Tennis

Tennis 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.

St Peter’s has first class facilities including hardcourt and synthetic clay surfaces for tennis coaching and play.  Coaching by professional qualified instructors occurs in small, well matched groups allowing maximum individual focus.

Our tennis programme caters for all students from Year 7 to 13.

Programme Structure

Our beginner programme is for players who have not had previous tennis coaching.  The main goal is to learn a solid foundation for their tennis to develop. 

Our intermediate programme is for players with basic skills and is aimed at students who are playing tournaments and interclub regularly and aspire of making a regional or national squad.

Our competitive programme is for players who demonstrate highly skilled shots and a good tactical awareness in matches.  These students will be competing in regular tournaments and are ranked in the region within their age group.

Our academy programme is designed for junior tournament players in Years 7 and 8 who show a commitment to further develop their tennis skills.  The professional training environment helps our students achieve their individual tennis goals and is tailored to their specific level (strictly limited numbers and invitation only).  

All sessions develop the fundamental skills in a fun, friendly environment whilst improving each child's hand-eye coordination, ball and racquet skills, balance and basic swing techniques.  This helps the student develop not only their tennis, but also their athletic capabilities and therefore their love for playing the game. 

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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