1983 – 2016

Tennis Pro Player

  • 1983 Italian champion under 16.

  • 1984 Italian champion under 18.

  • 1985 World champion ITF Junior.

  • 1986 Nominated for the Italain Davis Cup team for the first time (nominated every year until 1991).

  • 1987 Best ATP ranking #71, Winning the ATP Grand Prix in Bari defeating Aaron Krickstein in the final.

  • 1988 Reached the quarterfinals at the Montecarlo Masters series defeating Mats Wilander (number 1 ATP world champion that year).

  • 1989 Best result in Grand Slams reaching the 3rd round at Roland Garros.

  • 1990 Wins the Italian Championships in Salerno.

  • 1989 – 1993 around ATP 100, winning 4 challengers event and defeating a number of players in the top 10 or 20 (Bruguera, Mancini, Krickstein, K. Carlsson, Cherkasov, Aguilera, Rosset, Boetsch, Camporese, Wheaton respectfully amongst others).

Other Professional Experience

  • 1997¬†– Now¬†¬†Contributor to all the Italian Tennis magazines such as IL TENNIS ITALIANO, MATCH POINT, TENNIS OGGI and also to national daily newspapers (L’UNITA’, IL TEMPO).

  • 2004-2007¬†– official commentator for MEDIASET, a national channel ITALIA 1, during the Italian Open ATP Masters Series.

  • 2010¬†he was elected as an ATP coach representative in the ATP Players Council.

  • 2011 Claudio¬†named as director at¬†Scheckprobase (Munich, Germany).

  • 2016¬†Claudio has won the election four times and is currently coach representative until 2018.

  • Education –¬†attended Liceo Classico Secondary School in Italy and held a Tecnico Nazionale position in the Italian Tennis Federation (4th level) from 2001 until 2009.

Recent Coaching

2006 to May 2009 coaching Simone Bolelli

Simone started with Claudio with the ranking of No. 248 and now is at his best ranking ATP #36 and No. 1 in Italy

2009 coaching Michael Berrer

Michael started as No. 125 in the ATP rankings and achieved his career best ranking of No. 42 (ATP Zagreb finalist in 2010 and semifinalist in Vienna in 2010)

2011 coaching Robin Soderling

Ranked 5th in the world, as his coach.

In the first 2 months of 2011 Robin won 3 ATP titles (Brisbane, Marseille and Rotterdam) and won 20 out of 21 matches reaching his best ranking position #4 in the world

2012 coaching Daniela Hantuchova

The start of 2012 saw Claudio provide coaching to Slovakian player Daniela Hantuchova. Hantuchova made the final of Brisbane, making the quarter finals in Sydney and winning the WTA event in Pattaya City, Thailand.

2013 coaching Aljaz Bedene
2014 coaching Alla Kudryavtseva
2015-2016 coaching Alla Kudryavtseva
  • The CPE concept is derived from former professional player and world leading coach Claudio Pistolesi. With 30 years of experience in tennis, 10 years as a professional player and 20 years of top level coaching in the professional tour.
  • Currently he is succesfully running the CPE company as CEO, developing juniors with the US college tennis pathway and coaching pro players. Claudio is one of the most known expert in the world on Coaching education.

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