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2022 Staff Introductions

Elliot Pegg (Club Director)

Elliot originally hails from Southampton, England. He began his coaching career at David Lloyd fitness clubs where he assisted the head coach with junior programs and taught private lessons to all ages. Elliot Graduated with a Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree at Oxford Brookes University before moving out to The States full time in May, 2012. Elliot worked at multiple Cliff Drysdale facilities including Stratton Mountain, VT, Amelia Island, FL and Hawks key, Fl before starting his first Director Position at Red Ledges, UT. In 2015 he became the Director of Tennis in Southampton, NY and was also the Director of Tennis at Omni Rancho Las Palmas, CA during the off season. Elliot moved to NY full time in 2019 as a Senior Director full time whilst running SRC in the summers. 2022 will be Elliot’s 7th season and he is excited to bring his passion and enthusiasm for the game for yet another season in Southampton.


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.


Max is from Christchurch, NZ and has been playing Tennis since he was 11 years old. For the last 5 years, Max has been coaching  at his local club and captains the club’s premier tennis team. Max is looking forward to joining the SCC Team for the 2022 season.


Luke is from Christchurch, NZ and has been playing Tennis since he was 10. Luke has competed in Regional and National Tournaments and has even flown across and played competitively in Australia. Luke started coaching 5 years ago at multiple clubs in his region. Luke is extremely passionate for the game and is excited to join the team for the 2022 season.


Matty is returning for his 5th summer at SCC. Matty started playing at the age of 3 and has competed in tournaments from club level to European tournaments. Matty has worked in private schools in England and clubs in his area and now is head coach at club in his hometown where he first started playing. Matty has worked at other Cliff Drysdale locations such as Rancho Mirage CA, Amelia Island FL and Stratton VT. Matty is looking forward to getting back on the Southampton courts and seeing familiar and new faces this summer.


Carlota is returning for her 2nd summer at SCC. Carlota is originally from Barcelona, Spain and is currently playing for Fordham University, CO. Carlota has been playing tennis since the age of 5 and has coached at multiple Cliff Drysdale facilities during the summers. Carlota has a wealth of tennis knowledge and experience and we are thrilled to have her join us for another season.


Lucia hails from Barcelona, Spain and will be joining us for her 1st season at SCC. Lucia has played tennis at The University of Texas and CSU where she is now the Assistant coach. Lucia worked at the Rafael Nadal Academy where she worked with the best of the best and students of all levels and ages! Lucia is excited to bring her Spanish clay court playing style and passion for the game to SCC this summer.


Sam will be returning for his 2nd season at SCC. Sam will be graduating from Reinhardt University in Georgia this year and will be pursuing tennis full time. Sam has been playing tennis for over 15 years and has coached at multiple club in Australia where he originally hails from, as well as 2 clubs in the US whilst studying at school. Sam is excited to bring his high energy coaching style to push every player to enjoy the game of tennis and as always improve!


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