Warren Florence, Director of Tennis
Dataw's Director of Tennis, Warren Florence, has over 24 years of experience teaching and writing about tennis. As past Editor in Chief of Tennis Industry Magazine in New York, Warren traveled the country in search of modern teaching techniques, exemplary business models and astonishing tennis courts. As a frequent contributor to TENNIS magazine (both in front and behind the camera), Warren wrote about the international game, its players and celebrities. On TENNIS.com he has written about improving both your mental and technical games.
Early in his career, while teaching in his hometown of Greenville, SC, Warren consulted for Dunlop Racquet Sports’ technical division. He later taught at New York’s famed Wall St. Racquet Club before moving to Beaufort, SC, in 2001. Regionally, Warren has taught in Beaufort, at nationally recognized Palmetto Bluff and now at the beautiful property known as Dataw Island.
Warren continues to work with tournament level juniors and adult leagues in private and group lessons. We trust you’ll enjoy his infectious zeal for the sport.
Sara Bruns, Tennis Concierge
From an early age, Sara has loved the game of tennis. While playing varsity tennis at Mishawaka Marion High School, she played in numerous state tournaments and reached a ranking of #2 in the 18s Northern Indiana division.
Sara continued playing tennis through her 20s. It wasn’t until after moving to coastal Beaufort that she began league tennis, eventually winning 4.0 USTA “states” in 2009. She’s currently rated at a 4.5.
Sara has been a resident of Beaufort for more than 13 years. Fortunately, two of her three children are quickly picking up the game. The third child plays some game called golf, with her husband, Mike.