Dubai's premier lifestyle tennis destination
Fastest growing tennis provider in UAE
We are cultivating the culture of the best tennis clubs by following the best practices in the industry. Many of us were on the professional circuit, so we know the inside of the tennis world.
In a span of 2 years we were able to build a strong network of partners and earn a reputation for ourselves of a reliable and trustworthy ally.
We have got 15 tennis and 3 padel courts in prime locations of Dubai.
Tennis professionals
Extensive network of partners
Strong presence
How It All Started
The History Behind PRO Tennis Academy
It's hard to talk about PRO Tennis Academy without talking about Zohair Raza. So let's start there. In his early twenties, after a serious shoulder injury Zohair cut his professional tennis career short to become a tennis coach. For over 10 years, his training took him across the world to Europe, India, Thailand, Middle East and more.

After completing his first coaching qualification in Dubai, Zohair returned to Pakistan with the huge-yet-simple goal of teaching tennis to as many people as possible. Later on after realizing that the Dubai tennis scene has a lot more to offer Zohair came back to Dubai and began working with kids, adults, athletes (that sports background came in handy), and different industry leaders.

PRO Tennis Academy was officially launched in 2020 as a one off tennis training facility, but attendees wanted to take what they learned home with them. It was then that Zohair and a small team decided to develop a curriculum as a base for an academy so more people could experience the benefits of tennis in a more structured way. And that blossomed into the PRO Tennis Academy you see today: PRO kids programs, themed tennis camps, extensive adult programs with 700+ people and growing as an active client base, one of the fastest growing racket sports companies, all in the distinct PRO Tennis Academy style.
In the middle of 2021 Abbas Raza, Zohair's older brother entered PRO Tennis Academy as a shareholder bringing more than 16 years of tennis experience on board. They collaborated together on their visions to leave a new watermark on the tennis scene in the Emirates.

PRO Tennis Academy has one mission: to offer high quality tennis education to groups and individuals matching International standards as well as students' own goals. And with 1000+ of active players in more than 7 branches, we're well on our way.
Meet Our Team
Each of our coaches has at least 15 years of personal tennis practice and 5 years of teaching. All our staff is ITF qualified.
To make sure that our coaches stay up to date with their knowledge and skillsets we committed to organizing regular Coach Education program. Being inspired by colleagues, exchanging experience we gather once in two weeks for a fun morning on the court! It has been amazing to see the development on and off the court over this past year and we look forward to working with our students and apply all the things learnt.

"All of us at PRO Tennis Academy either played college tennis, played professionally, played in high school. We have a very strong emotional connection to the sport," says Syed Zohair Raza, our CEO and Founder.
Top Management
CEO & Founder
Syed Zohair Raza
During the training in Spain Zohair was involved in many internship opportunities including a time as an assistant coach at Group Competition International Tennis Academy in Barcelona. He also completed multiple workshops with many industry professionals in Sports Coaching, PTR, assessment of a player's game etc.

With a heavy tennis background, the performance credits include:

Current ITF World Ranking as of 2020: #2794 in singles and #1785 in doubles; Pakistan #1: in Juniors under 14; in Juniors under 18; Asia #6: in Juniors under 14;
Chief Operational Officer
Syed Abbas Raza
Abbas has over 9 years of experience teaching Tennis in the UAE. He is a certified USPTR coach for junior and adult development from Florida, United States and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Abbas specializes in teaching Beginners and Intermediate players and is certified by International Tennis Federation. He has been expertly tutored by world renowned coaches, including top coaches at the Barcelona International Tennis Academy in Spain and the Head Coach of Australia Tennis Academy and Nick Bolletieri Tennis Academy in India. He also worked as an assistant tennis professional coach in Barcelona, where he trained some of the best professional junior players the country had to offer. Among his achievements are the Junior Championships of the state in 2006 & 2007 and winning the Pakistan Board's Tennis Championship in 2006.
Tennis Director
Thomas Brissy
Thomas has over 20 years of tennis experience. Born in France, he started playing tennis at the age of 4. He reached the 2nd series ranking at age of 17 back home in France where he won various state, national, and university tournaments. Thomas graduated from the French Tennis Federation Instructor's program in 2017 and has been coaching in France, Dubai and Bali for the past 5 years. His passion for coaching comes from his love for teaching, offering his knowledge to others and helping people to improve technically and tactically.

Throughout his career, Thomas has also taught tennis privately and for various programs and clubs. His aims for the role are to develop the amount of players coming through our programme into the academy, improve our services and make sure there is a competitive spirit developed through various tournaments for all levels within our academy.

Chief Marketing Director
Leyla Baymaganbetova
Leyla has got more than 10 years of experience in Marketing. Including a time when she was an intern in the USA and helping to find powerful solutions for brands in Russia.

With an extensive career in Brands, Advertising, Customer Engagement and Digital Marketing, combines audience-centric creativity with data-driven distribution while delivering effective results
Prime Locations
15 tennis courts and 3 padel courts
We have opened the very first venue of PRO Tennis Academy in JSS Private School in Business Bay. Back then we had 2 courts only and frankly speaking the courts were not in good shape. Despite that thanks to the support of our community we were able to build a strong foundation for growing athletes. So six months later in March 2021 we've added up two more world class weather courts and we did so by building them from scratch.
Now JSS Private School is our main tennis center. It is located in a beautiful setting with views of the Dubai skyline. There are 4 well paced tennis courts: 2 shaded all-weather tennis courts and 2 non-shaded ones. And of course our success wouldn't be possible without other amazing venue partners being there for us every step on the way. We are proud to be working together with Collegiate International School, JSS Private School, Al Ittihad Private School, Brighton College, Dwight School, Uptown International School and Dubai Marine Beach Resort.
Kids and Juniors
Weekly Tournaments to Support the Competitive Spirit
PRO Tennis Academy has the objective to develop players in an all-round tennis game and the art of learning basics in a fun and engaging environment. Within the programme we demand the benefits of our fantastic coaching team to help teach the game rather than just the strokes.

Our Color Series Tournaments always bring our community together to witness great competition, rallying, and sportsmanship across the board. To the supportive families and inspiring young athletes, we are always grateful for your spirit and energy!
— Thomas Brissy, Tennis Director
Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Level Players Tournaments
Weekly Tournaments to Support the Competitive Spirit
Back then during one of our first tournaments in April 2021 we worked on an interactive format that would promise fast-paced action, a playful atmosphere, and behind-the-scenes storytelling.

All in all we were able to host more than 25 tournaments in a span of three months (Sep. 2021 – Dec. 2021) with 500+ participants across all ages.

Thank you to all of the wonderful players and staff members that helped us kick off our tournament series!
Our athletes have grown so much since then on and off the court, and we are so proud of them and our entire community of tennis stars!
— Fahad Mohammed Faiz, Head Coach