ABOUT NITO BREA

       

Personal details

Name and surname: FERNANDO ARIEL BREA
Date of birth: 11th November, 1966
Nationality: Argentina / Española
Place of residence: Buenos Aires – Argentina / Madrid – España
Started playing padel: 1986
Languages: Spanish and English

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS A PLAYER

    Fernando "Nito" Brea started playing padel in amateur categories in 1986. He started playing professionally in 1989. He and his pair ranked between the 8th and 13th positions in the PPA (Professional Padel Association) for eight years.

    In 1991 he travelled to Spain to take part in the Beefeater and JB tournaments. He also delivered some clinics and held some exhibitions in Madrid, Bilbao and Marbella. He played the final of the European Mortgage Service Cup with his pair Facundo Mazzuchi in Sierra Country Club, Marbella.

    In August 1992 he won the Movicom Cup of the Seven Up Professional Uruguayan Circuit which took place in Montevideo. In 1993 he played the final of the International Championship in the Mediterranée Club of Itaparica, Brazil

    In 1995 he was the champion together with Gabriel Reca of a Torneo Satélite of the PPA. In that same year he won a phase of the PPA Challenger Tour with Jaime Urrutia. The next year, he played the final of the PPA Challenger Tour together with Marcelo "Masa" Pérez. He took part in two world championships and played seven years with Julio Nigrelli, two with Gabriel Reca. Then other players like Martin Echegaray, Maximiliano Gabriel, Marcelo Pérez and Jaime Urrutia, among others, joined him.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS MANAGER

    He was a founding member of the Professional Padel Association (PPA) created in 1990. He was part of the subsequent management board meetings as vice president and vocal. Afterwards, from 1999 to 2001 he was the president of the board.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS COACH

    His started his coaching career in 1990. From 1993 to his retirement he was Cecilia Baccigalupo and Adriana Costagliola's coach: they won the world championship in 1994 and 1996 and were absolute leaders of the Women Circuit for many seasons, especially in the 90s.

    He made many players reach the professional level: Sebastián Nerone, Sebastián Grandinetti, Diego Goldzand, Federico Pérez Millán, Rodrigo Ovide, Fernando Cavalleri, Juan Manuel Vázquez, Daniel Sandoval, among others.
    In 1993 he started training Gabriel Reca who would later become his pair.
    He was Sebastián Nerone's trainer (Argentina's number 1 player who won two Olimpia de Plata in 1999 and 2001) from the beginning of his career in 1990 to 2006. He and Gabriel Reca accompanied Nerone through all his professional career.

    In 1995 he coached Sebastián Nerone and Gabriel Reca (who ranked 2nd in the world) in the Spanish circuit championships (World Padel Tour currently); they won three championships: Marbella, Sotogrande and Puerto de Santa María) In 2006 he went back to Spain to coach the pair Reca-Nerone and consolidated their second place in the world ranking.

    While in Spain, he trained Catalina Tenorio and Valeria Pavón some weeks before the Murcia World Cup. They got the team sub-championship and the world open championship representing their country.

    In 2007 he started training Hernán Auguste and Gabriel Reca who, at that moment, occupied the 3rd position in the world rank. In between trips, he coaches professional players like Gabriel Reca, Federico Quiles, Xisco Monterde, Guillermo Demianiuk, Cutu Pérez Millán, Diego Cipriano, among others.

    In 2011 and 2012 seasons he trained Gaby Reca and Agustín Silingo.

    He is currently coaching Delfina Brea who has already started playing professionally in two international tours: WPT 2015 and 2016.

  • SPORT EVENTS DIRECTOR

    In 2004 Pro Sport asked him to be responsible for World Padel Championship sporting organization which took place in November that same year.

    He organized many phases of the PPA Professional Circuit from 2003 to 2006 in Monasterio Club.

    In 2006 he organized, together with Norberto Sabbione and Roberto Díaz, a battle called "El Desafío" where Fernando Belasteguin and Alejandro Lasaigues (who was already retired) faced Sebastián Nerone and Roby Gattiker in Monasterio Club.

    He was the director and organizer of The Monte Carlo Padel Master in 2015 and 2016. These two editions were considered among the most important intentional stages of the World Padel Tour (WPT).

  • CLUB AND BUSINESS DIRECTOR

    From 1997 to 2000 he worked for DECON S.A., which was representing the international brand Wilson in Argentina, promoting padel. Later on, from 2000 to 2002, he worked in the same way for the launching of the Spanish brand Vision in Argentina.

    He has been managing "El Monasterio" Club in Buenos Aires, Argentina since 2002.

    He managed Palma Padel Club in Palma de Mallorca, Spain from its opening in 2007 to 2011.

    He set up and directed Monte Carlo International Sports.

    He was in charge of the Argentinian Women Professional Circuit in 2015 and 2016, the Fabrice Pastor Cups in Argentina, Chile and Brazil; he was director of the Monte Carlo Padel Master in 2015 and 2016.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS PART OF THE ARGENTINIAN NATIONAL TEAM

    In 2002 he was chosen as the captain of the National Women Team and won the world championship in Mexico in November of the same year.

    He accompanied the Argentinian Juniors Team to the world cup which took place in Sevilla, Spain, in 2009.

    In November 2010 he travelled to Cancún, Mexico as the captain of the Argentinian Women Team. There he got the second place in the national team championships.

    In November 2012 he went back to Cancún and got the world national team championships.

    In October 2013 he was the captain of the Argentinian Juniors Team and got the team sub championship.

    In 2014 he travelled to Palma de Mallorca, once again, as the captain of the Argentinian Women Team to play the XII World Padel Championships and got the national team sub championships.

    In September 2015 he was South American Champion with the Argentinian Women Team which took place in Bento Gonçalvez, Brazil.

    In 2016 he travelled again as the captain of the Argentinian Women Team in Cascais (Portugal) to play the XIII World Padel Championships and got the national team sub championships.

    Currently, he is part of the Argentinian National Team and captain of the Women Team.

  • PUBLICATIONS

    He is in charge of the on-line lessons of a padel specialised web-site: padelnetwork.com (former padelcenter). He has written many technical articles for Argentinian and Spanish magazines such as Planeta Padel (Argentina), Slice and Space Padel (Spain).

    Towards the end of 2013 he published his first book "Common sense". In 2015 his book was translated into English and French.

  • CLINICS AND COURSES FOR COACHES

    He has been performing technical and tactical clinics since 1993: he started doing so with Gustavo Maquirrian, they both travelled to different part of Argentina and abroad.

    In November 2008 he started with his own courses for padel coaches, which are certified by the Argentinian Padel Association (APA). He has taught different courses in Argentina, Spain, Chile and Brazil. He has also collaborated on a training plan for coaches for the Brazilian Padel Confederation.

    His teaching method is the official one in Uruguay. In 2017 he taught his first official course in the city of San Carlos Uruguay.

    He also taught international courses in English in the city of Helsingborg, Sweden, in February 2015. This course was certified by the Swedish Federation and the International Padel Federation.

    He is currently member of the FIP International Educational School.