About Us.

Celebrating its inaugural year,  DropShot LLC founder, Bryan Sheffield is teaming up with, F-ACE professional tennis player, Christo VanRensburg to host two USTA professional tennis tournaments in Austin, Texas.

Events bring together professional athletes from around the world to compete for coveted world tennis ranking points and prize money.  Highly anticipated to scale over the next several years, this year’s one-week men’s and women’s tournaments will be free of charge to expand access to professional sports in the Austin community.

Meet the team.

Dropshot LLC 

“Its all about a bigger impact.  

If you can help young athletes reach their full potential and
support a community in need, you have to go for it.”

Bryan Sheffield

Tournament Promoter
Founder, Drop Shot LLC

Bryan Sheffield, founder of Parsley Energy, quickly set the stage for the successful growth of the publicly-traded independent oil and gas company. Bryan is also one of the newest part-owner's of MLS Austin FC, Austin's hot new professional soccer team.

He launched his latest initiative, the DropShotLLC Tennis Tournament, in 2019 to give back to the larger community. DropShotLLC's first USTA pro-tennis tournament is set to help young athletes reach their full potential and support the Austin community.

A third generation oil executive, Bryan began his oil and gas career at Pioneer Natural Resources, where he accumulated operational expertise and deep knowledge of the Midland Basin resource base and operator landscape. His understanding of financial markets is enhanced by previous experience trading options and interest rates. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.

He serves on the boards of the Texas Economic Development Corporation and Greater Austin Crime Commission, and is a member of the Texas Business Leadership Council.

Bryan is an avid tennis player who believes the game elevates families, athletes, and business alike. Bryan and his wife, Sharoll, have long shared a passion for animal rescue and wellness.

“There is something inspiring and motivational about watching a live match between professional athletes. These tournaments creates a fantastic live connection with the kid who wants to play tennis, the recreational player who will decide to try competing professionally and the former competitor who will be excited to get back into the game. I am excited it’s happening here, in Austin, and that we are a part of it."

Christo Van Rensburg

Tournament Director
Christo van Rensburg played tennis professionally from 1983 to 1997. He was ranked in the top 20 in the world in singles and reached # 1 in the world in doubles with partner Paul Annacone, the coach of Pete Sampras, Tim Henman and Roger Federer.

Christo had wins over Lendl, Connors, McEnroe, Becker and Sampras in singles. He also competed in mixed doubles events where he teamed up with the likes of former #1, Martina Hingis and played his last professional match at Wimbledon in 1997 with former #1, Venus Williams. During his 15 years on the tour, Christo played in 14 Wimbledons during his pro career and an extra 3 years in the senior invitational event and during his career, he received 3 sportsmanship awards.

Monica van Rensburg played Wimbledon at the record breaking age of 16, won 3 Team Tennis Championships, and played mixed doubles with Christo at Wimbledon. Monica and her sister Elna were selected to be included in the world's top women tennis professionals (WTA) calendar.

Christo and his wife Monica, with whom he reached the finals in the Players Championship reside in Austin, Texas. Their daughter, Briana, is a student at Texas A&M. He is the touring pro at the Omni Barton Creek Country Club Resort