Tennis

The Tennis Academy at St Peter’s, Cambridge has an outstanding record of success at national level and has produced many talented players who have represented New Zealand internationally. Our excellent training facilities include hardcourt, synthetic clay, and Plexipave surfaces and our academy coach has huge experience playing and coaching on professional tours. Our Tennis Academy provides aspiring tennis players with holistic, tailored programmes that develop talent and provides pathways for them to excel as players.

Programme Structure

Our beginner programme is for players who have not had previous tennis coaching. The main goal is to help players develop consistency through proper footwork and technique at the service line.

Our intermediate programme is for players with basic skills and is aimed at students aspiring to play team tennis for St Peter’s in the future. The main goal is to help players develop receiving skills and progress to baseline play.

Our high performance programme is for players aspiring to play at national or international level, USA College tennis, or professional tennis. This programme is based on elite high performance tennis programmes used worldwide.

The New Zealand Tennis Academy is based at St Peter’s. It offers coaching for players in the Waikato-Bays Regional Performance Centre programme and elite coaching services for the greater Waikato area. The programmes focus on high performance as well as ongoing development. The coaching team consists of professional coaches with world class experience in both playing and coaching.

Team Tennis Accolades

  • 2016, 3rd Place, Girls Team
  • 2015, 2nd Place, Girls Team
  • 2014, 1st Place, Co-ed Team; 3rd Place, Girls Team
  • 2013, 2nd Place, Co-ed Team; 3rd Place, Girls Team
  • 2012, 1st Place, Co-ed Team; 3rd Place, Girls Team
  • 2011, 1st Place, Boys Team; 2nd Place, Girls Team
  • 2009 and 2010, 1st Place, Boys Team; 2nd Place, Co-ed Team
  • 2008, 1st Place, Boys Team; 3rd Place, Co-ed Team
  • 2006 and 2007, 2nd Place, Girls Team; 3rd Place, Boys Team
  • 2003-2005, 1st Place, Co-ed Team

Individual Tennis Accolades

Nina Paripovich

  • NZ U14 Team, 2013, 2014
  • NZ Fed Cup Team, 2014, 2015
  • National Championship U14 Winner, 2014
  • National Championship U16 Runner-up, 2014, 2015
  • NZ U16 Team, 2015, 2016
  • NZ Fed Cup Team, 2015, 2016
  • NZ Junior Development Squad
  • International Tennis Federation U18 Ranking 515

Ashleigh Harvey

  • NZ U14 Team, 2013
  • NZ Junior Masters U14 Runner-up, 2013
  • NZ Junior Masters U16 Winner, 2013
  • National Champion U16, 2014
  • NZ Fed Cup Team, 2014, 2015
  • NZ U16 Team, 2015, 2016
  • International Tennis Federation U18 Ranking 781

Ella Hassall

  • NZ Fed Cup Team, 2013, qualifying for World Championship
  • National Champion U16, 2014

Heidi Stewart

  • National Champion U14, U16, and U18, 2009
  • International Tennis Federation U18 Ranking 225

Andrew Van der Vyver

  • National Champion U14 and U16
  • NZ Junior Davis Cup Team, 2010

Jamie Yates

  • National Champion U12, U14, and U16
  • NZ Junior Davis Cup Team, 2009

Jaden Grinter

  • National Champion U14 and U16
  • NZ Junior Davis Cup, 2009
  • Top 100 U18 World Ranking

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