Club History

Whitby Tennis Club was founded by the local community in 1975. It has seen many changes. 

Major milestones for the Club include;

 1972
Consortium calls for interested parties to form a tennis club. Land is set aside
 1974 Group formed to set up Club
1975 Club formed
1976 Club is incorporated
1977 Courts 1 & 2 are completed and the club is operating with a membership of 150
1978 New club rooms completed by the club. Whitby Tennis Club is now one of the largest in the Kapi-Mana area
1983 The joint development of courts 3 & 4 completed with the Hutt County Council, Porirua City Council and Whitby Tennis Club. Each party contributed a third to the cost of the courts
1988 Major extensions to the clubhouse are completed. These were funded by the Whitby Tennis Club and a small loan from the Westpac Bank, which was guaranteed by PCC. The Club Rooms are now valued at $100,000
1991
Now the largest club in the Kapi-Mana association with 270 members. Of these 110 are juniors and this number is growing each year. The club’s future strength lies with its juniors (with this in mind the club recently purchased a ball machine for the training of juniors)
2010 Courts 1 & 2 are resurfaced with rebound synpave
   

Club Champions from 1977/78 to present can be viewed on the Honours Board.

Latest News

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    16-17 Post Christmas Interclub results

    Another successful season of Interclub has just finished in the Post-Christmas round.

    Senior teams overcame a spate of injuries to still compete well across the grades. A highlight for the club was the Premier Mens 4 team finishing 2nd - ensuring that there will be two Premier Mens teams next season. A great result! Final placings below:

    Grade Placing
    Mens Premier 3 5th
    Mens Premier 4 2nd
    Mens 1 3rd
    Womens 1      6th=
    Mens 5 4th
    Mens 6 6th
    Mixed A 6th

     

    Junior teams fought hard and earned consistent results - a great effort and shows promise for the next season. Final placings below:

    Grade Placing
    Boys A 2nd
    Boys B 3rd
    Girls A 4th
    Boys C        6th

     

    Check out full results for each of these teams on the Tennis Central website.

     

    Written on Saturday, 20 May 2017 02:50
  • Kelly Southwood shares her experiences of College Tennis in the United States

    Whitby's Kelly Southwood has been playing College tennis in the United States. She has been kind enough to share some of her experiences and thoughts here.

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    Written on Saturday, 13 August 2016 06:14