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United States
Date of birth
Coach since

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  • Certified Mental Coach
    at Mental Training Inc.
    (in 2017)
  • High Performance Coach
    at Equelite Juan Carlos Ferrero course level 1
    (in 2013)
  • High Performance Coach level C
    at Global Professional Tennis Coach Assossiation (GPTCA) level C c
    (in 2016)
  • Performance - Professional
    at Professional Tennis Registery (PTR)
    (in 2015)
  • 10 & Under - Professional
    at Professional Tennis Registery (PTR)
    (in 2014)
  • 11 to 17 - Professional
    at Professional Tennis Registery (PTR)
    (in 2014)
  • Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT) Certified
    at International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA)
    (in 2015)
  • Tennis coach
    at USNTA tennis certificate
    (in 2013)


Hello! My name is Manuel Cavaco, and I am a high performance tennis coach, living in New York, USA. I'm currently working with Top sectional and National junior players and one professional male tennis player. I started coaching in February of 2012, along with a relocation to Dubai, where I had the opportunity to coach top ranked players between the ages of 13 and 16, at the Emirates Tennis Academy. In 2013, I moved back to Portugal and worked as a freelance tennis coach, teaching all levels of players and 2 top national players - one of them finished that year as number 1 of the National ranking for under 14. As a player, I competed all over the world, playing Tennis Europe, ITF and ATP tournaments. I played against top world players like Roberto Bautista-Augut, Lukas Rosol, Frederico Gil, Joao Sousa, Daniel Gimeno Traver. I also had the chance to be the sparring partner of Dennis Gremelmayer when he was top 35 ATP, and Maria Kirilenko when she was top 10 WTA.

Coaching / Work Experience

2018-07-01 - Present

High Performance Coach, Manuel Cavaco Tennis

High Performance Tennis Coach of: - Francisco Dias (former number 1 player at George Washington University and ATP954). - Andrew Ena (number 2 player for 12&Under in the eastern section of USTA and top 20 national) - Karan Amin (top 15 player for 18&Under in the eastern section of USTA and future college player at Williams College) - 7 other players with sectional and national rankings

2012-02-01 - 2013-06-01

High Performance Coach, Emirates Tennis Academy

Worked with all levels and ages of tennis players including 2 top ranked players in under 14 and 16.

2013-06-01 - 2013-09-01

High Performance coach, Algarve (Portugal) Freelance

Worked with 2 top players in Portugal Under 14. Worked at local resorts and hotels coaching guests.

2013-09-01 - 2014-06-01

Tennis Coach , Tennis and Padel School Quinta da Moura

Served as the main coach for Junior and adult tennis development

2014-08-01 - 2017-06-01

High Performance Coach, Glen Head Racquet Club

Creator and director of the high performance program at the club. Director of USTA tournaments at the club. Coached multiple top ranked players with Sectional and national rankings.

2017-09-01 - 2018-06-30

Director of Tennis, My Game Solutions - Sports Made Easy

Consulted for the development of an online platform for tennis players around the world. Director of sponsorship program for Top Athletes in the eastern section of USTA.

Player experience

Former professional tennis player: Yes
Career high in official ATP / WTA ranking: 1000 - 2000 (in 2010)

Preferences & specialties

I am interested in: Coaching

Coaching preference: Head Coach, Tennis coach, Performance coach

Specialties: Technique, Motivation, Mental, Development, Physics

Net salary: Negotiable - Per month

Willingness to travel for tournaments: Yes

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

Willing to relocate: Yes


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