Paula Zabala–On Site Director
Born in Colombia, Paula relocated to the United States at age 12. Since then she has been fully involved in the tennis field. Paula was consistently a nationally ranked tennis player and received a scholarship to attend Florida International University. After graduating with a Psychology and Business Degree Paula turned pro and joined the WTA tour where she earned rankings of WTA #368 in singles and #312 in doubles. Paula played on the Fed Cup team for Colombia in 2010. After her professional tennis professional, Paula became a PTR Certified Tennis Professional and has 13 years of tennis teaching experience with both adults and junior players of all levels. Paula joined the Beyond Camps Team in 2011, serving as the Assistant Director for various summers as well as working for successful tennis junior programs in New York City where she met Director Michael Filipek.
Paula obtained her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and has 6 years of experience as a Montessori Educator.
Paula’s Montessori experience allows her to seek how to best interact with each particular student’s personality, learning methods and athletic ability to help each student feel proud of his or her increasing skills.
Paula brings her passion and lifetime experiences as a player, coach and educator to Beyond Camps. Your child is in amazing hands with Paula!!