Coaches

Your Personal Tennis Coach

Coach Thaha

5 years

Playing Experience

10 years

Coaching Experience

5 star

Ratings

Coach Thaha is one of the experienced coaches in Pertama Tennis. He has been in the coaching line for almost a decade. Throughout his coaching career, some of Coach Thaha’s students went on to represent their schools and some went on to play tournaments and excel in it. One of his student who went as far as representing Singapore was Harun Hamzah.

If you are new to the sport Tennis, Coach Thaha is the perfect coach to get you started. Coach Thaha’s teachings are very detailed and progressive. As Tennis requires a lot of coordination of one’s body parts, Coach Thaha knows how to make it easier for the students to understand the whole process progressively and subsequently improve their game. This proves to be one of Coach Thaha’s main strength in coaching, resulting in his popularity amongst beginner level students, especially kids.

Your Personal Tennis Coach

Coach Harun

13 years

Playing Experience

3 years

Coaching Experience

5 star

Ratings

Coach Harun used to be one of Coach Thaha’s students.During his days as a player, Coach Harun used to captain and represented his schools in the inter – schools and he went as far as representing Singapore in tournaments such as tournaments such as ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships 2013 – Division 2 and 3rd ATF Asian 14-Under Series, to name a few.Coach Harun used to win tournaments not only in Singapore but also Malaysia.

With the rich experience he has as a player, Coach Harun is popular amongst students who are looking to make that big jump from an Intermediate player to an Advanced Player as well as students who are playing the sport competitively.He is also the ideal coach for retired players, especially expats, who are looking for a hitting partner to play with.

Achievements
  • Represented Singapore in the ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships 2013 Division 2.
  • First runners up in the ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships 2013 Division 2.
  • Represented Singapore for friendly games against Negeri Sembilan Lawn Tennis Association.
  • Jakarta ITF Junior Championships Qualifying Round.
  • Singapore ITF Junior Championships.
  • Doubles Semi Finalist in the Jakarta Asian ATF 14 Under Series.
  • Sabah 3rd ATF Asian 14-Under Series.
  • Represented Anglo Chinese Secondary School for the National Schools Tennis Championships “B” Division.
  • Captained Anglo Chinese Secondary School (Barker Road) in the National Schools Tennis Championships “C” Division and led them to the first-runners up position.
  • Represented St. Andrews Secondary School in the National Schools Tennis Championships “C” Division.
  • Captained Henry Park Primary School in the National Primary School Tennis Championships.
  • Represented Henry Park Primary School in the National Primary School Tennis Championships.
  • Doubles Champion in STA SPEX 2nd Junior Age Group.
  • Singles Semi Finalist in Prince Junior Pesta Sukan Tennis Championships 2014.
  • Singles Semi Finalist in STA – SPEX 2nd Junior Age Group.
  • Doubles Semi Finalist in SUMMIT PLANNERS STA – SPEX 1st Junior Age Group.
  • Singles Semi Finalist in the STA-SPEX 2nd Junior Age Group 2011 (Under 12s).
  • Champion in the KLM Junior Tennis Competition (Under 12s).
  • Doubles First Runner Up in 16th Langkawi Geopark International Junior Tennis Championship.
  • Doubles Champion in Madsen 1st Junior Age Group Tennis Tournament 2013.
  • Singles First Runners Up in Madsen 1st Junior Age Group Tennis Tournament 2013.
  • Champion in the Negeri Sembilan Tennis Championship 2012.
  • Represented Negeri Sembilan Lawn Tennis Association in the STA 2012 Milo Junior Inter Team Tennis League and attained Second Runners Up.
  • 1st Runner Up in the Negeri Sembilan Lawn Tennis Association Junior Inter Team Tournament 2012.
  • Doubles 1st Runners Up in the 15th Langkawi Geopark International Junior Tennis Championship.
  • Represented Negeri Sembilan Lawn Tennis and Semi Finalist in MPPJ Milo Inter-Team Tennis Competition (Kuala Lumpur) 2011
Scholarships
  • Attained Full Colours Award during the Anglo Chinese School (Barker Road) 19th Honours Awards 2013.
  • Attained Singapore Schools Sports Council 43rd Colours Award 2013.
  • Attained Peter Lim’s Scholarship Award 2014
  • Attained Peter Lim’s Scholarship Award 2013
  • Attained Peter Lim’s Scholarship Award 2011

Your Personal Tennis Coach

Coach Mervyn

5 years

Playing Experience

10 years

Coaching Experience

5 star

Ratings

Equipped with ITF Level 1 Certificate and USPTR certificate, Coach Mervyn is also one of the experienced Coaches in Pertama Tennis.He has been in the coaching line for almost a decade too!Some of Coach Mervyn students also went on to represent their schools and some went on to excel in their respective tournaments.Claris Lee and Robert Dolya are one of Coach Mervyn’s students excelling in their respective tournaments, achieving the SPEX Under – 14 Silver and SPEX Under – 10 Silver respectively.

One of Coach Mervyn’s strength is conducting group lessons.Having experience in organising corporate tennis lessons and tennis camps, Coach Mervyn is the perfect coach for companies looking to organise group tennis lessons for their staffs!Coach Mervyn also has unlimited number of fun games under his sleeves making him popular amongst kids students!

