ALEJANDRO ÁLVAREZ ZENITH

Durante las giras que realice por Europa tuve el honor de conocer a un argentino que sufría por estar fuera de su país, se trata de Fernando Dalla Fontana, quien tuvo a su cargo el Centro Nacional de Italia con jugadores de un nivel excepcional que daban la batalla en los torneos avalados por la ITF en todo el mundo.

La honestidad de Fernando y su ética profesional se traduce en una sola palabra: respeto. Por tal motivo su presencia en Cancun Tennis Academy, previo a los 48 torneos que se realizarán y que son parte del programa de la FMT para catapultar al tenis mexicano tuvo un valor agregado porque él más que nadie conoce las cualidades que debe tener un tenista para sobrevivir en un circuito que hoy en día ha cambiado.

El tenista debe tener hambre de triunfo, iniciativa para buscar el éxito deportivo y resistencia para sobrevivir en condiciones contrarias en la etapa de formación porque en la realidad latinoamericana no hay dinero que alcance para que un tenista de familia NO adinerada pueda costear los gastos que se presentan, entonces hay que buscar fórmulas que a través de las vinculaciones puedan aminorar las cargas que semana a semana se van presentando.

NO he tenido el gusto de ver en persona a Fernando por más de tres décadas, pero con una sola charla se da una conexión natural que te lleva al dialogo profundo del fascinante mundo del tenis.

Al final del día Fernando fue congruente con su deseo de laborar en su país y por ello desempeña un trabajo muy importante en su natal Santa Fe.

 

 

FERNANDO G. DALLA FONTANA

 

Ituzaingó 1064 – Santa Fe, Argentina C.P. 3000

Home telephone: 0054342-4561582

Mobile: +54 9 342 473-6088

Email: dallafontanaf@gigared.com

 

 

PERSONAL

 

Date of birth: April 10th 1958

 

Citizenship: Argentina/Italian

 

Languages: Spanish/English/Italian/French knowledge’s of Portuguese

 

 

EDUCATION

 

  • S.P.T.R. (United States Professional Tennis Registry)

(Professional member)

 

  • A.T. (Argentinean Tennis Association)

(Tennis Trainer – Level 1) Highest Level A.A.T.

 

  • Minister of Culture and Education – A.A.T.

(National Tennis Teacher)

 

1974                           La Salle Jobson. Santa Fe – Argentina

(Secondary School – Perito Mercantil)

 

 

 

 

AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL TENNIS PLAYER BACKGROUND

 

  • Captain player member champion team (S.F.L.T.C.) 1st. Division-Argentina-Interclubs

 

1987                    Player member champion team Temperley Lawn Tennis Club 1st Division-Argentina-Interclubs

 

1981

·         ATP (Association Tennis Professional) Ranking 123 Singles – Ranking 126 Doubles.

 

·        SINGLES

Quarters of Final: Florence Open (Grand Prix) (Florence, Italy)
Gstaad Open (Grand Prix) (Gstaad, Suisse)

Eighths of final: Washington D.C. (Grand Prix)(EE.UU.)

Eighths of final: Volvo International Grand Prix (North Conway-EE.UU)

Semifinals at the Parioli Open (Challenger)(Rome, Italy)

Finalist at the Bella Vista Open (Challenger) (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 

  • Member National champion team representing the province of Santa Fe (Resistencia, Argentina)

 

1979

  • Member World Champion team (Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis) 1st Division-(Brussels, Belgium) Interclubs. Final won against Bratislava’s Tennis Club (Checoslovaquia)
  • DOUBLES

Semifinals: Stuttgart Open (Germany)

 

  • Trained at the Harry Hoppman’s Tennis Academy (Florida, USA)

 

1977

  • Men’s National Champion (Argentina)Final won against Ricardo Cano.

 

  • Member of the champion team GALEA CUP with José Luis Clerc and Alejandro Gattiker. Final played against France in Vichy. Coach: Patricio Rodriguez (Chile)

 

  • Roland Garros Juniors Championship: semifinals, singles (Paris, France)

 

  • Member of the Davis Cup National team.(Argentina) in nine times with Guillermo Vilas, José Luis Clerc, Ricardo Cano, Lito Alvarez, among others.

 

  • National Ranking top five men’s singles-Argentina

 

  • Top ten world junior ranking.(Tennis world magazine)

 

1975

  • National and South American Champion under 18 singles.
  • Trained at the Harry Hoppman’s Tennis Academy (FL, USA)
  • Panamerican sporting Games VII – Argentinean Player (Mexico)

 

1974

  • Orange Bowl Doubles winner with José Luis Clerc. Miami-Florida.
  • National champion under 18 singles. Arg.
  • Member of the South American Champion Team under 18. Brazil

 

  • Trained by Patricio Rodriguez (Chile)

 

1973

  • Number 1 National Ranking under 15 and second under 18 (singles)Arg.
  • Runner up South American Championship under 15 (singles)(Brazil)
  • Member of the South American Champion Team under 15.(Brazil)

 

1972

  • Number 1 National Ranking under 14 (singles)(Arg)
  • Runner up South American Championship under 14 (singles)Arg.
  • Member of the South American Champion team under 14.Arg.

