Coach, Leslie Tiong
Leslie picked up tennis at the age of 9 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where he grew up in his early childhood and had an outstanding junior playing career. Combine with an extensive range of tennis teaching accreditation from the Global Professional Tennis Coaches Association (GPTCA), US Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) and Australasian Association of Tennis Coaches (AATC), you know you are in the right hands!
He was amongst the top #2 players in the state of Kuala Lumpur, and consistently in the top #8 nationally, in Malaysia, for his age group prior to his move to Singapore. At the age of 13, Leslie played his first international match at the Asian 14/U series raking up much points to finish 28th in the region - moving into ITF tournaments when he got older. When he turned 14, Leslie moved to Singapore and continued to make an impression on the tennis scene - consistently ranked amongst the top #5 players for his age category. Leslie won numerous singles and doubles titles throughout his playing career representing schools, clubs, country and himself.
With his wealth of competitive and training experience, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced tennis player, Leslie will structure the ideal tennis program for you!
Coach, Muhd Sheqal.
Sheqal was introduced to tennis by his tennis-teacher father as early as he knew how to walk. He is a testament that it is never too early to start playing tennis!
During his youth, Sheqal was an accomplished national junior tennis player. He was ranked highest 5th in Singles for the u/14 and u/16 categories nationally in Singapore. Also, with his burning desire to be the best, he continually travelled to Malaysia to play junior tournaments for exposure and experience.
Certified by the Australasian Association of Tennis Coaches (AATC), Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and NCAP, you are ensured that you are getting a coach who is well informed and rich in competitive experience. With 15 years of tennis experience, including a 5 year run (and on-going) as a coach on the ACS Primary school CCA program, Sheqal is great with kids and committed to their development.
Coach, Tan Jian Zhou, "JZ"
Commonly referred to by his peers, clients and students alike as JZ, he is an extremely adept tennis player and coach. Although picking up tennis late, at the age of 17, JZ is a testament that hard work, determination and passion for the game will get you anywhere your mind desires.
Certified by the US Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), you know you are getting a coach who is technically proficient with the ability to explain the different aspects of tennis - forehand, backhand, serve and volleys. Moreover, he previously served as an assistant coach to the coaching teams of Henry Park Primary School, St Joseph Institution International School and Nanyang Polytechnic Development Team for Tennis.
With this, JZ has a wealth of experience working with kids in the junior programs so expect a lot of great tennis lessons from him!
Zul, was a standout competitive national junior player - Ranked as high as #2 in the 12 and under category in Singapore. Equipped with solid ground strokes and penetrative volleys, he had a deadly reputation as a doubles player in the national tennis scene. During his youth, Zul played an integral part of his alma mater - St. Joseph Institution & Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) - with him receiving the prestigious Colours Award for Outstanding Athletes from both schools. Now serving alongside Sheqal at the ACS Primary School Tennis CCA program, with his coaching accreditation from the US Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Australasian Academy of Tennis Coaches, Zul is a valuable member to the Future Sports Tennis Team.
Nash, a former Director of Tennis at Swiss Club Singapore
with over 20 years of experience, is well versed in the management of club programs – tennis lessons in Singapore
will never be the same again! From organising club events, junior and adult programs, Nash brings a wealth of experience to the Future Sports Academies Singapore tennis team.
Expect high intensity, fun and great workouts with our “star” tennis coach amongst the tods tennis program
(4-7 years old) and Women’s International Tennis Singapore
(WITS) team sessions. Certified by the United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) as a professional by Dr. Louie Cap, Nash will keep you on your toes and on your feet for your next tennis workout!
Coach, Kazuki Nakamura
Coach, Kazuki Nakamura - Kazuki was a standout competitive national junior elite tennis player in Singapore – winning the national categories at the 10s, 12s and 14s level for both Singles and Doubles before migrating overseas to further his tennis education. During his playing career, Kazuki travelled extensively for ITF and ATF tournaments representing Singapore receiving accolades wherever he went. After completing high school, Kazuki travelled to the USA to continue his tennis education at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy where he honed his skills and gathered much experience and knowledge on the game of tennis working with elite tennis coaches.
Joining the team here at Future Sports Academies Singapore, Coach Kazuki will bring his experience of training as an elite tennis professional to aspiring junior tennis players in Singapore looking to reach the next level.