Co-founder, Director of Tennis Programs, FM Tennis Academy
B.A. Degree in Economics, University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
Certified Tennis Professional, USPTA
Prior to FM Tennis, Alim was a Tennis Pro for three years at The Woodlands Athletic Club. At that time, Alim competed at USTA tournaments. He won a number of USTA tournaments and was ranked as high as #2 in Texas in 2007.
In college, Alim was recruited from Russia to come to the United States to play for Illinois State University, NCAA Division 1 school. With the Red Birds he won Missouri Valley Conference Championships in 2002. Later Alim transferred to University of Illinois, Springfield, IL. While at UIS, Alim played at #1 singles and doubles position. He was the captain and voted Most Valuable Player. Two years in a row, in 2004 and 2005, Alim reached the Mid West Individual Championships finals. In 2005, he received the Mid West Region Player of the Year Award and was ranked #20 in the nation. For excellence in studies and athletics he received the Ron Gibbs Scholarship Award.
As a junior, Alim competed in Russia and Europe. He was ranked #21 under 18's in Russia in 2001.