Junior Tennis at Tauranga Lawn

Welcome to Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club. We would like to invite you to join our club and become a part of the Tauranga Lawn Tennis Club family.

Goal

Our main goal is to create an enjoyable environment for you and your family. We have designed our tennis programmes to suit all levels and ages – whether you wish to play competitively or for fun, we are the one! We believe you are never too old or too young to play tennis.

We have one of the best tennis facilities in New Zealand, making it safe and pleasant for children to play. With 10 synthetic grass courts and full floodlighting, tennis can be played all year round.

Junior Club Night

Junior club night is every Friday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm 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 interclub matches on Saturday mornings. For the younger ones, this is another coach-led session from 3.30pm to 4.30pm as work on the fundamental tennis skills continues.

We encourage parents to come and watch while having a drink from our bar or snack at the clubhouse!

Costs

Our annual junior membership subscription of $214 (discounted to $203 if paid by 30 Sept) includes all-year access and use of all facilities. During the summer season (School Terms 1 & 4), it includes 45-90 minutes of small group coaching per week, as well as club night and matchplay competition.

Programmes

We have designed our junior coaching programme to suit all levels:

Grasshoppers (Level 1) approx. 5 to 10 years
A system that allows children to learn the sport while having fun. It develops their skills and their confidence.

Late Bloomers (Level 2) approx. 11 to 18 years
Designed for those that may have missed earlier stages but still want to learn the game. Players can then go on to play competitively or socially with friends.

Competitive (Level 3) approx. 10 to 18 years
Aimed to upskill players so they are able to play interclub, local, regional and national tournaments.

Times

Coaching programmes are run on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons during school terms with classes scheduled after school, leaving Saturdays free for matchplay and competition. Children are offered one coaching session per week and are placed with players of similar ability.