OWNER COACH AND DIRECTOR AT RHODE ISLAND TENNIS ACADEMY
Director/CoOwner of Rhode Island Tennis Academy. Mario Llano is a member of the USTA and a USPTA P-1, and PTR certified pro. A former two-time NCAA All-American (Southwest Baptist University, where he was inducted into the SBU Hall of Fame), and Junior National Champion (U18) in Colombia. Mario previously served as Director of Tennis at The Lawn Tennis Club at The International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport for 8 years. Mario has twice been honored as Junior Development USPTA New England Coach of the Year, for his role in developing players in the likes of Whitney Laiho (national U18 #1), Lazo Kukhalashvilli (Orange bowl Champion U12), And Jared Donaldson (highest ranking at ATP #44). In addition, Mario’s students have won over 20 State titles.