Assistant Director of Player Development at TRC
Petar Kanev has been a professional tennis coach since 1995. He maintains USPTA P-2 and PTR Professional Level certifications, and received an Etcheberry Certification in Strength, Conditioning, and Movement in Sport. Prior to coming to the USA in 2004, Petar was the hitting partner for Maggi Maleeva from 2000 to 2004 and was the Maleevi Tennis Club coach and program director from 2000 to 2004.
Additionally, he was a coach at the CSKA High Performance Center from 1999 to 2000 and Head Tennis Professional and Cofounder of Septemvri Tennis Club from 1995 to 1999. As a player, Petar was ranked as high as #13 in Bulgaria 2002, was the #1 player for the Bulgarian National Sports Academy from 1995 to 1999, and was among the top 15 junior players in Bulgaria from 1982 to 1994. He received his Bachelor’s Degree as a Tennis Trainer in 1999 and a Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology in 2002. Petar is originally a Bulgarian national but now enjoys full United States citizenship. He lives in Bedford Hills with his wife Wilma and two children and enjoys photography and skiing when he has time off of the courts.