Standley started playing tennis at the age of 9 in Cameroon, his home country. He won multiple national tournaments as a junior and later as a senior player and was ranked number 7 in his country.
Later Standley got licensed as a tennis coach by International Tennis Federation. He did multiple other courses to extend his knowledge in areas like: physical condition and players physical preparation. For the past 10 years, he has been coaching in leading tennis clubs of Cameroon. There he worked with all types of players from the age of 4 to Adults.