Mohammed likes to manage tennis facilities in Tokyo, Guam and neighbouring countries like Hong Kong, and other Micronesian Islands and Fiji. Mohammed is 40 years of ago and has over 25 years experience in playing tennis and 15 years as a professional tennis coach. Through his extensive travel and experience he has seen the world first hand and through that experience he like to provide tennis players with well-deserved means of leisure, and health & fitness through a TOTAL SERVICE OPERATED, tennis club.
A specialized membership program is a must that would exclusively serve the need to individuals and families in the area. Outlook of this plan would basically be in two phases. Phase one – a full exclusive membership club program; and phase two – specialized tennis instructional program and daily activities. A membership program would include a complete use of the club, e.g. use of the tennis courts, vehicle/ motor cycle/ or bicycle parking access, use of gym, shower facility, hot and cold bath, swimming pool, locker room, lounge, cafe, and use of meeting room. A”cutting edge” tennis instructional program and activity would entail, e.g. customaries daily group lessons, private lessons for adult & juniors, a daily weekly social and competitive matches, player matching service for singles and doubles enthusiasts, a daily light fun and enjoyable early morning cardio tennis workout choreographed with music, monthly team competitions, yearly special domestically and internationally tennis camps, special national holiday programs, weekend socials for players who are unable to participate in the tennis activities during the week due to work or other reasons, and a Friday night members tennis social followed by a BBQ during the month of July through October.
A mini restaurant, a coffee shops or a bar is essential! Once these are all up and running, Mohammed would like to organize special tennis tours to overseas to experience first hand by witnessing the four Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments in all four countries, namely – The Australian Open, The French Open, The Wimbledon (England), and The United States Open. Since Mohammed’s network is quite diverse, his relationship with overseas coaches, association and other tennis institutions makes him the ideal candidate to be able to organize these type of tours for members and enthusiasts to be able to comfortably take a the tour and have fun and return home with some good fond memories.
Furthermore – Mohammed likes to pursue his passion by developing young kids to junior elite players from the ages of seven to seventeen years of age. Once these players go through our training and testing system, than the players would go on to compete in manner of local, city, province, state to international ranking tournaments. These players will also travel domestically and internationally with a coach who would have no problems or issue with regards to language and experience in these areas.
In summarizing, Mohammed’s huge experience such as hotel industry, travelling around the world teaching, playing, competing and also his knowledge in understanding different cultures and his network with people, players and tennis institutions aroun the world makes him a remarkable and marketable person in today’s tennis and customer satisfaction industry. His love of the game, passion to teach tennis and a desire for total customer satisfaction affirms that he is a suitable candicate to run a tennis business by any circumstances. Mohammed by far is a valuable asset to any employer, or business partner and he hopes that this curriculum vita would solidify his objectives as you will see below. Enjoy!
Tennis Employment History
(Starting from most recent)
2009 November/Present – Tennis Director, Mo Tennis, Tokyo – Japan. Mo Tennis – Mohammed is a professional teaching coach who coaches players from juniors to adults at intermediate to elite tournament player level. He also organizes camps, social and competitive tournaments for players domestically and internationally.
2009 May/October – Tennis Director, Inn at Manitou, Toronto – Canada
(a total of 11 courts of which 6 outdoor plexi-pave hard, 4 har-tru clay and 1 indoor lighted hard court)
2006 March/ April – Tennis Director, Mo Tennis, Tokyo – Japan. Mo Tennis – Mohammed is a professional teaching coach who coaches players from juniors to adults at intermediate to elite tournament player level. He also organizes camps, social and competitive tournaments for players domestically and internationally.
2004 July/ – Head Coach – Showa No Mori Tennis School, Tokyo – Japan 2005 Feb (a total of 29 courts tennis facility with fully stoked pro shop. Of the 29 courts, 9 were lighted indoor fast carpet courts and 20 outdoor hard plexi-pave courts of which 6 are lighted)
2003 May/ – Tennis Coach – Showa No Mori Tennis School, Tokyo – Japan 2004 August (a total of 29 courts tennis facility with fully stoked pro shop. Of the 29 courts, 9 were lighted fast carpet indoor courts and 20 outdoor hard plexi-pave courts of which 6 are lighted)
2002 Dec/ – Tennis Professional, Hilton Shinjuku Hotel, Tokyo – Japan 2003 March (a 2 courts fast rubber court tennis facility located on the 5th floor of the hotel property)
2000 Feb/ – Tennis Director, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, Guam – USA 2002 Dec (a 5 all lighted hard plexi-pave tennis court facility)
2000/ – Tennis Director – Grand Hyatt, Seoul – South Korea 2000 Aug (a 4 all lighted synthetic grass courts tennis facility with a mini pro shop)
1999 Dec/ – Tennis Professional, Malliouhana Hotel, British West Indies, in the Caribbean Islands 2000 Feb (A 4 hard plexi-pave hard all lighted tennis facility with a mini pro shop)
1999 Oct/ – Tennis Professional, Four Season Hotel – Singapore 1999 Nov (a 4 court tennis facility of which 2 courts were indoor both lighted with hard plexi-pave courts and fully air conditioning service. And the other 2 courts were hard both lighted out door tennis court located on the 5th floor of the hotel facility).
