Global Professional Coach Association
About the GPTCA
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 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.
The Global Professional Tennis Coach Association's mission is to raise the standard of pro tennis coaching around the globe. In order to do so, we provide ongoing educational training for tennis coaches (already certified by National Federations or other associations), members of the ATP; and serve as a source of information for our members based on the experience and knowledge of our Board Members and National Presidents.
The GPTCA is committed to maintaining excellent coaching practice and promotes the values sports uphold in society, that is respect, fair play and ethical behavior (also known as sportsmanship).