Wholistic Tennis Academy 

The Team

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Happy Bhalla


has been playing tennis for the past 50 years and is nearing his prime, he feels a few more years of practice and he’ll be ready!

Vishaal Uppal

was world-ranked on the ATP tour in both singles and doubles when he wore a younger (and trimmer!) man’s clothes. However, he considers playing Davis Cup for India as the highlight of his career. Vishaal loves being here in the Hamptons of NY in the summers and runs a tennis academy and sports management company in New Delhi the rest of the year.

Phillip Michaels

Is a recent graduate from Hunter College in NYC where he studied Art. As a starving artist, he uses tennis coaching to feed his art habit while continuing to focus primarily on his own growth. This is Phil’s ninth year at Wholistic Tennis and I am not sure how much longer we can continue to support him! For anyone interested in adoption, please contact Vish immediately.

Nischay Rawal

is currently a Senior in Alcorn State University, doing a double major in Business Administration as well as Accounting. He also, plays number 1 on their varsity tennis team and has won numerous SWAC awards in both singles and doubles.

Nihit Rawal

Adam Hornby

Mikhail Esipov

Nisha Ghayalod

Garrett Malave 

Joseph Reiner

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Joseph is 17 years old heading into his senior year of high school. He has reached the top 600 nationally for his age group and has been a tournament player since he was 7 years old. He plays high school tennis for Riverdale Country School and during the school year he trains at the John McEnroe tennis academy in Randalls Island. Joseph has been playing at Wholistic Tennis Academy for 7 years and he looks forward to his first year working there.

Andre Kirkorian

Andre is 17 years old and is just finishing 11th grade at Syosset HS where he plays on an extremely strong varsity tennis team. Beyond the tennis court, his interests lie in playing soccer, singing in the school choir and playing video games with friends. Andre has been playing at the Wholistic Tennis Academy almost from the moment he could hold a tennis racket, and is now excited about the prospect of transitioning onto the staff team.

Maggie Bhalla


Is our ‘ super girl Friday’! She is our maintenance ‘man’, our ‘hostess with the mostess’, our party planner and our super sub who fills in any where we need with a smile on her face, but please do not be fooled by the demure, sweet, innocent exterior (as I was over 30 years ago!), she is a fierce competitor and be ready to duck when she charges the net.

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