Coach & Club HUI

CONNECTING COACHES, CLUBS & COMMUNITY 2022

Join us for our first ever joint coach + club conference taking place at three venues across NZ.

We truly believe HUI will be an amazing opportunity for our NZ tennis community.  By joining us, and other clubs around the country, you will work to understand how best to grow the club/coach relationship at your club to the benefit of your players, your members, your volunteer growth and the profitability of your club. If your club doesn’t have a coach or needs more coaches, then this is an opportunity to understand how to support the nurturing of coaches within your club community.

We have an amazing array of speakers, but more so we know that coming together to network, share ideas and learn from each other is so very powerful.  

If you are in any doubt as to whether you should register, think on these:

  • We have the option to join in person – but also have an on-line version on the 19th June
  • This is FREE personal development for you to support your club and your coaches to receive without any payment
  • It is a hands-on workshop, you won’t be sitting listening all day
  • Bring your racket – we have an option to join the coaches on court for session on social tennis options
  • Register with your coach and you go into the draw to host Marcus Daniell at your club
  • We will feed and water you

Keep scrolling for speaker info, dates/locations and registration details.

AUCKLAND

Albany Tennis Centre,
Sun 12th June 8.30am - 4pm
REGISTER HERE

Regos close 5 June

WELLINGTON

Renouf Tennis Centre
Sat 18th June 8.30am - 4pm
REGISTER HERE

Regos close 12 June

CHRISTCHURCH

Wilding Park
Sun 19th June 8.30am - 4pm
REGISTER HERE

Regos close 12 June

Themes for the Hui  

  • Morning Club session – ‘Does your club meet the needs of your community?’
  • Morning Coaches on-court session – ‘Coaches don’t grow on trees
  • Afternoon Club and Coach session – ‘Club Culture, creating a positive customer journey and thriving tennis community
  • Afternoon Club and Coach session – ‘Adult social formats

More about the Morning Coaches on-court session (all venues):

The coach specific workshop is an on-court professional growth session focused on coach development and mentoring of your coaching team. Presented by regional sports trust coach developers and the Tennis NZ coach development team, we will work with coaches of all levels to continue to instill positive experiences and develop career coaches. All coaches are invited to join the workshop allowing them a better understanding of the realm of coach development and its application from volunteer coaches to performance coaches and business operators.

Speakers

Auckland

Serena

Serena Somlyai - Development Manager at Counties Manukau Cricket (Morning Clubs Session)

Serena comes from a background of sport, having played many sports including tennis, cricket, football, and netball. Although not able to play as much now due to injuries, her passion for sport remains strong. Her sports management career has seen her in positions with Kelly Sports and Auckland Netball, focusing on community participation. Now at Counties Manukau Cricket, Serena oversees community cricket in the region and is the lead for all participation and experience opportunities. These include club and school cricket, female cricket, community programmes, ethnic engagement, and coach development. Serena is passionate about seeing people participating in sport and creating opportunities for people to have fun being active, connect and socialise, creating lifelong memories.

Rob Wallace

Rob Wallace - ClubSpark Customer Success Manager, Melbourne Australia (Afternoon Coach & Clubs Session)

Originally from the UK, Rob studied sports science at Glasgow University and Physiotherapy at Leeds University. Rob’s passion for clubs and club development has seen him spend time supporting many club committees. He is an active triathlon coach and initiated a social running club for beginner runners in Melbourne. He worked for Triathlon Victoria developing value and benefits for coaches and clubs in the development space.  He is currently working for ClubSpark in Melbourne as the Customer Success Manager. 

Wellington

Sam dicke

Sam Dickie - Active in the Hutt, Senior Programmes Advisor, Hutt City Council (Morning Cubs Session)

Sam and the Active in the Hutt team’s mission is to make Lower Hutt a great place to live, work and play! They contribute towards this vision by improving well-being through physical activity opportunities. Their work involves projects, programmes and events for the Hutt City community that get the community active! Their goal is to improve the well-being of the community. Sam will be joining us to present how the ‘Active in the Hutt team’ connect with their community, understand what opportunities can be initiated and how this will help us to secure more members, participants, and volunteers.

Amy Sidford

Amy Sidford - General Manager: Boulcotts Farm Heritage Golf Club (Afternoon Coach & Clubs Session)

Amy was born and raised in Lower Hutt, she comes from a strong sporting family.  Amy attended the local Hutt Valley High School with now golf professionals Mark Brown, Glenn Naylor and John Thwaites – and was introduced to Golf Professional Alastair Sidford whom she then went on to marry. Amy curtailed her career in the financial corporate world to join her husband in the golfing world. Amy and Alastair were instrumental in the merger of the Hutt Golf Club and Boulcott Golf Club to become Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club which had undertaken a full course re-construction and the addition of modern clubhouse facilities.  Amy and Alastair switched their contracted positions to employees of the club, and Amy moved into the General Manager role in 2018.  Amy has a keen interest in the affairs of the Golf Managers Association and is a participant in the CMAA BMI Education programme.

Christchurch

malcolm Humm

Malcolm Humm - Chief Executive Officer, Canterbury Rugby League (Morning Clubs Session)

Malcolm Humm. Chief Executive Officer, Canterbury Rugby League.
With over 20 years’ experience in Sport leadership Malcolm has a track record of success on the international stage. His experience stretches from Performance Consultant with New Zealand Academy of Sport, High Performance Director with Paralympics NZ, GM Performance with Mainland Netball and Managing Director of Humm Consulting Ltd (Sport business performance services). More recently Malcolm has taken up the role of CEO at Canterbury Rugby League. Malcom will be joining us to share his experiences on how to connect with our community, and opportunities to secure more members, participants, and volunteers. 

Rob Wallace

Rob Wallace - ClubSpark Customer Success Manager, Melbourne Australia (Afternoon Coach & Clubs Session)

Originally from the UK, Rob studied sports science at Glasgow University and Physiotherapy at Leeds University. Rob’s passion for clubs and club development has seen him spend time supporting many club committees. He is an active triathlon coach and initiated a social running club for beginner runners in Melbourne. He worked for Triathlon Victoria developing value and benefits for coaches and clubs in the development space.  He is currently working for ClubSpark in Melbourne as the Customer Success Manager.

Travel subsidies

Travel subsidies for club and coaches coming together. $100 carpool petrol contribution for those traveling from more than 100km. $200 flight subsidy for 1 coach and 1 delegate traveling 300+km.

Questions?  Email ali@tennis.kiwi

WIN A VISIT FROM MARCUS DANIELL!

CC Hui group 1000x1000 Marcus

After you register for the HUI, we will add you to the draw to win a personal club visit by Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medallist, Marcus Daniell!  He will join the winning venue to field questions, pass around his Olympic medal, sign autographs, you name it...he'll be there.  

Let's focus on the growth and sustainability of our beloved sport

Former coach Jono Spring and writer of Jono's Return, has some great motivating words to share with you about why the HUI is so important.  Read on here.