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  • Savitar Tennis Centre, Fairmont Hotel
  • United World College of South East Asia, Dover Campus
  • Shangri-La Hotel (Orchard Road)
  • The Grand Hyatt Singapore (Scotts Road)
  • United World College of South East Asia, East Campus
  • Malborough College, Malaysia
  • Singapore American School
  • One°15 Marina Club, Sentosa (members only)

Savitar Tennis Centre, Fairmont Hotel

Fairmont Singapore Singapore

United World College of South East Asia, Dover Campus

United World College of South East Asia, Dover Campus

Shangri-La Hotel (Orchard Road)

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

The Grand Hyatt Singapore (Scotts Road)

Grand Hyatt, Singapore

United World College of South East Asia, East Campus

UWC East Campus Singapore

Malborough College, Malaysia

Marlborough College Malaysia Nusajaya Johor Malaysia

Singapore American School

Singapore American School Singapore

One°15 Marina Club, Sentosa (members only)

One°15 Marina Club Singapore

Meet Your Coaches

Savitar has over 20 experienced and highly skilled coaches at your disposal, each with their own specific skill sets. Take a look

Adam Branks

Originally from New Zealand, Adam Branks comes to Singapore with years of tennis experience. Adam was first introduced to the sport at an early age through his family’s legacy. Adam’s father ran a large tennis school in Auckland and that is where he learned and developed the passion for the sport.

At the University of North Carolina, Asheville, Adam continued his on-court successes, playing NCAA Division I college tennis.

Adam has coaching experience in the United States, New Zealand, and now working with Savitar at the Swiss Club and Willow Stream Spa Tennis Facility.

His other qualifications include:

  • the RPT Europe and International Professional Tennis Director Certification
  • Estess Athletic University Level 5 Coaches Certification
  • Professional Tennis Coaches Association Certificate of Recognition regarding RPT Education Program
  • International Coaches Institute Tennis Professional Certification

Kan Tsi Kwong

For the past 20-years, Kan Tsi Kwong has been involved with the game of tennis. Kan had the opportunity to compete and represent the Anglo-Chinese School in Malacca, Malaysia and other parts of Asia.

Kan’s coaching career began in 1989 when he was recruited to teach at the Singapore Sports Council/Robertson Wilson Junior Tennis Training Scheme. He earned his Tennis Instructor’s Certificate from the Singapore Sports Council and Singapore Tennis Association (STA).

His other qualifications include:

  • the RPT Europe and International Professional Tennis Director Certification
  • Estess Athletic University Level 5 Coaches Certification
  • Professional Tennis Coaches Association Certificate of Recognition regarding RPT Education Program
  • International Coaches Institute Tennis Professional Certification

Since February of 2000, Kan has helped manage Savitar’s numerous junior and adult tennis programs. Kan coaches at the Willow Stream Spa Facility and he continues to introduce the game of tennis to young Singaporean players.

Colin Thornley

Colin Thornley started playing tennis at a very young age in the UK. He became a national level player in his early teens, competing for his county. Colin retired from playing competitively and has had a career in coaching since.

Colin has held various positions as Head Professional and Director of Tennis in clubs in the UK, including David Lloyd centres, and was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for a professional football club.

Colin joins us as the Director of Tennis for SAS after 6 years as Director of Tennis at a prestigious facility in the UAE.

Colin has a Degree in Health and Fitness from the University of Chester, is a level 3 LTA and a qualified strength and conditioning coach.

Frank Bruinsma

An Australian and Dutch citizen, Frank Bruinsma has over 25-years of tennis playing and coaching experience. Frank has coached all over the world, including Australia, United States, and now here in Singapore.

For the past 14-years, Frank has been able to work with and for some of the most prestigious private clubs in Singapore, which include: the Hollandse Club, the Swiss Club, the Pines Club, the Amrita Spa Tennis Club, and the Tanglin Club.

Frank’s strong tennis background and knowledge has allowed him to develop lasting relationships with the club members and students here in Singapore. He has also managed to develop strong junior tennis and adult programs throughout the Singapore region.

He holds professional tennis certifications from the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), Tennis Australia (TCA), Singapore Tennis Association (STA), and International Tennis Federation (level III).

Frank overseas the entire tennis operations for Savitar Pte Ltd. as the Managing Director.

