Robert Van't Hof

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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.

For three years, Robert was the #1 tennis player and an All American at the University of Southern California. 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.

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 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.

Since retiring as a player, Van't Hof has worked as a Tennis Coach with high-profile players Todd Martin and Lindsay Davenport, when she won 3 Grand Slam Singles Titles. He currently is coaching Coco Vandeweghe.[citation needed]

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, CA.[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 United States Larry Stefanki Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1982 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Larry Stefanki United Kingdom Andrew Jarrett
United Kingdom Jonathan Smith
5–7, 6–7
Winner 1. 1982 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States Larry Stefanki United States Fred McNair
United States Tim Wilkison
6–3, 7–6
Winner 2. 1984 Bristol, England Grass United States Larry Stefanki Australia John Alexander
Australia John Fitzgerald
6–4, 5–7, 9–7
Winner 3. 1985 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Scott Davis United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6
Winner 4. 1986 Atlanta, U.S. Carpet United States Andy Kohlberg South Africa Christo Steyn
South Africa Danie Visser
6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 1990 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Kelly Jones Israel Gilad Bloom
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–0
Winner 6. 1990 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Kelly Jones United States Glenn Layendecker
United States Richey Reneberg
2–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1991 Hong Kong Hard Canada Glenn Michibata United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Todd Witsken
2–6, 4–6


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