TENNIS IN SchoolS   

Tennis for all School Students

  • 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 for kids to enjoy playing tennis with 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.