Tennis Club Advisor
He is the 41 years old coach of Higa Chuu's boys' tennis club.
After she was nearly knocked down by Hirakoba Rin's ball, Ryūzaki Sumire confronted Saotome for condoning his players' dangerous behavior and lack of self-restraint. Saotome was all ready to take Ryuuzaki down himself, but fortunately, Echizen Ryoma and Momoshiro Takeshi's serves stopped him in his tracks. Insulted, Saotome signaled Hirakoba for a repeat performance when the match was at 5-3 in Higa's favor, but was outright ignored. In truth, Saotome has no control over his team. After Higa lost the fourth straight set to Seigaku, a pissed off Saotome was ready to abandon his charges, but got a taste of his own medicine when Kite Eishirō knocked him back down to his bench with a serve.