Performance Programme

The Kiwi Tennis Performance Programme is for junior players who have chosen tennis as their main sport and made a commitment to be the best player that they can be. 

Based in both Auckland and the Waikato regions, each players goals and future aspirations are focused on achieving one/or many, of the following:   

 

  • Professional tennis player

  • US University tennis scholarship 

  • New Zealand player representative

  • Regional player representative.

 

There are four Tiers in the Kiwi Tennis performance system, each with their own benefits and criteria. 

BENEFITS TIER 1 TIER 2 TIER 3 TIER 4
PACIFIC sponsorship package opportunity (conditions apply) Full 50% 20% 5%
Reduced squad fees - -
Kiwi Tennis T-Shirt Free Free Free Free
Help with fitness coach scheduling and programming - -
PACIFIC Restring service (conditions apply) Free 50% - -
Help with grant/funding applications for national & international trips - -
Regular Goal Setting
Help with Tournament Scheduling
Discounts at Kiwi Tennis managed tournaments Free 50% 25% 10%
Access to a Kiwi Tennis Coach at National tournaments/events
Access to International tournament trips (reduced rate for all program players)
Video Technical Analysis sessions
Regular communication regarding player pathways and future career planning

 

Performance Players

Check out some of the Kiwi Tennis Performance players profiles here.

 

Programme Criteria 

Players must meet TWO criteria in (A) and ALL criteria in (B) to be eligible for acceptance (reviewed annually).

Tier 1

A.

  • Tennis New Zealand Targeted Athlete or Representative
  • Semi-finals or better in TNZ Nationals singles event
  • TNZ S2 ranking or better

B.

  • Trains in the program at least four times per week
  • Performs a fitness program at least three times per week
  • Is committed to competing in Kiwi Tennis tournaments throughout the year

Tier 2

A.

  • Main draw of ITF singles event
  • TNZ S4 ranking or better
  • Reaches the TNZ Masters Finals 

B.

  • Trains in the program at least two times per week (one private and at least one KT squad per week)
  • Performs a fitness program at least twice per week
  • Is committed to competing in Kiwi Tennis tournaments throughout the year

Tier 3

A.

  • TNZ S6 or better
  • Competes in TNZ Nationals event & at least two Tier 2 events
  • Is in their regional National Teams Event squad

B.

  • Trains in the program at least twice per week (one private and at least one KT squad per week)
  • Performs a fitness program at least once per week
  • Is committed to competing in Kiwi Tennis tournaments throughout the year

Tier 4

A.

  • TNZ S10 or better (minimum requirement)
  • Is committed to competing in Kiwi Tennis tournaments throughout the year

B.

  • Trains in the program at least twice per week (one private and at least one KT squad per week)
  • Has chosen tennis as one of their main sports

 

Tournament Schedule

We have organised coach-led tournament trips both within New Zealand and internationally that are open to Kiwi Tennis performance programme players. These trips are the perfect opportunity for players to compete in a professionally organised and fun environment. Every trip includes thorough pre-match warm ups and post match debriefs, as well as a host of other benefits.

Check out our tournament programme here.

 

How to Apply

For more information on the Kiwi Tennis performance programme please contact us by emailing us on coaching@kiwitennis.co.nz with details on your childs tennis background (Name; Age; TNZ ranking; How much they currently train each week)