1998 Sept/ – Tennis Director – Sheraton Fiji Resorts, Nadi – Fiji Islands 1999 Oct (a 10 court tennis with 18 holes championship course facility with a fully stocked golf and tennis pro shop. Of the 10 courts, 4 of which were synthetic grass all lighted tennis and the rest of the 6 courts were natural grass at Wimbledon standard surface).
1995 Dec/ – Head Tennis Professional, Sheraton Fiji Resorts, Nadi, Fiji, Islands 1998 Aug (a 10 court tennis with 18 holes championship course facility with a fully stocked golf and tennis pro shop. Of the 10 courts, 4 of which were synthetic grass all lighted tennis and the rest of the 6 courts were natural grass at Wimbledon standard surface).
1995 Nov/ – Tennis Professional, Marriott’s Rancho Las Palmas Hotel, Palm Springs, CA – USA 1995 Nov (a 23 court tennis facility with fully stocked pro shop. Of the 23 courts, 20 were plexi-pave all lighted hard courts, plus 1 special ball machine court, and 2 French Open red clay courts).
1995 May/ – Tennis Professional, At The Inn & Tennis Club at Manitou, Toronto – Canada 1995 Oct (a Relais & Chateaux Lake side Spa & Tennis Resort with a tennis camp flavour to it. A 14 court facility of which were 8 lighted plexi-pave hard courts, 8 green clay hartru surface, and 1 indoor lighted hard tennis court mainly used during daily evening pro exhibitions and rainy day programs).
1995 Feb/ – Senior Pro Shop Attendant & Assistant Tennis Coach, Sheraton Denarau Golf & 1993 May Racquet Club, Nadi – Fiji Islands. (rated as South Pacific top tennis & golf destination by tennis Australian magazine. The club also offered a fully stocked tennis & golf pro shop merchandise, accessories and equipments).
1993 May/ – Assistant Tennis Coach, Denarau Tennis Club, Sheraton Fiji Resort, Nadi – Fiji, 1991 Oct Islands. (a 10 court tennis with 18 holes championship course facility with a fully stocked golf and tennis pro shop. Of the 10 courts, 4 of which were synthetic grass all lighted tennis and the rest of the 6 courts were natural grass at Wimbledon standard surface).
Additional Employment History
(Starting from most recent)
1994 – Hired and trained for Flight Attendant with Fiji’s International airline.
1991 Sept/ – Accounts Commercial Clerk – South Seas Cruises & Turtle Airays Limited, Nadi – 1990 May Fiji Islands
1987 – Completed Senior High School Education with Nadi Muslim College, in Nadi – Fiji Islands. Curriculums were as follows: accounting, biological science, chemistry, English, geography and mathematics.
1984 – Completed Junior High School Education with Shri Vivekananda High School, in Nadi, Fiji Islands
1986 – Entered Shri Vivekananda School for high school Education, Nadi – Fiji Islands. Curriculums were as follows: accounting, biological science, music, woodworking, chemistry, English, geography, and mathematics.
1977 – Completed senior primary school education with Nadi Sangam Primary School, in Nadi – Fiji Islands. Curriculums were as follows: English, mathematics, social science, health science and accounting. Completed 8th grade of education that is compulsory to pass before being accepted by a junior high school.
1983 – Entered Nadi Sangam School for primary education, in Nadi – Fiji Islands. Primary education is a 6 years education before entering high school education.
Professional Teaching License and Accreditation (Starting from most recent)
2005 – United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). USPTA is the worlds oldest and largest non-profit trade association for tennis-teaching professionals. Founded in 1927, USPTA is one of the industry’s leading organizations. USPTA training program is a two-day extensive program consists of classroom and practical examination in teaching, playing, and business skills necessary for today’s tennis industries. Certification training included, stroke production exam, teaching private and groups lessons, and written examination with topics covering from the history of the sports, business and programming, professional conduct, rules of the game, court maintenance, kids tennis and equipment and stringing of racquets.
