For Adriana Isaza, the marriage of tennis and Latin culture was a natural fit. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Adriana hit the tennis circuit at a very young age: by 16, she was the Colombian National Tennis Champion and her reign lasted for 4 years. She was an NCAA All American, and a Silver Medalist at the Pan American Games in 1987. Adriana brought her love of tennis and Latin culture to the New York metro area, where she has been coaching tennis and teaching Spanish for over 15 years. In 2014, she founded Elite Tennis and Travel (www.elitetennistravel.com) to share her dual passions with other tennis and culture enthusiasts.
This spring, Adriana teamed up with Wendy Gardiner, Director of Tennis at Chelsea Piers in CT, to customize the trip of a lifetime for the most adventurous players within Chelsea Piers’ membership. Nine intrepid tennis fans traveled to Spain, to enjoy the Barcelona Open and to experience the many wonders of Barcelona off the court – including personal tours of Gaudi’s iconic architectural masterpieces, exclusive shopping, wine tasting and touring the gorgeous Catalonian countryside.