Arrowhead partners with Cliff Drysdale

May 6, 2014

Beaver Creek, CO — Cliff Drysdale Tennis is pleased to announce its partnership with Arrowhead at Vail to manage their tennis program and pro shop beginning with an opening celebration on May 24, 2014. The program will be directed by Steven Etchells, formerly of the Drysdale-managed tennis program at Omni Amelia Island in Florida.

Originally from Sherwood Forest England, Etchells played county and university tennis before earning his coaching qualifications with both the LTA and the PTR. He has worked at several Drysdale-managed resorts and clubs around the USA and is thrilled to bring his passion for the game to the program at Arrowhead at Vail.

“Arrowhead at Vail boasts a beautiful, scenic Colorado location with luxurious condominiums and private residences. We are thrilled to be able to offer the members and guests our Cliff Drysdale Tennis programs and player experience,” said Don Henderson, CEO of Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “We look forward to a summer season full of events and programs for both new and seasoned players of all ages and abilities.”

“Arrowhead at Vail, a Beaver Creek Residential Community, is very pleased to enter into this partnership with the renowned Cliff Drysdale Tennis organization,” said Jim McCullough, president of the Arrowhead at Vail Association (Arrowhead at Vail) governing board. “We are looking forward to a very successful relationship and are excited about the significant improvement in our tennis program that will result.”

Arrowhead at Vail, one of three premier residential villages of the Beaver Creek Ski Resort is located just 15 minutes west of the international destination resort of Vail, Colorado. Arrowhead at Vail provides guests with the perfect combination of privacy and exceptional resort amenities. The Arrow Bahn ski lift, a community pool, hot tubs, Vista restaurant and other amenities are just steps away. Also located in Arrowhead is the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, aptly named “Country Club of the Rockies.” The Alpine Club, a fitness, ski and social club, is located next to the Arrow Bahn ski lift and is open all seasons of the year. Arrowhead is a busy hub offering trails for winter Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, summer hiking and biking, and convenient access to several outstanding golf courses and fly-fishing rivers in the area. The Arrowhead at Vail tennis courts are a combination of both Har Tru and hard surface courts.

About Cliff Drysdale Tennis

Cliff Drysdale Tennis (CDT), founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Fame member and industry legend Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson, 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