Board of Directors


Uncle and Coach of Rafael Nadal (1990-present), his mentor, strategist and emotional anchor
-10 Grand Slam titles, 46 ATP singles career titles, Olympic gold medalist (Beijing 2008)

Community Involvement 
-Iberostar Foundation representative, helps the social integration of children and disabled children from the Balearic Islands 

Alberto Castellani - President 

National President of the GPTCA Italy and Morocco

- He is the technical director of 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.

- 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).

Dirk Hordorff - GPTCA Board Member

- Currently coach of Janko Tipsarevic (since 2009, career high ranking ATP #8), Rainer Schuettler (since 1992, career-high ranking: ATP #5), Yen-Hsun Lu (since 2003) and other promising players 
- Head Coach of the Taiwan Olympic men's tennis team (Athens 2004) and men´s Coach for Taiwan Asian Games men´s tennis team (Doha 2006)
- Coach, Taiwanese Davis Cup Team (2004-2010) 
- Member of the Davis Cup Committee, European Zone (1999-2001)
- Vice President, German Tennis Federation (1999) 
- Current President of the Hessen Tennis Federation
- Honorary Coach for the UISP (Italian Sports Association) 
- Vice President of PTCA and Master Gold Member of PTCA

Reiner Schuettler - GPTCA Board Member

- ATP pro tennis player (1995 - 2012)
- reached a career high ranking of World No. 5 (2004)
- Australian Open (2003) and Monte-Carlo Masters (2004) finalist
- Semifinalist Wimbledon (2008) and ATP Masters in Houston (2003)
- won four ATP singles titles (Lyon, Tokyo, Shanghai, Doha)
- Member of German Olympic Team 2000, 2004, 2008
- Olympic silver medalist (Athens, 2004), doubles with Nicolas Kiefer
- German Davis Cup Team Member (1999-2009)
World Team Cup Champion 2005
Member ATP Player Council 2002
President, ATP Player Council (2003-2004)
Member ITF Athletic Commission (2005-2006)