The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort // Island Time Meets The Clay Courts in Northeast Florida
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort generates an enticing escape for those searching for a beachy getaway, an island abode, or a new clay court to call home
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort appeals to families, couples and avid tennis players alike. 23 Har-Tru clay courts lay in a truly unique setting that’s shaded by oak trees and paved with sidewalks that will lead you from the clubhouse to the gym to the courtside condos and back around. The six Cliff Drysdale- hired teaching professionals bring their passion for the game right to your court for a personalized and desirable experience, no matter your age of level. Venture to the venue on a regular basis or check-in to one of the 404 glorious resort accommodations overlooking the flowing waves of the shore. No matter the reasoning for your arrival, you’ll be eager to extend your stay in one of the most relaxing towns in the area.
Membership // Adult Tennis // Junior Tennis // Tournaments // Overview
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort rests in northern Florida and is lined with blooming oaks, breezy airways, rejuvenating scenery and world-class court time. Kick-back poolside at one of the oasis options backing the beach or indulge in any of the nine eateries that’ll have you buds tingling for seconds (or thirds!)
As one of the many Cliff Drysdale Tennis properties, The Omni Amelia Island Plantation introduces the professionalism and variety of programming that you’ve come to expect from this timeless organization. Choose between any of the league play options or join in on a daily clinic to grow your game in paradise. Introduce your little ones to the game they’ll learn to love for life. With something to offer to all ages, skill sets and lifestyles, The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Program can incorporate just the right amount of instruction and live-ball play to leave you anticipating your next visit.
Become a member of the Amelia Island Club and earn access to a private clubhouse, three golf courses, pools, nine restaurants, and locker rooms along with all of the resort amenities at The Omni. With three tiers including golf, tennis and social, there’s a section of membership for the ideal lifestyle. Join the current 1,200 members, including over 150 active tennis members, who enjoy the club scene you’re envisioning in Florida. If you anticipate regular trips to the Amelia Island Club or Resort, it may be worthwhile to invest in the Resort Pass, which is $200 annually per individual ($300 per two adults or $400 for family of four) and provides discounted golf and tennis access if you’re living locally. As a member, pass holder or resort guest, you have the ease of booking court time any time you’d like, a benefit that the general public cannot enjoy.
You can enjoy any and all of the venue’s clinics as a resort guest, member or just by driving by. Attached to the tennis venue is a fitness center, pool, locker rooms and restaurant, and, just adjacent from the courts are villas and condos allowing for ease of access to all guests or residents. Daily instructional drills are provided from 9-10am and focus on a specific skill set that’s ideal for any level. Adults enjoy these clinics and countless others, with a general overview provided HERE. Below, please see the list of available adults clinics as well:
- Strategy and Drills Clinic: Daily 10-11am
- Cardio Tennis: Tuesday 8-9am; Thursday 8-9am; Saturday 1-2pm
- Mens and Ladies Round Robin: Monday, Friday 9-11am
- Monday Night Lights: Ladies Only – 7:30-8:30pm (2.5-3.0 level)
- Prime Time at The Omni: Drop-in for Mixed between 6:30-8pm
Throughout the year, Ladies Retreats entice the gals to mingle while Adult Camps bring out the competitiveness of your mates. Offered during two weeks of the year, you can experience the instruction from 10 teaching professionals with your best ladies by your side. Stay in style at the resort and test your timing on the court – the best way to mix both of your passions right on the island. Adult Camps draw an abundance of annual attendees, some of which have been returning for years. One perk of the camps includes one hour of private instruction within the set price – a benefit that not many other programs can boast. Team packages are also available should the dates of the camps not match with your busy schedule. Even if you’re competing on-property, the Cliff Drysdale staff can warm-up your team and stay to view your match, the ideal way to perfect your game with visual guidance from your favorite staff member.
One of the most widely attended camps around would be the Doubles Bootcamp, seeing oftentimes over 60 players taking advantage of this beneficial package. From Friday-Sunday, this camp packs in the programming you’ve been anticipating- just the right amount that will elevate your game over the weekend. Book the weekend with your loved one or attend solo for a guaranteed variety of new tennis pals! And, if you’re seeking a simple match or pairing on Amelia, look no further than the guaranteed match concierge service, set up by a staff member or by Freida in the pro shop, who has been involved in the services for over 19 years.
Juniors surely aren’t left out of the picture on the island – they have their fair share of clinics and camps to attend year-round. See the full schedule HERE, or view the list below for your convenience:
- Red and Orange Ball (Ages 4-10): Tuesday-Thursday 3:15-4pm
- Orange and Green Ball (Ages 6-10): Monday-Thursday 4-5pm
- Green and Yellow Ball (Ages 11 & Older): Tuesday-Thursday 5-6pm
- Family Cardio Tennis: Saturday 1-2pm
Holiday and Summer camps create a fun and meaningful week-long experience for the juniors. With availability for ages 5-12, we know that your tot will try out tennis and be yearning for more by the end of the week. After school programs also engage the little ones in the open air after a day of classroom learning.
For the academy trainee, a Junior Academy is in the works from 5-6:30pm Monday-Thursday, the best way to take advantage of the incredible layout of the courts at your peak potential. Coaches will be instructing the players and even traveling around to tournaments with the group.
Sign-up for one of the 15 total junior tournaments hosted on-site, including four National level events and trickling down to entry-level events. Adults can prepare for Racquet War, an invigorating new scene to compete on the courts over a long weekend, oftentimes among over 200 other competitors. Hosting the Husband/Wife National Clay Courts, this atmosphere turns the 32 draw of couples and teams into an engaging and competitive one.
Taking pride in the incredible mixture and variety of the programming, Scott Coleburne and Sal Barbaro acknowledge that they can customize the experience for every group to best first their needs and wants.
“It’s just a great setting to be in. The clinics and drills are interesting, the structure is different and not at all boring, and we push the drill boundaries. Because we initiated the program here, we’ve seen it grow and have built upon it. We’re very big on service and personable to all players. Tennis really does bring people together, and we’ve seen it continue on here. It’s a lifestyle, and we love giving back to it.”
-Coleburne and Barbaro, Cliff Drysdale professionals
Amongst all of the tennis on property, you can also put up the rackets and indulge in other areas. By focusing on local residents, resort guests and island-goers, The Shops of Amelia Island Plantation produce a one-of-a-kind take on vacay purchases. Splurge on those beachy sandals you’ve been eyeing from the start or browse through some classic pieces at any of the 14 on-site boutiques that will allow you to take home your own piece of paradise. The bakeries and other restaurants each have their own niche that tingle the taste buds in just about every area – sports bar to steak house to coffee bar, and everything in between. The rejuvenating spas, spacious fitness centers, 3.5 mile private beach, and countless community activity and amenities will have you feeling like you’ve just arrived at your second home. Remember, that clay court clinic is just a call away on Amelia Island, so we invite you to schedule that tennis into your itinerary during your future getaway.
To reach The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, visit their website at https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation or call them at (904) 261-6161.
6800 First Coast Highway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
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