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Fabio Vasconcellos, a tennis professional with Peter Burwash International has been appointed as director of tennis at Harbour Ridge.

Vasconcellos was born in Brazil where his junior years ranking led him to a full scholarship at Limestone College in South Carolina. Upon graduation with a physical education degree, Vasconcellos joined Peter Burwash International in 1988 and began a career that has taken him around the world directing tennis programs at first-class resorts and clubs.

His assignments have ranged from the Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to the Al Bustan

Palace Hotel in Muscat, Oman, where he organized the largest ladies tennis league in the country, which is still running to this day. His three seasons in the Middle East were complemented by summer seasons at Hotel Stanglwirt in Austria, rated the top tennis camp in Europe.

Vasconcellos will be stationed at the brand-new amenity center at Harbour Ridge, Lakeside Fitness, Spa and Tennis Center. Along with eight, state-of-the-art Har-Tru tennis courts and a stadium exhibition court a, the newly opened facility will feature a full gym with new equipment and machines, physical therapy, private or group Pilates and a juice, smoothie bar.

“I am truly excited and appreciative of the opportunity to help grow the tennis program at Harbour Ridge at a time where the club will just re-open its club house after a renovation,” he said. “This is an unbelievable upgrade to our tennis and fitness facilities and that will certainly help to entice new members to join our fantastic club.”