Cesar was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where soccer was his primary sport. His family relocated to Queens, New York when he was eight, and that marked the beginning of his tennis journey on the local public courts. Recognized early on by the head pro, Cesar embarked on a remarkable tennis career.

Years of dedicated training paid off when Cesar secured a company sponsorship, granting him access to high-level competition in the USTA junior circuit. By his freshman year in high school, he achieved a top-20 ranking in the eastern section and a top-80 national ranking. Eager to further his training, Cesar spent his high school summers at the prestigious IMG Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Florida, competing in the ATP Satellite circuits from 1998 to 2000.

Cesar earned a full NCAA Division I scholarship and a spot on the men’s team at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY. Graduating with a degree in International Business, he launched his tennis profession at Harbor Island in Mamaroneck for Sportime. Leveraging his love for the sport, experience, and enthusiasm, Cesar swiftly implemented successful systems for tennis development programs and world-class training methods for coaches. Recognizing his innovative methods, Cesar was promoted to Regional Director to disseminate these systems throughout the company. After aiding in the launch of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy in Eastchester, NY, and 12 years with the company, it was time for Cesar to pursue new horizons.

On January 19, 2015, Tennis Innovators Academy at Delfino Park was founded.

Throughout the years, Cesar has played a pivotal role in developing players into national junior champions, NCAA champions, and guiding them into the ATP circuits.

Cesar’s distinctive tennis systems and leadership contribute to the lasting legacy being built at TIA.