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Meet the Full Time Staff

Jorge Capestany - Manager
USPTA Master Professional
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PTR International Master Professional

Jorge is one of only ten people world-wide that is a Master Professional with the USPTA and an International Master Professional with the PTR. Jorge is a 6-time Michigan Pro of the Year a 2-time Midwest Pro of the Year. Jorge has coached hundreds of ranked juniors including 3 national champions. In Jorge's career, his programs have developed more than 185 HS State Champions in Michigan. Jorge is an internationally recognized speaker and author. Jorge was inducted into the USPTA Midwest division Hall of Fame in 2012. To learn or about Jorge go HERE.

 

Nate Price - Director of Tennis
USPTA Professional, PTR Professional

Nate has been teaching in Holland and Grand Rapids for since 2002. He has often been ranked highly as a player, including a top 20 national (NAIA) collegiate ranking in both singles and doubles. Nate has also been ranked in the top 10 in the Midwest section in the Men's Open division. Nate works with many juniors that have rankings as well as players that have gone on to play for nationally ranked collegiate teams. Nate was on the staff of the West Michigan Tennis Academy in the summer of 2003.

 

Bob Cawood - Head Tennis Professional.

Bob is the Head Tennis Professional at the Dewitt Tennis Center and also serves as the assistant men's and women's tennis coach for the Hope tennis teams. Bob was a standout player here at Hope College being named the MIAA league MVP in 2013. Bob played #1 singles at Hope and was named to the MIAA First Team All-Conference squad in 2010, 2012, and 2013. He also received the prestigious Allen B. Stowe Sportsmanship Award in 2012, Bob was voted Hope Men's Team Most Valuable Player (2010, 2012, and 2013). Bob also served as the Hope Men's team Captain in 2013.

 

Adam Ford, PTR Professional - Head Coach Hope Men's & Women's team.

Adam is the Head Coach for both the men's and women's tennis teams at Hope College. Adam is also a full time Tennis Pro on the staff at the Dewitt Tennis Center. Adam is a certified tennis professional with the PTR & USPTA and in 2011 was named the Michigan Pro of the Year by the PTR. Adam is an Etcheberry certified speed & agility coach and runs the Tennis Academy's Etcheberry program. Adam is also certified as a USTA high performance coach. Adam grew up in Grand Rapids and played at FHC high school and was twice a HS State Champion. Adam also received a D1 scholarship at Northern Illinois University and played in USTA National B18s championships in Kalamazoo.

 

Marti Capestany, PTR & USPTA Professional

Marti has been a cerified tennis professional since 1985. She has been a tennis pro at several clubs in the GR area and was the Director of Tennis at Cascade Hills Country Club for 15 years. Marti is a multiple winner of "Player of the Year" awards from the USTA and USPTA. She has been ranked as high as #3 in the nation by the USPTA and in the top 10 in the nation by the USTA.

 


 

Matt Bradley, PTR Professional

Matt has been a certified tennis professional since 1999. He has been a pro at the DeWitt Tennis Center since 2003. Matt played tennis for Hope College for four years where he earned First Team All-MIAA honors.

In Matt's senior year he was named the Dr. Allen Stowe Sportmanship Award winner.

 

Additional Staff: Carole Bradford, Sue Carlson, Patty Dalman, Kurt DeVette, Trish Gosselar, Sadie Jungling, Lynn Roelofs, Krissy VanDyke.


Additional Pro Staff: Donna McConnell, Kevin O'Keefe, Beth VanDyke, Chris Wilton -USPTA.