Get to Know Me
Vanessa Mairs - Tennis New Zealand Registered Coach
I have been coaching for over 12 years providing professional development to all ages and abilities.
Having represented Nelson at both junior and senior level, I am very passionate about tennis and look forward to sharing my expertise while helping you on your tennis pathway.
Coaching programmes on offer
Vanessa Mairs Tennis Coaching offers a comprehensive range of coaching programmes for all ages and abilities
Tennis Hot Shots for kids
Tennis Hot Shots is the National
Starter programme for children aged 3 - 12 years.
Using modified equipment - smaller courts, shorter racquets and low compression balls mean that
children can play a proper game of tennis from the moment they step on court!
Sessions cater to the developmental readiness of players and include technical and tactical components while run in a fun and social environment.
Cardio Tennis is a fun, social, tennis fitness class for all ages
Enjoy a high energy hour on court that combines the best features of the game with cardiovascular exercise.
Get the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout while exercising to great music.
Women can burn between 300 - 500 calories per class and men between 500 - 800 calories.
And, you don't even need to know how to play tennis to join in the fun!
Adult Group Coaching
Intermediate & Advanced
Do you want to further develop your tennis skills in a fun and social environment?
For Intermediate and Advanced players wanting to improve their technique including tactical play through Games Based Learning.
Whether you're a social player wanting to improve your tennis or an inter club player keen to take your game to the next level, these sessions are for you!
A great way to keep fit and meet new people at the same time!
Want to improve your game quickly?
An individual lesson is the way to go! With a focus on specific strokes - whether it be your serve, forehand, backhand, volley or court positioning and tactical play, a 1:1 lesson is a great investment in your tennis.
Available to both junior and senior players or can also be done with a small group of friends.
Adult Group Coaching
Tennis Xpress is the perfect six week programme for beginner adults wanting to learn how to play tennis.
Using low compression balls, flexible court sizes, simple scoring and simple technical coaching, players gain confidence and skills while having fun learning to serve, rally and score.
Tennis in Schools Programme
Vanessa Mairs Tennis Coaching caters for 8 schools around the Tasman region.
Each school receives free tennis sessions in Term 3 for years 1 - 4. This is a 4 week programme and is an opportunity for children 'to try tennis' in their school environment.
An inter-school league is then setup offering a fun competition for children to be involved in.