The Global Professional Tennis Coach Association (GPTCA) is an international organization dedicated to educating, training, and assisting professional tennis coaches who wish to evolve at the ATP and WTA Tour level.
Founded on August 28th, 2010, by 49 tour-level tennis coaches in a meeting at the famous Nino Tuscany’s restaurant in New York City, the GPTCA has continually worked to further the knowledge of tennis coaches who participate in the sport. Its president, Alberto Castellani, in his first speech described the mission of the association as “to raise the standard of pro tennis coaching around the globe thanks to the experience of the best ATP and WTA tour coaches who share their knowledge with less experienced coaches.”
The GPTCA is represented in 41 countries through National Presidents who are well-known and respected in the tennis coaching profession.
Thanks to the partnership with the ATP World Tour, the GPTCA is the only association in the world which offers ATP Certified courses.
Για δέυτερη φορά στην Ελλάδα διοργανώνεται σεμινάριο προπονητικής εγκεκριμένο απο την ATP (Assosiation of Tennis Professionals) αυτή τη φορά στην Αθήνα.
Uncle and Coach of the 14 Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal.
Uncle and Coach of Rafael Nadal (1990-present), his Mentor, Strategist and Emotional anchor. He is the most successful coach in the history of tennis in terms of Grand Slam titles, winning 14 Grand Slam trophies with Rafael Nadal along with 69 ATP titles and Olympic Singles Gold Medal in Beijing and Doubles Gold Medal in Rio. He is also a GPTCA Board Member.
GPTCA President since August 2010.
National President of the GPTCA Italy and Morocco. During his more than 30 years activity as a professional high-level coach, he took part in more than 300 ATP events, challengers, Grand Slams and Master 1000 events. Coach of a number of ATP Top 100 players including: Marc Rosset, Janko Tipsarevic, Ivo Karlovic , Hicham Arazi , Karim Alami, Adrian Voinea, Rainer Schuettler (his mental coach), Attila Savolt.
In 1978 he began to practice tennis at TK “Red Star”. Huge experience acquired in professional tournaments: Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Australian Open, Rolland Garros.
Work with top professional players: Novak Djokovic, Nenad Zimonjic, Janko Tipsarevic, Boris Pasanski and currently involved in working with the most talented junior players, such as Nikola Milojevic, Pedja Krstin, Filip Krajinovic.Successful long-term cooperation with world-renowned coaches: Nikola Pilic, John Evert, Dirk Hordorf, Allon Khakshouri.
For almost a decade he was Serbia Davis Cup Captain and during 2010 his team won a historic title for Serbia, Davis Cup, by then the biggest success of Serbian tennis.