Elite Program

Rackets Academy Elite Program

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The Elite Program is the largest high-performance tennis training program in the Middle East created specially to prepare players striving for excellence in competitive tennis (ITF, ATP and WTA tours). This personalized training program, made to suite each player’s specific needs, replicates European pro tour conditions by providing comprehensive program with intensive coaching sessions as well as focusing on other essential facets of the game including goals to develop the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects of the game.

Full Time Program 

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Rackets Academy has a responsibility to provide aspiring tennis players with the ecosystem that will allow them to achieve their full potential and pursue their dreams. We are therefore proud to announce the launch of a FULL TIME TENNIS PROGRAM, the first of its kind in the Middle East, in partnership with Gems Wellington School, providingparticipants with a superior bespoke in-school education all the while the flexibility to undertake an intensive personalized Tennis program and to travel frequently to compete.

Tennis Coaching at The Highest Levels

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The Elite Program is led by Coach Mariano who is an internationally respected high performance coach with over 15 Years of High Performance Coaching on the WTA & ATP circuits and has participated in all four Grand Slams as a coach. He is supported by a team of highly experienced TENNIS COACHES and specialists (Strength & Conditioning, Dietician and Physical Therapist). Since launching the program in January 2019, 35 of the most talented players in the Middle East have signed up to the program.

If you would like to apply for a place in our Elite Program kindly download and send the application form toregister@racketsacademy.ae or for more info  +971 52 992 8595

Tournament Travel 

Our players are traveling globally as a team to Futures, Junior ITF, Tennis Europe, Ten-pro, ATF, French Summer Events and Orange Bowl all year round always accompanied by a coach. See our Tournaments page for package’s and Travel Schedule

Junior Development Program (Age 4-10)

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Our Junior Development Pathway is dedicated to serve players who are new too tennis, or who need to further develop their skills in order to move into other pathways, or aspire to be part of our Elite Program. Through a variety of game-based and cooperative activities, players will learn the fundamental skills needed to continue to progress as they gain additional experience. Footwork & Movement Specialist: Each session at every level includes 15-30 min with our specialist movement Coach to put In place the fundamental footwork needed in Tennis. We also have a comprehensive Matchplay Schedule.


Ege Topkok

Turkey

Age: 14

Age Started playing Tennis: 5

UAE Ranking U18: #15

ATF U14 Highest Ranking: #18

ATF U14 Current Ranking: #40

Tennis Europe U14 Ranking: 112

UTR Ranking: 9.03

Achievements:

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TENNIS EUROPE, U14 Hitec Luxembourg Junior Open 2019 FINALIST

UAE ATF Grade 1 U14 2019 FINALIST

U12 TURKISH NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER 2018

TENNIS EMIRATES UAE TENNISMASTER U12 2018 WINNER

TENNIS EMIRATES UAE TENNISMASTER Doubles U14 2018 WINNER

TEN-PRO GLOBAL JUNIOR TOUR NADAL ACADEMY 2018 U12 WINNER

REPRESENTED TURKEY IN THE 2017 ORANGE BOWL MAIN DRAW

USTA MIAMI BROWARD U12 CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 WINNER

USTA MIAMI JUPITER BAY U12 TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2017 WINNER

MOURATOGLOU U12 TOURNAMENT 2017 WINNER

WILSON CUP ABU DHABI U12 – 2017 WINNER

MUBADALA COMMUNITY CUP U10 WINNER 2016 – PLAYED WITH RAONIC

MUBADALA COMMUNITY CUP U10 WINNER 2015 – PLAYED WITH NADAL

WILSON CUP ABU DHABI U10-2016 WINNER

PS4 JUNIOR TENNIS OPEN U10-2016 WINNER

Goals and Aspirations:

To be number 1 in Tennis Europe 2020

To win Wimbledon

Favorite Player:

Roger Federer

 

 

