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.
Coach Val was born in Curitiba, Brazil. 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 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. Valentim played at the University of the Pacific during his freshman and sophomore years and at the University of West Florida for the remaining 2 years of his eligibility. Valentim is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Supply Chain Logistics Management.
Valentim loves coaching because he can help athletes to succeed on the court as well as in the classroom and with their personal development. For Coach Val, a positive attitude is important to excel in anything. Valentim likes to counsel his athletes and builds relationships by mentoring them to make the best decisions on and off of the court.
“It is rewarding to see my athletes develop and improve their skills in order to reach their goals. Having a career in the field that I love is one of my greatest ambitions.”