|Residence||Marina del Rey, United States|
April 24, 1984 |
|Height||5'11" (180 cm)|
|Career record||0–1 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 191 (October 25, 2010)|
|Current ranking||No. 223 (February 14, 2011)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q1 (2010)|
|French Open||Q1 (2010)|
|US Open||Q1 (2007, 2009)|
|Career record||0-2 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||175 (January 18, 2010)|
|Last updated on: August 09, 2010.|
Lester Cook (born April 24, 1984 in Calabasas, California)  is an American professional tennis player. As a junior he was top 5 in the country in the 18 and under division, finishing 4th place at the prestigious Kalamazoo Hard Court Nationals and 3rd in the International Grass Court and International Hard Court championships that same year. At 16, he competed in the French Open, U.S. Open, Australian Open, and the Orange Bowl, proudly earning 6 National Sportsmanship awards along the way.
A year later Lester entered college at 17 where he pursued a degree in Economics at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. In his 3 years at Texas A&M under the tutelage of Tim Cass, Lester was a 3 time All-American finishing with a career high ITA ranking of #6 in singles and #1 in doubles with partner Ante Matijevic. After his junior year Lester was one of six players asked to represent the U.S. Collegiate All-star Team in a scrimmage match against the Chinese National team.
In 2005, Lester left college and turned pro. In his 6 years on tour, Lester had the privilege of traveling to over 30 countries and 31 states following his dream of being the best tennis player in the world. Along the way he won 8 professional singles titles as well as 18 professional doubles titles reaching a career high ranking of #191 in singles and #175 in doubles. He competed in all 4 grand slams as a professional and also participated in 3 World Team Tennis seasons being drafted by the Delaware Smash and Newport Beach Breakers twice.
At the end of 2011, Lester retired from the tour and is now focused on building a career as a coach.
- Teaching pro at Malibu Racquet Club since September 2013
- USTA high performance coach for Jr Davis Cup Team Feb 2014
- Hitting Partner for Sloane Stephens July-December 2014