All our tennis coaches have been carefully selected based on international qualifications, stellar references, and relevant coaching experience. They are great with children and adults, possess excellent communication skills, and are enthusiastic, energetic, respectful and punctual.
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Position: Co-Founder & Managing Director
Hailing from Manchester, England, David has over 14 years experience in the tennis coaching industry working in high performance academies, prestigious clubs, resorts and schools all over the world. He is qualified through the UK Lawn Tennis Association to CCAP Level 4 High Performance Level.
David has a real passion for tennis and an eye for talent. His experience as a player and a coach enables him to know what it takes to fast-track young players through to the top competitive level.
As a player, he enjoyed success at UK county and regional level events and represented his home county, Lancashire on several occasions.
David's coaching career began aged 18 when he was a full-time scholar at the Sutton Junior Tennis Academy, London when injuries cut his playing career short.
He then became Head Coach at the age of 23 at Batley Indoor Tennis Centre in Yorkshire UK, producing County and National level players through the LTA's Mini Tennis Red, Orange and Green ball system, which is expanding and becoming prominent worldwide. He also spent one year as Head Pro at the prestigious Aphrodite Hills Academy and Resort in Cyprus.
At aged 27, David worked as Director of Tennis for TFL Singapore, developing mini-tennis and junior programs to the highest standard at Shangri-La Hotel, Raffles Town Club and Tanglin Trust School. He also enjoyed a brief stint at Shaw Park Tennis Centre in Brisbane, Australia which achieved Club of the Year status in 2013.
David believes hard-work, intensity, respect, mental-toughness, sound stroke fundamentals, and most of all having fun are essential ingredients to help maximize one's tennis potential. He very much enjoys coaching all levels of play and his main strength is adapting his coaching to the specific needs of the player.
As Co-Founder and Managing Director of Anyone for Tennis, David hopes to increase awareness and participation levels of tennis in Singapore for all - facilitating access to the sport, and producing players of international standard to compete locally and worldwide.
Position: Director of Tennis & Fitness
Sam is a Tennis Australia qualified JDC tennis coach from New Zealand. He has been coaching tennis for the past 11 years.
Sam played competitive tennis right up until he was 18, competing in national and ITF level tournaments. He captained the junior and represented the senior rep tennis team for Western Bay of Plenty and also his school team at Tauranga Boys' College to fourth place at New Zealand Nationals in 2005. He was also part of the Eastern Districts 16’s Team where they competed at the New Zealand National Team Event in 2003.
Sam has worked with some of New Zealand’s top coaches such as Marcel Vos, formerly New Zealand Senior Davis Cup Captain. Sam’s first head coaching job was for Feilding Lawn Tennis Club in 2009 and from there, he was selected as Manawatu Junior Rep coach for 2011, 2013, and 2014.
Sam is an extremely positive, friendly, motivated, hardworking and outgoing person that puts one hundred percent into everything he does. Tennis, fitness and training are his number one passion. Sam feels that if students can push themselves through intense workouts, they will back themselves to push through in tight matches and come out on top.
From a fitness point of view, Sam can also offer:
- Fitness boot camps
- Sport-specific fitness training (tennis)
- Boxing fitness sessions
- Personal training
- Suspension training
Sam is looking forward to offering Anyone for Tennis clients the opportunity to improve not only their tennis skills, but also their fitness and general well-being.
Position: Head Tennis Coach
Coach Catalin arrives from Romania with a wealth of top class experience in playing.
Catalin began playing tennis at 7 years old. Aged 14, he became Junior National Doubles Champion. Aged 16, he was National Junior Singles Champion. Aged 18, he broke into the top 100 juniors ITF ranking. In that same year, he played quarter-finals in Juniors Rolland Garros (losing to Chilean, Fernando Gonzalez, who is an Australian Open Men's finalist who lost to Roger Federer in 2007).
Catalin went on to play ATP Tour events at aged 17 with the highest ranking of 571 in the world. After injuries cut short his professional playing career, he began his coaching career in the USA at the esteemed Oklahoma University as an assistant coach to US College players. Catalin also taught tennis throughout Europe (Tunisia, Tuscany, Sardinia-Italy) at the German-based Sunball Tennis Schulle in a variety of locations, clubs, hotels and resorts.
After this great experience, Catalin returned home to teach professional and advanced players in Craiova, Romania. During his glittering career, he also represented Romania as a Federation Coach in 2014 Wimbledon (Juniors Girls), and was also the coach for the Junior Girls doubles champions in 2014.
Catalin specializes in coaching professional players, but he also really enjoys teaching recreational players, juniors and adults. He has excellent communication skills and builds great relations with the student in order to provide the best possible service.
Coach Sam Hilpo
Position: Tennis Coach
Sam is an LTA-licenced Level 3 coach and has been coaching since the age of 16. Born in the United Kingdom, Sam is half-German and can speak the language fluently. He played for his county Hereford and Worcestershire as a junior before coaching tennis.
