Rameez Junaid

Founder and CEO

Professional tennis player and coach

Rameez Junaid is an Australian tennis player who has been on the professional tour since 2004.

Before turning professional he spent 3 years playing college tennis at Auburn University, USA at Divison 1 level. He was ranked as high as 6 in the college rankings and played in the NCAA Division 1 tournament in 3 consecutive years.

During his career in singles, his highest rank was 293. He played qualifying of Grand Slams and ATP tour events. Rameez also played on the lower level futures and challenger level tournaments growing his playing experience coming out of college.

As a doubles player Rameez reached a career high of 63. On the Challenger Tour he managed to secure 22 titles with different partners.

He took part in all the Grand Slam tournaments on multiple occasions. He reached the second round twice: at Wimbledon in 2009 and at the Australian Open in 2010.

In April, 2015, he won his first ATP doubles title in Casablanca.

For the last 10 years, Rameez has been playing in the second Bundesliga for the 1st men's team of the TC Wolfsberg Pforzheim, Germany.

In 2018, he founded the Junaided Tennis Academy, where he works as a coach and consultant for players of all levels.

Thomas Sax

Athletic coach

Thomas Sax is a sports scientist (M.Sc.) and works as a sports therapist and strength & conditioning specialist. He is the athletic coach with the Junaided Tennis Academy and the Mannheimer Hockeyclub.

Until 2018, he held a position as deputy head of therapeutical training at the health center R2comSport. The focus of the therapy lies in the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered an orthopaedic trauma or an injury through chronic-structural changes and biomechanical stress of the musculosceletal system.

Furthermore, he has been responsible for top-ranking athletes (i.e. Eintracht Frankfurt, Löwen Frankfurt, Kickers Offenbach) during rehabilitation and their preparation for the tournament season.

It was during his childhood that Mr. Sax first came into contact with tennis.

Later, during his studies, he formed a bond to tennis as a sport, when he had a job as an athletic coach at the Breakpoint Base in Halle, Westfalen, Germany. He took care of the junior athletes there enrolled at the tennis academy.

Gabriela Junaid

Office

Gabriela Junaid is in charge of managing the administrative side of the Junaided Tennis Academy.

She is a tennis player and still actively plays in a team in Hessen and regional league.

In previous years she was the youth director of the Offenbach Tennis Club and took care of the club's junior team.

Natalie Pröse

Professional Player and Coach

Natalie Pröse works with enthusiasm, enjoyment and passion at the Junaided Tennis Academy.

She plays regulary national and international prize money tournaments.

She also performs at the 2. Bundesliga for SC 1880 Frankfurt. She is currently ranked Nr. 846 in the WTA world ranking in singles and Nr. 737 WTA in doubles. Her career highrankings were Nr. 726 WTA in singles, Nr. 24 in Germany and Nr. 1 in Hessen.

Her biggest career wins and results are beating FED Cup player Cindy Burger 134 WTA and Viktoria Kamenskaya former 182 WTA, quarterfinal at the 25.000 $ challenger tournament in Darmstadt in singles, 3 times semifinal at the 10.000 $ ITF future tournament in singles, 2 times doubles finalist at the 10.000 $ ITF Future tournament, quarterfinal at the German Championships and 7 times State of Hesse, Germany Champion.

Natalie is PTR Professional.

She is trying to bring out the best of every player and enjoys sharing her international tour experience with them.

Carolin Nonnenmacher

Coach

Carolin Nonnenmacher  is currently studying sports science at the Goethe University in Frankfurt.

She is originally from Göppingen (Baden-Württemberg).

In the summer season of 2019 she played successfully in Oberliga in her home club TC Göppingen.

Carolin played in her youth on national and international level (Tennis Europe and ITF tournaments).

After completing her schooling, Carolin spent a year studying at the University of San Diego, USA, where she played for the tennis team in NCAA Division 1.

She won several titles in Württembergische, Baden-Württembergische and Süddeutsche championships.

Carolin has a C-Trainer license which she successfully completed in May 2019 in the Hessian Tennis Association in Offenbach.