Clausio Pistolesi on the Functional Tennis Podcast

Claudio Pistolesi - 26 years coaching with passion and enthusiasm [Ep.147]

This week I speak to Claudio Pistolesi. Claudio is a former player turned coach who has worked with many players over his expansive coaching career. He now looks after a JTCC centre in Jacksonville Florida and consults with pros, one of them being Emil Ruusuvuori. We chat about many of his experiences on the court and off the court.Major topics include:

  • Pete Sampras
  • Toughest player Claudio has ever played
  • Moving into coaching
  • Learning from Monica Seles
  • Players Claudio has coached
  • Working with Robin Soderling
  • Daniela Hantuchová
  • Deciding to settle down
  • Missing his hometown Rome
  • Berrettini could have gone to US College
  • Claudio’s GOAT


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