Head Coach at Motueka Club and Nelson Lawn Tennis Club.
Ashleigh has been involved in tennis since she was 5 years old. For much of the time Ash trained hard and competed in various tennis tournaments around the country and overseas.
Ash played at National level for 7 years including holding a few junior National titles. Ash has represented Nelson Bays and Canterbury in tennis since she was a young junior, and continues to represent Nelson Bays.
In 2013, Ash took her tennis career to the next level and began coaching in the family business Calder Tennis. Coaching at various clubs around the Nelson Bays region.
Ash completed her Junior Development coaching course with tennis Australia in late 2014 and is very excited to be involved with helping Calder Tennis and Nelson Bays Tennis improve their skills.
Ash coaches alongside former business partner Ngaire Calder at clubs Hope and Nelson Lawns. Ash become head coach of Motueka Club early 2014 and is starting to develop a group of juniors at the club. Ash become Head coach of Nelson Lawn Tennis Club in 2018 and is growing and developing the club.
Recently joined our team in 2019 colleague Renny Spruijtenburg. Calder Tennis accepted contracts with Tahunanui and Wakapuaka Tennis Club in 2019. Renny caters for both these clubs working with Calder Tennis. Renny runs her coaching business under the name of Tennis Coaching Nelson.
BEST THING ABOUT COACHING?
Ash believes the best thing about being a coach is watching players develop their skills and inspiring others to develop a real love for the sport.
Ash really enjoys coaching competitive junior and senior players as well as beginners of all age groups, as she loves the feeling of helping newcomers grasp tennis strokes and develop into confident players.
Like many tennis nuts, Ash lists tennis as one of her favourite hobbies! Ash also played a lot of other sports growing up such as basketball, football and to relax and unwind she loves to go paddle boarding.
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