High Desert Tennis AssociationHigh Desert Tennis Association

Gilbert Duran

Current Career and Past:

  • Present Associate Tennis Professional at Spring Valley Lake Country Club.
  • 1988-1990 Director of Tennis at Waco Athletic Club, Waco, Texas.
  • 1985-1988 Director of Tennis at Fairhope Bay Tennis Club, Fairhope, Alabama.
  • 1981-1985 Director of Tennis at Shawnee Tennis Club, Shawnee, Pennsylvania.
  • 1979-1981 Director of Tennis at Via Verde Country Club, San Dimas, California.
  • 1972-1979 Tennis Instructor for Rowland Recreation Dept, Rowland Heights, California.


United States Tennis Association — Member since 1970.
United States Tennis Academy — Member since 1976.
United States Professional Tennis Association Member since 1986 — USPTA 1.
United States Navy Retired SKC 1987-2007.
California Correctional Officer 1990-Present.


  • Over 40 Open Men’s Doubles title with my twin brother from 1975-1980.
  • Rank number 10 in Open Men’s Singles in 1979.
  • Rank number 3 in Open Men’s Doubles in 1979.
  • Junior College All American at Mount San Antonio College, Walnut California.
  • Second Place at Ojai Inter-Collegiate Tournament in 1979.
  • Played for Cal State Fullerton Number #1 Doubles and Number 3 Singles.
  • B.S. In Physical Education at Cal State Fullerton in 1979.

Favorite Tennis Pros:

Jimmy Conners, Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi
Chris Evert and Justine Henin.

Favorite Quotes:

“Cream rises to the top, under pressure.”

“You can put the dog in the fight but you can’t put the fight in the dog.”

“Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.”

Teaching Philosophy:

The Three B’s — Breathing, Balance and Basics then add some love and fun!


Earl Goldman’s house, which is located at 19630 Tomahawk Rd. in Apple Valley.

Teaching Schedule:

  • Monday 10:30am to 6pm
  • Tuesday 9am to 6pm
  • Friday 9am to 6pm


  • 1 hour Private Tennis Lesson $30.00 per Hour
  • ½ hour Private Tennis Lesson $15.00 per Hour
  • Semi-Private or Group Tennis Lesson for $40.00, up to four persons per group.

Discount for Family: Rates for more than one student!

To Schedule a Lesson Please call me at:

  • Home 760-240-0411
  • Cell 760-486-6760
  • e-mail durangilberta@charter.net


Your string or my string + plus $10.00 for Stringing and sales tax

Fromuth Sports Distributor for:

  • Racquets, Shoes and Clothing
  • Addidas, Nike, Head, Dunlap, Wilson and Prince

My Cost plus + $10.00 for Racquet, Shoes and Clothing and sales tax

Note: If you where a sponsor for the Turkey Bowl, I will honor 4 lessons at my new lesson site-Earl Goldman’s house. Please contact me!