JR SARMIENTO, was born and raised in Carson, CA, where he started his tennis path. He began playing tennis at the early age of 6 surrounded by a community of tennis enthusiasts. To JR, tennis is family.
JR has worked with many world-renown coaches; his skill-set encompasses an extensive array of technical, physical, mental, and emotional mastery.
As a junior tennis player, JR achieved a singles ranking of #1 in SoCal Boy’s 10s, #1 in National Boy’s 12’s and 14s, and #22 in SoCal Boy’s 18s. In his sophomore year of high school, JR won first place in the LA CIF Single’s Tournament. In addition, he won the Marine League Conference Title all four years.
As a 5-star freshman recruit to UCLA, JR graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Post-college, JR volunteered as an Assistant Head Coach at Cal State University, Fullerton. Where he helped the university achieve their best all-time school record, 19-4.
At 26 years old, JR became Head Coach of Whitter College, a NCAA Division-III private liberal arts institution. It was there that JR truly refined his coaching. He emphasized the program’s direction towards personal development both on and off the court by encouraging players to cultivate an elite “winner’s mentality”.
JR’s mission is to build a community of individuals who strive to be their best. He embodies the pursuit of success, placing a strong value on integrity, respect, consideration, cooperation, and prudence. JR believes that communities are reflective of their leadership, and he does his best to lead by example.