Originally from Rochester, New York, Jeff Bingo and his family moved to Boca West Country Club in 1976 so that he could pursue a career in tennis. Ever since he was 11 years old, Jeff’s dream was to run, direct and to be involved in the developmental stages of a premiere Tennis Facility.
All throughout the Juniors, he maintained a Top 10 Florida State ranking and Top 20 National ranking. Jeff worked with world renowned coaches such as Brian Gottfried and the late Tim Gullikson, former coach of Pete Sampras. He attended the University of Alabama and Florida State on tennis scholarships and earned a degree in Economics.
His passion has always been teaching and coaching. Beginning in 1988, he was Head Tennis Coach for Men’s and Women’s Tennis at Lynn University. The women finished #2 in the country that year and won the National Championship the following year.
From 1988-1996, he also coached some of the top Florida junior players. During that time, he also built a niche for being a Doubles Strategy Specialist, teaching Ladies Doubles Strategy Camps to local ladies and men’s team members for the last 23 years.
Throughout Jeff’s career, he has worked at the areas top Country Clubs such as Boca West, the Boca Hotel, and many others. He has also maintained his personal game and was ranked #2 in the USPTA Men’s 40 Singles and #2 UPSTA in the Men’s 40 Doubles.
Among Jeff’s achievements – He was responsible for developing and designing the Addison Reserve Tennis Facility and for promoting the Tennis Programs that have gained an exceptional reputation within a premier Golf Community. Jeff was the Director of Tennis at the Addison Reserve for over 16 seasons.
Jeff started the “Battle of the Pro’s “, which ran for three years from 1997 to 1999, an event in which local Pros participated. He put together a Fundraiser, Sponsorship, and Silent Auction, which enabled him to donate over $100,000 to the Hospice by the Sea in memory of his mother. In 2005, Jeff co-chaired the “Love Affair with Venus Williams” tournament benefiting Cystic Fibrosis which raised more than $250,000 for the Foundation.
In addition to playing tournaments, during his spare time, Jeff loves to spend time with his children, workout and fish.
Delray Tennis Center Taps New Director of Racquet Sports
The 53-year-old tennis professional has taken over as general manager of racquet sports for the Delray Tennis Center and the Delray Swim and Racquet Center. He is looking to not only enhance the tennis program but also promote pickleball in the community…
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