Gabriel B. Jacob, a teacher for more than 26 years, began his tennis career in junior high school and has played and won many tournaments and collegiate matches.
Gabriel holds an Elite Professional rating in USPTA and has been a member for more than 32 years.
His experience in the tennis industry includes business resource development, management, sales, marketing and public relations, in addition to teaching. He has demonstrated his expertise by increasing lesson revenues, tennis.
GABRIEL JACOB, MSPE (Program Director)
Gabriel is a USPTA ELITE-certified teaching professional with over 35 years of experience. He has a BA degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Physical Education. He is the former Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Cypress College and former Head Women’s Tennis Coach at San Bernardino Valley College. He is the former Director/Head Tennis Professional at the Redlands Country Club, Director of Tennis for Match Play Tennis Academy, former Tournament Director of the Redlands Racquet Club, and an independent business owner. He is on the Prince National Advisory Staff and has worked with the USTA Junior Training Center. Specialty areas are mental toughness, serve/volley, strategy/tactics, constructing points and tennis-specific footwork using the Baileys Method and the Non Linear game.
Gabriel previously was a member of the professional management team at Rancho Mediterranean Racquet Club. He supervised and participated in on-court teaching, and established leagues, clinics and social events for membership involvement. Gabriel also owned and operated the pro shop, covering all phases of operation, including marketing and promotions. He had four employees whom he supervised in customer service, sales inventory, cash register operations and racquet stringing.
Gabriel served as area coordinator of the USTA Play Tennis America league for adult beginners. He serves on the board of directors for the Redlands Racquet Club, and the tournament director. He is also served as the Inland Empire team coordinator for the USTA.
In addition Gabriel, served as the commissioner for junior tennis in the Inland Empire for the Southern California Tennis Association.