Hong Kong Tennis Centre (The Gap)

OTR employs internationally qualified professionals at each of our centres in order to provide the highest quality instruction to our students. Attitude, commitment and respect are key traits which our coaches focus on to help students develop character and confidence to be the best player they can be. Adopting OTR’s motto ” Win with character and lose with pride “

Junior Programme Coaches:

  • Head Coach – Chris O’Mara
  • Senior Pro – Steve Whitecross
  • Mini Tennis Specialist – Vijay

The HKTC program offers Red ball to Invitational groups at the following days and times:

Level Day Time
Red ball Tue, Thu, Fri 4pm – 5pm
Red Ball – tournament squad Mon, Wed 4pm – 5pm
Orange ball Mon-Thu 4pm – 5pm
Orange ball – Tournament squad Wed, Fri 4pm – 5pm
Green ball Mondays 5pm – 7pm
Saturdays 11am – 1pm
Green ball – Tournament squad Wednesdays 5pm – 7pm
Saturdays 9am – 11am
Yellow Ball Thursdays 5pm – 7pm
Yellow ball (10+) – Tournament squad Tuesdays & Fridays 5pm – 7pm
Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
Classes are separated into different levels according to ability to keep players consistently challenged, please see our color coded pyramid below.

Students are assessed technically twice per term – this helps the children understand where they are at and what they need to work on to improve,  self motivating them to strive to reach the next level.

Each term Player awards are given out for 🎾 Most Improved 🎾 Most Conscientious

OTR is privileged to have such a passionate team working together to guide players through the journey of their junior years:

Chris O’Mara
ITF High Ranking # 4


+852 7072 6444

Steve Whitecross
ITF High Ranking # 14

+852 5291 8522

Expertise in building technical foundation from Red ball to yellow ball.

+852 6124 1993

There is over 50 years’ of expertise between Chris and Steve.

Both have guided many HK and Australian juniors to keep enjoying the game into their adult years.
Vijay believes that providing  a fun and positive initial experience is paramount to his students loving the game of tennis.
Private lessons are also available with Chris Steve and Vijay outside of group hours.
HKTC tournament

Tournament Players

In term 1, 2021,  OTR will be running Tournament Squads at HKTC.
These classes will cater to Orange, Green & Yellow ball players

This program is for players who are ready to compete or are already competing in club and local tournaments. Players should be training 2-3 times per week and are ready to take their game to a competitive level.

The program will include:


Physical preparation will vary between programs taking into consideration students’ physical development.


On court progressive program covering technical and tactical components of the game.


Instilling a Positive growth mindset in all players and a positive attitude. Coach will be looking for players to Play with Pride, Win with Character.


Match play will be a key component of this program. Students will be put under pressure situations to simulate match play conditions. Tournament participation will be encouraged for all students.

Coaches Chris and Steve will run challenge matches and supervised tournament play throughout the term.

If you would like your child to be considered for OTR Tournament Squad please contact:
Chris O’Mara +852 7072 6444 | Chrisomara.otr@gmail.com


Hong Kong Tennis Classes