Meet The Team
General Manager, Director of Tennis
Mike Van Zutphen
Mike has over 30 years experience coaching Tour Pros, Collegiate players, Juniors and adult tennis players of all levels. Mike is 1 of 135 that has earned the title of Master Professional form the USPTA, the highest professional rating within the tennis profession, he is the recipient of many distinguished awards and is an inductee into the Tennis Teachers Hall of Fame. Competing as a tour professional and coaching professionals that played and Won at Wimbledon (Wesley Whitehouse) was an exciting experience, but Mike is most passionate about sharing the game of tennis with the next generation and all others who want to learn the game of tennis. His philosophy is that tennis is a lifetime of learning, playing and having fun. Mike is honored to serve the needs of La Jolla Tennis Club and grateful to be a part of the clubs tennis family. Awards 2015 California USPTA Professional of the Year Certified USPTA Master Professional – One of 135 World-Wide 5 time recipient of Southwest Pro of the Year Award 2 time recipient of the National USTA Community Service Award 2 time Southwest Coach of the Year 2019 Inductee USTA Hall of Fame 2017 Industry Excellence Award USPTA 2007 Champion of Tennis Award (Member of the Year USPTA) Twenty Years Southwest USPTA Tester of the Year
Originally from Chicago, Bob has worked in San Diego as a Stock Broker and has been a member of LJTC since 1979. As a past President of The Board, he is a great addition to our staff team bringing years of club history to the job. Bob's smile and charm is infectious!
Luke, a San Diego native, graduated from LJHS in 2021. Luke is attending San Diego Mesa College where he plans to study Computer Science. Lukes smile and good sense of humor are infectious making him a pleasure to work with.
Pro Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 6 pm
The Pro Shop offers logo wear, balls, tennis items, snacks & drinks. Our staff is here to assist in your court bookings, matching you with an instructor for lessons and to answers any questions you have.
Ball Machine Rental
The ball machine is available for rent by the hour by calling the pro shop. Members can reserve directly through the online booking system. Non-members can book by calling the Pro Shop.