Director of Tennis – Elad Gabay (elad@theoakbridgeclub.com)

Elad is a USPTA-certified tennis professional, serving in the Ponte Vedra Beach area since 2009 at several clubs including Selva Marina, Eagle Harbor, and the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. Prior to joining The Oak Bridge Club, he served as Head Pro at Marsh Landing Country Club. He was born and raised in Beer-Sheva, Israel where he began playing tennis at the age of 10. He was an elite junior player in Israel, holding the No. 1 ranking at the age of 14 and competing in multiple international events. He came to play at the University of North Florida, where he was a finalist in the NCAA Division II national tournament, won the team’s most improved player in 2006 and helped transition the team to Division I. He graduated from UNF in 2009 with a B.S. in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine.

Director of Tennis - Elad Gabay

Head Tennis Professional – Danny Sotomarino (danny@theoakbridgeclub.com)

Born in Lima, Peru, Danny was a top-ranked player there from age 10-18 and played in international tournaments representing his country. In 2008, he played in ITF pro tournaments and was on the ATP Tour. He came to the University of North Florida in 2009, where he was a top player throughout his career, serving as team captain for three years. He was named the Atlantic Sun conference Freshman of the Year in 2009 and was selected to the all-conference team all four years. Danny specializes in youth programs. After his career, he transitioned to Marsh Landing Country Club, where he developed its junior competitive program.

Head Tennis Professional – Danny Sotomarino

Tennis Professional – Rick Meek (tennis@theoakbridgeclub.com)

Rick has been a PTR certified teaching professional since 1981. He has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia conducting adult clinics and teachers’ workshops. He became the Tennis Director for Van Der Meer Tennis Center in 1985 and lived in Hilton Head, S.C., through 2003. He has been teaching in Ponte Vedra Beach since 2004 and lives in Jacksonville with his wife Tracy.

Tennis Professional – Rick Mee

Membership Director – Belinda Macek (belinda@theoakbridgeclub.com)

Originally from Vienna, Austria, Belinda happily traded her ski boots and the Alps for flip-flops on the beach here in Ponte Vedra Beach. She joins us from the USTA Florida Section office, where she promoted tennis through PE and after school programs, fundraising for and administration of grants, and event and tournament planning — her favorites are the Delray Beach Open and Miami Open. She volunteered for a community tennis organization in Flagler County, chaired tennis fundraisers, captained teams, and belonged to several area clubs. An active tennis player herself, she is “Nordstrom trained” and possesses a broad understanding of club dynamics, programming, and member relations. She feels extremely fortunate to be a part of the new Oak Bridge Club team!

Membership Director – Belinda Macek