Nelson Bays Tennis Association


Welcome. Our aim is to provide a means for current and potential players to access the information they require for a successful tennis experience along with an opportunity to share the benefits our sponsors bring to our tennis community.  Tennis interclub, social tennis, cardio tennis, tournaments and tennis in schools are but a few of the programmes we run for the Nelson tennis community.                                                                                                                              

Our mission is   “To empower our tennis community to enjoy and achieve


We are proud to be associated with the following sponsors and funders;

Nelson Building Society; Principal naming rights sponsor and sponsor of senior and junior interclub. Sponsor of NZPost Tennis Hot Shots schools programme in the Nelson Region.

Rata Foundation: Major funder of tennis administration in the Nelson Bays area.

Hothouse Design; principal support and design sponsor.

Wilson (Brittain Wynyard) principal support sponsor.

Nelson Kia Sponsors of the 2014 & 2015 Nelson Senior Open

Printhouse Print sponsor

Talley's  Junior Tournament Tennis, Junior Representative & Squads Sponsor

Kelly Bowater Travel Sponsor of "Women on Court" Breast Cancer fundraising event 2016 - cardio tennis sessions on court.

Thanks to the organisations that fund us

Cardio Tennis.... fantastic way to increase fitness!

FUN, SOCIABLE GROUP FITNESS Cardio Tennis is the high energy highlight of your week!  It’s a fun, social, group tennis-fitness programme for all ages and abilities - even non-tennis players!

Cardio Tennis combines fitness devices, music, and a variety of equipment to deliver the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout.

Each workout compromises of a warm-up, cardio segment (drills and play based) and a cool down. Women can burn up to 500 calories and men up to 800 in a 60-minute session!  

Find a workout HERE

New To Tennis?

We have a whole host of options to start playing, or return to tennis in our beautiful region.

Great morning on court at the XGen Christmas Tournament!

Congratulations to our winners -

Grinch’s draw - Lucy and Jane Mitchell (Nelson Club),

Rudolf’s draw - Daniel & Blair Tomlinson (Hope Club),

Santa’s Draw - Liam & Steve Howes (Richmond Club),

Elf’s draw – Max & Angus Murdoch (Hope Club). 

Tennis Hots Shots Tournaments.

Just the best way to be introduced to matchplay on a court, with equipment and balls the right size for you!

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TOURNAMENT, get your Christmas gear on!!!!

Saturday 15th December at Motueka Club, 1pm red and orange level, 2pm green level - register now with Ash

Coaches and their clubs.

Nelson is fortunate to have 7 Tennis New Zealand registered coaches working out of local clubs:




Hope, Wakefield, Waimea West & Golden Bay Clubs

Motueka Club

Nelson Lawns Club

Stoke & Richmond Club

Tahunanui & Wakapuaka Clubs

Upper Moutere & Mapua Clubs


Ngaire Calder 

Ashleigh Calder

Ashleigh Calder

Kolie Van Zyl   

Suzanne Spencer 

Vanessa Mairs 

Tennis Hot Shots Programmes for kids 4-11years

Find out more HERE

SI Open Champs - Tasman team for 2018

Jackson King-Powell, Rhys Blakemore, Torban Otway, Simon Phillips, Dave Averill, Oscar Symomnds, Dave Williams, Holly Mace, Jade Otway, Robyn Sheves, Christie Gilbert