Collin Braun, a USPTA Elite Pro with more than 20 years of experience in the sport, has been named Director of the junior program at Riviera Tennis Club. Braun replaces Austin Soliz, who has led the Junior Academy for the last three and a half years after previously serving as a tennis pro at the club. Soliz will remain at Riviera as a teaching pro while coaching up-and-coming players.
Braun joined Riviera in the summer of 2018 coaching within the Junior Tennis Academy and assisting in tennis club operations. While heading the junior program from 2008-2018 at SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, he led the USTA Junior Team Tennis program to a dozen Orange County League Championships. While coaching, he remained an active tournament player, winning the 2015 Top Gun and 2016 SCTA Grand Prix Masters Championship Men’s 5.0 Singles events. He had articles published in Tennis Pro and ADDvantage magazine, including “Let the Kids Play: The Role of Parents in Junior Tennis.”
Braun, originally from Cleveland, was captain at John Carroll University and made the All-Ohio Conference first team three times. He lives in L.A. with his wife and two daughters