We are located at 50 Dunkirk Rd., Panmure, on Mt. Wellington War Memorial Reserve, next to Marist Rugby. A beautiful location with great views of Tamaki River.

All playing surfaces have recently been resurfaced with artificial turf. We have 5 Tennis courts, 2 full size Futsal pitches, 4 Pop Tennis courts (the only ones in New Zealand!!), 1 Netball practice area and a multi-use leisure court. All sport areas have new floodlights. There is also a well-equipped clubhouse with Table Tennis and other indoor activities.

The club has made a comprehensive change, from being just a Tennis club, we are now a multi-sport facility, focusing on family and community. The decision to include a variety of other sports received considerable support from Auckland Council and the Maungakiekie Local Board. A significant AC facility Partnership Grant, plus grants from other funding agencies, paid for all the upgrade work costing in excess of $350,000.

We have various membership categories (please see the "Registration" section) and hire options (please see the "Venue Hire" section).

The club offers coaching programmes and opportunities for competition in Futsal, Tennis and Pop Tennis, and is always looking to introduce new activities.

We are an Incorporated Body, the club year is from 1st of October to 30th of September. Elections are held at the AGM in September.

The below video about Riverside Sports (then Mount Wellington Tennis Club) was made by Neil Coventry, Sports Partnerships Project Manager at Auckland Council.
The video looks at the outcomes and reasoning for the decisions made during the facilities redevelopment , lessons learned along the way, and advice to other clubs interested in following a similar path.

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RIVERSIDE SPORTS NEWS

CURRENT NEWS: Nov 2019

2019-2020 season commenced Oct 01
Memberships to be renewed asap.
See new fees further down.

Club has a series of 4x adverts in the East and Bays Courier.
Nov 13 edition will carry an editorial in the Lifestyle and
Leisure section. Nov 06 advert was elevated to page 3 because space was not sold. Alistair has an A-4 with 4x tear-off adverts for letter-box, notice board etc.

Beginner coaching: (see opposite)
Remaining 6-weeks of T4 for $48.
Turn-up or register via this website.
Payment to 38-9000-0925223-01. Endorse "T4 Tennis"

Sommerville Special School are resuming regular use of Riverside facilities (after almost 2-year break).

East City Futsal Competition
WEEK 1 - 22 Oct (Completed)
4:30 PM 1
BBAFC Yellow 5 x 4 Riverside Sports
5:00 PM 1 Footloose x Juventus Juniors
5:30 PM 1 Futsaleros x Southend Harriers

WEEK 2 29 Oct (Completed)
4:30 PM 1 Footloose x Futsaleros
5:00 PM 1 Juventus Juniors x BBAFC Yellow
5:30 PM 1 Riverside Sports
4 x 6 Southend Harriers

WEEK 3 05 Nov (Completed)
4:30 PM 1 Footloose x BBAFC Yellow
5:00 PM 1 Riverside Sports
5 x 6 Futsaleros
5:30 PM 1 Southend Harriers x Juventus Juniors

WEEK 4 12 Nov
4:30 PM 1 Riverside Sports x Juventus Juniors
5:00 PM 1 Footloose x Southend Harriers
5:30 PM 1 Futsaleros x BBAFC Yellow

WEEK 5 19 Nov
4:30 PM 1 Futsaleros x Juventus Juniors
5:00 PM 1 Riverside Sports x Footloose
5:30 PM 1 BBAFC Yellow x Southend Harriers




More information in our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/413237668868398/


POP TENNIS IN THE HALBERG GAMES 2018

Riverside has an interest in engaging with disability sport groups.. eg, Neville Pegg and Peppe Sasso conducted Pop Tennis sessions in the 2018 Halberg Junior Games. A big group of disabled children participated and enjoyed the activities under the sun.

DETAILS OF ACTIVITIES FOR TERM 4, 2019

MIDWEEK SOCIAL TENNIS AND POP TENNIS 
WHAT: Tennis, Pop Tennis, Futsal.
We also have Basketball and Netball practice goals.
WHO: Players of all levels.
WHEN: Wednesdays from 6.00 PM onward through the Summer terms.
COST: Free for club members, $10 for guests (to be paid in cash before the session, limited to 2 visits).

JUNIOR TENNIS COACHING:  
Beginner Group Coaching
Saturday mornings  9.00am

9.00am Red Group (absolute beginners say 5-8)
10.00am Orange Group (absolute beginners say 9+)
11.00am Green group (can rally forehand/backhand)




SOCIAL TENNIS AND POP TENNIS 
WHAT:Tennis and Pop Tennis fun games.
WHO: Players of all levels.
WHEN: To be advised
COST:Free for club members, $10 for guests (to be paid in cash before the session, limited to 2 visits).  

SUNDAY JUNIOR FUTSAL LESSONS
WHAT - Junior Futsal coaching programs.
Groups according to age and skills.
WHO - Girls and boys born between 2004 - 2015.
WHEN - Lessons on Sundays 9.00am to 10:30am
(Advanced players 10:30 AM to 12 PM,.. to be confirmed)
First session Term 4: October 20.
COST per Term: $45(1st) $40 (2nd), $30 (3rd+)

FUTSAL REGISTRATION - Fees to be deposited in the club account, Kiwibank 38-9000-0925223-01. Please enter your name under details and "Futsal Term 4" as reference.  

