Summer Tennis is Fast Approaching

Summer tennis is fast approaching and here are some important dates to consider;

September 5 - CLUB OPEN DAY at 1PM onwards

It is about then that members to email me or write your names on the list at the club where you wish to play for Inter club tennis.

September 19 - AGM at 3pm

September 26 - Team entries to be submitted to Nelson bays Tennis

October 12 - the week which Inter club tennis starts

Motueka Tennis Club invited us for a social tennis on the 7th of September at 1 pm, approximately 4 men and 4 ladies. Anyone interested just email or ring me.

South Island Masters - Any ladies looking for a mixed doubles partner please contact me as I know of few a men interested to play.

For Juniors:

HAVE A GO DAY - September 12 (Saturday)
- For two sessions (9.30 to 10.30 and 10.30 to 11.30)

Junior Spring Open - September 18 -20

Junior Interclub starts the week of 12th of October.

Once again see you on the Club Open Day!. 

Please come and support the vey first activity our club is having.
If unable to come, just please email your intentions regarding the Interclub Tennis.

Mike Delaney


Term 3 - Get Ready For Summer

Term 3 is the perfect time to get ready for the summer term. Especially if you are planning to play Interclub. Summer is going to busy with tournaments and Interclub for all ages with a new Primary School Interclub Competition being introduced.

We will start Junior coaching again in week 1 of term 3. There is Hot shots Junior Coaching on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays each week with Teens on a Monday. For all ages and abilities.

If any adults are interested in getting coaching there are currently group lessons on Thursdays 9.30-10.30 (cardio), Fridays 10.30-12pm & Sunday 9-10.30am (technique). Private lessons are also available outside of these times. Concession cards are available for all adult groups and private lessons. There will be another FAST FOUR tournament starting in term 3.

Contact Suzanne Spencer on 027 522 0115 or Check out for more details and to register online.


Tahunanui 'FAST FOUR' Tennis Competition

Over the last 3 months or so I have been running a new singles competition with 10 ladies from the club. It has proven very popular. The format of each match is based on the new 'Fast Four' competition. This is a shortened form of the game which generally takes no more than an hour. Great for those that are short of time.

The format is a round robin singles tournament that involves playing 1 person every fortnight until all are played. You play whenever you and your opposition can agree a time within that fortnight.

I will send out a draw, updated results, and provide a pack with balls and score card each fortnight.

Details of how it works:
- First to 4 games in each set (rather than 6)
- sudden death at first deuce. Get to deuce and next point wins. Receiver gets to choose which side they receive on.
- 5 point Tiebreak at 3 games all. No 2 point advantage, just first one to 5. Still same serving structure. 1 serve to start, then balls handed over for 2 points and so on.
- still 3 sets but if someone is 2 sets up then don't need to play a third
- you play out the service lets. So if the ball hits the net on the serve and goes in then point carries on. No replay. You can discuss this rule with your opponent as I see this as optional.

I will plan to start the first round on the 11th May provided I have enough people registered.

Cost is $4 cash per person per match which can be left in with the pack at the time the score card and balls come in.

Please let me know if you would like to register for this or have any questions. Also if any other ladies are interested then get in touch and I can include you in the next ladies competition.

There will be a prize for the winner and runner up at the end of the season.


Suzanne Spencer
Head Coach Tahunanui & Wakapuaka Tennis Clubs 


Club Dinner on the 28th of March
at Speight's Ale House

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Any members who hasn't put their names please email me as soon as possible or just turn up on the night.  Tables available outside for a drink at 6pm and orders for dinner will be taken at 6.45pm (approx.)  Courtesy van available on the night.

Please check the link of the Speight's Ale House Loyalty programme if you wish to join. 
Speight’s Mates Loyalty Club sign up page
Anyone keen to sign up for a Speight’s Mates card prior to the Club dinner can get the discounts and points that would then be available to them on the night. To ensure that your cards are processed and ready, please sign up prior to midday on Thursday 26 March.

Mixed Doubles on the same day and starts at 9am. Anyone interested in playing, please contact me or email your name so we can get you a partner if needed.

-- Mike

Tahunanui Tennis Club

In 1922 the Tahunanui Tennis Club was formed on part of the reserve donated by the Tosswill family. Located 5 minutes from the beach and walking distance to most facilities and holiday accommodation.

131 Tahunanui Drive (beside the bowling club)

Four courts with astro turf, shade cloth for wind protection and privacy.

Clubhouse with all the kitchen amenities. Outside bench seating with a grassed area, ideal for a BBQ.