Spring Tennis and José is back

The Miami Open 2019

Hi Everyone,

Spring is here and with it comes the beginning of  USTA tennis leagues, high school tennis, and pretty much the end of  winter lethargy.

Exciting times are ahead of us.

Talking about thrills, I had the chance to attend the Miami Open. It’s a spectacular venue for tennis.

It has a tropical setting, it is spacious, luscious, entertaining, and family-friendly. Even if you were not a tennis player, you’d be glad that you attended.

It is truly a delightful tennis destination. Put it on your bucket list. Today.

Congrats to Roger Federer for winning the tournament. He now owns 101 tennis titles. Amazing.



Good luck to all the USTA teams that are playing this Spring.

TIP: Stretch, before and after, apply sunscreen, have a strategy, and smile.


I’ve had the good fortune to spend the past three months in Southeast Florida. While there, I had the opportunity to be on the staff at amazing tennis facilities:

The Delray Beach & Tennis Center, The Boca Raton Tennis Center, and the Hillsboro Club. I gave private and group lessons to juniors and adults.

Plus, I was lucky to collaborate and share from some of the top tennis teaching professionals in the industry. I learned a few things.

I’m energized, and excited for the upcoming tennis season. It’s on!

As a way for me to serve you better in 2019, send me your ideas of what you’d like for us to offer you that would enrich your tennis experience.


That’s the buzzword reverberating around the tennis community. And, it’s not just in Virginia Beach. It’s a fever that’s sweeping the country.

I’ve seen it – Southeast Florida.

They can’t build Pickleball courts fast enough. The number of tennis courts that are being converted to Pickleball courts is growing.

And, the demand for Pickleball Teaching Pros, organizers, and leagues is growing at an amazing rate. The Pickleball craze reminds me of the tennis boom of

the seventies. Remember? I do. I know, I’m dating myself.

Count me in.

Soon, I’ll be certified to teach Pickleball.

Now that I’ve returned to Coastal Virginia Beach, I’m available for lessons, and  clinics.

Well, that’s it for now.

Stay strong.

Pura Vida


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About the Author:

Jose Benjumea is a certified PTR Tennis Professional who has been teaching the game since 1974, mostly in Virginia Beach. Jose graduated from Old Dominion University, where he played on the tennis team.