SUNDAY SOCIAL FUTSAL 
WHAT - Futsal fun games.
WHO - Teenagers (13+), men and woman of all levels.
WHEN -  Sundays from 10:30 AM to 12 PM through the term.
COST - Free for club members, $10 for guests (to be paid in cash before the session, limited to 2 visits, from the third visit the person should become a member). 

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PoP TENNIS - FIRST IN NEW ZEALAND


The court is smaller, net lower and the Pop Tennis racket is far easier to use than a strung tennis racket. Rules and scoring are similar to regular tennis. Serving is underhand.

Pop Tennis is a very popular sport in the United States, where it is officially regarded as "tennis", being approved and supported by the USTA. See the website http://poptennis.com/
Other countries are now  introducing Pop Tennis into tennis clubs,  as an easy-to-learn-to-play option for beginners, as a means of developing skills for the larger court.
Many web videos show Pop played as a Doubles game, but Pop is equally a Singles game -see a video below of a pro-level match.



The video below features USTA coach Vahe Assadourian (currently coaches USTA professional players Sam Querry and Steve Johnson) at Riverside Sports January 2019 where he ran a brief clinic to explain why he values Pop Tennis as a tool for teaching Tennis skills - at all levels.

The left video below is from Vahe's website, showing a 10yo prodigy junior volleying. The right video shows two juniors (look about 10yo) playing doubles with against adults.

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TENNIS - A SPORT FOR ALL THE FAMILY

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Riverside Sports has 5 artificial grass courts. All courts have floodlights controlled by pay-as-you-go meters. We run organised social activities for all ages and levels of play.
Riverside Sports has identified Pop Tennis as a ideal introduction to regular tennis - see Pop Tennis section.
The Club is affiliated to Tennis Auckland and participate in inter-club competitions.

Seniors can have a key to the courts, allowing access at all times.

COACHING: Group and individual coaching, for all ages and abilities is available:
Ability/Age groups Saturday mornings
9.00am: Red Group (absolute beginners say 5-9yo)
10.00am: Orange Group (as above but 10+)
11.00am: Green Group (able to rally forehand/backhand, participate in drills)

REGISTRATION/Inquirey: riversidesports@xtra.co.nz.
Coaching cost: Full Term is $60 (+ membership)- pro-rata applies
inquire above email address


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FUTSAL - THE POWER OF FIVE!

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Futsal is a variant of Association Football (Soccer). It is played 5 a side on a smaller pitch, on a court surface delimited by lines and using a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular ball. The surface, ball and rules build an environment of improvisation, creativity, technique and fun for the kids.

The Futsal staff at MWTC includes experienced national and international coaches. Our Futsal lessons include drills to work on ball control, ball conduction, passing, shooting and coordination, and a Futsal game. We follow the “4 corner coaching method” promoted by Auckland Football Federation, which emphasises the following aspects.

Technical / Tactical
TECHNICAL / TACTICAL
Physical
PHYSICAL
Mental
MENTAL
SOCIAL / EMOTIONAL

As our Futsal Training Centre is not a league, we are looking for individuals, not for teams.
Girls and boys born 2004-2015 are welcome to register.

Some of the best current and former soccer players in the world like Iniesta, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Henry, Pele, Xavi and Ronaldinho started their way in Futsal.

Some of the best current and former soccer players in the world like Iniesta, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Henry, Pele, Xavi and Ronaldinho started their way in Futsal.

So what are you waiting for? Come to Futsal!!!

The football greats forged by futsal  >

REGISTRATION FOR JUNIOR FUTSAL LESSONS IN TERM 2 2019 IS OPEN

The programme is for girls and boys born 2004-2015. It will start on Sunday April 28th, and will include 8 Futsal sessions on Sunday mornings from 9 AM to 10:30 AM or 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Our great coaching staff run drills and games for the Futsal groups with a mix of age and skills. 

The fees are $45 for the first sibling of the family, $40 for the second and $30 for the third (go on top of membership fees).

All Futsal enquires  to:
Leandro Palma (Sports Development Officer)
riversidefutsalauckland@gmail.com
022 187 2007
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VENUE HIRE

- Add a sporting flair to your parties and events! -

Our Tennis, Pop Tennis and Futsal courts are available for public hire by individuals or groups (schools, teams, etc.).

We run corporate events and children’s parties. This could include organised sport activities and catering if required.

We have a well-equipped club house with kitchen and indoor games.

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All venue hire enquiries to:
Alistair Smith (Club President)
riversidesports@xtra.co.nz
021 912101

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CLUB MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION

Membership fees  September 2019 - September 2020

First Senior Member*  $220
Second Senior Member  $190
Junior Member (under 18)  $90
Family Membership (2 seniors + 3 juniors)*  $425

Membership fees to be deposited in the club’s account, Kiwibank 38-9000-0925223-01.
Please enter your name/s under particulars and “Membership 2019-2020” as reference.
* A $20 deposit for a club key applies for new members, to be paid in cash at time of collection.   

Please download the registration form, fill it with your details and send it by email to riversidesports@xtra.co.nz
To avoid costly visitor fees for non-members, all participants in coaching classes and competitions need to be members of the club.
Membership entitles use of the club sports facilities anytime and participation in club social activities.

Click here to get the 2019-2020 Season Membership form

For enquiries about membership options please contact:
Alistair Smith (Club President)   riversidesports@xtra.co.nz   021 912101

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