Abubakar Sadiq Tswako was born in Abuja, Nigeria in July 26, 1996. Sadiq started as a ball kid at the age of ten in a country club opposite his house in Abuja, Nigeria. A few years later he started competing regionally in Abuja. After a huge win versus the local junior star player he was picked and sponsored to go compete in the ITF circuit by the Nigerian Tennis Federation. After a year of intense training Sadiq was recognized for his hard work, leadership and talent to represent Nigeria in the Africa Junior Championship.
At the age of sixteen he began playing the mens circuit while still competing in the junior ITF circuit, reaching the top 700 in the world in the ITF junior rankings. His next step was receiving a scholarship to Triangle Tennis Academy in the United States, at Raleigh, North Carolina. After six months of training and competing in the states Sadiq applied for colleges and got a full scholarship at ASA College, NY, were he studied and graduated in criminal justice. ASA College, known for national level collegiate tennis in the NJCAA became an amazing experience for Sadiq.
He played single 2 and doubles 2 in the men’s tennis team for three years. Sadiq also made it to the NJCAA nationals in 2016 where he picked up key wins for his team.
Sadiq’s exposure to world class tennis throughout his life makes him a true asset to the development of TIA players of all ages. The passion for the sport and his students is something you can see day in and day out.