Fall 2017 Tryouts for Girls SDA Mustang Tennis

August 14-17 (Monday-Thursday): 4:00-6:00pm
August 18 (Friday): Returning Players 10:00am-12:00pm. New Players 11:00am-1:00pm.

SDA Tennis Courts


Coach Joe Tomasi

Joe Tomasi, the varsity tennis coach at San Dieguito Academy, will be honored in June as a Southern California Boys Tennis Coach of the Year.

Joe in front of courts
Coach Joe Tomasi

Tomasi was chosen by the California Coaches Association as a top tennis coach in the San Diego region.

He was honored with a similar award for girls tennis in 2005.

“I have bookends of this award now,” he said. “I’m the type of person where I don’t expect to really win stuff like this. I love what I do, and this is all because of the kids and what they do. I’m being rewarded because of their success.”

Last year’s season – which started with the opening of a new tennis facility at SDA in October 2015 – included the first championship win for the team in more than 20 years.

The SDA boys squad, seeded fourth, won four straight playoff matches last spring to take the SDS Division II title. For that performance, the Mustangs’ first team championship since 1993, Tomasi was named the section’s Coach of the Year.

In the championship contest against San Diego High, SDA won the first 11 matches to clinch the title just one hour into the outing.

Tomasi is hopeful for a similar season this year.

Published April 26, 2017, by Brittany Woolsey in the Del Mar Times.

Coach Deb Abrahamson

Coach Deb in front of courts
Coach Deb Abrahamson

Deb joined the staff at SDA as a teacher and Athletic Trainer soon after the Academy was established. She added Tennis Coach to the mix and has been coaching alongside Varsity Coach Joe Tomasi for 20 years. About ten years ago she also picked up the JV Boys team.

Fitness and movement are her core beliefs. During the day at SDA she teaches dance, weight training and gives her 9th grade classes days filled with active, function, fun fitness activities.

Part of the No Shoes Nation…


Mustang Girls Tennis has been a part of San Dieguito since the very beginning, in 1936!

Back then, the girls could only play each other, as only the boys were allowed to play other school teams.

The photo above is from the 1936-37 Hoofprint.