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Mark Dalli
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  • Riverside, CA
  • United States

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Mark Dalli's Discussions

Fund raising for "New Kids On The Court" program

Started Nov 22, 2012 0 Replies

I have 25 Adult frames to sell or trade for 10 & under equipment. I could use mini nets, new junior rackets, low compression balls, packs of string, etc. If interested, will need to be picked up…Continue

Speeding up tennis courts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Atreides Dec 5, 2012. 17 Replies

Who agrees that the courts in most tournaments are too slow? I went to a tournament in La Habra this weekend. I remember about 10 years ago 2 of my students won their open event in mens and womens, I…Continue

Custom Racket Stringing & Lessons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Prapong Nov 16, 2012. 1 Reply

30 years experience stringing Call (951)415-6357 In Inland Empire,Ca. USPTA & MTM certifiedContinue

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Mark Dalli and Oscar Wegner are now friends
Aug 8, 2013
Mark Dalli shared Mark / The Mayor's blog post on Facebook
Jul 30, 2013
Mark Dalli liked Oscar Wegner's discussion Modern tennis tip
Jul 23, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to sabi's discussion 'anyone... ?? Id like to work on my backhand... can you please help ?'
"I hate poly strings, Many of my string breakers have used these in hybrids to delay string breakage but I can't stand the feel. The stiff frames and combined with polys can hurt your arm. stiff strings and stiff rackets= no bueno. The speed of…"
Jul 16, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to sabi's discussion 'anyone... ?? Id like to work on my backhand... can you please help ?'
"Edberg was a great S &V specialist. There are times when you must use your aestheticism and the grip selection may change a bit. I suggest catching the ball earlier so you aren't dealing with it so high. That will come with better…"
Jul 15, 2013
Mark Dalli shared Tim Prapong's photo on Facebook
Jul 14, 2013
Mark Dalli commented on Tim Prapong's photo

old school lol

"bill tildens body with Rogers head....freaky"
Jul 14, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to sabi's discussion 'anyone... ?? Id like to work on my backhand... can you please help ?'
"Thanks my old friend Granville Swope is a tester for TW, he is another old school player 5.5. No offense just been a Professional for over 30 years and trained champions so find it funny when being debated with. The appropriate response for this…"
Jul 13, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to sabi's discussion 'anyone... ?? Id like to work on my backhand... can you please help ?'
"the use of Western is more often used to describe a forehand. the grip you show would be called an extreme backhand grip. Anyway old school? oh you mean multidimensional yeah. I have taught Modern methods so to speak for quite some time even studied…"
Jul 12, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to sabi's discussion 'anyone... ?? Id like to work on my backhand... can you please help ?'
"you are recommending a western grip? On a backhand? Great if he wants to brake his wrist. ???????"
Jul 12, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to Cordell's discussion 'Could an Andy Murray vs. Serena Williams match happen? And would Serena win a point?'
"The Riggs vs BJK was an exhibition that helped people watch tennis, Riggs was already old at the time. The serena vs players in the top 1000 wouldn't be close. An idea that just won't happen. Of course she would win some points!"
Jul 12, 2013
Mark Dalli joined Rick Ramirez's group

Inland Empire Tennis Partners

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Jul 9, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to John Zhao's discussion 'Tennis Parenting is a tough job'
"I have been in the junior development program for many years. I suggest you hit with them when ever they want you to. Weather they win or lose, try to be the same. You love them and want the best for them, I understand. By being a constant, spending…"
May 15, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to Doreen's discussion 'Where to shop for tennis rackets in SoCal'
"I really don't know, hoping to have folks pick up in Riverside. Let me know about the shipping charges and I will see if I can do that for you."
Apr 27, 2013
Mark Dalli replied to Doreen's discussion 'Where to shop for tennis rackets in SoCal'
"I have the older model black I think Sharapova used that model. I will list the frames asap please spread the word mostly Head and Wilson frames. Thanks"
Apr 24, 2013

Profile Information

I am a:
Teaching Pro or Coach, Racquet Stringer
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Riverside, Ca.
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
USPTA and MTM certified. Nearly 30 years experience teaching all ages and levels, former college coach and captain of USA JR. Team tennis for nearly 18 years. Highly motivated, LOVES to develop players. All students have improved because I care. I am 53 years old. Formally known as "MADDOG".
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
As a youngster, Rod Laver was a favorite, very classy player.
Now roger of course. Pete was also a favorite.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
Im a pro, NTRP 5.5
On the court, I am a:
rightie, doubles partner, singles player, serve-n-volleyer, acer, one-hander, gracious winner, gracious loser
My favorite local courts:
New to Riverside, Ca.
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At 6:49pm on November 10, 2012, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

hi Mark. i Was wondering if you can help me out with marketing my clinic with Tim.

If you can pass it around your circles, then we might be able to play together.


sincerely CoachV

At 1:30pm on November 8, 2012, Tim Prapong said…

My friend had a Model H but sold it already for 400. I'll let you know if my other buddy decides to sell his.

At 8:39pm on November 7, 2012, Tim Prapong said…

Hey, love to get a hit with you. I got your number down, so I'll text you when I have an opportunity.

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