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After a challenging but rewarding two and a half years, it is time for the adults tennis team to refresh and evolve. Mohammad Chagpar with his team of Sajjad Govani and Zainali Janmohamed took over at the beginning of 2020. However, with a completely unprecedented journey through Covid the team did a fantastic job getting the first racket sports off the ground to give our community that much needed interaction and exercise. Through their efforts and insights adults tennis has consistently been offering weekly sessions being led by a coach on Tuesday evenings at Merchant Taylors School.

Today we would like to announce that we have a new lead for the sport. Zayn Ahmad will be joined by Yusufali Pirmohamed and together will continue to lead the tennis into the next era. Both Zayn and Yusufali are highly motivated and passionate about coming on board and a brief background on them is below:

Zayn Ahmad – Adults Tennis Head 

Zayn has been a member of the Stanmore community his whole life and recently graduated in medicine now taking on life as a junior doctor. He has had a passion for the sport since his childhood and now excited to be taking on a new role to pave the way for SJ tennis for the next term. He is extremely thankful to the previous team for all the amazing work that has been put in and looking forward to growing the sport further.

Yusufali Pirmohamed – Adults Tennis Coordinator 

Born in Tanzania and raised in Zambia, Yusuf has seen many different forms of the sport. Playing tennis since he was 14, his first racket was a squash racket with no grip! He first learned how to play with a neighbour in Zambia with what could only resemble a tennis ball and after, moved to Canada and continued playing there. Since then, he has played with different clubs and coaches and till now manages to play 3 times a week. Many who know him understand tennis is his first love and he is now looking forward to being a part of the team for the next chapter.

We would like to give our special thanks to MC and his team for their dedication and hard work. Although they will be stepping down from their lead positions, they will still be involved in the transition, growth and success of tennis.