Tennis Professional Bios
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Rafael started playing tennis at the age of 9, which progressed to playing 4 years of varsity tennis in high school. He later went on to play #1 doubles at Fullerton College. He has been teaching adult and youth tennis since 2002 and has taught many ranked junior players while working for the Los Caballeros Junior Tennis Academy. A USPTA certified tennis professional, Rafael is also a certified Cardio Tennis Instructor. He has coached at various high schools including Pacifica, Fountain Valley and Edison High School. While working for the City of Huntington Beach Parks and Recreation Program, Rafael started the first ever city Junior Tennis Academy that has helped many kids compete on local high school tennis teams. Rafael is active playing USTA 5.0 leagues and tournaments including winning the 2013 National Father-Son Hardcourt Tournament. His passion for teaching tennis stems from his gratitude for a sport that enriches people's lives on all levels - physically, mentally, and emotionally.