Yuma Tennis Association
 
 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

Dionne Bonner: Executive Director

Dionne was born and raised in Denver, Colorado where her love for tennis began. She started playing tennis at a young age at the local parks and grew to understand the difference tennis can make in a young persons life.

Dionne relocated to Yuma, Arizona where she joined the YTA staff in April of 2005. She is PTR Certified and has been actively involved with introducing the sport of tennis to hundreds of children in the community. Developing instructional programs, organizing leagues and running tournaments are just a few of the tasks she performs at YTA. She is dedicated to help provide a safe and friendly environment for kids to learn to play tennis while finding success and excellence on the court.


Carlos Gomez: Instructor

Carlos Gomez was raised in Yuma Arizona and attended Kofa High School. At 18 he began working at YTA as an assistant coach, by 19 he acheived INSTRUCTOR level PTR certification. Currently at 20 years of age he is working at YTA as a tennis instructor.

Since joining the YTA staff, Carlos has helped design and promote Jr tennis programs that involve instruction for over 250 children per month. His involvement with the designing of the first "Tennis Therapy" program has helped dozens of special needs children enjoy the sport of tennis. His dedication to the sport has also led him to grow tennis through programs involving the public and private school system giving hundreds of children a strong tennis foundation to build upon.

Carlos specializes in one-on-one training through private lessons as well as hosting Jr clinics and classes. He also offers racquet stringing services and has recently been chosen by BABOLAT for sponsorship.

 



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