Naoufal Houmairy started playing tennis at the age of 10 and became so passionate about it that he started competing nationally. He then started playing semi-pro tournaments when he turned 17. Naoufal has been a tennis professional since 1999 and has accomplished many accreditations in his career: (1) PTR Certified Professional in High Performance and 10 & Under, (2) USPTA Certified, and (3) Etcheberry Certified Professional. Naoufal has over 16 years experience of tennis coaching and teaching. Each summer, since 2008, Naoufal was the head pro at Wayland Swim and Tennis Club until becoming the director of tennis in 2014. As of 2016, Naoufal is the Head Coach for the girls Varsity tennis team at Noble and Greenough. He also currently coaches women and men’s teams of DBH and Central Mass League since 2002 and runs D.H.A.C Junior Tennis Academy since September of 2014 at Dedham Health Athletic Complex.
Naoufal is avid to improve his players’ game, play and performance on a daily basis. He is one of the 7 Master Racquet Technicians (MRT) in Massachusetts. Naoufal owns and runs Strings and Things Pro Shop, a tennis specialty pro-shop located inside D.H.A.C. He thoroughly enjoys helping his clients meet their needs when it comes to tennis equipment. When Naoufal is not on the court teaching or at the shop stringing racquets or advising clients, he will most likely be playing tennis for fun and/or competition
Nadia Choqri Sablon
Nadia is originally from Morocco. She has represented her country in many domestic and international tennis tournaments including WTA competitions and the African Championships. She was ranked among the top ten Moroccan juniors and was the Moroccan women’s singles champion in her category in 1995. Nadia is PTR certified and has 16 years of junior and adult teaching experience. Before joining the staff of DHAC in 2003, she was an instructor and the lead tennis professional for children’s tennis at Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center in Boston from 2000-2002.
Alyssa McGurk has been teaching tennis at DHAC since 2004. She grew up competing in USTA New England as well as National Tournaments. She is USPTA certified and a graduate of Boston College.
Jake is a third generation certified USPTA professional. Jake has been playing tennis since the age of four, and as a junior held a top twenty ranking in New England in the 10’s and 12’s. In high school, Jake played for Xaverian Brothers where he graduated in 2010. During that time he started assisting at a summer tennis camp, and began to realize he enjoyed working with and teaching young children.
Jake has had extensive training in teaching the red, orange and green ball progression. He has been on staff at DHAC for three years and recently attended the New England youth tennis conference. He is available for private and semi private lessons.
Alberto was a professional tennis player in Columbia, as well as the captain of the 12’s and under Colombian team in South America. Alberto holds both ITF and PTR certifications, enjoys working with kids from ages 10 and under to high performance. Alberto has an incredible 35 years of coaching experience.
Dusan, born in the Czech Repubic, is an accomplished tennis player at the national level. He has over 32 years of coaching experience and has coached and developed several national junior champions, as well as #1 ranked juniors in New England. He also has coaching experience for the ATP and WTA tour. Dusan has 30 years of stringing expertise.
Selena is currently a junior at Wellesley High School and a member of the girls’ varsity tennis team. She has been playing tennis for 9 years and has a strong passion for the sport. Having the opportunity to work with younger children and teaching them tennis has been a truly rewarding experience for her and she hopes to be able to pass along her love for the sport. Aside from tennis, her interests include music and art.
Johanna is sixteen years old and currently a junior in high school. She has been playing tennis for seven years and teaching tennis for two. She enjoys combining her delight of teaching children with her passion for the sport. She has experience teaching both red ball and orange ball tennis at DHAC. She believes that learning to play tennis is an excellent activity because it teaches better hand-eye coordination, aim, focus and the ability to make quick, strategic decisions.
Hannah is 16 years old and has been playing tennis every week since she was 10. She is currently a junior at Westwood High School where she plays for the varsity girls’ tennis team. She taught at the DHAC tennis camp this summer as a tennis pro for primarily red and orange ball players. Outside of tennis, she has a passion for science and creating art.
Carmen was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Carmen played basketball while in college and won five national championships, before she went on to make the Colombian national basketball team. Later in her career, she received a full scholarship to Oklahoma City University and played in NAIA Division 1. Carmen decided to move to Boston where she started to train for 5 and 10k races. In 2015, Carmen represented the team of Colombia in the Maxi Basketball World Cup in Orlando. Carmen’s main focus now is fitness, and she proudly joined the DHAC Junior Tennis Academy Team to train and challenge our young players.
Jonathan has been playing tennis since he was 8 years old and competed throughout his junior years in both New England and National tournaments. He retained a top-5 ranking in New England through the 12’s and 14’s and was a Boston globe All-Scholastic award winner for his high school team. Jonathan is PTR certified and enjoys teaching all ages and skill levels.