We’re powered by a great team of people who all share the same values and passion for our sport.
Junaid is the Director and Head Coach of University Tennis Academy. His 30+ years in the sport, encompassing his extensive playing and coaching background in multiple countries around the world, sees him bring a vast amount of experience and coaching methodology to lead the team. Junaid is highly certified and has a strong working background in Strength & Conditioning, creating programs and training high level athletes across multiple sports.
Fun Fact: In his past life, Junaid worked as a Space Electronics Engineer, using his 3 Engineering degrees he has to develop a model which is in space!
Karina is a highly experienced and certified coach and a former Fed Cup representative for Kazakhstan. She was a top junior and travelled the world playing many pro level tour tournaments before heading to the states for Division #1 college tennis. There she played in the top of the line-up winning the vast majority of her matches and making the All American Team throughout her career, graduating with the highest of honours in Accounting/Finance.
Fun Fact: Karina has travelled and played in over 40 countries during her junior playing career.
Michela, a PTR certified coach, is a full time consultant. She has coached internationally with an extensive playing background. Michela plays in our National Team and was one of the best juniors in Italy. She has a bubbly personality, is one of the hardest workers you will meet and her passion for playing and teaching tennis is very well alive.
Fun Fact: Michela can hit harder than you :)
Vienne, a qualified coach, is a Masters student in Occupational Therapy. Vienne has coached for a number of years both local and internationally with an extensive playing background, being in Macau's national team. She has represented Melbourne University in the Gold Medal winning National Team in 2018 and loves teaching tennis!
Fun Fact: Vienne has eaten at over 1000 restaurants in her life...and counting
Shen is a psychology student at Melbourne University and has a passion for playing and teaching tennis. Shen is a national level team player and she brings her past coaching experience from Malaysia under the National Team Coach to our academy. Shen's friendly personality will go a long way in making you feel at home.
Fun Fact: Shen's favourite words are "Thank You"