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Red Ledges announced as USTA Utah's Organization of the Year

Award recognizes efforts in growing tennis at all levels in a previously underserved area

Heber City, UT (February 3, 2020) – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Utah division has awarded Red Ledges as the 2019 Organization of the Year for their efforts in growing tennis at all levels in a previously underserved area.

Established in 2007, the award is presented annually in recognition of the services rendered by a USTA Organization member in the State of Utah for their support to the Utah Tennis Association in helping grow tennis participation in all levels. Managed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis (CDT), Director of Tennis Michael Topp and his team have introduced new programs for adults and juniors. Red Ledges has fielded many new USTA League teams over the last 12 months, helping create a strong tennis community in Utah.

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“They have such great teams with beautiful sportsmanship,” said Ally Sundberg, District League Coordinator for USTA Utah. “It starts at the top with Michael Topp as their Director, and filters down to all the players in their facility."

Located in Heber City, Red Ledges is home to one of the most scenic private tennis clubs in the Park City region. A full slate of clinics, lessons, camps, leagues and special events are offered for members. Due to significant program growth, the club added two new courts championship hard courts in 2017. In addition to the four courts available seasonally, two courts are enclosed each winter for indoor play. Red Ledges was also named Cliff Drysdale Tennis’s Club of the Year in 2018.

“When Red Ledges was envisioned as a private community nearly 13 years ago, Cliff Drysdale Tennis was always part of that vision,” said Red Ledges’ General Manager John Johnson. “To see what the CDT team and Michael Topp have done to fulfil this has been amazing. Michael brings his enthusiasm and energy to the courts with him everyday and it shows in the loyalty and support our members and guests have with him. It has certainly helped put Red Ledges on the tennis map in the state of Utah.”

“We'd like to thank the leadership team at Red Ledges for their significant support of tennis, including the new courts which have allowed for significantly more league play,” said Scott Colebourne, Chief Operations Officer of Cliff Drysdale Tennis. “Through their vision and the hard work of Michael Topp, we’ve been able to grow tennis at all levels.”

Red Ledges boasts an award winning golf community, managed by Troon, with additional amenities ranging from tennis, swimming, fitness and much more. The four seasons private community pioneered by Tony Burns and Nolan Archibald has become the most successful in the Park City area.

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About Red Ledges
Red Ledges is a premier private recreational mountain community in Heber Valley, Utah, that features an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course; a family and pet friendly 12-hole, par-3 Jack Nicklaus Golf Park; the Jim McLean Golf School; the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School; a swim and fitness club; Kid’s Club; Equestrian Center; Juniper Grill restaurant; and a multi-generational resort-style pool with water playground, a 144-foot waterslide, a poolside bar and grill and well-appointed locker rooms. Spanning nearly 2,000 acres in Utah’s Wasatch and Uinta mountain ranges, Red Ledges offers 1,200 estate homesites and thoughtfully designed homes with dramatic views of the unique red rock formations and surrounding Rocky Mountain peaks.

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. CDM is dedicated to growing the game of tennis and strives to develop, promote and teach new programs that bring more tennis to more people. As the sport continues to grow, as does the CDM commitment to hire, educate and advance talented tennis professionals that provide service excellence both on and off the court. 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

About Troon
Red Ledges is professionally managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 465-plus locations around the globe, including managing 500-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include The Club at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; and Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. For additional news and information, visit

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