Oscar Ortega, USPTA – Program Director
Oscar Oretga – USPTA
Director of Junior High Performance Program and Adult Program Coordinator
Oscar Ortega was born in Artemisa, Cuba, February 3 ,1967. He moved to Miami in 1995. During his playing career he was a member of the Cuban national junior squad from 1983 – 1985.
In 1985 he helped his province win the national Junior Championship and was the Singles Finalist and the Doubles Champion. Ortega also was a member of the International Tennis Federation junior tour team for his country playing tournaments in Czechoslovakia, Germany, Poland and Hungary. From 1985 to 1990 he played for the Senior Cuban national team and helped the squad to win the International Friendship Cup in 1988. A year later he played on the international pro tour in Europe.
Ortega graduated with a Master’s Degree in Sports at the Higher Institute of Physical Education in Havana, 1989, and in addition he has completed several certifications programs including the Superior Course of Theory and Methodology in 1989, Superior Course of Physical Preparation, ITF level 1 training course in 1990 and certified USPTR in 2003. He also attended international forums covering subjects such as Science Applicable to Sport, Sport Psychology and Sport Medicine and Health.
Ortega spent 4 years as head coach of the Cuban National Team directing the boys 16 from 1991 through 1992 and the boys 18 in 1992 through 1994.
He arrived in America in 1995 and worked as an assistant coach in high performance academies in Miami, Florida. He has served the last 16 years as a private tennis coach for USTA junior players. At the same time in 2008 he was the Head Coach for Broward Community College. During his tenure he has produced several players who received scholarships to NCAA and NJCAA institutions.