Bluewater Bay partners with Cliff Drysdale

February 17, 2012

Niceville, FL — Cliff Drysdale Tennis is pleased to announce their partnership with Bluewater Bay Tennis Center to manage the tennis operation which became effective in January, and will also include various improvements to the facility including court resurfacing, painting, new windscreens, and pro shop enhancements as stated today by Cliff Drysdale Tennis CEO, Don Henderson.

Bryce Cunningham, Program Director at the Drysdale-managed Ritz-Carlton Tennis Garden, Key Biscayne, has been installed as the new Director of Tennis for Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. A native of Australia, Cunningham has stellar international coaching and tennis program management experience. As a junior, Bryce trained at both the Chris Evert and Bollettieri Academies, and has gone on to earn his P1 USPTA certification as well as certification as a personal trainer. While in Australia, Bryce served as Head Tennis Professional at Tiebreak Tennis Academy, directing the adult and junior programs as well summer camp. Four years ago, Bryce joined the team at Cliff Drysdale Tennis, and quickly moved up the ranks to Program Director and Camp Director at the award-winning tennis center at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami.

“I’m truly excited for the opportunity to lead the team at Bluewater Bay,” stated Cunningham, “ Our goal at CDT is to grow the tennis program with new players and energize the members and guests with lots of action on the court! With Bluewater Bay’s beautiful setting and upcoming facility upgrades, this partnership with CDT will quickly result in the most sought-after tennis experience in Northwest Florida!”

Bluewater Bay Tennis Center boasts over 200 active members and features 12 beautifully landscaped clay courts, a deck overlooking a professional size stadium court, and a comfortable, fully equipped clubhouse with locker rooms, pro-shop, and snack bar. The facility has played host to numerous professional tournaments, including USTA Pro Circuit Futures and the Grand Masters Tour.

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