The Team

The OTR team consists of extremely talented individuals with impressive competitive backgrounds, as well as extensive international coaching experience.


Graeme Foster – Director of Tennis

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • Tennis Coaches Australia (TCA) Advanced Coach
  • Former Tennis Director of Pacific Club, Kowloon
  • Former HK Davis Cup player
  • Australian Italia Cup Representative
  • World 35s Doubles R/U Germany 2004
  • HK National Singles and Doubles champion
  • Co-Founder of OTR tennis Asia Ltd.

2013-    Present  Babolat Asia Pacific Promoter

Graeme has an incredible professional coaching background; over 25 years experience teaching all levels of players; coach to many of hong Kong’s and Australia’s top juniors; coach of WTA player; National Touring team’s coach; former HKSI coach.

His hobbies include Muay Thai, boxing,Rugby and Harley Davidsons.


Jason Sankey – Elite Programme Director

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • ITF Certified Elementary and Development Level Coach
  • ITF Certified Advanced Level Coach
  • HK Junior Davis Cup Captain
  • HK Davis Cup player, 2006: Indonesia
  • Co-Founder of OTR Tennis Asia Ltd.

Jason was the number one junior player in Hong Kong from the U/10-U/18 age groups, and has traveled throughout the world competing at the highest level. He has been ranked in the top 10 in HK for the last 8 years and holds a current Men’s HK ranking of number: 10.

His hobbies include writing, reading, basketball, poker and movies.


Adrian Montesinos – Adult Programme Director

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • Tennis Coaches Australia (TCA) Advanced Pro – level 2
  • NASM qualified fitness instructor
  • HK Davis Cup team player 2008
  • HK World 35s team player 2009
  • Winner Men’s Doubles CRC Open – 2000/05/07; South China Open – 2005; National – 2001/07

Adrian has travelled all over the world as a competitor, as well as a coach to former WTA player. He has captured all 3 major doubles titles in Hong Kong.

His hobbies include touch rugby, Muay Thai, snowboarding.


Ross Belman – Head Professional HKTC

Professional Coaching Qualification

  • Master Professional RPT Spain
  • USPTA 1 rating
  • USPTA Professional
  • European 14/U Player development coach

Having been in a fairly unique position of sponsoring, coaching and travelling with a player for a few years l developed my coaching style based on many different aspects of the game.

Visiting 55 countries and training at many different academies including Paraguay, Argentina, Spain, Sweden, Australia, the Uk, France, Slovakia, Thailand, and Japan to mention a few – l was able to study their different programmes. This, combined with watching hundreds of live matches and training with or watching world class players training up close, helped me to formulate what l believe is an effective way to develop top players from the ground up. l attended various courses and symposiums; the most prominent being the European 14 and under player development conference which is attended by the Head coaches of National federations of the 49 member countries. The leading federations all outlined their development pathways for the next 5 years and I was fortunate enough to be privy to this kind of information.

I have developed players using strict but patient systems and these have proven results.

Players l have worked with include:

  • Mona Barthel 80 – 60 WTA
  • Gail Brodsky 340 – 217 WTA
  • Lisa Marshall 0 – 365 Juniors and 750 WTA

Most recently, l developed players from the age of 6. Between the age of 9-11, these players had gone on to become leading players in Australia in their age groups.

I look forward to working with OTR and hope I will have the opportunity to again develop future top players in Hong Kong.

Brad Beinke – Professional

Professional Coaching Qualification

  • Australian Tennis Professional Coaches Association (ATPCA) Qualified
  • ATP Ranked Singles & Doubles
  • Former French Club Tennis Player

Former Coaching Roles:
Vaires sur Marne Tennis Club (France)
Maroochydore Tennis Centre (Australia)

Brad’s playing background allowed him to travel extensively in Australia & Europe for many years. His various International experience both coaching and playing at an elite level allows Brad to handle players from the very beginner to advanced levels alike, also allowing him to teach lessons in French, which is an asset for Team OTR.

His hobbies includes golf, fishing & movies.

Steve Whitecross – Professional

Professional Coaching Qualification

  • Australian Tennis Professionals Advanced Coach
  • Head Coach at the Hoppers Crossing Tennis Centre in Victoria 1978-1994
  • Head Coach at the Mooloolaba Tennis Centre 1997-2006
  • Coach / Manager at Peregian Tennis Centre 2007-2009
  • Senior Tennis Pro 2010-2011 HK Cricket Club
  • ITF Seniors World Ranking # 14, 2010
  • Asian Seniors Winner 2009
  • Australian Finalist 2009. Silver Medal in World Championships Teams Event

Steve comes from a family of tennis players, and continues to compete in ITF Senior tour events to this day. His vast experience and his contagious energy has added something special to OTR’s Team of Professionals.

His hobbies include AFL Footy, golf, beach, movies and rock music.

Ronnie Doctrove – Professional

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • ITF Certified Elementary Level Coach
  • Former Men’s A league Captain for the prestigious LRC Club in Hong Kong, winning the league under his leadership.

Ronnie has over 15 years tennis coaching experience teaching all levels of players. He places great emphasis on the early development of solid stroke techniques and excellent footwork. Has lived in Hong Kong for many years and is the father of twin boys who advanced to the top level of tennis development in Hong Kong.

His hobbies include football (ex HK professional), basketball, movies and reading.

