Founder, CEO and Owner

 

Marvin Tyler is founder, CEO and owner of  Slammer Tennis World.  Slammer Tennis World was founded in April 2003 to motivate and educate people through the game of tennis.  Marvin had his first tennis teaching job as a certified Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) teaching professional in July 2002 in Stamford, CT.  In July 2003, Marvin went back to his hometown of Emporia, VA and gave free tennis lessons to the kids and adults in the community.  Marvin was the first to start a junior tennis program at the Stamford, CT YMCA in 2004.  Marvin is also the Director of Tennis for the City of Norwalk, CT Recreation and Parks department, and is responsible for running junior and adult tennis tournaments, after-school tennis programs, 10 and under tennis programs, 11-17 and adult tennis programs, tennis jamborees, and summer tennis camps.

Marvin runs summer tennis camps in various locations throughout Fairfield County, CT.  Since 2005, every summer Marvin employs 10-15 high school and college kids to work at his summer camps and evening tennis programs.  Marvin volunteers his time on a regular basis whenever possible.  On February 20th, 2014, Marvin was named PTR Connecticut Member of the Year by the Professional Tennis Registry(PTR).  PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professions with more than 14,600 members in 121 countries.  It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization.  PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.

In 2013, Marvin recently had one of his tennis players obtain a tennis scholarship to Bethany College in West Virginia.  Another one of his tennis players that he trained in the past for close to 7 years is now the #1 tennis player on her high school tennis team in Norwalk, CT.  As a certified PTR tennis teaching professional it is his goal to keep motivating and educating people through the game of tennis, and to keep being an ambassador for the PTR.

Last, but not least, Marvin is a USTA Tournament Director for New England, and is a lifetime member of the American Tennis Association (ATA).   Marvin's tennis company received the 2008 Community Tennis Association of the Year award from the USTA New England.  Marvin runs one to two tennis clinics each year for kids in Poughkeepsie, NY. In October 2007, Marvin received the Men of Distinction award from the NAACP of Dutchess County, NY.  Marvin was also a board member of the New England Tennis Association (N.E.T.A) for six years and served as the Vice President for two years.   Marvin was recognized by the New England Tennis Association (N.E.T.A) in 2008 for servicing the city of Norwalk, CT and New England.

The true athlete he is, Marvin originally was a pro-amateur basketball player for many years, and had the opportunity to play in basketball tournaments in N.Y. City, San Jose, CA and Puerto Rico.  Marvin helped his team win the championship in Puerto Rico two years in a row in 1997 and in 1998.   For most of his basketball years, Marvin had the privilege of playing with and against some players that are in the NBA today.  He often thought that basketball would be his calling to the kids in the community, however, Marvin realized that tennis is a sport that you can play well into your later years.

Slammer Tennis World is an organization member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) New England, and is also a direct club member of the American Tennis Association (ATA).

 

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