Teaching Professional

Joao Riquelme Yanez

Joao Riquelme Yañez grew up in Villa Alemana, Chile where he started playing tennis at the age of 8. His brother, Reinaldo, surprised him with a tennis racquet and he instantly fell in love with the sport, learning to play in his back yard with his dad. 

During his junior career, Joao was ranked #1 in Chile for U14 and ranked #15 in South America in U16. He turned pro at age 17, making him one of the youngest tennis professionals in Chile and had a ranking of #1400 in the world. 

Joao went on to attend college at the University of Texas San Antonio for two years where he qualified for the NCAA national championship as a freshman, playing #5 with a record of 11-8. After his sophomore year, he returned to Chile to play tennis for the Universidad Andres Bello where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. In 2018, his team won the Chile National Championship, where he played #2, going undefeated in both singles and doubles. In 2019, he was the regional champion with his club, 7 Pinos.

Joao has been teaching tennis for over 8 years and currently lives in Tulsa, OK. He is the son of Reinaldo Riquelme and Marisol Yañez.  He has two brothers, Reinaldo and Angelo, and two sisters, Amanda and Nataly.

“I love the game. It is my passion. I want to help players become the best they can be, on and off the court.” – Joao Riquelme

Hourly rate: $55