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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Over January, Club will be open Wednesday evenings from 5.30-7.00/7.30pm, Saturday mornings from 10>00am - 12.00pm. Contact Neville Pegg 021 360 550

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


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.



Juniors Group coaching is Saturday mornings
Two groups:
Beginners 10.00am - 11.00am
Emerging Players 11.00am - 12.00pm

Adult Group or individual/shared coaching: by inquiry.

Individual or shared coaching is available week days
Juan Chavez
email - gualbyqch@hotmail.com   phone- 027 203 0017

CLUB NIGHT: Wednesday evenings from 5.30pm - 7.00/7.30pm

Junior Coaching:
Sunday mornings 9.00-10.30am
Seniors play 10.30am -12.00pm

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Two separate weekly (inaugural) 4-week courses:
The FIRST SKILLS course is from 4.00-5.00pm for age 4-7yo.  Link: https://www.coerver.co.nz/first-skills-programs

The CREATIVE PLAYER course is from 5.00-6.00pm, for age7-16yo.
Link: https://www.coerver.co.nz/creative-player-programs

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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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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. SEE NEWS SECTION

REGISTRATION/Inquirey: riversidesports@xtra.co.nz.
Coaching cost: Full Term is $80 (+ membership)- pro-rata applies

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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

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!!!

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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)
022 187 2007
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- 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)
021 912101

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Membership is pro-rata as the season progresses (to end of September
Membership fees  January 2022- September 2022

First Senior Member*  $ 175
Second Senior Member  $150
Junior Member (under 18)  $75
Family Membership (2 seniors + 3 juniors)*  $320

Membership fees to be deposited in the club’s account, Kiwibank 38-9000-0925223-01.
Please enter your name/s under particulars and “Membership 2021-2022” as reference.
* A $20 deposit for a club key applies for new members, to be paid in cash at time of collection.   

Please request the registration form,(email or text), 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.

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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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