Omni Amelia Island Resort tennis program, operated by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, has been recognized as one of the finest in the world, named the “No. 2 Tennis Resort on Florida’s East Coast” and a “Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S.” by Tennis magazine. Since 1974, guests and professionals have been enjoying this prestigious tennis facility set beneath a canopy of majestic live oaks and featuring 23 Har-Tru® fast-dry clay courts, a tennis pro shop, a health & fitness center, function rooms and Verandah, Omni Amelia Island Resort’s fine dining restaurant. Legends of tennis have played at Omni Amelia Island Resort including Andre Agassi, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Martina Hingis, Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters.
The Cliff Drysdale Tennis program offers the “Ultimate Tennis Experience” in one of the world’s truly amazing locations to play tennis – Amelia Island, Florida. Our programs operate year round and cater to all experience levels and to individuals, couples, families, and team groups. Our comprehensive adult and junior options have everyone’s game covered. Programs include: adult camps, ladies retreats, junior camps, private lessons and clinics, local, junior, USTA and professional tournaments.
We are excited to offer Pickleball at Cliff Drysdale. Our resort boasts 7 pickleball courts surrounded by a canopy of oak trees and plenty of clinics for beginners and advanced players alike! Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping pong, badminton and racquetball. It is fast-paced, easy to learn, great exercise and fun for all ages.
Court rentals available to guests of Omni Amelia Island Resort, Villas of Amelia Island, Amelia Island Club members and Tennis Pass holders only. Lessons and clinics available to the public outside of the club designated areas.
One of the Top Tennis Resorts in the World
We have been to many tennis resorts around the world and the Cliff Drysdale at the Omni Amelia Island is our favorite! 23 Har-Tru courts in a beautiful setting with moss lined trees providing shade.
The pros are world class and they offer multiple drills, clinics and lessons on a daily basis.
If you are traveling consider staying in a Tennis Villa - they are among the newest of the buildings and directly adjacent to the courts.
Great pros and facility!
Solid tennis program and beautiful facility! Kyle was great and kept things moving. Great tips and some great personal coaching within the group. I’ll be back soon!
Rude staff at the pro shop
Had a very unpleasant experience with an older woman who worked at the shop (Bonnie). We are staying at the Omni tennis villas and wanted to rent a court for the day but she was very exceptionally rude and spit venom at me in front of my son bc we booked our villa through a second party and weren’t eligible to rent there. I couldn’t believe the elitism and palpable misery this woman brings to her job.
I went with a group of ladies and we scheduled 2 days of drills with Pro Jeremy Vaughn. He did an amazing job and we all had a great time! We actually did a couple of drills we hadn't seen before and his coaching style and demeanor encourages fun and lots of laughs! I highly recommend Jeremy to anyone going to this tennis facility!
Great Tennis Pros and Facility
First off, the Cliff Drysdale tennis grounds and Har-Tru courts at Amelia Island are beautiful. Nice southern feel. Lots of shade. The sunken center court with grass "bleachers" is just super cool. We played on this court at night with the lights on.
I did morning tennis clinics with Sal, Luis, Han, and newcomer Garrett. I was so impressed with the energy and talent of the professionals. The clinics were challenging but well paced, educational, and fun. I was probably the worst player there as a 3.0, but I held my own with the other players and learned a lot.
There is a pro shop with towels, water, bars, coffee, sports drinks and apparel (Tail, Sofibella, Eleven, Inphorm, Head, and some others). Next door is the fitness center and locker rooms. This facility is one mile from the Omni hotel. You can walk or take the tram back and forth.