Junior Coaching

Junior Coaching at PLTC

We provide a variety of tennis opportunities for junior players of all standards, from those starting out to elite tournament level players. We currently have a number of highly ranked junior players. Junior members can progress to play in adult competitions when they reach the appropriate standard. There are a large number of junior members playing throughout the grades.

Junior coaching is held on Saturday mornings from 9:00 - 10:30am (5 - 9 years old), and from 10.30am -12:00pm (10 - 18 years old).  If it is raining, indoor classes are held in the clubrooms. Groups are structured according to player ability, from beginner through to advanced.

​​​​​​​Early Morning Coaching

Eight-week coaching courses are also available in August and September for juniors aged between 5 and 18 years old. These courses are scheduled as follows:

Saturdays 9:00 to 10:00am on August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and Sept. 7, 14, 21

Sundays 9:00 to 10:00am on August 4, 11, 18, 25, and Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22

Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:00am on July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, and Sept. 3, 10, 17

The Tuesday sessions are designed for junior players from 10 to 18 years old who already have some experience at tennis. This is an ideal way to fast track improvement for inter-school and interclub competitions.

Cost for each course: $250 for 8 weeks 

For all junior coaching enquiries, contact Goran on 021 167 7460 or email [email protected].

Junior Coach - Goran Marsic

Goran has been a coach at Parnell for many years and is a NZPTCA (Level 2) / TCNZ (Competiton coach) qualified professional coach. Goran works with the juniors on Saturday mornings and Sundays.  He also runs an 8-week course for beginners during the term as well as School Holiday tennis clinics.  If juniors want further coaching, he is available for private lessons by arrangement.  Contact Goran on 021 167 7460 or email [email protected].

School Holiday Tennis Clinics

PLTC holds an exciting school holiday programme for juniors who are keen to improve their tennis. We endeavor to structure groups according to player ability from beginner to advanced standards. There are morning and afternoon clinics or a full day clinic  Coaching is held rain or shine. These holiday clinics are suitable for ages 5 - 18 years old.

Programme activities

  • stroke analysis and correction
  • fitness and exercise
  • match tactics
  • sportmanship
  • practice drills
  • tournament for competitive players
  • fun games

Holiday Clinic Schedules

July 2024
  Week One:  (Monday ~ Friday, July 8 ~ July 12)
  Week Two:  (Monday ~ Friday, July 15 ~ July 19)
  Week Three:  (Monday ~ Friday, July 22 ~ July 26)

Holiday Clinic Costs

Morning only (9:00am to 12:00 noon): $250 per week or $55 per day
Afternoon only (12:00 noon to 3:00pm): $250 per week or $55 per day
Full day (9:00am to 3:00pm): $460 per week or $100 per day

Payment on arrival please.

All enquiries to Goran on 021 167 7460 or email [email protected].

Una Misic - a Parnell Junior Success Story

Parnell born and raised, current women's Club Champion Una Misic (13) displayed all of her exceptional skills at the New Zealand National 16 and under Junior Championship (16U) in Christchurch recently, winning both the singles & doubles titles - a remarkable accomplishment given her age.  

In an interesting piece of trivia, her mum (and Parnell club coach) Gorana Marsic won the same 16U NZ Singles National title in 1997-98.  Mum and daughter's names on the same trophy 26 years apart!

We look forward with interest to seeing what Una can accomplish in the years ahead!