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. You can learn a little more about us below.
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.
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!
Robert Brenes is a U.S.P.T.A. 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.