NEW ZEALAND: Coach Tennis at Schools and Local Clubs Down Under!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Community Volunteer Projects / Sports Coaching / Teaching
Country: New Zealand
Location : AUCKLAND
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 months
Approx Costs: 1250 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

New Zealand has a great outdoors lifestyle & climate ... A lovely place to play outdoor sports like Tennis. Coach, train and play with an excellent Tennis Club.

Due to New Zealand outdoor lifestyle and climate, Tennis is growing in popularity. You'll work at a tennis club coaching Juniors for an hour or two in the afternoons and evenings, as well as training and possibly playing for one of the men's or women's senior teams. During the day you'll bring very welcome coaching skills to our sports project, where you'll coach a variety of sports to underprivileged children at a local school.

• You'll spend some of your afternoons and evenings coaching and/or training at a Baseball Club in Auckland and there may also be games at the weekends.

• During the day you will assist with sports sessions at a school in one of Auckland's suburbs. You'll assist with a variety of sports depending on the season with children from communities including Maori, the South Pacific islands and children from many other countries. You'll also assist in the classroom and with school activities. Help is very much needed at this busy school so your time will be very appreciated by both students and teachers!

You'll probably work with a variety of ages at the club and during the weekend you will have an opportunity to compete yourself and test your abilities against the Kiwis! The club we work with has a very lively social scene and you will be welcomed with open arms.



You'll work at a tennis club located in the suburbs of Auckland, just a short bus ride away from the city centre where your accommodation is located. There are excellent facilities and you'll coach a number of junior teams and age groups. You'll also have the opportunity to train and possibly play for the senior teams at the club, if you get selected. The club has a large number of junior teams and players at the club. During the summer months (October - Mid April) the club has 400 junior players in 50 teams and in the winter (May - September) the club has around 200 juniors in 30 different teams. The children you will be coaching vary from 5 - 18 year olds. If you'd also like to play tennis on this project, you can do this with a number of senior teams. There is a good mixture of standards at the clubs so there is something for everyone. The tennis club has mixed teams who play singles, doubles and mixed doubles and you will be allocated a team to play in.



The School Sports Project will take place during the day. For this element of your programme, you will be working at a school located in Auckland. The school has children from a variety of backgrounds and countries such as Maori children and children from Sudan and Somalia who are refugees, as well as children from other lower economic countries such as Samoa and Tonga. The school has good facilities that will enable you to coach a variety of different sports. There are a wide number of sports available to coach on this project and you will be involved in a wide range of sporting activities, giving you great diversity.

The sports are generally coached by season, but if you wanted to coach a sport that was not in season, or if you wanted to introduce a new sport to the children, the school would welcome it as long as it was of benefit to the children. Each school offers different sports so if there is a particular sport that you're interested in, please let us know and we will make arrangements for this. The tennis season runs from approximately: • Summer: 8th October - 18th April • Winter: 5th May - 26th September • Games take place: end of September - end of March - begging of April Games take place every second weekend if you wish to play tennis. During the school holidays there is the opportunity to coach tennis but for only 3 days a week from 9 - 12 as part of the school holiday tennis camps.



► An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure!
► The rewards from helping others and Making a Difference!
► New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
► An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
► And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose, but subject to school terms. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £1395 for four weeks and £175 for each additional week. You can participate for up to six months, subject to visa requirements.

Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat).

You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm and knowledge of sports! Everyone is welcome on a Travellers programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

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