2013-11 banner redo web

Stefan Hernandez


Associate Tennis Professional

High Point Tennis Center, Plano, TX


Stefan could likely claim title to ‘honorary’ native Texan. Born in the Philippines, his family moved to Texas when he was eight. His Dad was a coach who made tennis a central focus in the Hernandez family. Stefan and his three siblings played tennis – in Stefan’s case, starting at age four. All four children are named after former #1 tennis players – Steffi, Stefan, Arantxa, and Andre! Growing up, Stefan played at the Super Champ level in all age divisions.

In college, Stefan played both singles and doubles tennis at Lindenwood University (St. Charles, MO), and won his flight in the Oklahoma Invitational. He then transferred to the University of Texas-Pan American where he earned his B.S. in Kinesiology.

Stefan started as an assistant coach to Edmundo Rincon in McAllen, TX. While there, he ran specially designed drills for intermediate to elite juniors and traveled with competing players. He then worked as a teaching professional at the Missouri City Tennis Center, Missouri City (Houston), TX, coaching the junior program, junior league, and ladies 3.0 team. After moving to the Dallas metropolitan area, he worked at the Jewish Community Center instructing TCD teams, running adult drills, providing private/group lessons and coaching the junior program (red/orange/yellow ball). He also coached the Dallas delegation at the 2017 Birmingham Maccabi Games.

Off the courts, he is a huge fan of all other sports especially basketball, professional and college football. He enjoys music, cars, and plays competitive volleyball (indoor and beach). He also has a unique hobby restoring and customizing sneakers, and is a self-professed “sneaker head!”

Stefan has been on the High Point team since January 2017 and works with the adult, youth, and junior development programs. He holds a 5.0 NTRP rating through the United States Tennis Association and plays on High Point’s USTA 5.0+ Men’s team. He is also a USPTA – Certified Tennis Professional.

Stefan is available for both private individual and group tennis instruction.