A native of Brazil, Paulo played competitive junior tennis in South America, reaching high rankings and earning a Division 1 college scholarship to play for the University of Tennessee at Martin. Paulo brings clients his knowledge as a touring pro and division 1 player, as well as 14+ years of experience as a Tennis Director of Resorts and Athletic Clubs.
For many years, alongside international Australian coach Bob Butterfield, Paulo directed the International Academy of Tennis (IAT) in Hilton Head Isl, SC and Miami, FL. During this time, he developed junior players from Singapore, Australia, Japan, South Africa, England, Germany, Brazil, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada and the U.S., ultimately sending over 60 players to play for NCAA Division I universities.
He also spent many years as Executive Tennis Director of exclusive tennis clubs; La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach and Beverly Hills Country Club in Los Angeles, CA, where he worked with kids and adults of all ages and levels.
After 14+ years of managing large tennis operations, Paulo decided to focus on what is most rewarding to him; spending one-on-one time with his clients on the tennis court teaching and further developing their tennis skills.