Hans Gildemeister

Hans Gildemeister

CEO and Founder
Hans coaches at his two Gildemeister Tennis Academy locations in Florida—Tampa and St. Petersburg. He was a former tennis professional on the ATP tour:
  • #1 Doubles World Ranking
  • #12 Singles World ranking
  • 3 time Singles Quarter-finalist at Roland Garros
  • Doubles Finalist at Rolland Garros and the French Open
  • 27 ATP Singles and Doubles Titles
  • Chilean Davis Cup Player for 15 years
Hans also has a renowned career as a coach:
  • Chilean Davis Cup Coach for 7 years
  • Chilean Olympic Team Coach for the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Former coach of World #1 Marcelo Rios and Nicolas Massu
Christopher Le Bert Gildemeister

Christopher Le Bert Gildemeister


Christopher currently assists Hans Gildemeister in coaching at the two academy locations.

His career as a junior tennis player:

  • Former #1 U/16 in Florida
  • Former #1 U/18 in Chile
  • Competed at the Junior French Open and Orange Bowl
  • Competed in the European and South American Circuits
  • He played on the tennis team for one year at Louisiana State University (LSU)

His career as a coach:

  • Former COSAT (Confederation of South American Tennis) coach
  • Former Wheelchair tennis instructor and traveling coach
Alvaro Cintas

Alvaro Cintas


Alvaro is a coach at the academy location in Hunters Green.

He was a highly ranked junior tennis player in Spain and went on to play for Tennessee Tech, which is an NCAA Division I men’s college tennis team.

Daría Kopsic

Daría Kopsic

International Advisor Specialist in Biomechanics

She began her career in tennis by playing professionally, followed by coaching for 30 years. As a Junior and Professional Women’s Teams Coach for the ITF (International Tennis Federation), she coached more than 160 players. From 1992 to 1994, Kopsic was the Director of Coaching for the Argentinian Tennis Association. Kopsic then created and currently runs her player development program called “Biodynamic Tennis System.”

Alex Rossi

Alex Rossi

International Advisor, PTR Master Pro
  • PTR International Master Professional
  • Ex. Coach of Marcelo Ríos (former World #1)
  • Ex. Head Coach of La Federacion de Tenis de Chile and the Olympic Committee of Chile
  • Ex. Vice Captain of the Davis Cup Team of Chile
  • Ex. Captain of the Fed Cup Team of Chile
  • Ex. Captain of Chilean selections in the Pan-American Games
Marly Ayala-Icaza

Marly Ayala-Icaza

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Marina Shumakov

Marina Shumakov

Fitness Trainer

Certified personal trainer (NPTI)
Tennis performance trainer (ITPA)

Prior to becoming a fitness trainer, she was a professional athlete who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Now, she provides our GMT students with training targeted specifically to tennis — intense full body workouts.

Adriana James-Rodil

Adriana James-Rodil

Website Manager

She manages the entire GMT website which includes managing the pages, designing, writing short articles, and more.

Along with being the website manager, she is also a tennis player at GMT and is a high school senior who has endured several injuries, yet still hopes to walk-on to a college team.

James-Rodil has experience with writing and website designing as she has been a part of her high school newspaper Achona Online since her sophomore year (and is now the Editor-in-Chief) and is also a contributing writer for Teens for Teen Health — a non-profit online newspaper.

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