Sylvester was born and raised in Nigeria, he started his tennis career as early as the age of 5. Being ranked no.1 in all the junior categories in Nigeria growing up.
Former Nigeria Davis cup player, Sylvester was number one in the men’s singles before he moved to Dubai.
With over 15 years of active playing, Sylvester has gone through rigorous training in Europe, America as well Africa.He is combining all of his experiences on tour to coach in Dubai.
With the main goal of making players of all level learn, improve and enjoy the game of tennis!
Coming from Nigeria Emmanuel is a PTR and ITF certified tennis coach. He has been coaching tennis for more than 8 years and over 4 years in UAE and specializes in training students of all levels. He played many national and international junior tennis championships and now looking forward to sharing his knowledge with the tennis community in UAE.
Physio and Physical Development
The thought behind the PirpaVita started to develop during Pirpa’s professional 400m runner career. Unsatisfied with the given training protocol and determined to find solutions to her recurring health and injury problems. She figured out how to work the basic biomechanical movement patterns of running, together with alternative holistic treatments in order to speed up the recovery, to return into competition after injuries more easily and with improved results. In 2017 Pirpa got to coach Finnish current number one tennis player Emil Ruusuvuori. With a number of severe injuries in his history, despite the young age, Emil had the determination to seek a top professional to solve the health issues that were the biggest threat to his career. Pirpa took him under her wing in the new environment of professional tennis, again applying and tailoring specific biomechanical analysis and exercises for the sport.
With the unique combination of explosiveness, endurance, cognition and technical skills, tennis brought additional aspects to Pirpa’s style of implementing the physiological and biomechanical training protocols to everyday training. One of them was adding manual treatment to the exercises. Helping the athletes perform their best everyday, the range of motion and muscle elasticity is crucial. Especially in a highly technical sport the bodily sensations such as muscle stiffness, affect the performance negatively.
Laith Al Ani is one of the most recognized tennis officials not only in UAE but also GCC States. He is located in Dubai for over 20 years and has overall 35 years of experience in coaching, officiating, organizing and directing all level tennis competitions. He has been a part of organizing team of the Dubai Duty Free WTA and ATP events since 2004 with last 3 years being Ass. Chief of Officials.
Laith works closely with all tennis entities such as ITF, WTA and ATP to organize tennis competitions and exhibitions.. He is in charge of the organizing team for Mubadala World Tennis Championships Exhibition Event in Abu-Dhabi. During a Calendar Year he is able direct over 30 local and international tournaments. In addition to above mentioned merits Laith is an ITF Certified Tennis coach and Officiating Secretary General of the Iraqi Tennis Federation.
Graduated in Sport Management at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida with full scholarship in Tennis.
Alessandro started off as a professional tennis player and then coach, working with top ATP and WTA players and coaches, as well as developing high performance programmes in Tennis Academies in
Florida and Chicago. Later as a manager, driven by continuous desire to improve top standards, and fascinated by the interaction between tennis or sports in general and the business world, created the bridge between the two. His expertise, deep understanding of both the sports world and the business world, plus a vast network, brings an out of the box mindset approach, leading to creative and synergetic solutions using his international background and relations. These different roles have enabled Alessandro to understand the needs of athletes, coaches, as well as the needs of business stakeholders, giving him an all-encompassing view in helping achieve top results.
Fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and French with a musical passion for composing and playing piano.
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