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Giovannipaolo Ferrari (Coach GP) has been coaching tennis for 20 years. Coach GP is a qualified PTR (Professional Tennis Registry), ITF (International Tennis Federation) and FIT (Italian Tennis Federation) professional tennis coach. During Coach GP’s tennis coaching career, he has worked with players of a wide range of ages and abilities in Australia, Ireland, France, Italy, and China. His real passion is working with young talented players from 4-18 years old, developing their love of the game and helping them achieve their goals of high-performance tennis. Furthermore, Coach GP received his Ph.D. in Sociology of Sports from the Department of Sociology, University of Salerno in Italy in 2016. He also holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Montpellier in France and has worked in several universities over the last 10 years as language teacher and tennis coach. He has developed his research work with particular attention to the theme of sports studies, leisure and language learning. He has previously taught for the University of Nottingham in Ningbo (China), the Dalian University of Foreign Languages (China), the University Institute of Technology in Béziers and in Montpellier (France), the University of Montpellier (France) and the University of Salerno (Italy). His teaching covers a range of topics from Modern Languages, Research Methods, Sports Management and Entrepreneurship with a specific focus on Tennis.

Coaching / Work Experience

2017 - Present

Tennis Coach, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

2017 - 2018

Head Tennis COach, RedSunSport Ningbo

2016 - 2017

Tennis Coach, Dalian University of Foreign Languages, Dalian, China

Tennis Coach

2010 - 2011

Tennis Coach, Clifton Beach Tennis Club, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Tennis Coach

2000 - 2010

Head Tennis Coach, Tennis Manager, APC Tennis Club, Sapri, Salerno, Italy

Head Tennis Coach, Tennis Manager

Preferences & specialties

I am interested in: Coaching, Scouting talent, Giving presentations, Match analysis, Giving clinics, Radio/tv commentary, Brand promotion, Tournament organisation, Other opportunities

Coaching preference: Head Coach, Assistent coach, Junior coach, Tennis coach, Tennis director, Private coach, Performance coach, Tennis manager, Hitting partner, Tennis professional, College coach, Physical coach, Travelling coach, Strength and Conditioning coach

Specialties: Technique, Motivation, Mental, Nutrition, Development, Physics, Analysis

Net salary: Negotiable - Per year

Willingness to travel for tournaments: Yes

Target job locations: Europe, Australia / New Zealand, North America, South America, Asia, Africa

Willing to relocate: Yes


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