Zeeshan Ali

Zeeshan Ali

Zeeshan Ali

National and Davis Cup Coach, India
Director of Tennis- NTC
Career Highlights as a Player

Represented India in the Davis Cup for over 8 years and was a team member that reached the Davis Cup Final in 1987 and Semi Finals in 1992.

Represented India in the Olympic Games in Seoul in 1988.

Winner of Gold Medal in the 1994 Asian Games.

Winner of Bronze Medal in the 1990 Asian Games.

Winner of 7 Men’s Singles and 4 Doubles National Championship and is India’s youngest Men’s National Champion.

Highest ATP ranking of 126 in Singles and 145 in Doubles.

Ranked World Number 2 and Number 1 in Asia in the Juniors.

Won Asian Junior Singles Championship, reached Finals of the Junior US Open Doubles and Semi Finals at Junior Wimbledon Singles. Won 12 ITF Junior Championships in 1986.

Coaching Experience

Current National and Davis Cup Coach of India.

Coach of the Indian Tennis team at the 2014 Asian Games (India won 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals).

Captain/Coach of the Indian Tennis team at the 2018 Asian Games. (India won 1 Gold and 2 Bronze Medals).

Captain/Coach of the Indian Tennis Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Fed Cup Captain/Coach of the Indian Team in 2015.

Coach of the Pune Team that won the Champions Tennis League in November 2014.

Holder of the USPTR Tennis Coach Certification of "Professional".

National and Davis Cup coach of the UAE from 2006 to 2009.

Owner/ Founder of the Zeeshan Ali Tennis Academy in Bangalore, India.

Owner/ Founder of Match Point Tennis Academy in Dubai.

With Coaching experience of over 25 years in different parts of the world, Zeeshan has worked with top International Men’s and Women’s tennis players like Martina Hingis, Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Alexei Popyrin (current ATP Rank 61). Zeeshan over the years has also been a hitting partner to Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Marcos Baghdatis, Jennifer Capriati, Anna Kournikova, Ana Ivanovic and Mary Pierce.

Since his return to India in 2012 from the US and Dubai, he has produced many National Champions in different age groups.

Year Awards
2015 Bengal's Pride from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.
2014 Dhyan Chand Award from the President of India for Lifetime Achievement and contribution to the sport in India.
2011 The Mother Teresa International Sports Award for contribution to tennis in India.