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BRC Tennis Pros

Meet Our Pro

Tennis Pro: Jeff Behnken
Tennis Coordinator and Board Member: Christine Frantzen

The BRC is excited to welcome tennis pro Jeff Behnken back to Brookdale for an 9th season in 2023! Jeff brings professional enthusiasm and new ideas to our program at all levels! Whether your skill level is never-held-a-racquet to play-for-fun or USTA rated, the BRC has tennis for you!


Jeff has been teaching tennis in the Chicago area for over 25 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 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 by email ( Feel free to contact him if you have any questions regarding Brookdale’s tennis lesson program. Friend Jeff on Facebook for updates.


Indicate a valid cell phone contact number for rainout and emergency communications on the sign up form.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available and can only be provided by BRC employees and BRC pros. Schedule all private lessons directly with Jeff.

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