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Mark M.

Falls Church, VA (4 locations)

24 Completed Lessons |
5 Reviews
  • USPTA Certified
  • PTR Certified
  • Years Teaching: 25
  • Years Playing: 30
  • Levels Taught:
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches:
  • Seniors, Adults, Juniors, Kids
Lessons Starting at $94/hr
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About Me

My name is Coach Mark; I started playing tennis when I was 9 years old. I attended Bishop O’Connell High School were I was a four-time State Catholic Champion. I was also inducted into the Bishop O’Connell Athletic Hall of Fame. I was the Winter MATA Champion and had a top ranking in the 18 and unders. I had numerous scholarships to universities and selected James Madison University. I played no. 1 singles and doubles for 4 straight years. I was ranked in the top 50 in the United States for men’s amateur. I taught for Peter Burwash and at the University of West Virginia. I have been teaching high school students and friends.

I am with juniors, beginners or advanced players looking to fine tune their game. I am open for flexible and creative times and locations.

Teaching Style

If I am teaching an individual I will tailor the session based upon the level of experience of the student. I am comfortable working with beginners teaching proper foot work, request grip(s) and fundamental stroking. For intermediate and advanced students it will depend upon the individual, their skill level and what they desire to get out of the lesson. I’m comfortable and enjoy teaching match strategy. I feel comfortable saying there are few instructors who have as much experience as I have.

Teaching Locations = Travel Radius = Preferred Court

= Travel Radius = Preferred Court
  • Jeb Stuart High School
  • 3301 Peace Valley Lane
  • Falls Church, VA 22044
  • Falls Church Rec. Center
  • 223 Little Falls St.
  • Falls Church, VA 22046
  • Falls Church Community Center
  • 223 Little Falls Street
  • Falls Church, VA 22046
  • Falls Church Community Center
  • 315 West Columbia Street
  • Falls Church, VA 22046
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Student Feedback

Mark's soft spoken yet instructive approach helped my son learn at a fast pace. Mark is patient, knowledgeable, and responsive to scheduling. He is also very timely in attending sessions and spends the lesson time in the best way. This all made the experience memorable.

Guy T. - July 12, 2015

We are very happy with Coach Mark. He is very enthusiastic about tennis. I can see improvements in my daugter's game after just a few sessions. We would definitely recommend Coach Mark to anyone!

R Ashad - April 6, 2017

Mark has been an amazing coach during last few months. I am a beginner and he has been very patient and practical. Also Mark always makes sure to encourage me during sessions. I like training with him and will continue to do

Pauyan G. - April 6, 2017

Coach Mark is by far the best tennis coach I have ever had. He is patient and I have seen much improvement in only the first 2 lessons. I would highly recommend him

Eric W. - April 6, 2017

Mark is great to work with. He gives clear, concise tips on how to improve your strokes. He pairs his instructions with lots of encouragement. I would recommend him to anyone looking for private coaching!

Marlyn G. - April 6, 2017

learning. Most importantly, his enthusiasm for teaching makes lessons fun! So far I had six lessons with Mark. Thanks to him, my shots became stronger and my serves have improved tremendously. Mark cares about students and their

Kaitln W. - April 6, 2017

I had so much fun and learning after one session with Coach Mark! He is an excellent coach, within a few minutes, I already learned so many new things and number of flaws in a way how I was not being disciplined enough to get ready to hit the ball. Now that every time when I am about to swing at the ball, I always remember what coach Mark said to me, I then hit the ball much more cleaner. I would recommend Coach Mark to anyone.

Thuan G. - April 6, 2017

Coach Mark is an awesome teacher. He breaks down technique from the moment you start but then shows you how to build from the base up. His passion for tennis is evident, and he truly loves providing tutelage

Kevin W. - April 6, 2017

I just had my first lesson and I was fascinated by how much I have improved just with one lesson! Coach Mark is very patient, encouraging and enthusiastic about teaching. He systematic approach to tennis techniques make it easy for me to follow through and actually see improvements. He showed me the techniques to do a top spin forehand and backhand which are amazingly achievable. I highly recommend Coach Mark for tennis lessons!

Hanha F. - April 6, 2017

I've been taking lessons with Mark for around 1 month. I only have good things to say about him. Mark is super friendly, upbeat, has an obvious passion for tennis and also for teaching. Mark has years of experience teaching and has also played the game at the highest level, There are a lot of "tennis pros" out there who will try toconvey what it takes to hit a good ball without ever having hit one themselves—Mark is not one of those guys.In the short time that I've trained with him, I have seen improvements in my game; I've learned that it is worth spending a little money to enjoy the game more by playing closer to my potential.Mark is fun and energetic. He doesn't only teach tennis but he spreads his love for it upon you and that's what's attractive about taking his lessons. Five star coach – Looking forward to a long term tennis arrangement and friendship. G. Johnson

Gordon J. - April 6, 2017

Mark is great to work with. He gives clear, concise tips on how to improve your strokes. He pairs his instructions with lots of encouragement. I would recommend him to anyone looking for private coaching!

Marlyn G. - April 6, 2017

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