About Us/Management Team

Management Team

Joe Russell
Joe is a former top 200 ranked ATP world tour player. Joe won over 15 international titles while...
Todd Koning
Todd originates from the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. Todd has extensive international...
Simon Mason
Simon is a fully qualified level 2 advanced Tennis Coach with over 15 years coaching and playing...

SITA Tennis Academy offers a unique tennis experience and brings together a global team of experienced tennis coaches and ex ATP ranked tennis professionals to provide you with leading training techniques that are tailored to your individual needs.  From the beginner to the social player, to those aspiring to US tennis scholarships, or even preparing for a professional tennis career, we can plan a developmental pathway to assist you in achieving your goals. Our aim is to provide a holistic approach to player development by bringing together leading strategies that balance stroke technique,  physical fitness, improved tactical on-court strategies, and better mental toughness. Our balanced approach is designed to give you an advantage on the court and to bring out your passion for tennis.

SITA Tennis Academy  Directors Joe Russell, Todd Koning, and Simon Mason have combined their knowledge and skills gained through their many years of playing and coaching across the globe to create the academy with various locations around Singapore. In conjunction with their coaching staff, they understand the elements associated with coaching, playing, and managing tennis teams and players.

Located in Dempsey Hill on the site of the old golf course next to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a short walk to some of Singapore’s best cafes and restaurants. SITA Tennis Academy features a dynamic and all-inclusive set of programs to cater to all levels of the game, ranging from Mini Tennis for younger kids as well as progressing up to the Elite Junior development program for the more advanced. Additionally, we offer ITF tournament-training programs that cater towards those who strive to achieve an ITF junior world ranking.

For adults, group and private lessons are offered depending upon the player’s skill level.  Generally, ladies training is available in the mornings and men’s adult training in the evenings.

SITA Tennis Academy is comprised of some of the finest coaches from around the region, spanning across multiple continents ranging from Europe, America, Australia, Africa, and beyond.


My daughter has improved her tennis skills and game significantly since coaching under Sita's Matt Crookes. Matt strikes the perfect balance in perfecting her stroke production and footwork and keeping it intense, exciting, and competitive.

He looks at the entire person---their personality, how they learn, their physical build, their goals, and customizes the training.  My daughter knows he genuinely cares about her and has her best interests and goals in mind.
Jemie Chen - Mother of Ally Chen

SITA has been an incredible place for my kids to improve and enjoy tennis. The coaches have been instrumental in training my son to excel at an internationally competitive level. I can recommend SITA with confidence for any level tennis player.

Vladimir Makatsaria - Company Group Chairman at Johnson & Johnson

SITA is a family-oriented tennis academy with friendly tennis pros who work as a team to customise coaching programmes for everyone from beginners to competitive players.

Alex Hunsgate - President & CEO at SATS