Please join us in welcoming, Dave Gill to the YTC family!
Dave recently moved to the area from his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. However, the hustle and bustle of the New York area is not new to him as he lived and worked in several large cities in Asia for 8 years. He has traveled extensively and speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently all starting with a summer course at the University of Wisconsin. While abroad he taught English as a second language, TOEFL test prep and even gave tennis lessons in Mandarin.
A USPTA certified Pro, he comes to us after most recently teaching tennis the past 7 years in a junior development program at the University of Wisconsin's Nielsen Tennis Stadium and growing his business Madison Tennis Lessons.
He and his educator wife enjoy exploring diverse foods and cultures in their free time. He says he is grateful for his "iron stomach" and will eat anything once. Dave says his time spent being exposed to and immersing himself in other cultures has made him even more patient and empathetic to people coming to a new environment and learning a new skill.
He states that he was attracted by YTC's emphasis on positivity and building character in addition to tennis development.
"In the end, it's not the years in our life that count, but the life in your years" -Abraham Lincoln