High Performance (ITF Lvl 3) Coach

James Greenhalgh

Qualifications

– High Performance Coach (ITF Level 3)
– Tennis NZ & Tennis Australia Coach Member
– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Since retiring from professional tennis, James has devoted his time and energy to developing New Zealand’s top junior and senior players. He has helped coach many aspiring players to represent NZL at junior and senior Davis Cup and Fed Cup level. His commitment and enthusiasm to the game is infectious.

James has 27 New Zealand National titles, is three-time NZ Residentials Singles Open champion and seven time NZ Residentials Doubles Open champion. He spent nine years as a NZ Davis Cup player with experience competing against Davis Cup teams from Australia, Brazil, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Labanon, Indionesia, China, Taipei, Japan, Korea and China.

James has 1 ATP Tour doubles title— Hong Kong Open, and 2 ATP Challenger doubles titles—Sapot and Warsaw Open. He has 23 ITF Satellite/Futures titles and was Wimbledon and French Open Doubles Junior Champion. Career high doubles ranking #89 and singles #327

Currently, James is the Tennis Auckland Regional Performance Manager. In the past, James captained both Tennis NZL’s Junior and Senior Davis Cup Teams. Previously he successfully managed Tennis NZL’s High Performance programmes. James has developed multiple National title holders and transitioned Junior players to professionals.

 

Phone:021 333 903

Email:james@tennisauckland.co.nz

Club Professional (ITF Lvl 2) Coach

Mat Garnham

Qualifications

– Club Professional Coach (ITF Level 2)
– Tennis NZ & Tennis Australia Coach Member
– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

With a wealth of international coaching experience, Mat endeavors to share his knowledge of the game with his players whether it be with an up and coming junior or a Cardio Tennis class. He is excited to be back and coaching in NZ.

Mat has recently returned to New Zealand after four years living in Melbourne. There he was directing one of Australia’s largest coaching programmes.

Mat has travelled extensively throughout his career to develop his own game and expand his coaching knowledge. In 2015 he was named Tennis New Zealand club coach of the year.

With 15+ years of coaching experience, Mat is a valuable addition to our coaching team.

Phone:027 394 9263

Email:mat.garnham@tennisauckland.co.nz

Tennis Auckland Coach

Peter Bulog

Qualifications + Background

– Tennis New Zealand – Junior Development Coach (ITF Level 1)
– First Aid Certificate

Coaching Experience

Peter uses his passion to encourage and support players at all ages and levels. Peter aims to develop his students playing skills and at the same time create an enjoyable learning environment.

Peter has experience coaching the National Participation Programmes at club/centres across Auckland.

He has also delivered Tennis Hot Shots classes to a number of schools over the last five years.

Peter has a very calm and patient manner about him which creates a great learning environment for his students.

 

 

Phone:021 022 22809

Email:peterbulog@slingshot.co.nz

Tennis Auckland Coach

Phil Sims

Qualifications

– Tennis New Zealand Competition Coach
– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Phil has been a full time tennis coach for 30 years and is still an avid student of the game. Phil specialises in instructing adult players of all levels.


Phil spent five formative years in Florida, U.S.A studying all aspects of the game.

He then returned to New Zealand where he became the Resident Coach at the Scarbro Tennis Centre.

Phil is a ‘tennis enthusiast’ who enjoys teaching tennis to adults in groups or individually.

Phil still plays competitively and has ten national titles (7 in doubles and 3 in singles).

Phone :021 025 38555

Email :psim021@icloud.com

Tennis Auckland Coach

Kay Liang

Qualifications

– Tennis New Zealand Junior Development Coach (ITF Level 1)
– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Kay has a huge passion for tennis and loves to transfer this onto his players. He has a great skill in encouraging kids to engage with tennis and help them to develop their performance and skill techniques.

Kay has been playing tennis since he was 7. He started competing in regional and national tournaments in Taiwan at the age of 9, and in his junior years he played in multiple international ITF tournaments.

Kay has knowledge and experience in coaching across all ages and abilities, he has experience coaching Tennis Hot Shots, Tennis Xpress & Cardio Tennis.

