Senior Coach wanted

Senior Coach wanted

Senior Coach wanted


Waimairi Tennis Club is seeking to appoint a Senior Coach to assist the Head coach with all coaching at the club.


Waimairi is one of the largest tennis clubs in New Zealand by membership with over 400 junior members and 180 senior members. 

It received the Club of the Year award in the Tennis Canterbury Region in 2019/20.

The club has a total of seven courts, four of which are Rebound Ace cushioned hard courts and three all-weather synthetic grass courts, at its central suburban location in Christchurch.

Six courts have recently been upgraded to LED lighting.

The position is a contract one with the club, with day to day responsibility to the Head Coach.


The successful applicant will ideally hold a Tennis Australia Club Professional qualification or equivalent and be familiar with the latest international coaching programmes and methods. 


The duties of the Senior Coach will include, assisting the Head Coach to: 

  • coach in both Hotshot and adult coaching programmes including Cardio Tennis and Tennis Xpress,
  • coordinate all club group coaching programmes including the club’s off site coaching programmes, year round,
  • supervise a team of professional coaches,
  • oversee the standard of coaching delivered,
  • introduce new coaching programmes and initiatives for senior and junior members and non-members, 
  • carry-out an extensive coaching programme in schools, and organise an interschool competition.


It is expected that the club programmes will provide an average of 18 hours per week (Monday -Saturday) during the summer.

Organised winter programmes would also provide coaching opportunities. 

Access to the club facilities for private coaching of members and non-members would be available, and provide additional income.

A competitive hourly rate will be negotiated to reflect qualifications and experience.

A level of computer literacy would be necessary (familiarity with Excel, Word for example)

A First Aid qualification, and NZ Police clearance will be required.

All applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.



Applications can be sent to The President, Waimairi Tennis Club Inc, P.O. Box 5354 Papanui, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand,

or , to be received by 2nd August 2020.


It is expected interviews would be conducted in the week beginning 10 August. 


For information on Waimairi Tennis Club please go to





Seniors tournament a great success

Seniors tournament a great success

Seniors tournament a great success

The annual Waimairi Seniors tournament was held over the weekend of July 4-5th, indoors at Wilding Park.
A large contingent of players (92) turned out on the Saturday with the last ball hit at 7.15pm! Between 50-60 players managed to complete the Sunday schedule to cap off another very successful tournament.
A great effort from all who had a hand in organising the event.
The club wishes to thank both members and non-members for their involvement in the competition.
We also acknowledge the continued support from sponsors Davis Ogilvie, New World, Frontrunner Bush Inn and Original Foods.
We look forward to seeing you next year.








Quiz Night-The Elmwood, 26th July

Quiz Night-The Elmwood, 26th July

Quiz Night-The Elmwood, 26th July

It’s QUIZ NIGHT time everyone, so please put the date in your diary & gather friends & family to make up a table. Help support YOUR club & our Sponsor The Elmwood Trading Co. Great prizes for your Quiz efforts & fabulous raffle prizes. 

Waimairi Tennis Club, Christchurch, Quiz night

Waimairi Tennis Club, Christchurch, Quiz night




Forsyth Barr Winter Tournament

Forsyth Barr Winter Tournament

Forsyth Barr Winter Tournament

Our Annual Winter Business House competition was due to kick off last night but the weather gods spoiled the party.

Sponsored again this year by Forsyth Barr, The Forsyth Barr Winter Tournament will feature seven teams of 4 players battling it out at the club over the remaining winter months.

With cash prizes on offer at the end of the competition, the teams made up of men and women , will play a series of doubles games each Thursday night.

The fast nature of the format, three doubles matches with different partners over 1.5 hours, has seen Business House become one of the more popular competitions in the country.

This year the teams, featuring players from Premier grade and below,will be playing under the glow of our new LED court lighting system.







Seniors Tournament

Seniors Tournament

Seniors Tournament

July 4th & 5th will see Waimairi Club host its annual Seniors tournament held at Wilding Park.
We encourage as many of you as possible to enter this really enjoyable event. There are 3 grades: A, B & 60+ with Dbls & Mixed played for both Men & Women.
As a Waimairi member you do NOT need to be a member of the Canterbury Snrs group to play, so please support this great fundraising event run by your club.
Further details are on the entry form Entry Form Waimairi Seniors or click here to enter on-line.
Junior Winter Coaching 2020

Junior Winter Coaching 2020

Junior Winter Coaching 2020



We will be running a Winter coaching programme over the remainder of Term Two and through Term Three 2020, details as follows

Places in this years programme will be limited.

Programme start:  Monday 15th June for 11 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: $132.00 for 11 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 more than three or more balls. Emphasis on playing the game in this stage in a fun learning environment.

Group sizes no more than 6..minimum group size 4.


When: 4.30-5.30pm, or 5.30-6.30pm Mon or Weds or groups composed to accommodate schedules.

Cost:  $145.00 for 11 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, matchplay component also. Group sizes no more than 6…minimum group size required 4.

When: 4.30-5.30pm, 5.30-6.30pm Mon or Weds, 4.30-5.30pm Tues. Groups may also be composed of similar ability to accommodate schedules.

Cost: $145.00 for 11 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, or text 0212286772.

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

BNZ 02-0800-0150904-001

Enrolments close June 11th 2020