Volunteer Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach
Gerald Depka has been teaching tennis for 30 years and has been a student of the game the entire time. Oftentimes digging too deeply into too many topics as his students can attest.
Gerald is certified at the highest level by both the USPTA and USPTR and also holds the USTA High Performance Coaching certificate. He has worked closely with and consulted for numerous college tennis programs and private instructional programs. His players have had success at all levels of college and international play.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in computer science Gerald immediately went to work at the University of Illinois’ Atkins Tennis Center. This opportunity allowed relationships with many mentors in the industry including Jenifer Moortgat, Bruce Berque, Steve Smith and Vic Braden. The biggest influence on Gerald’s philosophy was Craig Tiley who he worked closely with for nine years. He left the Atkins Tennis Center as Director of Operations.
Gerald went on to direct the high-performance program at the Asheville Racquet Club and would leave as General Manager. While working closely with the athletes and directing the program it steadily produced successful collegiate recruits.
After leaving Asheville Gerald worked and mentored with Hans Olsen at NC State University and during his time there directed the John Choboy Tennis Academy. Gerald is currently the volunteer assistant for the Davidson Women’s Tennis program, runs a private consulting business and is an aspiring writer.