Royce Kim, is a native from Torrance, CA.
He was introduced to tennis by his father and started playing tennis at a very young age. He went from local team tennis events to USTA tournaments to ITF juniors, then played college tennis and ITF futures.
Royce decided to move to Korea as a young teen to finish his education. While there he earned a degree in sports science at Konkuk University all while playing tennis for 4 years. While in college, Royce was very fortunate to be able to practice and train with ATP players and coaches.
After his playing career, Royce realized he wanted to be a coach to teach and help players reach their goals. He first started in Korea at JSM Tennis Academy, and then moved to Hope Tennis Academy in Taiwan.
Royce believes tennis is like a school of life. Becoming a good tennis player requires a lot of patience and intentional hard work. There are many life lessons that tennis teaches, and the relationships made through tennis are very memorable and deeply treasured to him. Royce loves seeing kids have fun while still working hard. He also enjoys working with all levels, young and mature.
In his spare time Royce likes to workout, cook, play flute, read, listen to podcasts, and hang out with friends. He also loves traveling. He tries to go to a new country or state as often as he can to experience different cultures, food, and events.
Royce’s goals at PRC is to help juniors and club players reach their goals and enjoy the sport all at the same time.