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Mr. Radu DANIEL Popescu

Sport resume

 

Extensive experience in sports management and coaching.
• Fourteen years coaching experience.
• Coached on the WTA Tour & Grand Slams
• Two years experience as Tournament Director for provincial sanctioned tennis tournaments.
Personal

Name

Mr. Radu DANIEL Popescu

Country of residence

Canada

Nationality

Canadian

Coach since

2004

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Player Experience

Former pro tennis player

No

Other results

Played Open, National Level Tennis and ITF.

Coaching / Work Experience
04/2015 - Present

Director of Tennis and Head Tennis Professional – Tournament Park Tennis Club

Overseeing operations for more than 400 members • Responsible for organizing and delivering the club round robins, club socials and the club championships. • Organizing and delivering an 11-week summer camp with an average attendance of 20 children per week. • Responsible for all the programming at the club from coaching the Club Teams to managing the staff. • Had a staff of 5-6 coaches working for RDP Sports Management providing lessons or coaching in the camps, after school’s programs and weekend programming. • Provided on average 50-55 hours of private lessons a week to majority of the members at Tournament Park. • Responsible for providing all the pay roll for the staff and club accounting. • Head of The Court Monitors at Tournament Park • Organized and delivered: adult clinics, after school programs, Cardio Tennis, Summer Camp, Little Aces Day (over 120 juniors) and tournaments.

06/2013 - Present

Founder of RDP Sports Management + Touring Coach (ATP, WTA and ITF)

Coached and managed on ATP Tour (Futures and Challengers) Kooros Ghasemi (Canada) and Sebastian Zapata Ramirez (Colombia) Coached and managed Canadian player for 6 ITF Futures (10K) and 1 ATP Challenger (30K) tournaments in Europe. Found hitting partners and sponsors. • Presently Managing Mihaela Buzarnescu (WTA rank 20) – WTA Agent for Mihaela Buzarnescu. • Coached Elitsa Kostova WTA (WTA career high 130) during the 2017 Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open. Claro Open Bogota WTA tour 250-2018 and Roland-Garros (FRENCH OPEN 2018) • Presently coaching Michal Kaplan (NCAA D1 Hofstra University) • Managed Maria Patrascu at Rogers Cup 2016 (Montreal) • Managed Maria Patrascu (WTA Rank 866) + Petra Januskova (664) • Managed Aleksandrina Naydenova (WTA Rank 296) • Worked with Pablo Colvee Debrot (Spain) for 1 ITF Futures Cluj (Romania) 2014. Worked with other players on the Futures Tour per tournament request; Completo Artur (Por) and Gaston Grimolizzi (Arg). • Worked on court at the Romanian National Training Centre with Oana Georgeta Simion WTA Rank 752 alongside Kooros Ghasemi (Canada), on court with Marius Copil ATP rank 161 alongside Kooros Ghasemi (Canada). On court with Simona Halep WTA rank 3. • Coached on court Veronika Kapshay WTA, and Tamara Curovic WTA at the BRD Bucharest Open Tour 250 from Bucharest Romania. • Bringing in players U16 and Futures Level from Canada to train as an exchange with the Romanian Tennis Federation at their National Training Centre in Bucharest. • Was in charge of the sparring partners Kooros Ghasemi and Sebastian Zapata for the BRD Bucharest Open Tour 250 – 2014 edition. As well in charge of Kids Day alongside Simona Halep, Monica Niculescu, and Alexandra Candatu all WTA. • Responsible for creating NCAA College videos for top local Canadian players (Louise Kwong D1 University of Illinois, Michelle Tuma D1 Ohio and Chris Corbo London UK) including; filming, editing, posting. • Worked with Angela Bonilla coaching and managing towards a full division 1 tennis scholarship at Savannah State University. • Worked on court with top 60 WTA and top 100 ATP players. • Worked on court with Andreea Mitu WTA Rank 163 and with Madalina Gojnea WTA Rank 149. • Worked on court with Elena Bogdan, Alexandra Stevenson and Mihaela Buzarnescu for ITF Tevlin Challenger 2015 and 2016.

10/2009 - 04/2015

Assistant High-Performance Tennis Professional & Head of Schools Programs – North York Tennis Association (Non-Profit Organization)

Education
  • Sports Business Management Diploma, Durham College – Oshawa Ontario (in 2009)
  • B.A., in History and Political Science, Dalhousie University (in 2007)
Language skills

English

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Excellent

French

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Good

Romanian

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Excellent

Spanish

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Moderate

Preferences & Specialties

I am interested in

coaching opportunities only

Preference

Junior players, Female players, Male players

Specialties

Travelling coach, Private coach, Hitting Partner, Teaching Professional, Head Coach (professional), Scouting

Available

Yes

Net salary

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Willing to travel for tournaments

Yes (15 - 30 weeks)

Target job locations

Europe, Australia / New Zealand, North America, South America, Asia

Willing to relocate

Yes