TARPISHCHEV ShamilDate of birth

March 7, 1948


A graduate of the State Central Order of Lenin Institute of Physical Culture

Place of employment and position held

  • President of the Russian Tennis Federation
  • Member of the Russian Olympic Committee Executive Board (since 1994)
  • Member of the International Olympic Committee (since 1996)
  • Advisor to the Mayor of Moscow on Sport matters and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the “Kremlin Cup” (1996)
  • Member of the Tennis+ journal editorial board (1994)
  • Member of the Council for Physical Culture and Sport under the President of the Russian Federation (since 2002)

Work experience in the field of physical culture and sports

  • Chief coach of the Central Council Dynamo, head coach of the USSR National Tennis Team (1974-1991). Under his leadership, Soviet tennis players have won 26 gold medals at the European Championships (1974-1983), reached the Royal Cup final (1981), Davis Cup semi-finals (1974, 1976) and Fed Cup semi-finals (1978, 1979). He has been training L.Savchenko-Neiland, a six-time Doubles Grand Slam tournament champion, since 1985
  • Captain of the USSR (1974-1991), CIS (1992) and Russia’s (since 1997) Davis Cup teams
  • Captain of the Europe team in the match Asia-Europe (1983)
  • Chairman of the Tennis Federation of the USSR (1991) and of the CIS (1992)
  • Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation on Physical Culture and Sports matters (1992-1994)
  • Chairman of the Coordinating Committee for Physical Culture and Sports under the President of the Russian Federation (1993-1997)
  • Chairman of the Russian State Committee for Physical Culture and Tourism (1994-1996)
  • Author of the books “Court Calls” (1988), “Tennis. First Steps” (1990), “The ABCs of tennis” (1999) and “The Longest Game” (1999)

Sports titles

  • Master of sports, tennis (1966)
  • Repeated winner of the Russian and international tennis competitions. Was among the top ten tennis players of the USSR three times
  • Academician of the International Informatization Academy (1996)
  • Honored coach of the RSFSR (1981) and of the USSR (1985)
  • Honored Worker of Physical Culture, Mordovia


  • Mordovia State Prize winner (2003)
  • Order of Honour (1994)
  • Order For Merit to the Fatherland, II and IV degree (2008)
  • Order In Commemoration of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan
  • Order of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) For Merits in Tennis (1988)
  • Honour Badge For Merit in the Development of Physical Culture and Sports
  • Honour Badge For Merits in Developing Olympic Movement
  • Honorary badge “Excellent worker in physical culture and sports”