James Kneussl joins The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe as Head Tennis Professional


JamesKneusslDowntown San Diego resident James Kneussl has joined The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe as its new Head Tennis Professional. Kneussl will oversee tennis instruction and programming at The Bridges’ $5 million Tennis & Recreation Centre, a 5-acre facility serving club members, their children and grandchildren.

A USPTA Certified Elite Pro, Kneussl comes to The Bridges from Rancho Valencia Resort, where he served as the Assistant Director of Programming and Instruction for West Coach Tennis Academy. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Director of Tennis at River Falls Swim and Tennis Club in Potomac, Maryland. Born in Baltimore, he started his career teaching tennis while attending Eton University and the University of Maryland, where he earned degrees in international business and foreign languages.

“Kneussl is a familiar face in Rancho Santa Fe and is well known for his ability to energize his students, whether they are beginners or high level competitors,” said Sean McCune, general manager at The Bridges. “As we prepare for our 2014 Bridges Summer Camp season, we are looking to Kneussl to get more children and grandchildren involved our tennis program.”

The Bridges’ Tennis & Recreation Centre includes five illuminated courts, including a “center court” with stadium seating for exhibition play. The Tuscan-style building features a series of indoor-outdoor rooms, patios, and a restaurant providing full meal service from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The family-friendly complex also includes a separate oyster shell bocce court as well as full-court basketball, volleyball, and outdoor handball. A large grass park and full playground facilities provide additional space for unstructured play, and a contiguous fenced dog park offers grass, fresh water and seating. These diverse elements for both passive and active recreation help promote a true sense of community for Bridges club members.

For membership information at The Bridges, contact Carly Hyslop at 858-756-8077. Real estate inquiries should be directed to Bob Jackson at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe Sales Company, 858-756-8700.