 

  • Number 1 National Ranking under 12 (singles)(Arg)

 

1969           Number 1 National Ranking under 12 (singles)(Arg)

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

 

1994-Act.   Director of The Fernando Dalla Fontana Tennis School at the Santa Fe Lawn Tennis Club (boys and girls all levels and adults)

 

  • Former and actual teacher of Juniors National Ranking: María Ignacia Gioria N 4, María Sol Mezio N 16, María Julia Beguelin N5 and Federico Gioria (N 1 – Men’s L.T.L.A.)

 

  • Captain and teacher of the winner teams (Interclubs) boys under 12, boys and girls under 14, men’s first and fifth division. All representing the Santa Fe Lawn Tennis Club.

 

1998

  • National Coordinator designated by the Argentinean Tennis Association to train tennis teachers of Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • National Coordinator designated by the Argentinean Tennis Association to develop tennis at the schools. (Education Ministry)

 

  • Tennis Clinic in Reconquista (Santa Fe, Arg)

 

  • Residence in Italy

“Tecnico Federale di Tennis” FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA DI TENNIS CENTRO NAZIONALE with Adriano Panatta, Paolo Bertolucci, Antonio Zugarelli, Vittorio Magnelli and Massimo Di Adamo.

Trainer coach of Andrea Gaudenzi, Massimo Valeri, Giorgio Gallimberti, Davide Sacala, Marco Meneschincheri, Mosse Navarra, Massimo Bertolini (all ATP player)

Captain of the Italian Tennis team at the Orange Bowl (under 16), Winter Cup (Saarbrücken, Germany), Borotra Cup (Le Touquet, France) and International Junior Tournaments.

 

  • Captain of the European Champion Team (under 16) WINTER CUP, Saarbrucken, Germany (surface: synthetic moquet)

 

  • Tennis School Director at The South Tennis Club (Lanus, Buenos Aires)

 

  • Roberto Carruthers-Fernando Dalla Fontana Tennis School (Temperley, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 

1988

  • Trainer teacher at the Club Estudiantes de la Plata (La Plata, Arg)

Boys and girls under 14 and under 16.

  • Tennis Clinic in Esperanza, Santa Fe, Argentina

 

1985

  • Tennis Clinic for adults with Cliff Drysdale and José Luis Clerc at Fisher Island (Miami)
  • Captain of the Argentinean Tennis Team at the Orange Bowl, Miami EE.UU.

 

1984-1986    Co-Director at the Key Biscayne Hotel & Villas Academy with  Jose Luis Clerc and Andy García (Miami, EE.UU)

 

 

TRAINING COURSES

 

2002                    New teaching approach. Rafaela (Santa Fe, Arg.) ARGENTINEAN TENNIS ASSOCIATION (AAT)

Alejandro Gattiker and Gustavo Luza.

 

  • * 3rd National Congress for tennis teachers and trainers (Buenos Aires, Arg.)

DEVELOP DEPARTMENT (AAT)

 

* 3rd International Congress for tennis teachers and trainers (Buenos Aires, Arg)

DEVELOP DEPARTMENT (AAT)

RICHARD SCHÖNBORN

 

* Formative Tennis I

DEVELOP DEPARTMENT (AAT)

FERNANDO TALLAFERRO

 

  • HONOR DEGREE

RECONITION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE DAVIS CUP TEAMS AS A PLAYER (AAT) Buenos Aires, Arg.

 

  • * 2nd Meeting of official regional coordinators of development and National Trainers.

DEVELOP DEPARTMENT (AAT) Buenos Aires, Arg.

 

* UNITED STATES PROFESSIONAL TENNIS REGISTRY(USPTR) TENNIS TEACHER WORKSHOP I

 

* International Tennis Symposium At Hilton Head (EE.UU)

DENNIS VAN DER MEER

 

  • * Tennis Seminary. Buenos Aires (Arg)
  1. JACK GROPPEL – PAT ETCHEVERRY

 

* 1st   Tennis Capacitation Journeys. Buenos Aires, Argentina

SPORTS SECRETARY – AAT

 

* Official ITF International Coaches workshops.(Buenos    Aires)

RICHARD SCHÖNBORN – INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION

 

* Exclusive Marketing Course for Tennis Teachers.

                   (Buenos Aires, Arg.)

LIC. DANIEL MESTER

 

  • Capacitation Course “How to play tennis in hard courts”

                    BOB HOWE – Santa Fe, Arg.

 

  • Tennis Clinic for teachers and pupils.

El Trébol, Santa Fe, Arg

         JAVIER FRANA

 

  • CAPACITATION PROGRAME FOR TENNIS TEACHERS

 GUEST FACULTY MEMBER

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES:

 

  • Andy Garcia

10 Harbor Point

Key Biscayne Fl, 33149

Miami (USA) – +1-305-3615682  /  3240546

Origandy@aol.com

 

  • Fernando Segal

fsegal@sinectis.com.ar

+54 – 11 – 48320789

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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