Hello my name is Francisco and I am a Miami Beach tennis coach from Cali, Colombia! I started playing organized sports at the age of 5 and played soccer in Colombia from age 5 to age 10. My family then moved to Bogota, Colombia when I was only 10 years old.
It was there that I was exposed to tennis and quickly picked up the game. Bogota was headquarters for the Colombia Tennis Federation and therefore attracted a large number of talented junior players. Early exposure to a large talent pool, competive drive and passion for tennis created an ideal environment for me to progress rapidly.
My tennis coaches soon had me entering national and COSAT junior tournaments and I eventually earned a top ten national ranking in the Colombia Tennis Confederation Boys’ 12 and 14’s. During my 14’s, I was a finalist at the Orange Bowl 14’s qualifier draw in Miami.
I had to suspend my training during my 16’s in part because of a family move and to prioritize effort upon my rigorous academic program which was a priority and “right of passage” to me and my parents. However, again with discipline and focus, I was able to achieve a superior GPA which earned me a six month exchange scholarship at Spring Valley High School, South Carolina in 2013.
I had the opportunity to study and train with the men’s tennis team at Columbia. Upon my return to Colombia, I restarted my disciplined tennis training and competitive play within ITF local and national tournaments. By the end of 2014, I had once again earned a national ranking, ending the year 2014 ranked # 6 in the Colombia Tennis Federation 18’s singles and # 6 in doubles competition. After all my years of training and competition, I dedicated myself to train kids and adults in Colombia at Tequendama Tennis Club for 2 years.
Physically, I am a very well-rounded athlete who possesses quick reaction, fast and soft hands that are linked to exceptional eye-hand coordination. My court positioning and optimized movement is attributed to hard work on the tennis court and cross training from years of competitive soccer. Overall, my advanced tennis training has refined my motor skills and coordination resulting in excellent technique and noticeable power on ground strokes and serves. Additionally, I have excellent dexterity which allows me to strike the ball with solid technique and power under adverse game situations.
As your Miami Beach tennis coach, I am available to teach outdoor tennis lessons at both Flamingo Park and Palm Island Park, but I am willing to travel up to 15 miles to a tennis court location near you!
Please feel free to contact me through my coach page and then I will contact you back within 24 hours to introduce myself, answer any questions and if you are interested, set-up your first tennis lesson or hitting session at a time and place that is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you and I look forward to the opportunity to be your Miami Beach tennis coach. I hope to see you on the court!
Private Tennis Lessons (1 Player): $40 Per Hour
Semi-Private Tennis Lessons (2 Players): $25 Per Hour Each
Group Tennis Lessons (3+ Players): $20 Per Hour Each
Hitting Only Sessions (1 Player): $40 Per Hour
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- Top 10 Colombia National Junior Ranking
- Miami Orange Bowl 14's Finalist
- Colombia Tennis Federation Player
- International Tennis Federation Player
- Teaches All Ages & Skill Levels