Brandon grew up in Upstate New York, where he was raised to be an all around student-athlete. He started tennis late by conventional standards, but quickly became one of the top juniors in his region. He eventually competed at the Division I level for Furman University, where he graduated with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science.
At the age of 15, Brandon was fortunate enough to be introduced to master coach Steve Smith of Tampa, Florida. The mentorship with Smith that followed was truly a formative experience.
Brandon’s coaching experiences in tennis have been diverse. He’s been the traveling coach for nationally ranked juniors, as well as the fitness trainer for professionally and internationally ranked players. He’s also served as the Director of Tennis at The Tennis Academy at Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts.
Allington was a full time coach in Norwich, England for 17 years and, as a player, he represented his county at both the junior and senior level.
Allington has since dedicated his time and skills to harnessing the energy of boys and girls, as well as men and women who share his passion for the game. He was awarded the honorable ‘National Coach of the Year’ award in 2004 by the BTCA for his outstanding contribution, driving force, and dedication to “creating” players.
He coached juniors to National Junior Championships and through to ITF levels, traveling with them throughout Europe and as far as West Africa.