MEET OUR COACHES
tARIQ ISMAIL (Ismail tennis training llc)
vLAD ANGHEL (Anghel player development)
Vlad was a top ranked tennis player in Romania where he placed top 20 at every age category.
Vlad competed in multiple professional tournaments where he had the chance to compete against top ATP players
At East Carolina University(D1) Vlad played the majority of his matches at the top of the lineup in both singles and doubles where he won over 120 matches combined
Vlad was named Player of the Week his Senior year by the American Athletic Conference
Vlad taught has 5 years of tennis teaching experience, with his last year being at North Ridge Tennis and Golf Club in North Ridgeville where he focused on high performance player development
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.