The Downtown Racquets Center is a satellite facility of the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. The facility features a newly renovated clubhouse that overlooks 14 lighted USTA-standard tennis courts, as well as 6 dedicated pickleball courts.
Programming includes tennis and pickleball offerings, as well as private lessons and ball machine rentals for both sports.
Gaston, a Rome, Georgia native, has extensive tennis playing, coaching, and management experience. After a stint on the professional doubles tour, Gaston transitioned to coaching, where he held leadership roles at the Weil Tennis Academy (Ojai, CA) and ATI Tennis Academy (Atlanta, GA). In 2016, Gaston was named Head Coach of the Women’s Tennis team at the University of Missouri, where he led the charge for four seasons in the strong SEC conference. Gaston also oversaw the Mizzou Tennis Complex, a 10 court facility with an active program and busy tournament schedule. During his time in Columbia, Gaston managed a large staff, led his team to success, and helped grow membership at the facility to over 400 individuals.