Nelson Bays Tennis Association

UPDATE: 13 May 2020

At Alert Level 2, tennis can reopen in a way that we are all a bit more familiar with.  However, there are firm measures in place from Government to ensure the health and safety of those within and outside the tennis community.  It will take some time before sport and life returns to normal, so it is important that we all play our part to minimise the risk of further outbreaks of Covid-19 in New Zealand.

Full Alert Level 2 Guidelines HERE

Last week, Sport NZ shared detailed guidelines on safe practices for the sport and recreation sector.  It is our job to help the tennis community understand and translate those guidelines in to a tennis context.  

The most important principle is to ‘play it safe’.  To contact trace, and to remain physically distant from others. The health, safety and wellbeing of the whole community is of paramount importance.

Contract tracing tool can be found HERE





We are proud to be associated with the following sponsors and funders;

Nelson Building Society; Principal naming rights sponsor and sponsor of senior and junior interclub. Sponsor of Tennis Hot Shots schools programme in the Nelson Region.

Rata Foundation: Major funder of tennis administration in the Nelson Bays area.

Hothouse Design; principal support and design sponsor.

Wilson (Brittain Wynyard) principal support sponsor.

Nelson Kia Sponsors of the Nelson Senior Open & Masters Tournament

Printhouse Print sponsor

Talley's  Junior Tournament Tennis, Junior Representative & Squads Sponsor

Kelly Bowater Travel Sponsor of "Ralley Against Breast Cancert"  - cardio tennis sessions on court.for all ages & genders, no tennis expereince needed.

Thanks to the organisations that fund us

New To Tennis?

We have a whole host of options to start playing, or return to tennis in our beautiful region.

Charities we partner with

Nelson Bays Tennis Association are proud to be partnered with the following Charities.  Donations of the folowing are needed for Helping Nelson Families - 

Food hamper items (Christmas) nappies, wipes, toiletries, washing powder, socks and undies for men women and children, duvet inners of all sizes, towels etc.  Can bring to Richmond Club on 15th November - X Gen Christmas Tournament or txt Ali 0273891102 to arrange drop off.

Kelly Bowater Travel Rally Against Breast Cancer Family Event

Thanks to everyone that supported this wonderful event - all proceeds went to the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Coaches and their clubs.

Nelson is fortunate to have 7 Tennis New Zealand registered coaches working out of local clubs:




Hope, Wakefield, Waimea West & Golden Bay Clubs

Motueka Club

Nelson Lawns Club

Stoke & Richmond Club

Tahunanui & Wakapuaka Clubs

Upper Moutere & Mapua Clubs


Ngaire Calder 

Ashleigh Calder

Ashleigh Calder

Kolie Van Zyl   

Calder Tennis

Vanessa Mairs 

Tennis Hot Shots Programmes for kids 4-11years

Find out more HERE

Cardio Tennis.... fantastic way to increase fitness!

FUN, SOCIABLE GROUP FITNESS Cardio Tennis is the high energy highlight of your week!  It’s a fun, social, group tennis-fitness programme for all ages and abilities - even non-tennis players!

Cardio Tennis combines fitness devices, music, and a variety of equipment to deliver the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout.

Each workout compromises of a warm-up, cardio segment (drills and play based) and a cool down. Women can burn up to 500 calories and men up to 800 in a 60-minute session!  

Find a workout HERE