Scott Irwin lajolla high school

Scott Irwin

  • Graduation Year

A native of Hollywood, California, Scott was an active and successful player on
the US National junior circuit and graduated from La Jolla High School in 1975,
where he went undefeated in both singles and doubles during the regular
season and state championships on the 1975 California Interscholastic
Federation Championship (CIF) team, winning the CIF state doubles title that
year with partner John Stout. Scott attended the University of Cincinnati from
1975−1977 and the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Honolulu from 1977−1979 on full athletic tennis scholarships. He was named Most Inspirational
team member as a senior in 1978-1979 and then served as the Assistant
Varsity Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at UH for the 1979-1980 season.
Even today, Scott holds one of the highest victory percentages in UH school
tennis history.

During and following college, Scott participated on the professional tennis
circuit, competing in ATP and satellite events in eighteen countries, winning
one singles and two doubles titles. As his playing career wound down, Scott
began directing tennis programs and eventually managing club operations at
country clubs, resorts and racquet clubs in the Southeast US, California, New
York, Michigan, Florida and Canada. Scott is a well recognized hospitality and
sports operations consultant and is a partner in several sports and hospitality
management and consulting firms.

Scott is a member of the Club Managers Association of America, the United
States Professional Tennis Association and the International Food Service
Executives Association. He is a Life member of the United States Tennis
Association, has held a Community Association Manager license with the State
of Florida and holds numerous additional licenses and certifications within
the food service, recreation and hospitality industry.

He was honored to be the recipient of the USPTA Club Manager of the Year
Award for the nine Southeastern US states in 2002. In November of 2003, Scott
was awarded his Certified Club Manager designation by the Club Managers
Assn. of America, joining a select group of club managers throughout the
world who hold this hallmark designation. In addition, in 2004 Scott was the
first USPTA member and club manager in the United States to obtain not only
the CCM but the prestigious Master Certified Food Executive designation as