Option 1: Have a Go Open day for schools
The Nelson Bays Tennis Associations primary and intermediate ‘Have a Go’ 2017 open day takes place at 11 clubs across the region. 44 schools from Tapawera to Golden Bay are invited to take part in a free coaching session. The “Have a Go” programme launches the summer tennis season with all clubs promoting junior tennis across the region over the same weekend. Schools are active in supporting this initiative which enables students to try out tennis with their school mates before committing to the sport during the summer season.
Option 2: Try before you buy
- Tennis Hot Shots Community Play; The following 5 clubs offer an affordable games based programme, designed to deliver an understanding of the skills required for playing tennis, using modified equipment and a supportive environment. Focus is on learning the fundamentals of tennis in a group environment. This gives players a chance to experience tennis before committing to membership or coaching programmes. Hope Club, Tasman Club, Nelson Lawns Club, Wakapuaka Club, Tahuna Club, Waimea West Club, Wakefield Club, Golden Bay Club. More information on NZ Post THS Community Play HERE
Option 3: Coaching programmes
- Tennis Hot Shots Coaching programmes; there are 7 THS registered coaches that offer all age groups and stages of coaching. Tennis Hot Shots coaching is a quality development programme for children, with lower coach to child group ratios where children learn in a small group with others at a very similar level to them. The programme offers red stage for the age 5 – 7, orange stage for the 8-10 and green for the 9 -12’s.More information on stages HERE
Registered NZPost THS coaches have access to lesson plans that have been designed by player and coach development experts from Tennis Australia and worldwide. A big part of NZPost THS Coaching is the Programme Competencies. These are a tennis version of a school report card so parents and children can see the skills required in order to move through the levels of NZPTHS also to see where they are currently at in the grand scheme of the programme.NZPTHS coaching HERE
Option 4: Playing at school
- Tennis Hot Shots in Schools; 37 schools in the Nelson area offer a high quality tennis experience that continues the game based and modified equipment approach of Tennis Hot Shots, and that kids love. Click HERE to see which schools are involved in our schools programme this year.
Option 5: Social, hit with the kids
- Club near you. There are 12 clubs throughout the Nelson region that cater for junior’s needs. Please select from the clubs tab to access information on their locations and programme opportunities. Each club offers social opportunities and the option to gain access to play tennis as a family at a time suitable to you.