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, 2 Pop Tennis courts (the only ones in New Zealand!!), 1 Netball court 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, Pop Tennis and Netball, 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

CLUB ACTIVITIES 25/9/2018 - 1/10/2018

WEDNESDAY 26/9 - MIDWEEK SOCIAL TENNIS AND POP TENNIS
From 6:00 PM, free for club members, $10 for guests.

SATURDAY 29/9 - WEEKEND SOCIAL TENNIS AND POP TENNIS
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Free for club members, $10 for guests.

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


FIRST PLACE FOR THE BEGINNERS TENNIS TEAM

Congratulations to the Riverside Sports Beginner Tennis Team for winning their grade in the Inter-Club competition!!. In the photo, top row from the left: Alistair Smith (Club Captain), Tash Wilson, Anton Botica. Mid row: Paige Wilson, Georgia Couch, Jose Botica. Low row: Ariel Jona, Chisa Ukegawa, Pedro Botica, Adam Wilson. Well done everyone, we are very proud of you!!

DETAILS OF THE ACTIVITIES IN TERM 4 2018

MULTI-SPORTS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME IN OCTOBER (ONLY IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)
WHAT - Holiday Programme offering Futsal, Tennis, Pop Tennis, Basketball, Netball and indoor activities.
WHO - 5 to 13 year old girls and boys.
WHEN - Tuesday October 2, Wednesday October 3 and Thursday October from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (6 hours).
COST - $25 per day for members, to be deposited in the club account (Kiwibank 38-9000-0925223-01). Please enter your name in the details field, and "Holiday Programme" in the reference field. The cost for non-members is $45 per day.

SATURDAY JUNIOR TENNIS LESSONS IN TERM 4
WHAT - Junior Tennis lessons, children divided into groups according to age/ability. 
WHO - Girls and boys born between 2004 - 2013.
WHEN - First lesson on Saturday October 20, last  lesson one Saturday December 8, 1 hour sessions between 9 AM-12 PM. 
COST - $60 for eight weeks (only for club members)
REGISTRATION - Fees to be deposited in the club account, Kiwibank 38-9000-0925223-01. Please enter your name under details and "Junior Tennis Term 4" as reference.

SATURDAY SOCIAL TENNIS AND POP TENNIS 
WHAT - Tennis and Pop Tennis fun games.
WHO - Teenagers (13+), men and woman of all levels.
WHEN - From this Saturday September 22, through the school holidays, until December 15. Time: 9 AM to 12 PM.
COST - Free for club members, $10 for guests (to be paid in cash before the session, limited to 2 visits).  

SATURDAY ADULT TENNIS LESSONS IN TERM 4
WHAT - Tennis lessons for adults.
WHO - Beginner/improver players. 
WHEN - First lesson on Saturday October 20, last lesson on Saturday December 8, one hour sessions 12:30 to 1:30 PM.
COST - $60 for eight weeks (only for club members)
REGISTRATION - Fees to be deposited in the club account, Kiwibank 38-9000-0925223-01. Please enter your name under details and "Adult Tennis Term 4" as reference.

SUNDAY JUNIOR FUTSAL LESSONS IN TERM 4
WHAT - Junior Futsal coaching programmes, players divided into groups according to age and ability.
WHO - Girls and boys born between 2004 - 2015.
WHEN - First lesson Sunday October 21, last lesson Sunday December 9, 9 to 10:30 AM or 10:30 AM to 12 PM. 
COST - $45 first sibling, $40 second sibling, $30 third sibling for eight weeks (only for club members).
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 IN TERM 4
WHAT - Futsal fun games.
WHO - Teenagers (14+), men and woman of all levels.
WHEN -  Sunday October 21, last lesson Sunday December 9, 10:30 AM to 12 PM. 
COST - Free for club members, $10 for guests (to be paid in cash before the session, limited to 2 visits). 

JUNIOR/YOUTH EAST CITY FUTSAL LEAGUES IN TERM 4
WHAT - Futsal competitions, half an hour games played at the Barfoot and Thompson Stadium, Kohimarama.
WHO - Girls and boys born between 2001-2011.
WHEN - 8th/9th and 10th/11th grade leagues on Tuesdays between 4:45-6:15 PM, from October 23 to December 11 (8 weeks).
WHEN - 12th/13th and 14th-17th grade leagues on Sundays after 5 PM, from October 28 to December 16 (8 weeks).
COST - To be confirmed, team registration fee divided by number of players.

