Woodside High School Boys Tennis Team 

Welcome to the new Head Coach of the Woodside Tennis Program, Umesh Gadasalli!



Umesh Gadasalli’s tennis experience spans 3 decades. After competing in high school and college, Umesh participated in ‘OPEN’ level adult tournaments and USTA leagues. Over the past 26 years, his dedication and passion for the game has enabled him to teach tennis to beginners, intermediate juniors/adults, high school/college, and tournament level players.

As a USPTA teaching professional, Umesh utilizes an athlete centered, collaborative coaching style. His knowledge about the game, ability to communicate analytical concepts to players of all abilities, utilizing multiple learning/teaching modalities, and his patient, encouraging coaching style keeps his sessions fun and interactive. Umesh’s coaching methodology was honed by working directly with USPTA Master Professional Mike Van Zutphen and USPTA Professional John Huebner. He is formally trained in the Principles of Coaching and in Coach Effective Training program (CET, a cognitive-behavior approach), is an accredited Interscholastic coach by National Federation of High Schools (NFHS), and is a member of Wilson Sports Advisory Staff. As a result, Umesh’s students gain self-confidence, develop positive character traits, and experience a constructive sports outcome, and develop overall self-efficacy.

Previously, Umesh was the private lesson specialist for Lifetime Activities, Inc. in Sunnyvale, CA. He completed coaching assignments at 3 private high schools (Harker School in San Jose, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory in San Francisco, and Mercy High School, an all girls school in Burlingame). In addition, Umesh was a head instructor with Arizona Tennis Association and was an assistant professional at Mesa Country Club and worked with Master Pro Mike Van Zutphen. Umesh graduated from University of Wisconsin with a degree in Economics and studied Finance at U.C. Berkeley. His other interests include astronomy, business/finance, gastronomy, natural history, nature photography, international travel, World Affairs Council, and volunteering with at-risk youth, at the Presidio Native Plant nursery, and at Point Reyes National Seashore.


The entire coaching staff is excited to continue our tradition of excellence in developing YOUR student athletes. It takes a lot of resources to execute a quality program for student athletes and we thank you in advance for your support.




Stay tuned for 2017-2018 contribution request!

2016-2017 Team Contribution

Below is a suggested family contribution that will keep the coaching staff focused on Tennis, rather than fundraising. This suggested donation is NOT a requirement for participation. 


We are hoping you will help the team and your Athletic Boosters Organization (ABO) by making the following team contribution:



Uniforms  $  25
Equipment (tennis balls, sweeper, hopper, squeegee)  $  25
Athletic Booster Donation  $  50
Total  $100


Please, first REGISTER


Registering your family Account and athlete(s) ensures you are sent the correct forms for their sport(s) and allows you to manage everything quickly, online, and e-pay.




You MUST register your family and athlete(s) and designate their sports FIRST,

This sets up your account and then when you click the Button above you will be sent the correct contribution form for this sport, and for your athletes that play it.



 Please be sure to Register your family and athletes here on the ABO site, so we can maintain accurate records and keep you updated with important information about Woodside Athletics.



Support the Athletic Booster Organization






The ABO works with our coaches and the Athletic Director to consider the team’s proposals, and to allocate funds to approved requests. Most teams receive some or all of their allocations at the start of the fall term (and for some fall sports, the prior May) so they can initiate the purchase process for long lead-time items.  This often happens before donations are requested from players’ families.


Then, at the start of the subsequent terms, budgets for Winter and Spring are proposed or revised as needed.




Athlete of the Week

Woodside High School Athlete of the Week October 6th, 2017



Abby Wong


This weeks Athlete of the Week is senior Abby Wong. Abby plays on the Girls Varsity Tennis team, her coach, Umesh Gadasalli, says, “Abby, as co-captain of the tennis team, displays great sportsmanship and leadership and is a resolute athlete.” Her favorite class is AP Calculus A/B with Mr. Carpenter because of his enthusiasm within the curriculum. Abby’s goals this year are to get into her top schools, which include: UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego, or Boston University. With that, her dream job is to become a surgeon in a field she has not yet decided. These big dreams and goals serve as a motivation to get into a great medical school. A high set of goals will help Abby succeed throughout the rest of her high school career and end her senior year on a great note. Other than that, Abby enjoys listening to indie pop music and her dream location to travel to would be Paris, France because of the scenic beauty it has to offer.  

Congratulations Abby Wong!

 Athlete of the Week