I am honored to accept an invitation to be a part of the outstanding instructional faculty for The Tennis Congress for the second time!

“El Conquistador Tennis is now a part of the US Tennis Congress for its 2nd year. This year the United States Tennis Congress has 228 participants flying in from over 30 US states, Canada, Europe and Latin America as well as over 80 faculty (teaching pros/experts in field) from all over the world and 550 classes related to every aspect of the game of tennis! It is by far the most exciting concept tennis has seen in years, perhaps ever.”

The US Tennis Congress: October 8th-11th

“This weekend, El Conquistador Tennis, The Town of Oro Valley, and Troon will host some of tennis’ biggest names from the last fifty years during the 2015 United States Tennis Congress. The four-day educational event is designed to provide tennis instruction and development for recreational players from across the world, taught by some of the industry’s most talented former professional tennis players. The event is sold out and no longer open to the public.

Instructors include:
·         Gigi Fernandez, 17-time Grand Slam Champion & 2 time Olympic Gold medalist
·         Fred Stolle, 12-time Grand Slam Champion
·         Owen Davidson, 12-time Grand Slam Champion
·         Emilio Sanchez, Grand Slam Champion
·         Tim Mayotte, 1988 Olympic silver medal
·         John Austin, 1980 Wimbledon Mixed Champion
·         Former top 10-ranked tennis pros teaching adult players from across the country about  skill and technique
·         About 250 tennis players doing drills, exhibition play, etc
·         Interviews with former championship tennis players turned instructors
·         Interviews with U.S. Tennis Congress professionals
·         Jennifer Fuchs & Carlos Bermudez are on the Instructional faculty

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Carlos was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and has played tennis of all levels nationally, internationally, and at the collegiate and professional levels.  He was part of the first group of eight top American Juniors to be selected to attend the USTA high performance training center in Boca Raton, Florida. Carlos reached as high as No. 1 in the nation as a junior and has won several national titles, as well as earned a silver (clay) and bronze ball (hard). Carlos is also the holder of three Arizona state titles and received the Fred G. Acosta student-athlete of the year award, was the selected twice as the Arizona player of the year, and also received the AZ most valuable player award for both his Junior and Senior years of high school. Thereafter, Carlos went on to play for the NCAA Division 1 University of Arizona tennis team where he was a four-year letter winner; competing at the No. 2 position as a freshman and compiling wins over top ranked opponents like USC, Cal, Oregon and Utah. Carlos graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Management and Policy with an Emphasis in Criminal Justice Administration and minored in Education. Carlos was also an assistant coach for the University of Arizona wheelchair tennis team for the 2014/15 years.

  • Academic Champion Award, University of Arizona – [2015.]
  • Four-year varsity letter winner for University of Arizona Tennis.
  • Played for the University of Arizona (Division 1) Pac-12 tennis team as a freshman. No. 5 and 6 as a sophomore. Wins over top ranked USC, Cal, Oregon and Utah.
  • Three-time AZ state champion for Palo Verde High School.
  • Student Athlete of The Month, University of Arizona, C.A.T.S. Academics [2014.]
  • Team state title [2010.]
  • ESPN Cover Story [2011.]
  • MVP of Arizona, Junior [2010] and Senior years [2011.]
  • Fred G. Acosta Student Athlete of the Year Award, [2011.]
  • Congressional recognition from U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva for academic and athletic performance [2011.]
  • AIA Scholar-Athlete Award, [2010-2011.]
  • Selected among top eight American juniors for U.S.T.A High Performance Training in Boca Raton, Fla.
  • U.S. Junior Davis cup team [2007.]
  • Formerly ranked #1 in the United States as a Junior
  • Won five national titles, one silver ball, and one bronze ball.
  • ITF Pro Circuit (International Tennis Federation) contender.