USPTA, PTR, USTA High Performance Pro

  • $75 (1 Hour)
  • $38 (30 Minutes)

Benny Morentin is the Director of Tennis.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the club. He is a member of both the PTR and the 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.  For more than 25 years, Benny inspired junior players in the Tucson community.  He has been Assistant Head Pro at Tucson Racquet Club, Director of Tennis at Omni Tucson National, and Director of Tennis at Tucson Country Club and La Mariposa.  He has been the coach for the USTA inter-district and inter-sectional teams and Area Training Center.  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 Tucson Country Club.

Benny’s own accomplishments include All-American collegiate player and he 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 and the 2022 USTA National 8.0 mixed 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.  Benny serves on the USTA High Performance Junior Committee and is also a board member of the Abilene Tennis Association (a USTA community tennis association).

USPTA Certified
  • $65 (1 Hour)
  • $33 (30 Minutes)
Chris Causer is a 2021 graduate of McMurry University where he majored in Environmental Science. He played four years with the War Hawks as part of the Men’s Tennis Team. He was coached by Mark Hawthorn, Bryan Rainwater, and Chris Breaux.  At McMurry he earned Academic All-ASC for the 2020-2021 season, and ITA Scholar-Athlete during his 2019-2020 season. He is from Lubbock Texas where he graduated from Lubbock Monterey in 2017. As his time as a Plainsman, he earned three varsity letters under coach Matt Boedeker. He was an honorable mention in his 2014-2015 season and earned first team all-district his 2015-2016 season and 2016-2017 season. Currently he is the Head Tennis Professional for both North and South Tennis Facilities.

IPTPA & USPTA Certified
Tennis Lesson Rates

  • $60 (1 Hour)
  • $30 (30 Minutes)

Pickleball Lesson Rates

  • $50 (1 Hour)
  • $25 (30 Minutes)

Gary Range brings both determination and encouragement to others around him. As an Eagle Scout, he was instilled with some great values such as tenacity and a focus that is very goal oriented. Gary takes every obstacle as a learning experience.  He has a passion for pickleball.