Dhafir J., Gorham, ME Tennis Coach

Dhafir J.



Tennis has always been a way of life for me. It allows me to better myself, and others through the life-lessons the game of tennis provides! View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Kaplan University

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Footwork, Volley, Topspin, Slice, Serve, Point Strategy, Lob, Forehand, Drop Shot, Backhand


  • Kaplan University

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Footwork, Volley, Topspin, Slice, Serve, Point Strategy, Lob, Forehand, Drop Shot, Backhand

More About Coach Dhafir

My career as a tennis instructor began at the age of 16, coaching players of all ages in the Western Massachusetts area. An article about me teaching was featured in a Local News Paper for being one of the youngest tennis coaches and inspiring tennis players in the New England area. I am one of four siblings who grew up in the New England Tennis Community.

Every Summer I would be either walking, or biking to a summer teaching gig making $10 to $20 per hour. At a young age being able to earn some money while playing and teaching tennis was amazing!

I earned my tennis education from master tennis players & instructors with proven methods of success. My coaches were Art & Lex Carrington, Nick Bollettieri, Tim Mayott, Zina Garrison, and VP of New England Tennis Association, Lester McDonald to name a few.

I played #1 Singles throughout my high-school education. While attending a DIII Jr College, I played #1 Singles, and received an MVP award for playing a premium role for taking the team to national finals. During this time I ranked #1 in New England for DIII Colleges.

My philosophy simply starts with mental & physical fitness. The player who is the most fit mentally & physically wins!

My goal is to teach my clients tennis simply and effectively. Each lesson will begin with stretching and light fitness exercises. Before playing, it is always instrumental to warm your body up for training.

Lessons will target hitting movements, technique, and strategy. Developing these allows your game of tennis to improve at a faster rate. Polished techniques will also help limit or prevent common tennis injuries.

The next stage is match play. Match play will help you gain confidence while playing different opponents no matter the level they are!

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Coach Dhafir was really great with my high level 9 year old son. We were in Portland from Southern California and Dhafir was a true blessing. Energetic, enthusiastic, and just the right amount of instruction. Fantastic. THANK YOU !

We had an incredible experience with Coach DJ. He taught our kids from beginners to advanced and did a great job with each of them.

DJ's approach to tennis is awesome! He takes the stress out of learning and breaks it down to where you feel you can actually accomplish the right techniques like the pros. My game has greatly improved ever since I've been training with DJ.
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