Hutt Valley Tennis Academy's mission is to position tennis as one of the most accessible and affordable sports in our community.
We are working in a unfied effort with the Hutt Valley Tennis Assosciation, clubs, coaches, volunteers, tennis players, teachers, sponsors, and many others to rejuvenate interclub, tournaments, and social participation.
Our programmes are currently delivered at the Mitchell Park Tennis Centre, Avalon Tennis Club, Wainuiomata Tennis Club, and Hutt Valley Schools.
Director/Head Coach Marc Paulik is a TNZ Performance coach of the year recipient with 17 years of full time coaching experience. He has coached at all levels of participation, and worked with many high profile coaches and players.
Marc, and Director Tim Purchas would love to hear from you and connect you with our tennis programmes, and advise you on how to access tennis playing opportunites at any level of participation.
TENNIS ACADEMY PROGRAMMES
MITCHELL PARK tennis centre
Tennis In Schools
The Hutt Valley Tennis Academy's mission is to position tennis as one of the most accessible and affordable sports available to the Hutt Valley community.
Our Tennis in Schools Programme delivers a FREE tennis experience to year 3-8 primary and intermediate school students at participating schools. The Tennis in Schools project kicked off in March 2019 and already over 1,000 school kids have participated.
Students benefit from a tennis programme designed by TNZ Performance Coach of the Year recipient Marc Paulik. The programme is aligned with the TNZ Hot Shots programme utlising modified equipment and courts to make the game easier and more enjoyable for young people.
Our strategy is to assist schools with sourcing equipment tennis at break times and PE sessions. We have easy to organise games that can be run by teachers, parents, and students themselves.
We are consulting with clubs to develop accessible, and affordable club membership, and junior development programmes so kids can play more tennis outside of school time.
On September the 4th 2019 we ran the first annual TENNIS FEST. 250 Wainuiomata kids were transported to the Wainuiomata Tennis club to particpate in an unique inter-school tennis event, and try out playing tennis at their local club.
Marc Paulik has run more than 50 holiday programmes over his 17 years of junior development coaching. Our coaching methods acheive fast improvement, and students enjoy the game-based learning, and meeting other kids from across the Hutt Valley.
GET GEORGE TO THE top #100 IN THE WORLD
Help Hutt Valley Tennis Academy's top player George Stoupe achieve his dream of making the top #100 in the world
Marc Paulik Director of Coaching
Tel. 027 450 0449
Monday - Friday 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Mitchell Park Tennis Centre