Welcome to Nelson Bays Tennis Association


Nelson Bays Tennis Association is a not for profit sporting organisation,and has responsibility for the promotion, development and administration of tennis in the Nelson Bays Region, incorporating its 13 affiliated clubs.  

We are delighted to announce that Nelson Building Society, NBS, is the new principal sponsor of Nelson Bays Tennis.  We thank Nelson Building Society for their support and look forward to building a strong and mutually beneficial relationship.  They are our principal association sponsor and senior and junior interclub sponsor. We also acknowledge our key support sponsors; the Nelson Mail, media and communications, Hothouse Design, specialists in design, branding and marketing, Wilson, outstanding tennis balls and equipment. 

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Fun at Tennis Hot Shots Community Play sessions

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The Nelson KIA Senior Open showcases the cream of Nelson tennis.
Nelson KIA supported this year’s senior tennis open as the principal sponsor’s on a warm and windy weekend typical for this time of the year.  The conditions may have posed an extra challenge to the players but certainly didn’t mar the quality of tennis produced over the weekend by both competitive and social players.
The men’s competitive field was especially strong with the number one seed, Simon Phillips (Nelson Lawns) feeding through fairly effortlessly to the semi-finals only to face a strong challenge from David Averill (3rd seed, Nelson Lawns), spectators were offered a marathon match with Phillips eventually edging Averill out to win 7-6(3), 7-5.   Averill then went on to play Melle Van Duijn (4th seed, Tasman Tennis Club) in a play-off for third place. Each game was closely contested producing perhaps the longest match of the tournament.  Van Duijn’s tenacity came to the fore in the final set, winning 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.  Rising young player, Oscar Symonds (Tasman Tennis Club) had a particularly good tournament showing excellent form and spirt to take him to a win in the Men’s Consolation Plate beating Andy Stanger (Tasman) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1 in the final.  The combination of Averill and Phillips proved to be lethal in the men’s doubles conceding only 7 games on the road to winning the final 6-1, 6-3 against Henry Neas (Nelson) and Melle Van Duijn (Tasman).
The women’s competitive competition hosted a young field of players.  Hannah Waine (Tasman) showed form throughout winning the singles title.  The Hurst sisters, Amy and Sophie (Golden Bay Tennis Club) faced each other in the final of the women’s doubles, with the more experienced combination of Hannah Waine and Amy Hurst overcoming Sophie Hurst and Monique Hore to win 6-1, 6-1.
Both the mixed socials doubles and women’s social doubles produced hard fought evenly matched games, with lots of time on court. Tania Smith (Tasman) and her daughter Haley Smith (Tasman)were an unbeatable combination winning the Women’s Social Doubles title.  Smith continued her winning trend in the Mixed Social Doubles with Glen Johnson (Tahuna) to win the title without the loss of a set.
Simon Phillips - Winner Mens Singles (Left - Glen Johnson, president, Right - Matt Enright, Nelson KIA) Henry Neas - Runner up Mens Singles.
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Well done to our fabulous junior rep players

Hutt Valley 13/14th September. Combined Nel/Marlb V Canterbury 11th/12th October & Malcolm Sheild 19th October 2014

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