Sports Group International's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to your success.
My personal experience with years of competition at a professional level has provided me the ability to develop and maintain efficient stroke production, execute intense strategy, build confidence and mental toughness, critique and design specific training programs, and provide fundamental reminders in order to achieve an overall improvement of one's efficiency.
- Best world ATP ranking No.38 (1983/84)
- Best ranking of Argentina No.3 (1983/84
- Best ranking in France No. 3 (1983/84)
- Majors Played: French Open / US Open / Wimbledon / Montecarlo / Rome / Venecia
- Sparring Partner of Pete Sampras 1992 - 1995
Originally from Romania. I started playing tennis 5 days before I turned 11. By the time I was 14 I was a top 20 junior in my age division in Romania, just a few spots behind players like Wimbledon champion Horia Tecau, Wimbledon and Roland Garros semifinalist Florin Mergea, and former top 100 player Adrian Ungur.
I came to the U.S. at 19 years old and played college tennis division 1 for Nicholls State University for 4 years.
Currently 31 years young and for the past 6 years I have been training and competing at the professional futures level. I have the constant opportunity to practice, observe, chat and learn from, and be friends with many great players that are on the professional tour.
I am currently playing my best tennis at a high pro level and living my dream and passion to become the best tennis player that I can be.
Magin, 27, helped us during our previous trip in Colombia where three players travelled with us to play ITF futures. Magin played for the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) during his college days and, before that, was a top 3 player in COSAT (South American Tennis Federation). During his time as a top-ranked player in Colombia and South America, Magin trained at the Federacio Catalana Tennis Academy in Barcelona, Spain. There, he finished in the top 10 at the South American Tennis Championships in 2004 (2nd) and 2006 (6th). He also held the No. 1 singles spot in Colombia at the 12, 14 and 16 age groups and was a prominent member of the Colombian National Team in '04 and '06. Magin will be working under the guidance of our High Performance Director/Coach, Yohann Nograbat.
Grew up in Carmel, Indiana, but is originally from Albania.
Picked up a racket at the age of 6 and became a nationally ranked junior player, with the privilege of competing in Indiana's top Co-Ed Davis Cup team. Reached second in the state as a junior, while playing varsity number one singles throughout high school. Reached the top ranking of 45 in the state in 2008.
Coaching experience: Saddlebrook Tennis Resort and SGI Tennis Academy. From there worked at Four Lakes Athletic Club in Wisconsin.
Originally from southern France where I picked up at tennis racquet at the age of 5 and fell in love with the game. At the age of 15, I integrated into the Southern National Training Center which led me to a top 20 junior player ranking of France. Upon completion of High School, I was recruited into the D1 tennis team of Illinois State University, holding the #1 singles and doubles position throughout my college career. After competing for four years, I held the Assistant Coach position for the Mens Tennis team at ISU before deciding to go back to the next generation of juniors who would become D1 tennis players and touring pros. During my career as a Tennis Director of High Performance I have developed top 14's,16's, and 18's boys in the country, while simultaneously spending time on tour coaching at the pro level.
Jaime’s career began in Puerto Rico. He has a bachelor of Science Degree in Education. He has played tennis at a very young age and has loved the sport ever since.
Jaime also worked with Jr High Performance Ranking in the USTA tournaments and also work with high performance college team and Academy High School teams. His specially is Jr tennis and Jr High school performance programs and is very proud in achieving a Jr Team tennis champion. Thanks to his teaching brilliance, some of his students have gotten scholarships with universities in the United States.
Jaime has a 24-year experience teaching and played in 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 USTA teams and has been in Nationals in the years 2010 and 2012. He enjoys teaching and is very motivated all the time in making players better, physically and mentally in order for them to compete at all levels and also compete at USTA tournaments.
Jaime has been recognized and evaluated during his time as an excellent Junior coach. He has an excellent eye for detecting faults/error that need to be corrected due to his knowledge and experience.
Originally from Venezuela, started to play tennis at the age of 6. She was ranked as high as number 3 junior in her country. She also represented Venezuela in different tournaments around South America (COSAT) during her junior career and as well as ITF futures tournaments. Abraham is certified as PTR Tennis Instructor, which allows her to teach players of all ages and has been certified as Master Racquet Technician for over 6 years now, knowing how to customize a racquet toward a specific player. Aside from tennis, Abraham has been working towards her own health and fitness goals. She is a natural fitness competitor, and has competed in numerous shows, placing in the top 5 of her class. She currently is working to get the Fitness Nutrition Certification from the ISSA, which increases her ability to help people with nutritional and health disorders. Karina in conjunction with her husband have a fitness program called FitCoupleKJ. She’s competed in two major marathons, the ING in Miami, and the renowned Disney marathon.
Joseph Abraham, 31, is from Caracas, Venezuela. Started played tennis at the age of 13. He reached the top 20 junior in singles and top 10 in doubles in his country. Abraham is graduated with a BS Industrial Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from University of South Florida. He is also a PTR and USTA certified Tennis Instructor and prior to joining SGI tennis and fitness academy, Abraham worked as a Program Director at Elsawy Tennis Center, High Performance Coach at GMT Tennis and Estrada Tennis Academy. He has also competed in different NPC Men’s Physique shows and is in the process to get the certification in Personal Trainer from the ISSA. Joseph in conjunction with his wife have a fitness program called FitCoupleKJ.
Sports Group International
Tamp, Florida, 33624
Phone: 813 443 9090
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