Clubs/Associates

Tennis Otago have a number of Clubs and Associates which are affiliated to it.

Our Clubs pride themselves on having a supportive and enjoyable culture, and offer a range of memberships to suit your needs.

Clubs generally offer two types of memberships: Competitive Affiliation and Social Affiliation. The difference is normally in price, and that being competitively affiliated enables players to play in Tournaments as well as Interclub grades.

Some clubs also specalise in particular age-groups, while others cater for a range of ages. Check out our member clubs below for more information. We also have associates which cater for particular ages, the Otago Seniors/Vets (35+) and the Otago University Tennis Association (Tertiary students). These organisations information is at the bottom of the page.

Member Clubs

Balmacewen

About the club/Philosophy: Established in 1904, situated in the beautiful setting of the Otago Golf Club, Balmacewen Road. The club has two hard courts and three artificial grass courts.  The artificial grass was newly laid in late 2015.

What Competitions do your Club teams compete in? A whole range! In the 2015/16 season we had 15 junior and senior teams in the local competition.

What memberships does your club have available? The club has a range of memberships: Adult (Interclub and Social), Student (Interclub), Junior (Premium including Interclub, Basic incluindg Interclub, Social). Additional offers include: country discount, coaching, ball machine, gate key, membership to the Otago Golf Club. 

What regular weekly/monthly club events do you have? We have a strong youth and adult social tennis group and play all year round on a Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening (at the Edgar Centre during the winter evenings and if wet on Sundays). Courts may be used by members at any time. Junior coaching during term four and term one on Friday afternoons and social tennis for juniors which follows on from the lessons. Adult group lessons are also on Friday evening with individual lessons being offered at times to suit.

Location: Otago Golf Club, 125 Balmacewen Road, Dunedin.

Number of courts/type of surface: 

Website: http://www.balmactennis.co.nz.

Contact: Sarah Stevenson, info@balmactennis.co.nz, 464 0378 or 027 437 4860.

 

Cosy Dell

About the club/Philosophy: Established 1912. Cater for Seniors, Vet’s.

What do you think is a key strong point/point of difference of your club? The Club provides a good strong family atmosphere.

What Competitions do your Club teams compete in? Senior Men, Mixed Grade, Combine Doubles.

What memberships does your club have available and what is offered within these memberships? And/or what regular weekly/monthly club events do you have? Membership : 76. The Club Offers: Club competition against other clubs, Club days Saturday and Sundays (Sundays after competition begins), the Club is opened all year round from season to season, Tuesday and Thursday morning, organised tennis, Tennis fun days through the winter months, Club champs Ladies and Men Singles, Doubles, and Mixed doubles, Hargreaves Cup  (Mixed Doubles).

Location/Address1 Kyle Street Dunedin (off the top of Regent Street).

Number of courts/type of surface: 4 courts. All weather synthetic grass.

Contact: Ian Moore 476 1200, ideemoore@vodafone.co.nz.

 

Eastern Harbour

Being updated soon…

Location: Bayfield Park, Bayfield High School, Andersons Bay, Dunedin.

Website: http://www.sportsground.co.nz/easternharbourtennis

Facebook name: Eastern Harbour Tennis Club.

Contact: Phil Mirfin, easternharbourtennis@gmail.com, 454 4902.

 

Green Island

About the club: The club was established in 1885 and incorporated in 1952.

What do you think is a key strong point/point of difference of your club? The club is a family orientated club and encourages seniors, veterans and parents to join in club tournaments with junior players. The club also has a pavilion.

What Competitions do your Club teams compete in? Both Senior and Junior Interclub.

What memberships does your club have available and what is offered within these memberships? The club has Junior and Senior memberships of social and competitive type. Learners are shown the basics and when having good hand-eye co-ordination  are encouraged to join in the Otago Tennis Junior Interclub competitions and tournaments.   Senior players are given the opportunity to use the courts for practice and encouraged to play in the Otago Tennis Senior Interclub competition and tournaments. Social tennis is played on a Tuesday morning all year round and open to players of all ages and abilities, i.e.  shift workers, veterans, women and men.

Location/Address: 181 Main South Road, Dunedin.

Number of courts/type of surface: Four courts, asphalt surface.

Contact: Elizabeth Gray, 488 3767, ftcegray@gmail.com.

 

John McGlashan College

Being updated soon…

Location: John McGlashan College, 2 Pilkington St, Maori Hill, Dunedin.

Contact: Angela Button, angela.button@mcglashan.school.nz, 027 616 9465.

