Red clay a success at St. Andrews CC

September 29, 2011

BOCA RATON, Fla. — St. Andrews Country Club recently imported European red clay directly from Italy to provide their members with an unforgettable tennis experience on the areas only court with this signature playing surface.

Aaron Krickstein, Director of Tennis at St. Andrews Country Club said, “We are very pleased that our own red clay court, similar to those seen at the French Open and Monte Carlo, is the first one installed at a club in our area. This unique court provides a somewhat different type of tennis experience, marked by a high, true bounce, slower overall play compared to a standard green Har-Tru court, increased importance and use of the drop shot, and tennis socks that get a little red. We have received very positive feedback and good reviews from our members and their guests who have taken advantage of the availability of this court.”

“The addition of a red clay court as a follow up to our annual professional tennis exhibition reinforces our commitment to tennis.” Craig D. Martin, St. Andrews Country Club Chief Operating Officer and General Manager added, “Offering our members a unique experience every day is part of our brand promise to grow the relevance and value of a membership at St. Andrews Country Club.”

On February 16, 2011, St. Andrews Country Club hosted a star-studded professional tennis exhibition featuring their own Director of Tennis, Aaron Krickstein, a nine-time ATP tour titlist, formerly ranked sixth in the world. Aaron was joined by fellow ATP superstars who have all been ranked in the World’s Top Ten. Participants included Mark Philippoussis, Jimmy Arias and Mikael Pernfors. The event was hosted by the famed and entertaining Brett Haber. Five days later Krickstein went on to defeat John McEnroe at the ATP Delray Beach Champions Tour Event where he was cheered on by a large contingent of St. Andrews Country Club members and their guests.

Michael Goldman, President, Board of Governors for St. Andrews Country Club stated, “The commitment of the Board of Governors, Craig and his professional staff, is to continually provide a one-of-a-kind experience at the Club. The result is a highly satisfied membership who receive the highest level of service excellence and amenities found anywhere in the country.”

About St. Andrews Country Club

St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, a resident-only Platinum Club of America, internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®. In November 2010 a brand new state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center was unveiled and includes an indoor hitting bay, private practice area, covered patio with complimentary beverage station, state of the art V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor®technologies and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. The Club also offers 15 clay tennis courts, including a European red clay court, a state-of-art spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot Clubhouse in the center of it all. The Clubhouse provides unequalled culinary delights, a year-round social calendar and offers spectacular views of the lakes, fountains, fairways and manicured greens. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional Morgan Pressel. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.