Chris Jovan Gubza

Age: 13

Age started playing tennis: 3 years old

UAE Ranking U14: #21

UTR: 7

Achievements: 2022 Ten Pro Geneva champion boys born 2008, 2022 runner up Ten Pro Geneva boys born 2009, champion of Cherry Cup Skopje U12, runner up Cherry Cup Skopje U14, won multiple UTR tournaments in Dubai, won multiple UAE federation tournaments, won multiple tournaments in Austria

Goals & Aspirations: To be an ATP player in the future and hopefully world #1. Also, to win Vienna Open

Favourite player: Sascha Zverev

Hana Kotb

Age: 12

Age started playing tennis: 9 years old

UAE Ranking U12: #2

UAE Ranking U14: #2

UTR: 4,7

Achievements: Won multiple tournaments around the UAE as well as Egypt. Always on the top 5 of the UAE.

Goals & Aspirations: To be a WTA player and play the best tournaments worldwide.

Favourite player: Serena Williams

Firas Fakhera

Age: 15

Age started playing tennis: 6 years old

UAE Ranking U16: 43

UTR: 6.08

Achievements: Played ITF, UTR, and UAE tennis. Attended training abroad in France and Spain

Goals & Aspirations: To compete nationally and internationally. Improve my ranking. To transfer my skills from the training to the matches

Favourite players: Andrey Rublev, Roger Federer & Denis Shapovalov

Rodrigo Vieira

Age: 14

Age started playing tennis: 4 years old

UAE Ranking U14: 68

UTR: 4.7

Achievements: Started to make my dad sweat; he is a great tennis player

Goals & Aspirations: Consistently going to tournaments and going into later rounds

Favourite player: Roger Federer

Aleksey Komarov

Age: 13

Age started playing tennis: 5 years old

UAE Ranking U14: #43

UTR: 5.38

Achievements: Semifinalist in a few UAE tournaments during last year

Goals & Aspirations: To start competing more regularly and reach my best ranking in the UAE. Also, start competing in some international tournaments

Favourite player: Novak Djokovic

Garv Bahl

India

Age: 16

Age started playing: 5

Junior ITF Ranking : 317

UTR Ranking: 10.50

Achievements:

• ITF J5, Amman, Jordan April 2019 – Winner

• ITF J5, Amman, Jordan April 2019 – Semi Finals – Doubles

• ITF J4, Fujeriah, UAE Jan 2020 – Quater Finals

• ITF J4, Fujeriah, UAE Jan 2020 – Semi Finals – Doubles

• ITF J5, Bahrain October 2019 – Quater Finals

• ITF J5, Bahrain October 2019 – Quater Finals – Doubles

• Kathmandu, Nepal – Winner

Goals and Aspirations:

• He wants to play tennis a renowned University or play proffesional tennis. He intends to keep working hard on his tennis and fitness and take his tennis to the next Level and make anime for himself not just in Dubai but on a international stage.

Anissa Qirbi

Age: 13

Age started playing tennis: 4 years old

UTR: 3.84

Achievements: Winner of OTA Lamoreaux U14, Toronto, Canada July 2022

Goals & Aspirations:To achieve the highest level of attainment possible for myself in tennis

Favourite players: Bianca Andreescu

Axel Raber

Age: 15

Age started playing tennis: 4 years old

ITF Ranking: 2400

UTR: 9

Achievements: Winner U16 UTR tournament

Goals & Aspirations: Win an ITF

Favourite player: Rafa Nadal

Aayan Raie

Age: 16

Age started playing tennis: 8 years old

UAE Ranking U18: #37

UTR: 6.2

Achievements: Competed in the UAE making good appearances

Goals & Aspirations: To achieve a national ranking of 10 or below and to be a 9 UTR

Favourite player: Carlitos Alcaraz

Bogdan Kozlov

Age: 14

Age started playing tennis: 6 years old

Tennis Europe Ranking: 202

UTR: 8.23

Achievements: Latvian champion in doubles, finalist in doubles Latvian championship, 3rd place in singles Latvian championship, Finalist in singles and doubles Tennis Europe in Latvia

Goals & Aspirations: Become #1 ATP

Favourite player: Roger Federer

Eda Numanoglu

Age: 17 years old

 Age started playing Tennis: 6 years old

ITF Ranking: #548

UTR: 8.2

Achievements:

