A Synergy of Art and Science for a New Era of Tennis

Mark Raynes Roberts is a world-renowned, multi-award-winning goldsmith, crystal artist and designer. Born in 1961, in Sutton Coldfield, England, he has resided in Toronto, Canada since 1982. Over the past quarter-century, Raynes has achieved world-wide acclaim for his crystal masterpieces and iconic award designs. Recipients of his work include international leaders in business, arts, sports and sciences. In 2001, and again in 2002, Raynes Roberts was commissioned by Tennis Canada to create the WTA and ATP Rogers Cup tennis trophies for both Canadian Tennis Championships. The trophy has become a recognizable icon on the tennis circuit.

It has been 10 years since Mark Raynes Roberts first designed the Rogers Cup trophies for the WTA and the ATP. As the tournament approaches in August, Mark has created this amazing presentation featuring all the champions with the trophies throughout the past years. Enjoy!

For more information, visit http://www.markraynesroberts.com.***

To read the ONcourt interview with Mark Raynes Roberts (March 2011), please click here.

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I would like to share a mindset I instil in all the players I coach, one I believe has greatly influenced all of the player’s performances; “whatever happens, I can handle it.” This mindset is achieved through a systematic, tactical development process, so that whoever the opponent, whatever the surface, regardless of the environment, or scoring, the players can, and will rise to the challenge as it is presented.