Head Mens Tennis Coach
Peter Amadon has served as the head coach to the Gordons mens tennis program since 2007 and took over the womens program following the fall 2012 season. An alumnus of the College, Amadon graduated in 2004 with degrees in political studies and history. During his time as a student, he participated in mens soccer and tennis, establishing himself as one of the Fighting Scots best at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles on the court his senior year. For his efforts he was honored to the All-Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Second Team and was named the teams most valuable player. Additionally, he was also an invaluable member of the Scots club golf program.
As head coach of the mens program, Amadon has coached numerous Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) All-Conference honorees, one CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete, has eight times earned the CCC Sportsmanship Award (2007-2014), and has had multiple players achieve spots on the CCC All-Academic Team.
He currently acts as the mens tennis chair for the conference and the representative for the CCC and Little East Conference (LEC) on the regional advisory committee. Outside of his coaching responsibilities at Gordon, he serves as both an assistant athletic director and the director of capital projects. Amadon is also a member of the ProfessionalTennis Registry and periodically helps out at the local Bass River Tennis Club by teaching at clinics and lessons.
Assistant Tennis Coach
Scott Donovan joins the Gordon Tennis coaching staff for the spring of 2015 after spending 2014 as the head coach for the Austin Prep High School team in Reading.
At Austin Prep, Donovan was named Coach of the Year in the CCL and led the team to a league title in his one and only season. He coached five players that received all-league honors, as well as the Player of the Year. Donovan has also worked as an assistant pro at the Woburn Racquet Club, where he was responsible for the clubs Junior Development Program (JDP).
For several years, Donovan served as a coach on the Salem State Tennis staff, including as the head coach from 1993-95. Donovan is a Salem State alum (1993), where he was a four-year varsity member. He earned the NCAA Division III New England Player of the Year award twice during his four seasons and was on the No. 1 ranked USTA doubles “B” flight team in New England in 1990.
Assistant Tennis Coach
Christensen was a two-year mens tennis player under Coach Amadon, including acting as a captain during his senior season. He appeared in 25 matches between his junior and senior seasons in Wenham, while attaining a 13-11 record in singles play.
During his time as a student at Gordon, Christensen served in a variety of roles within the athletic department, including as a student assistant for mens basketball and sports information. He will also fulfill duties as an assistant for mens basketball and oversees game day operations setup for the department.
Christensen graduated with a degree in Economics, while minoring in Math and Sport Studies. He currently dwells in Ipswich with his wife Hannah (Damon) 15.