GPTCA President since August 2010

National President of the GPTCA Italy and Morocco

  • He directs, as a technical director, the training courses for tennis teachers and coaches of the UISP, Tennis League (Unione Italiana SportperTutti)
  • For over 15 years he’s been teaching at the Faculty of Physical Education, University of Perugia; “Technical theory and teaching for individual sports” and in the specialized Degree Course for Sciences and Techniques of the Sporting Activity, “Individual sports”
  • He’s an international ATP Coach - he graduated as a tennis teacher at the National School for Teachers (Rome) of the Italian Tennis Federation; registered in the Official List of Teachers
  • Today he’s a member, as an International Coach of the Coach Association of the ATP (Professional Tennis Association), the most important international organization in the world of professional tennis coaching. Only four Italian coaches are members of it and around 40 in the world; conditions to be admitted is the continous top 100 high-level coaching activity
  • Current director of the private group “Il Perugino: the art of tennis” which was and is composed by a team of elite coaches - the group had and still has top 100 and top 50 ATP players
  • He is registered in the Official List of technicians, specialized in sport psychology. The Register is managed by the AIPS. For several years he held the Optional Courses of Tennis I and Tennis II, at the Isef of Perugia. Those courses were for Isef students and both of them had the relating final exam to be taken
  • He is a director of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the same tennis league of UISP
  • He is a university lecturer of the Perugia University (Italy)
  • President of the Association of world high level tennis coaches “Global Professional Tennis Coach Association” founded in New York in 2010, during the US Open
  • GPTCA National President of Italy and Morocco
  • Training the Moroccan #1 and national Davis Cup player: Reda El Amrani
  • During his more than 30 years activity as a professional high-level coach, he took part in more than 300 Grand Prix, ATP events, challengers, Grand Slams and Super 9 tournaments, from which he got credits and official passes
  • As a coach of the Taiwanese National Davis Cup team he took part in the match Philippines v Taiwan played in Lapu Lapu Sebu Mactan (Philippines)


He took part, as a coach of the Moroccan National Davis Cup Team, in the tie Morocco v Bosnia played in Marrakesch


He took part, as a coach of the Moroccan Davis Cup team, in two International World Group Davis Cup matches, the first one played in Casablanca and the second one in Agadir (Morocco); Morocco v England and Morocco v Argentina


He was the director of the SAT, the Federal Training School of Junior Tennis Perugia, with about 200 tennis students per year


He was director of the Federal Training School of Tennis in Cianciano Terme (Siena)

  • Coach of a number of ATP Top 100 players over a period of 30 years including: Marc Rosset (career-high: ATP #9), Janko Tipsarevic (career-high: ATP #8), Ivo Karlovic (career-high: ATP #14), Hicham Arazi (career-high: ATP #22), Karim Alami (career-high: ATP #25), Adrian Voinea (career-high: ATP #36), Rainer Schuettler (his mental coach)

GPTCA A* Level International Coach


Graduated “honoris causa” from Newport Research University (USA) in “Coaching in Sport” (Sport Psychology); Doctoral University degree with lectio magistralis “Coaching and Beauty” (


PTR Professional 

He took part in the training courses in Sport Psychology organized by the Italian Association of Sport Psychology and he got the highest degree for a technician – trainer


Diploma of "International Coach" and “ Tennis-Teacher” UISP (Italian Union Sport for everyone)

  • He passed 28 exams for the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Rome and Perugia. He did “Galeazzo Alessi” scientific high school in Perugia and he got the high school degree
  • He got the diploma of Tennis Teacher of the Italian Tennis Federation (FIT)
  • He organized several scientific conferences at the Isef (Istituto Superiore Di Educazione Fisica) in Perugia, at the Fitness Festival in Rimini, at the Junior tennis in Perugia
  • He took part, as a lecturer, in several scientific conventions, among them: the World Congress of Sport Psychology in Paris in 2000 and the international conventions of Pro Patria Milan, continuously each year, starting from 1998 to 2011
  • He collaborated with the Pace University of New York in a few sport summer courses in Rome called “Rome Eternal city”
  • Author of four books and other published tennis-related advisory materials
    • “Mental Preparation in Tennis” published by Editori del Grifo (Siena, Italy)
    • “Tennis Training” published by Società Stampa Sportiva
    • “Easy Tennis: Let’s Play to Play Tennis” published by Calzetti e Mariucci (Perugia, Italy)
  • Editor, educational videos on high-level tennis training published by Fattoria Creativa
  • Contributor to the most popular tennis magazine in Italy, Tennisitaliano, for more than 10 years
  • Regular contributor to the tennis magazine, Match Point (see “Pensiero Libero” and “Patafisica” columns)