Mark Taylor has been actively
involved in the tennis community from a young age, beginning with his
competitive career which grew into coaching.
As a player, Mark participated in many
tournaments at the local NCTA level in Ottawa as well as in provincial OTA and
FTQ tournaments at the junior and open levels. In addition, he played in
Circuit Canada Series and ITF Futures tournaments. He also played in many
pro-am charity tournaments in the Toronto area, as well as, in an exhibition
match with Denis Shapovalov in 2017.
Mark is a member of the Tennis Professionals
Association and a certified Tennis Coach through Tennis Canada. His love of the
game drives him to obtain higher coaching certifications and to learn new
skills and techniques which he can apply to his coaching. Through Tennis Canada,
Mark earned his: Tennis Instructors ‘Certification in 2007, Club Professional 1
in 2007 and his Coach 2 Certification in 2011. In order to advance his coaching
skills Mark has traveled to work courtside with highly advanced Tennis Coaches,
including Bob Brett, coach to grand slam champions such as; Boris Becker, Goran Ivanišević, and Marin Čilić at
the Bob Brett Tennis Academy in San Remo, Italy.
Mark has built a career coaching juniors'
through adults from beginner to elite levels. He is experienced with running
successful tennis programs and has coached junior
players in the National Tour Program.
Mark has an impressive coaching and teaching history, most recently at ORC (Ontario Racquets Club) and the Granite Club.
As our new Head Tennis Professional, Mark will be
running our junior and adult programs, he will also be taking private lessons!
Mark lives locally with his wife Suzanne, his two-year-old son Noah and is
expecting his second child this summer.