Peter Burwash International Selected to Direct Racquet Sports Program for The Club at High Hampton


Magnolia, Texas – May 17, 2021- Peter Burwash International (PBI) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Club at High Hampton in Cashiers, North Carolina. Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, the community of High Hampton is surrounded by 1400 protected acres of natural beauty.

High Hampton has been home to families for generations, with homes situated within the property’s hills and valleys. The iconic heart of the High Hampton estate is the historic Inn, which has welcomed guests to this mountain oasis for nearly a century. As well as enjoying the private lake, hiking trails and lavish gardens, guests also have full access to other on-property amenities like golf and racquet sports, which are made available through, and operated by, High Hampton’s residential membership program, The Club at High Hampton. The Club provides not only access to all amenities but also to a robust social and athletic calendar for members and guests.

High Hampton’s tennis and pickleball program, which will be under the direction of PBI from the season opening May 21st through October, celebrates the resort’s long-standing passion for racquet sports. Developed under the direction of Andy Roddick, former world tennis champion and part-time Cashiers resident, the competition-caliber facilities include four Har-Tru clay courts, one classic hard court and four pickleball courts. 

In conjunction with this announcement PBI has appointed Wendell McConnie to be its first Director of Racquet Sports for the High Hampton program. McConnie, who has club, academy, and five-star resort experience in coaching and programming, holds certifications in tennis from the USPTA and the ITF and in pickleball from the IFP. His current assignment is at Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, a premier gated community in Florida. 

Working closely with the Club at High Hampton, McConnie and PBI are developing a complete menu of instructional, social and competitive programs that will integrate members and guests and offer activities for players of all ages and abilities.  

Of the new affiliation, Natasha Kittrell, Director of Outdoor Activities at High Hampton, commented, “We knew that partnering with PBI Tennis would provide us the best instruction and programming for our tennis and pickleball players. They send world-class instructors to countless tennis clubs in the country. We are thrilled that Wendell will be kick starting our program. He is knowledgeable, pleasant and hard working. We have no doubt that he will be a great asset to High Hampton.” 

Added PBI President Rene Zondag, “High Hampton is a vibrant community in such a beautiful natural setting. We are excited about this partnership and look forward to offering a racquet sports program that will be part of the memorable experiences High Hampton provides for its members and guests.”




About Peter Burwash International

Founded in 1975, Peter Burwash International (PBI) is the world’s premier tennis management company, specializing in tennis instruction, program development, marketing, operations and daily tennis activities for five-star resorts, hotels and tennis clubs worldwide. Recognized for its innovative Tennis For Life® instruction and exceptional customer service, PBI directs tennis programs for 55 exclusive properties in the United States, Mexico, Hawaii, Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. For more information please visit


About High Hampton

High Hampton, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has inspired residents and guest to connect with nature and each other for 96 years. High Hampton’s breathtaking backdrop invites you to make yourself at home in its rustic elegance.  Amenities at this 3,600-foot elevation, 1,400-acre property include a myriad of seasonal events, a scenic mountain golf course being redesigned by Tom Fazio, five tennis courts, 15-miles of hiking trails, a 15-acre private lake for swimming, boating, fishing, and other water-related activities and top-notch high country cuisine. The historic Inn underwent an exciting transformation elevating service, comfort and amenities and re-opened spring 2021.