Drew Evert has moved his adult tennis clinics to new digs at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.
I met Evert at in 2004 at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca and returned for a visit in February 2011 after Evert moved his tennis clinics and camps from the Academy to the nearby luxury resort on the beach. The resort entrance is via a circular drive around a landscape of palm trees. The Florida pink resort looms ahead, separated from the hustle and bustle of city street traffic.
It’s a good fit for Drew Evert. The Evert Academy has a long relationship with the Boca Resort, which hosts the annual Chris Evert fantasy camp and is the site for an annual charity auction and dinner for the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity charity tournament held at Delray Beach. The Boca Resort is annually listed as one of the top 50 tennis resorts by Tennis Magazine.
Evert’s Adult Camp runs seasonally, November through April, Thursday to Sunday. Early sign-ups are encouraged because of the demand and popularity of the Camp. Cost for the four day camp is $450. Single day registration is also accepted. Drill and instruction is based upon the level of the players and can change with each new weekly group. The camp features drills for singles and doubles, footwork exercises, tips on the latest doubles techniques and organized play among fellow campers and specially trained coaches.
People return year after year because of the friendships and camaraderie they build with fellow campers, who come from everywhere.
Off court, campers can take in beaches, restaurants and night life in and around Boca Raton. Nearby Delray Beach is a favorite. Atlantic Avenue is filled with restaurants and shops and music and crowds at night. It’s great for people watching as you dine and drink at a sidewalk café.
Atlantic Avenue runs up to the beach and past the Delray Beach Tennis Center. If you are there in late February – early March, you can take in the tennis action of the International Tennis Championships, a combined ATP Champions Tour (a pro senior event) and ATP World Tour event.
If you stay at the Boca Resort you can take advantage of the amenities, which include a half-mile stretch of private beach at the Boca Beach Club and two 18-hole championship golf courses.
Other accommodations are plentiful. One option is the Marriott Residence Inn in Boca Raton, conveniently located between Boca Raton and Delray Beach.
West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale airports are 30 minutes away from the Boca Resort and the Academy. Miami International Airport is an hour away. From the Washington, DC area, a motor trip to Boca Raton is about 1,000 miles down I-95. With an overnight stop off the highway at Savannah, GA, you can be there on day two of your trip.
Drew Evert can be reached by phone at (561)447-3916, and by email at email@example.com.