Rich Benvin is currently a professional tennis coach in Delray Beach, Florida. You can find Rich at the Addison Reserve Country Club, Pelican Harbor and the Delray Beach Tennis Center, home of the ATP Delray Beach Open.
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 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.
He graduated Trinity University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing and Finance and a Minor in Psychology.
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.
Rich’s other interests include mountain biking, martial arts, music, guitar, reading and hiking. Also, he is fluent in German and Italian.