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Director of Tennis

(209) 298-3389

Valentim Goncalves Jr.

Val Goncalves Jr is the Manager and Director of Tennis at RG Tennis Center. He coached many players at RGTC as the Head Professional prior to stepping up to this leadership role.


He was born in Curitiba, Brazil where he was the state champion for several years. He also managed to be in the Top 10 in the Brazilian national tennis rankings for multiple years. 


Additionally, Val played some professional tournaments, futures and challengers (ITF and ATP) before deciding to play college tennis. 


Valentim decided to join the NCAA Divison I - University of Pacific in California.

Val transferred to the University of West Florida and was able to help his team to win a NCAA Division II National title in 2014.


Coach Val 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. 


Coach Val has also been the UWF Men's Tennis Volunteer Assistant Coach since 2015.