Contributor Profile

Dr. Mark Kovacs

Job TitleExecutive Director

Company NameInternational Tennis Performance Association

About
A sports industry executive with a unique background in sports administration, human performance and sport science. Dr. Kovacs has an extensive background in leadership roles with some of the largest sports governing bodies and global companies. With a diverse background as an All-American and NCAA champion tennis athlete, a distinguished coach, sports administrator and scientist, Dr. Kovacs brings a unique perspective to major projects in the area of optimizing human potential, sports administration, facility development and product innovation. He has also personally coached and trained over two dozen top professional tennis players including John Isner, Frances Tiafoe, Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Reilly Opelka among others. Dr. Kovacs has been a consultant for the United States Tennis Association, Seattle Mariners,US Soccer, NCAA, ATP, WTA, ITF, IMG Academy, Harvard University, Princeton University, LSU, UNC, ASU, Ga Tech, LSU, USC and has advised and consulted with over 20 NCAA Division I Athletic Departments on many aspects of sport science, facility design, developing high performance teams and reducing injuries. Mark was formerly the Director of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute, an executive with Pepsico in Research & Innovation, the Director of Sport Science and Coaching Education for the United States Tennis Association and is currently the Executive Director of the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA) which is the worldwide education and certification organization for individuals that work with tennis atheltes in the areas of fitness, training, recovery and injury prevention (www.itpa-tennis.org). He is also the CEO of the Kovacs Institute which is a science based institute in Atlanta, Gerorgia focused on testing and assessing high performance athletes and executives as well as a research and innovation company in the area of sport technology (www.kovacsinstitute.com ).

Conference Sessions

  • TIA Tennis Innovation Forum & Challenge-Winner Announced

    January 24, 2019, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Orange County Convention Center - Tangerine Ballroom
    • Language: English
  • TOM Talk #3- Positioning Tennis as a Fitness/Wellness Sport - Become a Tennis Wellness Center!

    January 24, 2019, 1:50 PM - 3:00 PM, Orange County Convention Center - Tangerine Ballroom
    • Language: English

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