Gabriella "Gabby" Castaneda is Kickingbird's newest addition to Kickingbird's coaching staff. Gabby has been playing tennis for 18 years with an impressive career high UTR at 11.13. As a Junior in high school she was a blue-chip recruit. She played Division 1 tennis at Florida State University and played top of the lineup in both singles and doubles. Through these four years, Gabby made the All-ACC Conference team 2 years in a row and broke school records by appearing for the first time ever in the Elite 8 in the NCAA tournament in FSU tennis history. She majored in Sport Management and aspire to influence people’s lives with positivity and motivation through the game of tennis. Gabby's goal is to help her players reach their full potential on court by sharing her career experiences and skill set to help their game reach the next level.
"We are extremely excited to have Gabby part of our team. She was a standout player at Florida State University playing in the top of the lineup for singles and doubles. As an All-ACC Conference player, Gabby is a doubles specialist. You will find that players will be drawn to her personality and her tennis knowledge. She is full of energy and someone that I believe our tennis community will fall in love with." -David Minihan, Director of Tennis