Joe Russell is a former Top 200 ranked ATP world tour player living in Asia, who won over 15 tournaments while based in Osaka, Japan during his playing career.
He is a long time Singaporean resident and PR, who is originally from Monterey, California in the USA. Joe graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Psychology. Highlights of Joe’s professional career included playing former World #1 Ivan Lendl in the USD $1.2 million Suntory Japan Open. Incidentally, Lendl went on to become the coach to former World #1 Andy Murray, who has won both Wimbledon and US Open titles.
After his playing days were over Joe has resided in Singapore and has coached at the highest national level (Director of STA National Junior Elite Training Program for the countries top-ranked juniors) as well as worked with many UHNW clients throughout the region. At the grassroots level, Joe has co-founded SITA Pte Ltd and SITA Coaching Pte Ltd, which provide tennis coaching and management services to various clubs and private facilities in and around Singapore. SITA Tennis Academy, which is located in the heart of the city in the ever-popular Dempsey Hill area, is one of the top training centers in Singapore for both juniors and adults.
Additionally, Joe Russell Tennis International (JRTI) undertakes case by case tennis management consultancy at 5-star resorts and clubs in and around Asia and the Pacific Rim (Clients include Starwood and Hilton, as well as high-end smaller boutique brands). Exotic destination locales that JRTI is actively involved with are Bali, Phuket, Koh Samui, Bangkok, Jakarta, and California.