Biography

Mohammed Jannif (Mo) manages his private tennis program under the name of MoTennis in Tokyo, Japan where he coaches players from their regular to elite tournament level. Mohammed also coaches players overseas where he provides camps and trainings to help them prepare for their tournaments around their local cities, states or international. Mohammed is originally from Nadi, the Islands of Fiji and he obtained his professional tennis teaching license from two of the world’s most prestigious tennis organizations namely: Peter Burwash International a.k.a (PBI), and the United States Professional Tennis Association, a.k.a (USPTA). As tennis professional, Mohammed travelled over 20 countries visiting, teaching, coaching and working before arriving to Tokyo, Japan where he calls it home since 2003.

Mohammed has been a professional tennis coach since 1995, and his work experiences have been quite diverse at the same time and to mention those experiences from most recent are: Tennis Director/The Inn at Manitou, Toronto – Canada, Head Coach/Showa No Mori Tennis School, Tokyo-Japan, Tennis Director/Hilton Shinjuku Hotel, Tokyo-Japan, Tennis Director/Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, Guam-USA, Tennis Director/Grand Hyatt Seoul, Seoul- South Korea, Tennis Professional/Malliouhana Hotel, Anguilla, in the Caribbean Islands, Tennis Professional/Four Seasons Hotel-Singapore, Tennis Professional/Marriott’s Rancho Las Palmas, California-USA, Tennis Professional/The Inn & Tennis Club at Manitou, in Toronto-Canada, Tennis Director/The Sheraton Fiji Resort-Denarau Golf & Racquet Club, Nadi, Fiji Islands. He has also travelled and coached Fiji (ITF) Junior National Tennis Team to Three South PAcific Nation match play. His amateur and professional playing experiences are quite impressive as his work and at the age of 16, he acclaimed under 16 Newk’s Junior Champion of Fiji and since then he accelerated to the top of his playing level where at the age of 21 he was selected to represented Fiji in the South Pacific Games, which was held in Papua New Guinea that year where he achieved bronze medal in the team event. In 1998 and 1999 he represented Fiji in the World’s prestigious team competition “Davis Cup” which was held in Brunei and Jordan respectively. In 2000 and 2001, Mohammed claimed back-to-back Guam (USA), Men’s Open Singles Championship title, and in 2004 he travelled with a team of 13 Japanese players as player/manager to Guam to compete at the Annual Guam International Tennis Championships. Mohammed obtained his senior school education in Fiji where he studied Business in Commerce and Geographical Science and prior to becoming a tennis professional, Mohammed worked as a commercial clerk and as a international flight attendant trainee. He also successfully completed effective presentation speaking course, and has over 11 years of hotel industry work experience.

He is now 40 years of age and comes from a family of five siblings as they reside in Nadi – Fiji, Auckland – New Zealand, Sydney and Brisbane – Australia. His hobbies include: listening to music, reading, playing golf, watching baseball, fishing and meeting.