Saif hails from a background of world class tennis players and coaches in India. His uncle was the Davis Cup coach for India for 25 years and his cousin was the No. 1 player in the country and is the current Indian Davis Cup coach.
Saif was no slouch as a tennis player himself, having represented India in Junior Davis Cup and in various international junior world ranking (ITF) tournaments and later on the Satellite and Futures Circuits. Saif also played No.2 singles and doubles for the University of New Orleans which competes in the NCAA Division I level.
After college, Saif continued to play on the professional circuit for a couple of more years before he turned to coaching in the Northeast. After this he moved to Middle East a few years ago where he trained some of the top juniors in the region. During his time in Dubai, Saif was also the director of tennis at the Anantara Resort and Spa, which is one of the top resorts and holiday destinations in the Asia. Saif is PTR-certified with a professional rating and International Tennis Performance Association-certified with a Tennis Performance Trainer designation.
I take a hands-on approach to teaching where I like to facilitate learning by giving my students the tools they need toward self discovery.
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