Mahurangi East Tennis Club Inc.

Goodall Reserve in Snells Beach

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2017/2018 Coaching Programme Information

Our junior coaching programme is run by Grant van Dalsum. Grant has been playing tennis since the age of 9 and attained his tennis-coaching certificate here in New Zealand. He currently coaches at nine clubs as well as assists Tennis Northland with their Elite Juniors program. He delivers the Hot Shots Tennis programme to several schools and works closely with Tennis Northern in the development of these programmes in the Rodney area.

The coaching programmes consists of:

Hot Shots (Level 1) approx. 5 to 7 years           Monday - 3.30-4.30pm
A system that allows children to learn the sport while having fun. It develops their skills and their confidence.

Juniors (Level 2) approx 8 to 11 years              Monday - 4.30-5.30pm
Learn to master the technique for groundstrokes as well as serve & volley introduction. Also a focus on understanding the points and game system.

Intermediate (Level 3) approx. 12 to 18 years   Monday - 5.30-6.30pm
Further structured development to build skill base and progress to concentrating on developing consistency and accuracy of all strokes.

Coaching dates:

Term 4 2017:       Monday 16th October 2017 until Monday 11th December 2017
Term 1 2018:       Monday 5th February 2018 until Monday 9th April 2018

Coaching does not take place in the school holidays, public holidays or if it's raining. There are additional costs for tournaments. A court key at a cost of $10.00 is available to purchase from the Club Secretary. Sorry no discounts if you start part way through the coaching programme.

Junior Club Day

Junior club day is every Saturday from 9.00am to 11.00am and is run by parent volunteers during the summer season (School Terms 1 & 4). This is where players can enjoy match play in a social environment. This allows players to build confidence and prepares them for fun, club or regional games/tournaments and will encourage learning how to score a game. Parents/Guardians are welcome to watch and encouraged to help with Junior Club Day on Saturday mornings. Prior knowledge is not required.

Registration & Information

Our annual Hot Shots membership subscription ($60), Junior membership subscription ($70) or Intermediate ($90) includes all-year access and an affiliation fee to Tennis Northland. Please click here to download the Juniors Membership Subscription form.

During the summer season (School Terms 1 & 4), it includes 60 minutes of group coaching on a Monday, as well as club day on Saturday.

For further information contact Junior Club Captain on 425 4647 or email:

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