Omni Amelia Island Resort
39 Beach Lagoon Road
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034

Meet the Pros

Tennis serve at Omni Amelia Island

DIRECTOR OF TENNIS, ROB WRIGHT

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. 

rob.wright@omnihotels.com

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HEAD TENNIS PROFESSIONAL, KYLE EDWARDS

Kyle Edwards grew up in Atlanta, GA playing highly competitive tennis around the south. He was recruited to play tennis at Palm Beach Atlantic in West Palm Beach, FL before transferring to College of Charleston, SC where he finished with a degree in marketing. His extensive coaching background has taken him to places such as Hilton Head, SC and Aspen, CO while being certified for PTR.

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TENNIS PROFESSIONAL, KEITH HAYES

USPTA-certified pro, Keith Hayes grew up in Sausalito, CA. In college, he spent five summers teaching with Hall of Fame Pepperdine University coach Allen Fox, PhD, and Hayes went on to teach in a variety of settings in California, including Malibu and Marin County before setting up his own successful programs in Sonoma County. Keith coached the Marin Catholic High School girls' tennis team to back-to-back North Coast Section titles in 2008 and 2009. Several of his essays and instructional columns have appeared nationally in TENNIS Magazine and onlin at tennisplayer.net.

Keith Hayes Tennis Pro at Omni Amelia Island Resort
 
 

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL, LUANA STANCIU

Originally from Bucharest, Romania, Luana Stanciu was recruited to play tennis at the University of Louisiana Monroe and the University of South Dakota. She then went on to get her MA in Kinesiology and Sports Management. Prior to working with Cliff Drysdale Tennis, she coached at a country club in Austin, TX.

Luana Stanciu Tennis Pro at Omni Amelia Island Resort
 
 

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL, TREVOR SPENCER

Trevor Spencer grew up in San Angelo, TX. He has played tennis for over 14 years both competitively and recreationally. Spencer acheived Eagle Scout status in 2015 in the Boy Scouts. In 2018, he graduated from Angelo State University with an BS in Kinesiology and two years later earned his Master's degree in Coaching/Sports Administration. After graduation, Spencer joined Cliff Drysdale Tennis, focusing on acheiving certification by the USPTA. Before joining the team on Amelia Island, he was teaching at the famous John Newcombe Country Club in New Braunfels, TX.

Trevor Spencer Tennis Pro at Omni Amelia Island Resort
 
 

TENNIS PROFESSIONAL, XAVIER DE VREESE

De Vreese, originally from Nice, France, first started playing tennis at the age of 4. As a talented junior, he joined the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy at the age of 12 to further his development into an elite junior player. Throughout his six years at the academy, De Vreese qualified for France junior nationals and travelled Europe for tournaments. At 18, he was recruited by William Carey University, MS. While playing college tennis, De Vreese earned a Master's degree in Sports Management. He was the teaching assistant for the women's tennis team at William Carey University and joins the team on Amelia Island with an extensive knowledge in player development.

Xavier De Vreese Tennis Pro at Omni Amelia Island Resort
 
 

PICKLEBALL PROFESSIONAL, CYNDI ROBERTS

Cyndi has been playing competitive pickle ball at the 5.0 level since October 2016. Since then, Roberts has earned her pickle ball certification through the Professional Pickle Ball Registry. At her first tournament in Daytona Beach Shores, she won gold with her stepfather as her partner. Roberts then formed a partnership with her stepbrother and has had continued tournament success around Florida. Away from the court, she is a corrective exercise therapist and functional aging specialist. Roberts loves to work with those suffering with postural issues, aches and pains, Parkinson's Disease, ALS, MS, and stroke symptoms.

Cyndi Roberts Pickleball Pro at Omni Amelia Island Resort
 
 

PICKLEBALL PROFESSIONAL, STEVE ASHLEY

Steve Ashley is a retired General Manager and Drydock Master with a Master of Towing Captains License. He is also a U.S. Army Veteran. Ashley has lived in Fernandina Beach with his wife for 25 years. He was introduced to pickle ball years ago after retiring. He became a Certified Professional Pickle Ball Registry instructor three years ago. Ashley loves playing and promoting pickle ball with family and friends.

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