2021 Tennis Team Coaches 

We are happy to welcome head coach Grant Harris, and assistant coach Ben Portmann. 

Grant Harris

Grant Harris, will be the head coach for our 2021 season. He has finished his Freshman year at Washington State University and is very excited to be the new coach for this upcoming tennis season! He has played tennis here at KSTC since he was 8 years old and he can’t wait to pass on his legacy of fond memories and fun. Grant played tennis all four years at Auburn Mountainview High School and is currently on the club tennis team at WSU. Grant describes his coaching style as:


 “My coaching philosophy revolves around fun, patience and effort. I intend to help guide kids to find a love for the sport of tennis, while having fun! I can’t wait to meet all of you! Go Kent!”  ~Grant

 

Ben Portmann

 

Ben Portmann, will be the assistant coach and has finished his Junior year at Washington State University currently studying Elementary Education with a minor in history. He has been playing tennis for a little over 12 years. All 12 of those years have been spent playing summer tennis at KSTC where he fell in love with the game. He was a varsity player all four years of his high school career. Ben has played with our great head coach Grant Harris for a little over 8 years.  When asked how he felt about being a coach for the summer Ben responded:

“I’m very excited for the upcoming season this summer and am ready to share my knowledge of the game of tennis with our players. KSTC tennis is all about having fun and learning something along the way, and that is what I am going to strive for each day we are on the courts.” ~Ben