Turkish championship u18 doubles champion
U14 Turkish championship doubles runner up
Grade 4 doubles runner-up in Nairobi
Grade 5 singles champion and doubles runner-up in Urmia (Iran)
Grade 5 doubles runner-up in Isfahan (Iran)
Grade 4 doubles runner-up in Kish Island (Iran)
15k doubles quarterfinal
Schools Turkish championship champion

Goals & Aspirations: To play juniors Grand Slams

 Favourite Player: Roger Federer

Sahil Uberoi

Age: 16 years old

Age started playing tennis: 11 years old

UTR: 5.77

Achievements: 

Goals & Aspirations: To compete regularly nationally and internationally. Improve my ranking. To transfer my skills from the training to the matches

Favourite players: Roger Federer

Timur Gordeev

Russia

Age: 11

Age started playing Tennis: 4

UAE Ranking U12: 1

UAE Ranking U14: 3

Achievements:

Split Cup 2021 – the finalist

Dubai Bowl Ten Pro U13 – the finalist

UAE ranking U12 tournament – winner

Mubadala cup 2021 – winner

Goals & Aspirations: Being ATP Number 1 in the world, the Grand Slam’s  winner, to beat all records

Favorite Player: Novak Djokovic

Larissa Brasil

Brazil

Age: 12

 Age started playing Tennis: 4

 UAE Ranking #1 Age Category U12 from 2019/21

 UAE Ranking #10 Age Category U14

Achievements

 Since late 2018, stayed at the top players in the UAE, holding the #1 position for U12 in the UAE for more than a year, and until move to higher category. Competed in Spain in Rafael Nadal Tour, and trained in Spain during different periods. In Brazil, champion of 2nd Copa Teuto of Tennis Above 13, when was 10 yo. Invited by UAE Federation to participate in a training clinic with Francis Roig in Dubai, and considered to represent the country at Orange Bowl in 2020 (cancelled due to COVID).

 

Goals & Aspirations

 My main goal right now is to get an expressive raking in Europe, and to develop my strengths (physically, technically, and mentally) to be the best possible player I could ever be. I fight to continue to strive within my journey and be able to compete at a continuous and intense high-level performance.

 

Favorite Player : Rafael Nadal

Zein Ionescu

Canada

Age: 15

 Age started playing Tennis: 10

 UAE Ranking U18: 7

 UAE Ranking U16: 6

Achievements : Winner and runner-up in singles and doubles Raquets Academy UTR tournaments

Goals & Aspirations: Experience tennis at the highest competitive level

 Favorite Player: Felix Auger-Aliassime

Aryan Nanda

India

Age:15

Age started playing Tennis: 6

UAE Ranking U18: 10

ITF Ranking: 1800

Achievements: Semi Finals Men’s 4k UTR tournament, Quarter finals Men’s Spring championship 2021

Goals & Aspirations: Professional tennis player

Favorite Player: Diego Shwartzman

 

Can Burak Kılıçer

Age: 12 years old.

 Age started playing Tennis: 6 years old

UAE Ranking: #18

UTR: 3.87

Achievements: 2018 U8 Gold Medal, 2018 U8 Trophy, 2019 U10 Silver Medal, 2019 U9 Gold Medal, 2019 U8 Bronz Medal

Goals & Aspirations: Get an impressive ranking in Europe, achieving a top 50 positions in ATP in the world

 Favourite Player: Roger Federer

Idhant Kastwar

India

Age: 14

Started Playing Tennis:

UAE Ranking:

Achievements: Bahrian ATF 2021 Finalist Singles and Doubles. Champion in Many UTR Tournaments

Goals & Aspirations: College tennis Division 1

Favorite Player: Jannik Sinner

 

Magnus Oestergaard

Denmark

Age: 11

Age started playing tennis: 5

UAE Ranking U12:  1

UAE Ranking U14: 7 

UTR Ranking: 6.94

Achievements:

Winner: 2 X Giammalva Rackets Club U8, Holbaek Cup U10, HIK Open U10, HVT Christmas Cup U10, Regional League Champion U10, Regional Group Winner U10, Yonex HRT Cup, Danish Tennis U10 Festival, KB Cup U10, HRT Festival U10, Rackets Academy UAE Ranking Tournament U12, PUCA Pro UAE Ranking Tournament U12, AL Habtoor UAE Ranking Tournament U12, Rackets Academy UAE UTR Tournament U13. Rackets Academy UAE UTR Tournament 12 and Under.

