May 8, 2019
We are pleased to announce Michael Marotta as the new Missouri Tennis Service Representative. Michael is a recent graduate of the Professional Tennis Management program at Methodist University and has his Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management and Recreation. As the Tennis Service Representative, Michael will be working to increase participation in tennis by promoting, developing and servicing tennis programs through establishing strong relationships with the local delivery system. Michael will reside in Joplin, Missouri. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We took a little time to get know Michael through the questions below:
What did you do before accepting the position of USTA Missouri TSR?
Prior to becoming the Missouri TSR I was the Assistant Coach for Women's Tennis at Methodist University and a Tennis Professional at Club at Sunset in Holly Springs, North Carolina.ADVERTISEMENT
How did your PTM degree prepare you for this job?
The PTM program has prepared name for a role as a TSR by giving me insight in the tennis industry today. I have knowledge and experience in what many tennis providers execute on a daily basis. I know what it takes to teach tennis, string racquets, run tournaments, etc.
How did you get interested in tennis?
I was first interested in tennis on a spring break vacation in South Carolina. A friend of mine asked me to play and I was hooked!
What is your favorite tennis memory?
My favorite tennis memory would be visiting the US Open for the first time with my high school team. Being that close to the top players in the world was remarkable. It's an unreal experience that I encourage everyone to witness at some time in their lives.
Who is your favorite tennis player and why?
My favorite tennis player is John Isner. He's a classy guy that has a big serve!
What’s one goal you have as the USTA Missouri TSR?
One of my goals as the Missouri TSR is to make tennis more accessible across the state. Tennis is a healthy outlet for the mind and body that can benefit all.
How many court surfaces have you played on?
I've played on three tennis court surfaces; Hard, Har-Tru, and Clay.
What’s a little known fact about you?
Fun fact: I've placed 2nd in a New York state bowling tournament.
What’s one thing in your tennis bag that might surprise us?
A notepad. I use it to journal my matches and reflect on my mental game and shot execution.