About Shaishya Tennis Academy (STA)
Learn from top tennis coaches at the state’s best tennis training facility!
At Shaishya Tennis Academy, you’ll find an experienced team of coaches who are stalwarts in their field. From being internationally and nationally ranked players themselves, to mentoring a generation of champions, our ranks are filled with the best veteran and emerging tennis talent in Gujarat.
We focus on the fundamentals and joy of the game, as much as we stress technical and instructional tutoring. At the end of the day, it’s not so much the international training infrastructure we use or the certifications we have, it’s our love for the game that matters the most.
International standard facilities, including India’s first shaded courts, means nothing gets in between you and your game: not even Ahmedabad’s infamous weather. We’re among the first in India to apply the Tennis10s programme recommended by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which is now mandatory on the international level. Players in the age group of 4 to 10 years play on special courts with special balls to help them learn the sport quicker and better.
- All-day tennis: 6:30 am to 11pm
- 10 Courts including shaded synthetic courts, tremix courts, red courts and orange courts.
- Regular in-house tournaments and clinics by international coaches
- Unique Coaching and players batch in the morning
- Auditorium for match-play analysis
- Special batches for women
- Rent & Play options available
- Cafe serving healthy, low-calorie food and drinks
We are passionate about tennis and we will work with you to improve your game levels, grooming you for success, whether you’re looking at competing at the highest levels, or playing for recreation.
And because a good coach goes beyond teaching and training, at Shaishya Tennis Academy, we encourage our athletes to develop their overall potential. So you’re winner on the court and off it.
Tennis coaching is as much about passion as it is about pedigree. With a collective experience that spans 30 years, athletes trained by our coaches have won more than 60 titles at the state, national and international level.
An award-winning coach and tennis professional, Shrimal Bhatt has been teaching tennis at the very highest level since 22 years. He has coached more than 80 champions, making him Gujarat’s most successful tennis coach.
A L.L.B (LAW) from the LA Shah Law College, Gujarat University, Shrimal Sir, as he is fondly known by Tennis players and enthusiasts, is particularly known for his expertise in innovative coaching techniques, including the Game Based Approach technique that is at the heart of Shaishya Tennis Academy’s Tennis10s programme.
A Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) qualified National Tester and Professional, Shrimal Sir has served as a level 1 ITF and AITA official. His vast experience includes a stint as the national coach for Maldives (1995). He has had several international coaching assignments including stints at The Inn in Manitou, Ontario (Canada) and at the Van Der Meer Tennis University, South Carolina (USA). He has also served as Tournament Director for as many as 6 National Ranking and State Ranking Tournaments, apart from officiating as the Chair Umpire and Official for Satellite and Challenger Tournaments.
Shrimal Sir has won numerous awards including the PTR’s prestigious Pro Of The Year Award (2003) and Tester Of The Year Award (2004).
Despite his many achievements, Shrimal sir remains an extremely approachable mentor, someone who is loved and lauded by his students, past and present. His characteristic humility has won him hearts across the world.
Devinder Singh Bhusari
Devinder Singh Bhusari is one of the most successful tennis players from Gujarat and India. He is the first player from Gujarat to be ranked on the ATP Circuit with a career high ranking of 1331. Apart from winning various National and State level tournaments, Devinder is one of the few players from India who has made it big on the international platform. He was ranked Asia No. 1 (Under 14) 1999 and has the distinction of being the first ever Indian tennis player to be invited by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to be a part of the World Junior Team to the USA(1999). Devinder is now a certified PTR Professional and an AITA Level IV Coach.
It is not just the numerous achievements, but also the manner in which he achieved them that make Devinder stand out. Devinder was always referred to by coaches and parents alike as an example for sincerity, dedication and good mannerisms on and off the tennis court.
Tennis is not the only field that Devinder has excelled in: he has been a star performer in academics too. Devinder was a top ranker for eight consecutive years in school and was a rank holder in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) in Gujarat University. He also has an MBA degree in Human Resource & Marketing from Symbiosis under his belt.
Devinder believes that with his knowledge and experience, he can make a difference in the field of by providing specific guidance and assistance to upcoming tennis players, parents and sports enthusiasts alike.
Ishant Sharma, a former University Level Player from Rajasthan is the Assistant Head Coach at STA. He is a certified AITA Level IV Coach.
The men’s state level winner, Sundar Dutt is a certified AITA Level III Coach.
Pravin is a certified AITA Level III Coach.
At Shaishya Tennis Academy, Tennis is taught in three basic groups: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels depending on the skill level and age group. Each individual programme is designed to practice and play a variety of ground strokes, serves and speciality strokes on different days. We also offer personal coaching, group lessons and intensive weekend camps. Our progressively structured programmes are an ideal starting ground for building future champions.
At the crucial elementary age, our Game Based Approach ensures kids learn the sport while playing tennis-related games and having fun on the court. Our encouraging and experienced coaches specialise in grooming young tennis players using hand-eye coordination games and drills to make learning tennis in our safe, diverse and fun environment an experience of a lifetime.
For our intermediate and advanced players, apart from the regular player evaluations and counselling sessions, we offer video analysis in the in-house auditorium for stroke development, match-play analysis and rectifying problem areas. Regular clinics are also held for training athletes on mental aspects. Coaches meet with parents regularly to discuss individual player progress and ways to continually improve skill.
Every level features a core programme that includes tennis instruction plus group physical conditioning and mental conditioning. Our varied physical fitness curriculum, applied across all programme options, includes yoga, karate, endurance, agility building and core strength training to help build mental and physical stamina.