Kent Denver boys' tennis teams have won 11 State Championships—most recently in 2021—and have finished as State Runners-Up an additional seven times. Numerous Sun Devils athletes have also won individual state titles at all classifications—including in 2021 with Nathan Gold '25 (pictured above) winning No. 1 Singles and teammates Jack Cramer ’25 and Mareks Zeile ’23 winning No. 2 Doubles in Class 4A.
Kent Denver is excited to welcome accomplished tennis professional Ian Hintz as the school’s interim boys’ tennis coach for the 2022-23 fall season.
With over 20 years of experience at clubs around the country, Hintz looks forward to stepping in to lead the school's successful varsity program.
"I love helping players learn how to truly enjoy the game of tennis as a lifelong sport, and I love how all of the lessons the game teaches us on the court are applicable to our daily lives off the court,” Hintz says.
For the past eight years, Coach Hintz has served as the Director of Platform Tennis and a Head Racquets Professional at the Denver Country Club. He recently changed roles and is now the Tennis Director at the Crestmoor Community Association. Coach Hintz loves to compete and is nationally ranked as a top 40 team in platform tennis (aka paddle).
Hintz began his career as a tennis professional in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in 2001, where he also played collegiate tennis nearby for a top 25-ranked Division III team at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In the 20 years since, he’s worked as a racquet sports professional at multiple clubs and facilities—managing programs and instructing players of all ages and skill levels.
Coach Hintz can’t wait to share his knowledge and love for the game with Kent Denver’s student-athletes this fall, as the Sun Devils look forward to another fun and successful season.