Benji started playing tennis in primary school and represented his school at the junior college level. After finishing his national service, Benji left Singapore to study in the United States where he gained his full sports coaching certification from USSA (United States Sports Academy), majoring in Tennis. Over the years, his love for the game grew and soon blossomed into the founding of Dream Up Sports.
He gained certification at the Rick Macci Tennis Academy (Elite Certificate), PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) and have the AATC (Australasian Academy of Tennis Coaches) level 1 and level 2 coaching certifications. His experience include running tennis programs at Singapore American School (SAS) and United World College (UWC East).
A multi-faceted individual, Benji is an accomplished Floorball coach and former national team player who competed in the World Floorball Championships. He is also a trained and certified sports rehab specialist who offers sports massage and myofascial release services to all his students. On top of that, he is also certified as a swimming and inline skate instructor.
Known for his keen eye for details in coaching, Benji has a strong passion for teaching and often inspires his students with his positive energy and enthusiasm. With the extensive experience working as a teaching professional, Benji offers his students a full package to perform at the highest level. He believes that everyone is a champion in a certain area and just needs time to figure that out. He takes great delight in working with the strengths of the individual and believes that fun is one of the best ways to learn. In his coaching, Benji focuses on mental resilience and character development because he believes that is half the battle won. He does not want his players to be winners in the sport but also a winner in life.
Coach Chek was born in the UK and started his coaching career 12 years ago. He is not only passionate about developing his students physically but also cognitively and emotionally.
He achieved certification with the PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) specialising in the Junior Development 10 & Under category. He is also a qualified standard First Aider.
With a heart of commitment and determination, he wants to make his students feel confident about themselves and to never give up in spite of obstacles. He is also committed to plan and set objectives, guide and encourage his students to strive and reach their objectives.
On top of working closely with Coach Benji to run tennis camps and junior coaching sessions, Coach Chek also constantly does his own research to see how he can improve his coaching.
His forte is running junior programs and junior tennis camps.