Meet the TOPS'L Tennis Professionals
Joe D'Aleo, Director of Tennis
Joe has been with TOPS'L Beach & Racquet Resort since 1995 and has played an integral part in pushing the resort to be one of best in the country. Joe's passion and devotion to the game makes him successful in the roles of player, coach, and teacher. Joe began his tennis career in junior tennis and was ranked #5 in the state of Georgia. From there, he played collegiate singles and doubles tennis for Georgia Tech. Throughout Joe's career he has coached many state and nationally ranked juniors and adults.
Joe has been a certified USPTA professional for over 10 years, has been designated a "Best of the Emerald Coast" teaching professional and was nominated a USPTA District Pro for the Emerald Coast in 2006. Joe is the tournament director for the Helen Drake Invitational Tennis Tournament, which is hosted at TOPS'L and is the largest USTA adult tournament in the state of Florida.
Sam Vickroy, Head Tennis Professional
Sam joined the TOPS'L tennis staff in 2004. A top-ranked Junior player at the state and southern level, Sam played tennis for Virginia Intermont College NAIA. There, he went undefeated as a #3 singles and #2 doubles player the year the team finished 14th in the nation. After college, Sam went to work for world-renowned tennis professional Bill Tym at Richland Country Club in 1996 where he had the opportunity to work with some world-ranked juniors.
es him a great instructor for both private lessons and group clinics. Sam';s experience adds a wealth of knowledge to the tennis program at TOPS'L, and we look forward to many more years of him being part of the team.
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