MIDWEEK SOCIAL TENNIS AND POP TENNIS IN TERM 4
The final details will be advertised soon.   

JUNIOR/ADULT TENNIS INTER-CLUB COMPETITIONS
Only a few days left to register, please contact Alistair Smith (MWTC@xtra.co.nz, 021 912101).


TENNIS LESSONS FOR ADVANCED JUNIOR AND SENIOR PLAYERS

We are delighted to announce that Neville Pegg, Riverside Sports Head of Tennis and Coach, will conduct midweek Tennis lessons for advanced junior and senior players.

The classes will take place on days and times that are suitable for the players.

For registration and details please contact Neville (021 360550).

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PoP TENNIS - FIRST IN NEW ZEALAND

The sport for everyone!!. A quicker version of Tennis that is easier to learn and fun to play. The court is smaller, net lower and the Pop Tennis racket is far easier to use than a Tennis racket. Rules and scoring are similar to regular Tennis. Serving is underhand.

Pop Tennis is a very popular sport in the United States, and is spreading world-wide very fast. See the website http://poptennis.com/

We have the only two Pop Tennis courts so far in New Zealand. Come for a free trial!!. We provide all the required equipment. No prior lessons needed. Immediate success.

Contact Neville (Head Tennis Coach) on 021 360550 or nevillepegg@gmail.com.

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TENNIS - A SPORT FOR ALL THE FAMILY

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Our Junior Coaching Classes follow the Hot Shot Tennis method, which is the national starter programme for kids. It provides a progressive pathway to developing
basic skills for tennis and other sports. We use smaller courts, shorter and lighter rackets and special slow balls. The emphasis is on fun and movement. Parents are actively encouraged to help in the classes. This provides help with ball feeding and serves to give parents an understanding of basic coaching skills so that they can help their children in further practice. We offer a free ‘try out’ session for newcomers.

The club also offers Tennis lessons for advanced junior players and adults (all levels).

Private lessons are available on request.

REGISTRATION FOR SATURDAY HOT SHOTS TENNIS LESSONS IN TERM 3 2018 IS OPEN

The programme will start on Saturday July 28th, and will include 8 Tennis sessions of 1 hour on Saturday mornings. The lessons are conducted by coach Neville Pegg. The players are divided into groups according to the age and skills, following the Hot Shot Tennis structure and introducing the use of Pop Tennis Paddles. The fee is $60, which goes on top of the membership fee.

Beginner Juniors/Adults Tennis enquiries to:
Martin Jona (Sports Development Officer)
ardagama@gmail.com
021 028 60977
Advanced Juniors/Adults Tennis enquiries to:
Neville Pegg nevillepegg@gmail.com
021 360550
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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 2004-2012 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 3 2018 IS OPEN

The programme is for girls and boys born 2004-2015. It will start on Sunday July 29th, 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:
Martin Jona (Sports Development Officer)
ardagama@gmail.com
021 028 60977
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NETBALL - A SPORT WITH TEAM SPIRIT

Netball is a fast, exciting, true team sport which involves running, jumping, throwing and catching. At Riverside Sports we have a non-official size Netball court used by our club members and users to practice. The height of the hoops complies with the regulation of the adult games.

Inclusive
Netball is an inclusive sport, can be played by females and males of all ages, and a wide range of positions allows for different skill levels.
Cost Efficient
Cost efficient sport and minimal equipment needed.
Non Agressive
Maintains a competitive yet non aggressive environment.
A true team sport as the ball must be passed from one player to another in order to move the ball down the court.
Self-esteem
and confidence is built through team work required, and players owning their
own ‘position’ on court.
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All Netball enquiries to:
Martin Jona (Sports Development Officer)
ardagama@gmail.com
021 028 60977

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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:
Martin Jona (Sports Development Officer)
ardagama@gmail.com
021 028 60977

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REGISTRATION

Membership fees October 2018 - September 2019

First Senior Member*  $195
Second Senior Member  $175
Junior Member (under 18)  $80
Family Membership (2 seniors + 3 juniors)*  $395

Membership fees to be deposited in the club’s account, Kiwibank 38-9000-0925223-01.
Please enter your name/s under particulars and “Membership 2018-2019” 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 ardagama@gmail.com.
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.

The 2018/1029 Registration Form will be available here soon

For enquiries about membership options please contact:
Martin Jona (Sports Development Officer) ardagama@gmail.com
021 028 60977.

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