Tennis is open to players of all levels of ability, with coaching made available to everyone as part of the programme.
Teams are entered in the Wednesday sport competitions in Terms 1 and 4. Players also compete in various interschool fixtures during these terms at junior and senior level. A number of our players also compete at regional, South Island and national levels.
The potential exists for elite players, who meet stringent criteria, to participate in our Elite Sports Studies Course (Years 9–10) and High Performance Sports Programme (Years 11–13).
We have great facilities, with three new Plexipave type courts installed in 2017, and access to local club courts nearby. For those who desire additional coaching at the higher level, this can be organised on a one-on-one basis.
Tennis has many benefits and is known as a lifetime sport. It can be played right throughout the ages and all year round. At St Andrew’s College, we are committed to help develop these lifetime skills across all levels, from absolute beginners through to elite players. To ensure this happens we provide a staff member to mentor every team on a Wednesday.
In 2017 our mixed team won both the South Island and New Zealand Secondary Schools Mixed Title. This was the team’s third national title in a row, and its seventh national title over the last 12 years. This makes tennis one of St Andrew’s most consistent performing sports at national level.
Co-ordinator: Mrs Leanne Power – LPO@stac.school.nz