Junior Tennis

Whitby Tennis Club has a strong junior programme for tennis players aged 6 to 17. For the 2018/19 season we had 83 registered juniors. New junior members are always very welcome, and can register at any time.

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2019/20 Membership Registration Form

We are very fortunate to receive a grant from Trust House Foundation that lets us subsidise our professional coaching this year. Whitby Tennis Club is therefore very pleased to be able to offer junior tennis club membership for the 2019/20 season that includes options either with or without weekly coaching lessons and/or weekly interclub as follows:

  • Junior membership + Group coaching: $185
  • Junior membership + Junior Interclub: $185
  • Junior membership + Group coaching + Junior Interclub: $215
  • Junior membership + Group coaching + Senior Interclub: $255

Note: Interclub fees include Wellington Regional Tennis affiliation fees, team fees and ball fees.

Junior Club Championships will be held towards the end of Term 1 2020.  All Whitby Tennis Club junior club members will be able to participate in these events.

Junior Coaching
Small group coaching sessions are available for all registered Whitby Tennis Club junior members.  These take place every Wednesday afternoon during school Term 4 2019 and Term 1 2020, weather permitting.  A group text message will be sent to all parents by 3.15pm on the day of coaching advising of any cancellations.  Any cancelled coaching sessions will be caught up at the end of the school term, where possible.

Coaching is by an experienced, professional Tennis Coach – Mark Flannery.  Mark is also available for one-on-one coaching at Whitby Tennis Club and may be contacted directly on 027 329 9071.

The session times for junior coaching are based on each player's age and relative tennis playing ability & experience, as well as the overall number of children registering for junior coaching - as determined by the Junior Convenor and the Coach. Indicative times are:

  • 3.45pm - 4.30pm:   6 - 8 year olds
  • 4.30pm - 5.15pm:   9 - 10 year olds
  • 5.15pm - 6.15pm:   11 - 13 year olds
  • 6.15pm - 7.30pm:   14 - 17 year olds 

Junior Interclub
All Kapi Mana Junior Interclub grades commence in October 2019 and will run through until mid December with a break for the Christmas holidays, recommencing at the start of Term 1 2020.

All grades play on Saturday mornings, with the exception of the Novice grade which plays on Sunday mornings.  Whitby Tennis Club prefers that where possible all Saturday interclub players play in Whitby Tennis Club shirts. Further details including interclub draws, results and upcoming junior tournaments can be be viewed on the Tennis Central Juniors web page. 

For any further information on junior membership and coaching at Whitby Tennis Club please contact Nick Green.

Latest News

  • 19-20 season is in full swing

    The new season is well underway with all Junior & Senior Interclub teams underway.  Some good results achieved already & fun after match 'festivities' enjoyed by all.

    There is lots coming up this side of Christmas, including the clubs Mens Doubles competition and Christmas social doubles. Details to follow soon!

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    Written on Friday, 08 November 2019 00:00