Our Team

Sonia C. Bernal

Coach, Tennis Coordinator

Coach Sonia C. Bernal has been a part of the Aforza team since 2013. As a player, Sonia has won multiple national junior titles in her home county of Colombia and earned a scholarship to Rollins College in Florida. Coaching since her teenage years, Sonia brings her years of experience and values of honesty, respect and determination to her students. She focuses on fundamentals and inspires students by applying tennis to her own life lessons.

Level of certification and the associated organization:

Club PRO 1 – Tennis Professionals Association (TPA), Tennis Canada
Tennis Performance Trainer Certificate (TPT), ITPA

Fluent languages:

Spanish and English

Education, training and certifications:

Spanish Degree, Rollins College, Florida

Personal accomplishments:

National champion in singles and doubles in U12 and U14 (Colombia)
High school: All-conference award and the team's MVP award; perfect record in 2003 23-0 in singles; won district championship
College: Junior year record of 20-2 in singles and 12-7 in doubles; earned the All-SSC Second Team honors

Player accomplishments:

Coaching a player that earned top 3 U12 in Colombia
Helped 2 students find a full scholarship in US colleges

Favorite racket:

Babolat Pure Control Tour

Favorite shoes:

Adidas Barricade IV or V
Nike Air Oscillate

Spare-time activities