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Polo Tennis and Fitness Club Announces Racquet Facility Expansion

3 Lighted Padel Courts, 3 Lighted Pickleball courts and Fitness Center Enhancement coming July 1


Austin, Texas - Polo Tennis and Fitness Club, a private club located in Austin, Texas, has announced plans for a state of the art facility expansion that will bring Pickleball, Padel and a renovated fitness center to the Southwest Austin location. Estimated completion is July 1, 2022. The club will become the first in Austin to feature dedicated facilities and programs for tennis, pickleball and padel.


Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the United States, with over 4.8 million active players. It is played on a 20 x 44 foot court and is perfect for players of all experience levels. Padel, a racquet sport popularized in Spain, is another rapidly growing sport that combines elements of tennis and squash in a glass enclosed court. All Racquet Sports, the country’s principal expert on padel, is leading the construction and development of the three courts. Technological highlights include aluminum exclusive profiles, laser cut anchor plates, LED lighting and AFP Turf Monofibre. Polo Tennis and Fitness will be the first club in Austin to have three outdoor padel courts available for play. Finally, the indoor fitness center at Polo Tennis and Fitness Club will double in size, with new equipment, group fitness space and more coming soon.


“This news is a game changer for our members and the Austin racquet sports community,” said Dan Carozza, Director of Racquets and Club Manager of Polo Tennis and Fitness Club. “I want to thank our ownership and the entire team for helping this vision come to fruition. We thank and express our special appreciation to Anders Eriksson, founder and co-owner, for his perseverance pushing Polo Tennis and Fitness Club forward since his acquisition in 2009, culminating in this historic expansion.”


According to Eriksson, “We couldn’t be more proud to offer world class programming in Tennis, Pickleball, and Padel as well as state of the art equipment in our two story fitness center. This makes us a clear leader in the private club market.”


To celebrate the opening of the club’s new amenities, Polo Tennis and Fitness club will hold an Open House event on Saturday, July 30th from 2-5pm that is open to the public. Guests can tour the facility, try out all of the racquet sport offerings, and learn about membership opportunities. From now until July 30th, Polo Tennis and Fitness Club is offering 50% initiation for new members.


To inquire about membership, contact Dan Carozza at: d.carozza@polotennisclub.com


For media inquiries, contact Joey Hanf at: j.hanf@cliffdrysdale.com


About Polo Tennis and Fitness Club

Under new ownership since 2008, Polo Tennis and Fitness Club has been a hub for tennis and social life in southwest Austin for two decades. One of the most popular and prestigious clubs in Texas, the facility boasts a strong staff of professionals and hosts a number of regional and national events. The High Performance Academy program is internationally renowned and features some of the best players in the state. The club features Austin's only Plexi-cushion Prestige tennis courts providing an orthopedic-friendly playing experience. The subsurface cushioning system reduces stress on joints allowing for longer play with less fatigue. All 10 courts have low profile lighting & covered cabanas. The 8,500 square foot clubhouse includes an all encompassing fitness center as well as men's and women's locker rooms. Effective July 1, 2022, the club will feature three lighted Pickleball courts, as well as 3 lighted Padel courts, the only facility of its kind in Austin. Finally, the resort style pool boasts an architecturally unique three level pool with its own rock waterfall with a continuously circulating water filtration system. For more information, visit: www.polotennisclub.com


About Cliff Drysdale Tennis

Founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson, specializes in daily tennis and fitness operations and management for resorts, hotels and private clubs; sports design and construction consultation for companies interested in building world-class facilities; educational programs, summer camps, clinics and retreats; and resort, hotel corporate outing planning and leisure operations. Cliff Drysdale Management’s property portfolio currently boasts 33 tennis facilities nationwide, including multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal ranked tennis resorts on Tennis Resorts Online’s Top 100 list. In July 2018, Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing acquired Cliff Drysdale Management. The acquisition brings together two influential sports management companies that have been excelling at locations around the world for more than two decades. For more information, visit www.cliffdrysdale.com



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