I was born and raised in Lima, Peru, where I earned a computer science degree at Instituto San Ignacio de Loyola. I started playing tennis at the age of 4 under the supervision of the widely known Olmedo family (Alex Olmedo won Davis Cup and Wimbledon in 1959).
When I was 8 years old, I captured my first national title in the age 10 and under division. I went on to hold a string of No. 1 positions in every age group through the 18 and under division.
By the time I was 18, I already was in the top 10 of the men’s open division in Peru. I reached my best position (No. 7) at the age of 20, and fall short of representing my country in the Davis Cup (Only the best 5 are part of The Elite Davis Cup Team).
At 23, I came to the United States to try professional competition. I played satellite
tournaments (now called “Futures”) in Florida, gaining much experience and feeling what is like being on the tour.
United States Professional Tennis Association (U.S.P.T.A.) certified Elite Pro level since 1998 (20 yrs.) and with a total of 36 years of teaching experience.
I started to teach at the age of 17 at the Acuna-Victorero Tennis Academy and Las Terrazas Tennis Club, both in Lima, Peru. I also worked at Ocean Village Tennis Camp in Fort Pierce, Fla.; Santa Clara Tennis Center in Santa Clara, CA; The Tennis Doctors in San Jose, CA.; Clubsport of San Ramon, CA, which twice I was honored with a Quality Service Award; and Lifetime Tennis Inc. at Cupertino Sports Center in Cupertino, CA, where I was elected “Pro of the Year” in 1999.
In 2005 thru Feb 2008, I launched “INKAnab Tennis” on the beautiful courts of the Jacob
Hamblin Park in the city of Kanab, Utah. In March 2008, back in California forming “INKAlifornia Tennis” becoming the tennis director at “Millennium Sports Club” in El Dorado County in the city of Shingle Springs.
In 2010 I taught in S.F. Bay Area. My position as tennis director in Walnut Creek let me create the path of learning of many students in the area.
From 2011-2014 moved to Santa Cruz, CA , joining the pro team at “La Madrona Athletic Club” becoming the junior program tennis director.
I have experience instructing and coaching on both hard courts and clay courts, and bilingual (English and Spanish).
Roy still enjoys competing in tournaments from time to time. Over the years, Roy has
held #1 positions in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles (with wife Vicki) in the USTA
Norcal 5.5’s Divisions, and reaching #27 in the overall Open Division also in NorCal.
I hope to see you on the courts!