BA in Sports and Physical Education/Specialty Tennis
PTR - Professional
USPTA - Elite Professional
RTF - Professional International Level
USPTA – 2012 Coach of the Year
USTA San Diego District - 2017 Male Pro of the Year
Catalin has been a certified tennis professional for the past 25 years; proficient in high performance coaching, developing training programs for top sectional, national and international players. During this time Catalin was Head Tennis Professional and Tennis Director for several clubs in Europe, Canada, and the United States, where he developed and worked with players from beginners to the ITF level. Many of his students reached top sectionals (Ontario, NorCal, SoCal Boys&Girls 10-18 Numerous #1 Rankings & Top 10), national rankings (Canada B18’s ranked #3, USTA B18’s ranked #4), competed and won in ITF tournaments and received full tennis scholarships at top Division I schools.
For the last 9 years Catalin has operated as Director and Owner at Chira Tennis Academy. Catalin has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education & Sports – Specialty Tennis, Certified Professional by Romanian Tennis Federation (International Level), PTR-Certified Professional, USPTA Certified Elite Profeesional, Etcheberry Certified (Strength, Conditioning & Movement in Tennis), Certified Mental Toughness Specialist by Human Performance Institute, Attended Numerous International Tennis Symposiums and Courses where he achieved certifications in all aspects of the game.