Yonkers Tennis welcomes two new coaches
Yonkers Tennis Center is excited to announce the hiring of two tennis industry veterans, Michael Badu (below left) and Farhad Roshanaie (below right)
Michael was born in Kumasi Ghana, he is a natural athlete who played many sports. Soccer and basketball were the sports he first played and later on develop interested in tennis. Michael decided to focus on tennis at the age of 14 years old. He trained at a tennis club called Ashanti Club. With hard work and dedication, the number 1 singles for his college in Ghana and was ranked in the top 10 in Ghana 1998. Michael decided to come to the United States of America for a better future and other dreams in mind.
His coaching career began in 2000 when he started teaching at a tennis club in Boston, Massachusetts. He started as an assistant coach and work his way up becoming a head coach. He led the Sharon high school tennis team to win both state and national. He also was a hitting partner for Vera Zvonareva who was ranked number two in the WTA and doubles Grand slam champion. Michael has specialized in high-performance tennis coaching and has developed a lot of top junior players within the New England area. Michael is certified USPTA and has 18 years of coaching experience under his belt.
Michael enjoys doing charitable works in his native country when he not doing tennis.
Farhad Roshanaie a native Iranian, is making his home on the east coast for the first time when he recently moved from Portland, Oregon to New York. Farhad's education in tennis is vast as he's earned himself an Elite USPTA professional, along with being a certified High Performance coach with the USTA High Performance division. He is also USTA Level 1 Sports Science certified. Farhad has been the recipient of the 2013 Pacific Northwest Coach of the Year and the 2016 High School Coach of the Year!
Farhad is joining us from the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY.
We are excited to have both Farhad and Michael on staff with us!