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MASSIMILIANO BIANCHI

National coach since 2002, he has a professional career behind with the best ranking of 530 in singles and 420 in doubles. He started off in the qualifiers of the Internazionali d’Italia in 1994 and had the pleasure of being a sparring partner on the WTA circuit with champions such as Serena and Venus Williams sisters as well as Martina Hingis.

Technical Director of the Porto Azzurro Tennis Club and the Sporting Club Marciana Marina, he was the second voice (technical commentator) for Eurosport in the Grand Slam tournaments (Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open) broadcasted by the international broadcaster.

ALFREDO SANTACROCE

FIT National Coach since 2017 and GPTCA international coach (the association recognised by the ATP and chaired by Tony Nadal). Alfredo Santacroce has served as assistant coach to Lorenzo Sonego and coach of professional second-category at the Green Park in Rivoli and the Circolo della Stampa Sporting.

Previously, he was player and captain in A1 Series, as well as coach, at the Società Canottieri Casale, and before that as a coach at the Accademia Vavassori di Palazzolo sullʼOglio following ATP and WTA players.

MARTINA ZAVARISE

She started playing tennis at the age of 6 and also trained at the Sanchez Academy in Barcelona during her youth. A Top 100 Under 14 at Tennis Europe level, she has participated in several ITF tournaments, earning her first WTA point in the $10,000 in Gardone Val Trompia.
In 2010 she reached the 2.5 ranking and subsequently trained at Daniel Panajotti’s academy in Verona. Since 2020, she has been a FITP national Coach.

TOMMASO ROGGERO

Ranked 2.2 in the year 2021 (best ATP ranking in doubles 1282 and 386 at ITF level), he has played over 20 main draws in international $15,000 and $25,000 tournaments. Still playing competitively, he is also a 1st degree FITP Instructor, graduated in Sports Sciences, participated as sparring partner at the ATP 500 in Dubai in 2019 with Nishikori, Wawrinka, Verdasco, Moutet, Berdich, Muguruza, Svitolina, Pavliuchenkova, Suarez Navarro, Garcia, Wozniacki, Kvitova.

RICCARDO SOSSO

A FITP instructor, as a player he is involved with the Country Club San Mauro in the national team competition B1series. He has played several ITF and Tennis Europe tournaments, and has also been coached over the years by Gipo Arbino.
He has been coaching at the Torino Tennis Academy since 2021.

SIMONE BONGIOVANNI

He holds the title of Tennis Coach at the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona and the PTR Tennis junior 11-17 international qualification. He is coordinator of the Torino Tennis Talents, Intesa Sanpaolo LTC 22-23 and Intesa Sanpaolo LTC 23-24 programmes, also serving as Stefano Massari’s assistant in the mental preparation of young athletes

ANDREA DIMAURO

Andrea Dimauro was born in Taranto in 1999. He graduated in Science of Sporting Activities and later took a specialisation degree in Management of Sporting Activities.
He is a physical trainer and professor of exercise science and physical education. Along the way, he also specialised and gained four years’ experience in tennis-specific physical preparation, training numerous players, including players of national interest.

STEFANO MASSARI

Graduated in Political Science with honours, he studied life coaching at the Italian School of Life & Corporate Coaching, where he became a professional coach.

He worked for over twenty years in companies, both in the HR area, training and development, and in the area of communication, covering both managerial and creative roles. For several years now, he has been involved in Life Coaching and especially Sports Coaching. In the sports field, he coaches professional and semi-professional athletes in various disciplines such as tennis, rowing, diving, figure skating, football, boxing, dance, athletics, and shooting.

He is currently the mental coach of Matteo Berrettini.

GIORGIA BIANO

Former professional swimmer (among many titles, in 2005 she was Italian Champion within the National Category in the 100m backstroke and runner-up in the 200m backstroke), she graduated in Dietetics in 2011, specialising through various University Masters.

Among others, she is now the nutritionist of Turin tennis champion Lorenzo Sonego.