Nuno Café

Senior Coach – Performance Stream

Nuno had a successful career as a junior in his home country of Portugal, including being regional U18 champion, and National Champion 1st DIV. Following his playing career, Nuno, an ITF Coaching Level 3 and an USPTA Coach Level 1 and 2, has coached in several positions including Technical Director at Lisbon Tennis Association. Nuno joined Tennis 360 in 2013 as a Senior Coach

 

PLAYING BACKGROUND:

• Regional Champion U18-1985

• National Champion 1st DIV/Teams CIF

• ITF & National Tournaments

 

COACHING BACKGROUND:

• ITF Coaching L3

• USTA Coach L1 & 2

• RPT coach L1 & 2

• Technical Director – Lisbon Tennis Association

• President, 2002/3- Technical Council, Portuguese Tennis Federation

• Chairman 2008/9 – Portuguese Tennis Federation

• Captain, 1998 – Portuguese National Team U12

• Captain, 2004/5 – Regional Team U14, U18

 

DOB: 14 April 1969

COUNTRY: Portugal

LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Portuguese, Spanish, French & English

STYLE OF PLAY: Baseliner

FAVOURITE PLAYER: Andre Agassi

PERSON I’D MOST LIKE TO COACH: Rafael Nadal

MOST RECOGNISED PERSON I’VE PLAYED WITH: President of Republic from Portugal

LIKE: Sports, dogs, and movies

DISLIKE: Being late

FAVOURITE PLACE: Algarve, Portugal

MY INSPIRATION: My mother

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: “The will to win is important but the will to prepare is vital.” and “Everything is possible!”

STRANGE ITEM IN BAG: A lot of fitness aids

WHAT I DO ON MY REST DAY: Go to the beach

WHO I’D LIKE TO PLAY ME IN A MOVIE: Al Pacino