Junior Tennis at Petone Tennis Club
We have a large number of enthusiastic juniors aged from 5 to 18 years old, and cater for both beginners, and also those wanting to play interclub.

Being a smaller club means we get to know our juniors personally, and provide a friendly supportive atmosphere. We always welcome new players to our club!

Love Tennis

New members can register at any Saturday session.

Go to: Love Tennis to find out more.

Junior Calendar

October

2018

September

Sat 8 & Sun 9 Sept - 1-4pm - "Love Tennis" Open Weekend @ Petone Tennis Club

Tues 11 & 18 Sept - Interclub Trials @ Mitchell Park

Sat 15 Sept - Saturday Junior Coaching begins

Tues 25 Sept - Interclub Coaching begins (3x 1hr sessions)

October

Fri 12 Oct - 5.30-7.30pm - Family Fun Nite

Tues 16 Oct (pp 23/10) - HVTA Intermediate Schools Champs @ Mitchell Park

Weds 17 Oct - Junior Club Nite begins

Thurs 18 Oct (pp 25/10) - HVTA Primary Schools Champs @ Mitchell Park

Sat 27 Oct - Junior Interclub starts

November

Fri 23 Nov - 5.30-7.30pm - Family Fun Nite

December

Sat 15 Dec - Junior Christmas BBQ & games

15-18 Dec - HV Junior Christmas Tournament

For more information, please contact:

Junior Convenor

Lorraine Llyod
021 040 8322
Interclub fees 2018/19 season
Junior Interclub fee 
Session fee (covers balls & entry)$30
Club polo shirt (subsidised price)$20
Total Interclub fee$50

Court keys are available to members for a $20 fee - refunded when key is returned

Family discounts of 30% on membership fees (not interclub fees) are applicable when joining 3 or more members per family.

Membership fees are payable by the end of September 2018. Interclub fees are payable by the end of October 2018.

Coaching sessions
These are held every Saturday morning (weather permitting) from early September to mid December, and February to the end of March (approx). There are three sessions, split by age/ability as follows:

5 to 8 year olds8.30 to 9.30am
9 to 10 year olds9.30 to 10.45am
11 years + and all interclub players10.45am to 12.15pm

Please note that session times may be changed depending on player numbers.

For the first two sessions, subject to weather conditions, we will be running the Hot Shots programme - this will allow the players to spend more time hitting the ball and practising tennis skills, as we use smaller courts with lower compression balls.

For the older and interclub players, full courts will be used with normal balls

Gary Nelson and Lewis Bazalo are our two professional coaches who run our Saturday morning coaching sessions and Tuesday afternoon interclub team practices. Their skill, patience and passion for tennis is a real asset to our Club. We also have Emily Dine and Nicole Brown as our assistant coaches on Saturday mornings.

Interclub/Wed Junior Club Nights

Depending on age and ability, junior members may be at a suitable playing level to play interclub and/or attend our Wed junior club nights.

Interclub players must be committed to be available to play all scheduled games in the pre and post Xmas season.

As we want to ensure players enjoy interclub, inclusion in an interclub team is subject to the approval of the Junior committee who will consider the players age, ability, and also the overall numbers of players from the club and how many teams we can enter in the competition.

Interclub trials may be held for some players where we are unsure of a player's ability, or to ensure, where possible, the player gets placed in the appropriate team. Interclub usually starts late October and runs until early December. Post Xmas, it continues from around the 1st weekend of the school term (early Feb) to the end of March.

Interclub games usually start at either 8am or 10.30am each Saturday, and are played at courts throughout the Hutt Valley- schools, tennis clubs or Mitchell Park.

Interclub team practices are held each Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 7pm. Teams will be allocated a time slot once teams are finalised.

Wednesday Junior Club nights are suitable for players who are close to, or have reached Interclub playing standard. There are 2 sessions, the first one starts at 5pm. Players enjoy organised games as well as learning court and team etiquette. These start after Daylight saving commences.