Russell Warner initially played junior college tennis in Texas.  He then played for Tulsa University where he was the Missouri Valley Conference Champion in the early 1980s.  He is PTR Certified and holds the USPTA Master Pro Certification.  He is the Executive Director and Head Tennis Pro at Philcrest Hills Tennis Club in Tulsa.  He has run numerous Challenger of Oklahoma Satellite Tennis Tournaments.  He has been a league player reaching Nationals in the Open, 5.5, and 5.0 levels.  He has been President of the Oklahoma District and the USPTA Missouri Valley.  He is the author of three books and has been a speaker at the USPTA World Conference and the PTR World Symposium.  He is a 3-time National USPTA Top Ten winner of Continuing Education.  He has been inducted into the Missouri Valley Tennis Hall of Fame and the USPTA Missouri Valley Hall of Fame.