About Mark Harrison
Mark Harrison is a professional tennis player and coach. He has competed in national and international events.
Mark Is currently the Director of Tennis at The Bridge, in Bridgehampton New York. He previously held the position of Head Tennis professional at The East Hampton Tennis Club. He is the Head Coach at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne Florida. He established the Harrison Tennis Academy in 1993. He also coaches at his home in Melbourne.
Harrison is an active member of the USTA, USPTA, and a member of the prestigious International Tennis Club of The United States.
Mark has won 17 USTA National Championships, including the USTA National Grass Court Championships at The Meadow Club in Southampton New York, 2014 and 2016 USPTA Delray International,2017 USPTA national doubles title at the International Hall of Fame in Newport Rhode Island and the USTA National Public Parks tournament competing and winning two matches on Arthur Ash Stadium.
Mark was recently inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame which honors people from Brevard County, FL who have accomplished highly significant achievements in sports.
Mark has also won the USPTA National Player of the Year (2004), the South Florida Championship (1991) and the All American Award (Palm Beach State College, 1987), among other awards ad accolades. He has played in international competitions representing the United States in the Avory Cup in the United Kingdom and the Amigos Cup in Mexico.
In addition to his extensive competitive career, Mark has played numerous exhibitions with well known players such as Mikael Pernfors, Luke Jensen, Roscoe Tanner, Tom Gullikson and Vitas Gerulaitis. He also helped Rod Laver raise over $88,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Mark has coordinated and directed events at The Bridge for Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, Royal Bank of Scotland for the Marin Cilic Foundation and Deutsche Bank.
Teaching and Training
Mark received his early training from Ian Crookenden, Gus Palafox , Mike Dickens, Norman Holmes, The Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and Schlomo Glickstein at Ramat Hasharon Tennis Center in Tel Aviv, Israel.
MarK has over 30 years coaching experience. He has directed the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy boys and girls teams since 2007.
He uses his knowledge to teach players of all ages and skill levels, in both private and group settings, stressing the fundamentals of stroke production, strategy, conditioning, mental toughness, and sportsmanship. Some noted students of Harrison’s programs include Lauren Kalvaria, Yasmin Schnack, Vladimir Obradovic, and Maria Sanchez