Saint Kentigern College offers students specialised tennis programmes combined with mainstream academic study.

Full academic year and short course programmes are available.

Classes are built into the College timetable and students who are selected forgo an option to attend these classes. The programme focusses on skill development, tactical awareness, strength and conditioning, mental awareness and general well-being.

Our programme offers top level coaching and competition play in tennis. An entry criteria is required for those wishing to enrol. This programme is selective, ensuring dedicated coaching and providing pathways for athletes on leaving the college.

Our high performance programmes focus on individual player development, channelling energy towards sporting success while ensuring that balance is achieved within an academic programme.

All national students follow NCEA academic programmes, IB if required, to enable to continue into tertiary education on leaving secondary school.

Tennis Code Head– Gilles De Gouy (

This wonderful opportunity in both sport and academics allowing students to access highly sort after USA sports scholarships. Academic programmes are implemented for the individual allowing easy transfer into the USA college system .For those interested in this pathway assistance is provide for entry into the USA with:

  • SAT
  • CV
  • Video Footage 
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • College Contacts  

Academic Year

For our international students the NZ academic year runs from the beginning of February each year until graduation in early December. Vacations occur in April (2 weeks), July (3 weeks) and September (2 weeks).In New Zealand the seasons are reversed from those of the Northern Hemisphere and occur as follows:

  • Summer: January - March
  • Autumn: April - June
  • Winter: July - September
  • Spring: October - December

Tennis Academy Scholarships

Andrew Turner - Eransville University, Indiana

Nick Turner - Eransville University, Indiana

Matthew Simpson - Arkansas University

Sam Gould - University of California Irvine, Newport Beach California

Victor Klintacharov - Rockhurst University, Kansas

Jamie Eccleton - Troy University, Alabama

Stefan Williamson - University of Texas, Arlington 

Ari Davis - Rollins College, Florida

Carli Davis - Rollins College, Florida

Connor Smith - University of Pikeville, Kentucky

Boris Peshev - University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois 

Ryan Henderson - Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Mac Dalton - Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina

Yoanna Peshev - Palm Beach Atlantic University, Miami

Rachel Swindell - Eastern Washington University, Washington

Edi Stoica - Wichita State University, Kansas

Lucia Young - Bluefield State College, West Virginia

Paige Hourigan - Georgia Tech University, Atlanta

Kelly Drew - University of Louisiana, Lafayette

Andrew Bokai Qi - Carlton University, Northfield, Minnesota

Trent Smith - Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

Rosie Cheng - William and Mary University , Atlanta , Georgia

Shaylee Syme - Hillsborough Community College , Tampa , Florida

Caitlin Ward - Western Carolina, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Alysha Nowacki  - Washburn, Topeka, Kansas

Mathew Mulyadi - Davis and Elkin , Elkins, West Virginia


Golf Scholarships

Joanna Kim - California State University, Fresno, California

Ross Valentine - San Jose State University, San Francisco

Natasha Krishna - University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Scott Mc Alpine - Georgia Tech University, Atlanta

Stewart Gray - Long Island University, New York

Oscar Sachs -  California State University, Northridge, California

Kyle Maihi - Long Island University, New York

Jamie Bellingham - Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa

Karan Nalam - Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida