Carter was formerly ranked at 451 in doubles on the WTA Tour. She is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry as a Professional Coach and Coach Developer. She also is a United States Professional Tennis Association Elite Professional. Ms. Carter has presented at multiple tennis workshops, including the Women Tennis Coaches Association Conference in New York in 2018, and the WTCA/ITA collaboration in Naples in 2018.
“We conducted an extensive search for a director of tennis who understands what it takes to serve this community and grow tennis at Riverside. Margot’s exceptional tennis background, service mentality, and business acumen made her the clear choice to grow programs and play in this community,” said Laura Bowen, USTA Florida Executive Director.
“I am very excited to apply my knowledge and experience to building programs on the courts at Riverside. I am eager to get started, and I encourage the community to come out and share your input with us,” Carter said.
Carter began playing tennis at age 5 in Winchester, England. At age 18, she came to the United States to attend Tennessee Tech University, where she was awarded a full tennis scholarship. She competed in the top three of the university team and set a record at number five on the all-time season victories list. Carter earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental biology.
After college, Carter went on to compete on the professional tour, travelling around the world extensively and achieving a world doubles ranking high of 451. She returned to TTU as the assistant coach, and this time completed a Master of Science in Environmental Biology.
Carter continued her coaching career, obtaining certifications from both PTR and USPTA and eventually formed her own company, Spherical Yellow, launching herself into the world of coaching and tennis full time.