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Ben C.

Downey, CA (1 location)

  • USPTA Certified
  • Years Teaching: 12
  • Years Playing: 15
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Kids, Juniors, Adults, Seniors
Lessons Starting at $69/hr
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About Me

Hello! My name is Ben, and I have been coaching for the past 10 years! I am currently the Head Coach at Cypress College. I am also on the verge of starting an academy at Cypress College in 2024.

I was most recently the Assistant Women's Tennis Coach at UC Irvine since 2022. While there, I acted as the Head Coach for half of the 2023 Spring season and helped lead the team to a 11-9 finish, the first winning season since 2019. 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 collegiate coaches such as Peter Smith, Alison Swain, Brett Masi, and West Nott.

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 2021-2022. 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.

Teaching Style

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.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Cypress College Tennis Courts
  • 9200 Valley View St
  • Cypress, CA 90630