Born in Santiago, Chile, Horacio was a two-time college national champion with Universidad Catolica de Chile. Horacio turned pro at the age of 19 and competed for four years on the pro tour, spending five months of every year living and competing in Europe and the other seven months in South America.
In 1990 Horacio moved to the US to coach at the Nick Bolletieri Tennis Academy in Florida. While at Bolletieri’s, Horacio was a travelling coach and sparring partner for some of the academy’s top players.
In 1992 Horacio moved to California where he joined Jeff Arons at EPATT (East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring program), a game-changing youth development program, combining his passion for tennis with education.
Horacio came back to coaching pro players when he was asked to coach Chile’s Davis Cup team. During Horacio’s team coaching tenure, Chile defeated Australia, Canada, Austria, Pakistan, and Slovakia. Chile also competed against the U.S., Croatia and Russia.
As a private coach, Horacio has trained multiple ranked players including, Nicolas Massu, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and former #9 ranked player in the world; and Fernando Gonzalez, Silver Medal winner at the Beijing Olympics, Wimbledon contender, and former #5 ranked player.
Since Fernando’s retirement, Horacio returned to coaching local Juniors such as, Jamin and Andrew Ball, James Pade, Cici Bellis, Michaela Gordon, Dominic Schaeffer, and Ashley Vielma, and believes that even in his next life he will always have a racket by his side.
Horacio and Anne, parents of three boys, built Broadway Tennis Center to give access without membership and an opportunity to experience the camaraderie, competition, and healthy lifestyle they enjoyed as ranked players.