Successfully accredited as: USPTA Teaching Professional in 2006
1997 – Peter Burwash International (PBI) was founded in 1975. PBI is the world leading tennis management company servicing over 50 destinations with staffing over 100 tennis professionals around the world. The certification and training consist 450 hours of classroom training and on court practical training and evaluation. This training incorporates a variety of on-court programs as well as business classes applicable to today’s tennis industry. A spectrum of topics, including the hotel and travel industries, management, marketing and advertising, reporting, communication skills, presentation speaking, writing a press release, budgeting, reporting, grooming, court check and maintenance, tournament organization and officiating, writing sponsorship proposals and meeting with sponsors, filming, photography, and public relations.
Successfully accredited as: PBI Teaching Professional in 1997
1995 – Attended the International Tennis Federation (ITF), “International Officiating Programme” which was held in Lautoka, Fiji. This program was held to develop individuals on how to conduct and officiate a professional tennis match. Officiating course consisted studying and understanding rules of tennis, voice projection, score carding, announcing, conduct and grooming and reporting.
Successfully accredited as: ITF Level 1 School of International Officiating
Professional Tennis Education & Growth (Starting from most recent)
2008 – United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) World Tennis Conference held at the famous La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California. Once a year USPTA members from around the world gather for a week of conference at the finest tennis resorts in the United States and the resorts are chosen by the United States Tennis Association. Master professionals in teaching tennis, ex-playing professional in ATP & WTA alike, equipment and apparels agents, and other tennis gurus come together to help the conference attendees of teaching professional to upgrade their knowledge and get set for the following year ahead.
General Session Attended were – nondominant hand eye as determining factors of the strokes quality, analysing return of serves, teaching the Zone, It ain’t easy – building a “champion” of life, the secret to my success, defining technique – analyzing and explaining what you see, scripting the between -point time – A practical technique for training the private voice, Doubles dissected – a comprehensive look, stroke production and corrective techniques, and consistency and pattern of play.
Specialty Courses Attended were;
1. Advanced stroke production: teaching tennis in a modern way – by Stan Oley, USPTA course director.
Agenda’s covered were:
2. Assertive communication and negotiation skills – by Barbara Fackel, Performance ad training consultant.
Agenda’s covered were:
2007 – United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) World Tennis Conference held at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Florida. This is a world conference in Tennis. Once a year USPTA members from around the world gather for a week of conference at a five star resort chosen by the association in the United States. Master professionals in teaching tennis, ex-playing professional, equipment and apparels agents, and other tennis gurus come together to help teaching professional like us to upgrade our knowledge for the year and the year following.
General Session Attended were – dynamite doubles, footwork – focus and flow, developing a solid foundation and balance and movement, training the genuine all court player, patterns of play and specific training, the journey of modelling a player from day 1 to the pros, a traditional approach to the modern game and combining technique and tactic to develop players.
1. Motor learning/Sports psychology – by Mike Kemodle, and Dan Gould, USPTA course directors. Agenda’s covered were: developing mental skills beyond tennis, education and dealing with parents, psychological skill training (rituals and routines), Psychological skill training (Imagery), concentration and focus, finding one’s level of anxiety and managing it, training self confident, principles of goal settings, confrontation guidelines, the sandwich approach to mistakes, mental toughness skill training, effective communication, framework of coaching mental skills, establishing trust and building coach-player relationship.
2. The essentials of shot making – by John Yandell, a USPTA course director. Agenda’s covered were: range elements in modern strokes seen in high speed video (grips, preparation and back swing, hitting arm position, shoulder and torso rotational patterns, stances, finishes, hand and arm rotations, men versus women on these issues where appropriate), five segments of roughly 40 minutes – with five-minute break (forehand, one handed backhand, two-handed backhand, serve, and net), interactive discussion format
3. Speed, agility and quickness – by Pat Etcheberry, a USPTA course director. Agenda’s covered were: with your client or player what it takes to become successful with your fitness program, break-down of the tennis player, scheduling, weight-room exercises, agility drills, professionalism of coach.
2006 – United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) World Tennis Conference held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a world conference in Tennis. Once a year USPTA members from around the world gather for a week of conference at a five star resort chosen by the association in the United States. Master professionals in teaching tennis, ex-playing professional, equipment and apparels agents, and other tennis gurus come together to help teaching professional like us to upgrade our knowledge for the year and the year following.
General Sessions Attended were: How teaching modern tennis to kid and adults, Cardio tennis, The 10,000 hour journey to becoming a player, Training a player, patterns of play, the journey of moulding a player from day 1 to the pros, high performance drills for all level of players, combining techniques and tactics to develop players, new racquet, shoes, and teaching aid technology, High School tennis development, developing world-class fundamentals for young players.
Specialty Courses Attended were:
1. Modern Tennis Technique – by Brett Hobden – A USPTA Master tennis professional and USPTA course director.
Agenda covered were: what is modern tennis, why has it been so slow to make inroads at the recreational level, teaching the modern game successfully, practical examples, and the magic of modern.
