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Marc Stingley has logged eleven years at The Fort developing many of the USTA Northern Section’s most successful junior players; among them six NCAA Division I players, two NCAA Division II players, five NCAA Division III players, and a two-time All American player. Along the way, Stingley also has coached 13 different USTA national junior teams.
In 2009, the USTA Northern Section recognized Stingley with two prestigious awards: Junior Development Coach of the Year and Junior Team Tennis Organizer of the Year.
Growing up in a tennis family, Stingley honed his skills on the varsity team at St. Paul Central High School. He played college tennis at Winona State University, where he won the conference doubles championship two times and was a three-time conference singles finalist.
Certifications: Master of Tennis Performance and Adult Development Clinician from Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).
Favorite tennis moment: Every time I get to see former students competing in college.
Favorite tennis player: Novak Djokovic
What makes an exceptional tennis player: Tenacity and timing
When I’m losing, I focus on: Improving my performance and maintaining patience.
When I’m winning, I focus on: Sometimes nothing, sometimes on what I’m going to be doing the next day, depending on how close the match is.
Favorite food: Chipotle burrito
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
Items on my bucket list: Travel to a foreign Grand Slam, meet the President, have something of mine published.
Best advice ever received: “I don’t want to believe, I want to know,” from Carl Sagan.
When I’m not at The Fort: I enjoy hanging out at home with my family.