Niki Budai

Auckland Region
Senior Professional Tennis Coach

At the early age of 4, I was practicing forehands and backhands in the basement of our family home. Though hundreds of light bulbs were broken along the way, my parents knew that tennis would become a huge part of my life. 


Living in London Ontario Canada where tennis courts and coaches are scarce, coaching is not generally provided for children under the age of 7. Once a coach was willing to take me on, I knew there was nothing I wanted to do more then compete on the big stage. At the age of 7 I began competing and had reached my goal of being ranked number 1 in my country in each junior category. 


Although these were great achievements I was hungry for more. I started competing in junior ITF tournaments at the age 13 reaching 415 in the world and challengers at the early age of 14. Shortly after I was offered a full sponsorship to Baylor University in Waco, Texas.


I accepted a scholarship in Tampa Bay Florida, then continued my studies in California where I grew a passion for coaching tennis. 


I am excited to share my passion and love of the sport in New Zealand, while providing high quality tennis. I look forward to meeting all of you and honing in on your skills and abilities as an athlete. 


Contact me: Private Lessons: $65.00ph