Mark Philippoussis’ Dad arrested over alleged child sexual abuse

The father of retired tennis star Mark Philippoussis has been arrested in San Diego on child molestation charges.

The 68-year-old was taken into custody at his home in Mira Mesa for multiple counts of lewd acts with two minors.

Lieutenant Greg Rylaarsdam from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department confirmed the news in a statement posted on Twitter.


“Philippoussis works as a personal tennis coach in Northern San Diego County and the alleged molestation victims took tennis lessons from him,” Lt Rylaarsdam said.

“The investigation is ongoing at this time.”