The Info List - Robert Van't Hof

Robert Van't Hof (born April 10, 1959 in Lynwood, California) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He won the 1977 USTA Boys 18 Doubles and the 1980 NCAA Singles Title. For three years, Robert was the #1 tennis player and an All American at the University of Southern California, when he won the NCAA Singles Title in 1980. He played two years for George Toley, who recruited him, and then one year for Dick Leach. Turning professional in 1980, Van't Hof won his first top-level singles title in 1981 at Taipei
and his second in 1989 in Seoul. His best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came in 1983 at Wimbledon, where he reached the fourth round and ended the year ranked No.25. Van't Hof won the two top-level singles titles and six tour doubles titles, including the Pacific Southwest with Scott Davis in 1985 as an unseeded team, and the 1990 SAP Open
SAP Open
with Kelly Jones. His career-high rankings were World No. 25 in singles (in 1983), and World No. 20 in doubles (in 1986). He retired from the professional tour in 1990. He has a younger brother, Erik Van't Hof, that also played professional tennis. Since retiring as a player, Van't Hof has worked as a tennis coach with high-profile players Todd Martin
Todd Martin
and Lindsay Davenport, when she won three Grand Slam singles titles. He also coached Coco Vandeweghe. Van't Hof's son, Kaes Van't Hof, played collegiate tennis at the University of Southern California, won the NCAA Doubles Title in May 2008, and played on the ATP Tour and World Team Tennis
for the Newport Beach Breakers.[citation needed] For the last 25 years, Robert has been the Director of Tennis
at the Palisades Tennis
Club in Newport Beach, California.[1] Doubles titles (6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final

Runner-up 1. 1981 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Larry Stefanki Heinz Günthardt Balázs Taróczy 6–3, 2–6, 1–6

Runner-up 2. 1982 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Larry Stefanki Andrew Jarrett Jonathan Smith 5–7, 6–7

Winner 1. 1982 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Larry Stefanki Fred McNair Tim Wilkison 6–3, 7–6

Winner 2. 1984 Bristol, England Grass Larry Stefanki John Alexander John Fitzgerald 6–4, 5–7, 9–7

Winner 3. 1985 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Scott Davis Paul Annacone Christo van Rensburg 6–3, 7–6

Winner 4. 1986 Atlanta, U.S. Carpet Andy Kohlberg Christo Steyn Danie Visser 6–2, 6–3

Winner 5. 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Kelly Jones Gilad Bloom Paul Haarhuis 7–6, 6–0

Winner 6. 1990 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Kelly Jones Glenn Layendecker Richey Reneberg 2–6, 7–6, 6–3

Runner-up 3. 1991 Hong Kong Hard Glenn Michibata Patrick Galbraith Todd Witsken 2–6, 4–6


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External links[edit]

Robert Van't Hof at the Association of Tennis


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