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Instructors 

Prof. Alberto Castellani
President of the GPTCA, ATP Coach

Coaching Career Highlights

  • One of the most legendary coaches on the ATP Tour
  • Worked as the Moroccan Davis Cup Team Captain
  • Took part in more than 500 ATP World Tour events, Challengers, and Grand Slams
  • He has worked with Janko Tipsarevic, Ivo Karlovic, Marc Rosset, Hichal Arazi, Karim Alami, George Bastl, Rainer Schuettler, Damir Dzumhur, to name a few.

Carlos Kirmayr
GPTCA President for Brazil, ATP/WTA Coach

Coaching Career Highlights

  • Coached Gabriela Sabatini to the US Open title and 11 WTA trophies
  • Coached Cochita Martinez to 7 WTA titles
  • Coached Arantxa Sánchez Vicario to 4 WTA titles
  • Coached the Brazilian Davis Cup team in 1984, 1985, and 2004

Rainer Schuettler
Vice-President of the GPTCA, Former Top 5 ATP Player

Coaching Career Highlights

  • The German Fed Cup Team Captain
  • He has worked with multiple Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber, Ricardas Berankis and Vasek Pospisil

Robert Davis
ATP Coach, Editor-in-Chief of Elite Tennis Journal

Coaching Career Highlights

  • Robert has 27 years’ experience as a professional tennis coach
  • He has been the coach of Aisam Qureshi for 15 years, and Christopher Rungkat of Indonesia for 10 years
  • He has served as Technical Director and National Coach for Peru, Panama, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia and Singapore

Dario Novak, PhD
Human Health & Performance Expert

Career Highlights

  • During the 15 years of working in elite sport he learnt to translate scientific findings into practical advice and his approach worked with some of the great athletes including Borna Coric (ATP), Zhizhen Zhang (ATP), Donna Vekic (WTA), Marta Kostyuk (WTA), Christina McHale (WTA), Jusuf Nurkic (NBA) & Mirza Teletovic (NBA)
  • He also worked as a consultant with a number of teams and organizations including Bosnia & Herzegovina national basketball teams

Robert Ballard
Olympian & Tennis Fitness Expert

Career Highlights

  • He has worked with the likes of Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and the Indonesian Davis Cup team

Fernando Segal
GPTCA President for Argentina, Expert on Tennis Development

Career Highlights

  • Tennis players who were part of his National Development programs: Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian, Andy Schneiter (Top ATP 40 in doubles. Great ATP Coach), Juan Pablo Brezizcky (Former Top ATP 100. Great ATP Coach), Viviana Gonzalez Locicero (Former WTA 22), Andrea Collarini (Top 200 ATP), and many more
Janko Tipsarevic
Founder of the Tipsarevic Tennis Academy, Former Top 10 ATP Player
Vuk Brajovic
Kurir, International Correspondent, Head of PR Agency
Norbert Peick
International Tennis Official Gold Referee

Syllabus 

Part 1. Introduction
A message to the participant 
Goals of the GPTCA and Its Mission 
Discover Your Coaching Philosophy
Important Things to Remember
Part 2. Rules and Regulations
General Intro to the ATP/WTA/ITF and ITF Juniors
Tournament Structure, Rules and Workings of the ITF Men’s and Women’s Circuits
The TIU: Protecting Tennis
Part 3. Physical Training
Building Young Players into Tomorrow's Top Competitors 
Daily Workout Routines for Tennis In and Out of Competition
Physical Performance Planning & Nutrition 
Part 4. Mental Preparation
The Coach as an Artist 
Mental Qualities and their Trainability
Personalized Mental Training Plan
The Player Interview
Psyching Up/Psyching Down
How to Improve Concentration on the Court
In Search of the Perfect Shot
Part 5. Tennis Training
Coordination Warm-up
On-court training of coordination skills: reaction, transformation, differentiation, rhythm, orientation, balance, combination of movements
Footwork
Effective Schedulling
7 Laws to Create Tennis Drills
Part 6. Media
The Role of Media in Contemporary Tennis
How to Build a Good Relationship with Media
Part 7. Misc
Transition from Junior to Professional Tennis
Dealing with Disappointments

Interested in studying? Note that your place is only guaranteed once you have met all eligibility requirements. To learn more, contact our team at coaches@GPTCATennis.org