Meet our coaches
Each of our coaches has at least 15 years of personal tennis practice and 5 years of teaching. All our staff is ITF qualified.
Syed Zohair Raza
CEO & Founder
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;
Parminder Singh
Coach
Parminder started playing tennis at a very young age, was an Indian National Champion under 14 and reached the top 100 in the Indian national rankings. In addition, he played numerous international tournaments.

For the past 11 years he has coached in some of the most competitive clubs in UAE and India.
Fahad Mohammed Faiz
Coach
Fahad began playing tennis when he was 5 years old. He played the qualifying event of the prestigious ATP250 CHENNAI OPEN 2015 as well as several ITF tournaments. He was traveling and competing nationally. His career highest ranking in Men's Singles is 22 in India. He was also a hitting partner of many ATP players such as Stanislas Wawrinka, Benoît Paire and Rajiv Ram. His highest ATP ranking is 1522. He was working at Just Tennis in Chennai for 3 years before moving to France and Germany to get some experience in coaching during one year. He received his ITF level 1 and AITA Level 3 coach qualification which enabled him to work as a tennis coach all around the world.
Syed Abbas Raza
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Mahendra (Mahi)
Coach
Mahi has been playing tennis for the last 22 years. He won various state, national and university tournaments back home in India. During the past 15 years Mahi has helped hundreds of kids and adults, from beginners to advanced levels in Dubai.

While teaching he mainly focuses on mind and body coordination of a player as well as correct techniques of strokes and footwork.
Dean Hamilton
Coach
Dean joined us from the United Kingdom. His career has taken him around the globe. Coaching from the age of 17 he has 20 years of experience in all categories of tennis. His passion for development and programme enhancement has secured him multiple UK awards, 3 British Club of the Year awards, and 2 Coach of the Year awards. Working with the Lawn tennis Association in the UK, Dean opened multiple venues, writing new programmes from mini tennis to adults. With his dynamic coaching style along with his enthusiasm for player development he fits in perfectly at PRO Tennis Academy.

Dean enhanced his skills as a coach for 6 years at academies in the USA and enjoying his early career gaining knowledge. He then spent 2 years at the Denver University working with the men's and women's tennis teams. His passion for development came in the UK and is recognized as one of the best development coaches in the UK by the LTA.

Jelena Bozovic
Coach
Jelena has over 10 years of tennis experience, she played competitively for 7 years. She has won many national tournaments under the age of 18.

She was in the top 3 best female tennis players in Belgrade, Serbia in 2019. She is a licensed tennis coach. In Serbia, she worked as a sparring partner with some of the best players in the country, she also worked with children and adults. She currently works mostly with kids and recreational players of all levels.
Daniela Dankanych
Coach
Daniela started playing tennis at the age of 7. When she was 10 she moved to a tennis academy in Slovakia and was a resident there for 3 years. During that time she played and won a lot of TE (Tennis Europe) tournaments under 12 and under 14 all over Europe.

Daniela also went to Florida, USA with her coach and other players, won many local tournaments there and played Orange Bowl (won 3 matches in qualification). At the age of 14 she moved to Hungary where she was a resident player, she competed at a lot of local tournaments. During that time she won under 16 and under 18 and played women's tournament and got 2nd place. She also played ITF tournaments for one year, she then got admitted at Marshall University in the US and then played tennis for them. She got a full scholarship. Her highest UTR at the time was 10.

Žan Žmavc
Coach
Coach Žan started playing in Slovenia when he was 6 years old. He won multiple national tournaments as a junior and was ranked number 2 in juniors in his country. Later he got licensed as a tennis coach and for the past 4 years, he has been coaching in Slovenia and Malaysia in the leading tennis academies. There he worked with all types of players from the age of 5 to Adults.

Žan loves coaching and seeing their players progress technically and tactically through different exercises while still having fun on the court.
Sergey Abramov
Coach
Coach Sergey graduated from the National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine with MA in Tennis Coaching and Physical Education. He received his ITF level 1, 2 & 3 coach qualifications which enabled him to work as a tennis coach around the world. Sergey used to be a member of Ukrainian National Team at Various World and European Championships, member Davis Cup team. He participated in the Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr in the Unites States. He won several European championships and participated in the European Youth Olympic Days in Bath 1995, the UK.

