Coaching Course - Bettona - Registration Now Open!

The GPTCA will be running a 2012 Coaching Course (B and C-Level) in Bettona from 28-30 September, 2012.


Here's a message from the GPTCA president, Alberto Castellani:


I would like to inform you that the training course to get our diploma, level C and B of an “International Coach, certified by ATP”, this year will take place in Bettona (PG), an Etruscan village, one of the most beautiful in Italy, 15 km from Perugia, on September 28th, 29th and 30th 2012. The classes will start on Friday 28th at 9.00am and will end on Sunday 30th at 7.30pm after the final exam and after delivering the diplomas. Bettona is a castle-Village with Etruscan and medieval city walls, a jewel of ancient beauty and art (see or


The newly elected Municipal Council will make available, just for us, the Museum: hence the classes will take place among paintings and art works. It will be the first time ever and worldwide that a sporting training course will take place in a museum. That’s the reason why I decided to choose this location which is really unique in the world. Italy, the country of art and of its three thousand museums, has chosen to take its couse just inside one of these. The message we are sending other countries is loud and and a very characterizing element of our cultural identity. The ones who have been admitted to the course can effect the scheduled payment of €300,00 by a bank transfer, within and not later than August 31st 2012, using the following bank details:


Name of the Bank: Banca Popolare di Spoleto

Bank Address: Via Briganti 69/C, 06049 Perugia


IBAN IT58V0570403199000000005209



Beneficiary: “Il Perugino – The Art of Tennis”


Reason for the payment: “Membership Fee 2012 to the Association Il Perugino – The Art of Tennis”


Among the speakers we have invited very prestigious professionals such Toni Nadal (uncle of the very famous Rafael), Dirk Hordorff (current coach of the Serbian Janko Tipsarevic), Rainer Schuettler (ex n° 5 ATP) and Josè Perlas (winner of Roland Garros with three different players).


To recreate the beautiful atmosphere of last year, upon request of many of you who had evidently a good time last year, we have decided to organize two optional updating courses for all the graduates of last year.


The first one will be a course of Sports Psychology: “Techniques of mental body intervention concerning the mental preparation of an high-level tennis player, with weekly microcycles and montly macrocycles of work”. Also some hours of practice have been scheduled, during which you will be able to try directly some psychosomatic techniques.


The lectures will have the following times: Friday 28th September from 15 until 17, Saturday 29th September from 9 until 11 and from 15 until 17, Sunday 30th September from 9 until 13, for a total of 10 hours. The cost is €80,00. Also coaches who are not members of GPTCA can take part in them paying a sum of €120,00.


The second updating course will be the BLSD (Basic Life Support and Defibrillation), releasing the certificate of IRC (Italian Resuscitation Council), recognized also by ERC (European Resuscitation Council), which enables to the practice of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to the use of automatic or semiautomatic defibrillator in the event of cardiac arrest by ventricular tachyarrhythmia. There will be lectures and practical tests on a dummy. The cost is of €80,00 (exceptional offer as it usually varies from 350 to 500 euros); the ones who are not member of GPTCA will pay €120,00.


The course will be held by Dr. Borgognoni Francesco, the responsible of 118 of USL N°2 in Perugia and by Dr. Alexander Wee, responsible of the U.O. of Primary Cardiovascular Prevention at the Hospital of Passignano S/T (PG). In a short time this course will become compulsory for sporting operators. The lectures will be Friday 28th September from 17 until 19, Saturday 29th September from 11 until 13 and from 17 until 19, for a total of 6 hours. The ones who would like to take part in both courses will pay a total sum of €140,00 (€200,00 for non-members).


Registrations for the updating courses by our secretary Antonio Di Vita (Tel: +39 329 – 9147640 or



In Bettona we have reserved some rooms in the wonderful hotel RELAIS LA CORTE DI BETTONA ( e-mail address and they will give us a very special price of €150 for: lunch, dinner and bed for Friday night, breakfast, lunch, dinner and bed for Saturday, breakfast and lunch for Sunday. The Relais is located in the central square, 50m away from the museum. There will be limited places and that’s why I suggest you, considering the very low price, to proceed right now or in a few days to reserve your room, effecting a deposit of €100,00 or transferring the whole sum of €150,00 as settlement for your reservation, considering the special treatment we got. The payment has to be effected in favour of LA ROCCA S.r.l:


IBAN : IT06N0200838422000401086866

Its telephone number is 0039 075 987114



In the centre of Bettona the bed and brekfast “La Piazzetta“ has got an agreement with us: tel. 0039 3339892335 (Marini Chiara) - email:, they will give us a special price of €20,00 per person for each night, including breakfast but for a double or triple room (double bed). Also here there are limited places and it would be better to call them promptly and book your room.


Agriturismo "Il Molino della Cagnoletta" - Via Col di Mezzo 41, 06484 Bettona (PG)
Telefono: +39 075982900



CASA FORESTI - Via Montelauro, 10 – 06084 Bettona (centro storico) Tel: 075.9869241 - Cell. 336.635547


LA SORGENTE DI SAN BERNARDINO, Via San Bernardino 6, – 06084 Bettona (a 2 km dal centro storico) - Tel: 347.3830615, Bed & Country


IL FARFALLO - Via San Bernadino 5, 06084 Bettona - Tel: 340.0847202,

la RESIDENZA IL GIRASOLE appartamenti vacanze, Via Perugia 100 – 06084 Passaggio di Bettona (Francesca, Tel: 347.3541431 o 075.982831) -,


CASALE COLLE DELLE GINESTRE Appartamento vacanza - Via Cinque Cerri 97, 06084 Bettona – Tel: 348.4223675 o 335.6748513,


I would like to remind to everyone that we signed a cultural agreement with the Newport-Research University in Palm Beach, bringing in Italy the first three-year degree in "sports coaching” (all titles and courses attended will be recognized as credits and obviously also the GPTCA courses). Everyone who is interested in it can be registered anytime of the year and will be able to follow the lessons comfortably in front of his own PC. In addition to the technical courses, there will be on-line also a practical part, directly managed by me, and I will hold both the lessons in the classroom and on the tennis courts. For informations and details you can get in touch with me (tel: 0039 348 – 2618923) or with Antonio Di Vita ( or tel : 0039 329 – 9147640). On Saturday 29th September, during the courses, there will be a surprise about it!


I think I have given you all the necessary information. Should I have forgotten something, I’ll let you know promptly.


Alberto Castellani,

the GPTCA President


/Bettona photos by b.roveran/



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