2. Tennis Facility Programming (a model tennis environment) – by Jim Reffkin, USPTA, course director.
Agenda covered were: why do we need innovative programming, public, private and resort tennis, counter display – keep it simple and attractive, and branding of your programming path.
3. Creating and Running a Small Business – by Drew Sunderlin, USPTA, course director.
Agenda covered were: review your short and long term goals, reward the achievers, 4 keys to strategic planning, accounting, setting your goal, personalized your service, inventory and staffing, advertising, internet, and marketing
4. Creating a Total Service Tennis Facility – by Jeff Hawes and Pat Whitworth, USPTA, course directors.
Agenda covered were: defining total service, the value and benefits of Total Service, communication is key, the Importance of Total Service training, servicing the staff, Servicing the customer, handling situations, and definite dos and dirty don’t.
5. Doubles Strategies and Patterns – by Hank Pfister, USPTA, and course director.
Agenda covered were: time and distance, court positioning and coverage, following the ball, shot selection, Pattern, strategies, predicable chaos, tandem and ” I ” formation, and mixed doubles – a different sport.
1996 – Certified in Effective Presentation Speaking. CPA Management Consultants Limited, New Zealand. A one-day extensive course that was sponsored by Sheraton Denarau Golf & Racquet Club. This course was in effective to Mohammed’s growth effective public speaking. Due to his job description, this course helped him towards directing tournaments where public speaking was a must.
1995 – The Inn & Tennis Club at Manitou, Toronto – Canada A camp tennis facility with a total of 23 courts of which14 were plexi-pave hard courts, 8 green clay, and 1 indoor hard tennis court. This was an apprenticeship program that was organized by Peter Burwash International staff based in Fiji then and through my employer then Sheraton Fiji Resort.
Training included preparing the resort after winter to open for guests. Painting and preparation of tennis courts, training and discussion of lessons one week prior to the opening of the summer tennis season, during the season, teaching mainly group tennis lessons, and private lesson, demonstrating of morning group lesson theme with music, participating in weekly pro exhibition matches, entertaining hotel guests in the evening programs such as poker games, black jack, pool table, table tennis and or dining.
Tennis Awards & Playing Experience (Starting from most recent first)
2005 – Travelling Player & Manager of 12 – member player squad from Japan to Guam for Guam International Tennis Tournament. Each year Hilton Guam International tennis tournament is hosted at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. Players from around Asia pacific region compete at this prestigious semi-professional event for prize money and other valued prizes.
2000/ – Guam Open Singles Champion 2001 Open Singles Champion. This tournament is regarded Guam and Micronesian National most prestigious and valued tournament. Players from Guam and Micronesian island players compete at this year event.)
1991 – Fiji National Tennis Team Squad 2000 Successfully selected as top 5 players to represent Fiji in local and overseas events. It is a performance-based selection and players from nation wide compete regularly to be part of this squad to be a Fiji represent in tennis)
1998 – Davis Cup Player for Fiji 1999 The world acclaimed Davis Cup competition is a 6.0 NTRP level tournament, and countries from all around the world take part at these yearly competitions representing their countries. The competition is divided into 5 groups, 4 of which is called zone 1, 2, 3, & 4, and world group. Fiji was represented at zone 4 level and countries that participated in this zone were, Brunei, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Jordan. This zone 4 was were represented by Asia Pacific Region and 2 singles match and 1 doubles match were played during one week of competitions. The winning teams of the lot were promoted to zone 3 and the remaining teams stayed at its level and were contested with the same format the following year. . To be part of this squad is very special and 5-member squads including a manager/coach were selected each year by a panel.
1996 – Fiji (ITF) Junior National Team Coach ITF- International Tennis Federation is the supreme tennis organization in the World. This organization funds tennis events to developing nations and part of the fund is spend on developing nations to especially develop grass root tennis for children. After rigorous training throughout the year, only elite players are selected each year after training and developing players to represent Fiji in junior tennis in the South Pacific. As a national team coach Mohammed’s responsibilities included – training and travelling with six juniors players to three islands (i.e. to the island of Tonga, Samoa, and American Samoa), billeting, taking care of players well being and expenses of the team, team competitions, organizing social events for players to enjoy and interact with fellow players, and reporting with Fiji Tennis association with the overall report of the tour and travelling expenses.
1991 – South Pacific Games Tennis Team Member Held in Papua New Guinea. This event is where all South Pacific nations including Tahiti and New Caledonia compete in various sports including tennis. The event is an Olympics event for South Pacific island nations. Competitors at this event are not professional but as high as semi-professional level.
1991 – National Tennis Team Squad member to Tonga Were selected to represent Fiji to the island of Tonga for the purpose to build up the experience in competition for the upcoming South Pacific Games that was held in Papua New Guinea later that year.
…surely “Yes, we CAN!”