Thursday, October 6, 2011

ResortQuest’s Joe D’Aleo, Director of Tennis at TOPS’L® Resort, Recognized by USPTA  

Head of tennis program at Destin, Fla. resort earns top awards from the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals  —

Joe D'Aleo,
Director of Tennis at
TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort
Anyone familiar with tennis on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast is likely to recognize Joe D'Aleo. As District 1 President of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA®), tournament director for the annual Helen Drake Invitational Tennis Tournament, and Director of Tennis at TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort, his name comes up as often as he’s seen on the courts.

Adding to an already impressive list of credentials, D'Aleo was honored this June by USPTA Florida at its 2011 Awards Presentation where he took home two coveted honors: the award for District President of the Year (Panhandle district), as well as the USTA® Florida/USPTA Florida Division Service Award. Even more recently, D'Aleo was named USTA Florida's September 2011 Volunteer of the Month for his work with the QuickStart 10 and Under Tennis™ program.

“It was a great honor to receive both awards from the USTA and USPTA Florida division, as well as to be able to represent TOPS’L as one of the best tennis resorts in the country,” responded D’Aleo. “As always it is a team effort to achieve these goals. Being surrounded by such a great tennis staff helps me continue to grow the game locally as well as for our great tennis resort.”

D'Aleo leads the team of professionally certified tennis instructors on staff at TOPS'L Beach and Racquet Resort, a professionally managed luxury property by ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. Renowned as a top tennis destination, this property has received many accolades over the years including being named by Tennis Magazine as among the "Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the U.S." every year since 1987. Tennis Resorts Online also rated it a "Gold Medal Resort" for 2010, ranking TOPS’L as the #12 tennis resort in the world.

“You don’t have to spend more than five minutes with Joe before you can see the heartfelt passion he has for tennis,” said Ed Evans, TOPS’L Resort general manager, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals. “We are fortunate to have had Joe as part of the great TOPS’L team for the past 15 years.”

The Tennis Desk at the TOPS'L Club offers player-matching services, round robins, tennis clinics, and private and group lessons. Resort guests enjoy complimentary use of 12 newly resurfaced rubico clay courts, including 10 that are lighted for night play.

ResortQuest offers a number of individual and group tennis packages at TOPS'L Resort. A variety of package options are available with prices ranging from $35 to $273. Guests should call 888-874-9836 for pricing, reservations or to customize a package. More information, including package options, is available online.

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