Andrew Fisher – Manhattan Head Professional

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • UK LTA Coaching Qualifications Level 5 (highest level coach)
  • HKTA Level 3

We welcome Andrew back to HK after 10 years in UK. He has over 25 years of proven success developing 3 generations of young international talent. Andrew has worked as a high performance coach nurturing juniors to top ATP WTA players at all 4 of the Grand Slams. Andrew has over 30 world ranked juniors under his tutelage as well as touring professionals. One of his players Heather watson is the the reigning Wimbledon mixed doubles champion WTA 67.

Andrew is extremely passionate about the sport and he looks forward to sharing his knowledge at the Manhattan.

Rob Chambers – Professional HKIS MS Head Coach

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • PTR (professional tennis registry) Qualification
  • Professional Instructor Grade 3
  • BTEC in Sports Science
  • Former Top 5 Ranked Under 18 in Britain
  • ATP doubles ranking , ITF World ranking Singles and Doubles
  • Trained for 1 year at a top Academy in Barcelona

Rob has been coaching for the last 5 years in Britain, where he coached beginners as well as highly ranked players. Rob has travelled the world competing on the junior and men’s ITF circuit; he makes a strong addition to the OTR Team.

His hobbies include football, gym, keeping fit and the beach.

Kennex Abadia – Professional Chinese International School, Manhattan Residents Club

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) – Professional
  • Playing Coach at CHED (Commission on Higher Education) National Games
  • Varsity Team Captain of University of San Jose-Recoletos

Kennex is a former Junior ATF player and still competes in Hong Kong and in the Philippines. He comes from a family of competitive tennis players where playing and coaching is a passion. He has been coaching full time since completing his university degree in 2012.

His hobbies include music, gaming, scuba diving, reading and research, and photography. He is a avid car enthusiast.

Dan McShane – Professional

Previous coaching experience: UK. Nottingham, National performance Centre coaching for 5 years working with National junior players, and Nottingham University team. USA New York, working with developing juniors and ladies/ men’s league teams. HK working with the HK Tennis Association developing some of the best juniors in HK, also working with adults beginning in the sport.

  • Playing experience: ITF Top 300 junior level.
  • Representing my home county in men’s national team for over 15 years.
  • Doubles Semi Finalist in Mena British national doubles

As a coach I consider myself, welcoming, respectful, professional and positive.

His hobbies include producing electronic music, photography and squash.

Sanjay Kumar  – Professional

Professional Coaching Qualifications

Sanjay has over 14 year’s tennis coaching experience teaching all levels of players. Sanjay enjoys keeping up to date with his coaching credentials attending numerous conferences. His passion and dedication makes him a real asset to the OTR team.

  • Qualified AITA level I Course held at DLTA, New Delhi (India)
  • Attended Deluxe Sports International Coaches Workshop in Delhi (September 2006) under the guidance of Mr. Bob Brett
  • Attended Australian Open Asia Pacific Training Camp in Delhi
  • Attended 3rd AITA National Coaches Workshop in Pune
  • Attended 4th AITA National Coaches Workshop in Chandigarh
  • Attended 5th AITA National Coaches Workshop in Agra
  • Attended 6th AITA National Coaches Workshop in Goa
  • Attended 7th AITA National Coaches Workshop in Delhi
  • Attended ITF Asian Coaches Conference in Beijing China
  • Former Pro at Delhi Lawn Tennis Association
  • AITA National AITA Coaches Workshop- Chandigarh, Goa, Agra
  • Australian Open Coaches Workshop
  • ITF Asian Coaches Conference Beijing China
His hobbies include drawing, music, parties and watching TV.

Vijay Kumar  – Professional

Vijay is an experienced Professional from the beautiful country known for its colourful culture – India.

8 years of coaching experience specialising in juniors.

Professional Qualifications

  • ITF Level 1 New Delhi 2008
  • AITA India
  • RPT Registro Professional De Tennis 2015
  • AITA National workshop New Delhi 2009, 2011
  • ITF International Coaches Conference Bangkok, China

His hobbies including playing cricket, watching movies and music.

Nel Rudas – Professional

Coaching qualifications:
•    UK LTA Level 1
•    RPT Tennis Spain.
•    Bachelor of Sports Studies

Nel has represented the Philippines Federation Cup teams from 2015-2016.

She was a competitive junior on the ITF junior circuit with a world ranking in the top 500. Nel is looking forward to competing in local tournaments here in Hong Kong.

She has been working with junior players for 4 years now and her patience and enthusiasm is a contagious asset to OTR and the Manhattan.

Edz Balanga – Professional HKIS Varsity Teams

Edz has been teaching in the Philippines and Spain with qualifications:

•    Professional International Coaches Institute
•    National Professional Europe RPT
•    Professional Spanish Tennis Federation

Edz has represented the Philippines in Federation Cup as well as competing in Europe and Asia. She continues to be  a top 3 player with many titles in both singles and doubles.

Edz will be coaching the HKIS Varsity teams as well as private lessons at HKIS Tai Tam.

Per Nordstrom – Professional

Coaching qualifications:

  • Swedish Tennis Federation Level 1 instructor
  • Tennis Performance Trainer with the International Tennis Performance Association
  • Gray institute – Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS)
  • Reached #12 in the world on the ITF Seniors Tour
  • Played league tennis in Sweden, France, Great Britain, Germany, Singapore and Hong Kong

Per is from Sweden and grew up playing with the best juniors from the region.

He is passionate about the modern tennis game and has a keen interest in biomechanics and fitness for tennis.

Most recently Per has been the hitting partner for a WTA touring professional and several ITF touring pros. He is capable to coach in English, Swedish and French.

His hobbies include golf, snowboarding, Kung Fu and the Financial markets