Jani Tilikainen, Jr. Tennis Director

Jani has been at Lakeridge Tennis Club since 1998. He is originally from Finland, where he learned to play tennis at the age of six. Jani obtained the number one Men’s Singles and Doubles Ranking in the state of Califorinia and was voted the Norcal Player of the Year in 1998. Jani has held a world ranking on the ATP tour and has wins over players ranked in the 150 in the world. Jani is also a former number one singles and doubles player at the University of Nevada at Reno. He obtained a business degree from UNR and also served as the men’s assistant coach for two years. Jani has won the M30 USTA national singles six years in a row. Jani is the director of junior development and summer camp programs here at LTC. Jani enjoys teaching private and group lessons to all levels and abilities and has worked with many nationally and internationally ranked juniors.