Looking for a squash or tennis coach in Singapore to improve your kiddo’s serve? Here are our fave places for tennis and squash lessons for both mamas and kids!
Getting to grips with a racket sport like tennis and squash will provide wonderful lifelong benefits for your kids both socially and physically. Plus there are heaps of social and competitive tennis and squash leagues available throughout Singapore for when your kids are older. Whether you are looking for a tennis coach in Singapore to get your little one interested in this sport or a place for tennis/squash lessons for older kids, check out our guide to decide which one’s right for you!
Private Tennis Coaches in Singapore
David Kristof Coaching
If you are looking for a tennis coach in Singapore to improve your serve or even if you are a beginner just getting started with tennis, David Kristof can coach your game. As head tennis coach with MyTennisCoachSG, he specialises in providing kids and adults group tennis classes in Singapore (from $300 per student for 10 classes) and is fully certified by Tennis Canada, Peter Burwash International and Oscar Wegner’s Modern Tennis Methodology. David teaches the fundamentals of forehand, backhand, volleys, and serves, and a combination of single and doubles games are covered in every 10 Class programme. His approach is holistic and offers a play-based learning environment that is always relaxed and fun. Every lesson, he teaches a new skill and makes sure students improve their consistency, timing, and technique. It’s a social group class, so you or your kids will make lots of new friends, too. In addition to a main session at the Four Seasons Hotel, Coach David also offers classes at various condominiums in Singapore.
Age Range: 6 years and up plus adult classes
“My kids have been taking lessons with Coach David for the past year and they absolutely love it. He combines drills with a variety of games to keep the kids engaged and excited. They have improved so much that we can actually play as a family on weekends and have great rallies!” – Sassy Mama Partnerships Manager, Marisa
Sassy Mamas get a $29 Discovery Class for New Students (min 4 pax to play).
Joe Russell Tennis
A former Top 200-ranked ATP world tour player, Joe Russell has been a long-time resident and tennis coach in Singapore. His resume is impressive, as Joe has played against former World #1 players like Ivan Lendl. And while his client list includes five-star hotels and some of Singapore’s best tennis academies, Joe is also available for private lessons ($160 per hour) at your condo.
Age Range: Call to enquire
Yorick Pro Tennis Coaching Singapore
This certified French professional tennis coach in Singapore can bring tennis lessons to your doorstep (from $50). Lessons are customised to suit your abilities and focus on helping you improve your technical strokes, footwork and tactics while having a blast.
Age Range: 4 and up
Tennis Coaches and Academies in Singapore
Looking for a group tennis lesson for kids? Tennis classes at Play! Tennis ($160) take place at their fully air-conditioned studio, which has a private indoor court that is specially designed for children. The mini tennis court facilitates the learning process. We hear kids who start their lessons on a mini court progress faster compared to those who start in a full-sized court. We especially love that tennis lessons here won’t be rained off (or get uncomfortably hot and sweaty) thanks to the indoor aircon. That also means mamas and dads watching can sit in comfort too! The open concept of the studio gives you the perfect view of the lesson so you can cheer on your little tennis star. Play! Tennis has more than 100 positive reviews for its team of passionate and qualified tennis coaches in Singapore. If you want your tennis coach to come to you, know that Play! Tennis also offers private and group tennis classes for juniors and adults at condominiums and at public courts such as Kallang Tennis Centre, Farrer Park Tennis Centre, and Yio Chu Kang Tennis Centre.
Age Range: 4 to 9 years plus adult lessons
Offering junior programmes at convenient locations across the island, Savitar’s lessons are divided into four different age groups, and children are placed after an initial assessment. Savitar’s tennis coaches use age-appropriate drills, games and a range of teaching aids to slowly build your child’s skills. Adult programmes and mini camps for smaller kids are available, too.
Age Range: 4 and up plus adult programmes
Shaws Little League
There’s only one main goal for little beginners here, and that’s to get them to enjoy hitting the ball over the net. The tennis coaches here focus lessons ($40 per session) on the basics to build a strong foundation. All the equipment, from the racquets and nets to the ball machine, is provided. Classes are offered at two locations on the island.
Age Range: 4 and up
Singapore Tennis Association
The Singapore Tennis Association (STA) runs the largest junior development programme (from $285) in Singapore, with more than 1,000 kids aged 6-18 participating island-wide. Beginner classes focus on fun but things definitely ramp up to a more competitive level. Adults, meanwhile, can take weekly group lessons, including three different levels of Beginner instruction.
Age Range: 6 and up plus adult lessons
SITA Tennis Academy
SITA Tennis Academy brings together a global team of experienced tennis coaches in Singapore and former ATP-ranked pros. They also offer both group and private lessons for adults. Their main location is at Harding Road, but they also offer lessons at Tanglin Trust School, SJI International School, the Keppel Club and Orchid Country Club. Not sure your kiddo’s ready to commit to long-term lessons? Try one of SITA’s fun holiday tennis camps as well as programmes for adults.
Age Range: 4 and up plus adult tennis coaching programmes
The kid-friendly Tanglin Academy is located at sports mecca Turf City. Kiddos as young as 3 progress through colour-coded developmental stages that also include smaller tennis courts and slower balls to help them really hone their stroke technique and ball control. Tennis lessons are also available for adults at all levels.
Age Range: 3 and up plus private and group lessons for adults
Squash Coaches in Singapore
Pinnacle Squash Academy
Formed back in 2006, Pinnacle brings together some of the most experienced coaches in Singapore — in fact many of them are former top-ranked players. There are three levels of beginner courses (from $280), each lasting for 10 sessions. Pinnacle also organises local tournaments as well as overseas competitive tours.
Age Range: 4 and up
SAFRA has a clubhouse at Toa Payoh along with a squad for former NSMen that’s among the most competitive in the region. They also offer leagues for women and school kids, along with reasonably-priced introductory lessons ($150 for 5 sessions) with cheaper classes for groups.
Helmed by Sandra Wu and Della Lee, Ultimate Squashers offers seven type of squash programmes at its base at the Kallang Squash Centre. The duo conduct private lessons (from $80 per session) to group sessions (prices on request), and classes are separated according to your ability level. They also run holiday camps and weekend tournaments, currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Age Range: 6 and up
Zainal Abidin Elite Squash Academy
This private squash academy in Singapore has a team of qualified squash coaches and trainers that will guide your child using the academy’s all-encompassing training and mentorship systems (from $260). Squash lessons take place at two locations – the Singapore Chinese Girls School (SCGS) and Chinese Swimming Club.
Age Range: 6 to 19
Private Clubs, Outdoor Courts & Tennis Leagues in Singapore
Women’s International Tennis Singapore (WITS) League
If you’re already a tennis enthusiast and not necessarily after a tennis coach in Singapore, why not considering joining the WITS League? With over 650 members from more than 30 countries, it’s a fabulous social organisation with doubles competition available at eight different experience levels. Locations for WITS tennis matches vary.
Age Range: 18 and up
International Associations and Clubs
Many of Singapore’s private clubs, including The American Club, Tanglin Club, Singapore Cricket Club, and Hollandse Club offer instructional, social and competitive tennis and squash opportunities! You can also check out the United Condo Squash Club, which offers a range of playing options to both men and women at a variety of skill levels; the only prerequisite for membership is an “unmitigated passion and love for this incredible game of Squash Rackets”!
Public Tennis Centres in Singapore
One of many things to love about living in a tropical climate is the abundance of outdoor tennis courts available for year-round use. You can book both kids’ and adult lessons from the MyActiveSG Tennis Academy or simply reserve a court to play on your own time (or with the fam).
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