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JMG Tennis Academy Director Joseph Gilbert Honored With “Coach of the Year" Award
JMG Tennis Academy Director Joseph Gilbert Honored With “Coach of the Year" Award

Joseph Morris Gilbert, Director of the JMG Tennis Academy at Arden Hills in Sacramento, was recently recognized during the Team USA Coaching Awards reception with a prestigious “2013 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year” award.  Each year, the U.S. Olympic Committee honors the best in sport coaching as part of an annual recognition program and the “Developmental Coach of the Year” award is presented to a dedicated coach at the youth club, high school or junior level, or a coach who is directly responsible for training athletes to reach the junior and/or elite level. 

“Being recognized with this ‘Coach of the Year’ honor is quite humbling for me as there are a lot of really great youth tennis coaches across the nation,” said Joseph Morris Gilbert.  “Getting to this point has really been a team effort and I am deeply appreciative for such an amazing ‘supporting cast’ of partners that helped to make it happen, including Arden Hills, my talented players, their dedicated families and a top notch coaching staff.”

With nearly 15 years of experience teaching youth tennis, Gilbert is a sought-after coach with an impressive reputation for helping talented junior players reach their potential. Under the leadership of Gilbert, the innovative JMG Tennis Academy began in Sacramento in 2011 and was immediately recognized as a program for the best junior players in the country to learn, progress, train and compete with each other.  Numerous top ranked junior tennis players in the country train and excel together as part of the Academy under the leadership of Gilbert and supported by a professional coaching staff.  

Since moving to Arden Hills in early 2013, the JMG Tennis Academy has achieved significant success with talented young players such as reigning champions Collin Altamirano (USTAs Boys 18s) and Jensen Brooksby (USTAs Boys 12s), top nationally ranked player Jessi Muljat (USTA Girls 12s), and 8-year-old Priya Nelson (“Little Mo” Champion), to name just a few. With an impressive history in athletics, Arden Hills offers an amazing facility equipped with beautifully maintained outdoor tennis courts in addition to a stadium-style court.  

The JMG Tennis Academy is open to dedicated tournament players throughout the greater Sacramento region between the ages of 10 to 21.  Interested young athletes must apply, be assessed and try-out for a coveted position in the growing year-round Academy. The high performance program demands a high level of dedication from players, parents and coaches, and the players are selected based on their work ethic, attitude and skill. For more information about the JMG Tennis Academy, or other high performance and/or recreational tennis programs available at Arden Hills, please call 916-482-6111 or visit www.ardenhills.net.  

About Arden Hills
For more than a half century, Arden Hills has been at the forefront of inspiring young and old to experience a more abundant life.  Whether it is world-class athletes needing that extra edge, business professionals looking to improve their productivity, or individuals seeking to improve their self image through health and beauty enhancement, they all look to Arden Hills, a state-of-the-art wellness resort offering cutting edge technology and education combined with first-class service.  Sound nutrition is the foundation of our wellness philosophy.  Our award winning chefs specialize in natural, organic whole foods and are supported by a highly trained nutritional staff.  Situated in the heart of California’s capital, Arden Hills has been both world-renowned and treasured by locals throughout its colorful history.  The wealth of services offered at Arden Hills is available to both members and to daily and overnight guests.  Enter the Resort and be prepared to be transformed on your way to a more fulfilling life of health and happiness. To explore and experience the wide range of wellness offerings available to everyone, visit www.ardenhills.net or call 916-482-6111.