Ben began playing tennis in his home town of El Paso, Texas at the age of two, competing with his older brothers. Ben consistently ranked in the top ten of his age group in the USTA Southwest region. While attending Cathedral High School, Ben won two individual state titles, and contributed to four team state wins.
Ben began teaching tennis at Top Tennis Team, coaching high level junior players for two years. He was recruited by Point University in West Point, GA where he played singles and doubles, helping the team reach a 6th place NCCAA ranking. Ben’s leadership both on and off the court earned him the NAIA Champions of Character award
After graduation, Ben became Assistant Coach of Men’s and Women’s tennis teams at his alma mater. He relocated to the Pacific Northwest, joined Evergreen Tennis, and became a USPTA certfied Tennis Professional. Ben’s knowledge of the sport and his achievements in tennis make him a great asset to the Evergreen team.
Ben believes it’s important for players to learn and have fun at the same time. Ben’s easy-going personality and fun outlook on the sport inspire a great response to his teaching style. Ben continues to play tennis on a USTA Mixed doubles 10.0 team. He also enjoys the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer with its numerous hiking trails.