Saint Kentigern tennis competition and programmes at the College are very comprehensive catering for both high achieving tennis players and those wishing to represent the college on Saturday mornings in a team environment. The college offers fantastic tennis facilities, with 8 lit hard courts and 2 covered astro grass courts. We are very proud of our Premier Teams record at the NZ Championships, with these teams having won 20 New Zealand Secondary School Titles over the last 15 years in all 3 divisions, boys, girls and the mixed competition.
Our students have gained many individual NZ tennis titles and have represented NZ in different age groups. Many of these players accept offers to attend U.S.A. universities on tennis scholarships on leaving the college. Over the past years 20 students have taken up this opportunity. Current NZ Davis Cup players Rubin Statham and Marcus Daniel , along with former Davis Cup representatives Mathew Simpson and Oliver Statham and Fed Cup players Kairangi Vano and Paige Hourigan all developed their tennis and represented the college at Saint Kentigern
Saturday Auckland Secondary Schools Tennis
All students, regardless of ability, have the opportunity to play and represent the college on Saturday mornings in the Auckland Secondary Schools Competition.
Players are selected into teams after trials and play Saturday mornings against differing secondary schools throughout the Auckland region.
There are 2 grades, Juniors years 9 and 10, and Seniors years 11, 12 and 13. All teams receive coaching in term 1 in which the competitions are played.
Peter Langsford. Former professional player, Davis Cup Squad member, Tennis NZ National Junior Coach 1991- 1999,Tennis NZ Fed Cup Captain 1994-1999, Tennis NZ Advisory Council 1992-1999, N.Z International Club Board member, Founding Board member Counties Manukau Sport. Peter has extensive international playing and coaching experience He was instrumental in setting up the tennis programmes in 2000 and developing them over the years into the successful programmes they are today.
Rudi Statkus: From Latvia Rudi brings international experience from a junior playing career in Europe and an extensive coaching background from Latvia’s largest tennis centres and national junior programmes.