Cesar was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador with soccer as his main sport. His family moved to Queens, New York when he was eight and he began his tennis journey on the local, public tennis courts.  He was soon recognized by the head pro, and so began his tennis career.

Several years of training and hard work, Cesar received a company sponsorship which gave him access to high-level competition in the USTA junior circuit.  Reaching the top 20 in the eastern section and top 80 in the nation by his freshman year in high school, it was time for Cesar to accelerate his training.  He spent his high school summers training at the prestigious, IMG Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Florida. While in Florida, Cesar competed in the ATP Satellite circuits from 1998-2000.

Cesar received a full NCAA Division I scholarship and a spot on the men’s team at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY.  He graduated with an International Business degree and embarked on his tennis profession at Sportime, Harbor Island in Mamaroneck.  With his love of the sport, experience, and enthusiasm, Cesar quickly garnered a following and was promoted to Regional Director at Sportime and helped launch the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, Sportime, Lake Isle in Eastchester, NY.

After 12 years at Sportime, it was time for Cesar to open his own academy.

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