Cesar Castaneda

CESAR CASTANEDA

TENNIS COACH

Cesar Castaneda was born in Lima, Peru in 1972. Since he can remember, tennis has been a constant focus in his life and coaching is his passion. Between 1994 and 1996, Cesar worked alongside Chuck Kriese at Clemson, with Luis Horna as Junior Davis Cup team Captain for U12, U14 and U16 divisions. In 1998, he accepted a job at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida to work with elite players, a group that consisted of Maria Sharapova, Jelena Jankovic, Tataiana Golovin, Jamea Jackson, Mirjana Lucic who were all 12 - 14 years of age. Because of the great success in his groups over the years, Cesar was offered the job to coach and tour with the top pros in "Nick's group" and spent most of his time with Xavier Mallise and Kei Nishikori reached a career high of ATP #19 and ATP #4 respectively. In 2007, Cesar moved to Tennis Canada, where he helped build the player development program. At Tennis Canada he worked extensively with Milos Raonic during his transition from the juniors to the pros. Milos reached a career high of ATP #3. Both Kei and Milos won their first pro titles with Cesar by their side. Cesar gets much of his tennis inspiration from his father, an avid tennis lover who competes professionally in his age group and is currently ranked #3 in the world on the senior tour! He is now based in Miami, Florida, where he continues to develop talented players.

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