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Julian Wortelboer


Julian played padel and tennis professionally before embarking on a career as a club management professional. Julian brings the discipline and dedication of being a world-class racquet and padel competitor and over 20 years of private club racquet sports management excellence to every engagement. 

Julian is currently the only Padel Master Coach in the United States, His Padel methodology, tactics, and techniques make him the best in class to run the educational Padel programs and to settle the base for the best Padel club management methodology. He is also the founder and creator of Padel Smash Academy, the first educational digital padel platform in the United States.

He is currently the president of the PCA (Padel Coaches Association) The PCA is the global association for Padel coaches and the leader in Padel professional development.  The PCA mission is to raise the standards of Padel-teaching professionals and coaches and to promote a greater awareness of the sport around the world.

Julian in partnership with the PCR (Padel Coaching Registry) has developed the first Padel Coaches Certification in the United States.

Julian is one of the first two Racquet Sports Directors in the USA that has achieved the prestigious Professional Sports Registry (PSR) “4-Star” rating. Julian also received professional certification from the USPTA, PTR, PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry), The PPTR (Professional Platform Tennis Registry), PCR (Padel Coaches Registry), USPTA Padel Certification, Padel Coaching HAC Method Level 1 & 2, CRSE (Certified Racquet Sports Executive), as well as University of Florida- Masters Director of Racquet Sports.

Among other Julian achievements in 2023, Julian was nominated to represent the USA National Padel Team at the Panamerican Games in Brazil.

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