Hi, I’m Valter Paiva, Director and Founder of the Valter Paiva Tennis academy, USPTA Pro of the Year and 2 times Brazilian National Champion. I have over 25 years of professional tennis teaching experience, including 9 years abroad in Brazil.
Since my first tennis lesson as a kid in Brazil, I’ve been in love with tennis. I’ve had the privilege of teaching tennis to hundreds of kids, juniors, high school, college players and adults in California and in Brazil . Competing as a tour professional was an exciting experience, but I’m most passionate about sharing the game of tennis with the next generation and all others who want to learn the game of tennis. All of my tennis camps, lessons, and Junior Academy is aimed at making tennis fun and exciting for young children, starting around 5 years old, to juniors up to 13, and aspiring players entering high school as well as elite high school players.