Tennis Xpress with Tracey O’Connor

Tennis Xpress with Tracey O’Connor Here’s the Tennis NZ ‘Tennis Xpress video’ featuring our Tennis Monsters Coaching Director Tracey O’Connor. Take a look and you’ll see why this coaching programme is so effective and fun for adults!

Boot Camp for Ponsonby Mums

  Boot Camp for Ponsonby Mums If you’re like many of us, you love tennis, but as the designated driver for your kids activities and a busy life in general―you don’t always get time for yourself. From brand new to tennis, haven’t played in years, want to improve technique or just get super fit―our weekday […]

Introducing… Hugo Santos

Hugo Santos Beginners to Competition Head Coach at Warkworth & Te Atatu Tennis Clubs Overview Hugo began playing tennis at the age of 10-years-old in Colombia, South America. At age 15 Hugo moved to Miami Florida, USA and played tennis for his high school. As a high-performing junior, Hugo trained with the USTA and competed with success […]

Introducing… Dean Moore

Dean Moore Beginners to Competition Head Coach at Greenhithe Tennis Club Overview Dean began playing tennis at 8 years old, achieving a junior career-high representing Lancashire at all National Junior levels. Passionate about tennis, Dean became a Tennis Coach in 2009 and has coached in England, Greece and New Zealand. Experienced in delivering tennis coaching to […]

Introducing… George Fisher

George Fisher Beginners to Intermediate Assistant Coach at West Harbour, Greenhithe & Waimauku Tennis Clubs  Overview George grew up in Auckland and began playing tennis at the age of 8-years-old, competing in all age group junior interclub tennis—including Premier Elite. Passionate about tennis, George wants to see everyone enjoy the sport as much as he does. […]

Introducing… Airton Agostinho

Airton Agostinho Beginners to Intermediate Assistant Coach at Harcourts Eden Epsom Tennis Club Overview Airton began playing tennis at the age of 11-years-old with his father in Brazil. Achieving a high-level S3 Player ranking, Airton has always loved competition and continually works hard at perfecting his game. Tennis has always been a big part of […]

Introducing… Chris Brown

Chris Brown Beginners to Competition Senior Coach at Pompallier & Harcourts Eden Epsom Tennis Club Overview Chris was born in England and began playing tennis at the age of 4-years-old, competing at local, regional and national tournaments all over the UK. Chris has a calming, enthusiastic results-driven coaching style and loves seeing his students of all ages […]

Introducing… Hernan Garcia

Hernan Garcia Beginners to Competition Senior Coach at Pompallier, West Harbour & Greenhithe Tennis Clubs Overview Hernan was born in Colombia and began playing tennis at the age of 6-years-old. Passionate about tennis, Hernan has coached since 2015 and loves using his knowledge to motivate players and help improve their tennis skills. Coaching Style Energetic, […]

Summer Holiday Programmes

Schools out soon… have you enrolled in our Summer Holiday Programme? Our Tennis Monsters Summer Holiday Tennis Programme is a fun way for children to improve their tennis skills during the school holidays. It’s the perfect time for: beginners to pick up the basics in a very social, fun and games-based environment social juniors to […]

Introducing… Josh Crozier

Josh Crozier Beginners to Competition Senior Coach at Pompallier Tennis Club Overview Josh began playing tennis at the age of 3-years-old and grew up on Auckland’s North Shore playing junior tennis to a regional and national level. Passionate about tennis, Josh loves seeing his students of all ages and abilities improve their technique and enjoying […]

More About… High-Performance Squad Head Coach, Nelson Cuellar

Nelson Cuellar Tennis Monsters Director, High-Performance Squad Head Coach Head Coach at Harcourts Eden Epsom & West Harbour Tennis Clubs Overview Nelson has been a high-performance player since the age of 8-years-old representing Bogota, Colombia in local, regional and national tournaments. Experienced in motivating youth to achieve goals, Nelson is a student-focused coach with a wealth […]

Mini Shots Blue (3-5 Years)

Mini Shots Blue 3-5 Years — 45 Minutes — Mini Court Mini Shots is tennis programme for 3-5-year-old children. At this age children acquire new skills quickly and create a solid foundation for further development. Children will learn the basic skills of simple balance and movement, basic racquet and ball skills, simple swing patterns and group structure […]

