Meet Our Pros

2021 Staff Introductions


Gabriella has been a part of the Southampton family since 2017 when she first started working in the Proshop.

Over the years Gabriella has proved herself as a valuable asset to the club through her proactiveness and friendly/professional demeanor. As a graduate of Suffolk Community College with a degree in graphic design, Gabriella has also helped to promote the club on social media channels and within in the local community. Now back as a full time employee and as Club Manager Gabriella is looking forward to her new position this summer and making the club the best that it can be.

LEAH SELLINGER (ProShop Manager)





Sam is currently a senior at Rienhardt University located in Georgia. He plays division 1 doubles and division 3 singles in the 2nd team in the nation NIAI. Currently a part of the 15th in the nation doubles pair.

Sam has 7 years of experience coaching clinics and clients ranging from ages 4-75. He strives him self on delivering a high energy lesson to improve his clients game. This is Sam’s first season at Southampton Racquet Club and with the Cliff Drysdale family. We’re excited to have him as part of our team for the summer season!


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