Alberto Fernandez, Director of Tennis
Alberto Fernandez began his career as tennis pro with the Greater Miami Tennis and Education Foundation, exposing tennis to underprivileged children. Soon after, Alberto accepted a pro position with the City of Miami, where he also took on the challenge of wheelchair tennis, and high performance juniors where a vast majority has received tennis scholarships to play in division 1 or division 2 Universities. Following that Albert directed his own city junior program and kick started the first adult program in the greater Miami area.
In 2008 Alberto joined the Miami Dade Fire Dept. as an EMT. Upon finishing his paramedics’ degree, Alberto was promoted to Officer in Charge.
In 2011 Alberto joined the Cliff Drysdale Tennis team at the famed Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne, FL. where he worked directly with our junior camps. After building this program, Alberto accepted a new position with CDT as Camp Director, Operations Manager, and later moved to California to become the Director of Tennis at Omni Rancho Las Palmas. Recently Alberto accepted the Director of Tennis position with Weston Tennis Center.
Martin Aviles, Assistant Director of Tennis
Martin Aviles is originally from Ecuador where he grew up in a tennis family and learned his trade on the clay courts of the Guayaquil Tennis Club. After graduating from high school, Martin continued to play competitively and started teaching privately. With his Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business from Florida Atlantic University, he worked as an entrepreneur for several years before deciding to take his passion for tennis to the next level in 2012, and became a certified tennis professional. In 2013, he moved to the Bay Area in California where he became Head Pro at RS Tennis Academy specifically focusing on junior development.
In conjunction with RS Tennis, Martin was the Lead Tennis Pro at The Nueva School and ran the school's first junior program and also served as the assistant coach for the upper school team. In early 2016, he founded his own tennis program in Millbrae, CA offering professional instruction to adults and juniors of all abilities and levels.
As part of the Cliff Drysdale Tennis family, Martin joined the team as the Junior Program Director for the Weston Tennis Center and has recently take on his new role as Assistant Director of Tennis.