Onny Parun

"Marc is a very competent coach and the best for promising juniors  in the Wellington area. He was a good national player himself and that has translated into his coaching abilities. To see an improvement those parents with good juniors should send their kids to Marc ASAP! Best regards, Onny Parun.

Onny Parun is widely considered NZ best ever tennis player. Onny was in the worlds top 20 for 5 years, made the final of the Australian Open, 1/4 finals of Wimbledon, and won the French Open doubles. Marc coached with Onny at the Karori United Tennis Club including a large group of Wellington's best juniors, and on tour with Wellington rep teams.

Gebhard Gritsch

"I coached Marc between 2000 - 2002 and he learned from me exersizes, techniques and strategies that develop players for success at the pro-level of tennis".

Gebhard Gritsch has coached Novak Djokovic since 2009, and Gebhard's impact co-incided with Novak's rise from no.3 in the world rankings (behind Nadal and Federer) to world no.1 and his record breaking 2015 season - considered one of the best of all time. Marc was coached by Gebhard and experienced a full time pro-level training programme, and gained first-hand knowledge of Gebhards world-class coaching methods.


Lan Bale 


"I recommend Marc to any serious tennis player. His experience as a player and coach coupled with his professionalism place Marc at the top of our sport"

Lan is a former NZ's High Performance Coach and ATP Tour top 30 doubles player. He played in 24 Grand Slams, and won  4 titles. Check out Lan's latest project the 'Winton Tennis Academy.'

Karori United Tennis Club

"When Marc took up the position of Resident Coach in October 2005, the club had very few juniors taking part in Wellington age group tournaments. Within a couple of seasons, Karori United players had become a major presence at such tournaments both in the number of entrants and their success in the competitions. Many of these juniors became part of successful Wellington and Tennis Central teams competing in regional and national tournaments, and several competed with distinction in the New Zealand championships".


"Marc started coaching me when I was 11 years old and ranked no.3 in NZ. His coaching and mentoring helped me to become NZ no.1 in the 14s and 16s age groups, and beat some of Australia's best juniors. I recommend Marc to any young player keen to improve their game and succeed". 

George Stoupe is one of New Zealand's best juniors. George has won national singles and doubles titiles, represented NZ in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Fiji, and won the Rod Laver Queensland Open. George is currently competing on the ITF U18s world circut. 


"Marc has been coaching our three boys for the past five years.  During this time they have achieved a high level of success in the sport and developed a love for the game. Marc is the consummate professional with high standards and work ethic. Marc's personal success as a junior means he is aware of the challenges that face young players.  Over the past 5 years Marc has helped our children develop technical skills, mental fortitude, self motivation and game strategy. Marc has had a lot of success in coaching high performance juniors at both regional and national level. He has also been selected to tour with the New Zealand team on several occasions.  He is constantly looking for ways to improve his tennis programmes engaging both fitness professionals and sports psychologists so that the kids can achieve their maximum potential. Marc is always keen to hear from both kids and parents. He has been instrumental in helping our children develop short and longer term goals and then sets about helping them to achieve them. This is a skill set that they have learned to adapt to other parts of their lives. Marc also offers team trips to compete at regional tournaments. Our kids have always loved these opportunities where they travel with their friends, play great tennis, have some fun and independence. It is our belief that not only is tennis a fantastic sport to play but also teaches kids resilience. We can not recommend Marc highly enough.


"Marc helped my to win the national 16s singles title, and to make the NZ Junior Fed Cup team. He is a hard working and dedicated coach. I would recommend joining the HVT Academy to any young tennis player."

Tamara is one of New Zealand's best juniors. She has won national titles and represented NZ in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Fiji including qualifying for the Junior Fed Cup finals in the Czech Republic, and the Future Stars tournament in Singapore. 

Isaac Becroft

"Marc worked with me for about 4 years (9-13yrs). Through his huge passion and interest in the game, he was able to help me immensely with my tennis and movement. His high expectations with attitude and work ethic really brought the best out of me and held me accountable every time I stepped on the court. His dedication and communication skills provided me with the perfect environment to improve my game. Marc always wanted the best for me which really made it a pleasure working with him".

Isaac is one of NZs best juniors. He is currently competing on the ITF junior circut (he has won several ITF singles titles), and he is targeting a US college scholarship. 


"I am pleased to acknowledge the outstanding contribution which Marc Paulik has made and is making to tennis coaching in the Hutt Valley/Wellington region. The recent award by NZ Tennis of the ‘Coach Of The Year Award’ is recognition of his coaching excellence. Since he started his Hutt Valley tennis Academy at least 4 of his pupils have won national singles or doubles titles with several also being selected for regional age group teams. Marc presents structured and challenging coaching opportunities which advance the more competitive players whilst also encouraging younger or newer players to develop their understanding and enthusiasm for tennis. In my role as a foundation coach I am pleased to forward players on to Marc as I know he will support and progress their talents and seek to improve their discipline and attitudes".

Gary Nelson is one of the Hutt Valleys most experienced and well repsected tennis coaches. He currently coaches at the Petone and Mungarakei Tennis Clubs, and at many HV schools.



"Training with Marc at the HVT Academy helped me to realise many things about competing hard and training with high intensity and focus. Marc's coaching and guidance helped me to achieve my tennis goals!".

Trent Massam achieved a scholarship to Bryant University in the USA where he currently studies and plays high level tennis. Trent was consistently a top 10 NZ junior, and a Tennis Central representative, and he played on the ITF junior circut.



"I have had the privilege of having Marc as a coach when I was younger and as a long time teammate on the Thorndon team where we have won numerous Premier 1 titles together. Marc helped develop key fundamentals in my game when I was younger which helped me win national and ITF titles and attend a top tier Division One University at the University of Arizona. I have nothing but respect for how Marc trains his students who turn out to be not only amazing players but amazing people. As someone who has played and coached around the world, I think Marc is one of the top coaches in the Southern Hemisphere". 

Emily Murchland

"Marc was my coach for several years at Karori United Tennis Club. His encouragement and support were key factors that got me interested in pursuing tennis, and I made major improvements in my tennis when working with him. His coaching provided me with skills necessary to receive a tennis scholarship in the US."