Love Tennis info for clubs

Event details for 2024

Love Tennis Champions

We’re seeking a dynamic team of fun, motivated individuals, from across the Motu to be a part of the Love Tennis team. Can you offer some unique promotional and organizational skills for the 2024 campaign? LEARN MORE

Love Tennis 2024 dates

2024 Nationwide: Sunday 8 September 2024, 10-2pm

Grass courts & Southern: Sunday 13 October, 10-2pm

Why Love Tennis

It's all about ‘bringing the community in’ to your club. Reaching out and engaging with your community and connecting as a team of club volunteers.  “This club is a place for everybody”. Love Tennis is fast becoming one of New Zealand's favourite community events, inspiring people across the country, to get along to their local tennis club, pick up a racquet and give tennis a go.

“Love Tennis is a showcase to the community to show them what your club is all about”.

Registration info for your club

It’s a three-way collaboration Tennis NZ, Regions/Association and Clubs, working together and sharing the financial commitment.  Love Tennis merchandise/resource kits are now one standard size and suitable for up to around 100 visitors. Cost to clubs - kit $185+GST.  A second kit can be ordered for clubs expecting 100+ visitors. 

You can check out all the amazing stats from last year’s nationwide event below.

Club registrations close 21st April 2024, we’d love your club to be part of this nationwide event – make sure you don’t miss out.

Registrations are now open – click here

As always, the Love Tennis team are here to help, you can get in touch by emailing:

Highlights from 2023

The numbers:

  • 159 participating clubs from around NZ
  • 1,485 volunteers
  • 9,700 attendees
  • 2,730 new members
  • 321 Buzz Night attendees


 AVERAGE 2022 2023
Volunteer involvement 13 volunteers/club 15 volunteers/club
Attendees 95 attendees/club 98 attendees/club
New members 20 members/club 24 members/club

We asked clubs what worked well for them in 2023:

  • Adults coming who hadn't played tennis in years
  • Community coming together
  • Constant stream of people coming into the club to see what we offer
  • Every court was full and the place was buzzing
  • The amount of people turning up well exceeded our expectation

The value of Love Tennis cannot be understated. The event has driven us as a sport to innovate and keep challenging norms, we have a desire to be New Zealand’s favourite sport for participation and Love Tennis is a cornerstone of our strategy.

It is quite unlike any other event in the country and we can’t wait to get more people playing in 2024!

Register your club here

Registrations close 21 April 2024