An instructor with Carmel Valley Tennis, Don Gomsi has served as head tester for the California and San Diego Division of the US Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) since 1985. In this capacity, Don Gomsi helps certify prospective USPTA members. He maintains a website associated with the San Diego Division of the USPTA that builds a sense of community among tennis pros. One event featured in the May, 2015, issue of Get Courtside is College Knowledge, which was held at the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in April.
This well-attended event brought together high school and junior players to engage with USPTA-certified coaches in learning about the college tennis experience. A United States Tennis Association (USTA) Tennis on Campus representative delved into the intricacies of achieving varsity team scholarships and the demands that college athletes face, even at the club team level. Other participants included the University of San Diego women’s assistant coach and the University of Southern California women’s tennis West Nott, CMS head coach. These participants were able to give intimate perspectives on the ways their programs work and the attributes they seek in student athletes.