Volunteers

Volunteer Registration is closed for the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open

 

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!  If you have any questions, please contact us at volunteer@bbtatlantaopen.com

 

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Thanks to our dedicated, tennis-loving volunteers!

Volunteers are the heart of the tournament, and we appreciate the hundreds of volunteers who return every year to help.

 

 

WHY I VOLUNTEER

annphotoAnn Benjamin

Guest Services Team Leader

Ann started volunteering for the BB&T Open in 2012 when she and her husband, Bob, were living in Atlantic Station. In 2013 she was asked to be Team Leader for Guest Services for the Open. In 2013 she and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale.  She continues to serve as Guest Services Team Leader in Atlanta in 2014 and 2015. 
 
"I love the volunteer camaraderie and sports environment of the BB&T Open. I have great volunteers to work with and I love Atlanta". Her husband, Bob, also volunteers at the tournament.
 

Scott Grothe  

Transportation Team Leader  
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My tennis career began in 1972 at the age of 6 hitting balls against the wall at Sheridan Elementary in Lincoln, Nebraska. My introduction to professional tennis came in the early 70’s when my father was the tournament director for the fledgling Penn circuit professional events in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is where my love of the professional game began. Upon moving to Atlanta in 1995 I began volunteering at the AT&T Classic. In 2010, when the tournament returned, I volunteered at The Atlanta Tennis Championships as a driver for the players, their families and coaches, USTA VIPs, ATP staff, tournament personnel and the visiting media. Having been a long time fan of the professional game this was an exciting and very rewarding opportunity. For the 2011 and 2012 events, I was asked to serve as the Transportation Chairperson, enjoying every minute of being the first onsite and the last to leave everyday. During the 2013 BB&T Atlanta Open, I was offered a position with the USTA Operations Staff during the month of July. This allowed the invaluable experience of working

on the inside before, during and after one of the most successful ATP events of the US Open summer circuit. I returned to the
Transportation Team leader position for the 2014 event and am truly looking forward to another fantastic year with the
transportation crew in 2016.     

Victor_Valentin_Bio_PictureVictor Valentin

Security Team Leader

I have been a BB&T Atlanta Open volunteer for the past 5 years and this year is going to be my six(6)year. It all started when I used to go to the AT&T Challenge when it was played at the Horse Shoe Bend subdivision, then it was moved to the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, then moved again to the Racket Club of the South and now the Atlantic Station. I used to take a whole week off from work so that I could come to this tennis tournament and watch all this player from all the world come to Georgia to play. I love watching it on TV, I love teaching it, I love playing it and the most fun part is being part of it by helping every year to make this tournament a success for the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. I like being involved to help our tennis fanatics find their seats so that they can enjoy this tournament, and I hope we can keep this tennis tournament here for many more years. I am a tennis player, tennis coach, Alta Coordinator, Alta and USTA member, have being playing for more than 25 years and I do enjoy teaching tennis to 14 and under kids in Suwanee where I coach out of Ruby Forest Subdivision.


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Marcia Bautista

Ticketing/Floater Team Leader

The Tennis Channel is my favorite channel. That lets you know I am passionate
about the sport. I started playing as an adult after moving to Atlanta from Dayton,
Ohio. Being able to play year round is fantastic. Having an ATP 250 event
practically in my backyard is a dream come true. Being a volunteer gives me the
opportunity to get the total tournament experience. Volunteering is fun, rewarding
and I highly recommend it to any tennis fan