Our goal is to provide expert service to the Western Washington tennis playing community through comprehensive retail sales, performance coaching and premier tournament promotion.
Avanti Sports is Seattle's only tennis specialty shop owned and operated by a tennis professional. We are Washington's largest racquet dealership, now with two stores.
Avanti Sports relocated to its present location in Seattle's Laurelhurst neighborhood in 1994. We expanded to the Overlake region of Redmond with the opening of a second store in 2005. The Redmond shop moved to Bellevue in 2011.
About Our Founder
Roger Mark has been coaching tennis for over 34 years, attaining the highest field rating of Pro 1 in the USPTA and Professional Status in the USPTR. Roger finished 2008 as the #1 ranked doubles player in the 45's division.
Roger founded Avanti Sports at Forest Crest Tennis Club and was the assistant coach of the University of Washington's Men's team in 1991, and the Women's team from 1991 to 1997. His tenure was highlighted in 1997 with the Women's team earning its first NCAA Tournament berth.
While at Forest Crest, Roger's junior students won 10 State Championships. He has coached more than 30 juniors to play at the collegiate level.
Roger continues to coach many USTA adult teams and has sent multiple teams to the national tournament that ends each season. Roger coaches 10 USTA teams, seeing over 150 players. In 2008, Avanti teams captured national titles at the Men's 4.0 and Women's 3.0 levels. The Avanti teams have continued their national success, winning another 4.0 Men's Championship in 2011.