Coach Heleker has been with the Chukars since the tennis program was resurrected in 2001. Mark played one year of collegiate tennis at TVCC before playing three years at the College of Idaho. After college he played the majority of his competitive tennis on the Southwest Circuit in Arizona and California, compiling more than twenty open championships. He played with, and against, many of the top players in the world, and also held the position of Director of Tennis and Head Tennis Professional at three five-star resorts in Arizona.
Coach Heleker, recently retired from the Payette School District, currently resides in Payette.