Wakapuaka Tennis Club

is situated in a lovely rural setting just 10 minutes north of Nelson. The club has been in existence since 1970, but in 2002 our 4 courts were completely renovated with a new base with Decoralt acrylic surfacing, new nets and posts. We are a very friendly club with a truly international membership. The courts are in continual use for both social and competitive tennis.

We are located on State Highway 6, just 10 minutes north of Nelson (towards Blenheim). We are on the right side of the road just a few hundred meters past the Glen turnoff. The courts are in front of the Hira Rural Kindergarten and next to the Wakapuaka Hall and Nelson North Country Club.


4 courts newly laid and surfaced with green Decoralt acrylic.

We have a clubhouse next to the courts with tea and coffee making facilities and a barbecue area. There are toilet facilities and a children’s playground just beside the club. We have a ball machine that can be used by members.

Membership is around 40 with half of these being juniors.  Members are welcome to join one of the various programs offered with membership, or play at their leisure. We welcome members to invite visitors to play on one of our social days.

Our professional coaches provide group and individual coaching. Over the summer season we have coaching for juniors as part of the junior program.    Individual coaching is available upon request for senior and junior players. 

Junior Tennis
Over the summer season we have an extensive program for juniors with a professional coach and an assistant coach from our own club. Interclub and match practice is held on a Wednesday evening over the summer and various workshops are also arranged over the winter months. Our Junior Tennis program is one of the strongest ones in the area. Some of our juniors are selected to participate in national tournaments.

Senior Tennis
We cater for both social and competitive players, with several teams being entered in local interclub competitions and social play continuing all year round.

Social Tennis
Members are welcome to come along to our social days anytime. 

We play:

 Sunday afternoon

 1:30 pm (April - October)

 Sunday morning

9.30am (November - March)

 Wednesday evening

 5.30pm (daylight saving only)



Wakapuaka Tennis Club

Contact Us

Contact us 

 Coach   Renny Spruijtenburg

Email:  renny123@live.nl

Cell: 0223956368

President  Peter Preston,  peter.preston@customs.govt.nz

Secretary Aukje Both aukjeboth@gmail.com

Club Captain Mike Weary   mweary27@yahoo.co.nz  

Treasurer  Helen Robertson hrobertson@tonkin.co.nz

Tennis Hot Shots Coaching & Community Play Club

Peter Preston - Club President