16th April 2018
TennisPlus Coaching provides tennis coaching to all ages looking at playing tennis socially, competitively or to upgrade skills. Tennis Plus also provides programmes for Primary Schools within in the Otago region and conveniently has restringing services for both tennis and squash racquets at the Edgar Centre.
One of the goals of our more “serious” players is to be selected for the Southern age group teams which play against the other 5 regions; Auckland, Northern, Waikato Bays, Central and Canterbury. This is played every year in various locations around New Zealand. Ella Richardson (12 Girls), Pippa Sherriff (14 Girls) and Mya Haigh (12 Girls) are three TennisPlus students working towards this goal for January 2019. Pippa has been chosen for the Southern team in the past but it will be Mya and Ella's first serious attempt at being selected for the 12 girls’ team.
The Edgar Centre has also been used once per month over the past year to run our S.E.T tennis camps. Southern Extreme Tennis was created to bring together committed tennis players from Otago, North Otago and Southland to train together and the Edgar Centre is the only stadium in the Southern area with enough covered courts to give us guaranteed tennis year round - especially for the players travelling from outside Otago.
It would not be possible to run our programmes without using the great facilities that the Edgar Centre has to offer. Thank you very much to all the staff at the Edgar Centre for doing all the work it takes to keep such a large stadium running so we can enjoy the many benefits it has to offer.