Franklin, the Director of Tennis for Portland Tennis & Education at St. Johns Racquet Center, discovered his love for the sport in 2011 and soon after joined the PT&E High School Academy while attending Grant High School. He later transferred to Franklin High School where he led his team to their 1st PIL City Title while winning the PIL singles title himself.
Franklin’s passion for the game continued to flourish after high school and he received his USPTA certification in 2015 while working on his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at Portland State University. Franklin loves the technical aspects of tennis and is well regarded by the players he coaches for his disciplined and fundamental approach to the game.
Franklin began working as a Coach/Tutor in 2014 and continued to develop the academic and athletic skills of the scholar athletes of PT&E. In addition to his work at PT&E, Franklin is the Boys Varsity Tennis Coach at Roosevelt High School and an assistant tennis coach at Pacific University.