Mark began playing tennis in high school when he convinced the principal to start a tennis team. He continued playing at UT Martin and Tennessee Tech where he was captain of the Men’s Varsity. He has taught locally at Ridgeway Country Club, Tunica National, and Memphis Sports Academy. His high school teams have won a state championship and two runners-up. He is a certified U.S. Professional Tennis Association member, and is thrilled to pass on his love for the game. Mark was named Commercial Appeal's "Best of Preps Boys Varsity Tennis Coach."