Downey, CA (2 locations)
- USPTA Certified
- Years Teaching: 10
- Years Playing: 15
- Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches: Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Hello! My name is Ben, and I have been coaching for the past 10 years! I am currently the Assistant Coach at Whittier College. I started coaching during summers at University of Southern California (USC)’s Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camps as the Lead Coach and Counselor and am now a Junior Director for the camps. In 2019-2020 I worked with and received mentorship from WTA coach Sarah Stone, helping coach and work with high level juniors. I also got to work with and learned coaching from former Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach West Nott for four years, followed by former Head Men’s Tennis Coach Peter Smith for three years, and have most recently been working with the current Head Men's Coach at USC the past couple years.
I have also organized and spearheaded a program at my former high school, coaching tennis for free for interested students shaping them to win 7 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) titles in girls and boys tennis and play tennis collegiately. I also was an Assistant then Head Coach for Mater Dei Tennis, winning back to back Trinity League Titles. From 2018-2019, I then became the Assistant Women’s Tennis Coach at Fresno Pacific University and in 2022 I led the Women's Tennis Program at Caltech helping them reach No. 19 in the Nation. My philosophy is "first the good smile, then the good tennis." I want to first and foremost make sure you love tennis and have fun while improving.
I believe that each and every player is unique. What works for 1 player may not work for another. I strive to help my students figure out what works best for them by communicating and talking through everything we practice. I have studied and learned every grip and method of hitting so I can help any student no matter what style they have. I believe in keeping things simple. I can break down the mechanics of a stroke going over every little detail, or I can do the same thing, with less detail and simpler to grasp the concepts of and I believe this is better, especially when you get into high pressure situations when playing. Developing strategies when it comes to playing is also an important concept I want to help every player develop. I want to help each student play their best tennis possible and to make it fun while learning.
- Whittier College
- 13847 Earlham Drive, Whittier, Ca
- Whittier, CA 90602
- Portola Springs Tennis Center
- 900 Tomato Springs
- Irvine, CA 92618