Marc Lucero Named PTR Touring Coach of the Year
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards tomorrow night during the 2018 PTR International Tennis Symposium.
The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is underway February 13-18, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Marc Lucero, of Manhattan Beach, California, has been named PTR Touring Coach of the Year. A certified PTR Professional, Lucero has been a member of the organization for more than a decade. He also holds USTA High Performance Coaching Education and USTA Sports Science certifications.
Lucero has worked with some of the best juniors in the world. He has had multiple players reach the #1 ranking in the United States, and has coached many players to win national singles championships.
Currently, Lucero coaches Shelby Rogers, and guided her through her breakout performance reaching the quarterfinals at 2016 Roland Garros. In 2017, Shelby Rogers had a very consistent year, finishing in the third round of the French, Wimbledon and US Open, and with wins over Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki. She was also a member of the 2017 Fed Cup championship team, and she, along with Coco Vandeweghe, won the deciding doubles rubber in Minsk bringing the United States’ its first title since 2000.
Lucero has also worked with Ali Riske, Genie Bouchard and Nicole Gibbs, whom he coached since 2010, and in 2012, she won the NCAA singles title and the Denver 50k Pro Circuit event, her first professional singles title at that level.
Lucero is a former USTA Coach for USTA Player Development, where he was responsible for all aspects of the development of his assigned junior players. While with the USTA, Lucero spent time assisting with many young pros, including Sam Querrey and Ryan Harrison. He also traveled extensively to Regional Training Centers, evaluating young players and conducting camps.
Prior to the USTA, Lucero spent three years as the women’s Assistant Coach at Princeton University. He played Division I tennis at Boston College and graduated from the Carroll School of Management Honors Program with a degree in Economics.
Beyond the pro tour, Lucero works as an active steward of the game, serving as a founder of RAMP Tennis, and the Fundraising Committee Chairperson and Tennis Advisor for First Break Academy in Carson, California.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,000 members in 125 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.