Alessandro Guevara, Coach
Alessandro Guevara was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil when he quickly rose as an aspiring junior player on the South American junior circuit. At the age of 16, Coach Alex earned his first ATP point on the ITF Satellite Circuit in Brazil. His stellar rise from them on continued throughout ITF Satellite events in Asia and in France which became his training base. Coach Alex continued his success as a player on the LSU men’s tennis team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana becoming the first freshman in LSU history to reach the quaterfinals in the NCAA Doubles Championships. (1993). NCAA Division I college success led coach Alex to be ranked #2 doubles in 1994 and #15 singles that same year. 1994 proved to be a year of all-around championships with one of them being the winner of the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, a NCAA Div. I schools tournament.
After college, Alex’s path brought him back on the world stage where he soon found championship wins at ITF Futures and ATP Challengers in Brazil and Italy giving him rankings of 425 in singles and 211 in doubles (2002)
Coach Alex always had his eye on the future after the pro tour giving back to the sport by teaching students of all ages and levels. He returned to his college roots and taught at the Bocage Racquet Club which then led to opening his own tennis academy in Rio de Janeiro.
Portugese may be Coach Alex’s native tongue but he is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.