Coaching Team

Niki Tippins

A former WTA Tour player from New Zealand, Niki Tippins brings a wide-range of tennis playing and coaching experience to the Savitar team. Niki spent four-years as a professional tennis player, earning a career high singles ranking of world No. 457 in 2000. Niki also proudly served as a member of the New Zealand Fed Cup team from 1998 – 2000. 

Upon retiring from professional tennis, Niki decided to stay within tennis and pursue a career in coaching. From 2004-2008, she was contracted by the New Zealand Tennis Federation as a scout and travelling coach for the country’s top junior players. Niki travelled with the New Zealand Junior Teams to various ITF Junior events throughout Australia, Asia, and Europe. In addition, Niki also served as a travelling coach for some of New Zealand’s top professional women players and also managed the New Zealand Fed Cup team. 

Prior to coming to Singapore, Niki developed her own coaching business in New Zealand, which included residency at the main commercial tennis centre in Auckland. Niki experienced success with managing Campbell’s Bay Tennis club, one of biggest tennis clubs on the North Shore of Auckland. She also served as Director of Tennis at Corran Girls, a private school for girls in Auckland, and ran a multisport holiday programme business called All Active. 

Niki is the Director of Tennis at United World College of South East Asia and Director of Operations and Events. She manages the Junior Team Tennis League, Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Mini, and Special Tennis for children with special needs.

Nikki earned a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Occupational Therapy and also holds a Diploma in Sports Studies. She is a Tennis New Zealand Certified coach and obtains a level II Coaching New Zealand.

Her other qualifications include:

- USPTA Level Elite Professional
- the RPT Europe and International Professional Tennis Director Certification
- Estess Athletic University Level 5 Coaches Certification
- Professional Tennis Coaches Association Certificate of recognition regarding RPT Education Program
- International Coaches Institute Tennis Professional Certification