Tennis Bio

Rich Benvin USPTR Pro ~ Former ATP Player & WTA Coach

Rich Benvin is currently a professional tennis coach in Delray Beach, Florida. Rich is based out of the Addison Reserve Country Club but you’ll find him at The Ocean Club of Florida, Pelican Harbor, St. Joseph’s School and the Delray Beach Tennis Center.

Rich coached Brenda Shultz-McCarthy, ranked #9 in the world in 1996. She reached he quarterfinals at Wimbledon as well as the quarterfinals in singles and the finals in doubles with Gabriela Sabatini at the U.S. Open in 1995.

Rich coached Kellen Damico, the #5 world-ranked junior in 2007, Wimbledon junior doubles winner and doubles finalist at the Junior Australian Open in 2006.

He also coached Julia O’Loughlin, who at the age of 12, was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. Rich helped her obtain a full scholarship with the USTA High Performance Academy in Boca Raton, FL.

Rich has also worked with many of the top, competitive players as a Team Colorado Coach.

For several years, Rich competed for a professional tennis team in the top leagues for the Blankenese Sports Club in Hamburg, Germany. He coached the Women’s and Men’s teams including a Davis Cup player from Denmark.
Rich has sparred with many professionals including Jennifer Capriati, Mary Pierce and Aaron Krickstein.

He has also trained nationally ranked junior players at the International Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Florida as well as instructed all levels of players at several private and public clubs throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Rich was ranked #650 in the world in doubles in 1991. He was also ranked top 30 in Italy in singles and traveled as a coach and sparring partner for Claudio Pistolesi who was ranked top 100 in the A.T.P.

As a college player in Division I, Rich played #2 singles and #1 doubles in 1990 for Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. His best win was against Byron Black.

He graduated Trinity University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing and Finance and a Minor in Psychology.

Born and raised in New York, Rich attended high school at Woodmere Academy where he compiled a 93-2 singles record. His only two losses were against Patrick McEnroe.

He was a top, nationally ranked player throughout his junior career. In 1982, he was ranked #8 in singles and #2 in doubles in the nation with wins over Malivai Washington and David Wheaton.

Also, Rich is CEO of Mass Density, Inc., an Internet marketing company and CEO of the 3D Printing Channel, LLC. He worked as a marketing manager handy.de, one of the leading Internet wireless companies in Germany.

Rich’s other interests include mountain biking, martial arts, music, guitar, reading and hiking. Also, he is fluent in German and Italian.