Nelson Bays Tennis Association


Welcome. Our aim is to provide a means for current and potential players to access the information they require for a successful tennis experience along with an opportunity to share the benefits our sponsors bring to our tennis community.  Tennis interclub, social tennis, cardio tennis, tournaments and tennis in schools are but a few of the programmes we run for the Nelson tennis community.                                                                                                                              

Our mission is   “To empower our tennis community to enjoy and achieve


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.

Get ready for

What is Love Tennis?

Love Tennis is a club open weekend concept, first created and run by Tennis Central in 2016 and delivered in the Tennis Central and Tennis Canterbury regions for the last two years. Love Tennis will run as a nationwide campaign in 2019 and clubs, big or small are taking part! If you have played tennis as some stage of your life and would like to come back, this is the ideal introduction to your local club.  If you are looking for a new form of activity that involves socialising and can be played with your whole family this is definitely the ideal introduction.  The following clubs are taking part;

Richmond Tennis Club, Nelson Lawn Tennis Club, Tahuanui Tennis Club, Hope Tennis Club, Vets Tennis Club, Wakapuaka Tennis Club, Mapua Tennis Club, Upper Moutere Tennis Club.  More information on each club in the club tabs above.

Dates - Saturday 7th September 1-4pm & Sunday 8th September 104pm  See you there

Follow this link to find out more about the National Love Tennis Weekend

Charities we partner with

Nelson Bays Tennis Association are proud to be partnered with the following Charities


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