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USPTA certification

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Mark is happy to announce that he has received the prestigious P-1 level certification from the USPTA placing him in a select group of individuals. The USPTA is the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals with more than 15,000 members worldwide.

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Melinda Qualifies


Melinda Czink defeats to qualify for the main draw of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships. The tournament is in its 126th year and will begin this coming Monday the 25th of June where defending champions Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova will be looking to defend their titles from last year. Melinda will begin her quest for glory on Tuesday against Johanna Larsson of Sweden so keep checking back to to to find out more about our pre-match preparation!


Junior Fed-Cup announcement

DSCN2801I am very grateful and priviledged  to announce that I  have been selected as the Junior Fed-Cup coach for Austria. The team and I will be leaving for Ankara, Turkey on the 26th of July, from Vienna airport. The tournament will be played as a knock-out format and the competition will be played over a 3 day period, with the other teams being; Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Croatia and Latvia.

Junior FED-CUP

DSCN2574The Austrian Junior Fed-Cup team finished third in Turkey after beating Croatia on the final day of the competition. After a long week of practice and match-play the Austrian tennis team represented by Christine Kandler, Denise Maxl and Anna-Mari Heil fought hard against a strong Croatian team, to end the tournament finishing third behind Germany and the Czech Republic. On day 1 Austria were given a tough first round test against Slovenia, but strong play from Christine Kandler in the #1 singles position and from Denise Maxl at the #2 position gave them an unassailable lead heading in to the doubles. Anna-Maria Heil and Denise Maxl teamed up to win a tough three set doubles match to finish the day, and win 3-0 against the Slovenians.

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Kerimbayeva reaches final in mexico

Kamila Kerimbayeva (KAZ) advanced to the finals of the G4 ITF in Monterrey, Mexico this week before succumbing to Mexican Camila Fuentes 6-1, 7-5. Kamila will now see her junior ranking reach a career high and will be hoping to go one round further this coming week in Saint Augustine.



Good Luck Kamila!

Khairudinova wins ITF $10,000


Zalina Khairudinova captured her first ITF pro circuit title today as she beat Anna Morgina 5-7, 6-4, 7-5. The match was played in temperatures exceeding 40 degrees and lasted just under 3 hours at the Jolie Ville Hotel and Resort in Egypt. Khairudinova will now see her ranking improve several hundred spots in singles and collected the runners up trophy in the doubles event partnering fellow countrywoman Kamila Kerimbayeva.

Click the read more link below to see the T.V. interview with Zalina after the match.

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Grass court success


Mark has rejoined team 'Czink' for the European grass court season and their work has already yielded immediate results. On a cloudy day in Birmingham Melinda Czink downed world number 24 Daniela Hantuchova in straight sets 7-5, 7-6 to earn a spot in the last 16 of the prestigious Aegon Classic.

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Working with Kazakhstan

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Mark is delighted to announce that he has agreed to terms with the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation. Kazakhstan is a rapidly growing tennis nation and they have entrusted Mark to work with and develop some of their top junior tennis players. Mark is excited and honored about the opportunity to assist the Kazakhs with their quest for national tennis success.

"I am proud and honored to be able to represent such a great tennis nation and I look forward to developing a long term relationship with Kazakhstan"

Mark Gellard

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