Kay coaches a broad range of players from juniors to adults, beginners to advanced.

Phone :021 030 5654

Email :kayliang88@gmail.com

Tennis Auckland Coach

Tina Tsai

Qualifications

– Junior Development Coach (ITF Level 1)
– Certificate in Sport & Recreation
– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

After years of coaching, Tina continues to help both children and adults alike to achieve their goals of becoming skilful players. Being able to speak both English and Chinese Mandarin, Tina is able to share her tennis insights with a wide clientele.

Tina has been playing tennis since she was 7 years old. She started competing in regional tournaments in Taiwan from the age of 12, and in her junior years she played in multiple International ITF tournaments. After arriving in NZ, Tina reached Caro Bowl Reserve level in her interclub career.

After years of training in Taiwan, Tina transitioned to tennis in NZ. She started coaching at local clubs in Auckland at the age of 19.

Tina has worked with a wide age range of clients throughout her coaching career. She loves seeing both children and adults experiencing the joy of playing tennis and reaching their potential.

 

Phone :022 587 0301

Email :fina86328@gmail.com

Tennis Auckland Coach

Rene Ruahe

Qualifications


– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Coming Soon!

Tennis Auckland Coach

Jean-Charles (JC) Cornu

Qualifications

– Tennis New Zealand – Junior Development Coach (ITF Level 1)
– First Aid Certificate
– NZ Police Checked
– Tennis NZ National Programme Deliverer

Background & Coaching Experience

JC’s love of tennis extends to all aspects of the game; equipment, restringing, and fitness. He sees tennis as a competitive and social sport, that also has the added benefit of there being enough depth in the sport to always offer something more to learn.

He began playing competitive tennis as an adult when he arrived in New Zealand from France. He has enjoyed the fellowship and skill-development that club tennis offers. He remains active in Interclub and local tournaments.

JC began coaching at local clubs seven years ago and is currently the club coach for Pukekohe East Tennis Club, where he works with everyone from beginners to Grade 1 Interclub players.

JC sees young people return to the sport throughout their lifetime, sometimes with old friends, sometimes with siblings; tennis becomes a unifying aspect of life.

Phone :021 151 8567

Email :jeancharlesco@hotmail.com

Junior Coach

Sophie Greenhalgh

Qualifications

– Coach Assistant Course
– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Sophie is a Junior Coach skilled at youth development and athletic programming. She is well known for helping others and consistently motivates and inspires her students. Her players always leave the court with a big smile on their face!

Daughter of a National Davis Cup Representative, tennis is in Sophie’s blood.

Sophie is a regular attendee in the Tennis Auckland Coaching Programme and often has lessons with dad.

She has experience in delivering Hot Shots, blue stage through to green and is a regular Holiday Programme coach.

 

Junior Coach

Nina Koukine

Qualifications

– Coach Assistant Course
– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Nina is extremely passionate about tennis and wishes to encourage those who are younger to keep playing and learn about the sport.

Now for a decade and counting, Nina has been playing tennis since she was 7. Starting her tennis journey, it was introduced to her through her dad.

She trains regularly in Tennis Auckland squads, plays both junior and senior interclub for Mission Bay Tennis Club and competes in tournaments when possible.

Since March of 2022, Nina has helped to coach the Blue through to Green stages of Hot Shots, Super Shots and has assisted in coaching the Holiday Programme.

Junior Coach

Jasmine Tran

Qualifications

– Coach Assistant Course
– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Jasmine started her tennis doing Hot Shots when she was 7 years old. Since then, she has risen through the ranks at the Cockle Bay Tennis club where she is now an integral member of the Women’s Caro Bowl Reserve team.

Having competed in numerous national and regional tournaments, Jasmine has a wealth of experience playing competitive tennis.

Jasmine has successfully represented Auckland in the National Junior Teams event and has been sharing her passion for the game by coaching Hot Shots since 2021.

Junior Coach

Sylvie Ruahe

Qualifications


– First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Coming Soon!