Tennis Director and Head Pro
Fort Washington Park Tennis Courts

ÔÇ£Tennis has given more than I could ever give back; but I will give it my very best.ÔÇØ

Carlos Carrera is a certified tennis professional, who inspires and empowers people to become the best version of themselves through tennis. Whether you are a recreational, competitive, or high performance player, Carlos will help you reach your goals by sharing his knowledge, passion, and true love for the game.


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PTR Certified Professional

10 & Under, 11 to 17 and Performance.

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Former professional player

Played on ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Pro Circuit; as well as NCAA Division 1 College Tennis

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College Coaching Experience

Assistant Coach for Columbia University Women's Tennis Team.

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Carlos was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, started playing when he was 7 years old. He was ranked #1 nationally in juniors and acquired a scholarship to play NCAA Division 1 College Tennis for Saint PeterÔÇÖs University in Jersey City, NJ, playing at #1 singles and #1 doubles. Graduated in 2015 with an Accounting major, and started his tennis coaching career.

In 2016, Riverside Clay Tennis Association (RCTA) sponsored him an Internationally Recognized Athlete (P1-A) Visa, which allows him to play tennis professionally and coach in the United States of America. Carlos has served as teaching professional at RCTA for the last three years. He has also competed in a variety of professional ATP Challenger and Future events.

During the winter, Carlos has worked as Assistant Coach for Columbia University varsity women's tennis team, an NCAA Division 1 team ranked #35 in the nation, the highest women's tennis program in the Ivy League. It is his first season coaching college and he has helped the team have one of the most successful years in program history with the team achieving a twelve match winning streak and capturing the ECAC's title, a team tournament involving all eight Ivy League Schools.

A certified PTR ÔÇ£Professional LevelÔÇØ, Carlos has worked closely with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for the past four years. He was part of the very first Hispanic Coaches Initiative (HIC). The HIC was a professional development opportunity for ambitious coaches who are passionate about teaching the game and interested in helping the section promote and develop the growth of tennis throughout local Hispanic communities.

Carrera has also been active in a variety of tennis events. He volunteered at 2018 Us Open, working at Net Generation On Court Demos, an initiative by USTA Eastern and Leah Freedman, USTA National Skills Director. In 2017, he worked as a staff member of an ATP Challenger Tour Event.