Looking to get away for a little tennis retreat with that special someone at this most romantic time of the year, then look no further than the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, conveniently located between Orange County and San Diego.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for couples to take advantage of the Resort’s Relax & Revive package, which allows couples to truly experience the La Costa lifestyle with a daily $75 resort credit to use toward the resort’s many amenities. Call ahead to the tennis pro shop and set up an hour lesson, or have them you set up with a mixed doubles set or two on the resort’s 17 clay and hard tennis courts.
There’s no better way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the work week than to spend a day or two at La Costa. Click here for more information on the Relax and Revive package. The resort includes a full-service spa and restaurants like Bob’s Steak & Chop House and Bistro 65, as well as Diversions Sport Lounge for a little less-formal evening.
Omni La Costa features a world-class program managed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, industry leaders in tennis programming founded by the legendary ESPN analyst and International Tennis Hall of Fame member, Cliff Drysdale.
Here’s a quick look at the Omni Resort Las Costa’s Director of Tennis Bryce Cunningham and his teaching pros, with information gathered from the resort’s website:
Cunningham is a native of Australia and a USPTA Elite Professional. He brings prestigious international experience as a player, coach, and in tennis management to The Club at La Costa and Cliff Drysdale Tennis. Bryce joined Cliff Drysdale Tennis Management in 2008 and since has worked at several world renowned tennis resorts across the county including the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne in Florida. In 2013, Bryce was named USPTA Pro of the Year for the Florida panhandle and in 2016, the Omni La Costa Tennis Center was named USPTA Club of The Year for the San Diego Division under his management.
Cammy MacGregor has been a certified USPTA instructor for the last 15 years and played on the WTA Tour for nine years. Cammy competed in all of the Grand Slams, highlighted by reaching the 4th round in singles at the 1989 Australian Open. She currently serves on the USPTA Board and was named USPTA female player of the year in 1998, 2000 and 2009.
Sean Stewart has been a member of the USPTA since 1984 and has a Pro-1 rating. He attended UC Berkeley and was a member of one of the nation’s top-ranked collegiate men’s tennis teams.
Brian Blumenfield has been teaching at the resort since 2005. Brian attended the University of Rhode Island and played two years of Division I tennis singles and doubles – making all rookie his freshman year.
Originally from Albury, Australia, Jarrod Liston has spent his past six years in the U.S. playing and teaching tennis. Jarrod played college tennis at Midwestern State University where he started in singles and doubles and captained the team for three years, helping lead them to two NCAA Division II quarterfinals. At Midwestern State, he also received his degree in Exercise Physiology and a Minor in Biology, as well as becoming USPTA certified.
Sam Bohringer is a certified Tennis Australia professional coach from the Gold Coast, Australia. Sam has worked with players of all ages and skill levels.
Alejandro Andino is a former player of the Men’s Tennis Team at Barry University, Minn., and University of South Carolina-Aiken. Alejandro became a NCAA Division II National Champion in 2013 playing for Barry University, and he also reached No. 731 in the ATP doubles tour. Alejandro is originally from Madrid, Spain.
- No. of Courts: Seventeen, including seven lighted courts for evening play and stadium seating for 1,000 people.
- WTT This Summer: The La Costa courts are home to the Mylan World TeamTennis reining champion San Diego Aviators.
Phone: (760) 931-7501
Address: 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009