Tim was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and began playing tennis at the age of 8. He achieved a National Top 10 ranking in both the Boys 14’s and Boys 16’s. In 1984 as the #1 singles player for Cascia Hall he won the State championship. Tim transferred to Nick Bollettieri’s Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida to finish out his high school career. During that time he met and trained with Andre Agassi and Jim Courier. He was then recruited to the fourth-ranked University of Tennessee Volunteers in 1985, where he won 2 Southeastern Conference singles titles in 1986 and 1987. After graduating from college Tim played on the Professional tour in the United States and Europe for 2 years. To complete his undergraduate degree in Political Science Tim returned to the University of Tennessee. During that time he took the Assistant tennis coach position.
For the last 21 years Tim has taught tennis in Tulsa as a certified USPTA Professional. He has coached nationally ranked juniors and numerous State champions. He devoted 6 years to coaching top Tulsa juniors in the CTC program (Competition Training Center – Juniors, High Performance). Tim has coached college tennis players, as well as USTA Adult League teams that have qualified for Nationals. Tim is an active USTA Adult League tennis player with a 5.0 NTRP rating, and has qualified two times for Nationals, achieving a Final Four finish on one team. He has been married to his wife Sandy for 8 years with whom he has a daughter, 7 year old Quinn, and three step-children: Taylor, Lindsey, and Carson Howard, all being very accomplished tennis players. Tim is looking forward to his new career at LaFortune Park Tennis Center. As the Head Pro, Tim will be involved in all programming at LPTC - Adult programming and Director of Junior Development.
Contact Tim at 918.810.9088.
Mark Milner was born in Borger, Texas and began playing tennis at the age of 10. He graduated from Metro State University of Denver (MSU) with a degree in Human Performance and Sport. Mark played college tennis at MSU of Denver, Colorado and achieved 1st Team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Singles and 2nd Team RMAC All-Conference Doubles in 2006 and 2007. He holds the 2nd All-Time Doubles winning percentage in school history. After graduating from MSU in 2007, Mark became the Head Pro at Rolling Hills Country Club in Golden, Colorado and served in this position through 2012, coaching sectional and national ranked players. During that time he also became the Assistant tennis coach for MSU in 2008. Mark helped guide players to the NCAA Small College Nationals 4 years in a row, and the 2009 MSU team finished as Conference and Regional Champions, advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16. Mark was selected as the Women’s ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012. Mark accepted the Head Men’s coaching position at Oral Roberts University in 2012. He currently holds that NCAA coaching position.
Mark is a 5.0 NTRP rated player and is a USPTA Elite Professional, also being High Performance certified. He has played on 2 USTA Adult League teams that have competed at Nationals, representing the Intermountain section. Mark is married to his wife Tiffany and they have 2 daughters, Scarlett and Amelia. Mark has professionally taught tennis at LaFortune Park Tennis Center since 2012.