A member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Donald Gomsi leads as an executive director of the organization’s San Diego division. Joining the organization nearly three decades ago and shortly thereafter as a head tester, Donald Gomsi coordinates educational events and association operations. Currently, Mr. Gomsi is spearheading a tennis pro convention in La Jolla, California. Dubbed the San Diego Division Convention, the event takes place at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club on March 8, 2015, and features notable tennis professionals, like USPTA chief executive officer John Embree and tennis coach Rod Heckelman.
To maintain membership with the USPTA, a member is required to complete six credits of continuing education each three-year period. This enhances the sport and ensures all members maintain a high level of skill and knowledge necessary for coaching and playing tennis. To assist individuals in obtaining their credits, the USPTA hosts numerous workshops and events throughout the year. In addition, reading books and viewing DVDs related to the sport is an option.
Among the educational activities available is the Professional Tennis Coaches Academy I, which Donald Gomsi administers. An in-person or online course, the academy covers teaching skills, business and programming, and advanced player development. Following each unit of the program, short quizzes test members’ retention of the information. Completion of the course results in four education credits.