Misha grew up in the Soviet Union where he was a top ten junior player, winning several national Soviet Union junior tournaments. He was ranked in the top 3 juniors under age 18 in Uzbekistan.
He began coaching tennis in 1995 and has worked with top players around the world. Misha has twenty years of experience coaching in Israel, including a ten-year stent in the Israel Tennis Centers where he coached the top eight players in Israel. His players have won ETA and ITF events. He completed the Advanced Tennis coaches school and is a certified Tennis Instructor. Misha holds certifications from the Registry of Tennis Professionals for training, stress tennis training, European professional and International Professional.