Ritchie first picked up a racquet when he was seven years old. He continued on to compete in Open/Regional Junior Tournaments all throughout his junior career, played varsity tennis for his high school where he held the #1 singles position, and as an adult competed in Pro Satellites/Qualifiers/Futures.
In 1997, Ritchie became an instructor for the junior development program at Tennis Anyone (located in Chino Hills) and served his last four years there as Head Pro. He then moved onto All Star Tennis in the Inland Empire as the Head Pro. of the junior development program. Ritchie then moved onto Upland Tennis Club and was the Director of Junior Development Program and he last served with the same position for San Marino Tennis Club before we were lucky enough to acquire him as part of our teaching staff.”