Enrique Pardo was born and raised in Tenerife, Spain. Pardo played tennis and soccer competitively, until the age of 12, at that point he decided to focus only on tennis, which turned out to be a great choice! A few months later Enrique won the “Tenerife and Canary Islands Championship” and continued to do so in the U14, U16 and U18. HE was the champion of the island and showed promise towards a professional tennis career.
Enrique decided to commit to a full scholarship at a small but competitive tennis program in Tyler Junior College (TJC), this was his first stepping stone towards learning english and experiencing the United States. In his two years at TJC he earned awards such as NJCAA Singles All-American, NJCAA Doubles All-American, NJCAA Singles National Champion, NJCAA Doubles National Champion (Court One) and ITA Collegiate All-Star Team. Big accomplishments for his USA debut.
After TJC, Enrique was recruited and received a full scholarship to the University of Texas Arlington (UTA). There he came onto the scene stronger than ever and won 38 singles matches in the Sun Belt Conference in his two years at UTA. He earned the “Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year” and was a 2nd Team All-Sun Belt selection his junior season before earning 1st Team All-Sun Belt honors in singles and 2nd Team All-Sun Belt honors in doubles his senior season.
Enrique’s experience in the NJCAA, NCAA and pro circuit competition has allowed him to coach players privately for the last two years and he brings an energy and passion to the court that we all appreciate here at TIA. Enrique spent six weeks at TIA 2019 Summer Camp and performed very well, he impressed us and now he’s a full time coach at TIA.