Vanessa Mairs

Professional Tennis Coaching in Mapua

Vanessa Mairs Tennis Coaching offers a comprehensive progamme for players of all ages and abilities.  Whether you are starting out as a beginner, or keen to improve your game and take it to the next level,  our team of qualified coaching professionals will cater to your needs.

Coaching programmes on offer can be found here


NB Any child who joins one of Vanessa's coaching programmes pays a membership fee to the club.  A portion of this fee goes towards general court maintenance and club costs while the remainder is passed on to Nelson Bays Tennis Association and Tennis NZ as an affiliation fee. 

Children aged 12yrs and over are given access to the Club astroturf courts all year  while those aged 12yrs and under require an adult member to accompany them.  Memberships are renewed every year.  Subs are paid directly to the club. Fees vary depending on age and applicable coaching programme.

Tennis Hot Shots 

The National Starter programme for children aged 3-12yrs.  Using modified equipment - shorter racquets, low compression balls and smaller courts, children can play a proper game of tennis from the moment they step on court.  Sessions cater for the developmental readiness of players and include technical and tactical components while run in a fun and social environment.   A great way to make friends, keep active & develop a love for a game they can play for life!

Community Play

A play-based programme which gives children the chance to 'have a go' at tennis.  These sessions are run by assistant coaches or volunteer parents who oversee children in a fun and safe environment.  Players can play using modified low compression balls, smaller courts and racquets, and a simplified scoring system.  A great lead in to Tennis Hot Shots coaching programmes. 

Cardio Tennis

Ready for a workout?  Cardio Tennis is a fun, social, group fitness class for all ages and abilities; even non-tennis players.  This class combines music and fitness equipment to deliver the ultimate full body, calorie burning aerobic workout!   A great weekly exercise class in a fun environment!  

Group Coaching - Tennis Xpress (Beginner)

Tennis Xpress is a 6 week coaching programme developed for adults wanting to learn how to play .  This programme will have you playing tennis in the very first lesson by using low compression balls, flexible court sizes, and simple scoring.  You'll be part of a successful learning environment where you can gain confidence and skills, and have fun as your serve, rally and score! 

Group Coaching - Intermediate & Advanced

Coaching sessions for those who want to take their game to the next level and/or are keen to join competition.  With a focus on improving technique and tactical aspects, players will gain confidence in all areas of their play.  

Private Lessons

An individiual lesson will focus on YOUR specific game!  Whether it be your serve, forehand, backhand, volley or court positioning/tactical play, a 1:1 lesson is a great investment in your tennis.  Sign up for 1/2 hour or 1 hour sessions. 


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