Coach & Club HUI 2023

Its' time to think differently!

To attract players into and back to tennis we need to think differently, and offer variety regardless of ability. Taking a different approach to what we offer creates a whole new world of opportunities for Coach & Club growth.

We're inviting you to a FREE hands-on workshop - an opportunity for Coaches & Clubs to work collaboratively to the benefit of both organisations.

Using the knowledge from Tennis Australia’s Open Court Sessions and supported by NZ Cricket and Oceania Football Confederation we will give you a bunch of ideas around how as Coaches & Clubs we can collaborate to provide new tennis offerings that address the needs of lapsed and novice players.

Oceania Football Confederation and New Zealand Cricket joins us to share the success their modified programmes have brough to clubs and coaching programmes.

This HUI is about Coaches & Clubs coming together to create a pathway to club and coaching opportunities for the player of today. 

Clubs bring your coach, coaches bring your club!

Travel subsidies will be available for club and coaches attending together.


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2023 Dates


West Harbour Tennis Club
Sun 18th June 2pm - 6pm

Registrations close Friday 16th June


Wilding Park
Sat 24th June 2pm -6pm

Registrations close Thursday 22th June


Renouf Tennis Centre
Sun 25th June 2pm - 6pm

Registrations close Friday 23rd June


HUI Schedule

2:00pm Opening & Karakia
2:15pm Preview of Tennis Australia's Get Your Racquet On/Open Court Sessions 
2:30-3:00pm On court - Open Court Session in action
3:15-3:45pm More detail about Tennis Australia's Get Your Racquet On/Open Court Sessions
4:00-4:15pm Afternoon tea
4:15-4:25 Presentation from Cricket NZ - Yeah Girls, Social Six’s

Think Differently - a workshop facilitated by Steven Dillon, Oceania Football Confederation.

Want new players, want increased revenue? This workshop is designed to generate conversations, share ideas and create call to action take away for both club/coach. 

6:00pm Networking, drinks and snacks



Steven Dillon - Oceania Football Confederation

Steven Dillon works in Sports Management as the Clubs and Leagues Manager for Oceania Football Confederation. Previously the National Coach Development Manager for New Zealand Football, Steven has a passion for both Club and Coach Development and as well as actively involved in his local coaching community.

Jess Davidson – New Zealand Cricket, Head of Female Engagement

Responsible for leading and shaping NZC’s Women and Girls strategy and driving the delivery of operational programmes and experiences to promote engagement and on-field and off-field participation. 

Sarah Neal – Cricket Wellington, Community Manager women and Girls

Sarah leads the Women and Girls’ strategy at Cricket Wellington and is part of the Community team which is responsible for running Wellington cricket competitions, school programmes and community events.

Michael De Bono - Coaching Lead, Sport Canterbury

My role is Coaching Lead at Sport Canterbury, I am passionate about people development, coaching and sport. I have over several years of experience working in the people development and sports industry. My personal motto is, "treat people like people, how can I improve your quality of life. " And I try to live by this simple guiding principle each day. Supporting others achieve their goals brings me great satisfaction and I believe they too deserve the same. 

Register, attend and win!

Attend and win!

Register and attend this year’s Hui to be in to WIN a Wilson racket at each of the three venues $450 rrp.  A racket will be awarded at each venue.

Do you need to travel to join us?

Travel subsidies are available for club and coaches attending together.

  • $120 carpool petrol contribution for those traveling from more than 100km
  • $220 flight subsidy for 1 coach and 1 delegate traveling 300+km