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Technical Director- Raz 

Raz started his sports coaching career in Insportz, Dubai, in the summer of 1999.  Since then he has spent more than 22 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 2017, 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 developing the HPTA at Kent College Dubai, as well as managing the KCD Senior Tennis Squad, 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.

Qualifications:

 

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 Sports Science); Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management; B.Sc Env Biology & Marine Ecosystems