- and three-bedroom villas with ocean, golf or resort views. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers authentic, genuine guest experiences with AAA Four-Diamond service and the expectations of the Omni brand.

For more information, please call 1-800-The-Omni or visit

 About Cliff Drysdale Tennis

Cliff Drysdale Tennis (CDT), founded in 2001 by tennis legend Cliff Drysdale and partners Don Henderson and Tom Brownhill, 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. For more information, visit

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