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 14 New Zealand Secondary School Titles over the last 10 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 player Kairangi Vano all developed their tennis and represented the college at Saint Kentigern
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.
Gilles Du Guoy: From France Gilles has a wealth of tennis experience and sport experience in general from working for the Sports Ministry of Taihiti.Currently he is Davis Cup Captain for Pacific Oceania, has played Davis Cup previously , and been National Coach of Taihiti.
Individual and small group coaching is available for any players and can be arranged privately with the tennis coaches.