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.
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"
Watch this video to learn more about the exciting new product that Mark has co-created to help tennis players facilitate improvement.
Mark was fortunate enough to have a popular British newspaper write an article on his time in America and his coaching career so far. Click on the link below to read the full article in the 'Henley Standard'.
Mark Gellard in the Henley Standard
Joey Frank has confirmed that he will be attending Dickinson College this fall as part of their prestigious tennis program. Joey has been working with mark for several years and has continued to improve his tennis through hard work, perseverance and dedication. Mark said 'It is great for Joey to have an opportunity to attend such a well renowned school and be able to combine his tennis endeavors with his academics. Working with Joey was immensely satisfying and I am sure he will be a great addition to the team'.
Good Luck Joey!
Mark Gellard is proud to announce that he is now able to offer a revolutionary new service that allows you to compare your strokes with those of the best players in the World.
Below you can watch a video or Mark discussing the importance of tennis coaches being familiar with the necessary strength and conditioning needed to compete at all levels of the game. One of the certifications considered within the industry as the 'gold standard' is the NSCA-CSCS which provides in depth analysis on all areas of an athlete's life including; Nutrition, Periodization, Aerobic and Anaerobic conditioning, Scheduling, Plyometircs, Weight lifting and psychology.
Tennis has become a more physical sport in the last decade and the importance of not only being a good ball striker but becoming a better athlete has become key. Many tennis players, whether recreational or professional, neglect the importance of finding a tennis specific fitness program that will allow for the greatest benefits. Currently professional players such as Novak Djokovic and Samantha Stosur are 'raising the bar' in terms of the physical attributes required to thrive at the elite levels of the game, and there hard work on and off the court has allowed the game to evolve in to the exciting and dynamic game that it has become.
Listen to WTA player Melinda Czink talking about the advantages of being a left handed player.
Melinda Czink recorded one of the biggest wins of her career by beating A.Yakimova at Wimbledon to reach the 3rd round and earn the opportunity to play either Peng Shaui or Elena Baltacha.