Aaron Umen plays on the Men’s Tennis team at Case Western. Outside of his athletic career, Umen is a dedicated volunteer.
Tennis Player & Athlete
Since his childhood, Aaron Umen has been passionate about the sport of tennis. Currently, he plays for Case Western. During the summer, Umen works as a Tennis Coach and Counselor at a local athletic club. Assisting others with his favorite sport is incredibly fulfilling to the young tennis player. As a Tennis Counselor and Assistant Pro at Old Warson Country Club, Umen ran a tennis camp for young children ages 6-10. He also taught various adult beginner and intermediate clinics alongside Head Pro, Terry Ward. Last summer, at a local athletic club, he reprised a similar role as Tennis Coach. This role saw him running tennis clinics for beginning, intermediate and advanced players. He also gave individual private lessons and assisted head Pro Max Shapiro.
Athletic Career at Case Western Reserve
Since 2018, Aaron Umen has been a proud member of the Case Western Reserve Men’s Tennis team. He finished his first year ranked 25th in singles for the Central Region. He also received an all-conference honorable mention for his doubles with Chaitanya Aduru. His winning percentage earned him the 24th highest ever in a season by a player on the Case Western Men’s Tennis team. Umen was also named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.
Umen is proud to be a Spartan and looks forward to the rest of his athletic career at Case Western Reserve!
Over the years, Aaron Umen has completed a combined total of over 300 volunteer hours. In 2016, Umen joined the World Bird Sanctuary as a Lower Site Volunteer. This role involved assisting in the building, maintenance and cleaning of habitats designed to house birds of prey. He also works with the head groundskeeper and management to ensure that the grounds and landscape are properly sustained.
Since 2018, Aaron Umen has volunteered with the Food Recovery Network. He now stands of the Executive Board as Treasurer. His responsibilities include attending executive board meetings every week, establishing the Food Recovery Network budget and allocating funding for sponsored events. The Food Recovery Network is a Case Western initiative that delivers and serves uneaten food from the dining halls to local soup kitchens. St. Augustine Church and Hunger Center and St. Matthews United Methodist Church are within the network of communities served by the initiative.
Even when he’s not out on the court, tennis is one of Aaron Umen’s greatest passions in life! On his Medium blog, Umen shares commentary on recent matches and happenings in the tennis world. Featuring some of his favorite all-star players and highlighting rising stars, the blog is about more than just the game itself: it’s about the culture and excitement that exists on and off the court.
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