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Tennis

Introduction

Auckland Grammar School offers Tennis at a junior and senior level with competitions held within the school and at regional and national events, including Tennis Nationals, Champion of Champions, and the traditional Quadrangular and Christchurch Exchange fixtures.

2022 is an exciting year for Tennis at Auckland Grammar School as we look to provide greater opportunities for all tennis enthusiasts. We have developed a relationship with Ngatira Club and Sparta Academy, for usage of courts, as well as professional coaching for all players.

Teams are available for competitive players (that is, layers who have played interclub) and non-competitive players.

Any students who are joining Grammar, who are graded at S9 or higher, should get in touch with Master in Charge of Tennis Mr Daniel as soon as possible at the start of the School year.

2022 Captain of Tennis Carlson Lim spoke to Headmaster’s Heritage Committee member Saikrishna Bangalore about the strengths of the team this year and how, despite the team being relatively new, they are able to grow, evolve and work together – watch his interview below.

General Information

Terms played: 7 matches from mid-late February in Term 1 (Wednesdays for Senior A1 and Senior A2 teams)

Game days: Saturday mornings during Term 1 (Wednesday afternoons for Senior A1 and Senior A2)

Practice times: Senior A1 and Senior A2 will train on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Professional coaching will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for all other teams. Individual team trainings may also take place on Tuesday afternoons

Costs: $75 ($70 for Senior A1, Senior A2 and Junior A1). This costs covers weekly professional tennis coaching provided by Sparta Academy, the use of Ngatira Courts, tennis balls and entry into College Sport competitions. School tennis shirts are available from the School Shop

Equipment: Players need to have their own rackets

Registrations: Students interested in playing Tennis for the School in 2022 need to fill in this online form. All students need to listen carefully to notices early in Term 1 for further information about signing up and for dates of Tennis trials

The Master in Charge of Tennis is Mr Daniel. Students are able to speak to him in the Mathematics department during the School day or contact him via email.