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 the New Canaan YMCA, Norwalk Recreation and Parks, and Stamford Recreation Services for over 14 years running their tennis programs/summer camps.
Marvin is also the Director of Tennis for the City of Norwalk Recreation and Parks in Norwalk, CT where he is 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 and runs four USTA Junior tournaments every summer in Norwalk, CT. Born in Emporia, VA, Marvin received a proclamation from the Mayor of Emporia, VA, Mary L. Person 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 with 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!