Meet the Coaches

Mark Nielsen, Smash Tennis

Mark Nielsen

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.


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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Belmont Park Racquets Club
133 Bayswater Avenue
North Shore
Auckland 0622
New Zealand


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  021 493 489 (Jo)

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