Finalist: Head Cup U8, Giammalva Rackets Club U8, Z & Match Cup, Greve Summer Cup U10, 360Tennis UAE Ranking Tournament U12, Energy UAE Ranking Tournament U12, Future Pro UAE Ranking Tournament U12, Fila Cup U12, Rackets Academy UAE Ranking Tournament U14. Rackets Academy UAE UTR Tournament 15 and Under

Goals and Aspirations:

Become a professional tennis player and win a Grand Slam. Short term I increase my confidence in all shots, and remian number one in UAE U12, win an U14 UAE Ranking Tournament and become national champion in Denmark for my age group.

Favorite Player:

Roger Federer

Enzo Kahi

Lebanon & United Kingdom

Age: 11

Age started playing Tennis: 3

(my first coach George Green)

UAE Ranking U12: #12    

UTR Ranking: 6.53

Achievements:

Settling in the best elite group in UAE with the best coaches and players 

Being able to compete & travel to important tennis academies in Europe.

Participating in Rafa nadal tour in Springs 2019

Winning 2 tournaments (12&under) during our French tour with coach Mariano this summer 2019 while reaching many finals

To have high ranking in 12/14&under tennis

Goals & Aspirations:

In training, I would like to work more on my mental and intensity

In tournaments, to compete with a stronger mental, and win much more matches.

Starting from Junior tennis, to ITF, to ATP player and why not among the top 100 in the world

Favorite Player:

Roger Federer

Ralph Farah

Lebanon

Age: 12

Age started playing Tennis: 8

 Home Country Ranking: 3th, U12 and 5th, U14

Achievements

Ralph was part of the U12 Lebanese national team. Ralph is a champion and finalist of many federated U12 and U14 tournaments in Lebanon.

 Goals & Aspirations

My short-term goal is to benefit from Rackets Academy to improve my technical and tactical game and get ready to compete in ITFs. On the long run, I aspire to become a professional tennis player, and get a scholarship to the US universities.

Favorite Player: Rafael Nadal

Laurits Oestergaard

Denmark

Age: 9

Age started playing tennis: 4

UAE Ranking U12: 8

UTR rating: 4.10

Achievements:

Winner: KB Cup U10, Foresoe Open U10, Head Regional Group Winner U10, Holte Open U10, 3 X Rackets Academy U10.

Finalist: 360Tennis UAE Ranking Tournament U10, Rackets Academy U10.

SemifinalistHead Regional Champions Finals U10

QuarterfinalistPUCA Pro UAE Ranking Tournament U12, Al Habtoor UAE Ranking Tournament U12, Rackets Academy Open UAE UTR Tournament 13 and Under, PUCA Pro UAE Ranking Tournament U12.

Goals and Aspirations:

Become a professional tennis player.

Short term I am working on becoming more consistent and get a ranking in UAE and win my first UAE Ranking Tournament.

Favorite Player:

Roger Federer

Shekh Aaqib Zahir

India

Age: 16 years old.

 Age started playing Tennis: 11 years old

UAE Ranking: Top 20

UTR: 6.7

  Goals & Aspirations: To become a professional ATP player

 Favourite Player: Andy Murray

Ernest Yakubovskiy

Russia

Age: 11

 Age started playing Tennis: 7

Home Country Ranking:  363

UTR Ranking: 5.47

Achievements:

Winner of Tournament in Moscow and three times made semi finals and finished second place Under 12 Rackets Academy UTR Tournament (Jan 21)

Goals & Aspirations:

Become number one in in Dubai then become number 1 in the whole world.

 Favorite Player:

Novak Djokovic