Recreation Center has a new tennis
coordinator, Chris Brewer. Brewer, 29,
comes from similar positions in
California, Colorado and Missouri.
birth of his first child, his family’s
desire to move to Arizona and the
opening at Kiwanis, it seemed like a
perfect fit, says Brewer.
sounded like they were looking to make
some changes for the better, and I
thought I could help them do that,” said
Brewer. “[I’d bring] some new ideas, a
different way of teaching, a different
which requires Brewer to supervise the
team of professionals and organize
classes and tournaments, is one he feels
he can do well.
responsibilities also include teaching
new techniques and strategies to the
pros. Brewer even tries to get on the
court when he can, though he admits it
is not as often as he’d like. It is not
always easy for him to stay away,
though, as he has been on the court
since he was six, despite it not being
his strongest game.
all sports when I grew up and I was
probably better at soccer and
basketball,” said Brewer.
attributes his height as the reason he
stopped pursuing basketball and the
rationale for never trying to go pro as
a tennis player.
strictly a teaching professional—too
short,” said Brewer.
Shortcomings caused by his height never
derailed Brewer’s dreams of becoming a
coach. Receiving his bachelor of arts
degree in journalism in 1998 from the
University of Northern Colorado, where
he was a member of the men’s tennis
team, he did not stop his education
there. He would earn his USPTA (U.S.
Professional Tennis Association)
certificate two years later and his PTR
(Professional Tennis Registry)
certificate three years after that.
Brewer added a masters degree in
organizational management from the
University of Phoenix in 2004.
extensive education and love for the
game, Brewer should help to produce good
things from the Kiwanis tennis program.
Kiwanis Recreation Center is located at
6111 S. All America Way, Tempe.