Tennis is often described as a “Sport for Life”. It doesn’t matter what age you are; as long as you can move, you can play tennis. Whether you’re a complete novice, like to have the odd game, or you’re seriously contemplating getting into club tennis, there are plenty of options available on the North Shore. Local tennis clubs always welcome new members, and they sometimes have complementary coaching included in the subscription price.
I’ve been a member of Takapuna Tennis Club for the past 6 or 7 years and enjoy a fairly low-key approach, with midweek ladies’ day my session of choice. It’s not at all serious and we have a good laugh. There are other adult sessions available on the weekend and in the evening, as well as the more serious interclub competition.
If you’d like to get the basics right first, you can contact TennisLife for private or group coaching lessons. But if you just want to get onto the court and have a hit around, you can usually get access via club members that are onsite, and play for an hour or so for a nominal fee (around $5, although club members always have priority).
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