Calle Hanssen, Director of Tennis

Calle was born in Sweden where he began his pursuit of tennis at a very young age. He excelled as a junior to rank in the Top 3 in Sweden during his junior career. After graduating from Tretorn Tennis Academy, he was then recruited by Pepperdine University and led the team as a two-time All-American in 2003 and 2004. As team captain during his time at Pepperdine, he also achieved two individual and one team Elite Eight runs at the NCAA Championships. The Pepperdine team also won four West Coast Conference Championships and Calle received WCC Player of the Year in 2003. After College, Calle pursued becoming a professional tennis player on the Future and Challenger Circuit with a career high of 532 in the world.

He decided to settle down after a few years traveling around the world on tour and was offered the position as Head Pro at Westlake Athletic Club in 2006. After a few years of growing with the club, Calle became the Director of Tennis in 2010. He managed the adult programs of the 700+ member club, directed local and national tournaments, provided lessons, clinics, social events and camps. He has coached and mentored players from all backgrounds and skill levels throughout his career at Westlake.

Calle moved to Oregon with his wife Rosy and their children Alice and Henry in 2018 to be closer to his wife’s family. Calle has helped local players In Eugene as well as served as volunteer assistant coach for the University of Oregon men’s tennis team 2018/2019 season and coach of the South Eugene High School boy’s tennis team. He was the Director of Tennis at Umpqua Valley Tennis Center before taking on the role as the Director of Tennis here at ESTC. He is thrilled to be part of the ESTC family and is looking forward to the opportunity to help grow ESTC programs. Calle loves sharing the joy of tennis, both on and off the court. He will give lessons and work with players of all ages.