NESTOR BERNABE, Director
USTA High Performance (2008)
USTA Sports Science (2008)
USTA New England Board Member of Tournament Committee (2015-current)
PTR Master of Tennis Performance (2012)
PTR Junior Development Professional U10 (2011) and 11-17 (2013)
USPTA ELITE (Professional - 1) Certified member since 2006
iTPA Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT) Certified
ATP Ranked Professional (2003-2007, Singles and Doubles)
NCAA All-American (2003)
USTA New England Board Member of Junior Team Tennis (2011-2015)
2013 PTR State Member of the Year
2012 USPTA New England Pro of the Year
2008 Sonoma State University Hall of Fame
Upon arriving in Rhode Island in August 2008, Nestor began working with the state’s best players helping attain SIX Rhode Island High School State Singles titles (Alex Geremia 2008, Jesse Frieder 2010, Rebecca Curran 2009 and 2010 and Aleksandra Drjlara 2012 and Julia Pezzuco 2016) and seven Rhode Island High School Players of the Year. During that time, Nestor also spent two years as the Brown Men’s Tennis Assistant Coach where he was part of five All-Ivy Selections, one NCAA ranked singles player (Jonathon Pearlman) and four ranked NCAA doubles teams. As the recruiting coordinator, Nestor brought in one of Browns best classes in 2010 with a class ranked #21 in the country on tennisrecruiting.net.
Now Nestor runs and operates the Providence Tennis Academy and is helping the tennis community in Rhode Island to new levels of participation, enthusiasm, and competitiveness. Since the summer of 2010, Nestor has organized and coached the Providence Spartans USTA Under 14 Advanced Junior Team to FIVE Rhode Island State Champions. The Providence Spartans completed the 2013 season as USTA National Runner-ups at the USTA National Junior Team Tennis Championships in Casy, South Carolina. The 2012 USTA New England Regional Finalist also reached the USTA National Junior Team Tennis Championships where they finished in 13th place. In 2011 the summer team qualified for USTA New England Sectional Championships and finished third.
In addition, Nestor worked for two years as Assistant Junior Director, Summer Camp Director and a National Travel Coach at Solarius Tennis Club at the Stamford Indoor Tennis Academy. Training over 100 USTA New England sectional ranked players and 50 nationally ranked players as well as guiding THREE to ITF (International Tennis Federation) level rankings.
As a highly ranked college player who earned NCAA All-American First Team in 2003, Nestor was named to the Sonoma State University Hall of Fame in 2008. After graduating from college, he played on tour, earning both ATP singles and doubles rankings from 2003-2007. Being a practice partner for Justine Henin (Grand Slam and Gold Medalist) at the 2004 U.S. Open has helped motivate Nestor towards coaching at the highest level.
Currently a USPTA and PTR Member, Nestor has also completed the USTA High Performance and USTA Sports Science Programs as well as completing the PTR Master of Tennis Performance Program. He serves on several USTA and USPTA boards and committees and is the PTR State Representive for Rhode Island.