Missouri Valley / Iowa

Gold Star Winner Arnold Wehrenberg Develops Players At Life Time

Tammy Arbuckle | June 05, 2020

2020 is the 100th anniversary of the USTA Missouri Valley, and to celebrate, the section is awarding 100 outstanding members of our local tennis communities. 


Iowa is proud to honor this month’s Gold Star Award recipient, Arnold Wehrenberg of Life Time Athletic in Urbandale. Wehrenberg, a USPTR Tennis Professional and USTA High Performance Coach, has 30 years of tennis experience both as a player as well as a professional touring coach. 


Wehrenberg moved to Central Iowa last summer to become the Life Time Athletic Tennis Manager and USTA High Performance Coach and oversee all facets of tennis programming at Life Time.


Developing talented players, of which 24 are in his Elite Tennis Academy, he is passionate about Junior Development, USTA League organization/coaching, High Performance Training and ultimately helping players reach their highest potential. 

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“This Gold Star award truly comes from the success of our club management as well as my tennis staff. Corporate management allows me, along with our teaching professionals, to be creative and grow, rather than micromanage,” Wehrenberg said.


A student-athlete of University of North Carolina at Asheville, the tennis veteran has traveled much of the world playing the ATP/ITF Satellite Circuit with tournaments in Europe, South America, Philippines, Mexico, South Africa and Israel. Wehrenberg was also a WTA Coach who traveled and served as guardian for Oshri Shashu during her time on the tour. 


“The coaching here at Life Time made all the difference for me as I was working to improve my game. They encouraged me to write down my goals, challenged me on the court, talked to me about what I needed to work on before my next lesson and supported me as I improved my game,” said Life Time Elite Tennis Academy athlete Taylor Arbuckle. “I love to play in tournaments and rally against the players in Arnold’s group, too.”


What makes Wehrenberg so successful in building a program?


“Formulating a great staff who align with the same goals and pathway is key to building a successful program,” Wehrenberg replied. “Our teaching style and vision is so similar that we are able to make an impact on our athletes.” 


Wehrenberg has the unique ability to work with adults and juniors, from the novice to the touring level. USTA Iowa is proud to recognize Arnold Wehrenberg and Life Time Athletic with the Gold Star Provider Award. 

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