Mr. SHEKHAR MENON has been playing and teaching tennis for the last 32 years in and around the NCR of Delhi.
He gave up a lucrative career in the corporate world in 1987 and took to the tennis court at the British School. Over 300 children benefited from his coaching skills. In 1993 he launched the iconic SHANTI TENNIS ACADEMY in Vasant Kunj where he along with his team taught over 5000 children. SHANTI TENNIS ACADEMY was a 6 court floodlit private facility that was demolished by the GOVT. in 2009.
The Shanti Club Tennis Academy became known throughout India as a hub for producing world-class players. Some of the big names who learned from him are Sanaa, Ankita, Yuki, Prerna, and Prateek Bhambri, Vivek Shokeen, Rohit Raju, Mahanandan Tyagi, Tushaar Garg, Nakul Yadav, Akshay Kohli, Carol Augustine, Ronit & Rohit Bisht including many Davis Cuppers and Federation Cup Players.
His coaching philosophy extends far beyond tennis. Children are advised about life goals and career goals on a continual basis. Many people call him a LIFE COACH. Without any doubt, he is one of the top 5 Coaches in India.
His coaching philosophy is ”I believe the foundation is MORE important than the plumbing, painting, etc .of a building. A tennis player is like a building---Make the foundation correct & the rest will follow’. The main years are from 8 to 15---If that base is made properly---the rest is up to a whole lot of other factors---The forehand & the serve are the 2 main weapons he has taught all his wards---These are the 2 main things to become weapons!!!
Mr. Menon is from the prestigious St. Stephen's College---Delhi---from where the Who's Who of India has passed out.