Highlights of our Tennis Coach Guillermo Varela:
Coach Varela has developed a rich tennis career as a player, he’s played on the professional tour for several years around the world before becoming a coach. He has also been # 1 in his native country of Argentina as a junior player and representing the national team in Europe and South America.
As a coach, Varela focused on creating high performance programs for junior players in Argentina along with a broad range of tennis activities for all levels and ages.
● In 2003 Varela was invited to US to perform several clinics for elite junior players at some recognized tennis academies.
● In 2004 Varela was hired to coach in the US and develop young players for high performance programs. He has worked with several tennis companies and academies before creating his own programs.
● In 2011 he created and founded GV Tennis Academy from which he is owner and director of programming.
Our Tennis Philosophy Academy
GV Tennis does not only aim to sharpen tennis strokes and to create solid players but also emphasis in helping children to develop healthy habits and life skills through its activities. Our family-oriented environment encourages students to reach their goals by embracing daily challenges on the court, in the classroom, and in competition. GV Tennis Academy strives for players to reach their full potential not only by teaching the skills specific to competitive game, but also through reinforcing strong values that apply to all facets of life. It is our hope that members of the Academy will develop self respect, set personal goals, understand the importance of teamwork, camaraderie, and good sportsmanship.
Our Confi-Contact Methodology
There are many different coaching methods for tennis across the country and each offers its own benefits for developing skills as a tennis player. GV Tennis Academy’s director, Mr. Guillermo Varela has witnessed, searched, studied and experimented many different methodologies through his extensive tennis career.
He has attended many world-class workshops, seminars and read books about the best ways to teach children and adults. However and besides all of this great information he has perceived that when kids made contact with the ball no matter if it happens with the strings or the frame of the racket they were feeling happier and more positive than others no making any contact. When this may sound obvious, many tennis instructors and clubs keep feeding to young kids in a way that the ratio of success is 2 contacts out of 10 feeding balls when it should be no less than 8 contacts out of 10 feeding balls.
Instructors need the necessary skills to make it happen and it comes from years of experience. The key is how to feed the ball, from where to feed it, what type of tennis ball to feed. When children make contact with the ball they feel they are in the business and their confidence increases amazingly, hence the “Confi-Contact” name.
Trust on experience, trust on GV TENNIS!