Our academy coaching is suited for competitive, tournament players who are ranked highly in their respective age groups. We have classes available THREE times a week to ensure players get the opportunity to train regularly in a ‘high performance’ environment. We focus on technical development, shot patterns, individual play style, mental and matchplay.


From 2021, our qualified Personal Trainer (Anna van Echten) will run fitness & conditioning at the beginning of ALL our academy sessions. Players will also be expected to do their individual exercises at home on a weekly basis. This is the only coaching program in Christchurch that offers this service! 


Players are placed into small groups to allow the group to train against players with a similar age and ability. This also allows the coach (Nic) to give everyone lots of attention and opportunity to maximize their improvement. Parents get emailed monthly updates from our sessions so you can keep up to date with your child’s progress!


Day & Times 2020/2021


  • Monday 6pm to 7.30pm 

  • Wednesday 6pm to 7.30pm

  • Thursday 5pm to 6.30pm

  • Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm


Key Information:


  • 2020/2021 coaching begins on October 12th and runs for 16 weeks. 

  • All classes are held at Edgeware Tennis Club. 

  • If you miss a squad, you are eligible to join another as a ‘catch up’ class. 




  • $740 for 3-4 classes a week (total of 16 weeks)

  • $520 for 2 classes a week (total of 16 weeks)

  • $280 for 1 class a week (total of 16 weeks) 

How is an Academy different? 

  • Quantity. Having classes so regular allows players to play more in tennis in a strong training environment. The more practice, the better! 

  • Flexibility. If players are unable to make a session they are welcome to join another class as a ‘catch up’. This allows players to have consecutive sessions which is better for their development, rather than missing them. 

  • Fitness & Conditioning. Academy players have the huge benefit of having a qualified personal trainer being involved in their coaching program. 

  • Parent communication. Something that most coaches don’t do is keep parents informed of their children’s training prograss. Our academy parents will be kept in the loop with monthly updates. 

  • Match Video Analysis. Coming soon! 

  • Coach Benefits. Head Coach will watch your matches at tournaments, this information is extremely beneficial for coaches to use in their training sessions. Academy players also get priority on private lesson timeslots & tournament trip spaces.


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