Director of Tennis
Jake Matthews works to make tennis accessible to each and every member at El Gancho Fitness, Swim & Racquet Club. He wants everyone to feel comfortable and welcome on the courts while ensuring that the club offers only the highest levels of instruction and tennis programs for juniors and adults of all levels. Jake grew up in Santa Fe and played #1 singles and doubles for St. Michael’s High School. He made the New Mexico State High School tournament for four consecutive years and won the Individual Singles title as a senior. Jake also competed in the USTA Southwest Section and achieved consistent top 15 rankings in all age divisions. Following a successful junior tennis career, he chose to attend DIII tennis powerhouse Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. During his four years, Jake helped Kenyon achieve a #2 National Ranking. He has been a tennis professional at El Gancho Fitness, Swim and Racquet Club since 2008 and was named Director in 2014. Jake is a member of the Northern New Mexico Tennis Association Board. In 2016 Jake received the USPTA Under 30 Award for the Southwest Section.
- United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Certified Tennis Professional