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Our History

Taupo Nui-a-tia Lawn Tennis Club was incorporated in 1924.

Taupo Nui-a-tia earned its name when the Great Priest Ngatoroirangi, Chief Tia and their people settled in the Bay of Plenty. Chief Tia set off to explore and when reaching the eastern side of Taupo, he noticed a rock formation with a likeness to that of his heavy cloak (or “taupo”). After draping his cloak over a post, he proclaimed the area Taupo nui-a-Tia (“the great cloak of Tia”).

Until 1958, the courts were located on Horomatangi Street, which is now the site of Whitcoulls.
As the town grew, the courts were moved to the corner of Redoubt and Tongariro Street, and then to the present-day site further along Redoubt Street, on the edge of the Tongariro Domain.
Today the club is simply known as “Taupo Tennis”.

Our Mission

To provide tennis opportunities and access, within a safe environment, for the wider Taupo community to participate in tennis at all levels of competition and recreation.

To provide opportunities for elite performers to fulfil their potential in tennis.

To maintain a profile for Taupo Tennis in the regional and national scene through participation in sanctioned & official events.

To provide affordable coaching to players to develop tennis skills at all levels.

Club Committee Members

President: Ross George

Vice President: Andy Mellor

Treasurer: Bill Thomson

Secretary: Janice Laurenson

Saturday Convenor: Gabby Strichen