Christoph Palmanshofer was born and raised in St. Georgen/Austria. After high school and the mandatory military service he came to Seattle to attend the University of Washington and play for the Huskies' tennis team. In his senior year, while playing mainly at #2 singles, he helped lead UW to its first and only Pac-10 Championship, was named All Pac-10 Second team, and reached his highest ITA ranking of 37.
Playing professionally, he reached ATP career highs of 660 in singles and 460 in doubles.
Cristoph was the head coach at AV Performance Tennis.