Robert Wright, Director of Tennis

Wright, originally from Hertfordshire England, is an LTA certified pro with over 15 years of coaching experience. Rob played tennis for Oxford Brookes University with a major in Sport and Exercise Science.


Since joining Cliff Drysdale Tennis in early 2016, Rob has held key leadership roles at luxury resorts in California, Maryland, Wisconsin and Florida.


Sal Barbaro, Head Tennis Professional

Before moving at Amelia Island, Barbaro was the adult tennis director at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas. Resort programs under his control have been consistently ranked among the best in the country, culminating with the #1 Resort ranking at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation in 2014. 


Barbaro's main areas of expertise are in adult camp programs and junior development, overseeing these programs at the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School.


Luis Vallecillo, Director of Junior Tennis

Luis Vallecillo has been teaching Juniors for almost 7 years. He played tennis for Howard Payne University in Texas and majored in Exercise & Sports Science with an emphasis in Coaching. Inspired by his University coach, he quickly developed a passion for teaching juniors. Luis taught juniors at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch where he gained a lot of experience working with all levels and ages. Luis wants to inspire players to love the game of tennis. With his positivity, high energy, and passion for the game, Luis creates an unbelievable experience for tennis players. 



Racquet Park Drive

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Tel: 904-277-5145




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