Roberto Roldan

We are pleased to welcome Roberto to our team at UWCSEA Dover.

Roberto is a 32 year old professional tennis coach from Spain. He has been working at one of the best academies in Spain, JC Ferrero-Equelite Sport Academy, since 2006. Since 2011 he was in charge of the WTA Groups of the academy. He has worked with various top 50 ITF ranked junior players and also with top WTA and ATP players. He was an assistant coach to Maria Torro who was top 60 in the world WTA.

Prior to being the Woman’s coach he was a Competition coach from 2009 and worked for 2 years with the development players at the JC Ferrero Academy.

Previously to the JC Ferrero Academy Roberto worked as the Coach/Manager of the Tennis School in Alcazar de San Juan and Municipal Tennis School. He has also been a fitness coach and conducted the Local Tennis School Summer Programmes are various locations.

Roberto is an Elite Professional – USTA, Academy Coach PTR, Professional Tennis Director – RPT International, Tennis National Referee, level 1 RFET.

Martina Guba

MARTINA GUBA has represented her country at tennis and has been the Captain of her university team, achieving many awards such as Deans List and Athlete of the year. She has been coaching at grassroots level though to advance within the Philippines.

Martina is the Assistant Coach for MCM, and will be living onsite throughout the year, assisting with coaching of all school teams, school curriculum tennis classes, holiday camps and private lessons.

Adrian Ng

For the past 20 years, the Singaporean-born, Adrian Ng has been a prominent tennis coach with wide-range of experience teaching both kids and adults of all ages and levels. Adrian has been Head Professional at Swiss Club for 13 years. He has also spent time at One Degree 15 and Fairmont Hotel.

His qualifications include:

  • the RPT Europe and International Professional Tennis Director Certification
  • Estess Athletic University Level 5 Coaches Certification
  • Professional Tennis Coaches Association Certificate of Recognition regarding RPT Education Program
  • International Coaches Institute Tennis Professional Certification

Adrian is the newly appointed Head Tennis Professional at Dulwich College Singapore as well as Head Professional at the Willow Stream Spa Tennis Centre.

Yannick Guba

YANNICK GUBA has come to us from Beijing, where he was Head Tennis Coach at a leading American Tennis Academy and International School for the last 4 years. Prior to that he was the Assistant Coach for the School Varsity Team UAAP in Manila Philippines and coached many of the top players in the Philippines. Yannick has also been a travelling coach for 14/U ATF and ITF players. Yannick has represented Philippines at Davis Cup, senior and junior level.

Yannick is the Full Time Tennis Coach for MCM, and will be living on site throughout the year, coaching all school teams, groups, school curriculum tennis classes, holiday camps and private lessons.

James White

James White has joined the Savitar Team of coaches as the New Director of Tennis at the Grand Hyatt Singapore. Located on Scotts Road, in the heart of Singapore’s shopping district, the Grand Hyatt has two beautiful resurfaced tennis courts.

James coaching career has spanned over 15 years. He has gained valuable experience in the UK, Hong Kong, Australia and here in Singapore. James has obtained a level 2 (performance) and level 3 (Adults and Children) accreditation from the LTA and is constantly up grading his skills in workshops throughout the world.

Michael Saunders

Michael Saunders from Christchurch, New Zealand. Michael has joined Savitar as the Director of Tennis at the One15 Marina club. He played NCAA college tennis at Newberry College in South Carolina for four years, where he attained a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Business Administration. Michael brings with him a huge passion for the game; he has been sharing this enthusiasm and knowledge with students for the past 6 years at various clubs and academies across the USA and New Zealand.

Paul Millendez

A native of the Philippines, Paul Millendez started playing competitive tennis at the age of nine-years-old. Paul competed against some of the country’s top players, earning a top ranking in the boys’ 12s-18s age division. While attending college in the Philippines, Paul competed on the Men’s National Tennis Circuit, sponsored by the Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA).

Paul has joined Savitar Pte Ltd. teaching at the United World College East, under Director of Tennis, Nikki Tippins. Paul also provides support to Director of Tennis, David Dickson at the Oneº15 Marina Club in Sentosa. Paul’s strong passion for tennis clearly transfers over to the juniors and adults in the tennis programs. With Paul’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the game, Millendez has proven to be one of Savitar’s most loyal and top coaches.