 

Mornington/Roslyn

About the club/Philosophy: The Mornington/Roslyn Lawn Tennis Club, established in 1938, is a family-oriented club which aims to promote tennis and provide a friendly, relaxed environment with an emphasis on fun. Our objective is to actively engage the community and promote tennis at both social and competitive levels. We have on board a New Zealand/internationally qualified coach, who has helped build a strong, competitive junior section and assists with the Hot Shots programme (designed for primary-school-aged children keen to learn the basics of tennis). We cater for junior and senior players who wish to participate in competitions offered by Tennis Otago, as well as social players of all ages and abilities.  We value a sense of fair play, sportsmanship and competitiveness in an environment that encourages development and growth as well as fun and social interaction.

What do you think is a key strong point/point of difference of your club? Three hard courts (recently resurfaced), and plan for a fourth (subject to funds). Ultimate aim is to have all four courts surfaced with Plexipave, an international hard court surface. We are also one of the few local clubs with a ball machine.

What Competitions do your Club teams compete in? Usually in Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s (when it is running), Mixed, and Junior Competitions.

What memberships does your club have available and what is offered within these memberships?  We have several types of membership available, as listed, and a corresponding range of very reasonable fees. Memberships are: Senior Competitive or Social; Junior Competitive, Social 12-18 years or Junior Social under 12; family concessions.  Financial members can participate in the regular club events listed below.

Regular Club Events:

Social tennis from 6-8pm on Mondays and Wednesdays in the summer, and Saturday afternoons from 1-3pm in the winter. Saturday afternoon sessions open to all comers as from this year.  (Cost: $3 ball money.)

Social tennis midweek throughout the year — from 1-3pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and combining with the Green Island Club on Tuesdays from 9.30-11.30am.

Hot Shots Community Play for beginning tennis players (children) on Thursdays from 5-6pm.

Annual: club championships (singles) for both juniors and seniors, and handicap doubles tournament.

Monthly social fun nights and BBQs for juniors and parents during the season.

Location/Address: 11 Meadow Street, Mornington (behind Mornington Park)

Facebook page name: Mornington Roslyn Lawn Tennis Club

Contact: Sue Morey, morey@xtra.co.nz, 4764035 or 0211501778.

 

Otago Boys High School

Being updated soon…

Location: Otago Boys High School, 2 Arthur St, Dunedin.

Contact: Andrew Swan, andrew.swan@obhs.school.nz, 477 5527.

 

St Clair

About the club: The club was established technically in 1912, along the way St Clair was established from Aotea (Union), St Kilda (Union) and St Clair (Association).

What Competitions do your Club teams compete in? Mainly just Senior Interclub.

What memberships does your club have available and what is offered within these memberships? The club has Junior and Senior memberships. Cost for the coming season to be confirmed. Regular Tennis practices are held on Tuesday for Seniors, and Thursday for Juniors (subject to numbers).

Location: Victoria Road, St Clair, Dunedin.

Number of courts/type: 5 hard courts.

Contact: Gary Smyth, gajs@ihug.co.nz, 487 6397.

 

Taieri

Being updated soon…

Location: 10A Wickliffe Street, Mosgiel.

Website: www.taieritennis.co.nz

Contact: Carole Stewart (Club Secretary), admin@taieritennis.co.nz

 

Official Associate Member

Otago Seniors

Mission: To foster, control and develop Seniors’ Tennis in Otago.

What Competitions do your affiliates compete in? Wednesday night Twilight Tennis (October – April).

What memberships does your club have available and what is offered within these memberships? And/or what regular weekly/monthly club events do you have? Membership $15 if a member of a club. $45 if not a member of a club.

Location: 33 Logan Park Drive, North Dunedin.

Website/more information: Tennis Otago website.

Contacts: Keith Towns, 473 0101, ektowns@ihug.co.nz, and Ian Moore 476 1200, ideemoore@vodafone.co.nz.

 

Unofficial Associate

Otago University Tennis Association (OUTA)

About the club/Philosophy: Established in 2015. The purpose of this was to cater for the University as well as the Polytechnic students with socials and competitive tennis. We aim to also promote tennis through our various events as well as provide a platform for the students to socialise. We cater for players of all ability.

What do you think is a key strong point of your association? We are a student led organisation that hold various social and competitive events which allows us to cater for players of all abilities to a high standard.

What memberships does your club have available and what is offered within these memberships? And/or what regular weekly/monthly club events do you have? It is free to be a member of OUTA as long as you are and University or Polytechnic student. We have fortnightly social tennis on Fridays which is free to attend where tennis rackets and balls are provided. We will also have our inaugural tournament and start our coaching programme this year.

Location/Address: 33 Logan Park Drive, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016.

Facebook page name: Otago University Tennis Assocation

Facebook group name: Otago University Tennis Association

Contact: Shivam Kalhan, otagouniversitytennis@gmail.com, 02102403405.