Our coaching philosophy here is based on keeping it simple and professional. We maintain a student-goal orientated approach where we listening and care about our students tennis needs and progression to the utmost.Our coaches are highly experienced, qualified and passionate about their coaching and delivering the best tennis experience in Singapore!
Richard Florence (Founder & Director):
Richard’s tennis journey started in 1994 when he was 11 years old in South Africa. He was a top ranked national junior, playing competitively in South Africa up until 2006 winning multiple national championships, leagues & awards.
Richard then began coaching at Crawford College, running the mini-tennis program. In 2007 he completed his BBA in psychology & management and ITF level 1.
From 2007 to 2011 Richard coached & ran programs at two sports academies in Shanghai while also attaining certified professional by PTR Registry. Working with ITF juniors, running the biggest junior tournament & workshop at the Shanghai Masters ATP were just a few highlights.
Staying in Asia, Richard arrived in Singapore in 2012, coaching at some of Singapore’s most prestigious clubs (Tanglin club 2012-2014, Swiss club 2015). Richard was heavily involved in all tennis operations at both clubs and coached programs with players & teams involved in WITS, STA, KLM, JTTL, SPEX & Smash hits, having success in all leagues.
In 2015 Richard founded Cross Court Tennis Academy with the main goal of providing more progressive, professional & structured tennis programs & lessons in Singapore for all ages and levels. Richard has a passion for working with people and seeing them achieve their goals and grow on their tennis journey.Watch Richard
Jon Jenkin (Head Coach)
- Born in Perth, Australia
- Played Tennis since he was 5 years old
- Previous Head Coach at Love Tennis - London, UK
- Qualified Juniour Development Coach - Tennis Australia
- Winner of NCAA Division 1 Southland Conference (Texas, USA)
- Full tennis sports scholarship to University of Texas, San Antonio
- Represented Western Australia in U16 National Tennis Championships