Javier Camargo and Zulcy Reina, from Colombia, fell in love on tennis courts. In 2009, the couple moved to the U.S. to find a better future for their family.
Camargo, a USPTA- and PTR-certified coach, uses his more than 20 years of tennis experience to grow the sport in the Orlando Hispanic community.
Together with his wife, Reina, they keep up to date with USTA workshops and have provided free lessons to Hispanic children. In 2014, Camargo founded JC Tennis Team, which gives private lessons at four Orlando parks.
“We love to see the impact we have by volunteering,” says Reina, who with Camargo volunteers at numerous USTA Florida “Tenis Para Todos” (Tennis for Everyone) events at the new USTA National Campus in Orlando.
“It is amazing seeing Hispanic families choosing to play tennis over sports that are more common in our native countries.”
This article appeared in the Sept./Oct. issue of Tennis Industry Magazine. To see the full article and other Hispanic Tennis Stars across the U.S. featured click here.