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Leonardo Azzaro
ITALY
Birthdate: 30-May-1978
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Residence: Florence, Italy
Nationality: Italian
Speaks: Italian, English, Spanish
GPTCA A-LEVEL COACH
Career Highlights Education Contact

 

2016-to-date
Founder and Owner of Leonardo Azzaro Tennis Academy (http://www.latennisacademy.it)

 

2013-to-date
Top School Circolo Tennis Pontedera - Head Coach and Director of the Junior (U12, U14, U16) and Pro

 

2002-to-date Clubs
Professional Tennis Circuit Worldwide
Italian Club competition, Palermo tennis team - finalist (2004, 2005)
Italian Club competition, Trento tennis team - finalist (2006)
Italian Club competition, Rome / Tennis Club Due Ponti (2011-Present)
German Bundesliga, Reutlingen (2002-Present)
French Club Competition, Grenoble (2006-2010)
French Club Competition, Nancy (2011)
Austrian Club Competition, Vienna (2009-2010) & Spittal an der Drau (2011-Present)

 

2012-2016
Coached Alessandro Motti (doubles specialist)

 

2009-2013
Florence Tennis School Italy, Circolo di Tennis Firenze
Florence / Italy (Season 2011 - 2013)
- Men's Head Coach (Director: Giovanni del Panta and Massimo Ardinghi)
- Worked with juniors
- Private lessons with adults
- Worked in summer camps
Italian Tennis Federation (Summer 2010, Summer 2011)
Summer Camps in the national tennis center Sestola and Pieve Pelago
- Teaching Pro for the best italian under 12 and under 14 category, both men and female tennis players (Director: Giancarlo Palumbo)
Bagno a Ripoli / Italy (Season 2009-2011)
- Assistant Pro (Director: Giovanni del Panta & Fabrizio Fanucci)
- Taught private lessons, clinics, ladies & men’s day
- Helped run some tennis tournaments

 

2008-2011
International Coaching Worldwide
• Filippo Volandri (ITA), best ranking #25 ATP singles – Italian Davis Cup Team
• Walter Trusendi (ITA), best ranking #299 ATP singles
• Adrian Ungur (ROU), best ranking #109 ATP singles – Romanian Davis Cup Team
• Matteo Trevisan (ITA), best ranking #267 ATP singles

 

1998-2009
ATP Professional Tennis Circuit Worldwide
#180 ATP singles world ranking (01-11-2004)

#94 ATP doubles world ranking (14-08-2006)

 

Playing Career

 

2013
World Team Cup Senior over 35 - bronze medal - Antalya, Turkey

 

2001
Italian Davis Cup Team member against Finland
Silver medal in Mediterranean Games

 

Italian runner-up (vice-champion) U14 and U18

Italian runner-up team matches U16 and U18

Runner-up Italian tennis championship second category in 2002 and 2010
Runner-up first tennis league (Italy) in 2006, 2007 and 2008
Runner-up Italian tennis championship first category in 2003

 

Winner of 11 futures ITF events in singles
Winner of 1 ATP challenger in singles
Winner of 15 ATP challenger events in doubles

 

Played 12 times at Grand Slams, 3 times in main-draw (US Open, Wimbledon and Australian Open); beat many ATP top 50 and top 100 players, such as Richard Gasquet, Potito Starace, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Werner Eschauer, Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo, Jan Hernich, Lars Burgsmuller...

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