Talking about College tennis with Marc Booras

If you want to learn more about college tennis in the USA.  This interview is for you.
Mark Booras was named head coach for Tulane men’s tennis in 2008 and tasked with rebuilding a program that was discontinued for four years as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Since then, Booras has orchestrated the program’s improbable return to national prominence as a top-25 team in the country.
Booras’ leadership has produced an active streak of five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, one ITA National Team Indoor Championship appearance, an ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship singles champion, four ITA All-Americans in singles and 19 all-conference selections, including 13 in singles and six different doubles tandems. He has over 150 career wins and coached Dominik Koepfer to number 1 in college tennis.

On the national level, Booras currently serves as Associate Vice Chair of the ITA Division I Operating Committee. Most recently, he was selected as coach of the United States Tennis Association’s 2021 Summer Collegiate National Team.

It is always interesting to hear how successful coaches started their coaching career. Mark explains how he got into coaching and remembers many coaches that influenced him. He also talks about coaching as a means of teaching his players all the things that he wishes some had been able to explain to him with as a player.

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