Over the years Sergey has been coaching in various schools in Prague, Czech Republic, Bra, Italy, Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Orlando and Florida. There he played in local and regional tournaments. He was a hitting partner of several professional tennis players including, Tetyana Perebiynis 55 WTA, Oxana Lyubtsova 149 WTA, Aleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. 13 ATP and some other young talented players. Sergey used to be an assistant coach of Marta Kostyuk current WTA ranking 50, coach of Yulia Beygelzimer best WTA ranking was 83 singles and 56 doubles, Gleb Alekseenko was 605 ATP. Apart from that he also assisted as a coach of Ukrainian National team in the Billie Jean King Cup in 2017.

Bastien Cedric
Coach
Coach Bastien started playing tennis in at the age of 5. He won several tournaments at a university level and participated in National and West African tournaments.

He received his ITF level 1 coach qualifications which enabled him to work as a tennis coach around the world. He has been coaching in Dubai for the past 2 years. His passion for coaching comes from his love for teaching, offering his knowledge to others and helping people to improve technically and tactically. His goal is to transmit his passion, experience while nurturing athletes.
Milos Djukelic
Coach
Coach Milos has over 15 years of on court tennis experience. While playing competitively for about 9 years, he managed to remain in top 15 players for 5 years in a row in his home country Serbia.

Milos received his coaching qualification from the Belgrade Tennis Association which enabled him to work as a tennis coach around the world. He spent two years as a Head Coach in TC Red Star Belgrade the region's leading tennis club. He worked a lot as a sparing partner for both male and female professional players in Europe. Now he actively works with both adults and children aged 4 and above, helping them reach their tennis goals be it recreation or competition.
Monday Igbinovia
Coach
Coach Monday started playing tennis in 1994 at LLTC Lagos Nigeria. He played competitively for about 20 years. During that time he won several tournaments at a national level and also participated in West African tournaments including a time when he won West African Polytechnic Game 2015 in both Singles & Doubles. Apart from that coach Monday played in every ITF International Tournaments held in his home country both in Junior and Senior categories.

Coach Monday received his ITF level 1 coach and PTR qualifications which enabled him to work as a tennis coach around the world. Prior to joining PRO Tennis Academy coach Monday worked with Prime Sports International as a Head Coach.

Syed Zohair Raza
CEO & Founder
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;
Syed Abbas Raza
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Parminder Singh
Coach
Parminder started playing tennis at a very young age, was an Indian National Champion under 14 and reached the top 100 in the Indian national rankings. In addition, he played numerous international tournaments.

For the past 11 years he has coached in some of the most competitive clubs in UAE and India.
Mahendra (Mahi)
Coach
Mahi has been playing tennis for the last 22 years. He won various state, national and university tournaments back home in India. During the past 15 years Mahi has helped hundreds of kids and adults, from beginners to advanced levels in Dubai.

While teaching he mainly focuses on mind and body coordination of a player as well as correct techniques of strokes and footwork.
Dean Hamilton
Coach
Dean joined us from the United Kingdom. His career has taken him around the globe. Coaching from the age of 17 he has 20 years of experience in all categories of tennis. His passion for development and programme enhancement has secured him multiple UK awards, 3 British Club of the Year awards, and 2 Coach of the Year awards. Working with the Lawn tennis Association in the UK, Dean opened multiple venues, writing new programmes from mini tennis to adults. With his dynamic coaching style along with his enthusiasm for player development he fits in perfectly at PRO Tennis Academy.

Dean enhanced his skills as a coach for 6 years at academies in the USA and enjoying his early career gaining knowledge. He then spent 2 years at the Denver University working with the men's and women's tennis teams. His passion for development came in the UK and is recognized as one of the best development coaches in the UK by the LTA.
Fahad Mohammed
Coach
Fahad began playing tennis when he was 5 years old. He played the qualifying event of the prestigious ATP250 CHENNAI OPEN 2015 as well as several ITF tournaments.

Fahad was traveling and competing nationally. His career highest ranking in Men's Singles is 22 in India. State ranking number 1 from under 12 to under 18 in Tamil Nadu. He was also a hitting partner of many ATP players such as Stanislas Wawrinka, Benoît Paire and Rajiv Ram. His highest ATP ranking is 1522.

