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Mark has over 30 years’ experience coaching in clubs and tennis centres in the UK, specialising in particular in coaching starter players. He has been training coaches for the LTA and ITF for over 20 years, and has tutored more than 100 qualification courses for the LTA. More recently, Mark was a lead member of the team charged with the development and launch of the ITF Tennis…Play and Stay campaign, working with the ITF and experts from other major nations. He was heavily involved in the project to write the ITF Tennis…Play and Stay manual which has been translated into over 30 languages, and the writing of the ITF Adults Tennis Xpress programme in 2012.
Mark is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, having worked in over 80 countries around the world. He has presented in many parts of Africa, in Europe, North and South America and the Middle and Far East both in English and French. Mark presented at the ITF Worldwide Coaches Workshop in Egypt in 2011 and in Cancun, Mexico in 2013. Mark also trains tutors for Tennis Europe and has presented at numerous Tennis Europe coaches conferences and symposiums.
Mark is a Director of inspire2coach, a company which he owns and set up with co-Director Richard Marklow in 2007. The company offers coach education worldwide and runs more than 30 tennis facilities in the UK. Mark manages the company’s two Coach Education Centres, and the largest programme of Level 1 and Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications in the UK. Mark is also responsible for managing the company’s growing international relationships with key customers such as the Qatar Tennis Federation, the HVS chain of clubs in Helsinki, Finland, The Sports University of Bucharest, Romania and many other smaller projects around the world. Mark also leads the ongoing task of writing and updating new course content and material for inspire2coach CPD courses and training programmes.
Mark is a qualified LTA Level 5 coach, a qualified Coach Education Tutor and assessor, and was voted in 2016 by New Zealand coaching company CoachSeek as one of the 50 most influential coaches in the world.