Savitar Corporate Team

Rolf Harrison
Rolf Harrison, Director and Founder, has extensive experience both on and off the tennis courts. His notable on-court achievements include being Asian Junior Doubles Champion and Wimbledon Junior Doubles Semi-finalist in 1985, ending the year with an ITF Junior World Doubles Ranking of #15. As a member of the Hong Kong national junior team and Men's Davis Cup team, Rolf won numerous national titles in the junior and senior ranks in Hong Kong. While earning his BA Economics from Princeton University, he was Ivy League Team Champion (1988) and co-captain of the varsity team playing Division I. Off the tennis courts, Rolf has extensive regional sports management experience and was Director of Marketing for the International Management Group (IMG) in their Club Management Division in Singapore as well as the Marketing Representative for the Asian Tennis Federation. In addition, Rolf was COO of a boutique private equity investment firm in Singapore for eight years.

Frank Bruinsma
Frank Bruinsma, Managing Director, has gained extensive tennis playing and coaching experience in Australia, the United States and Singapore. In 1998, he took up the position of Head Program Coach for the Singapore Tennis Association’s Junior Program. Since 2000 Frank has been leading Savitar and its coaching team. In addition to his exceptional on-court experience, Frank has a number of different coaching qualifications including USPTR certification, Tennis Coaches Australia Level One Certification and SLTA Level Two Coaches Course.

Niki Tippins
Niki Tippins, Director of Operations and Events, has been with Savitar for six years. Prior to Savitar, Niki was a selector and traveling coach for New Zealand Tennis and also represented New Zealand in Fed Cup, playing professionally for four years. Since being in Singapore she has successfully built the KLM Junior Team Tennis League, helping to provide a tournament pathway from Mini Tournaments right up to 18 & under. Niki is also Director of Tennis at UWCSEA Dover and East. At Dover she has built the program to be one of the best school programs in Asia. Participation numbers have exceeded expectations with over 200 students in the school teams and over 350 students in the pay and play program.

Paul Ambrose
, Events & Operations Manager. Hailing from  New Zealand,  Paul was among the countries' top junior players. He represented New Zealand at tournaments and events around Australia and Asia during his youth. Following this, he played one season of club tennis in Wangen, Germany before moving to the US to play Division 1 college tennis for the University of North Carolina, Asheville where he attained a Bachelors degree in Psychology. Over the past decade Paul has been coaching at some of the top clubs and academies around Europe, North America, and Asia. He holds a RPT Director of Tennis coaching certification and will be on court sharing his experience with the Junior program attendees at the Savitar Tennis Centre. Paul has extensive experience organising tournaments and events internationally.

Rizal Hassan, Sports Management Executive. Having grown up in Singapore with a keen interest in sports, Rizal completed a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. He also completed a Diploma in Sports and Wellness Management at Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore,
With previous experience in sports events and management Rizal is a key member of the Corporate office Team, tracking the financial and human resource components of the company. He also enjoys getting involved on the ground in our mini tennis, events and camps.