The Ritz- Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami // Serves Up at This Oceanfront Cliff Drysdale Location

The Ritz- Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami // Serves Up at This Oceanfront Cliff Drysdale Location

The Ritz- Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami sustains the values of Cliff Drysdale Tennis intertwined with the serenity you seek in paradise.

Escape to the serenity that is Key Biscayne at The Ritz- Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, home to The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Garden. Lush landscaping and a pristine layout greet guests as they enter into the 11 court venue (10 clay, 1 hard) that exudes luxury and charm. Recognize rejuvenation after a refreshing round of drills or venture to the vibrant scene that is Miami and South Beach, all just a short commute away from paradise.

Overview // All Star Charity Tennis Event // Adults // Ladies Retreats // Juniors

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami brilliantly distinguishes itself away from the hustle of South Florida with a posh property featuring ocean-view guest rooms, a luxurious spa, lavish dining options, boutique pool areas, and so much more. The tranquility of the resort extends from the guest accommodations through the 1,200 feet of golden, sandy beaches and outwards towards the pristine Tennis Gardens. Boasting the largest tennis center of any Ritz-Carlton property, it’s a true given that a getaway on your own part of this seven-mile barrier island should remain atop your list of itineraries.

Forego all outside strains as you enter the gates of the resort and venture towards The Ritz-Carlton, a true masterpiece in design, amenities and management. Reflecting the excellence of all Ritz-Carlton properties while instilling the values of Cliff Drysdale Tennis, you’ll be drawn to Key Biscayne from the get-go. No matter your form, your time restraints or your level, the nine full time teaching professionals can actively accommodate your needs and ensure all of your tennis aspirations are exceeded. A packed schedule of clinics, mixers, and match play can acquaint you with other resort guests or local members. Their Game-Arranging service shall create a personal connection with your newest opponent if you so choose to participate. Challenge your game in the Gardens, and ready your return for a valuable and enjoyable experience in Key Biscayne.

If a membership is what you are intending to seek, The Ritz-Carlton can accommodate as availability arises. Grand Bay, the neighboring club, allows for reciprocity, as their members can utilize the spa and courts of the Ritz-Carlton, and vise versa. Membership for The Tennis Gardens remains capped throughout the year to best serve all resort guests and members. Inquire about membership through the Tennis Gardens by calling 305-365-4300.

All hotel guests can utilize the courts as part of their customized getaway package, or simply book daily court time for a flat rate of $15/person for the day. Individual court time includes unlimited court time, a can of balls, refreshments, and a towel.

Among the Cliff Drysdale staff at The Tennis Gardens is Sue Lopez, the Travel and Event Sales Manager for all of Cliff Drysdale. At your service to create the ultimate package suited to your lifestyle, Sue can customize an overnight tennis getaway that will fit right into your schedule, or you can choose from one of the already- arranged packages listed HERE. Sue and Tennis Director, Max Mangones go above and beyond to satisfy all guests and visitors, no matter how young, old, skilled or new to the game you may be.

One of the most anticipated events each year falls in late March, with the All Star Charity Tennis Event. Set for it’s 8th annual appearance in Key Biscayne on March 31, 2017, the day showcases an intimate competition among top ATP/WTA players and just 24 amateurs who play for a chance to compete in the final rounds of the All-Star Exhibition on Center Court. With appearances from players like Serena Williams and a fantastic atmosphere around the Tennis Gardens, you’re certainly in for a treat and a test on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton. All information can be accessed HERE.

