Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad)
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, California 92009

MEET OUR PROS

La Costa's top-notch tennis pros

Bryce Cunningham

Director of Tennis

A native of Australia and a USPTA Elite Professional, Bryce Cunningham brings prestigious international experience as a player, coach, and in tennis management to The Club at La Costa and Cliff Drysdale Tennis. Bryce joined Cliff Drysdale Tennis Management in 2008 and since has worked at several world renowned tennis resorts across the county including the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne in Florida. In 2013, Bryce was named USPTA Pro of the Year for the Florida panhandle and in 2016, the Omni La Costa Tennis Center was named USPTA Club of The Year for the San Diego Division under his management.

Norman Nguyen

Program Director

Norman comes to Cliff Drysdale Tennis after most recently serving as the Assistant Program Coordinator at New Rochelle Racquet Club in New York and Tennis Director at the Christmas Cove Improvement Association in South Bristol, ME. Hailing from Boston, MA, Norm brings experience in working with a wide range of students, spanning from 10-and-under to adults, as well as high-performance players. After earning a master’s degree in sports management, Norm knew coaching was his passion, and he built his coaching philosophy around developing strong habits and building confidence for his students. His career began with coaching high school teams, running local summer tennis programming, and serving as the Assistant Coach for the Men's and Women's Tennis teams at Williams College and he’s thrilled to now be in California as a member of the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Team.

Reza Ghobbeh

Program Director

A top national junior player in his native Iran, Reza competed in ITF Tournaments before moving to the United States. He played collegiate tennis for Palomar College then transitioned into coaching full time. Reza is a PTR certified professional with over six years of teaching experience working with players of all ages and abilities. He has been coaching throughout San Diego county for the last several years at various sites and also working with the Youth Tennis League before joining the Cliff Drysdale staff at Omni La Costa Resort full time.

Tennis Professional Cammy MacGregor

Cammy MacGregor

Tennis & Pickleball Professional

Cammy MacGregor has been a certified USPTA instructor for the last 15 years and played on the WTA Tour for nine years. Cammy competed in all of the Grand Slams, highlighted by reaching the 4th round in singles at the 1989 Australian Open. She currently serves on the USPTA Board and was named USPTA female player of the year in 1998, 2000 and 2009.

Tennis Professional Sean Stewart

Sean Stewart

Tennis Professional

Sean has been a member of the USPTA since 1984 and has a Pro-1 rating. He attended UC Berkeley and was a member of one of the nation’s top-ranked collegiate men’s tennis teams. Sean has a passion for tennis and enjoys teaching, whether it is fundamentals, tactics or strategy you want to work on; Sean is knowledgeable in all facets of the game.

tennis pro Brian

Brian Blumenfield

Tennis Professional
USPTA certified and USRSA stringing

Brian has been teaching at the resort since 2005. Brian attended the University of Rhode Island and played two years of division 1 tennis singles and doubles - making all rookie his freshman year. He works with adults and children and is available for lessons and clinics.

Darren Haworth

Tennis Professional
USPTA certified

Darren is a USPTA PTR certified coach from Visalia, CA. He has spent the last 10 years coaching Division 1 tennis at Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University in Spokane, WA. In 2008, Haworth was named Big Sky Coach of the year in his second season at EWU and led his team to the program’s first ever NCAA appearance vs. UCLA. At Gonzaga, Haworth led the Zags men’s team to their first West Coast Conference Championship. He also coached at the University of Redlands where both mens and womens teams had Top 10 Division III national rankings. Darren worked as the Head Professional at the Visalia Racquet Club as well as the Fig Garden Swim and Racket Club in Fresno, CA. He enjoys working with all ages and believes that tennis is a lifelong sport that keeps people healthy and active. In his free time Darren likes to backpack, surf, play soccer and continue learning new coaching techniques. He and his wife Autumn are excited to explore all the new restaurants and sights SoCal has to offer!

Caleb Reid

Tennis Professional 

A Houston native and Texas boy at heart, Caleb grew up playing tennis in his grandparents garage from 2 years old. While playing juniors, and training at Walden Racquet Club, Caleb was number 1 in his division for the state of Texas at 16. His freshman year of high school, his team placed second in the state of Texas and his junior year competed in the Regional Tournament for 6A Individual Spring Tennis. His senior year, he trained at one of the most prestigious clubs in Texas and played D1, line 2 doubles at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. Caleb proceeded to be a high school tennis coach and then transitioned to working for CDT full time. Caleb has worked at 3 CDT locations including a: private country club, resort and club, and private community and club. As a certified USPTA Professional with an elite ranking in private lessons, Caleb has a passion for people, tennis and smiles, often looking for creative ways to teach and connect.

DANIEL MERGENER

Tennis Professional 

Brought to us by the small town of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, Daniel is a recent graduate of the 12 month PTU Program offered through Cliff Drysdale Tennis Management. Daniel played 4 years of varsity high school tennis and then coached the same team for 2 years as well. Daniel's favorite shot is his backhand and also likes to hit a tweener from time to time. Daniel loves to work with and teach players of all different ages and ability levels and whether you like high energy or high performance, Daniel does it all! If you see Daniel around, never hesitate to say hello!! Before joining the team at Omni La Costa, Daniel was most recently a teaching professional at one of our sister clubs, Omni Amelia Island Plantation in Amelia Island, Florida.

JOHN LUTAAYA

Tennis Professional 

John was born in Kampala, Uganda. He moved to the US full time in 2016 to attend college and graduated from Linfield University in Oregon in 2021 with a degree in business marketing and communications. While at Linfield, he played on the varsity tennis team and helped coach the women’s varsity team, leading them to conference championships. John began his coaching career in 2009 with the little kids’ program at Sadili in Kenya. Since then he’s had the opportunity to work with players at all ages and abilities, and strives to teach tennis in ways that make the sport simple yet enjoyable. Before joining the team at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, he was the Director of the Summer Junior Beginner Program at High Altitude Tennis in Denver, Colorado.