NJ’s largest, most complete tennis facility
- 11 Indoor and 17 Outdoor courts, impeccably maintained
- Updated lockers rooms and lounges
- Individual and group options for all levels of play
- Clinics, camps, and private instruction
- Competitive Team Play
- Host to local and regional USTA Tournaments
- Past USPTA Club of the Year
Michael J. Smookler — Club Manager & Teaching Pro
Coaching and directing tennis since 1989 and USPTA Certified since 1994, Mike is no stranger to the game. Growing up in Berkeley Heights, NJ, he found his passion for tennis on the Berkeley Heights town courts. Mike was a ranked Junior through High School and played four years of college tennis at Lyndon State College (now Northern Vermont University), where his team competed in the NAIA National Tournament three out of his four years. Mike also captained the team his senior year.
At Lyndon State College, Mike majored in Sports Management with a concentration in the Tennis Industry. He interned at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY and Sugarbush Resort, when Sugarbush was a Top 10 Tennis Destination for Adult Tennis Schools. After College, Smookler’s coaching and directing journey began.
Experience & Credentials:
- Past Manager & Camp Director-Center Court, Florham Park NJ
- USPTA Certified since 1994-Elite Professional
- USPTA Eastern Vice President/Conference Chair 2010 – Present
- USPTA New England Vice President/Conference Chair 2007-2009
- USPTA New England Pro of the Year
- USPTA New England Manager of the Year
- USPTA Eastern High School Coach of the Year
- Lyndon State College Head Men’s Tennis Coach
- Governor Livingston High School Boys and Girls Head Varsity Tennis Coach
- Director of the Guillermo Vilas Tennis Retreat
- Directed Tennis Events with former ATP Players, Mats Wilander, Tim Mayotte and Tom Gullikson
“People play tennis for many reasons. I have always enjoyed being a part of their experience whether it’s coaching them on the court, hosting an event, or providing a fun, safe and healthy environment”.
Mike resides in Berkeley Heights with his wife Sandy and twin sons, Benjamin and William.
West Orange Tennis Club prides itself in providing access to the top teaching professionals in the area.
A wide variety of USPTA & USPTR certified pros are available with pro fees ranging from $40 to $100 depending on their skill, experience & teaching ability.
Please note: All tennis professionals are independent contractors and are not employees of West Orange Tennis Club.