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2017 Staff Introductions

ELLIOT PEGG (Tennis Director)

Elliot Pegg will be returning as the Director of Tennis for the 2017 club program at Southampton Racquet Club for his 3rd year. Elliot is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, UK, and an accomplished player and Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) certified coach. His tennis background in the UK includes 5 years with David Lloyd Leisure in Ringwood and Oxford, as well as tennis camp experience in the US with Nike Tennis Camps and Carmel Valley Tennis Camp.

Elliot joined Cliff Drysdale Tennis in 2012 and worked at several award-winning resorts, clubs and camps (Stratton Mountain, VT, Red Ledges Club, UT and Amelia Island, FL) before taking on the Director position at Southampton in 2015.

ALISA BUSLAIEVA (Head Pro)

Alisa was born and raised in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine. Before she moved to USA, she was training in Ukraine, traveling the world playing ITF and WTA tournaments. When she was 18, she received a full scholarship to play tennis at Oklahoma State University. During Alisa’s 4 years at OSU, she played #1 singles and #1 doubles in the team and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a Master’s in International Trade.

In May 2012, Alisa pursued her tennis career relocating from Oklahoma to Miami. Alisa began working as a Tennis Professional and Assistant Director for Cliff Drysdale Management at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, FL, where she gained a lot of experience in coaching and tennis operations. Alisa was promoted to a Director of Tennis position at Indian Creek Country Club, Indian Creek Village, FL in October 2014. During the off-peak season at ICCC, Alisa is excited to join our club and be a part of our teaching staff for the summer.

 

DANIEL LOPEZ (Pro)

Daniel is originally from Mexico City and comes with a wide variety of playing and coaching experience abroad and in the USA. He came to the USA on a tennis scholarship at Limestone College located in South Carolina where he played all four years. Daniel’s tennis background includes years with Club Sayavedra as well as Club Casablanca in Mexico City. He has worked at some of the world-class CDT locations such as the Ritz Calrton at Key Biscayne, Omni Hotel at Amelia Island, and Hawks Cay at Duck Key. Daniel has been Tennis Director at the Doral Resort for the past year in Miami as is looking forward to working at Southampton Camp and Club for the 2017 season.

 

MATTY MORGAN (Pro)

Matty will be returning to Southampton for his 2nd season. Matty is an accredited Lawn Tennis Association of England (LTA) Level 2 registerd coach who is currently working for his LTA Level 3. He is also about to complete his first year at University taking a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Sports Coaching and Development. He has been playing Tennis since he was 3 years old and has been part of his County Team since the age of 12 years.  Matty also has qualifications in wheelchair tennis coaching.His ultimate ambition is to be an outstanding coach and hopefully coach a future Champion and inspire young children to enter into this fantastic sport. In order to further

His ultimate ambition is to be an outstanding coach and hopefully coach a future Champion and inspire young children to enter into this fantastic sport. In order to further fulfill his ambition, he is gaining as much experience as he can by coaching as many varied age ranged coaching sessions back in the UK and during the summers in The States.

 

CLIFF DRYSDALE, Founder & President

Professional Biography

Both on and off the court, International Tennis Hall of Fame member Cliff Drysdale is one of the most popular personalities in the international tennis community. Drysdale has devoted over four decades of his life to promoting the advancement of the tennis culture. His leadership and contributions span across an award-winning career as a professional player, his leadership roles in advancing Open Tennis and in the founding and presidency of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), a 30 year+ tenure as an ESPN tennis analyst, and the ownership of the tennis and sports management company, Cliff Drysdale Tennis.

About Cliff Drysdale Tennis

Founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson, specializes in daily tennis operations and management for resorts, hotels and private tennis clubs; sports design and construction consultation for companies interested in building world-class tennis facilities; tennis educational programs, summer camps, clinics and retreats; and resort, hotel corporate outing planning and leisure operations. CDT is dedicated to growing the game of tennis and strives to develop, promote and teach new programs that bring more tennis to more people. As the sport continues to grow, as does the CDT commitment to hire, educate and advance talented tennis professionals that provide service excellence both on and off the court. Cliff Drysdale Tennis’ managed property portfolio currently boasts 27 tennis facilities nationwide, including multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal ranked tennis resorts on Tennis Resorts Online’s Top 100 list. For more information, visit www.cliffdrysdale.com