Fred Wells Tennis & Education Center is pleased to announce the hiring of a new tennis center director, Marc Stingley. Stingley returns to The Fort after more than a year as serving as the Regional Training Coordinator at Lifetime Lakeville. He was among the first staff members hired at The Fort in 2002, and served as the junior tennis director from 2004 to 2012.
“Marc has a very deep history with The Fort and has worked extensively with young people in our programs both on and off the court,” says The Fort’s Executive Director Lea Favor. “Marc is clearly passionate about The Fort and wants to ensure that we are living out our mission in everything that we do.”
Stingley has been coaching tennis since 1995 and has gained local recognition for his player and program development—including 2009 USTA Northern Jr. Team Tennis Organizer of the Year when he was coaching at The Fort. Under his tutelage, The Fort’s 14s Intermediate winter team won the first-ever USTA Northern Winter League Championship, while the summer 14s Advanced and 18s Advanced finished second at the USTA Northern Section Championships.
He has served as a national coach for the Northern Section for over 10 years and has worked extensively with some of the Northern Section’s top players.
He is also one of only 30 people in the world to hold the instructional rating of “Master of Tennis Performance”, a prestigious qualification that ranks him at the highest level of coaching.
Stingley, who will also be serving as the Varsity Girls Tennis Coach at The Blake School this fall, will takeover the helm of the tennis center at The Fort by the end of August.
“For years I’ve long considered The Fort a second home to me and my family,” says Stingley. “I’m excited to come back to The Fort and look forward to sustaining the mission of Fred Wells and continuing his legacy of spreading the life lessons that tennis has to offer, as well as providing a tennis service second-to-none.”
“Marc is an exceptional tennis coach who has the skills and knowledge to not only provide high quality tennis instruction in our junior programs, but will oversee the support and ongoing professional development experiences for all of our tennis coaches,” says Favor. “He has a stellar reputation and is a highly regarded for the many attributes that he brings to the entire tennis community, both on and off the court.”