Cliff Drysdale Tennis Partners with In-Shape Health Clubs

November 4, 2009

Bakersfield and Visalia, CA (November 3, 2009) – In-Shape Health Clubs, one of the top 20 health club companies in the U.S. with 35 locations in California,, has partnered with Cliff Drysdale Tennis to bring the Ultimate Tennis Experience to its members. Effective November 9, two premier In-Shape facilities – In-Shape Sport: Laurel Glen (Bakersfield) and In-Shape Sport: Visalia – will boast the best tennis instruction and programming in their areas as Cliff Drysdale sets up shop.

”We’re thrilled to bring Cliff Drysdale Tennis to our clubs!” boasts In-Shape VP of Operations Steve Saxton. “Their team of highly-skilled tennis professionals will bring an exciting brand of tennis to our members of all ages and showcase In-Shape’s tennis facilities to the public through proven successful community outreach programs. This is a win-win for both our members and the local community.”

Cliff Drysdale Tennis Directors Scott McCulloch (Bakersfield) and Nick Heron (Visalia), will launch programming at the facilities beginning Monday, November 9, 2009. Members will enjoy such services as private lessons, clinics, cardio tennis, junior and adult programs, social events, round robin tournaments and exhibitions. In order to fully embrace the clubs’ membership, McCulloch and Heron will offer one Free Lesson to everyone, encouraging members and non-members alike to meet their new Tennis Directors, and learn about and experience all that Cliff Drysdale Tennis has to offer.

“Our relationship with In-Shape is the opportunity to spread the good tennis word to thousands of new families,” states Cliff Drysdale, a longtime leader in the tennis industry, and founder of Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “Tennis has always been an important part of the California landscape and In-Shape, like us, recognizes that the tennis lifestyle is the healthy way to go. Our pros will inject the In-Shape tennis programs with excitement, fun, joy and competition. We cannot wait!”

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

About In-Shape Health Clubs

In-Shape Health Clubs is ranked one of the top 20 health club companies in the United States and owns and operates 35 locations in California. Founded in 1981 with one club and a vision for helping people stay healthy and have fun, the company has experienced consistent success and growth throughout the state. In-Shape operates 4 clubs in Bakersfield, and 3 clubs in Visalia. For more information, visit