Meet our Team
What separates Charlotte City Tennis from other programs? The staff! Our team consists of highly trained, experienced professionals who share a goal of providing the best instruction and service in a FUN environment. We are committed to putting the players’ needs first, and consistently looking for new, innovative ways to teach. Learn a little more about us below.
Aaron Mullennix, Director of Tennis, USPTA
Aaron Mullennix is a native Charlottean, and is excited to be back teaching tennis in his native town. He has been teaching tennis for 12 years including Rick Macci Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Greenwich CT, and Bald Head Island NC. He enjoys interactive, fast paced classes and loves including everyone in his classes! “Teaching tennis at a public facility (Freedom Park) is right up my alley; I get to work with all ages and ability levels who love the game!” Coach Aaron was also named the 2020 NCTA Pro of the Year!
Rob Brenes, Director of Adult Programs / Jeff Adams Tennis Center, USPTA
Robert Brenes is a USPTA Elite level certified tennis professional with over 20 years of teaching experience. He is a native of North Carolina and began playing tennis at the age of four. He played all through high school receiving multiple awards and honors. Robert played collegiate tennis on scholarship for Pembroke State University where he majored in Pre-Med.
While developing tennis programs for the U.S.T.A, he was awarded the prestigious Tennis Educational Merit Award for teaching by both the North Carolina and Southern Tennis Associations. In 2003 his programs at Freedom
Park earned the Jeff Adams Youth Foundation’s chapter of the year. He was Director of Tennis for Foxcroft Hills for over 12 years and a proud recipient of Wilson’s advisory staff program. Robert is fluent in Spanish and brings high energy and passion to his lessons and clinics. He motivates his students through positive reinforcement and is thrilled to be teaching in Charlotte.
Bradley Hunt, Director of Junior Team Tennis / Park Rd. Park, USPTA
Coach “Tall” Aaron Morrison, Head Pro
Coach Aaron been coaching professionally for over 20 years at the college and club level as well as at top level tennis facilities. As a player, Aaron has reached a 5.5 USTA ranking and is currently a 5.0 rated player. He still enjoys the competitive side so he participates in the Pro League of Charlotte, and is playing in the Carolina and Southern Cups for the second straight year. Aaron has experience successfully teaching a wide variety of players of all skill levels; from basic fundamentals for beginners to advanced playing strategies for both juniors and adults. Aaron’s engaging, high energy personality makes his practices both fun and challenging for all levels of players. We, and the Charlotte community, are lucky to have Coach Aaron teaching with us!
Coach Jack Coffey, Staff Pro
Jack comes to us from Newnan Country Club in Newnan GA where he revitalized the tennis program, and successfully reengaged the membership with quality tennis programs. He’s a firm believer in the saying “Tennis is the sport for a lifetime”, and is excited to get on the court no matter where you are in your tennis journey. His teaching philosophy focuses on fundamentals, footwork, and court position. Jack is excited to be back in Charlotte, and when not on the court, is looking forward to cheering on Charlotte FC and the Charlotte Knights!
Coach Ted Yu, Staff Pro
Coach Ted comes to us from the high performance world where he trained juniors at the Bogomolov Tennis Academy. He also previously worked at Lifetime Fitness as a lead pro. Coach Ted is excited to bring his background and skill set to all ages and skill levels with Charlotte City Tennis. Ask him about his hitting sessions with current touring professionals!
Coach Wynn Johnson, Staff Pro
Wynn Johnson has been teaching tennis for 10 years, beginning his teaching career at Millbrook Exchange Park in Raleigh NC. Since then he has had professional experience teaching at various clubs along the east coast such as Westhampton Country Club, Sea Island Resort, North Hills Club and Charlotte Country Club. At Methodist University He played #1 seed in singles and doubles and received First team all-conference and all-region awards in the USA south conference.
Graduating from the Professional Tennis Management Program and having a degree in Business Management, Wynn decided to branch out into the Pickleball world and open up The Dinkery Pickleball Club. The Dinkery is partnered with Charlotte City Tennis and will be hosting programs for pickleball.
Allen Gowin, Founder, USPTA
Allen Gowin, Head Pro at Charlotte City Tennis, has enjoyed the sport since he was 10 years old. His junior career consistently resulted in Top 10 state rankings, Top 20 sectional rankings, and national level competition. He won multiple NC Closed State Championships as well as 3 consecutive team state championships at Fort Mill High School in SC. After an exhausting junior schedule, Allen decided to accept an academic scholarship at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and take a break from competitive tennis.
After several years of teaching with Netresults Tennis in Brookline MA, Allen saw the opportunity for growth in municipal tennis in Charlotte and decided to return home. His passion is not only to introduce the game to beginners, and improve the games of advanced players, but to provide an atmosphere that values fun and exercise to promote a healthy lifestyle.