Deeply involved in the California tennis community, Donald Gomsi is the head tennis instructor at Carmel Valley Tennis as well as the executive director for the United States Professional Tennis Association’s (USPTA) San Diego division. Donald Gomsi also maintains membership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
To support the growth of the tennis community, USTA offers a number of grant and funding opportunities, including diversity-based grants and a facilities-funding program. USTA honors the achievements of the first African-American Grand Slam champion with the Althea Gibson Leadership Award, which recognizes one male player and one female player who are exceptional at leading others on the court and in other ventures. To be eligible for this grant, players must train and compete all year.
USTA also maintains its Public Facility Assistance Program to facilitate the ability of tennis organizations to substantially expand the influence of tennis in their communities. An extremely competitive program, USTA conducts a detailed evaluation of an organization’s program components, financial history, and previous successes.