At the prestigious University of Saint La Salle – Bacolod City, Paul continued his on-court success, receiving a full tennis scholarship. Paul earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and is a registered nurse.

His other qualifications include:

  • the RPT Europe and International Professional Tennis Director Certification
  • Estess Athletic University Level 5 Coaches Certification
  • Professional Tennis Coaches Association Certificate of Recognition regarding RPT Education Program
  • International Coaches Institute Tennis Professional Certification
  • USPTA Level Elite Professional

Patrick Escobar

Learning to play the game of tennis in the Philippines, Patrick Escobar began his junior tennis career at a very young age. Patrick was ranked among the top junior players in Manila, competing in various regional tournaments throughout the country. Following his junior career, Patrick continued his on-court success by playing on the Men’s Circuit, sponsored by the Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA).

Patrick began his coaching career in the Philippines at numerous private clubs and schools within the region. He is a member of the Philippine Tennis Association (PHILTA) and is a certified tennis coach.

His other qualifications include:
– the RPT Europe and International Professional Tennis Director Certification
– Estess Athletic University Level 5 Coaches Certification
– Professional Tennis Coaches Association Certificate of recognition regarding RPT Education Program
– International Coaches Institute Tennis Professional Certification

Patrick has joined Savitar team, coaching at the United World College of South East Asia – Dover. He offers first-class tennis instruction and experience to kids’ of all ages and levels.

Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and an Associate’s degree in Health and Science Education.

Johan Kriek Guba

Johan Kriek Guba grew up in the Philippines and was exposed to tennis at an early age in life. Johan held the #1 ranking in the Philippines for both 16-and-under and 18-and-under age divisions. Johan’s on-court success continued when he received a wild-card to play in the Main Draw of the Grade I ITF Mitsubishi Lancer event, held at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center in Manila. Johan’s fondest memories came in 1998 when he had the opportunity to join the Philippine Junior Davis Cup team and competed in Hiroshima, Japan.

Johan’s coaching career spans beyond ten years and includes working at the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association in Malaysia, Assistant Head Coach in Manila, working with a grass roots tennis program, the American Golf and Tennis Association in Beijing, China, and a Head Coach position at the Saint Joseph Institute here in Singapore.

Since 2011, Johan has joined Savitar Pte Ltd. as the Assistant Head Coach at the United World College of South East Asia. His coaching experience and passion for tennis has provided young players here in Singapore to reach their true potential, but also have fun learning to play the game.

Johan received a full scholarship to attend and compete in the men’s tennis team for De La Salle University – College of Saint Benilde in Manila. Johan is a certified PTR coach and holds a Junior Tennis Association of the Philippines Certificate.

His other qualifications include:
– the RPT Europe and International Professional Tennis Director Certification
– Estess Athletic University Level 5 Coaches Certification
– Professional Tennis Coaches Association Certificate of recognition regarding RPT Education Program
– International Coaches Institute Tennis Professional Certification

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I wanted to thank you and the broader team for organizing the kids to watch the WTA. It was a great experience and they were very lucky to be able to go as a part of the team and really experience world class tennis!

YB

My son has had the privilege of working with the Savitar coaches at UWC for the past 7 years. Niki Tippins and her team of coaches – Johan, Roberto and Patrick have done a brilliant job of teaching him life skills. I thank the Savitar coaches for their dedication to its players and the sport.

PV

Thank you so much to you and all your staff for a wonderful camp. Hugo loved every minute of it and was keen to go every morning despite the heat so that was fantastic. I loved yours and the coaches organisation and commitment. Greatly appreciated!

BB

I am so impressed with everything you have put in place and your passion for tennis, the programme and wanting tennis to progress really shows. Thanks for everything you are doing.

ID

We are absolutely delighted with your program. The kids will be playing a lot over the summer to keep the level up.

IC

We came for the trial class on Saturday and it was a great success. After my son’s enthusiasm being at sub-zero levels and tears on arrival, Adam managed to turn Oliver around and he absolutely loved the session.

KE

We just completed our set of 6 classes yesterday – I enjoyed myself tremendously! The team at Savitar is really professional & very nice to learn from. Just 6 sessions & I already feel I have improved a lot.

RT

Just to let you know that my kids thoroughly enjoyed the tennis camp and would definitely sign up for similar camps in August.

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