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Salifu Mohammed, Director of Tennis

Salifu Mohammed, or “Salif” as he is known by his students, was born in Ghana in 1986.  Growing up Salif was surrounded by people who loved the game of tennis, including his older siblings,  which created an enviornment for his own passion for the sport to develop at a young age.  Soon he was noticed by the Ghana Tennis Association who recognized Salif’s talent and invited him to begin training with them.  This training prepared him to represent Ghana in the Davis Cup and paved the way for future success.  By the age of sixteen, Salif began playing ITF events and quickly acquired a junior world ranking.  Salif’ progressed by participating in ATP and ITF tournaments bringing him into the top 500 in the world as an adult.  While training at Nick Bolletteri’s academy from 2002-2005, Salif made appearances  in the junior US Open; French Open; Wimbledon and Australian Open tournaments.  After completing his training at the academy in 2005, Salif was able to enter the US Open’s men’s qualifying draw.

Based out of lower Westchester, over the last eight years, Salif’s teaching career has been focused primarily on high performance juniors in the New York Metro area.  Past teaching positions include: High Performance Director at Gotham Tennis Academy Bronx, NY; Master Professional at Sporttime Randall Island New York, NY; Master Professional/QuickStart Director at Sporttime Harbour Island Mamaroneck, NY.  We are excited to have Salif join us and look forward to having him share his on and off court talents with all of our clients