JTT was established in 2009 to initially run The Junior Team Tennis League (JTTL), a team tennis competition for junior tennis players in Singapore. JTTL is endorsed by the Singapore Tennis Association and had over 250 participants in its first season. The JTTL has since gone from strength to strength, consisting of over 500 players across 82 teams per season.
It is managed by Savitar Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based tennis management company. Founded in early 1999, Savitar has successfully established world-class tennis coaching at Singapore’s top private clubs, five-star hotels, and international schools.2010 saw the launch of JTT Mini, an exciting tennis competition for 5 – 8 year olds. JTT mini has been a great introduction to tournament play for hundreds of young players since then. JTT also manages and runs Special Tennis - tennis coaching for children with physical and mental disabilities.
JTTL, JTT Mini and Special tennis were developed and are managed by Project Director Niki Tippins. Niki is a former New Zealand Representative and professional tennis player. She has been a professional coach for many years, a NZ selector and travelling coach for 4 years, and had her own Tennis coaching, and Multisport Holiday Program businesses in NZ, prior to moving to Singapore and working with Savitar.
Niki is also a Qualified Occupational Therapist (Bachelor of Health Science OT, Auckland University of Technology) and has a Sports Studies diploma (Otago University). Niki’s passion for Occupational Therapy is the driving force behind the Special Tennis Initiative.