Mission Bay Tennis Club is one of the more active and social tennis clubs in Auckland. With more than 300 registered members, the club has a strong presence in both the summer and winter interclub competitions and offers many in-house competitions and events.
Located in the heart of the vibrant and bustling Mission Bay, the club boasts six year-round, floodlit astrograss courts, a modern clubhouse and plenty of off-street parking.
Mission Bay Tennis Club is affiliated to Tennis Auckland and Tennis New Zealand.
What do we offer that others don’t?
- Free tennis on club nights and fun tournaments
- Adult Evening Classes for beginners and intermediate members and non-members
- Great fun atmosphere and lots of social events
- Competitive rates
- Competition tennis (singles, doubles and mixed grades) for all ages and abilities
- Friendly and competitive tournaments year round
- Social membership for those who want to be part of our social buzz
- Coaching for all ages and abilities by Mission Bay Tennis Academy
- Parking in the heart of Mission Bay should you need to dine out, watch a movie or go for a walk along the beach
- Courts with arguably the best drainage in Auckland – an added plus during winter
- A licensed bar
- Table tennis – ideal when matches are rained off
- An in house Pro Shop
- Free Wi-Fi Internet
- Sports massage at special rates
Thinking of joining?
Come along to our Club Night, Wednesdays at 7pm, and have a friendly hit with us. Club Nights involve casual play for players of all levels – and yes, the bar will be open. Games typically last 20 minutes and can be doubles, mixed or singles depending on the number of attendees.
Or why not to try our Adult Evening Classes for your casual tennis.
Tennis has received acclaim for its ability to offer great physical, mental and emotional benefits like no other sport, check out these impressive “Five Benefits of Tennis”.
The club is managed by a volunteer committee which has been nominated and voted in at the club AGM.
Every month Chuck will share some tips that should help improve your tennis game
For parents of junior players: Here’s a simple story: Your child is trying to open a tricky gate. You can be wise and observe as they try to work it out. As you are patient they’ll understand that you trust them to be able to do it. Finally your child opens the gate and develops greater self-confidence from working it out and seeing your trust and belief.
The same reasoning can be applied in tennis; give the kids space when they play, watch from outside the fence, do not communicate with them. Let them grow independent and evolve by working things out on their own. Understand that when you “help” your child (scoring, carrying their gear, fetching their balls etc), you are actually disabling and handicapping them. My door is always open to parents to discuss developing young ones into complete and independent human beings.
For Players: Whatever it is you want your body to perform (shot placement, technique, watching the ball etc), avoid using words. Your tennis playing body does not understand words, only your intellect does. Your brain cannot even hold a racquet. Use your mind to convey images (visualisation) and sensations of the desired outcome.
Here’s an example; instead of thinking “hit the sweet spot”, imagine the feeling of doing it. It will be your best path to attain a desired ability. Let go of the chatter, a quiet mind equals a fluid body.
For doubles partners: Obviously you do not want your partner to make mistakes, but if you try to get that result by putting pressure on them (saying things like: “just get it in”, “you can do it”, “we need this one” etc), they will most likely make more mistakes than if you send the message of “hit freely and have fun”.
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