Robert Gomez,
Senior Contributor

Robert Gomez is a Professional Tennis Operations Supervisor for the City of Coral Gables, Florida, and the Chair of the USTA Florida Coaches Commission.

As the supervisor, the position is responsible for organizing and implementing all programing for adults and juniors and is responsible for managing contracts for the Tennis Professionals. Robert oversees all maintenance matters including clay court maintenance at Salvadore Park Tennis Center and assists the Director of Park & Recreation with strategic planning.

His responsibilities include expense budget preparation, management, and revenue assessments for instruction and special events.

During his tenure:

In 2011 the City of Coral Gables Parks & Recreation Department was awarded “USTA/Florida Organization of the Year” award. This award was selected by the board of directors for the United States Tennis Association Florida division. There are more than 640 organizations in Florida including private clubs, public tennis centers, hotels, and tennis academies.

The division has hosted twelve national-level junior events, sixty state-level events junior events, and 20 international events including the Junior Orange Bowl International Championships. The divisions host more than 15 adult league teams ranging from beginners to advanced level players.

Four ladies teams in two different levels have won their regional championships and represented the city at the State Championships.

The junior pathway division has been recognized as one of the best in the state as evident by two USTA Multi-Cultural Diversity grants awarded in 2012 and 2013. Graduating players have gone on to earn scholarships or play at NCAA Division 1 programs such as; Duke, UCLA, Harvard, UF, FSU, Louisville, Brown, Boston College, Emory, Amherst, Denver, and Middlebury. Juniors have won multiple international, national, and state level events.

The tennis centers offer more than 90,000 hours of social play opportunities.

As Supervisor Gomez’ recognitions include:

Awarded the 2020 Miami USPTA Professional of the Year; awarded the 2016 Facility Manager of the Year USPTA Florida; awarded the 2014 Touring Professional of the Year by USPTA Florida; awarded the 2013 Tennis Professional of the Year by USPTA Miami; awarded 2008 USTA/Florida Junior Development Coach of the Year

He serves as district vice president for USPTA/Miami; served on the Junior Competition Committee for USTA/Florida 2007-2017 and serves on the Junior orange Bowl Committee