Youlia Berberian

Head coach
Born October 6, 1944

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 1972 “St. Climent Ohridski” Sofia University – English Philology with a Bulgarian Language minor
  • 1975 – а six month coaching course at  National Sports Academy

Tournament CAREER

  • 1959 – 62 Bulgarian National Junior Champion under 18-  singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
  • 1962 – Bulgarian National Champion – singles and mixed doubles
  • 1963 – Bulgarian National Champion – singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
  • 1964 – Bulgarian National Champion, singles.
  • 1966 Member of Bulgarian National Team, winner of the Balkan Games in Zagreb
  • 1968 Bulgarian National Champion, singles and doubles. Member of Bulgarian National Team, winner of the Balkan Games in Sofia.
  • 1969 Bulgarian National Champion, doubles
  • 1970 – Bulgarian National Champion, singles and doubles
  • 1971 – – Bulgarian National Champion, doubles
  • 1972 Bulgarian – Bulgarian National Champion, singles and doubles; Member of Bulgarian National Team, winner of the Balkan Games in Bucharest
  • 1973 – Bulgarian National Champion, singles and doubles
  • 1974 Bulgarian National Champion, doubles. Member of Bulgarian National Team, winner of the Balkan Games in Ankara. At the European Championship in Wrotzlav defeats Olga Morozova (USSR), who played the Wimbledon final just days prior to that and was for many years National Coach for the USSR National Women`s Teams.
  • 1975 Bulgarian National Champion, singles and doubles:wining the titles only 88 day after giving birth to third daughter Magdalena.
  • 1976 Bulgarian National Champion, singles

During her long tournament career she won a total of 31 National Titles.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 1968 – 1992 – employed by CSKA, in charge of all female teams.
  • 1992 – 1997 – freelance coach
  • 1997 – 2001 г. Member of Parliament, representing the anti-comunist block United Democratic Forces. Lobbied for the Child Protection Bill.
  • 1998 – 2007 – head coach for Maleeva Tennis Club

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • In 1995 publishes her book I WANT, I BELIEVE, I CAN.
  • 1995 – present – President for  Bulgarian Women’s Union, founded 1901, forbidden by the communist regime 1945 restored 1994.
  • 1998 – present – Member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Bulgaria
  • 1998 – present Honorary member of the American Professional Tennis Registry
  • 1984 – 2004 Member of the Governing Council of Bulgarian Tennis Federation
  • 1996- 2004 President of the Coaching Council of Bulgarian Tennis Federation
  • 2001 -2005 President of the Association of Bulgarian Tennis Coaches

Her achievement of coaching all her three daughters to the world-class tennis elite stands unique.