A native of Cairo, Egypt who resided there till the age of
fifteen when he won his first men’s open national title for the first time. In
the same year moved to the United States to pursue a college degree and a
career in professional tennis.
Twenty three years later, at the age of 38, an American
citizen, who is residing in Tampa, Florida, after an outstanding college and
professional career in tennis as a player and as a coach.
With the experience of seven years on tour as a player and
twelve as a coach, thirteen grand slam events, titles in singles and doubles, and
twelve years of Davis cup experience, be sure you are in great hands.
AS A PRO
Number one tennis player in Egypt for Twelve
consecutive years. (1987-98)
Davis-cup player on the Egyptian Davis Cup team for
twelve consecutive years.
Started my professional tennis career in 1993.
Became a member of the ATP and played on the ATP
tour for six years (1993-1998).
Finished the first year of my professional career at
an ATP ranking of 190.
Finished my singles professional career ranked as
high as 126 in the world.
Finished my doubles professional career ranked as
high as 127 in the world.
Won five doubles challenger titles.
Won two singles challenger titles.
Won five satellite singles titles.
Won four doubles satellite titles.
Played in most major events including 13 grand slam
U.S. Open, French Open, Australian Open, Wimbledon, Japan Open, Rome,
Casablanca, Chennai, Mexican Open, Qatar Open, Copenhagen Open, Saint
AS A COLLEGE ATHLETE
Played number one for Louisiana State University
(L.S.U.) for three years. (1991/92/93)
Led the school to three top eight finishes,
Hold the school Winn ingest record for number one
Hold the school record for most consecutive wins in
straight sets at number one.
Two years all SEC team.
Three years All-American in singles. (L.S.U.)
Three Years All-American in doubles. (L.S.U.)
Semi finalist in the NCAA clay court championships
Semi Finalist in the NCAA championships 1993.
Finished the 92/93 season ranked third in the
Inducted in the L.S.U. hall of fame in 1994.
The Only player to be signed from college by
Advantage International (Managing Firm) in 1993.
AS A JUNIOR
Ranked top twenty in the world (1990), reaching
fourth rounds in Wimbledon, U.S. open, and the Orange Bowl.
Won titles in Klosters (Switzerland), Munich
(Germany), Winchester (England).
Won African championships twice (1986/87).
Won Arab championships in 1989.
Became the number one ranked Men’s tennis player in
Egypt at age fifteen.
08/98 – 08/01 Palmer Tennis Academy Tampa FL
Director of player development and professional programs
Coached and mentored the top and professional
programs at Palmer Tennis Academy.
top players and professionals and organized their tournaments. Placed my
athletes in top NCAA division one schools, (Harvard, Georgia tech, Alabama,
Virginia tech, Central Florida, and many more)
02/98 – 08/98 Egyptian Tennis Federation
and Captain of the Egyptian Davis Cup Team
the team to represent the country.
a schedule for the national team to peak at the desired tie.
Coached the national team during the weeks of the
Evaluated every player’s performance for future
01/01- Present University of South Florida Tampa,
Assistant Coach (Men’s Tennis Team)
Assisted in preparing the team for dual matches
through a fine tuned practice regime and mental preparations.
Coached the players during matches and helped lead
the team to the finals of the USA conference.
Team meetings with the head coach and other
assistants to discuss strategy and scouting reports for opposing teams and
conducted separate meetings with the players in regards to these matters and
Prepared several evaluations for players who were
considered for the team.
On Tour Traveling Coach
During the above endeavors, coached a number of
professional players ranked as high as 4 in the world in the junior ITF
rankings, and 140 in the ATP tour world rankings.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Talent only plays a factor when the hard work
invested by both players is the same.
You can only achieve consistency through time spent
on the court.
Tennis is like fingerprints, always play your game.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react
to it, always control your attitude.
Common respect is the bases for any successful
“ I am very proud of all my previous achievements and
accomplishments, but what I am most proud of, is surviving the tough challenges and rough times that
came along the way that helped shape my character today” Tamer El Sawy