Certifications – USPTA Master Professional & PTR International Professional. Jorge is one of only ten people worldwide that has earned the Master Professional distinction with both the PTR and the USPTA. Jorge is also a certified Mental Toughness Specialist through the Human Performance Institute based on the life work of the legendary Dr. Jim Loehr. Jorge also holds a USTA Sports Science certification as well.
Honors – Jorge is a 6 time Michigan Pro of the Year and 2 time Midwest Pro of the Year. Jorge is also a member of the USPTA Midwest Hall of Fame. Jorge has been the recipient of many national level awards as a teaching professional and volunteer. In 2015, Jorge was awarded the TIA/PTR Commitment to the Industry Award for his longtime work in the tennis industry. In Sept of 2015, Jorge was named the recipient of the 2015 Alex Gordon USPTA Professional of the Year award which he received in New Orleans.
Service to Tennis – Jorge has served as the President of the West Michigan USTA District, the President of the USPTA Midwest Division, the Chair of the PTR National Education Committee, and the USTA National 10 & Under Committee. Jorge was also one of the original speakers for the Cardio Tennis team that traveled the US delivering workshops and training other professionals in Cardio Tennis. Jorge continues to serve as a USTA Faculty member conducting workshops all over the US for other coaches. Jorge is also a member of the Wilson Premiere Speakers Team and speaks all of the country on behalf of Wilson Tennis. Jorge also serves as a consultant to many clubs in the tennis industry.
As an Entrepreneur – Jorge is the founder of Capestany Tennis Inc. which runs tennis websites for players and coaches. His coach’s website – www.TennisDrills.tv – has had thousands of subscribers in more than 65 countries worldwide and features more than 1,000 videos of tennis drills that can be viewed online and also printed off in diagram form. His website for tennis players – www.JorgeCapestany.com – features free video lessons for players of all levels as well as a FREE Mental Toughness Video Course and eBook. Jorge was the founder (and later sold) the Tennis T-shirt company Havana Bobs Tennis Shirts which still serves thousands of tennis clubs in the industry. Both of Jorge’s tennis websites can be found at CapestanyTennis.com.
As an Author – Jorge has been published in several industry publications and in 1998 he authored his first booklet titled “Tennis Strategy” His second book – “Mental Toughness – workbook for Tennis” is now available only as an eBook and can be accessed for free as part of Jorge’s FREE Mental Toughness Video Course on this website or by clicking HERE. Jorge’s third book was a collaboration between the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Triumph Books titled – The International Book of Tennis Drills.
As a Personal Coach – Jorge’s programs have developed more than 180 HS State Tennis Champions in Michigan. Jorge has been the personal coach to many nationally ranked juniors in the US including three national champions (Gold Ball winners). Jorge’s personal students have earned College Scholarships totaling in the multi-millions in value.
As a Speaker – Jorge is one of the most sought-after speakers in the tennis world. He is an internationally recognized speaker that 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 US Open in New York, the PTR Asia Tennis Symposium in Shanghai China, and the ITF worldwide coaches conference in Cancun Mexico, the Norwegian Tennis Conference in Oslo, Norway, the Tennis Canada coaches road tour throughout Canada, the PTR Wimbledon coaches conference in London, and many regional and national conferences around the US. Jorge is also a member of the “USTA National Tennis Center Professional Advisory Staff” at the US Open.
As a PTM Director – Jorge is the first director of the Hope College Professional Pennis Management (PTM) program. He is responsible for the creation of the PTM curriculum and teaching the tennis related classes. PTM programs allow college students to study tennis and get a regular college degree. At Hope College, the major is exercise science and PTM students will graduate as certified teaching professionals prepared for a job in the tennis industry. You can learn more about the Hope College PCM program at www.hope.edu/ptm.
On the Tennis Channel – Jorge was the featured tennis professional on three separate instructional shows on the Tennis Channel. These were all a part of the OnCourt with USPTA show series.