Marvin is a PTR Certified Tennis Teaching Professional who earned his certification at the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)/Dennis Van De Meer Tennis University in Hilton Head, SC. Marvin has been teaching tennis for over 18 years and have taught many kids that went on to play high school and college tennis. Some of the players he taught and mentored played in USTA/ATA tournaments and played the #1 spot on their high school tennis teams: Andrea Khattabi, Marcus Hooks and Rebecca Link to name a few.
Marvin and his company Slammer Tennis World have been in partnership with Stamford Recreation Services since 2005. Marvin was the Director of Tennis for the City of Norwalk Recreation and Parks in Norwalk, CT for several years where he was responsible for running after-school tennis programs, 10 and under tennis programs, 11 to 17 and adult tennis programs, tennis jamborees, summer tennis camps and USTA Junior tournaments. Marvin is a certified USTA Tournament director for Florida and Connecticut, and runs several Level 7 USTA Junior tournaments in Land O Lakes, FL and every summer in Stamford, CT.
Marvin was born in Emporia, VA and moved to Brooklyn, NY at age 9. On September 19th, 2022 Marvin went back to his hometown of Emporia, VA and refurbished two tennis courts at the Community Youth Center, Ltd (CYC) where he grew up at as a kid. Using some of his own money and the help of private donors, he was able to refurbished the two tennis courts for the kids and Adults in the community. On October 7th, 2022 at the grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony, the President of the Community Youth Center, Ltd (CYC) Thelma Atkins-Riley named the newly refurbished tennis courts after him (Marvin Tyler Tennis Courts). On October 8th, 2022, he was also awarded a proclamation for this accomplishment by the newest Mayor of Emporia, VA, Dr. Carolyn Carey. Marvin is the first black certified tennis teaching professional from Emporia VA to have tennis courts named after him. Marvin received a proclamation from the then Mayor of Emporia, VA, Mary L. Person back in 2016 recognizing him as the first ever certified tennis teaching professional from Emporia, VA/Greensville County. Marvin also received a plaque from the Emporia, VA town circuit clerk, Robert C. Wrenn in 2016 recognizing him for his service in the community.
Marvin received the PTR Connecticut State Member of the Year award in February 2014, and was featured on the January/February 2017 cover of the PTR Tennis Pro Magazine. Marvin is a lifetime member of the American Tennis Association (ATA) and in 2007, he received the Men of Distinction award from the NAACP of Dutchess County, NY. In 2008, Slammer Tennis World received the Community Tennis Association (CTA) of the Year award from USTA New England. Slammer Tennis World is an organization member of USTA New England. While having a strong interest in tennis his athletic roots originated in Pro Am basketball, playing alongside a few NBA players. Marvin loves teaching kids and Adults tennis; it is truly his passion and feels that everyone should learn the game of tennis because it is a lifetime sport!