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La Jolla Tennis Club
7632 Draper Avenue
858.454.4434
ljtc@sbcglobal.net

http://www.ljtc.org


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LJTC was chartered in 1923 and maintains nine city-owned courts as a public facility. The club provides the nets, wind screens, resurfacing, lights, maintenance, cleaning, and landscaping. In addition, LJTC contributes $2,000 yearly to the La Jolla High School for the additional courts needed each summer for the annual La Jolla Tennis Championships and free Junior Clinics. The LJTC free Junior Clinic is run for youth who might not otherwise find access to instruction. All juniors (18 and under) play free at the club.

The LJTC Board of Directors is responsible for running the tennis club as a non-profit service to the membership and the community of San Diego. The BOD usually meets on the first Tuesday of every other month in the pro shop at 6 PM. Check the newsletter or this ljtc.org web site for verification of meeting times. Members are always invited to attend. The minutes of all meetings are approved at the following meeting, and subsequently are available for review in the white member’s notebook located in the pro shop. Additionally, documents related to recent board activities may be made available for download below.

Any member interested in serving on the BOD may collect signatures of 10 other members and petition the BOD to run for election to the board in a December election when openings exist (see below).   All members interested in serving on or understanding the work of the BOD are invited to consult the LJTC bylaws available below or to talk to any current or past Board member.

2017 Board of Directors: Bob Brobst (President), Nevanna Sacks (Vice President), Bob Glaser (Secretary), Jay Schiller (Treasurer), Jack Allen (Director), Sandy Arami (Director), Don Dombrow (Director), Frank Pedace (Director), Ralph Temple (Director).

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Click here to download the current LJTC Bylaws.

To contact the Board by E-Mail: ljtcboard@gmail.com

Historical Timeline of Court Development at LJTC by Bob Killion, Historian

  • 1915: Courts 3, 4, & 5 donated by Helen Browning Scripps with lights on wood poles
  • 1927 – 28: Court 1 built by City of San Diego
  • 1938: Land on East side of Draper Street purchased by LJTC from Bishop’s School for $1000 & donated to S. D. City
  • 1949: Courts 7 & 8 built by City of San Diego
  • 1957 – 58: Court 2 built with funds donated by Las Patronas
  • 1964: Court 6 built with matching funds from LJTC
  • 1966: Court 9 built with matching funds from LJTC.

La Jolla Beach & Tennis club

As one of California’s most treasured beachfront resorts for more than 75 years, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a great San Diego tradition that still feels like a secret. Our landmark oceanfront resort blends the charm of the past with the best in modern-day amenities and recreation. Home to one of California’s few private beaches, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club offers the exclusive opportunity to enjoy the sand and surf without the crowds. Plus, enjoy complimentary parking and WiFi, no resort fees, 14 championship tennis courts, par-3 golf, massage services, beach activities, full-service catering, unique meeting spaces, convenient Tennis Shop and award-winning cuisine at The Marine Room – all just a few sandy steps away.

It’s time to start your own tradition.
Start yours today with the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.

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Brent Davis

Brent Davis

Prior to joining the La Jolla Tennis Club, Brent worked with a number of junior players at George Barnes Tennis Center. He also worked at Rancho Santa Fe Country Club and Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa with numerous juniors and adults.

Since 2004, Brent has been making a difference at LJTC with League Players, Juniors, and Adults wanting to fine tune their skills. That year, he was instrumental in achieving the coveted SD District Association Tournament of the Year award for LJTC.
Click here to E-Mail Brent or Call him at 619.889.8529

Player Profile:
• Winner of the University City Raquet Club 2010 Tournament taking out the number one seed in the Semifinals and the two seed in the Finals.
• 2010 Finalist of Irvine Open Singles and Doubles Winner.
• 2010 Men’s Doubles USTA Pacific Coast Championships’ Semifinals with Jeff Tarango.
• 2009 Father-Son Division Winner at the San Diego District Tennis Tournament.
• Named to First Team All-Big West Conference in Singles & Doubles while at Riverside UC.
• Honored as Top Gun/Most Valuable Player.
• Led the U. of Massachusetts Minutemen during freshman year to its best Atlantic 10 finish in school history.
• Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team.
• Honored as All-Conference Team Most Valuable Player.
• Undefeated in both Singles and Doubles in dual matches (14-0).
• One of two U. of Massachusetts Minutemen to play at ITA East Regional Championship.
• Four-year Letter Winner at the U. of SD in High School.
• Finished career undefeated – Doubles (72-0) and Singles (70-2). .
• Recipient of the USTA Sportsmanship Award.
• League Individual Champion during Senior Season.
• Named Team’s 1997 Rookie of the Year.
• Honored as the Team Most Valuable Player in 2000.

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Ty Johnson

Ty Johnson, has been teaching for at least 30 years. With many tournament wins in his background, it is difficult to narrow down his many accomplishments. One outstanding 1995 achievement was being awarded San Diego Men’s NUMBER ONE tennis player in the thirty-fives. You will appreciate his expert tennis instruction during lessons, and his pleasant personality while encouraging your best performance on the court.

Click here  to E-Mail Ty Johnson or call 858.775.5037.

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Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson
Call 760.271.0139 or E-mail dawsonstennis@gmail.com

Experience:
1991 – 1999: Tennis Professional, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
1999 – 2008: Tennis Professional, Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club
2009 – onward: Tennis Professional, La Jolla Tennis Club Accolades:
2012 – ITF World Women’s 45 Singles Champion, San Diego CA USA
2011 – USTA Women’s 40 National Hard Court Champion
2005 – San Diego District Female Player of the Year
2005 – Represented USA in the ITF World Championships, Perth, Australia
2004 – Represented USA in the ITF World Championships, Anatalya, Turkey
2004 – Ranked #1 USA Women’s 35 Singles, #4 in the world
2004 – USTA Women’s 35 National Grass Court Champion
2004 – USTA Women’s 35 National Clay Court Finalist
1989 – NCAA Western Region Senior Player of the Year
1985 – 89 – #1 Singles and Doubles player for University of San Diego
1984 – San Diego Section CIF Singles Champion, Poway High School

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Dave Bushnell

Dave Bushnell is our most recent addition to the excellent teaching staff at The La Jolla Tennis Club.
Dave enjoys teaching juniors and is eager to work with players of all ages. He especially likes to help players to improve their groundstrokes.
To arrange a lesson, Call Dave at (619) 316- 3891 or place “Lessons with Dave” in the subject line and send your E-mail to ljtc@sbcglobal.net.

Teaching Experience and Accolades:
Over Ten Years of Teaching Experience
2 time USTA National Hardcourt Singles Finalist
Ranked #1 in San Diego in Men’s Open Singles & Doubles as a younger man.
Played #1 for East Texas State University
Former #1 Ranked San Diego Player in Boys 18s

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Mark Davis

Mark Davis (858-292-8529, newtdavis@yahoo.com) is a PTR Certified Tennis Instructor with over 10 years of experience. He is also an MRT Certified Master Racquet Technician and Etcheberry Certified FItness Trainer. With his son, Brent, they won the 2009/2010 Father/Son San Diego District Tennis tournament. He has worked at the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club,  Barnes Tennis Center, Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club, and the Sheraton Hotel and Marina.

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We are a public membership club established in 1917 and chartered in 1923, with nine courts and a pro shop. We are nestled in the heart of La Jolla in San Diego, one block from the beautiful coastline of the Pacific Ocean.


Address: 7632 Draper Avenue La Jolla, California 92037

Tel: 858.454.4434
e-mail: LJTC@sbcglobal.net