Mark Kovacs

About Mark Kovacs

Dr. Mark Kovacs is a performance physiologist, researcher, professor, author, speaker, and coach with an extensive background in training and researching elite athletes. He currently runs a consulting firm focused on optimizing human performance through the practical application of cutting-edge science. He formerly directed the Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, and Coaching Education departments for the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and was the Director of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute. Dr. Kovacs currently serves as the Executive Director of the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA) and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Dr. Kovacs was an All-American and NCAA doubles champion in tennis at Auburn University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Tennis Performance Specialist (CTPS), and Master Tennis Performance Specialist (MTPS) through the iTPA, and in 2012, he became the youngest recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award. Dr. Kovacs has worked with hundreds of elite athletes in dozens of sports, providing high performance sport science services in the lab and on the court, field, pitch, track, and ring. He now travels the world, speaking at conferences and to corporations and universities, in addition to participating in video shoots and interviews.