Tennis Professionals

Brendan Bowyer

Tennis Director -

Brendan Bowyer was appointed the Tennis Director of the  Cottonwood Country Club in April of 1998. He was born in Galway, Ireland and at the age of twelve, he and his family moved to Las Vegas where he began playing tennis. As a junior player, he won the Nevada State Junior Championship, as well as the Irish Junior Singles and Doubles Championships. Along with representing Ireland in international competition, Brendan and his mother won the U.S. National Mother/Son Championship.   

Brendan came to Utah on a tennis scholarship at the University of Utah. He was a finalist in the Utah State Open three times before winning it in 2002 and being ranked number 1 in Utah Men's Open Singles. Brendan has earned elite professional status by the USPTA and served as President of the Utah USPTA in 1996 and 1997. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Utah Tennis Association.

On January 31, 2019, Brendan was presented the David L. Freed Award. This award was established in 1979 to be presented annually to an individual who has constantly provided leadership and example both in quality of play and service to the game.

Mark Dang

Junior Tennis Director -

Mark joined the Cottonwood Country Club staff on February 9, 2009. From March to September of 2009 Mark held the position of the Junior Tennis Director, and in the beginning of May 2011 assumed the position again. Prior to that, Mark had been the Director of Junior Tennis Academy at The Salt Lake Swimming and Tennis Club. He is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional with a strong background in junior development and junior programming. He enjoys his free time with his three daughters.

Mark was born in Vietnam and moved to Colorado when he was seven years old where he played junior and college tennis. His passion for teaching tennis started in 1993 and since that time, he has held positions as Director of Tennis, Head Tennis Professional and Director of Junior Tennis at various clubs in Colorado and Utah.

Mark enjoys working with beginners to tournament level players. He places a high emphasis on teaching proper technique, strategy and developing mental toughness, incorporating both old-school and modern styles into his teaching technique. Remaining a true student of the game, Mark continuously studies the new trends in the modern game and enjoys the challenge of passing this knowledge to his students.