BRC Tennis Pros

Meet Our Pros

We are excited to welcome tennis pro Jeff Behnken who will head up our tennis program and Kristin Barber who will teach K-5 and Middle School classes. Be sure to check out the special events on the last page of the tennis packet. Jeff has some fun events planned!

Jeff’s background:

Jeff has been teaching tennis in the Chicago area for 24 years. He currently teaches full time at the Naperville Tennis Club. Previously, Jeff was the Head Tennis Professional at the Oak Brook Racquet Club in Westmont where he ran Illinois’ second largest men’s professional tournament “Top Gun”, the Men’s travel teams and many other special events.

As a player, Jeff was a highly ranked Missouri Valley junior out of St Louis, Missouri. He played in several national junior invitational events and competed around the country at the national NCAA D2 level for Southern Illinois University and Southwest Baptist University.

In the past few years, Jeff has developed many of our areas’ top high school players. Several of them have placed well at the state tournament; some have competed at the college level; and a few have gone on to play professional tennis. He can adapt to his student audience and loves teaching beginner levels as well as ladies travel teams and co-ed drills.

Jeff can be reached on his cell (630-202-4296) or by email (rjbehnken@aol.com). Feel free to contact him if you have any questions regarding Brookdale’s tennis lesson program.

Kristin’s background:

Kristin has been teaching tennis in the Chicagoland area for the past four years. Currently, she is on staff at Five Star Tennis Center and Five Seasons Family Sports Club. She has taught with Jeff Behnken for the past two summers at the Ace Tournament Training Camp. Kristin has taught tennis players all ages and abilities, but spends most of her time with juniors. She has her PTR and USTA certifications in 10 & Under tennis. In 2012, Kristin graduated from Saint Xavier University with her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Jeff Behnken

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