Before he became the new general manager of the nearly 100-year-old Los Angeles Tennis Club in Hancock Park, Layosh Tosh served for four years as the Larchmont Yacht Club in Larchmont New York, possibly the namesake of our own Larchmont. (The origin of the name is not know for certain but it was quite likely inspired by Larchmont, NY.)
Like many New Yorkers, Toth left the cold weather and moved to Santa Barbara, where he most recently served as the general manager of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Toth, a native of Budapest, Hungary, trained in the hospitality business in Hungary and Austria before moving to the US in 1989. He also spent seven years as the GM at Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami, Florida. In addition, he served as general manager of several golf clubs including, the Mount Pleasant Country Club and Arnold Palmer Golf Management.
Toth brings his extensive management expertise to the Los Angeles Tennis Club as it prepares to celebrate its centennial in October, 2020.
“My job is to make the club a comfortable place for the members and provide expertise and assistance to the board so we can be relevant for the next 100 years,” Toth told the Buzz when we met during his fourth week on the job.
There are currently 425 regular members at the Club, with a dozen or so more in the pipeline, which is very good for the organization, explained Toth. He said he hopes to make sure LATC has the resources to invest in the historic clubhouse and facilities, to enhance the member’s experience and honor the club’s historic role as the birthplace of tennis in Southern California.
“This is a relationship business and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my expertise to the table, to earn the trust of the employees and the members,” said Toth. “I love a challenge and I am looking forward to staying here for a long time.”