Jeff Simpson

Jeff is a former tennis professional reaching a career high ATP world ranking of 65 in 1975. Jeff won 9 international tour tournaments during his career and was nominated for the ATP top comeback player award in 1982. Jeff was the longest serving Davis Cup Captain in NZ history at 16 years, Fed Cup Captain for 5 years and individually coached Ivan Lendl (when world no.1), Chris Lewis, Kelly Evernden, Brett Steven and Belinda Cordwell.

Jeff led New Zealand to two Olympic Games in 1988 and 1996 and spent ten years as New Zealand Director of Coaching and Player Development from 1990-2000. Jeff has been Head Coach at Tennis Northern since 2000, overseeing coaching programmes run at the regional centre from grassroots through to the elite junior level.


Nick Jacques

Nick now resides in Auckland, New Zealand. A development coach, who specializes in helping young children on a performance tennis pathway. He has worked in Talent Identification for both the LTA and Wimbledon, and currently works as the Community and Participation Coordinator for Tennis Auckland and Tennis Northern.

Nick is now a regular part of the Tennis NZ coach development team running ITF Level 1 and Level 2 courses. Committed to helping kids become “comfortable in their own skin” the child’s competence and confidence is very important to his CAP Philosophy.

Vicky Wild


 Vicky is a qualified ITF level 1 tennis coach. She has over 15 years of tennis coaching   experience, in which she has been coach at Dallington Tennis Club in the UK and   developed a fully inclusive tennis coaching program as head coach at Ngataringa.  

 Voted 'Coach of the year' in 2010, Vicky brings a wealth of experience to our TNR   coaching team.  With her UK Development Coach Award qualification, she also has a   degree in Physical Education and Sports Science from Loughborough University.


Coach Contacts

Jeff Simpson       E-mail:


Jarrod Feast                      Ph: 021 0265 2531         E-mail:


Vicky Wild                      Ph: 027 630 5960         E-mail:


Zhanna Gonzur               Ph: 021 029 80126      E-mail:


Alvaro Fuente                Ph: 0211464732           E-mail:


Lucie Jelinska                Ph: 0220207108          E-mail:


Nick Jacques                 Ph: 0224112575           E-mail: