Coaching Team

Johan Kriek Guba


Johan Kriek Guba grew up in the Philippines and was exposed to tennis at an early age in life. Johan held the #1 ranking in the Philippines for both 16-and-under and 18-and-under age divisions. Johan’s on-court success continued when he received a wild-card to play in the Main Draw of the Grade I ITF Mitsubishi Lancer event, held at Rizal Memorial Tennis Center in Manila. Johan’s fondest memories came in 1998 when he had the opportunity to join the Philippine Junior Davis Cup team and competed in Hiroshima, Japan. 

Johan’s coaching career spans beyond ten years and includes working at the Sarawak Lawn Tennis Association in Malaysia, Assistant Head Coach in Manila, working with a grass roots tennis program, the American Golf and Tennis Association in Beijing, China, and a Head Coach position at the Saint Joseph Institute here in Singapore. 

Since 2011, Johan has joined Savitar Pte Ltd. as the Assistant Head Coach at the United World College of South East Asia. His coaching experience and passion for tennis has provided young players here in Singapore to reach their true potential, but also have fun learning to play the game. 

Johan received a full scholarship to attend and compete in the men’s tennis team for De La Salle University – College of Saint Benilde in Manila. Johan is a certified PTR coach and holds a Junior Tennis Association of the Philippines Certificate.

His other qualifications include:
- 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