Miguel was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to the United States at the age of 7. He started playing tennis as a young teenager and immediately developed a passion for the game. He found tennis as one of the most challenging games that both stimulated physical skills and mental discipline.
Miguel has been a tennis coach in Westchester for many years. He has worked at Westchester Country Club, Waccabuc Country and Saw Mill where he was the a Senior Master Professional and Tennis Director. During the past few years, Miguel followed his daughter to Florida where he was teaching and coaching a high school team.His playing experience includes rankings in Men’s Singles, Men’s doubles, and Mixed Doubles. He achieved a #8 National Singles ranking in the Men’s 35 and Over (1987) Division as well as #2 Men’s ETA (1982) in Men’s Doubles and #1 in Mixed Doubles (1979, 1982 and 1984).
Miguel attended Baruch College and Queens College as an accounting major. He has been certified by both the USPTA and the USPTR. He attended the Tennis Teachers Conferences in NYC from 1980 – 1988 and also completed the USPTR University in 1983. Miguel says that Mexican Davis Cup Player Antonio Palofax, who coached both John and Patrick McEnroe, made him aware of how important the technical aspects of teaching and an experienced coach can guide a student in reaching a new level of play. Miguel lives in Westchester and is a fan of the Yankees, Giants, Rangers and Alabama Football.