Leury Arias Alvarez
Sport Administrator & Academy Coach
Born in the Dominican Republic, Leury began his tennis career here at the age of 8. Ranking as #1 in category 18 during his last two junior years, he had the honor of representing his home country at numerous international competitions, such as the Junior Davis Cup. With international recognition, Leury was awarded a full scholarship to attend Laredo Community College in Texas. As a student athlete at Laredo Community College, Leury and his team won the National Junior College Athlete Association (NJCAA) national championships during both the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
Accepting a full scholarship to the University of the Incarnate Word, Leury moved to San Antonio to continue his studies and play as the #1 ranked tennis player at the university. Upon the completion of his Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering Management, he began the Masters of Science degree program in Sport Management. As a master’s program student, he was a graduate assistant for the university’s tennis team. During this time and until the completion of his master’s degree program, Leury was able to coach and mentor the university’s NCAA Division 1 tennis players.
Along with more than 5 years of experience as a tennis coach, Leury has had the opportunity to be mentored by coaches such as Myron Grunberg, Michael Castillo, Andy Murillo and Alex Gajic who have all developed multiple players in the top 100 ATP, WTA, and ITF Circuits. As a part of his coaching career, Leury was the hitting partner of Victor Estrella Burgos, a top 60 ATP player, during his pre-season training of 2014. More recently, Leury was able to travel with Victor to one of his professional tennis tournaments as a part of his coaching staff.