top of page


Ivan Horsky
Ivan 03.jpg

Ivan started playing tennis at the age of 6 and continued to play competitive all the way to ITF mens circuit.  For the last 14 years he has been coaching, of which he spent  12 in the GCC. Ivan has previously coached on the ATP and WTA tour and was a touring coach for Junior ITF players.


With his high standard of play, Ivan has been a hitting partner for the world's best players including- (Male) Roger Federer, Juan Martin Del Potro, (Female) Ana Ivanovic, Garbine Muguruza and many more.

Tomas Harcar


Tomas Profile Picture.jpg

Tomas, a Slovakian tennis coach with over 7 years of experience. He holds certification from Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). Highly experienced with mini and starter tennis. In addition to coaching, Tomas gained invaluable experience from visiting all 4 majors: Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon & US Open.

Abdulla Qayed


Abdulla together with Ivan are the founders of iQ Tennis Academy. He started playing tennis at the age of 7 in Czech Republic, and competed regularly until moving back to Dubai.

Vlad-Alex Marinescu 



Vlad started playing tennis at the age of 4.  He was ranked top 10 in every age category in Romania. As a senior he made it into the top 4 in nationals and has played on the professional tour obtaining ATP ranking in both singles and doubles. He then went on to play division one college at University of Oklahoma and Wichita State University where he studied Journalism and Criminal Justice. After graduating he then became a national junior coach and recruiter. Vlad previously coached and practiced with some top WTA and ATP players such as Simona Halep, Marius Copil, Sorana Cirstea, Irina Begu, Gabriela Ruse, Monica Niculescu and many other professionals.

bottom of page