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: June-July-August 2019

Riverside is participating in meetings with representatives from Sport Auckland, Active Families, Marist Rugby, SUNZ (Stonefields Basketball/Netball) the Tamaki Cluster Schools to see how clubs can get more children and families involved in sport.

Presented Pop Tennis to a Parafed group, showing to Parafed staff, group parents and their children.
Presented Pop at Panmure Bridge Parent/Teacher afternoon.
Will present Pop early September to an Active Families session at Pt England School.

Wesley Whitehouse Game Plan is currently advertising their Term 2 Sport Holiday Program July 08-19.
Find more details on www.gameplan.org.nz




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 3, 2019

MIDWEEK SOCIAL TENNIS AND POP TENNIS 
WHAT: Tennis, Pop Tennis, Futsal. Also Basketball and Netball practice goals.
WHO: Players of all levels.
WHEN: Wednesdays from 6.15 PM onward through the Winter terms.
COST: Free for club members, $10 for guests (to be paid in cash before the session, limited to 2 visits).

WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY JUNIOR TENNIS LESSONS 
WHAT: Junior Tennis lessons conducted by Wesley Whitehouse Game Plan.
in groups according to age/ability.
CONTACT: info@gameplan.org.nz
Alternatively via website: www.gameplan.org.nz
or phone +64 21 280 3347

SATURDAY SOCIAL TENNIS AND POP TENNIS 
WHAT:Tennis and Pop Tennis fun games.
Currently no Saturday coaching.
WHO: Players of all levels.
WHEN: 10 AM to 12 PM through Term 2 and Term 3.
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,
Last Term 2 session on 23 June.
COST per Term: $45(1st) $40 (2nd), $30 (3rd+)

REGISTRATION - Fees to be deposited in the club account, Kiwibank 38-9000-0925223-01. Please enter your name under details and "Futsal Term 3" 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 sport for everyone!! As well as a game in its own right, Pop is a great introduction to regular tennis. This adaptive form of tennis is easier to learn and fun to play. Through Pop, newcomers to tennis can have confidence to join the club and quickly achieve ability to play.
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, and is spreading world-wide very fast. See the website http://poptennis.com/.
We have the only four 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.
We believe Pop Tennis will become to Tennis what Futsal is to Association Football.

Contact Neville Pegg, (09) 575 5269, 021 360 550 or email nevillepegg@gmail.com

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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 through the Wesley Whitehouse Game Plan coaching team.
Game Plan also runs Junior Holiday programs.

REGISTRATION: info@gameplan.org.nz,
Alternatively via website: www.gameplan.org.nz
or phone +64 21 280 3347


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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

Pro rata Membership fees July 2019 - September 2019

First Senior Member*  $50
Second Senior Member  $45
Junior Member (under 18)  $25
Family Membership (2 seniors + 3 juniors)*  $100

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 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 May-Sept 2019 Registration Form 

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

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