I came to this world on May 17, 2008.
I was born to make a change, something inside me is pushing
me everyday to become a professional tennis player.
I will give all the effort to train for what I am
When I was 2 years old, my mom noticed something different
about me, she knew at that moment that I had amazing skills
and a great potential that were going to make me different from other kids at an early age.
In the next year, my mom introduced me to the tennis world,
she made me look like a little tiny tennis professional wearing
my first all white outfit and Wilson 19” racquet that fit me
perfectly to start the journey with new learning experiences full
of joy and love for the sport
I don’t remember my first lessons but my mom
said that I loved the fact that I was connecting
the ball with the strings and she loved the sound
of the ball when I was hitting to the target.
Immediately, tennis became exclusively part of
As I got better my mom started to look for a more knowledgeable coach. I went to 3 different clubs where I
learned an old fashioned way of approaching the sport. On my 7th birthday my mom tried one more tennis club
where she met the best tennis coach! Briggitt Marcovich, she invited me to try out since my mom told her how
good I was.
| Briggitt said that I was very talented and we connected since the first day. My coach taught me a
new and modern approach of playing tennis and to see the game in a different way.
My mom and I were a little disappointed to hear that I needed to move down and start with red ball again but after
a year of learning the steps for the junior development program, the difference of ages, size and ball color, I
moved up to orange ball where I started playing USTA tournaments.
| I love to compete and feel the blood pumping through my body eager to win the trophy that is on
the draws table.
I am about to turn 10 and I almost cleared up with the orange ball level. I am ready to start a new experience,
learn more from my coach Briggitt Marcovich, accept new challenges and play many tournaments with green ball.
I am passionate about the sport that I play with ease and enjoy every step that I make. Every day my enthusiasm
and thoughts are guided to tennis. I play several times a week and I wish I could play more, the tennis court
makes me feel like I am at home.
To talk about tennis and I could name you many prestigious tournaments and players
names and be excited about the latest news happening daily in the tennis world
When I go home part of my morning and night routine is making shadows of forehands, backhands, volleys,
serves, overheads, slices, and drop-shots around the living room, yes, the same place where I win and lose
many maginary matches while watching the Grand Slams on TV.
I don't like to go to bed because I want to continue playing tennis in the living room. When I go to my room it is like a tennis
fantasy. It is full of pictures with famous tennis players that I have met, trophies that I won with my incredible effort
given in every tournament, an autographed Rafael Nadal tennis racquet hanging on my wall, and autographed
tennis balls. All these things complete my day and make me feel closer to my dreams
To play prestigious tournaments like “Jr. Orange Bowl”
tournament in Florida and “Le Petit As” in France By the
age of 13 to become a future World Tennis Champion
Mark Alexander Taviloglu
Training hard to become a Professional Tennis Player
Favorite Tennis Players
Briggitt Marcovich, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Victor Estrella Burgos
Pasta, Pizza, Chocolate chip cookies
More than having fun, tennis is my motivation, my
motor, my guide, and my way of life.