Academy Head Coach

James Greenhalgh

Qualifications

  • High Performance Coach (ITF Level 3)
  • Tennis NZ & Tennis Australia Coach Member
  • St. John’s 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

Senior Coach

Mat Garnham

Qualifications

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

Background & Coaching Experience

Mat has recently returned to New Zealand after four years living in Melbourne where he was directing one of Australia’s largest coaching programmes.  Mat grew up playing tennis at the Kilbirnie Tennis Club in Wellington from the age of six. After playing tournaments through his junior years he went on to become head coach of the club at the young age of 18.

Mat then travelled extensively to develop his own game and expand his coaching knowledge.   He returned to NZ as club coach at the Pukekura Park Tennis Club, New Plymouth. In 2015 he was named Tennis NZ and Tennis Central club coach of the year.

Mat loves to share his passion for tennis 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.

With 15+  years of coaching experience, Mat is a valuable addition to our coaching team.  He has also coached in Canada and was head coach for one of England’s biggest tennis companies, All Star Tennis.

Mat has also coached at a Nike Event endorsed by Serena Williams at the National Tennis Centre, London in 2012.

Phone:027 394 9263

Email:mat.garnham@tennisauckland.co.nz

Academy Coach and Tennis Hot Shots Head Coach

Diana Deyeva

Qualifications

  • Junior Development Coach (ITF Level 1)
  • First-aid Certificate

Coaching Experience & Background

Diana has been playing tennis since she was 5 years old. She started competing in regional and national tournaments at the age of 10, and in her junior years she played in multiple international ITF tournaments throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe.  She also competes in SCARBRO Caro Bowl. Diana is very passionate about coaching and has had experience coaching in multiple clubs in Auckland.

Diana has wide knowledge and experience in coaching across all ages and abilities. She has worked in multiple clubs in Auckland, primarily West End and Whangaparaoa tennis clubs. She has been the Tennis Auckland Hot Shots programme coach for 2 years. 

Phone:027 297 5958

Email:diana.deyeva@gmail.com

Tennis Hot Shots Coach

Chanistha Ampornachariya (CT)

Qualifications

  • Junior Development Coach (ITF Level 1)
  • St. John’s First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

CT began playing tennis at the age of 9 years old where she also started competing in regional and national tournaments. Winning her first national title at the age of 10, CT has 19 New Zealand National titles, including the NZ Junior Masters Singles champion for U12 and U14 as well as individual, teams and school national titles. CT also won the Tennis NZ Top Dog award in 2011 where she won 104 from 114 matches in a one-year period. She has represented New Zealand 4 times, at World Juniors in Malaysia, World Secondary School Championship and the Optus tournaments held in Australia. Her career high ranking was #2 in NZ for her age group and is currently still ranked top 50 in NZ open age bracket. She has also won numerous titles over in Thailand.

CT has coaching abilities coming from a competitive tennis background. She has been the Tennis Auckland Hot Shots programme coach for the last year.

Phone :022 599 5595

Email:chanistha.a@gmail.com

Tennis Hot Shots Programme Coach

Kay Liang

Qualifications

  • Junior Development Coach (ITF Level 1)
  • St. John’s First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Kay has been playing tennis since he was 7. He started competing regional and national tournaments in Taiwan at the age of 9, and in his junior age he played in multiple international ITF tournaments. His passion including to encouraging kids to engage with tennis and help the junior players to develop their performance and skill techniques.

Kay has knowledge and experience in coaching across all age and abilities, he has experience coaching Tennis Hot Shots and as an assistant coach at Cockle Bay Tennis Club.

Kay is currently Tennis Auckland Tennis Hot Shots coach and is coaching Tennis Xpress and Cardio Tennis classes.

Phone :021 030 5654

Email :kayliang88@gmail.com

Tennis Hot Shots Coach

Tina Tsai

Qualifications

  • Junior Development Coach (ITF Level 1)
  • Certificate in Sport & Recreation
  • St. John’s First-aid Certificate

Background & Coaching Experience

Tina has been playing tennis since she was 7 years old. She started competing in regional tournament in Taiwan at the age of 12, and in her junior years she played in multiple International ITF tournaments. She also competed on Caro Bowl Reserve and in Money tournaments. Her passion includes encouraging kids to engage with tennis and help the junior players to compete and improve their rankings in New Zealand.

Tina is currently one of Tennis Auckland’s Tennis Hot Shots coaches. Tina has had coaching experienced in multiple clubs in Auckland.

She has been coaching at the Pakuranga Tennis club for 2 years as an assistant coach and coaching Tennis Hot Shots for the past year.

Phone :022 587 0301

Email :fina86328@gmail.com