Pro Staff

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, including his older siblings,  who loved the game of tennis; this created an environment for his own passion for the sport to develop at a young age.  Soon he was noticed by the Ghana Tennis Association which recognized Salif’s talent and invited him to begin working 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 Bollettieri’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 Sportime Randall’s Island, New York, NY; Master Professional/QuickStart Director at Sportime Harbor Island, Mamaroneck, NY.  We are excited to have Salif and his staff join us at our club; all players (or onlookers!) from tots to adults are thrilled to have him share his talents and smiling personality, on and off the courts.

 

 

COME UP TO MEET OUR SUMMER COORDINATOR:  JIM HAMLIN

Jim will arrange games for you, organize round-robin social scrambles, member-guest and other tournaments while filling in when you need a fourth or answering all your tennis and social needs, weekends and weekdays as well.