Nick Caton

A new coach is being appointed to replace Zack at Nelson Lawns Club, Nick Caton has taken on the roll coach in the interim.  

Further information to follow shortly.


Zach Rath

Zack returned to work in his home courty Canada in May'17

Zack is the founder and director of “Rath Tennis” and is super excited to come on board and deliver all-things tennis at the Nelson Lawn Tennis Club. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Zack and his wife recently moved to Nelson from Auckland after living there for 10 months.

The first steps on a tennis court for Zack were at the age of 9. By the age of 15, Zack was ranked nationally in both tennis and squash and had a decision to make on which sport would take priority. In the end, tennis was where his real passion came out after having finished ranked number 1 in Quebec in the 18 and under category and number 4 in Canada in 18 and under as well.  After his junior career, Zack received an athletic scholarship to university in the United States.  He ended up playing 4 years of Division 1 NCAA College Tennis at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. He was captain for the varsity team for 2 out of his 4 years at school and led the team to the season ending NCAA National Championships 4 years in a row including a career-high national team ranking of 18. While away at university, he practiced and played against some pretty stiff competition including former and future Top 100 ATP players like Kevin Anderson, Somdev Devvarman, Robby Ginepri, Jesse Levine, Treat Huey, Dominic Inglot, John Isner, Ellis Ferreira, Kenny Thorne, and Brian Shelton.

Zack graduated from Georgia Tech in 2007 with a degree in Business Management alongside a Minor in Accounting. While at school, he earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team with a 3.3 G.PA. 

Once his university days were done, he returned to the tennis court with more of a teaching role in mind and so for over 8 years, he has worked with every skill level out there. Officially holding his Tennis Canada Pro 1 Teaching Certification, he has acquired additional coaching tools overtime to give complete practices and sound trainings. Whether on an individual level, a small group or a team workout, he has seen it all on his side. Helping people with their tennis game is what he does, and it’s what he loves doing!

Contact Zack anytime for all matters tennis!

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