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.


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
  • Global Professional Tennis coaches Association – Level B

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.

Chris O’Mara – Senior Tennis Professional

Chris is a passionate player and loves to compete, being a regular on the ITF Seniors tour with many Tournament wins all over the world.

His highest ranking is world number 4 in singles and number 1 in doubles.
Chris is a qualified elite AATC coach with experience teaching all levels of players.
Chris will be focusing on our development squads and ladies team coaching.

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.

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.

Kennex Abadia – Professional Chinese International School, Victoria Shanghai Academy Team coach

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.

Vijay Kumar  – Head Professional HKIS Primary

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.

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.

Guillermo Ayela – Professional CIS extra Curricular, Team Coach

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • Professional spanish tennis federation
  • Degre in marketing & management
  • Mba in global marketing
  • Mba in graphic design

Before moving to Hong Kong, Guillermo has been coaching at club Atletico Montemar (best national tennis academy 2010;  best coaches of Spain 2012) 2008-2013 and was the head coach of University of Alicante 2009-10.

He arrived to Hong Kong in 2013 and has worked for HKITA juniors program 14 – 18 years helping players to achieve their goals and won some titles. He worked in different clubs such as Cricket Club, HK Country Club, Hong Long Yuen and Discovery Bay Recreation Club, coaching many players of all levels and ages.

Guillermo is coaching at  CIS (Chinese International School) with the school team as well as group lessons and private lesson.

Hobbies: Guillermo is a popular rapper in Spain who has been performing in Hong Kong in many events such as as rugby 7’s & the big picnic. He likes sports (soccer, wakeboard, snowboard, swimming, hiking) music, movies and travel.

Anirudh Singh – Manhattan Professional

Professional Coaching Qualifications

  • UK LTA level 1 & 2 Pro
  • IATA accredited

Anirudh is from Delhi where he has trained many of the cities rising stars operating his own academy .
His  infectious positive attitude on oncourt adds another level to our manhattan program

Christelle Osmar – Tennis Professional

Christelle was born and raised in the FRENCH Caribbean. She thrives in the heat of Hong Kong , but is all rugged at 20 degrees!
Christelle has been competing since the age of 7 from regional to international level.
Her fitness lifestyle and love of the game continues to inspire her to compete at Senior ITF level, taking last years HK Seniors title .
Christelle’s passion for teaching juniors is infectious and we look forward to seeing her on court soon
Allez Allez !