After moving to Ibis and never having picked up a tennis racquet, my husband and I decided to take advantage of Ibis’ premier tennis facility. We excitedly started the Saturday morning beginner clinic where we received amazing tennis instruction, enjoyed a good workout, and had fun!! We were welcomed so openly and found that not only did we like tennis, but we also liked the people who played it and the professionals who taught it!
Since that first day on the courts, we have participated in many other high-energy clinics, drills, and lessons where the patient Pros have taught us so much about swing techniques and doubles' strategy. We are thrilled that we are now both playing in competitive and social matches. The instructors clearly enjoy teaching and their enthusiasm is infectious. Our true love behind the tennis game comes from the professionals at Ibis and how they never gave up on us!
I had not played tennis since high school. I am 68 and started again at Ibis three years ago. The teaching staff, the events, the whole facility is first class. I am enjoying so much the game and my fellow players that it keeps me young, healthy and motivated.
I encourage anyone who has left tennis to reconsider the game. Ibis tennis is part of a lifestyle. Chuck and his team will make you enjoy the game, whatever your level.
My wife and I had been playing golf for a few years before we moved to Ibis. We played mostly on public courses throughout the country and enjoyed the variety these venues gave us. However, once we settled in at Ibis, we became like "kids in a candy store." The professional staff is exceptional and wherever they are will be most gracious in answering your question. The learning center is an area which I think all of us at Ibis are very proud of. The private instruction and group clinics make players feel better about their game and help tweek it. We both eagerly look forward to continuing our golfing experience and enjoying the new friendships we have made at Ibis.
I have been a member of, and visited, tennis clubs all over the world. I would just like to say that the Tennis program here at Ibis is tops. The facilities, lessons, socials, and all other tennis related planned activities are professionally done and are all inclusive. The pros and staff are very professional and extremely pro-active toward the tennis members. My "Ibis tennis experience" has been wonderful. Kudos to all involved with this area in the club.
Back in 2003, we decided, along with another Ibis couple, Skip and Mo Gardner, to explore the possibility of buying second homes in a Florida golf community. We did the research and gathered a lot of information on a number of communities and planned a trip. For the most part, we all had pretty much the same criteria that must be met as far as home prices, golf courses , dining facilities, and all other amenities.
We stayed in the Fort Lauderdale area and worked our way north, visiting many developments. We looked at houses and facilities, we got excited about some developments, and others we simply went in one gate only to make a u-turn and a quick exit. After a few days, we had not found the perfect fit and agreed to one more look at a place a bit out of the way called Ibis. Almost immediately after entering the gate, we seemed to know that Ibis would meet all the criteria. Many years have passed and it seems that with each, the roots grow stronger and Ibis has truly become our home away from home.
~Sue and Joel Zanville