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

Meet the Pros

Tennis serve at Omni Amelia Island

SENIOR DIRECTOR, 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 RACQUETS 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.

kyle.edwards@omnihotels.com

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RACQUETS PROFESSIONAL, ELLIOT MUTH

Originally from New York City, Elliot Muth is USPTA-certified teaching professional. He grew up playing competitive tennis in the greater New York and Philadelphia areas. He was recruited to play tennis at Lake Forest College in Illinois where he finished his major in Economics. Elliot also grew up playing at Columbia University where he received his Master of Sciences in Sports Management. Elliot joins Cliff Drysdale with an extensive background in junior development and adult league play. His coaching background has taken him to places such as Naples, FL, Napa Valley, CA, Buck Hill Falls, PA, and Manhattan, New York City.   

Elliot Muth, Racquets Professional
 
 

RACQUETS PROFESSIONAL, BRYAN GABB

Bryan Gabb, originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, began playing competitive tennis at a young age. While studying at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he worked four summers at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas. At the ranch, Bryan spent one summer as a tennis pro and three as an on-court director for the junior summer camp program, while maintaining a key role on the adult program. From January to August of 2022, Bryan was a teaching pro at Lake Charles Racquet club before joining the Omni Amelia Island Resort team.

Bryan Gabb Racquets Professional
 
 

RACQUETS PROFESSIONAL, SAM ALEXANDER

Sam, originally from Perth, Australia, is a Tennis Australia certified Tennis Professional. Sam has an extensive playing background; he was recruited by Reinhardt University where they reached #2 in the nation for NAIA. Before joining the team at the Omni Amelia Island, Sam was based at Southampton Racquet Club NY, another Cliff Drysdale location, where he was a key member of the team, leading large group clinics and events. 

Sam Alexander, Racquets Professional
 

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.

Steve Ashley Pickle Ball Pro at Omni Amelia Island Resort
 
 

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