Devin Britton is an American professional tennis player who was born on March 17, 1991, in Jackson, Mississippi but is now residing in Brandon. He started playing tennis when he was still 5 years old. Due to his early start in tennis and with the support of his parents Scott and Cindy Britton, he was forced to take his high school education with Alpha Omega Online Academy since he was traveling so much.
In his junior years in tennis, he won the International Tennis Federation title in June 2008. He also made it to the No. 16 ranking in his level. In that same year, he also competed at the U.S. Open Junior Championships where he was defeated by Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in the finals. That match, though he lost the title, made him the first qualifying wildcard player to make it to the finals.
By 2009, he competed and won the NCAA Men’s Tennis singles championship. In that tournament, he made a record of being the first American-born player to win the title. The last player who held this record was Alex Kim of Stanford in 2000.
On July 2009, Britton turned professional instead of continuing his college studies, and signed a contract with Octagon Worldwide. By August 2009, he got into the U.S. Open with a wildcard. He faced World No. 1 Roger Federer, and was defeated in straight sets.
For his training, he is coached by Nick Bollettieri, David “Red” Amye and Gabe Jaramillo in Bradenton, Florida at the IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy and by Billy Chadwick in Ole Mississippi.