Centercourt Instructors

Ismael Merino

Ismael Merino

Tennis Coach



My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ..... Training with the Argentinian Davis cup Team for a week. I was 17 at that time living and training in Argentina. Their Davis cup team was preparing to play the final against Spain in 2011. They requested young players for academies around Buenos Aries to train with the player for a few days.  I was lucky enough to get the opportunity. I was able to have full-day sessions with Del Potro, Shwank(doubles), Chela, and see other players train like Nalbandian and Acasuso. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

As a junior player Coach Merino played COSAT and ITF tournaments and achieved an  ATP ranking when he was 17.  Coach Merino played for East Tennessee State University, winning 4 conferences in 4 years.  Coach Merino holds a Masters in Business in Administration from ETSU was the assistant men's tennis team coach while working on his Masters. Recently, coach Merino has been developing high performance tennis players in Tennessee.