Martin Black


Martin (Marty) Black coached in high school and college as well as coaching his son. He explains, “I joined MTM because I thought Oscar had so many great ideas and I wanted to learn more than I could grasp from just the books and videos that I purchased”. Marty has played in numerous adult tournaments and USTA leagues since 1980. He is still a very active player, playing 3x a week.  In 2011 he was on two teams that made it to the USTA 4.5 League Nationals; one team was a 4.5 Senior and the other a 4.5 Men's Open.

Marty is the Production Director for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  He is responsible for all prepress, printing and packaging operations for the newspaper and it’s commercial printing customers.  Marty earned a BS degree in Newspaper Production Management from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1981. He works at the Star-Advertiser’s new, $82 million production facility in Kapolei. He has been with the Star-Advertiser and its predecessor company for the past 10 years. Prior to this, Marty worked for metro newspapers in Seattle, San Diego and Washington, DC. Marty and his wife, Laura, and son Alex (14) live in Kailua, Hawaii.

Tennis Background:

Marty started playing tennis in 1972 as a 15 year old sophomore at Yorktown Senior High in Arlington, Virginia. He played #5 JV that year. Due to lots of practice with an excellent team and coach he progressed to the #5 position on the varsity the following year as the team made it to the finals of the Virginia State Championships. Marty advanced to the #2 and co-captain position in his senior year (1974) and compiled a 19-1 record as the team won the Virginia State Championships. 

Marty was offered a tennis scholarship at George Washington University and played the #5 position as a freshman. He left GWU the next year for a full time job but returned to college tennis at Rochester Institute of Technology as a senior in 1980. Marty was the Captain of the tennis team and played #1 singles and doubles. He won the college conference (ICAC) singles championship and finished 3rd in doubles.


Martin Black

MTM Apprentice

Kailua, HI

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