Originally from Peru, Carlos Di Laura has an impressive record of international coaching and tournament experience. Di Laura began competing internationally at age 13, and he won multiple Peruvian and South American championships, as well as tournament victories in Europe and North America. He was a member of the Pepperdine University team, where he was a four-time NCAA All-American, also winning an NCAA Division I title.
Coach Di Laura has competed at Wimbledon as well as the French and U.S. Open Tournaments. In addition, Di Laura attained an ATP TOP 40 ranking in singles and a TOP 20 ranking in doubles. He also represented Peru in the Los Angeles Olympic Games. He represented Peru in 13 years of Davis Cup play, and served as team captain for over four years.
His instructional experience includes coaching Peru's Davis Cup team, as well as professional tour players, including Luis Horna, a top 30 ATP singles player.
Di Laura, who joined the St. Stephen’s Tennis Academy in 2003, holds certifications by USPTR, USTA, and the RPT. Along with current Texas A&M head tennis coach Steve Denton, he was a founder of the Denton Di Laura Tennis Academy. He is passionate about competitive tennis and committed to continuing to develop top national players.
Carlos Di Laura of Austin received the Tim Gullikson Touring Coach of the Year Award at the USPTA General Membership Meeting during the 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. The Tim Gullikson Touring Coach of the Year Award is given to those coaches that currently work with a playing professional on the ATP World Tour, WTA, or a touring junior.
Under his direction, St. Stephens Tennis Academy has developed over 50 players to NCAA DI and top D3 programs. He worked with Nevin Arimilli for six years, who was ranked No.1 in Texas in the B16 and B18 divisions and has committed to playing at the University of Texas at Austin during the fall. He has also worked with Fernanda Contreras, who represents Vanderbilt University and is ranked in the top five in the nation, along with Jake Hansen who reached a high of No. 1 in the B16's and B18's nationwide. Along with coaching some of the top collegiate athletes, he has also worked with ATP World Tour players such as Luis Horna, Ivan Miranda, and Rodolfo Rake.