Derek Gamble, USPTA / IPTPA
Director of Racquet Sports
Derek grew up playing junior tennis in Charlotte where he had state rankings in the top 10 and sectional rankings in the top 30. He played collegiate tennis on scholarship for UNC-Greensboro (1988-1992). His collegiate tennis included being a four-year starter in singles and doubles. He graduated with two degrees from the Bryan School of Business (marketing & economics).
Derek is the creator, owner and director of Tennis 360 – a full service tennis management company. He started this venture upon leaving Green Valley Park in order to further his tennis career. He has been the Director of Racquet Sports at the Cardinal Swim & Tennis Club since January 2015 when the club started. His past work experience includes the 17-year Director of Tennis at Green Valley Park (February 1997 – February 2014). Derek was also the Assistant Tennis Professional at Starmount Forest Country Club (1993-1997) in Greensboro.
Derek received the 2007 USPTA North Carolina Professional of the Year from the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Southern Division. This award is presented to an individual who achieves excellence in performing the duties of a USPTA Tennis Professional. Areas of achievement might include teaching and coaching, management and administration, competitive play, research and publication, and community service. Derek is a certified member of the USPTA, the world’s oldest and largest association of tennis teaching professionals.
Derek was a 15 year board member and a Past President of GRETA (Greensboro Regional Tennis Association ~ USTA).
He also served the Secretary of the North Carolina USPTA Board from 2004-2008.
Derek’s USTA League play includes:
- Captain – 6-time USTA North Carolina State Champion 5.0 / 5.5 Men’s teams from Greensboro.
- Captain – Greensboro USTA 5.0 Men’s Team won City Championships (2001-2011)
- Captain – 5.0 USTA North Carolina State Champions (2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009)
- Captain – 5.0 USTA Southern Sectional Runner-Up (2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008)
- Captain – 5.0 USTA Southern Sectional Champions (2009)
- Captain – 5.0 USTA National Champions (2009)
- Captain – 5.5 USTA National Champions (2011)
- Captain – 5.5 USTA National Finalist (2012)
- Captain – OPEN USTA 40 & Up National Finalist (2013)
- Captain – OPEN USTA 40 & Up National Finalist (2015)
- Captain – OPEN USTA 40 & Up National Finalist (2016)
- Captain – OPEN USTA 40 & Up National Champions (2017)
Derek enjoys spending time with his daughter, Lyndsey. He loves watching her play field hockey at Page High School. Derek also playing golf in his spare time. Derek is extremely excited about the continued forward progress and leadership of the membership of the Cardinal Swim & Tennis Club and is ready to lead this racket sports program to continued greatness!!