Since 2008, Benny Morentin has been the Director of Tennis at the Tucson Country Club. He is a member of both the PTR and USPTA. In 2013, Benny was named PTR Pro of the Year for Arizona. With the PTR, Benny is a certified clinician and is certified to teach 10 years and under children, as well as 11-17 year olds. Currently he is working on his Master of Tennis with the PTR. For more than 25 years Benny has inspired junior players in the Tucson community. He began teaching in 1989 at Himmel Tennis Center where he was the Director of Junior Development and the Assistant Head Pro. Since then he has been Assistant Head Pro at the Tucson Racquet Club and Director of Tennis at Omni Tucson National before coming to Tucson Country Club.
Benny has been the coach for the USTA inter-district and inter-sectional teams and Area Training Center. At one time he was the head coach for St. Gregory Preparatory School. Many of Benny’s students have gone on to become successful high school and collegiate athletes, as well as nationally ranked juniors. Additionally, Benny teaches adults and interclub teams. He has coached five USTA teams to Nationals in the past six years at the Tucson Country Club.
Benny’s own accomplishments include being an All-American collegiate player and was ranked 4th in the nation in doubles while at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. He played three years at the USTA National 5.0 Tennis Championships, and was a member of the 2010 USTA National 4.5 team. In 2008, Benny was one of a small group of professionals in Tucson to have been invited to complete the USTA Elite Coaches High Performance Training class. This accolade truly establishes Benny Morentin as one of the top tennis-teaching professionals in the area, as evidenced by his coaching popularity from beginners to elite players.