Junior Tennis Thursday and Saturday mornings. See details below.

This year our Junior Tournament is coming back to Gate Pa Tennis Club and will be on Sunday 17th of November 2019. Watch out for comms via your club or on facebook.



Click here to enter online for the Smiths Sports Shoes Labour Weekend Tournament via the tnz tournament website

New members and all enquiries: 
Professional Club Coach: Peter Blow M:021 797295 E: pblowtennis@gmail.com
Junior Convener: Turu Daniel 021061 1942
Junior Coordinator: Graeme Bigham P: 07 5765178

Download a flyer in pdf, here.

elite juniors drills

Hot Shots Program 2019

Gate Pa is again running its successful tennis program for young children aged 5+. Kids love the “learn by play” method of teaching and parents love professionally presented program that caters for little ones through to budding pro’s.

Coach Peter Blow and his assistants are qualified “HotshotTennis” coaches in Tauranga. With over 20+ years experience working with beginner players to national champions there is a place for all children within the Gate Pa tennis program.

Peter explains the Red stage is for beginners (5-7 years). The redball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (just 25% compression), making it easy for even the youngest players to hit it comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage are much smaller making it easier for novice young players to move around and enjoy success.

After mastering the Red stage, children move on to the Orange stage (8-10 years) where the ball bounces a little higher (50% compression) and the court is a slightly larger. The ball used in the Green stage (9+ years) has a higher compression than the Red and Orange stages (75% of a yellow tennis ball) and children play on a full-size court.The Gate Pa Tennis Club welcomes young players who may wish to try the “Hotshots” programme as an introduction to tennis.


Junior Season

Our Junior Tennis Programme starts on the following dates:

Thursday 19th September 2019 at 4:30pm

for intermediate and advanced groups

Saturday 21th September 2019 at 9:00am

for beginners  10 years old and under



Tennis for Term 4

Saturday Morning Club Coaching
New beginner coaching (for 5-8 year olds) 9.00am to 10.00am
Developing beginners (for 8-10 year olds) 10.00am to 11.00am
!!Hotshots Green ball (for 11-13) 11.00am to 12.00pm!!

Thursday Afternoon Club Coaching
Competent players (8 –10 year olds) 3.30pm to 4.30pm
Intermediate & Social group (games & coaching) 4.30pm to 6.00pm
Competitive group (matches & coaching) 6.00pm to 7.30pm


We Also Offer...

  • Mini tournaments and skill days
  • Interclub Tennis - A tournament of competitive games against other clubs played in teams on Saturday’s
  • Advanced/Elite Players - Gain an early introduction in local club days and senior interclub fixtures


What is the Cost?

Junior Club Membership Subscription is just $170 for the season
Membership includes

  • 12 months access to the Club Astro grass courts;
  • organised club days from September through to April;
  • professional coaching on club days;
  • optional extra coaching for a minimal cost;
  • catering for all ages 5 years upwards;
  • end of seasonclub championships tournament…..and more!


Junior Open Days 2018 - have a go!


OPEN DAYS are being held for new "Have A Go" juniors on Sunday the 15th & 222nd of September 2019. Come along and have a go at no initial cost, we can even provide a loan racket on the day!

This "Have A Go" Open Day is for new beginners of all ages and for our existing junior club members.
This is an opportunity to receive free coaching and information on the club’s junior professional
activities. Gate Pa Tennis Club caters for all players as young as 5 years old in the NZ Tennis Hot Shot’s programme as well as older, social and more competitive junior players. Tennis racquets are available for use on the open day so come along and have a go!

Lesson start times:
Hotshots RED (5-10 years) 10:00am - 11.00am
Juniors GREEN (10-16 years) 11.00am - 12.00am



Smith Sports Shoes Gate Pa Junior Tournament (formerly Labour Weekend Tournament)

Our junior tournament happens every year., historically on Labour Weekend. In the past three years this was held at the WBOP Facility at Papamoa. This year we are changing the date and format. It will be a Singles only Graded/Banded event held on Sunday 17th November 2019. We are very pleased to have the continued sponsorship of Smiths Sports Shoes. With over 50 successive years, this is one of the premier junior events in the region. Watch out for comms!

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Junior Tennis Sponsors

  • Smith Sports Shoes
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