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Valentim Goncalves Jr UWF Tennis

Valentim Goncalves Jr.
Managing Director

Meet the Coaches
Valentim Goncalves Jr.

Valentim Goncalves Jr. is the Managing Director of RG Tennis Academy. He coached many players at RGTC as Head Professional prior to stepping up to this leadership role.

He was born in Curitiba, Brazil and before joining the University of Pacific Tigers in Stockton, California, Valentim was a state tennis champion for several years. He managed to crack the Top 7 in the Brazilian national tennis ranks in 2008. In 2010 Valentim was the Interclub State Champion and a Brazilian Federation Cup Finalist as well as ranked in the top 10 in the national rankings.

Valentim Goncalves Jr. holds a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) with emphasis in Supply Chain Logistics Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Management, a Minor in Marketing, and a certificate in Supply Chain Logistics from the University of West Florida. Valentim had a fantastic junior’s career being one of the top players in his state as well as overall in his home country of Brazil. Valentim played some professional tournaments, futures and challengers (ATP) before deciding to play college tennis. 

Pedro Roese

Coach Pedro is the Director of Tennis, and looks forward to working with all our athletes! Here are just a few highlights from his career:

  • Tennis Director CCIA (South Bristol, ME) 2017

  • Assistant Tennis Director Pensacola Country Club, 2018

  • Coached over 10 top ranked Juniors in FL

  • Division II National Champions (University of West Florida) 2014

  • Division II National Champions (University of West Florida) 2017

  • State Champion for several years (Brazil)

  • Top ranked nationally 10-18yrs (Brazil)

  • ATP and NCAA experience

  • BSBA in Global Marketing and BA in International Studies

Pedro Roese
Director of Tennis

Warren Kuhn UWF Tennis

Warren Kuhn

Teaching Professional

Warren Kuhn

Coach Warren grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. Here are some of his accomplishments:


Junior Career highlights: 

  • Ranked number 1 in singles and doubles in South Africa under 18 Category

  • Career High ITF 91 in the world

  • Competed at Junior Wimbledon

  • 18 and under South African National Champion

  • 6 ITF junior singles titles

  • Ranked as high number 2 in Africa in 2011


College highlights:

  • 4-Time all American (2 in singles, 2 in doubles)

  • 1 in the nation doubles player NCAA division II in 2015

  • Ranked top 25 in the nation singles in 2015

  • National Champion with UWF in 2017 (3 singles and 3 doubles)


Coaching highlights:

  • Head of Performance and development of high-performance academy in South Africa

  • Coached 3 players to number 1 in the nation position in South Africa 

  • Coached numerous players in the top 10

  • Coached numerous ITF winners (singles and doubles)

  • Coach of a player to make 2 quarter-finals of a pro women's event

  • Current Graduate Assistant Coach at UWF Men's Tennis Team

White Gradient
Jim Morgan

Here are the Highlights of Jim's tennis career:

  • USTA Quick Start Tennis Instructor Certified

  • Over 5 years of experience coaching individuals ranging from beginners to college

  • Passion for tennis and commitment to optimizing students success

  • USTA 4.5 Captain Rating for 9 years

  • Member of the Pensacola Racket Club for over 10 years

  • Member of the GPTA (Greater Pensacola Tennis Association) for over 20 years

  • Pro Sports Inc. US Open 2004 Recruiter

  • ICPI ( International Concrete Paver Institute) Certified

  • Instructional Best-Practices

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

Jim Morgan
Teaching Professional

Lucas Pedrotti

Coach Lucas has amazing human relations! He is highly enthusiastic and passionate about people. Fun fact, he speaks three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Junior Career highlights: ​

  • Top ranked nationally 14-18yrs (Brazil)

  • Volunteered as an assistant professor at ‘’Frasle Foundation’’, preparing and directing insightful educational and physical activities for children

  • Volunteered as a personal trainer assistant at ‘’Bohrer Sports’’


College highlights:

  • Finance student-athlete at University of West Florida

  • All-PSAC Conference First Doubles Team

  • Played singles/doubles position 1 NCAA Division II - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania                                        

Lucas Pedrotti

Teaching Professional

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