Born and grown in Portland, Oregon Vu was raised by parents who immigrated from Vietnam. He attended Franklin High School, where he played varsity tennis all four years and developed his love and passion for the game. When the Franklin tennis team got a new coach, Vu was introduced into the world of formal coaching and higher level tennis and he immediately knew he wanted to get deeper into this world.
While playing tennis in high school, he met several members of the PT&E academy including head tennis pro Franklin Truong. PT&E's focus on education and volunteer work as well as tennis greatly intrigued him and Vu joined the PT& E team in the fall of 2015. He is now the assistant tennis pro of St. Johns Racquet Center and also a coach-tutor in the classroom working with scholar athletes in the 1st and 2nd grade. He was certified by the USPTA in the summer of 2016 and has been teaching on court since then working with all levels and ages.