Nirus Tennis Academy was founded in 2004 by Coach Niru and Coach K.V. Ganesh. After retiring from pro women's tennis, Coach Niru wanted to give back to the community and help kids and adults with their tennis game. Coach Ganesh known as Coach KV, her brother, came with 10 years of teaching experience from a top New York tennis academy. Together they started the academy by combining their vast knowledge and experience along with simple and correct basics. Nirus Tennis Academy's teaching philosophy combines Eastern and Western methods of teaching along with a combination of modern and tested methods.
The Founders : Coach KV and Coach Niru
Coach KV Ganesh (Coach KV) is a certified USPTR professional P1 and a HIgh Performance Coach with the USTA . He has tons of experience as a traveling coach for top juniors and has been instrumental in guiding many juniors to play Division 1 College Tennis. Coach KV coaches the ITF and tournament playing kids in the Academy and also is a tournament director for USTA tournaments.
Prior to this, KV was Assistant Director of Randy Mani Tennis Academy where he got the opportunity to coach various USTA Eastern sectional ranked tennis players who participated in the Super Nationals at Kalamazoo,Michigan, National Open tournaments held at various cities around the United States and international tournaments including the Orange Bowl.
KV was also the coach of the former No.1 Woman's tennis player in India, Mrs. Nirupama Vaidyanathan Sanjeev, whose highest world ranking was No. 139 in the Woman's Tennis Association (WTA) professional tour.
KV was the Official Coach of the Indian National Junior Tennis Team which participated in Junior Wimbledon, Junior French Open for the years 1995-1996 and official Coach of the Indian Men’s' and Women’s' teams, which participated in the Ford Australian Open 1997.
A.T.P World Ranking for the year 1997 - 800.
Coach Niru was the first Indian woman ever to win a round at a Grand Slam (Australian Open 1998) and became the first mother to play for India at the 2010 Commonwealth and Asian Games. She was a Bronze Medallist at Asian Games 1998 partnering Mahesh Bhupathi and was India's no.1 player from 1991-2001. She holds record for most singes victories for India in Fed Cup, women's equivalent to Davis Cup. She was a Triple gold medalist at SAG Games Chennai 1995 and held a WTA ranking of 132
Coach Niru was a Commentator for Star Sports for Wimbleon,US Open and Chennai Open and has launched her autobiography "The Moonballer" which is available on Amazon. She is also a USPTR Top Certified Coach. Read more about her book www.themoonballer.com