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Oakland/Berkeley, CA

Giovanni Fragalle is an accomplished tennis player and instructor, hailing from Brazil, where he honed his skills on the competitive junior tennis circuit and ITF Men's Circuit. Having played over 10 ITF Futures, Gio became the top-ranked player in the state of São Paulo in both the under 16's and under 18's categories.

In 2016, Giovanni received a scholarship to play college tennis in the United States and pursue his bachelor's degree. He played for Cypress College, leading them to an OEC Conference victory, and was recognized as the Character Player of the Year by all the conference coaches. In 2020, he graduated from Holy Names University in Oakland, where he played in the Men's Tennis Team and received several accolades, including Team Spirit of the Year (twice) and ITA All American Academics. As a college player, Giovanni was the team captain and part of SAAC, a group that worked with student-athletes to improve the school's sports program and promote athletes' success.

As a tennis professional, Giovanni has over 5 years of experience, having coached in Brazil and Connecticut before settling in California. At Valter Paiva Tennis Academy at Billie Jean King Tennis Center, he served as coordinator and head pro, spearheading the development of the juniors and adults program and leading summer camps. Currently, he is the Tennis Coach at Holy Names University, where he has continued his impressive track record, taking the men's and women's teams to the semifinals of the conference tournament on the first year of the tennis program in the school's history.

Giovanni's passion for teaching is evident in his coaching style and the results he produces. He is committed to helping his students reach their full potential on and off the court, and his extensive experience in the game makes him a valuable asset to anyone looking to improve their tennis skills.

GIO: About
GIO: Testimonial

I was glad I met Gio by chance at the local park while playing doubles couple
years back. I watched him hit with a junior for a little bit and decided to ask if he was willing to be a hitting partner. I was a bit skeptical at first because I didn’t expect a junior coach to accept a hit with a middle-aged guy who walked up to him at the park. To my pleasant surprise, he accepted. I started hitting with him once a week for a good year and a half until he moved away to NorCal. Having a son who was an accomplished junior player, I can attest that Gio hits a nice ball, and he gives me (and himself) a great workout every time. What I think I like the most in Gio is that he is very dependable and always showed up for our hits ontime and plays hard through the entire session. He is courteous and calm, the two things that I find very important working with juniors. He and I have become friends and we always try to find opportunities to hit and talk tennis whenever his travels bring him back in town. I highly recommend him for junior parents searching for a coach.

Quang N.

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