321 Oteha Valley Road,
PO Box 300 141
Albany, Auckland 0752

(09) 414 5530


09 414 5530 Ext: 2

Cafe / Catering – Patricia Dalcuque

09 414 5530 Ext: 6

Court Booking / Pro Shop

09 414 5530 Ext: 1

Coaching Team

Jeff Simpson

Academy Director

Dubbed the ‘Godfather of NZ Tennis’ Jeff has been involved at Tennis Northern since 2000, overseeing coaching programmes run at the regional centre from grassroots through to the elite junior level.

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Gayle Vaughan

Tennis Manager

Gayle moved from the UK to NZ in 2016 and has held a range of coaching and tennis development roles, including National Participation Programmes Manager and Coach Development Manager at Tennis NZ. Gayle now runs the hotshot and mini academy programs here at Albany Tennis Park.


Jon Speed

Academy & Program Coach

Jon has completed his ITF Level 1 qualification and is currently doing his ITF Level 2 (Club Pro). He coaches Futures, Academy, Flyers, Hot Shots and Tennis Xpress groups, as well as private coaching for adults and competitive juniors.

Zhanna Gonzur

Program Coach

Zhanna coaches on our Afterschool Hot Shot Tennis Programs, Cardio and Tennis Xpress (adult beginners program).

Tim Ng

Academy & Program Coach

Tim will be working in all programmes with a focus on the under 12 age group in both the Mini Academy and futures programme.

Vicky Wild

Program Coach

Vicky coaches in our Hot Shots, Cardio Tennis, and Skills & Drills programmes alongside private lessons. She started coaching in the UK and moved to NZ in 2004, where she has coached and competed at several clubs across Auckland.

Ben Muller

Ben Muller

Academy Coach

Ben is currently working alongside Jeff Simpson as the academy coach. He is also working towards his JDC (Level 1 ITF)


John Pang

Program Coach

John is passionate about the sport of tennis and takes the lead in organising junior training programs, social play and tournaments. With his ITF Level 1 qualification, John is a program coach at Albany Tennis Park and at Forrest Hill Tennis Centre.

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Jake Thompson

Program Coach

Jake is currently coaching the Hot Shots/Adults and academy programes at Albany Tennis Park. He is also working towards gaining his JDC (Level 1 ITF).


Joel Ligaliga

Program Coach

Joel enjoys teaching, and this combined with his passion for tennis has led him to coaching. Currently doing his ITF Level 1, he is a program coach at Alban Tennis Park and Forrest Hill Tennis Centre, as well as doing private sessions.


Stella Cliffe

Academy Coach

Having played nationally and internationally, Stella received a scholarship to Eastern Illinois University in the US to play Div 1 Tennis. Back in NZ, she has played Caro Bowl and Chelsea Cup. At TNR she is an assistant academy coach under Jeff Simpson.

Keith Burnet

Keith Burnet

Program Coach

Passionate about Tennis, Keith is getting involved in all aspects of the sport. Currently doing his ITF Level 1, he coaches at Albany and local clubs. He also runs Regional tournaments for TNR.

Adrian Pejcic

Program Coach

Currently doing his ITF Level 1, Adrian is a Program Coach for both juniors and adults at Albany Tennis Park.

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Isabella Pejcic

Coaching Assistant

Isabella has her Coaching Assistant qualification and is looking to complete her Junior Development Coach qualification next year. Isabella has worked alongside coaches at a range of clubs across the North Shore since 2017, including Browns Bay Racquets Club, Mairangi Bay Tennis Club, Forrest Hill Tennis Centre and here at Albany Tennis Park.