Shaheed ALAM

First ITF Junior Singles Title Winner

National Tennis Player | @shaheedalam | Managed by ONEathlete

Someone once told Shaheed there are two groups of people in this world – those who do the work, and those who claim the credit. Be the former – there’s much less competition.

For the 19-year old who made ITF Junior history as the first Singaporean male to win a singles title in 2015, tennis has demanded hefty sacrifices but also gave plenty in return. Shaheed exemplifies someone who dreams big and stays motivated, for whom no pain is too great when the sky’s the limit. A healthy disregard for the impossible is what keeps him chasing that rainbow.

Shaheed’s story is about dreams, and he’s still writing it as we go. It’s the courage to dream and carving out a path to make these dreams real. Ever woke up in the middle of the night with a dream so vivid yet it’s cruelly gone when you wake up? Shaheed once confided in his dad his dream to win an ATP title. His dad smiled heartily, knowing the journey will be much harder and longer, but also kind enough to not tell Shaheed. Years later, when Shaheed was considering joining Singapore Sports School to pursue tennis full-time, many said ‘No’, but his dad said, ‘Go.’ When it mattered the most, Shaheed’s dad gave him the best encouragement one could ever get.

At some point we all had a vision of tomorrow – who we aspire to be or how we like our future to be crafted. But eventually the sobriety of reality takes over these once-imagined worlds. Shaheed wants to show and tell the world the exciting possibilities when you don’t lose sight of these magical places. Shaheed’s path trods down one less travelled, but he knows he’s not alone. His family brought him his dreams, and his dreams brought him thus far. Together, with the support of many others, they will bring him further and beyond.

Endorsing Brand(s)

Key Achievements 

Jul 2017Men’s Singles Quarter-finalist
KL Open 2017
Mar 2017Men’s Singles Champion
SEA Invitational 2017
2015 – 2017Men’s Singles Champion
Singapore Open (2015 – 2017)
Jun 2016Boys’ Singles Finalist
Singapore ITF Juniors 2016
Feb 2016Boys’ Singles Semi-finalist
China ITF Juniors 2016
Feb 2016Boys’ Singles Semi-finalist
Brunei Junior ITF2016
Oct 2015Boy’s Singles Champion
Singapore ITF Juniors 2015
(First Singaporean to win an ITF Junior Singles title)
Sep 2015Boys’ Doubles Finalist
India Junior ITF 2015
May 2015Boys’ Singles Semi-finalist
Northern Marianas ITF Juniors 2015
May 2015Boys’ Doubles Finalist
Northern Marianas ITF Juniors 2015
May 2015Boys’ Doubles Champion
ITF Juniors 2015
Feb 2015Boys’ Doubles Champion
ITF Juniors 2016

Features on Media

02 Jun 2017The Straits Times
Tennis: Shaheed makes a strong point
12 Mar 2017Active SG
Shaheed Alam shines at SEA Mens Team Invitational tennis tournament
11 Mar 2017The Straits Times
Tennis: Shaheed serves notice to rivals
28 Feb 2017The Straits Times
Tennis: Advantage, Singapore for tennis’ future?
17 Jan 2017TODAY
Six volleying for success
16 Jan 2016The Straits Times
Tennis: STA’s full-time programme to be restructured
01 Nov 2015The Straits Times
Shaheed makes ITF Junior history
13 May 2015Active SG
Kor Kor Shaheed dream’s comes true
08 May 2015Channel News Asia
Tennis: Singapore to field debutants at SEA Games
01 Jun 2013The Straits Times
Two teens swayed by Paris trip

Event Participation 

Aug 2017SEA Games 2017
2014 – 2017Davis Cup Participation
Oct 2016Osaka World Super Junior Tournament Grade A
Jun 2015SEA Games 2015
May 2011Longines Future Tennis Aces Tournament in Roland Garros, Paris