Jorge CapestanyManager of DeWitt Tennis Center
Jorge Capestany is the manager of the Dewitt Tennis Center and founder of the Hope College Summer Tennis Academy. Jorge is a USPTA Master Professional and PTR International Professional. He is one of 10 people worldwide who has earned the Master Professional distinction with both the PTR and the USPTA.
- B.A., marketing, Grand Valley State University
- USTA Sports Science certification
Jorge’s programs have developed more than 180 High School State Tennis Champions in Michigan. Jorge has been the personal coach to many nationally ranked juniors in the U.S., including three national champions. His personal students have earned college scholarships totaling several million dollars.
Awards and recognition
- Six-time Michigan Pro of the Year and two-time Midwest Pro of the Year
- Member of the USPTA Midwest Hall of Fame
- TIA/PTR Commitment to the Industry Award for long-time work in the tennis industry (2015)
- 2015 Cap Leighton Award from the Midwest Section of the USTA
Why I love Hope
Jorge loves Hope because of its tight-knit community and because its commitment to athletics is one of the strongest in the country. At the Dewitt Tennis Center, the staff is free to repurpose competitive tennis as a means to build character, not just win matches.
Outside the college
Jorge is an internationally recognized speaker who frequently presents at the most prestigious national and international tennis conferences, including the PTR International Tennis Symposium, the USPTA World Conference on Tennis, the USTA’s Tennis Teachers Conference at the U.S. Open, the PTR Asia Tennis Symposium, the ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference, the Norwegian Tennis Conference, and many regional and national conferences around the U.S.
He is also a member of the USTA National Tennis Center Professional Advisory Staff and is a certified Mental Toughness Specialist through the Human Performance Institute.