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Academy Tennis

Saint Kentigern College has first-class facilities for tennis coaching and play. Coaching occurs in small, well-matched groups allowing maximum individual focus.

The programme includes

  • 16 hours of tennis per week including coaching, match play and sports science.
  • Individual and group coaching by professionally qualified instructors.
  • Physical training programmes.
  • Opportunity to represent the College in Auckland secondary school competition.
  • Opportunity to represent a club in the Auckland region.
  • Access to all academic and sporting facilities at Saint Kentigern College.
  • Highly qualified, coaching staff.

Tennis Coach: Gilles de Gouy

  • On Tour Coach & Sparring Partner (Artem Sitak, ATP # 74 Men’s Doubles Player), Rome, Roland Garros, Queens, Wimbledon…, 2019
  • Captain of Women’s Pacific-Oceania Fed Cup team (Asia World Group II), 2020, 2019 & 2018
  • Junior ITF & OTF Tour Coach in Oceania, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, U.S.A 2017-today
  • Junior tennis tournament circuits (inc. St Kent’s players) to France, Tahiti & Asia, 2015-today
  • Coach & sparring partner of WTA Tour Player, Elena Bovina (3 years top 20 WTA), 2009-2011
  • Davis Cup Player (Pacific-Oceania) 2013 & 2014 & Captain (Pacific-Oceania), 2015 & 2016
  • Assistant Coach at Saint Kentigern College, Auckland, New Zealand 2019-2020 & 2014-2016
  • Tennis Director, Tennis Plus, Ngataringa Tennis Club, Auckland, New Zealand, 2011-today
  • Competition Manager for the Under 17’s FIFA World Cup Qualifications (NZ), April 2009
  • Physical Education Teacher (1300+ pupil school with 12 sports disciplines), Tahiti, 2006-2009
  • National Tennis Coach (Tahitian Tennis Federation), 1999-2009
  • Head of National Development, National Coach Trainer, National Coach and concurrently National Technical Director of the Tahitian Tennis Federation, 2003-2007     
  • Ministerial Counsel to the Tahitian Sports Minister, 2000-2003   
  • Masters’ in International Marketing from Ecole Superieure de Commerce, Lille, France, 1995
  • L2 Theory of Brevet d’Etat Educateur Sportif - National Sports Trainer Diploma from the FFT (French National Tennis Federation, Paris, France), 2009 & Level 1 in 1995
  • Tennis Psychological Preparation Degree (FTT, France), 1998
  • Active player in NZ Caro Bowl, Chelsea Cup, ITF Seniors & Open Men’s events, 1998- Current

Programme Fees

For more information regarding the cost of the programmes, please contact:
NZ Contact:  gilles.degouy@saintkentigern.com