Roger Mark has been coaching tennis for 42 plus years, attaining the highest field rating of Pro 1 in the USPTA and Professional Status in the USPTR. Roger finished 2008 as the #1 ranked doubles player in the 45’s division.
Roger founded Avanti Sports at Forest Crest Tennis Club in 1984. He was the assistant coach of the University of Washington’s Men’s team in 1991, and the Women’s team from 1991 to 1997. His tenure was highlighted in 1997 with the Women’s team earning its first NCAA Tournament berth.
While at Forest Crest, Roger’s junior students won 10 State Championships. He has coached more than 30 juniors to play at the collegiate level.
Roger continues to coach many USTA adult teams and has sent multiple teams to the Sweet 16 National Tournament. Roger coaches 10 USTA teams, seeing over 150 players on a weekly basis. In 2008, Avanti teams captured national titles at the Men’s 4.0 and Women’s 3.0 levels. The Avanti teams have continued their national success, winning another 4.0 Men’s Championship in 2011 and the W’s 3.5 Championship in 2012.