Coaching at Nelson Lawn Tennis Club

Being a member of Nelson Lawns Tennis Club gives you access to professional tennis coaching from our dedicated team of coaches from Calder Tennis.

Coaching is available for non-members of the club, but you will need to join the club if you continue to have coaching on a regular basis.

Introducing Ash Calder

Ashleigh has been involved in tennis from the age of 7 years. For much of that time, Ash was training hard and competing in various tennis tournaments around the country and overseas. Ash played at National level for 7 years, including holding a few junior National titles and has represented Nelson Bays and Canterbury in tennis since she was a young junior. She continues to represent Nelson Bays today. In 2013, she took her tennis career to the next level and began coaching in the family business, Calder Tennis where she coached at various clubs around the Nelson Bays region. She completed her Junior Development coaching course with Tennis Australia in late 2014 and is very excited to be involved with helping Calder Tennis and junior and senior members of NLTC improve their skills.

All information relating to the Calder Tennis coaching programme at NLTC can be found on the Calder Tennis website.

You can also contact Ash to discuss your coaching requirements: or 027 859 9359

Junior Coaching - Beginners to Teens

Ash and her team excel at helping kids of all ages fall in love with the game. Put your child in their care and they will transform their skills and abilities. Call Ash directly on 027 859 9359 or email her. She will be happy to discuss coaching times and programmes available for your child.

Junior Coaching Costs

All children in coaching programmes must be members of the club. The cost of each programme is made up of an annual membership fee and a coaching fee per term. You only pay the membership fee once per year and coaching fees vary per programme type.
All programme times and costs can be found on the Calder Tennis website and our junior membership fees can be found on our membership page.

Adult Coaching

It's never too late to start developing your game! Ash and her team are transforming our skills at the club and have lots of options to help you:

  • Private coaching – Coaches are available for one on one coaching at various times during the week. Call Ash to pick a time.
  • Group sessions. Group sessions are a great way to stay in shape and pick up skills with other committed players. Call Ash for this terms session times and costs.
  • Brunch Club. Sessions are in full swing on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9:15-10:45am (10-11.30am over the winter months). Come on out and work on your game with Calder Tennis. The practices are split partly into drills and partly into real-game situations
  • Tennis Xpress - complete adult beginner group coaching
  • Wednesday evening  - drills training for interclub players during the winter months

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