November 1969 in Montclair, NJ
Current: Single and resides in Chatham, NJ
Occupation: National Sales manager Viking Athletics
As a child,
David grew up as a junior tennis tournament player. In college,
he continued his tennis as the #1 player for Loyola college.
David was introduced to paddle in 1989 by his mother, then
acting APTA secretary, Ginny Ohimuller. From 1990 to 1995,
David earned his first three National Titles. All were Mixed
Opens with Patty Hogan. In 1995, David (and his partner, Bruce
Kelsey) also won his first Men's Open National Championship.
This year, David and Chris showed why they were the #I -ranked
team in the country, dropping only 26 games in six rounds,
including a 6-2, 6-4 final win over the 5-time defending champs,
Scott Mansager and Flip Goodspeed
October 1969 in Matawan, NJ
Current: Single and resides in Fair Haven, NJ Occupation:
Assistant Trader -Sherwood Securities
Gambino might have been the best junior tennis player
to come out of New Jersey He was #1 in the USTA Eastern U.S.
Boys 12's, 14,'s, 16's, and 18's. By his senior year, Chris
was recognized by Arizona State after winning the New Jersey
State Singles title. At ASU,
In his college years, Chris had wins over Todd Martin, John
Stark, Alex Obrien, and Brian McPhie. Chris was on his way
to the pros until a car accident ended his tennis career with
a broken shoulder and wrist. Chris was a senior at the time.
Five years later, in 1996, John Milbank introduced Chris to
platform tennis at the Navesink Country Club in New Jersey.
Since then, Chris has dramatically improved each season, culminating
with the Men's Open National Championship in 2001.