He was working at Just Tennis in Chennai for 3 years before moving to France and Germany to get some experience in coaching during one year. He received his ITF level 1 and AITA Level 3 coach qualification which enabled him to work as a tennis coach all around the world.
Jelena Bozovic
Coach
Jelena has over 10 years of tennis experience, she played competitively for 7 years. She has won many national tournaments under the age of 18.

She was in the top 3 best female tennis players in Belgrade, Serbia in 2019. She is a licensed tennis coach. In Serbia, she worked as a sparring partner with some of the best players in the country, she also worked with children and adults. She currently works mostly with kids and recreational players of all levels.
Daniela Dankanych
Coach
Daniela started playing tennis at the age of 7. When she was 10 she moved to a tennis academy in Slovakia and was a resident there for 3 years. During that time she played and won a lot of TE (Tennis Europe) tournaments under 12 and under 14 all over Europe.

Daniela also went to Florida, USA with her coach and other players, won many local tournaments there and played Orange Bowl (won 3 matches in qualification). At the age of 14 she moved to Hungary where she was a resident player, she competed at a lot of local tournaments. During that time she won under 16 and under 18 and played women's tournament and got 2nd place. She also played ITF tournaments for one year, she then got admitted at Marshall University in the US and then played tennis for them. She got a full scholarship. Her highest UTR at the time was 10.
Žan Žmavc
Coach
Coach Žan started playing in Slovenia when he was 6 years old. He won multiple national tournaments as a junior and was ranked number 2 in juniors in his country. Later he got licensed as a tennis coach and for the past 4 years, he has been coaching in Slovenia and Malaysia in the leading tennis academies. There he worked with all types of players from the age of 5 to Adults.

Žan loves coaching and seeing their players progress technically and tactically through different exercises while still having fun on the court.
Sergey Abramov
Coach
Coach Sergey graduated from the National University of Physical Education and Sport of Ukraine with MA in Tennis Coaching and Physical Education. He received his ITF level 1, 2 & 3 coach qualifications which enabled him to work as a tennis coach around the world. Sergey used to be a member of Ukrainian National Team at Various World and European Championships, member Davis Cup team. He participated in the Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr in the Unites States. He won several European championships and participated in the European Youth Olympic Days in Bath 1995, the UK.

Over the years Sergey has been coaching in various schools in Prague, Czech Republic, Bra, Italy, Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Orlando and Florida. There he played in local and regional tournaments. He was a hitting partner of several professional tennis players including, Tetyana Perebiynis 55 WTA, Oxana Lyubtsova 149 WTA, Aleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. 13 ATP and some other young talented players. Sergey used to be an assistant coach of Marta Kostyuk current WTA ranking 50, coach of Yulia Beygelzimer best WTA ranking was 83 singles and 56 doubles, Gleb Alekseenko was 605 ATP. Apart from that he also assisted as a coach of Ukrainian National team in the Billie Jean King Cup in 2017.
Bastien Cedric
Coach
Coach Bastien started playing tennis in at the age of 5. He won several tournaments at a university level and participated in National and West African tournaments.

He received his ITF level 1 coach qualifications which enabled him to work as a tennis coach around the world. He has been coaching in Dubai for the past 2 years. His passion for coaching comes from his love for teaching, offering his knowledge to others and helping people to improve technically and tactically. His goal is to transmit his passion, experience while nurturing athletes.
Milos Djukelic
Coach
Coach Milos has over 15 years of on court tennis experience. While playing competitively for about 9 years, he managed to remain in top 15 players for 5 years in a row in his home country Serbia.

Milos received his coaching qualification from the Belgrade Tennis Association which enabled him to work as a tennis coach around the world. He spent two years as a head coach in TC Red Star Belgrade the region's leading tennis club. He worked a lot as a sparing partner for both male and female professional players in Europe. Now he actively works with both adults and children aged 4 and above, helping them reach their tennis goals be it recreation or competition.
Monday Igbinovia
Coach
Coach Monday started playing tennis in 1994 at LLTC Lagos Nigeria. He played competitively for about 20 years. During that time he won several tournaments at a national level and also participated in West African tournaments including a time when he won West African Polytechnic Game 2015 in both Singles & Doubles. Apart from that coach Monday played in every ITF International Tournaments held in his home country both in Junior and Senior categories.

Coach Monday received his ITF level 1 coach and PTR qualifications which enabled him to work as a tennis coach around the world. Prior to joining PRO Tennis Academy coach Monday worked with Prime Sports International as a Head Coach.
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