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Paulo Barros

Court 1
Nationality
bra Brazil
Position
Court 1
Racquet
Pacific XForce Pro (xl)
Club
Bonita National Golf & Country Club
College
Hampton University
Leagues
SWFL Pro League
Seasons
2017 - 2018, 2016 - 2017

    Paulo Catani Barros enjoyed his collegiate tennis experience so much that he became an assistant coach at the same university after he graduated.  After college I wanted to keep playing and working with tennis, explains Paulo, who was a standout at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. He was hired as an assistant coach for the men and women tennis teams at Hampton University in 2001.

    He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a minor in sports and professional tennis management, and a Master in Business Administration, both from Hampton University. Paulo, was a No. 1 and No. 2 tennis player at Hampton from 1997 to 2001. He was ranked as high as No. 17 in singles and No. 8 in doubles in the ITA Division I, Region II rankings. He helped Hampton University win three conference titles and make three NCAA nationals appearances.

    Paulo collegiate honors include receiving an All-American Scholars Award and being named a 2002 Conference Player. He also was named Freshman of the Year in 1998, appeared in Sports Illustrated magazine that year, and received an Academic Achievement Award from the Department of Athletics at Hampton University.

    In juniors competition, Paulo was ranked in the boys 18s ITF (world) rankings; No. 5 in boys 18s, (Brazilian national rankings) and No. 1 and 2 in boys 18s, state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Paulo’s has worked from 2004- 20015 as a  Head Tennis Professional on these previous club; Winter Park Racquet Club, Human Performance Institute and  West Orange Country Club in Orlando, Fla. He then moved to Fort Myers to work as a Assistant Tennis Director at Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club (2015-2018). He is now the current Tennis Director at Bonita National Golf & Country Club, Bonita Springs.

    He says he thrives on the joy of teaching all that I have learned to kids and adults and seeing the results on the tennis court. While he teaches all areas of the game, Paulo says his expertise is having all my students develop a great foundation on all strokes to then use strategy and tactics to grow as a tennis player. Off the court, he believes in building a strong family and being healthy.

    SWFL Pro League

    SeasonTeamS1GS1PS2GS2PS3GS3PTPTGMPTPEWAR
    2017 - 2018Welch Tennis & The Blagojevic Group3070.510.511111.001.000
    2016 - 2017Raymond James & Welch Tennis312392.5004.57064.500.750
    Total-34246310.55.58175.500.786

    Career Total

    SeasonS1GS1PS2GS2PS3GS3PTPTGMPTPEWAR
    2017 - 20183070.510.511111.001.000
    2016 - 2017312392.5004.57064.500.750
    Total34246310.55.58175.500.786

    Results

    2017 - 2018
    Palmira Golf & Country Club

    2017 - 2018
    The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club

    2016 - 2017
    Bonita Bay Club

    2016 - 2017
    Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club

    2016 - 2017
    The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club

    2016 - 2017
    Fiddlesticks Country Club

    2016 - 2017
    Lexington Country Club

    2016 - 2017
    Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club

    2016 - 2017
    Palmira Golf & Country Club