Tennis NZ High Performance Tour 2020

Sunday, 02 August 2020

The Tennis NZ High Performance team is hitting the road!  HP Director Christophe Lambert along with National Development Coach Matt Alexander and National Physical Performance Coach Emily Carter will be touring the country to speak to parents, coaches, club members and volunteers about tennis in NZ's:

Athlete Development Pathway 
Play, Develop, Compete, Enjoy. 

- What is Long Term Athlete Development?  

- Playing tennis from 5 years old to 85 years old.

- The importance of competing in the right events and enjoying it.

- Champions all started their journeys in local clubs. 


Whangarei, Hamilton & Auckland

Any questions can be sent to:


Before joining Tennis NZ, first as National coach and now as Tennis NZ HP Director, Christophe Lambert had years of experience working on the professional tennis tour.  Lambert who is from France, was previously Tennis NZ’s national coach and before that he worked for Tennis Canada, where he helped bring through US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. He has also worked with Andy Murray for Britain’s LTA and the Chinese Davis Cup team.  He was also President of his own local club back when he was 18 years young. 

Tennis is a passion for Christophe and is not limited to only the High Performance space.  Through his previous experience in France and Canada, he believes it is possible to develop top class programs in local clubs and develop juniors locally before needing to significantly travel nationally.

Read more >> "Can play, won't play. Why NZ's top young tennis prospects are avoiding matches" (

Learn more >> Tennis NZ Athlete Development Pathway

More News

Michael Venus a champion again winning 13th ATP do...

Sunday, 25 October 2020

New Zealand’s top doubles player Michael Venus and his Australian partner John P...

Tennis NZ appoints High Performance Director

Monday, 02 March 2020

Tennis NZ has appointed Christophe Lambert to the role of High-Performance Direc...

Venus to play World Tour Finals after agonising de...

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

The 33-year-old Kiwi doubles player and his Australian partner John Peers last w...