Elite Junior Squad (Not offered 2019-20)

This program is NOT offered for the 2019-20 season.

The Club is pleased to be able to offer an advanced coaching programme for the 2019-20 season for high performing juniors who are committed to training towards top level competition and tournament play. Junior Taieri members who have shown good performance, sportmanship, and commitment to training will be considered for this Programme which is by invitation only. Part of the cost will be subsidized by the club.

Dates: 1.5 hour sessions once a week from mid-September 2019 to mid-March 2020. Dates will be set once Patrick’s schedule is finalized.

Cost for Elite Junior Squad Coaching is likely to be $150 (set once it is confirmed we have enough interest). All Junior coaching fees must be paid in full by 21 September 2019.

Coach: Patrick Nolan

Patrick is passionate about developing juniior tennis players using the latest techniques and his experience at top level coach and player.

Please read Patrick’s Bio:

“I started Tennis at age 10 and played for Fendalten Tennis Club in Christchurch. I then progressed to competitive match play where I won singles and doubles Canterbury titles in 12, 14, 16 and 18 year old age groups. I have also won Nelson, West Coast and South Island titles and was placed runner up at Nationals when i was 14. I took a break from Tennis when I was 18 for three years but then started training hard once again and represented Edgeware Tennis club in Christchurch in Premier Mens at number 1 position. I then traveled to Stuttgart Germany to play semi professionally for a club, this is where I played my best tennis and had some great success and learned a lot about different surfaces, mental strength and strategy. When I came back from Germany I moved to Dunedin to study a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health, Physical Activity and Wellness, during this time I played Tennis for Otago .  

I have been coaching Tennis since I was 14 and have experience working with a variety of levels of players and have attained an Assistant Head Coach qualification as well as completing a Tennis NZ Hotshots course recently. Having a Bachelors Degree in Physical Activity provides me with being able to offer more to clients  on every level. I have managed Tennis Camps and summer coaching programs for juniors. I worked as a Tennis Coach for Julia Scott in Dunedin for three years while I was studying, in this time i coached and managed Otago Tennis teams. 

I look forward to meeting you all at the Taieri Tennis Club this summer.

Patrick Nolan (BAppSc)”