Pompallier Hot Shots Match Play

Pompallier Hot Shots Match Play Our Hot Shots Junior Match Play at Pompallier Tennis Club is fortnightly on Fridays (every 2nd & 4th Friday) from 3.30pm-4.30pm and is an opportunity for kids to learn how to play a proper match, compete in a friendly environment and improve their tennis skills. The entry fee includes the junior […]

Harcourts Epsom Eden Hot Shots Matchplay

Harcourts Eden Epsom Hot Shots Match Play Our Hot Shots Junior Match Play at Harcourts Eden Epsom Tennis Club is on Fridays from 3.30pm-4.30pm and is an opportunity for kids to learn how to play a proper match, compete in a friendly environment and improve their tennis skills. Registration is required as there is a maximum number of […]

School Holiday Programmes

Summer Holiday Programmes Our Tennis Monsters Summer Holiday Tennis Programme is a fun way for children to improve their tennis skills during the school holidays. It’s the perfect time for: beginners to pick up the basics in a very social, fun and games-based environment social juniors to develop social connections within group and team challenges regular […]

About Tennis Monsters and our Coaching Programmes

About Tennis Monsters Tennis Monsters are a world class team of local and international professional tennis coaches who are passionate about empowering people of all ages to learn and develop their skills, enjoy their local club environment and become regular social or high-performance tennis players. Our qualified team provides: Private Tennis Coaching (Juniors, Adults) Hot Shots […]

More About… Coaching Director Tracey O’Connor

Tracey O’Connor Tennis Monsters Coaching Director Head Coach at Pompallier Tennis Club & Harcourts Eden Epsom Tennis Club Overview Tracey began playing tennis at the age of 10-years-old and reached an outstanding career high on the WTA Tour of #417 in the world and a junior world ranking of #55, competing at the Australian Open, Wimbledon […]

Become-a-Member

Become-a-Member Have you always loved the occasional hit of tennis but never regularly played? Become a member of your local tennis club and make tennis a regular fitness activity during your week. Tennis Monsters provide coaching at your local tennis club where you can enjoy social tennis for fun, fitness and healthy competition through to […]

Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis Adults – beginner, intermediate and advanced Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable tennis-based group fitness programme open to people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. A fast paced workout with heart-rate monitors and music with qualified coaches, you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls during your class and have a great […]

Challengers Tennis

Challengers Tennis Adults, intermediate – advanced intensive tennis Challenger Tennis is aimed at Interclub players who would like to build on their knowledge base for tactical elements of their game. Tennis Monsters Coaching Director Tracey O’Connor—former Grand Slam junior ranked #55 in the world—is your first point of contact to determine your coaching requirements. Tracey will […]

Improvers Tennis

Improvers Tennis Adults, intermediate group Improvers Tennis is building on your knowledge from Easy Tennis, we delve a little deeper into the technical and tactical aspects of your tennis game in a non-competitive environment. The goal is progressing on from Easy Tennis is to have you attending social club nights feeling confident to serve and play […]

Tennis Xpress

Tennis Xpress Adults, beginner group Tennis Xpress is a 6-week course for beginner adults where you will learn the basic technical and tactical fundamentals of tennis taking a ‘serve, rally and score’ approach to learning.  We use slower, low-bouncing tennis balls to ensure players progress faster, increasing the success and enjoyment in a non-competitive environment. Tennis Monsters […]

Coaching Programmes for Adults

Coaching Programmes for Adults   Have you always loved the occasional hit of tennis but never regularly played? Tennis Monsters provide coaching programmes for adults at your local tennis club where you can enjoy social tennis for fun, fitness and healthy competition through to high-performance tennis. You may be just starting, or an enthusiastic past player wanting […]

The Role of Coach and Parent

The Role of Coach and Parent The parent’s role is providing emotional support for the player during matches, while the coach’s role is a little more complex. Coaches need to prepare the player mentally, tactically and often physically before the match and help the player maintain their ideal performance state of mind during the match. Coaching […]

Hot Shots Tennis and Why It Works for Young Children

Hot Shots Tennis and Why It Works for Young Children Children ages 11 & under aren’t mini adults, which is why the Hot Shots Tennis play format uses specifications designed to be age, size, skill and attention span appropriate for children. The goal of Hot Shots Tennis is to establish court and equipment specifications ensuring […]

