Director of Racquet Sports
“I thrive on the joy of supporting and promoting the lifetime sport of tennis to all people. I can reach so many people by teaching, managing and promoting the sport, that it is impossible not to love the variety of options that the sport brings to everyone.”
After a successful junior career as the #5 highest player nationally in Brazil, Paulo earned a full scholarship to play and study for Hampton University, VA. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with a minor in sports and professional tennis management, and a Master in Business Administration, both from Hampton University. Paul received an All-American Scholars Award, was named a 2001 Conference Player and Freshman of the Year in 1998, appeared in Sports Illustrated magazine that year, and received an Academic Achievement Award.
Paulo has been involved with the USPTA for the past 15 years, through which he has been attending and promoting the industry, and was awarded USPTA Player of the Year and USPTA Florida Pro of the Year on 8 different occasions. Paulo has also been ranked #1 USTA National Men’s 35 in 2014-2016 and is currently ranked #9 nationally in the Men’s 40s.
Paulo’s working experience at Hampton University, Human Performance Institute, Winter Park Racquet Club, Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club, and Bonita National Golf & Country Club assisted him in acquiring extended knowledge and experience within different sectors of the tennis industry for the last 20 years.
Paulo is a USPTA Elite certified and IPTPA Pickleball Certified. He is married to Glaucia Barros, with two daughters – Isabella and Bruna.