Lee was born in Anchorage, Alaska. After moving to the D.C. Metro area at a young age, he got his start playing tennis at Bullis at age 12. While attending Sandy Spring Friends School, he played the first doubles position and all singles positions on his varsity tennis team. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. At Colorado, he was a member of the club tennis team three out of his four years there.
Lee’s coaching career also started at Bullis, where in the summer of 2003 he started working as a summer camp counselor. After graduating from college, he returned to the area to start coaching full time, which included work at the Bethesda Tennis Academy, Westleigh Swim and Tennis and local high schools, Stone Ridge and the Jewish Day School as the JV and Varsity head coach. He is a member of the USPTA(P1) and the USTA.
Lee first came to 4 Star Tennis Academy at Bullis in the fall of 2009.