Junior Winter Coaching enrolments are open

Junior Winter Coaching enrolments are open

Junior Winter Coaching enrolments are open


Once again we will be running an extensive Winter coaching programme over Terms Two and Three 2021, details as follows:

Programme start: Monday 3rd May for 16 weeks, programme runs term time only.

 Red Ball programme: 4-6 year olds…45 min lessons…. Using modified equipment we bring the game to the level of the child in a fun, games based approach.

 Group sizes no more than 6….4 minimum.

 When: 3.45pm-4.30pm Mon or Weds or groups composed to accommodate schedules.

Cost: $185.00 for 16 weeks.

Orange/Green ball: 7 years plus…1 hour lessons… On the bigger court children in this programme are rapidly becoming able to hold a rally of three or more balls. Emphasis on playing the game in this stage in a fun learning environment.

 Group sizes no more than 6…minimum 4.

 When: 4.30-5.30pm, Mon or Weds (or groups composed to accommodate schedules).

 Cost: $220.00 for 16 weeks.

Interclub squads: Generally 8 years plus…1 hour sessions…programme for the player who has played Interclub Tennis and is seeking to hone their skills over the winter months. Emphasis on all aspects of the game, match-play component also.

 Group sizes no more than 6…4 minimum.

 When: Monday 4.30-5.30pm, 5.30-6.30pm, 6.30-7.30pm ,  Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm, 5.30-6.30pm, Friday 4.30-5.30pm (or groups composed of similar ability to accommodate schedules).

 Cost: $220.00 for 16 weeks.


Private coaching: available on request…we have a number of coaches who are available over the Winter for private coaching at various rates according to experience.

All private coaching by arrangement.

To enrol for any of the above programmes please email Stu, headcoach@wtc.co.nz or text

0212286772 with your day and time preference

All payment will be required before programme commences, electronic details as follows:

BNZ 02-0800-0150904-001

Enrolments close April 27th 2021. We look forward to your participation in this programme.






Simon reaches his hundredth win

Simon reaches his hundredth win

Simon reaches his hundredth win

Congratulations to our Premier Men’s player Simon Mooney on achieving his hundredth win in Premier Interclub recently.
“Moons” has had a long career in the sport, playing for a number of clubs along the road to his milestone and has represented every one of them with the same fierce competitive determination.
Waimairi is very proud of Simon’s achievement as I am sure those of you in the wider Tennis community are.
Well done Moons.

Road to the Hundred:

I grew up with a father who was a very well-known and accomplished tennis player and coach here in Canterbury so was never far away from a tennis court. I spent the junior years at Edgeware Tennis Club making my Senior Men’s (Premier) debut around the age of 13, although that was more out of necessity than down to my actual ability…


I was very fortunate throughout my junior career to work with some very experienced coaches including most of all my father, as well as spending a number of years training under the tutelage of Waimairi’s very own Stu Chalmers.


My junior career included winning every age group title for the Canterbury champs (both singles and doubles) from under 8’s through to 18’s, while going on to represent New Zealand at the under 14 World Youth Cup qualifying tournament played in Hong Kong, as well as the under 16’s International Club competition against Australia. At a senior level I was involved in two winning teams for Canterbury at the national teams events.


Playing tennis growing up was a wonderful opportunity to travel around spending most holidays playing tournaments and national events up and down the country, whilst making some great friends in the process. Added into this was a couple of seasons, firstly when I was 16 and then again at 21 years old, playing on the clay courts in Germany. This was another amazing experience and opportunity to challenge myself with my tennis, while gaining some fantastic life experiences which will stay with me forever.


Another aspect I always enjoyed about tennis was helping young kids develop their tennis skills and love for the game which I spent the best part of 10 years doing as a coach at both Edgeware and Elmwood Tennis Clubs.


While I always tried to stay loyal to any club I played for over the years, that loyalty has now been shared around a number of different clubs here in Canterbury, as well as a season spent playing Caro Bowl in Auckland. I was fortunate to be part of some successful teams winning the premier competition over 3-4 years for Fendalton (Burnside Park), with a couple more premier titles won playing for Elmwood. I also spent a couple of seasons playing with Canterbury Country and Hagley just to throw some more clubs into the mix.

I stopped playing competitive tennis by the age of 30 having started a career with the New Zealand Police and family commitments, by which time I was aware I had racked up somewhere in the vicinity of 90 singles wins in the Premier competition.


After a couple of seasons making an attempted comeback (that had about as much success as Michael Jordan taking up baseball…) with my eldest son Angus now in his second season of interclub at Waimairi I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to play premier tennis again this season, which culminated on Saturday in ticking off my 100th singles win in Canterbury Premier tennis competition during our semi final loss to Cashmere.


I have really appreciated the great support of the Waimairi Club in helping me with that achievement and here’s to a few more wins getting added to that list when we take back the title next season.







Premier Women win title

Premier Women win title

Premier Women win title

Congratulations to our Women’s Premier Team who won the Canterbury Tennis Premier Competition on Saturday 20 March. For the third year in a row, Waimairi faced Te Kura Hagley Park (TKHP) in the final, and yet again proved too strong, winning comfortably 5 matches to 1.
Waimairi’s doubles combinations, Joelene and Jade Feneon in the top doubles, and Farrah Richards and Kerrie Ling in the bottom, showed the benefit of experienced and established doubles play to gain the 2-0 lead and set the team up for the win.
Congratulations then to the squad- Joelene Feneon (Captain), Jade Feneon, Farrah Richards, Kerrie Ling (pictured left to right) and Fiona Paton, Sophie White and Michal Matson.
Waimairi tennis Club Premier womens team

Waimairi tennis Club Premier womens team

Our Clubrooms are for hire

Our Clubrooms are for hire

Our Clubrooms are for hire


Our clubrooms are available for hire



With a maximum capacity of 60 people there are a number of chairs and tables, heating by wall-panel heater and a fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave oven and dishwasher.





We have a licensed bar covered by special licence ($63.25, by club application) and any function requiring alcohol would have to be managed by our club manager or committee member for a fee of $20/hr. There is no BYO.


Hire charge ( $150 plus GST per function) includes use of our kitchenware, glassware, and a cleaning fee.



The refundable bond of $200 would cover extra cleaning, carpet clean, and glassware breakage.


For further information, contact Graeme Campbell, our club manager admin@wtc.co.nz