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Mark Dickson (tennis)

Mark Dickson
Country  United States
Residence Sarasota, Florida
Born (1959-12-08) 8 December 1959
Tampa, Florida
Height 6'3" (190 cm)
Turned pro 1982
Retired 1988
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $686,138
Career record 1000000–0
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 32 (4 March 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1983)
French Open W (1983)
Wimbledon W (1984)
US Open W (1983)
Career record 116–117
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 23 (19 September 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1985)
French Open 3R (1985)
Wimbledon 2R (1983, 1984)
US Open QF (1983)

Mark Dickson is a former professional tennis player.

Playing college tennis at Clemson University, Dickson was selected as the 1982 ITCA Senior Player of the Year. Additionally, he was named All-American in singles in 1980, 1981 and 1982. In 1981 he was also named All-American in doubles.

As a tour pro, Dickson is best known for being a quarter-finalist in the 1983 US Open.[1] He captured two grand prix tour titles, at Houston and Toulouse.

Born in Tampa, Florida, Dickson graduated from Jesuit High School in 1978 and currently resided in Sarasota, Florida while on tour.

Mark holds these Professional Certifications: • ATP Tour Professional • USTA High Performance Coach • USPTA Professional 1 • PTR • Pat Etcheberry strength and conditioning • Sport Science Level 1 Coach • American Heart Association CPR/AED Healthcare Provider

He is a member of the ATP Tour Alumni, National Coaches Registry, a 3-time NCAA All-American and has been inducted into the Clemson University Hall of Fame.

For nearly twenty years, Mark has been sought out by tour professionals and elite juniors for his positive coaching style and ability to motivate, mentor and successfully impact a player’s game. Junior players ranked #1 in the world, #1 in the United States and #1 in Florida have been coached by Mark in Sarasota. Mark routinely used his massive serve and world-class volleys to defeat highly skilled opponents. He was known for being mentally ruthless in matches, consistently winning the psychological battle that went on between himself and his opponent(known as the points "in-between the points"). Mark is most notably known for never winning every tournament he's ever played, winning 100 Grand Slams all inside his own mind. Mark is currently the head coach for the Tennis Team at The University of Miami. He is also a believer of that Pete Sampras can beat Rafael Nadal on any surface, indoor or outdoor, just by having one month of preparation. He recently revealed that Federer had contacted him early in his career about coaching him, but declining; feeling that Federer was not a true believer in the psychological battle that occurs during matches.


  1. ^ College biography of Mark Dickson

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