Junaid is the Director and Head Coach of University Tennis Academy. His extensive playing and coaching background in over 20 countries allows him to bring a vast amount of experience and coaching methodology to lead the team. He is formally the #1 Ranked Junior in Australia and Nationally Ranked Division #1 College player, participating in professional tournaments around the world. Junaid has a strong working background in Strength & Conditioning, creating programs and training high level athletes across multiple sports. He also has 3 degrees in Engineering, working as a space electronics engineer for a number of years.
Karina is an experienced USPTA 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 over 80% of her matches and graduating Summa Cum Laude (highest honours). Karina is a major addition to the UTA Team and can't wait to share her expertise and knowledge of the game to all.
Michela, a PTR certified coach, is a business law student at Melbourne University and 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 is excited at this opportunity to bring her passion for tennis to Melbourne University.