On a regular basis, the staff at The Tennis Gardens offers adult clinics and programs that attract visitors and local members alike. Drills commence each morning of the week, along with several evening rounds and up-beat events making their way onto the schedule. The staff ensures a ratio of no more than 5:1, and feel free to drop- in to these drills as your schedule permits. Clinics can be confirmed HERE, but this list below will give you an excellent view of what to expect in Key Biscayne:

  • Monday-Friday; Sunday: 9:30-10:30am (Intermediate to Advanced – fast- paced point play drills)
  • Saturday: 10:30am-12pm (Intermediate to Advanced)
  • Wednesday: 7-8:30pm (Intermediate to Advanced)
  • Friday: 6-7:30pm (Intermediate to Advanced)
  • Monday: 7-8:30pm (Men’s Night – drilling, match play & beverages)
  • Wednesday: 9-11am (Round Robin Mixers including refreshments; 3.0 and above)

Adults Camps are also a prominent adventure through the Cliff Drysdale Experience. These 2-4 day camps are designed with your skill sets in mind and optimized to make the most of your game every time you set foot on court. Sue Lopez creates this inclusive, seasonal camp and ensures your priorities are covered by including an hour and a half group lesson and one hour private lesson or three hours of private group instruction per day with your own crew. Other amenities include the complimentary game matching services, unlimited court time before and after camp programs, one hour complimentary fitness class, and access to the fitness center along with your choice of accommodations. Seasons for the camp run January 1-April 3; April 4-September 30; and October 1-December 22. Each season creates a new experience within the resort for an unforgettable stay.

Girls weekends are expected, especially in the tennis world! Why not allow the Cliff Drysdale team take over the planning and let you sit back and enjoy the swing? With Ladies Retreats, you’ll wonder where the time went during your time in paradise. Held at several Cliff Drysdale locations, along with the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, you’ll be treated to five days/four nights of luxury, 15 total hours of tennis instruction, player parties and gatherings, optional spa services, and one unforgettable stay. Start planning for the next retreat in Key Biscayne HERE! (October 4-8 & October 18-22, 2017.)

League play also arranges classic and competitive play, with three ladies doubles teams involved in the South Florida Women’s League. Depending on the time of year, seasonal mixers and events will attract both resort guests and local players with themes like the Snow Bird Mixer, Grand Slam mixers, and so much more. Each event includes round robin play, food, drinks, raffles and prizes on the weekend.

The parents aren’t the only ones having a ball at The Tennis Gardens. The kiddos can hop onto the courts based on their appropriate age groups and skill level around the clock. Beginning with the youngsters through an elevated high school-aged class, there’s an option for everyone in the family to partake. Also available to all juniors is the Tournament Series, hosted at all South Florida Cliff Drysdale Locations. Listed below are the options for juniors:

  • Pee Wees (Ages 4-5): Tuesday/Thursday: 3:15-4pm
  • Thunder (Ages 6-9): Monday-Thursday: 4-5pm
  • Top Gun Jr. Tennis (Ages 9-13): Monday-Thursday: 5-6pm
  • High School Tennis (Ages 13-17): Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5-7pm

A full calendar of events provides you as the guest or member with easy access to the schedule at the Tennis Gardens. View the list HERE – perfect for the planners (like us!) Private, semi-private and group lessons available on a reservation basis.

Stay and play at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, home to not only The Tennis Gardens but also to six exquisite dining options, a tranquil 25,000 square foot spa, a complete fitness center, two outdoor heated pools, a private, white sandy beach with available recreational activities, and easy access to the local attractions and venues. You’re a short distance from the Miami International Airport, South Beach, Brickell, and so much more that is the Miami lifestyle. With the largest tennis venue among Ritz-Carlton properties and these lavish amenities at your service, how could you pass on this piece of paradise? Ensure that you review how your time in Key Biscayne faired below, and we hope tennis made it’s way onto your busy itinerary.

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To reach The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, visit their website at or call them at 305-365-4500.

If you’re interested in booking an enticing package deal to the Miami Open (March 20- April 2, 2017,) look no further than Grand Slam Tennis Tours. They offer multiple packages for your stay in Key Biscayne, including time at The Ritz- Carlton. Book your tickets or your entire vacation through their available packages.


415 Grand Bay Dr.
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149


Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday: 8am-7pm

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