Tennis is a popular summer sport at St Paul’s Collegiate School.
The St Paul’s tennis programme aims to develop the skills of the elite players, as well as those students who wish to play tennis socially.
Students who take part in tennis are provided with international-quality tennis courts. Specialist coaches work with students in group and one-on-one sessions to improve their tennis abilities over the course of the season, aiming for each student to achieve their personal best.
All players take part in either practise or competition twice per week; junior students on Monday and Wednesday and senior students on Tuesday and Thursday.
Students who are serious about the sport, and competing at an elite level, take part in:
- Waikato secondary schools' competitions
- Inter-school matches
There is a small cost of $60 per term for coaching, entry fees for tournaments and competitions and transport. Additional expenses incurred at North Island and national tournaments are dispersed among families.
Peter Gilbert (tennis manager)