Our 14-year old son and 11-year old daughter have been training with Tariq for nearly four years. As we used to live and play tennis in Europe and Africa, I believe we can safely say that Tariq's tennis programme is world-class. His attention to the correct technique, his ability to motivate players to give their best at every training session, day after day, is incredible. No wonder our son plays first singles at his high school team while being just a freshman! I'm certain that thanks to Tariq and a fellow coach Vlad our kids will be able to reach their dream and play college tennis.
My 6 year old daughter is playing 6-12 months ahead of where she would have been with her other coach(es). His focus on technique and fundamentals are music to my ears, as a former athlete myself!!! My daughter is not at all athletically inclines. Sure, she’s only six, but she lags her peers. Coach T has got her, in 5 short weeks to the point where she and I can volley from the service line. I’m stunned. STUNNED. He is such an amazing coach. And his advice has helped me help my daughter during the week. I can’t speak highly enough of Coach T. Absolutely first rate and works class!!!
My daughter has been working with Tariq for 4+ yrs and is always pushing her to be a better player while giving positive feedback. He pushes her outside her comfort zones because he is intuitive and aware of what she is capable of achieving as an athlete and tennis player. His technique and teaching strategy is knowledgeable based on his own experience as a NCAA player. My daughter always knows what is expected of her when she steps on the court, play with your heart while she is learning from one of the best. T is the best.
We are very happy with Tariq. He is a dedicated professional tennis coach. His enthusiasm for the sport and coaching is there at every level from working on building the foundation for beginners, to advanced skills and strategy for competitive players. His energy inspires everyone to bring their best to the court! We highly recommend him!
Tariq is a high energy, enthusiastic, and, passionate tennis pro. His competitive spirit and positivity is contagious to his students. My twins and son have made tremendous tennis progress because of his instruction.
Tariq has been our son’s coach for 7+ years. Our son is junior in high school and he plays varsity singles. Tariq is very passionate about developing kids to become competitive. His NCAA playing experience is a great asset which helps him instill hard work, IQ of the game, work ethics and game skills from early stages of developing kids. Tariq’s strong commitment to the community is evident as the Gallup study suggests, almost 60% of NCAA graduates thrive in engagement of community well-being. Tariq kept our son motivated and engaged in becoming a better player everyday.
Tariq is the master of tennis technique! He goes that extra mile for his students. He teaches them hard work ethics and coaches each student where they are and pushes them to be better! He is in this for the long haul with his students!
Tariq is a fantastic tennis coach. I had the privilege of taking lessons from him several years ago before his focus shifted completely to juniors, and there was no question in my mind who to send my son to for quality instruction. It is rare to find a coach with such a thoughtful vision of tennis progression, and his execution of his vision is tremendous. I've seen him take dozens of players from beginner to elite level through the years, and feel lucky to have him nearby to give my son such wonderful and dedicated instruction!
Tariq Ismail is a very dedicated, knowledgable coach. His high energy, attention to detail, and passion for this game has created top players. My son would not be where he is today without this coach.
Tariq is a committed and talented professional. My kids have worked with him since 4 years old and absolutely love their time on the court! Tariq focuses on the fundamentals from a young age but makes it fun with competition, games and challenges. We are lucky to have his level of training on the west side of Cleveland!