Nic Jenkins

Head Coach & Director of Elevate Tennis

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Nic established 'Elevate Tennis' in 2017 after having a successful junior career. Nic competed at International & National events, represented Canterbury and won three NZ titles with his school. With injuries preventing him from pursuing competitive tennis it made sense for him to expand his passion for tennis in the coaching environment. Nic likes to use these valuable experiences/knowledge gained and implement them into his coaching sessions.

Nic's coaching style is insightful and forward-thinking. His vision is for players to get unlimited opportunities through our coaching programmes, tournaments and trips as he believes this is vital for juniors to develop their game. Nic really enjoy working with a range of different players, abilities and ages.

Nick Caton

Senior Coach for Elevate Tennis

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Nick joined the Elevate Tennis team in 2021 in a 'senior coach' role and will play a vital part in running our coaching programmes at three venues. Nick has a passion for developing players from hotshots right through to high-performance or senior tennis. He will also be heavily involved in our schools programmes, development squads, academy and seniors.

Nick has an extensive coaching background of working in Europe and being head coach of Thorndon Tennis Club in Wellington. Nick also represented New Zealand and his region throughout his junior playing career which will be a huge advantage for our players to learn from. Nick enjoys working with all ages and abilities, being available for both private and group lessons.

Anna Van Echten

Fitness & Strengthening Coach


My name is Anna and I am a personal trainer/gymnastics coach. I was a competitive gymnast as a kid competing at National and International events.

I am passionate about fitness, health and helping people achieve their goals using my range of training knowledge. I am skilled in coaching high-intensity interval training, strengthening, stretching and gymnastics.

I am excited to help Elevate Tennis players improve their physical performance on-court through our weekly sessions, holiday camps and online classes.

If you would like any assistance with your fitness or health, feel free to contact me! 


Caleb Middlemiss

Development Coach at Elevate Tennis

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Caleb has been an assistant coach for Elevate Tennis since 2018 and has now gained a 'Development' coaching role which will see him run more regular coaching sessions throughout the year. 

Caleb enjoys working with younger players and developing their skills from hotshots right through to tournament level. He runs private and hitting sessions for Elevate Tennis players with a focus on tactical play. 

Caleb is an impressive tennis player himself competing at regional and national tournaments throughout high school, as well as representing St Bedes College in the Senior A boys team.  

Rhys Weaver

Development Coach at Elevate Tennis

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Rhys is a Development Coach and runs/assists various groups at Avonhead Tennis Club, as well as are other venues when required. Rhys has been coaching since 2017 and has been essential in developing players into Interclub competition. Rhys will be running various hotshots programmes for Elevate Tennis and working with Junior Interclub groups.


Recently, Rhys has had great success coaching for Spreydon TC and Kelly Sports, as well as creating 'UC Tennis Club' in 2021 which has been very popular. 

Rhys also plays himself and competes in senior interclub competition for Avonhead TC.