Hot Shots Tennis

Hot Shots Tennis Hot Shots Tennis is a play format for learning and playing tennis. Designed to bring children to the game by using smaller racquets, Hot Shots Tennis use slower and lighter balls, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to the age and size of the child. It is divided into two different […]

Tennis Programmes for Your Child

  Tennis Programmes for Your Child Hot Shots Tennis programmes are available throughout New Zealand. Most take the form of beginning tennis lessons. While these are generally a good and affordable place to start, the ideal programme will offer your child a place to progress and participate by offering opportunities to play. Junior Interclub Team Tennis […]

How to Let Your Child Develop a Passion for Tennis

How to Let Your Child Develop a Passion for Tennis Parents want to do what is best for their children. They want to provide meaningful and positive experiences they enjoy, leading to the positive development of the child. Tennis is a sport a child can learn at a young age and enjoy with friends and […]

Competition

Competition At some time, children will be on the court competing against another player or doubles team. Competition at the correct time will provide a focus to the game, bring an awareness of strengths and weaknesses and sharpen skills and tactics. Competition will also provide valuable opportunities for your child to make decisions in real time. […]

How To Support Your Child For Their First Tournament

How To Support Your Child For Their First Tournament It’s natural to be a little anxious at your child’s first tennis tournament – parents too! So relax and your children will too. As a parent, your role is to encourage and support your child—not stress them out. Keep it real and don’t put high expectations on your […]

Junior High-Performance Programme

Junior High-Performance Programme Become a professional player Our Junior High-Performance Programme aims to provide specialist training for all our selected players. All of our tennis training is based on the most current research ensuring Tennis Monsters players receive cutting-edge training at all times. Tennis Monsters offer a complete package giving our players access to: Mental skills […]

Hot Shots Yellow

  Hot Shots Yellow 11-18 Years — 60 Minutes — Full Court Hot Shots Yellow is an intermediate-advanced tennis programme for children aged 11-18 years. Players are exposed to a full range of technical and tactical possibilities while encouraged to develop their own play style and game plan. Everything is relevant to match play situations and gives them […]

Hot Shots Green

  Hot Shots Green 9-11 Years — 60 Minutes — Full Court Hot Shots Green is an intermediate-advanced level tennis programme for children aged 9-11-years-old. Children focus on developing the following skills: Basic to excellent movement to, from and around the ball Coordinated use of all parts of the body Basic to adapted stances Basic full-court strategy and […]

Hot Shots Orange

  Hot Shots Orange 8-11 Years — 45 Minutes — 3/4 Court Hot Shots Orange is a beginner-intermediate level tennis programme for children aged 8-11-years-old. Children play with medium compression tennis balls, bouncing lower and move slower to allow them to have longer rallies. Children learn a variety of skills: Quick and efficient movement Co-ordinated rotation and […]

Hot Shots Red

  Hot Shots Red 5-8 Years — 45 Minutes — 1/2 Court Hot Shots Red is a beginner level tennis programme for 5-8-year-old children. Children play with larger, low compression balls and a modified court to allow them to develop their tennis skills properly. The focus is on fun and learning so they have all the tools they need […]

Mini Shots Blue

Mini Shots Blue 3-5 Years — 45 Minutes — Mini Court Mini Shots is tennis programme for 3-5-year-old children. At this age children acquire new skills quickly and create a solid foundation for further development. Children will learn the basic skills of simple balance and movement, basic racquet and ball skills, simple swing patterns and group structure […]

Private Tennis Coaching

Private Tennis Coaching 1-1 session Private Tennis Coaching is available to junior and adult players wanting to improve quickly. You may be a beginner learning the basic technique, an intermediate player wanting to work on a specific stroke, or an advanced player focused on perfecting your game. Tennis Monsters Coaching Director Tracey O’Connor—former Grand Slam […]

How To Prepare Your Child For Their First Tennis Lesson

How To Prepare Your Child For Their First Tennis Lesson Children are excited at the thought of learning tennis, but on the day—they may get ‘stage fright’. It happens and coaches are experienced managing this. The best way to deal with on the day is for you, or their sibling—to support them by walking with them to […]

