Ricardo Icaza


  • With IMG Academy Since: 2009
  • Hometown: Ecuador
  • Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

About Me

Coach Ricardo loves his job. He loves to share and pass on all of his tennis knowledge and experiences he had as a pro and as a coach. He likes to read books that covers the mental and spiritual aspects of human beings.
He enjoys spending time with family a lot, and loved Mother Nature!


  • High School in Ecuador
  • One semester in University of Houston
  • Life Coach Certification from International
  • ITF level 2 certification
  • School of Coaching in Spain
  • Therapeutic Assistant Certification


  • Professional player ranked 45 in singles 1981
  • Davis Player for Ecuador since 1973 to 1986. Davis Cup Captain from 1987 to 1993
  • Tennis Director of Gomez-Icaza Tennis Academy 1987 to 1994 (Ecuador)
  • Sports Manager of Lacosta Country Club 1996-2002 (Ecuador)
  • Tennis Director at Quito Tennis and Golf Club 2002-2006 (Ecuador)
  • Came to USA in 2007, became personal coach of Gastao Elias who trained at IMG Academy 2008 to Feb. 2009.
  • Became Jr. Traveling Coach for IMG Academy in April 2009, been here since then.