Carrie Zarraonandia Earns PCA Double-Goal Coach Award
USPTA Elite Professional Carrie Zarraonandia was one of just 50 coaches across several sports nationwide to earn a 2016 Double-Goal Coach Award from the Positive Coaching Alliance. The award honors coaches that teach their players the fundamentals of a sport while teaching life lessons on and off the playing field.
PCA received a record 2,400 nominations from across the country. Select national winners will join a panel discussion on-stage at PCA's National Youth Sports Awards Dinner and Auction Sponsored by Deloitte in Palo Alto, Calif., on April 16.
Carrie is the Tennis Director at Tennis Kidz, a program designed to train a child’s body to perform at its best on and off the court. The program helps children develop socially and physically while achieving self-confidence and becoming physically fit.
Carrie has 30 years of experience teaching tennis, including teaching for the San Rafael and Belvedere-Tiburon Park and Recreation Departments, Coaching the Women’s Tennis Team at Dominican University and Coaching the Redwood High School Boy’s Tennis Team.
Carrie is a member of the Wilson Advisory Staff and holds a Certification in the Pat Etcheberry Strength and Conditioning for Tennis program. She is currently teaching tennis at the Tiburon Peninsula Club and through the Belvedere-Tiburon Park and Recreation Department. She was an All American at UC Davis where she won the Division III National Title. Carrie holds five USTA National Senior Titles in singles and doubles. Along with a No. 1 national doubles ranking.
She has combined her love of teaching tennis and knowledge of how children move and learn to develop an incredible tennis program. Carrie incorporates many fitness activities in all of her tennis lessons. She has seen great improvement in her students with this dynamic and fun style of teaching.
To see the complete list of winners, visit positivecoach.org.
About the USPTA
Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide, the association raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and promotes a greater awareness of the sport.