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 […]

Harcourts Eden Epsom Community Play

Harcourts Eden Epsom Community Play Join us for a FREE Hot Shots community play event on Sunday, 18 December 2016 with our Tennis Monsters coaches. 9.30am-10.30am – games run by our coaches for kids 4-14yrs 10.30am-11.30am – play with your family and friends Date: Sunday, 18 December 2016 Time: 9.30am-11.30am Category: all levels welcome Entry Fee: FREE Club: Harcourts Eden […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Tennis

The Benefits of Tennis Tennis is one of the most popular sports in New Zealand and is the second most-played sport worldwide. Free or low-cost courts are available in nearly every community at schools and parks and organised programs for children are common throughout the country. All a child needs to get started is a racquet and […]

A Guide to Tennis Court Surfaces

A Guide to Tennis Court Surfaces Tennis is an indoor and outdoor sport and one of the most popular in the world! Tennis was initially played by the aristocrats and was called court tennis in the USA; in France, it is called Jeu de Paume and in Australia, it is called Royal Tennis. In Great Britain, […]

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 […]

How To Be The Perfect Spectator

How To Be The Perfect Spectator Children love to have their parents and siblings watch them play tennis—sometimes it makes them play even better! Being supportive is an important role for the parent and it starts with the journey to the court. Arrive in a calm manner with plenty of time to park, find your way […]

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 […]

Tennis and the Role of the Parent

Tennis and the Role of the Parent It’s important the first tennis experience of getting children started is made simple with activities at home, using the right equipment and finding the best program and value of a good coach. The parent has a supporting role, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to assume the […]

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 […]

Tennis Rules for Beginners

   Tennis Rules for Beginners Tennis is played between two opponents and called a singles match, or four opponents and called a doubles match. Opponents play on a marked surface called a tennis court, divided into equal halves by a net. Tennis racquets are used to hit the ball from one part of the court to […]

Play Opportunities

Play Opportunities There is a starting point for every child who is introduced to tennis. This could be in any number of settings—at school during physical education class, during recess, or in a before or after school program. Many youth program providers also offer tennis, generally in after-school or summer program. The first experience might be […]

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) […]