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Cliff Drysdale Tennis and Peter Burwash International Unveil 2023 Company Awards

Cliff Drysdale Tennis and Peter Burwash International announced their year-end company awards this week. These honors recognize standout employees across both companies who embody a commitment to world-class development both on and off the courts, and exceptional service.

"We take great pride in our talented team around the world," said Scott McCulloch, President and Chief Operating Officer. "Serving as the largest racquet sports management company in the world is a great honor, but one that would not be possible without our professionals and support staff who go above and beyond to deliver outstanding experiences on a daily basis."

This year's company awards include CDT and PBI honors, which recognize remarkable efforts within each brand's portfolio, as well as "One Experience" awards which honor standout employees across both CDT and PBI.

All 2023 winners are listed below:

CDT Club/Resort of the Year: Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas

CDT Club/Resort of the Year: Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, Vermont

PBI Club/Resort of the Year: Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona

PBI Club/Resort of the Year: Tokyo Lawn Tennis Club, Tokyo, Japan

CDT Director/General Manager of the Year: Matthew Coerver, Southern Trace Country Club

CDT Racquets Professional of the Year: Valeria Lopez Perez, Silver Creek Valley Country Club

PBI Director/General Manager of the Year: Jim Leupold, JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa

PBI Racquets Professional of the Year: Eric Thorel, Four Seasons Bora Bora

CDT Impact Pro of the Year: Galina Bykova, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

PBI Impact Pro of the Year: Kevin Connolly, La Quinta Resort & Club

Support Staff of the Year: Starla Roden, Rome Tennis Center at Berry College/Rome Downtown Racquets Center

Support Staff of the Year: Noah Gibson, Dunes of Naples

Ambassador of the Year: Luana Stanciu, John Newcombe Country Club

Larry Huebner Humanitarian Award: Rituplawan Gogoi, Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence

Clif Drysdale Contributor to the Community Award: Kathleen Jaroszewski, Director of Quality Control, Corporate

Peter Burwash Service Award: René Zondag, PBI President, Corporate

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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 34 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. To learn more about CDT, visit: 

About Peter Burwash International

Founded in 1975, Peter Burwash International is a premier tennis management company specializing in tennis instruction, program development, marketing, operations and daily tennis activities for five-star resorts, hotels and tennis clubs worldwide. Troon acquired Peter Burwash International in December, 2021. The acquisition made Troon the worldwide leader in racquet sports management. PBI Founder and Chairman, Peter Burwash, a former Canadian champion, has been an icon in the tennis industry for over 45 years as a world-renowned coach, widely sought after motivational speaker, tennis TV commentator and author of eight books. Recognized for its innovative Tennis For Life® instruction and exceptional customer service, PBI directs tennis programs for 25 exclusive properties in North America, Hawaii, Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. To learn more about PBI, visit: 

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