Our Tennis Pros:
 

Jorge Capestany

Manager, USPTA Master Professional & PTR Internatioal Master Professional
capestany@hope.edu

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. Jorge is an internationally recognized speaker and author. Jorge was inducted into the USPTA Midwest division Hall of Fame in 2012.


 

Nate Price

Director of Tennis, USPTA Professional, PTR Professional
price@hope.edu

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.


 

Matt Bradley

Staff Professional. PTR Professional 
bradley@hope.edu

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 Sportsmanship Award winner. Matt runs many of our clubs 10 & Under programs.



 

Mike Garland

Staff Professional
michaelgarland88@gmail.com

Mike played his HS tennis in Wisconsin where he played #1 doubles on the team. His HS team qualified for the state finals and finished in the top 5. He also played his college tennis at Hope College where he was a member of the varsity team all 4 years. He as the captain of the Hope men’s team his senior year.



 

Marti Capestany

Staff Professional.  PTR & USPTA Professional
capestanym@hope.edu

Marti has been a USPTA certified tennis professional since 1985 and a PTR certified professional over the past 10 years. Marti is a multiple winner of "Player of the Year" awards from the USTA and USPTA. She is also certified as Mental Toughness specialist through the Human Performance Institute and a certified Tennis Performance Trainer through the International Tennis Performance Association. Marti was inducted into the Coldwater (MI) HS Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.


 

Chris Wilton

Staff Professional, USPTA. Tournament Director
Chris@wmitennis.com

Chris Wilton has been a tennis professional since 1990.  He has won the USPTA Michigan Pro of the Year 2 times and been honored as the Distinguished Service Award winner for Western Michigan.  He has taught many sectional and national level players. Chris was the Director of Tennis at Norton Pines taking that club from a 4 court facility to a 9 court facility and winning Organization of the Year 2 times. Currently he is the Executive Director of the WMTA. 


 

Jay Vander Laan

Head Professional, PTR. Assistant Men's & Women's Tennis Coach
vanderlaanj@hope.edu

Jay has been teaching since 2011. He played HS tennis at Forest Hills Northern and attended Central Michigan University. Jay has held numerous Head Tennis Professional positions and is the former Head Pro at the Ritz Carleton on Grand Cayman Island. Jay holds Professional Certifications in Adult and Junior Development with the PTR.

 



Meika Ashby

Staff Professional.
ashby@hope.edu 

Meika played HS tennis at Hackett Catholic Central. She reached 3 straight state championships at number 1 singles winning the State title 2 times. Meika was a full ride scholarship athlete at Western Michigan University where she played number 1 most of her freshman year. Meika grew up in the DeWitt Tennis Center Program and was coached by Adam Ford and mentored by Jorge Capestany. Meika has won multiple sportsmanship Awards during her USTA tournament competitions.