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

(09) 414 5530


09 414 5530 Ext: 706

Tennis Programmes – Nick Jacques

nick@tennisnorthern.co.nz Ext: 702

Cafe / Catering – Patricia Dalcuque

cafe@tennisnorthern.co.nz Ext: 713

Court Booking / Shop – Aidan McDougall

serviceline@xtra.co.nz Ext: 704

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.

Nick Jacques

Tennis Manager

Nick is the Tennis Manager for Tennis Northern where he is responsible for managing the coaching team and the after school, mini academy and adult programmes. Nick also provides individual coaching for juniors who are looking for a competitive pathway.

Vicky Wild

Programme Coach

Vicky coaches on our Afterschool, Cardio Tennis, and Skills & Drills programme alongside private lessons. She coached in the UK and moved to NZ in 2004, where she has both coached and competed at a number of clubs on the North Shore.

Jon Speed

Resident Coach

Jon is currently undergoing the Level One ITF qualification in New Zealand. He has coached at a number of clubs around Auckland.

Zhanna Gonzur

Resident Coach

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

Chris Dunne

Programme Coach

Chris completed his Junior Development Course, under the tutelage of Nick Jacques in 2019. Chris enjoys teaching all beginners, intermediate and more skilled players in their journey in tennis.

Ben Muller

Ben Muller

Programme Coach

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

Tim Ng

Programme Coach

Tim will be mentored by Nick Jacques the Tennis Manager and will be working in all programmes with a focus on the under 12 age group in both the Mini Academy and futures programme.

Jake Thompson

Programme 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).