About Us

Mark Nielsen

Hi and welcome to my world of tennis here at Belmont Park Racquets Club on Auckland's sunny North Shore. At SMASHTENNIS we offer a wide variety of tennis coaching for all ages and abilities  – throughout the year.

From Adult classes, such as Easi Tennis for beginners to the Squad Training sessions and the ever-popular Attackers & Defenders on Friday mornings for the more advanced players, we have something for everyone at Belmont Park to improve your tennis.

Our After-school Coaching Programmes cater for all ages and abilities and each of our coaching team are available for Private Lessons .

I have established a strong tennis coaching environment, which encourages our locals on the peninsula and the greater Auckland community to come and train under SMASHTENNIS, no matter their age or ability.

With over 30 years in the tennis world – many of these as a top professional player and NZ #1 for 10 years – I now have over 12 years' coaching experience to add to my playing experience. You know you're in good hands. 

I am dedicated to making sure all our clients continue to grow their love of tennis by improving their game and enjoying the satisfaction that comes with progress.

As well as our tennis coaching programmes, I have grown our online SMASHTENNIS Pro Shop out of passion for ensuring my clients are playing with the correct equipment for their level and game style. Our Tennis Pro Shop allows me to offer a personal approach to all my customers' racquet selections when they purchase from me, ensuring they choose wisely and get the best choice for their style and budget.

Drop me a text to 021 462 496 any time (being on court I can't always stop immediately to chat but will get back to you ASAP). Come demo a racquet or talk personally to me about your coaching needs or Pro Shop purchases.


To book a private or small-group lesson with any of the coaches, call or text Jo on 493 489. View our current coaching rates here

Simon Booth

Simon Booth

Simon returned to NZ after gaining a wealth of experience in Brisbane. He worked for the Pure Tennis Academy, Australia's leading tennis academy, where he was a Head coach and Director of Tennis, managing the Queensland Tennis Centre. While in Australia, Simon also gained his Level 2 Club Pro qualification from Tennis Australia, Level 2 ATPCA , Diploma in Sport Centre Management and was nominated for Queensland Hot Shots coach of the year in 2015.

Louis Yalland

Louis Yalland

Louis started playing tennis and squash at Belmont Park at the age of 8. He has spent winters working at summer camps in Maine, and is currently working on completing his Junior Development Coaching course. Louis assists Mark with delivering ongoing school coaching programmes and enjoys introducing new players to the sport.

Rock Steele

Rock SteelE

Community Coach


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