Everything Tennis by The Blankenbakers!
With years of experience playing and teaching tennis, we want to help others learn how to play or improve their tennis game. We hope to do so through online videos and on court instruction!
Brandon and Ryan Blankenbaker have taught tennis all over the Charleston, SC area over the past 14 years. Brandon has been teaching the past 2 summers in the Hamptons, NY, while Ryan has remained in the Charleston area on Kiawah Island.
The newest site the Blankenbakers will be looking to teach at is in John's Island Park. There are 6 beautiful tennis courts owned by the City of Charleston and soon you will be able to book private lessons, group lessons, or join some adult and junior clinics!
The courts can be found in John's Island Park and the area is also known as the Alan Flemming Tennis Complex.
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The past 2 years, Brandon has been selected for and competed for Team USA in the Italia Cup. During the Individual World Tennis Championships, Brandon made it to the finals in men's doubles back-to-back years with different partners, receiving a silver medal both years! Nationally ranked #1 in men's 35 doubles in 2018 with doubles partner, Matt Hane. As a team, the men's 35s USA team has finished 5th and 6th in the world the past 2 years.
Brandon has been ranked number 1 in the country in men's 30s and 35s doubles. In total he has won 6 National Doubles Tournaments. Brandon played Division I college tennis for 4 years at Eastern Illinois University. After college he moved to Charleston SC and taught tennis on Kiawah Island for 13 years. Over the past 2 summers, Brandon has worked as the Head Tennis Professional in the Hamptons, NY @ Sag Harbor Tennis. Brandon is PTR certified at the Professional level.
Brandon is also the proud inventor of The Shandana, which he wears everyday on court to help protect himself from the sun!
Ryan has been playing tennis from a young age. He played varsity tennis all four years in high school and played Division I tennis in college. Ryan has taught tennis all through high school and college. After college he began teaching tennis at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Since arriving at KIGR, it has been ranked as the #1 Tennis Resort in the world numerous times!
Ryan has won a bronze ball in the National 30's with his brother, Brandon, and competed with his father, Bill, on the National Father/Son tennis circuit and been ranked in the top 10 in the country.
Ryan is PTR certified.
Bill has been teaching tennis and competing in national tournaments for many years. He taught both Brandon and Ryan how to play tennis and teach tennis. Both Brandon and Ryan would tell you that everything they have learned about tennis has been from their dad! Bill has been ranked as high as 11 Nationally when he played in the mens 35s division and has been ranked in the top 10 nationally with both Brandon and Ryan in the Father/Son national circuit!
Bill is also in the Indiana Coaches Hall of Fame as a tennis coach for Terre Haute South Tennis!