Your Personal Tennis Coach

Coach Joshua

30 years

Playing Experience

25 years

Coaching Experience

5 star

Ratings

A very experienced coach we at Pertama Tennis are blessed to have as part of the team. He was a mentor to Coach Thaha during their time working together at Changi National Service Resort & Country Club (NSRCC) and Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa. Coach Peter also boast an impressive coaching track record, having previously coaching in schools and clubs. He was a Tennis Captain in Club and under his captaincy his teams had won numerous tournaments in the Inter-Clubs Champions.

Your Personal Tennis Coach

Coach Joshua

13 years

Playing Experience

3 years

Coaching Experience

5 star

Ratings

Fierce competitor to Coach Harun during their playing days in local and abroad competitions; as well as inter schools.  Fate, fighting spirit, drive and their X – factor brought them together into the National Team.  These also brought them together once again in Pertama Tennis and we aim to instill these tributes into our trainees.
 
Coach Josh is popular amongst beginner level students.  His friendly personality made him approachable to the students, making them not afraid to ask questions during lessons.  If you are an advanced or competitve level player trying to give a shot with Coach Josh, the best advice we can give you is, brace yourself!
Achievements
  • Under 10 Spex tennis Age Group 3 Seed
  • Under 10 Spex tennis Age Group Doubles Champion
  • Under 12 Singapore Swimming Club Tennis Junior Runner Up
  • Under 12 Singapore Swimming Club Tennis Junior Champion
  • Singapore National Under 12 Age Group Champion
  • Under 12 Spex tennis Age Group 3 Seed
  • Under 14 Perlis Open Doubles Semi-Finals
  • Under 14 Singapore Swimming Club Tennis Junior Champion
  • Under 16 Singapore Swimming Club Tennis Junior Champion
  • SICC Open Mixed Doubles Champion
  • Brand Ambassador for Yonex (2011-2016)

Sparring Partners

Your Personal Sparring Partner

Ryo

13 years

Playing Experience

5 star

Ratings

If you are an advanced, competitive or former player based in London and Singapore; and looking for a sparring partner, watch out for this space!

Through the experiences gained from tennis academies in the States and Australia, as well as competing with players of different International standards all around the globe, Ryo is the ideal sparring partner for advanced, competitive and former players.  With Ryo, players are able to understand better the different aspects, culture and tactics of the game.  This is most applicable to competitive players who are looking to diversify their game to be a more complete player.  

Achievements
  • Casely International Tennis Academy
  • Championship U12 Finalist (USA)
  • JR Tennis Open Championship Champion
  • Competed in 2010 Eddie Herr International Junior Championship
  • Competed in Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship
  • Former trainee of Peter Smith Tennis Academy (Coached by Peter Smith & Luke Smith)
  • Australia Men’s State League Champion
  • Mills Wood Junior Age Titles Under 14 singles Runners up (Australia)
  • Australian National School Tennis Challenge (3rd)
  • Australia School State League Champion (1 Champion and 2 Runners up)
  • Serbia Tennis Tournament Under 12 Singles Runners Up
  • Under 10 SPEX Singles Champion
  • Under 12 SPEX Singles Runners Up
  • Under 12 SPEX Doubles Champion
  • SPEX U14 Singles Runners Up
  • SPEX u16 Singles Semi Finalist
  • STA Advanced Men’s Singles Champion
  • National Inter-Primary School Tennis Championship Champion
  • National Inter-Primary School Senior Boys Tennis Champion (Singapore)
  • National Inter-School Tennis Championships C Division Champion
  • National Inter School Tennis Championships C Division 2nd
  • National B Division 3rd
  • KLM Junior Tennis Team League U12 Champion
  • SICC Junior Invitational Team Tennis Tournament Champion
  • Keppel Club 13th Annual Age Group Tennis Championships Boys Under 12 Doubles Champion
  • Keppel Club 13th Annual Age Group Tennis Championships Boys Under 15 Doubles Runners Up
  • Perlis Singles Semis
  • Perlis Doubles Semis

Your Personal Sparring Partner

Tim

13 years

Playing Experience

5 star

Ratings

There is no shortcut to success. The more players you play with, the more experiences and skills you will gain, shaping you into a more complete player. Add variations to your game and test your tennis skills with the different sparring partners that Pertama Tennis provides you with.  Tim is one of them. Besides his impressive track records representing Singapore, schools and age group competitions, Tim possess Federer-like one hand backhand which will definitely swoon you. Want to know how it feels to play with a proper one hand backhander? Test yourself with Tim!

Achievements
  • 2009 Sony Ericsson STA-SPEX 1st Junior Age Group Tournament Boys’ U10 Singles Champion
  • 2010 CIMB STA-SPEX 2nd Junior Age Group Boys’ U12 Singles Champion
  • 2012 STA-SPEX 1st Junior Age Group Boys’ U14 Singles Semi-Finalist
  • 2013 STA-SPEX 2nd Junior Age Group Boys’ U16 Singles Semi-Finalist
  • 2014 STA-SPEX 1st Junior Age Group Boys’ U16 Singles Runner-Up
  • Represented Singapore and achieved 2nd position at ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships 2013 Division 2 in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam
  • Represented Singapore at ITF Asia 14 & Under Development Championships 2013 Division 1 in Manila Philippines
  • Represented Singapore at World Junior Tennis Competition Asia/Oceania Pre-Qualifying 2013 in Kuching Malaysia
  • Attained Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Award 2013 in recognition of achievement in Tennis
  • Attained Singapore Schools Sports Council Colours Award 2015 in recognition of sporting excellence in Tennis