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Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Meet the Pros

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Sal Barbaro was named the director of tennis for the Cliff Drysdale Tennis School at Amelia Island Plantation in the summer of 2014, having served as the assistant director for the two years prior. 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.

Tennis Pro Sal


With Cliff Drysdale Tennis since 2007, Scott is certified in adult and junior development with the Professional Tennis Registry, and junior programming with the USTA. He is currently active within these organizations serving as a national tester and tournament director. Scott has demonstrated superior coaching skills at the professional level since 1999 in New Zealand and throughout the U.S. During his career he has coached nationally ranked juniors and sectional-winning USTA adult teams, conducted clinics alongside legends of the game, and traveled the country playing and teaching.

As a junior, he was nationally ranked in the top five in New Zealand, and went on to play at the collegiate All-American level at Vincennes University, Indiana. Scott holds a Bachelor of Management Studies degree, with concentrations in Finance and Communications from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Tennis Pro Scott


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.


Guest Favorites

at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Bed and Breakfast

Enjoy our most popular package, which includes complimentary access to our "Art of Breakfast" each morning of your stay.

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Championship Golf

Named one of the "Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World" by Conde Nast Traveler.

The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation

Indulge at The Spa

Relax and revive at our full-service, nature-inspired spa.