MEET OUR TEAM
Performance Racquet Sports is made up of some of the top tennis professionals in the Concord and Charlotte areas. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are here to assist in finding the tennis related product or service you are looking for - whether it be improving your forehand stroke or finding the right tennis racquet that fits your game.
Before starting Performance Tennis, Mark was the Head Tennis Professional and Membership Director at Charlotte Racquet Club North. Mark is originally from Charlotte and was a state ranked junior player growing up. He graduated from and played Division I tennis at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a USTPA certified professional in good standing and currently has a NTRP benchmark rating of 4.5. He finished 2010 as the number #1 ranked Mens 4.5 doubles player in the state of North Carolina and #3 ranked 5.0 doubles player in the southern region. Mark looks forward to serving the Sportscenter members and sharing his many years of tennis experience with them.
Mark Allen - Director of Tennis
USPTA Certified Profesional
Rena Goolsby -
Head Tennis Professional - Sportscenter/Director Quick Start Tennis
USPT Certified Professional
A Concord native, Rena is a graduate of Northwest Cabarrus High School where she played #1, was two times All Conference and was granted a tennis scholarship to Pfeiffer College. She is a member of the USPTA and has been teaching Quick Start tennis to children for the past 5 years. She has been a State and Southern Section Champion in Combo and Mixed Doubles. Rena looks forward to bringing a new generation to love tennis.
Andrew Jones - Assistant Tennis Professional
Andrew played 4 years of varsity level high school tennis. While in high school Andrew consistently carried the number 1 and number 2 ranking in singles and doubles play for his team. Joining Performance Racquet Sports in the summer of 2013 he has taken his enthusiasm for the game and found a way to pass on his knowledge and experience to our academy and select junior tennis program players. Under the apprenticeship of our experienced staff, Andrew is currently studying for his USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) Tennis Professional Certification.
Matthew Bolin - Master Racquet Technician
Matthew joins us as one of only a handful of the regions USRSA (United States Racquet Stringing Association) Certified Master Racquet Technicians. Matthew strung his own equipment initially, which quickly grew into a home-based business serving the area's tennis & racquetball players. He envisioned offereing these services in the confines of a full service racquet sports store in the greater Charlotte/Concord area. In April 2013, Matthew partnered with Mark Allen to form Performance Racquet Sports.
Having serviced many different types of tennis and racquetball players, Matthew saw a need to continually improve his stringing skills and service techniques. As a result he pursued certification with the USRSA and achieved Master Racquet Technician (MRT) status. Matthew has passed a comprehensive test to demonstrate his experience and knowledge of racquet customization (weight/balance of frame), handle modifications, full racquet and stringing service, and familiarity of racquet technology. Matthew maintains his MRT status by passing an annual test on the latest manufacturer technologies.