Club Coach - Kolie van Zyl

Kolie grew up in South Africa and tennis has always been a big part of his life. He began tennis in the way many kids do, with a tennis ball against the garage wall, and went on to represent South Africa in Japan, the USA and throughout Africa as a junior tennis player, resulting in being a 3-time national champion.

Kolie completed his final year of high school at the Saddlebrook Tennis Academy in Florida, USA where he had the opportunity to play ITF tennis tournaments and played against some of the best players in the world including Andy Roddick, Michael Russell and Thomas Haas.  He was also the practice partner for Jennifer Capriati. 

After high school he travelled for one year playing professional tournaments throughout the world. He then received a full tennis scholarship to the University of Alabama at Birmingham where the team reached a ranking of top eleven, Division One tennis in his junior year of university. 

Kolie has coached tennis in both Alabama and Boston, USA to people of all ages and abilities over a ten year period. He has also worked with ITF level juniors and travelled with them throughout the USA for tournaments. He was a tennis coach at Bosse Sports and Health Club in Boston for five years.

Kolie moved to NZ with his wife Nicole in 2010 and has been the head coach at the Tasman Tennis Club since 2011. He is a registered TNZ coach and has completed his Club Professional Coaching qualification through Tennis Australia. Kolie loves working with both children and adults to foster their love of tennis and share his passion for the sport.

Kolie and his wife have two young children and enjoy the outdoor lifestyle that the region has to offer, particularly spending time at the beach.

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Past Club Coach - Lynnie Nevin

Lynnie coached at the Stoke Club from 2012 - 2017.  Lynnie has been a registered and certified member of TCNZ since 1993. She has coached on the Gold Coast of Australia for 7 years including head coach at Sanctuary Cove, and the Golden Door Health Retreat, as well as coached in Canterbury and Manawatu Region in New Zealand.

She also played to a National Level including holding a National Junior title, and a top 10 ranked junior, and has represented Nelson.

Lynnie moved to Nelson in 2007 and was the Nelson Bays Tennis Association "Tennis Development Officer" for 6 1/2 years. Lynnie was the Head Coach at the Stoke Tennis Club from 2013-2017.

She is also a coach educator/assessor for Tennis NZ, a TNZUA Tournament Referee, a HotShots Tournament provider, and a HotShots Schools Teacher Trainer.

Lynnie has a passion for the game and loves seeing people enjoy the sport regardless of age or ability, and enjoys offering her coaching expertise to the Nelson Region.

Junior Prizegiving 2015/2016 Season


Junior Prizegiving 2014/2015 Season