The Waikato Thames Valley Tennis Association is in the business of promoting, developing and administering tennis in the Waikato Thames Valley region.

We are passionate about providing pathways for anyone to play - young or old.
Please refer to the below information relating to club affiliation.

Club Support and Benefits of being Affiliated
Registration on Top Dog/Matchhub with NZ player rating
Entitled to enter Interclub competition
Junior and senior regional and national tournaments
Junior international tournament
Inter-regional tournaments
Junior development programmes

Club Benefits
Club administration software - Clubspark Free
Participation in the Love Tennis national campaign
Tennis is promoted in the region to support growth in numbers
Support for clubs available
Access to apply for funding grants
Communication of initiatives, tournaments and activities, both regional and national
Regular newsletters
Tennis Education Benefits
Coach development courses
Tournament officials courses
Tennis Community Benefits
Relationships built to support tennis in the region
Support from Sport Waikato
Relationship through to Tennis New Zealand
Collaboration with other affiliated clubs
Eligible to vote at Waikato Tennis Trust AGM

Each year, clubs, coaches, and Regions and Associations collaborate by sharing the numbers of members, casual players, coaching participants, league players and everyone in between. 
All your efforts add up to finding out the grand total of tennis participants which has been growing each year since 2016. 

We ask you to report the number of ALL people playing tennis at your club.  Whether they are members, business house players, Cardio Tennis participants, casual bookers, Hot Shots kids – or anyone in between.


Whether people play tennis casually once a year, drop into the club a bit over the summer, or are fully committed to practice three times a week PLUS interclub on a Saturday, we want to count them as part of our tennis community!  We want to shout loud about all the people who enjoy this great sport, and to be able to do that, we need to know as much about them as we can.

Sport NZ, funders, sponsors, local councils and boards, are all interested in how many people play tennis.  And the more we can tell those stakeholders about tennis the better.  Each year, we collect information about people playing at clubs and venues across NZ, to help paint a vibrant picture for tennis.

Tennis NZ does NOT charge clubs a per head affiliation fee.

Currently, Tennis NZ gathers affiliation fees from the regional organisations which help subsidise national products and programmes such as ClubSpark, national programmes, Davis and Billie Jean King Cup teams, MatchHub, coach development, club conferences, New Zealand’s ITF membership.  These affiliation fees have been fixed since 2018, and generally only go up annually by CPI.  The way regions and associations collect fees varies around the country, but Tennis NZ no longer bases affiliation fees on membership numbers. 


Participation and membership numbers are due to Tennis NZ by the end of July.

You will need to submit numbers of participants and members that were connected to your club between 1st July 2023 and 30th June 2024.

Please contact  Wayne Peterson (Waikato Regional Tennis Manager) for all affiliation enquiries
Mobile:  027 2907290