Juan Pena

Juan Pena, Head Tennis Professional


Juan Pena, Tennis Professional

Certification/Level: USPTA Elite Professional, PTR Adult Development Certification, PTR 10 & under Certification

Education/Degree: Interamerican Univeristy of PR, BA Business Administration, MA Labor Relations

Playing background/Highlights:

  1. 10 and 12 & Under Parent & Child, Puerto Rico, Doubles champion
  2. International 18 & Under Doubles champion, Invitational tournament at DR, Countries: USA, Canada, Argentina, Jamaica, Venezuela, Haiti, Puerto Rico, etc.
  3. Finalist ITF Qualifying tournament, Virginia USA
  4. Number 1 singles and doubles player for Sacred Heart University, PR. Most valuable student-athlete.

Year of Certification: 1982 PTR, 1990 USPTA

Years of experience: 35

Head Pro/Director experience:
1983-1988 La Concha Hotel;
1988-2006 San Juan Hotel & Casiono Isla Verde, PR

Other position in tennis (career & volunteer):
2007-2013 Professional and Proshop manager – Hardscrabble club, Brewster, NY
2014-15 tennis professional at Turning Stone Resort & Casino

Teaching style: Cooperative

Teaching philosophy: Talent alone is overrated. Anyone that consistently tries their best will get better.

Person having the greatest impact on your tennis: Guillermo Villas

Person having the greatest influence on your teaching: Dennis Van Der Meer

Favorite male player: Ivan Lendl
Favorite female player: Steffi Graff

Best win: National championship Dominican republic
Worst loss:  Virginia ITF Qualifying tournament (6-3, 6-7, 4-6), Up 5-2 40-15 in second set and lost

Credentials: USTA Sports Science Competency, Coach Youth Tennis, CPR/First Aid, USTA Background check

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