Sunny Jacob Tennis Academy - Pune
- Captain Sunny Jacob

Capt. Sunny Jacob & The Tennis Academy

19 November 2014 - Captain's birthday is celebrated by chocolate distribution to the students on the ground followed by launch ceremony of www.SunnyJacob.in website, a gift by academy's student Divya & Anjjali



Sunny Jacob Tennis Academy was started in 1986 by Capt. Sunny Jacob


As a Merchant Navy Captain, he travelled all over the world, and at one point, he decided to give up the marine life to pursue his passion for tennis


After getting himself certified as a professional tennis coach from the United States, he relocated to Pune and started the prestigious Sunny Jacob Tennis Academy


Since 1984, he has coached more than 5,000 young boys, girls and corporate


Over and above tennis, Capt. Sunny Jacob is a keen golfer and also an animal lover, he contributes generously for various animal welfare schemes and has served as the Honorary Secretary for 14 years for Poona Kennel Club (now, Poona Kennel Confederation) and is President, since last 11 years of this oldest Kennel Club.

The Journey






2014 - Dog's World





2014 - Dog's World





2011 - Sunny Jacob being awarded the Coach Of The Year by USPTR by the Great Coach Dr. Louie Cap along with Bobby Singh the then Director of USPTR India in Delhi






Circa 2010 - Sania Mirza & Sunny Jacob






Circa 2007 - SJTA Boys and Girls






Circa 2006 - SJTA Senior Girls Batch


1996 - Sunny Jacob with 'Nick Bollettieri' credited with developing many leading players, including Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles, and Mary Pierce. He also has worked with Maria Sharapova, Daniela Hantuchová, Jelena Janković, Nicole Vaidišová, Sabine Lisicki, Sara Errani, Tommy Haas, Max Mirnyi, Xavier Malisse, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Marcelo Ríos, Kei Nishikori, and coached Boris Becker for two years.





1995 - Vijay Amritraj walking in the Academy escorted by Sunny Jacob and cheered by the students





1995 - An evening with the Legends (Sunny Jacob, Vijay Amritraj, Chandu Borde, Farook Koodaji, Yohan Poonawalla & SJ's Family)






1994 - Sunny Jacob with The Greatest Coach of All Times, Late 'Harry Hopman' at the Wimbeldon





1993 - A German Batch comes for the SJTA tournament






1993 - Sunny Jacob's faithful dog 'Fondy' trying to umpire a disputed match





1993 - Nandan Bal and Gaurav Natekar, Indian Davis Cup Player & Coach playing the tournament at SJTA





Circa 1992 - Dignitary Mrs Sunita Kalyani at the annual SJTA tournament





Circa 1992 - Industrialist Baba Kalyani as the Cheif Guest at the annual SJTA tournament






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1984 - Sunny Jacob with his trainer 'Dennis Van der Meer', the USPTR President at the Hilton Head 





Sunny Jacob after a game with the French National & Satellite Player Frincua in Hilton Head at South Carolina in the US






1984 - Captain Sunny Jacob in Command of his Ship