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Mark Manning was a friend and colleague for 25 years. In 2007 USTA NorCal's Diversity committee selected Mark and I to co-coach a group of primarily inner-city youth on a trip to NYC to participate in the 90th annual ATA National Championships. Our group included former Stanford team member Natalie Dillon, reigning Oakland City Open men's singles champ Phil Graham, and numerous players who earned tennis scholarships to college, including; Brook and Beth Workeneh, Ariel Ellis and Myiesha Simmons. Our 23 player contingent took home 43 trophies from that event and made friends with countless players across the nation.

For thirty years, Mark Manning and Oakland tennis were synonymous. His broad and mischievious grin was completely infectious as he boomed out his greeting, "Marc Weinstein! My brotha from anotha motha!"

He is sorely missed.

Marc Weinstein
Director of Tennis
City of Oakland

To learn more about Mark Manning please click here to view a USTA article on his life or here for a KTVU video segment on his passing.