Eleonora Calderaro


Eleonora was born in Savona, Italy.  She started to play tennis at 4 years of age with her father, PTR professional instructor Vincenzo Calderaro.

At a very young age Eleonora began to compete in FIT (Italian Tennis Federation) tournaments.  In 1994, she won the Italian Team Championship FIT under 12, by the Tennis Club Malaspina in Milan.  At the age of 12 she became #1 in her region (Liguria). 

As a result, she started to compete in national and international tournaments: in 1995, she placed 2nd in the international tournament of Bibione under 14, in 1996, she won the Italian team championship FIT under 14 and in 1997 she won the Italian team championship FIT division C3.  These were important experiences because they formed her character and her mind. 

But since she was very young, one of Elonora’s dreams was teaching, because as she puts it, “teaching is not only linked to the knowledge of the subject or to the ability of handing it down, but when you teach, you donate a part of yourself and of your passion to another human being.  For this reason teaching means to be an instructor and at the same time a student, because each athlete can also teach something new to the instructor.”

In addition to her MTM certification, Eleonora obtained her vocational tennis instructor qualification from the AICS (Italian Association of Culture and Sport) in 2009.

In the same year she started to teach tennis in cooperation with her father.  She was both an administrative secretary and instructor for adults and children, and this gave her the opportunity to develop both practical and organizational aspects of tennis coaching.  Then, thanks to this important experience, Elenora realized one of her dreams: the creation of her own tennis school in Celle Ligure.

In 2011 she joined the Italian Tennis School “Tie Break Team”  that  operates in several tennis centers in Milan.

There she teaches children from 4 years, teenagers and adults at both amateur and competitive levels.  She also deals with the public and the organization of tournaments, and is currently studying toward a degree in Languages and Foreign Literature.

Says Eleonora, “I think that Oscar Wegner and his techniques are revolutionary because he has had the opportunity to live and see the evolution and the development of tennis through the years.  In my future, I hope to develop a branch of MTMCA in Italy, where tennis is still anchored to old myths, and to create a training course to introduce Italian tennis instructors to MTM in my country.” In 2014 she did just that with the launch of MTMCA Italia


Eleonora Calderaro

MTMCA Tennis Professional


Milan, Italy


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0039 3408191193


ASD Tiebreak Team Tennis School


MTMCA Italia

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“I think that to be a good instructor, you mustn’t teach with the racket but with the heart.”