MEET OUR COACHES
tARIQ ISMAIL (Ismail tennis training llc)
My grassroots of tennis start in Indiana at the age of 6. I’m still here 20 years later teaching tennis. I’ve embodied what I have learned from playing for 10 years and teaching for 7+ into each lesson and class. My goal is to give off the energy that I would want coming back to me by making people feel comfortable and confident.
> My favorite group to teach is Junior 10 and under kids.
> I am USPTA 10 and under and PTR age 11-17 certified. I have a background of being nationally ranked at the age of 12 and 2nd in the state in Indiana at the age of 16. I was on the Junior Davis cup team for Indiana at the age of 12. Along with being a hitting partner for the 5th seeded player in the country at the age of 12. I’ve taught tennis on just about every venue from Saddlebrook Resort and Academy to running a Tennis Camp outdoors in Maine.
Teaching level: Beginner, Intermediate, Competitor
Josh is a current High School tennis coach at North Ridgeville High School. He grew up playing and training in Arizona. He played throughout high school and 1 year at Paradise Valley Community College(D3) competing against other top athletes in the division.
Josh has coached for the past 4 years as a high school tennis coach at North Ridgeville High. He has coached over 8 seasons between the girls and boys at North Ridgeville High School developing players from the beginning stages up to the competitive level.
Adam played 4 years of varsity tennis at Vassar College in New York. During his time there, he spent much of his time at the first doubles position, rising to a ranking as high as #11 in the Northeast region, while consistently playing in the top half of the singles lineup. He also served as captain and helped the Brewers reach their highest national ranking in recent memory by the end of his Senior
year to #34 among all NCAA Division III schools.
Prior to college, Adam played #1 singles at Bay High School, where he was a three time state singles qualifier and two time Second Team All-State recipient.