Francisco Gonzalez

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Francisco Gonzalez played on the ATP Tour from 1977 to 1990, consistently ranked in the top 100 in singles and doubles with the highest ranking of #34 in singles and #22 in doubles. USPTA certified since 1992 and USPTR certified since 1994. Played Davis Cup for Paraguay (World Group 1983-1990), and Puerto Rico’s Davis Cup (1992). Outstanding career wins over Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Andres Gomez, Vitas Gerulaitis, Yannick Noah, Elliot Teltscher, Johan Kriek, and Henri Leconte. Played #1 for the Ohio State University (1973-1976). Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a major in Management from the InterAmerican University, Puerto Rico.

Employment History:

1998-Present

Francisco has been a pro at Sierra Sport & Racquet Club. Duties include teaching and coaching juniors and adults from beginners to advance levels. Head coordinator of USTA’s Area Training Center 1998, 1999, 2000.

1990-1997

Head Tennis Professional and Owner of Pro Shop, San Francisco Tennis Club, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Duties included teaching tennis to juniors and adults from beginners to advance levels. Organize, plan, promote and run tournaments, leagues and clinics. Hire and dismiss employees as necessary. Plan employees work schedules. Oversee Pro Shop operations. Head of Puerto Rico’s USTA Area Training Center (1990-91)

1989-1990

Director of Junior Development, Bonaventure Racquet Club, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In charge of private and semi-private lessons to beginners, intermediates and advance juniors. In charge of training and coaching junior tournament players.

1988

Head Tennis Instructor, University of Florida, summer camp 1988. I was responsible for instruction of junior tennis players of all levels. In charge of organizing effective strategies for attracting top national junior players for extensive tennis training.

1985-1986

Manager/Part Owner, South Dayton Swim and Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio. Oversee and manage all aspects of the Tennis Club’s operation.

1984

Tennis Trainer/Coach, South Dayton Swim and Racquet Club, Dayton, Ohio. Duties included teaching and organizing of tennis programs.

Professional Playing Career:

Encompassed 13 years on the ATP Tour. Consistently ranked in the top 100 with the highest ranking being #34 in singles and #22 in doubles.

Grand Slam History

1985 Runner-up in French Open Mixed Doubles 1981 Final 16’s in Wimbledon Singles 1981 Final 32’s in U.S. Open Singles 1981 Final 32’s in Australian Open Singles 1983 Semi-finalist in French Open Mixed Doubles

Davis Cup & Teams

1995 Captain of Puerto Rico’s Davis Cup Team 1993 Co/Captain of Puerto Rico’s Davis Cup Team 1992 Member of Puerto Rico’s first Davis Cup Team 1981-90 Member of Paraguay’s Davis Cup Team (World Group) 1975-76 Member of U.S. Junior Davis Cup Team 1975-76 Member of NCAA All American Team

Outstanding Career Wins

Singles

Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Stefan Edberg, Andres Gomez, Victor Pecci, Vitas Gerulaitis, Yannick Noah, Elliot Teltscher, Johan Kriek, Henri Leconte.

Doubles

Doubles: Flach-Seguso, Annacone-Van Rensburg, Edberg-Jarryd, Noah Leconte, Davis-Pate, Edmonson-McNamee, Warder-Graham, Gottfried-Ramirez, Gullikson-Gullikson

Awards

1987 Awarded Ohio State University Hall of Fame 1974,75,76 Awarded All Big Ten Honors 1975,76 Awarded All American Honors 1974 Awarded Most Outstanding Tennis Athlete, Puerto Rico Olympic Committee

Education

1995-1997 Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a major in Management. 1973-1976 Ohio State University, Civil Engineering and Social Studies 3 ½ years

Tennis Education

1992 USPTA Certification (P1) 1992 USPTA National Convention, Tucson, Arizona 1994 USPTR Certification (Professional) 1994 USPTA National Convention, Boca Raton, Florida 1998 USPTA National Convention, Palm Springs, California

Coaching Experience

2000 Fresno’s Area Training Center Coordinator and Tennis Coach 1999 Fresno’s Area Training Center Coordinator and Tennis Coach 1998 Fresno’s Area Training Center Coordinator and Tennis Coach 1992 Puerto Rico’s Junior Davis Cup Team Captain (World Youth Cup 4th Place) 1992 Puerto Rico’s Junior Team Coach 1991 Puerto Rico’s Junior Team Coach 1990-91 Puerto Rico’s Head Coach for USTA Area Training Center 1990 Puerto Rico’s Junior Team Coach