Yonahlossee Racquet Club was originally founded as Camp Yonahlossee in 1922, and featured horseback riding, swimming, pottery, weaving, hiking, and tending to their farm. Camp Yonahlossee sold its property six decades later to a developer named John Rice, who set out to create a world-class tennis resort and preserve the natural mountain landscape. To this day we continue to build upon the same goal.
then & now
& Director of Tennis
Ripley Amell comes to Yonahlossee a seasoned veteran in the tennis industry having managed two top tennis resorts in Canada and the US. He owned and operated the National Tennis Academy in Orlando and most recently the Tournament Players Academy in Tampa, FL. Ripley holds accreditations with Tennis Canada, USPTR, CCF and ITF. Ripley's wife Kim is an accomplished artist now in the area, they have three grown children Jenn, Alex and Alexis. "There are but a few places that exude a calming effect, while evoking the senses the likes of Yonahlossee Resort and Club to experience the game of tennis - it's breathtaking!" I'm honored to be a part of the rich tennis tradition.