Tennis Coaching & Lessons

Head Coach - Sergey Ivanov

TESE Tennis Coaching

Ph:  0225914020  Email: 

Sergey has  over 20 years coaching experience at all levels- both in New Zealand and Australia. He has coached Federation Cup players and is just as happy teaching beginners.  Sergey helps  players develop their technique, whilst having fun and achieving their tennis goals! TESE teaches kids new life skills, developing them as both players and people.

Coaching Programmes (after school & Saturdays)

TESE runs courses for kids aged 3 – 18 packed full of fun games and dynamic training. 

Specialist coaches make sure every child has the best start to their tennis journey in a safe and inclusive environment. Sessions cater to all abilities, so no one gets left behind.

Start (Age 3-11)
This is a fun starter course for children who have never played the sport before  or may have played very little. Packed full of fun games and training drills, it also gives parents the chance to join in!

Learn the basics (Age 3-6) RED BALL
This is an introduction to tennis.  KIds improve their balance, agility and coordination while learning  the game.  At this stage it’s not about winning or losing, it’s just getting to grips with the basics.

Serve, rally and score (Age 6-8) ORANGE BALL
This stage looks a bit more like the tennis you know. You’ll see overarm serves, rallies and volleys. Coaches will help children to further develop their coordination, balance and speed.  Relaxed competition is introduced at this level.

Develop a rounded game (Age 8-9) GREEN BALL
Time to throw in some tactics, problem-solving, and guides to sportsmanship and leadership. At this stage children will know all of the rules and will be serving and returning in matches.

Test your skills (Age 9-10) GREEN or YELLOW BALL
This is the big one. It’s time for kids to play on full size courts. Now it’s all about growing their game by fine tuning and refining the techniques they’ve learned so far.

Take your skills further (Age 10+) YELLOW BALL
Time to find your game. Playing on a full size court with the same size balls the pros use, kids will continue to explore different styles on the court, and start to choose their own.

Private and semi-private lessons are available on request.

Covid 19

Your child’s safety at Pt Chev Tennis Club  & TESE (Tennis Service) courses is  our priority. Coaches will be delivering sessions in accordance with current New Zealand government COVID-19 guidelines.

Tennis is a naturally socially distant sport and with proper procedures in place is widely considered to be a safe, low-risk activity.