Coaching Programmes

Coaching Programmes Tennis Monsters provide coaching programmes for juniors and adults at your local tennis club where you can enjoy social tennis for fun, fitness and healthy competition through to high-performance tennis for juniors and adults of all ages and abilities. You may be just starting, or an enthusiastic past player wanting to perfect your technique. […]

Coaching Programmes for Juniors

Coaching Programmes for Juniors Tennis Monsters provide coaching programmes for juniors at your local tennis club where you can enjoy social tennis for fun, fitness and healthy competition through to high-performance tennis. Coaching Director Tracey O’Connor—former Grand Slam junior ranked #55 in the world—is your first point of contact to determine your coaching requirements. Tracey will […]

Introducing… Hugo Santos

Hugo Santos Beginners to Competition Head Coach at Warkworth, Kaipara Flats & Te Atatu Tennis Clubs Overview Hugo began playing tennis at the age of 10-years-old in Colombia, South America. At age 15 Hugo moved to Miami Florida, USA and played tennis for his high school. As a high-performing junior, Hugo trained with the USTA and competed […]

Introducing… Dean Moore

Dean Moore Beginners to Competition Head Coach at Greenhithe Tennis Club Overview Dean began playing tennis at 8 years old, achieving a junior career-high representing Lancashire at all National Junior levels. Passionate about tennis, Dean became a Tennis Coach in 2009 and has coached in England, Greece and New Zealand. Experienced in delivering tennis coaching to […]

Introducing… George Fisher

George Fisher Beginners to Intermediate Assistant Coach at West Harbour, Greenhithe & Waimauku Tennis Clubs  Overview George grew up in Auckland and began playing tennis at the age of 8-years-old, competing in all age group junior interclub tennis—including Premier Elite. Passionate about tennis, George wants to see everyone enjoy the sport as much as he does. […]

Introducing… Airton Agostinho

  Airton Agostinho Beginners to Intermediate Assistant Coach at Harcourts Eden Epsom Tennis Club Overview Airton began playing tennis at the age of 11-years-old with his father in Brazil. Achieving a high-level S3 Player ranking, Airton has always loved competition and continually works hard at perfecting his game. Tennis has always been a big part […]

Introducing… Chris Brown

Chris Brown Beginners to Competition Senior Coach at Pompallier & Harcourts Eden Epsom Tennis Club Overview Chris was born in England and began playing tennis at the age of 4-years-old, competing at local, regional and national tournaments all over the UK. Chris has a calming, enthusiastic results-driven coaching style and loves seeing his students of all ages […]

Introducing… Hernan Garcia

Hernan Garcia Beginners to Competition Senior Coach at Pompallier, West Harbour & Greenhithe Tennis Clubs Overview Hernan was born in Colombia and began playing tennis at the age of 6-years-old. Passionate about tennis, Hernan has coached since 2015 and loves using his knowledge to motivate players and help improve their tennis skills. Coaching Style Energetic, […]

Introducing… Josh Crozier

Josh Crozier Beginners to Competition Senior Coach at Pompallier Tennis Club Overview Josh began playing tennis at the age of 3-years-old and grew up on Auckland’s North Shore playing junior tennis to a regional and national level. Passionate about tennis, Josh loves seeing his students of all ages and abilities improve their technique and enjoying […]

Introducing… Nelson Cuellar

Nelson Cuellar Tennis Monsters Director Head Coach at Harcourts Eden Epsom & West Harbour Tennis Clubs Overview Nelson has been a high-performance player since the age of 8-years-old representing Bogota, Colombia in local, regional and national tournaments. Experienced in motivating youth to achieve goals, Nelson is a student-focused coach with a wealth of experience and knowledge […]

Introducing… Tracey O’Connor

Tracey O’Connor Tennis Monsters Coaching Director Head Coach at Pompallier Tennis Club & Harcourts Eden Epsom Tennis Club Overview Tracey began playing tennis at the age of 10-years-old and reached an outstanding career high on the WTA Tour of #417 in the world and a junior world ranking of #55, competing at the Australian Open, Wimbledon […]

Welcome to Tennis Monsters!

Welcome! Tennis Monsters are a world class team of local and international professional tennis coaches who are passionate about empowering people of all ages to learn and develop their skills, enjoy their local club environment and become regular social or high-performance tennis players. Our qualified team provides: Private Tennis Coaching (Juniors, Adults) Hot Shots Programmes (Juniors, all levels) […]