Hong Kong TennisAsia Team

Our Hong Kong team consists of over 40 tennis/fitness professionals recruited from all over the world, with impressive playing backgrounds, as well as extensive international coaching experience.
(Australia, Canada, Chile, Estonia, France, HK, India, Latvia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, UK & USA)

TennisAsia Tennis & Fitness Coaches

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Jason Sankey 1
Jason Sankey

CEO & Program Director

Jason Sankey 2

Jason Sankey

CEO & Program Director

Jason was born in Hong Kong and is a fully qualified teaching professional under the ITF with over 20 years of coaching experience. He has been playing tennis his whole life and has represented HK on an international level since his junior days and still actively competes today. He brings a passionate approach to performance training that has built him a loyal following over the years.

  • ITF Certified Elementary and Development Level Coach
  • ITF Certified Advanced Level Coach
  • Ex HK Junior Davis Cup Captain
  • Ex HK Davis Cup Player, 2006: Indonesia
  • Former #1 HK junior player from U10-U18
  • Former #5 in HK and top 10 in HK for 10 years
  • Founder of OTR Elite and Co-founder of OTR Tennis Asia
Hiren Khemlani 3
Hiren Khemlani

Sports Psychologist and Performance Coach

Hiren Khemlani 4

Hiren Khemlani

Sports Psychologist and Performance Coach

Hiren Khemlani is a sports and performance psychologist. He specialises in helping athletes regulate their thoughts and emotions to improve performance and wellbeing. He trains athletes in mental skills that correspond to the development of 5 key competencies namely commitment, communication, concentration, emotional control and confidence.

Hiren believes that every individual is unique, and that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to psychological development. He strongly believes that a lot of answers we seek can be found within ourselves. By making every effort to understand the world from their perspective, Hiren is able to ask the right questions to help tennis players reflect and understand what will work best for them. Hiren may introduce specific cognitive behavioural strategies for tennis players to practice outside of sessions so that they are building their own tool-kit they can use to improve tennis performance.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology and counselling from HKU
  • Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Loughborough University
  • Member of the British Psychology Society (BPS)
  • Ongoing training in cognitive behavioural therapy certified by the BPS
Ilija Vucic 5
Ilija Vucic

Tennis Professional - IRC

Ilija Vucic 6

Ilija Vucic

Tennis Professional - IRC

Ilija, a former top 200 ATP player has just come off the ATP professional tour and has decided to make TennisAsia his new home. He has a wealth of knowledge as a former player, and has learnt from some of the best coaches in the world. He has worked with both elite as well as recreational players all over the world and is ready to share his tricks of the trade with TennisAsia juniors and adults.

We are thrilled to have Ilija join our team and we look forward to learning from his experiences and watching as he shares his passion, discipline, motivation and dedication with all of our juniors and adults.

  • STF Certified Advanced Level 2
  • ITF Junior world ranking: 30
  • Number 1 ranked junior in Serbia
  • ATP Ranking: 193 in doubles, 684 in singles
Marko Baralić 7
Marko Baralić

Tennis Professional - Aberdeen

Marko Baralić 8

Marko Baralić

Tennis Professional - Aberdeen

Marko is  an extremely passionate coach with a strong performance background. He was an excellent junior player but found his true passion lies in coaching. He has worked with players of all levels, both juniors and adults and his philosophy illustrates his work ethic and commitment to his students: “It doesn’t matter what level a player is. My job is to take them to the next level and this motivates me every day. Helping a player improve is the reward I look for.”

Marko’s passion and dedication to helping others makes him a perfect fit for his role here and we are very happy to welcome him into our team of professionals.

  • Junior National Team player for Serbia (U14 & U16)
  • Former National Coach (U14 & U16) for Qatar Tennis Federation
  • Former Davis Cup coach for Qatar
  • ATP ranking: singles (1491); doubles (1431)
Tom Preston 9
Tom Preston

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Tom Preston 10

Tom Preston

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Tom began his career in the sports/fitness industry 20 years ago, and has 10 years’ experience working with tennis players at an elite level. He has trained numerous players with top 1000 ATP, ITF and WTA rankings, including two players within the top 100.

Tom adopts an holistic approach to performance training, emphasizing the importance of cultivating both physical and psychological strength in order to compete at the highest level. This involves the development of idiosyncratic training plans focusing on enhancing movement, strength, stability, flexibility, and injury prevention, in addition to resilience and motivation.

In addition to high performance kinesiology, Tom is a specialist in Corrective Exercise, which includes rehabilitation in response to pain, muscular and postural imbalances and chronic injury.

  • UKSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • C.H.E.K Practitioner for Injuries
  • Level 4 Premier Personal Trainer
Taivo Stimmer 11
Taivo Stimmer

Tennis Fitness Professional - IRC

Taivo Stimmer 12

Taivo Stimmer

Tennis Fitness Professional - IRC

Taivo started doing fitness training for preschool children when he was just 21. Taivo moved on to work with windsurfers, two of whom have now represented Estonia at three summer Olympic Games.

Taivo is training mainly tennis enthusiasts now. He is helping them to reach their full potential in Hong Kong and outside. He believes that by focusing first on students’ basic needs like physical and mental health and body composition, performance related goals are easier to achieve.

  • BSc in Health and Sport Science, Tallinn University
  • Precision Nutrition Certified Nutrition Coach Level 1
  • NASM Weight Loss Specialist
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
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Our Management Team

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Jason Sankey – Program Director
Andy Brothers – Managing Director
Andrew Town – High Performance Coach
Grace Lee – Finance Manager

Phoenix Wong – Administration
Chase Adnan –  Administration
Eman Siu –  UTR Administration

Coaching Opportunities

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TennisAsia can provide an exciting career as a tennis professional in Asia, and is always looking for experienced, motivated, high energy professionals.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our TennisAsia Team, please submit your enquiries through our new automated recruitment system.

We have created a 4-stage recruitment process that involves a simple details section, multiple-choice questionnaire, a live zoom interview and finally a video lesson. 

It’s really important for us to get to know the people we are going to work with rather than just look at their qualifications in isolation.

If this is something you’d like to explore, you can click on the link here which will automatically guide you through the stages: https://tennisasiarecruit.com/apply

(Please use a desktop, not mobile)

Thank you for your time and we hope you do consider joining our TennisAsia team.

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