Sam has coached tennis in many countries. In Germany, Sam coached camps entirely in German to mini-tennis players in his mother’s home town, Cologne. A few years later, Sam travelled to Switzerland to coach at Camp Suisse for the summer, where he coached children of all abilities. In 2015, Sam coached in a resort in Turkey, leading private and group tennis sessions to adults and children of all abilities. The tennis team won team of the season and Sam returned this summer to fill the position of Head Tennis Coach and was also given the added responsibility to train another coach.
Over the past year, Sam has been a full-time club coach at Bromsgrove Tennis Club alongside James Griffiths who won County Coach of the Year in 2015. He is a keen sportsman who enjoys most sports, with a particular passion for tennis.
Sam has a 2:1 BSc Honours Degree in Sport Coaching from Sheffield Hallam University, where he represented the university playing volleyball, lacrosse and badminton whilst coaching tennis in his spare time.
Sam is an advocate of a player-specific approach to coaching. He believes in helping his students develop favourable playing habits and introducing new playing techniques to more experienced players.
Coach Sam B
Position: Tennis Coach
Sam is an LTA-licensed Level 3 coach and has coached in 3 different counties in England and also in Australia at various clubs. He has worked with all levels of players including junior and adult beginners, junior county players and good adult club players in both individual and group settings.
His coaching experience and qualifications shaped his coaching style. After completing University where he gained a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (First Class) Degree in Sport and Physical Education, he researched and studied various coaching styles and philosophies including game-based coaching.
Sam likes to engage the player with his enthusiasm and passion for the game before tailoring his coaching style to suit their individual needs, often using game-based coaching styles and coaching technique, tactics and tennis psychology simultaneously.
Whilst at University, Sam also played tennis (both singles and doubles) for the Men's first team and broke into the top 20 in the County/State. He won county level tournaments and played in regional level tournaments across England as well as high league pennants in Australia, which included playing matches at Melbourne Park - home of the Australian Open.
Position: Tennis Coach
Coming from León (Spain), Jorge is a Level 2 Monitor Nacional certified tennis coach who can conduct tennis lessons in three different languages: English, Spanish, and German.
Jorge has experience in running tennis camps, tournaments, tennis and padel-tennis programs in Spain and Switzerland. In 2011 to 2016, he has been working for two Partner Academies with the Swiss Tennis Federation, Sportcenter Stork and Tennis Zentrum Horgen, having the chance to coach some of the best players in the region of Zürich.
His achievements as a tennis and padel-tennis player includes:
- Two-time Regional Champion, León (Spain) (2000 - 2001)
- Ranked Top 300 in Spain (Age 17)
- Interclub Player National League C playing for TC Frohberg, Switzerland (2012 - 2014)
- Padel Interclub Player 1st League playing for Leon Padel Club, León, Spain (2015)
- Runner-up at the Swiss National Championships (together with David Perez, 2016)
Jorge's training philosophy is to develop a good technique in all his students and offering them a good variety of training so that they will feel challenged. He also hopes to cultivate passion for tennis in his students.
Position: Tennis Coach
Charlie is a certified Tennis Coach with the Profession Tennis Registry (PTR) and also the Australasian Academy of Tennis Coaches (AATC) specialising in junior development.
Having played and coached from the age of 7, Charlie is incredibly passionate about tennis at all levels and has experienced firsthand what is required in order to progress and succeed at all stages of development from junior beginners all the way through to adulthood.
Originally from Kent in the UK, Charlie was a member of The Neville Lawn Tennis Club where as a junior he progressed through the performance squads competing in county and regional tournaments before becoming a coach himself at The Neville. In his time at the club, he acquired several club championship titles in singles and doubles.
Having also spent time in Spain at Solpark Tennis Club in Moraira, Charlie is well accustomed to clay court tennis and the different tactics and styles required to succeed on this surface.
He attended Bournemouth University where he graduated with a 2:1 BA Hons degree in Marketing. Whilst completing his studies, he represented the Varsity Tennis Team for the 3 years he was a student, competing at a high level in both singles and doubles.
Charlie believes tennis is first and foremost something to enjoy and can be a social platform at all stages of life. Therefore, he will always strive to tailor any lesson to suit the individual, whatever the age and level, ensuring they get the most out of their time on court.
Position: Tennis Coach
Originally from Essex, England, Jordan is an LTA licensed coach with a wealth of coaching experience and a performance playing background with Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire county.
Coaching from when he was 16, Jordan has coached beginner to internationally-ranked players at prestigious academies in La Manga, Spain and Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus. He specialises in performance pathways for juniors and adults alike.
Once Jordan reached 18, he attended the University of Hertfordshire where he obtained First Class Honours in Business and Economics, as well as captaining the men's tennis first team for 2 years. This stint as Captain also included a promotion to British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) division 1.
After graduating, Jordan then decided to utilise his coaching experience by setting up his own academy in Cambridge, with a focus on junior tennis camps, cardio tennis and tactical and technical workshops.
Jordan's coaching style is very much based on a tailored approach to suit the player’s specific game. Getting to know the player and understanding what they enjoy about tennis is important for Jordan, as he believes that devising player-specific sessions empowers students and makes their tennis journey more enjoyable and sustainable.
Above all, Jordan's enthusiasm and desire to improve his students makes him a great addition to the Anyone For Tennis Singapore team.