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USTA Georgia
116 Marble Mill Road
Marietta, GA 30060
404-256-9543
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Ben Hestley (Bull Shark Sports)

  • Hometown   Pell City, Alabama
         
    Club/Facility you currently
    teach at?
      Briarcliff Woods Beach Club, Lindmoor Woods;
    Bull Shark Sports (Owner)
         
    How did you get involved in teaching tennis?   When I was in high school, my coach asked if I'd like
    to help her with some after-school kids clinics.  I've 
    loved it ever since.
         
    Diehard fan of what sports team?   Auburn Tigers & Atlanta Braves
         
    Best part of your game?   Strategy and likely my serve
         
    Dream doubles match would be me and....   Arthur Ashe, Dennis Van der Meer & Billie Jean King.
    A lot of wisdom to soak in with those 3 individuals.
         
    When I'm not teaching tennis I'm.....   Coaching baseball, but I also enjoy grilling and fly
    fishing
         
    My favorite tennis memory is...  

    Watching my 10-year-old son play his first yellow
    ball full court tournament.  Sitting in the stands 
    reflecting in his development from red ball through the
    ball and court progressions was a pretty cool Dad
    moment.

         
    My favorite pro player is....  

    Roger Federer, but this past year I've really enjoyed 
    watching Rafael Nadal more than ever

         
    #1 reason why I enjoy teaching & coaching tennis   I enjoy helping kids become better athletes and use 
    tennis as a vehicle for them to embrace physical
    activity and have rewarding sports experiences
         
    What important tennis message do you want to promote?  

    Tennis is nothing more than playing catch using
    racquets.  The more ways you can play catch, the
    better athlete and tennis player you will become.  And,
    it's more of a development pie than a pathway.  Having
    a variety of tennis play experiences helps develop ones
    overall game and ability to handle a broader range of 
    situations.

 

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USTA Georgia Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

 

USTA Georgia’s mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis, is only enhanced by leveraging diversity and creating an inclusive environment. We are committed to ensuring that people of all backgrounds have access to and feel authentically welcome in the game and business of tennis. 

It is with this spirit of equity and inclusion that we invite all people who play, watch, support and/or enjoy tennis to partake in our many programs, events and membership offerings through participation, volunteerism or leadership.

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