Centercourt Instructors

Mario Lara

Mario Lara

Tennis Coach

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My favorite sports event/memory/moment is ...  when I was on vacation in Puerto Rico and I had the opportunity to play tennis with tennis hall of famer Gigi Fernandez.

Coach Lara has been teaching tennis since 1988. Throughout his career he has coached tennis to a variety of players and levels in Dominican Republic and USA. Coach Lara  has played various tournaments throughout Dominican Republic and USA with his last tournament being played in Newark, NJ where he injured his leg and retired from tournament play. Coach Lara taught current pro tennis player, Victor Estrella when he was a junior at 10 years old and also current pro tennis player Irina Falconi when she was 11 years old.  Coach Lara also coached his son, Jose Lara, who was one of the top junior players in Dominican Republic and played on the Junior Davis Cup team.