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.

Kevin Ma

National Chinese Programme

Kevin’s focus is to promote Tennis sports to children and adults among Asian communities. Through the programme of Hot Shots, Kevin’s mission is to attract more Asian Children to love tennis, and nurture a spirit.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Celene Schneider

Programme Coach

Celene is programe coach for the Hot Shots/Adults and under 11 academy programes at Albany Tennis Park. She is also working towards her JDC (Level 1 ITF) mentored by Tennis Northern Manager Nick Jacques.

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).