Club History

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

Major milestones for the Club include;

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
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

  • 17-18 Pre Christmas Interclub results

    It was a bit of a struggle for the Whitby teams this half-season, with only one of our 10 Interclub teams finishing in a 'medal position' in their grade. 

    This resulted in a few teams dropping down a grade for the upcoming Post Christmas season, hopefully leading to some better results!!

    Senior Grade Placing
    Mens Premier 3 (a) 6th
    Mens Premier 3 (b) 8th
    Mens 5 (a) 5th
    Mens 5 (b)      6th
    Womens 1 9th
    Mixed A 6th
    Mixed B 4th


    Junior teams fought hard and earned consistent results;

    Junior Grade Placing
    Mixed A (1) 1st
    Mixed A (2) 6th
    Mixed C 4th


    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.


    Written on Saturday, 13 August 2016 06:14