Meet The Tennis Central Staff & Board

Tim Shannahan, Chief Executive Officer

tim@tenniscentral.co.nz 021 126 3322


Florent Perret, Events & Operations Manager

flo@tenniscentral.co.nz 04 280 9370

An important part of my role is dedicated to Junior/Senior Competitions. That includes tournaments, ITF Wellington 18U, Rep matches, Junior/Senior Interclub and building up the season calendar for the Central region. I also look after the Renouf Tennis Centre and try with the rest of the team to ensure that the facility is well maintained and is a warm and welcoming place for the tennis community. I also get involved with other bits and pieces such as team selections, I.T, Configure rankings etc… I have recently been awarded Tennis Central Official Entertainer by the rest of the staff.


Mel Jansen, Participation Manager

mel@tenniscentral.co.nz 027 2828072

I support clubs, associations, coaches and volunteers, those at the very heart of our game, to grow participation. Key projects I am involved in include Wellington Open NZ Championships, Central Awards and the national Love Tennis campaign.


Ian Miller, Honorary Chief Financial Officer

finance@tenniscentral.co.nz 04 385 9709

As CFO, I look after the financial side and keep the books. I also volunteer in other areas where ever I can be useful.


Sandra Calder, Administration Officer

admintcr@tenniscentral.co.nz 04 385 9709

I work in the upstairs Admin Office, mainly with Ian . My responsibilities include Business House and other senior competitions, Renouf court bookings and revenue, accounts and reconciliations, customer enquiries, admin and generally pitching in where needed.  I am proud to be part of our hard-working, dedicated team.


Mark Parsonage, Junior Interclub Administrator

mark@tenniscentral.co.nz 04 280 9370

I look after the junior inter-club competition.  Looking forward to a fun and exciting season as part of the Tennis Central team!


Tennis Central Board Members

Linda Bain, Chairperson linda@tenniscentral.co.nz

Philip Seeman, Deputy Chairperson philip@tenniscentral.co.nz

Paula Ash paula.ash.nz@gmail.com

Finn Tearney finntearney@gmail.com

Chris Hall chris@tenniscentral.co.nz

Shane Binnie shane@tenniscentral.co.nz

Kelly Southwood ksouthwood@hotmail.co.nz

Mike Whaanga mike.whaanga@outlook.com