HILLBROOKE DIRECTOR OF TENNIS AND PICKLEBALL
Ben was born in El Paso, Texas and started playing tennis at the age of two. Ben began his career in teaching tennis when he was 18 for Top Tennis Team, a Tennis program that coached juniors to play at the collegiate level. As a high level USTA junior player, Ben received a scholarship to Point University located in Atlanta in 2013 where he eventually became an assistant coach for Point University Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams. In 2017 Ben became the Director of High Performance at Evergreen Tennis located in Washington. Ben has recently returned to Atlanta to continue coaching and helping with the development of players.
STAFF PICKLEBALL PROFESSIONAL
Coach Warren was born and raised in Schweinfurt, Germany. He came to the United States in 1999 and lived in Savannah, Georgia until he graduated high school. He played four years of high school tennis and four years of collegiate tennis with Methodist University, Oglethorpe University, and Georgia Gwinnett College.
Coach Warren served in the United States Navy for nearly 15 years and was deployed in 2011 for Operation Iraqi Freedom. While at Georgia Gwinnett College he finished his ungraduate degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Clinical Wellness. Coach Warren comes to Agape with a lot of leadership and coaching experience. He has previously worked at the Lifetime Fitness as the Adult Director of Tennis, Atlanta Athletic Club as a Tennis Professional, and with the Ashley Hobson High Performance Academy, all in the metro Atlanta area. Coach Warren has used his leadership skills serving in the Navy as well as on the tennis courts.
Coach Warren has been teaching tennis and pickleball professionally for over 10 years. He loves to share his passion and knowledge for both tennis and pickleball to the communities that he serves. He has certifications with the Professional Tennis Registry and the United States Professional Tennis Association. Additionally, he is 10 & under certified and has served as a USTA Player Development Coach for that state Georgia. Coach Warren is also a volunteer for the Emory Tennis Medicine Program, that works with both adult and junior tennis players on injury prevention and rehabilitation.
In addition to coaching tennis and pickleball, Coach Warren still competes in USTA tennis matches playing 5.0+ and AA1 tennis. He competes at the 5.0 and pro level tournaments in pickleball. When he is not coaching or playing tennis or pickleball, he enjoys spending time cooking, reading, traveling, and being with his family.