Technical Director- Raz
Raz started his sports coaching career in Insportz, Dubai, in the summer of 1999. Since then he has spent more than 24 years being involved with the coaching of tennis, basketball and cricket in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi as well as in Mauritius, Seychelles and Bangladesh.
Learning his craft from industry pioneer, Cees Valks of Active Sports, Raz teamed up with former ITF Junior Pro, Ali Hasan and Excel Sports in 2009.
In 2012, Raz launched the HPTA Middle East, as a High Performance autonomous division of Excel Sports, where he oversees the development of tennis, basketball and cricket at a competitive level in individual athletes, schools, universities and corporate teams. He is currently managing a squad of 10 junior players, who are all on a 2 year tennis scholarship program and fully sponsored by HPTA.
When Raz isn't on the tennis courts, he is busy running
his other businesses which range from sports infrastructure to sports apparel manufacturing and as well as sports related marketing, merchandising and branding services.
Tennis: USPTR (10 & Under; 11-17Y; Adults & High Performance); Cardio Tennis Instructor; ITF Certified On-Court Tester
Cricket: Cricket Australia Level 2 (Advanced); ICC GCA Level 1; Cricket Australia OCC
Basketball: ACA Level 1
Education: Master of Education (M.ED, Science Education); Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management; B.Sc Env Biology & Marine Ecosystems