Centercourt Instructors

Yunior Hernandez

Yunior Hernandez

Tennis Coach



My favorite sports event/memory/moment is…watching the 4th round of the 1989 French Open between Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang.  I remember that I told my coach that I wanted to have Chang's speed and stamina and Lendl's forehand and backhand.  My coach replied, “Do you want McEnroe's head, too?”  I looked at my coach and with a big smile on my face told him, “I'm going to work hard to reach my goals.”  

After four years of constant, disciplined work on my fitness, I improved as a person and tennis player and raised my expectations.  I began having better results as a junior tennis player.  I was ranked number one among 14, 16, and 18 year olds in my home country of the Dominican Republic.  I participated in tournaments in Central America and the Caribbean.  I was a member of the Dominican Republic's National and Davis Cup Teams.  

My coaching career began in 1996 at the Santo Domingo Tennis Club, where I worked until 2015.  I have also coached in the intermediate program at Nick Bollettieri's Academy in the Dominican Republic.  I coached in the High Performance Program at Marcial Mota's Academy.  In 2006, I was on tour through Europe as a coach for the Dominican Republic's Davis Cup Team. 

I studied nutrition and marketing at Organization & Method College, which is a university in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  I have taken many ITF tennis coaching courses.

I can speak Spanish and Italian.  

My coaching philosophy is that success can be achieved through daily effort, passion, dedication, practice, and discipline.