Tennis Competition Results

 2014 Special Performances

Ella Hassall : NZ U16 National Champion, Singles & Doubles

Nina Paripovich : NZ U14 National Champion, Singles & Doubles, U16 Finalist, NZ U14 Team to India, U16 Junior Fed Team to Malaysia

Ashleigh Harvey : NZ U14 Singles Finalist, Doubles Champion. NZ U16 Junior Fed Team to Malaysia.

 2014 Highlights

2014 has been a great year for tennis with our Girls & Mixed teams entered into the National Secondary School Tournament.  Both teams performed with spirit and determination and the results were outstanding:
  • Mixed Team -  National Champions (Team Members: Ella Hassall, Nina Paripovich, Ryan Jackways & Scott Walden)
  • Girls Team - 3rd Place (Team Members: Ashleigh, Tahlia Walsh, Janvhi Clark, Lauren Beere, Camellia Lolohea)
(Team Members: Ella Hassall, Nina Paripovich, Ryan Jackways & Scott Walden)

A strong squad of 14 was entered into the Waikato Secondary Schools Championships in Term 1, with all playing performing well with the following results:

  • Ashleigh Harvey beating Tahlia Walsh in the final of the Intermediate Girls.

  • Scott Walden runner up in the Intermediate Boys

  • Caitlin Burns runner up in the Junior Girls.

Lakhan Clark, Jermaine Andeweg and Jemima Parkinson represented St Peter's at the AIMS games in the Bay of Plenty with the doubles pair of Lakhan and Jermaine finishing 3rd.

Lakhan Clark also won the Waikato Intermediate Schools Championship, with Jemima Parkinson runner up in the Open Girls in the same competition. 

Junior Fed Cup 2013

We wish Year 11 student Ella Hassall all the best as she travels to Mexico to take part in the Junior New Zealand Fed Cup team. See the full article on her in the Waikato Times here;

New Zealand Team Selection 2013

Congratulations to Year 9 student Ashleigh Harvey who has backed up her 2011 New Zealand Under 12 selection, by being named in the 2012 New Zealand Under 14 tennis team.

Summer Success 2012 - Ella Hassall

Year 10 student Ella Hassall has had a really good tennis season so far.  Ella won the Junior Master's Tournament in Blenheim in November and made it to the quarter finals of the 14’s Nationals in Auckland at the start of January 2012. Ella followed this up by making it to the finals  16’s Nationals in Blenheim. Well done Ella

National Team titles

2003-2005 1st Co-Ed team
2006 & 2007 2nd Girls’ team, 3rd Boys’ team
2008 1st Boys’ team, 3rd Co-Ed team
2009 & 2010 1st Boys’ team, 2nd Co-Ed team
2011 1st Boys’ team, 2nd Girls’ team
2012  1st Co-Ed team, 3rd Girls' team 
2013  2nd Co-Ed team, 3rd Girls' team 

National Individual titles

Jaden Grinter National Champion U/14 & U/16 and NZ Junior Davis Cup 2009
  Top 100 U/18 World Ranking
Jamie Yates National Champion U/12, U/14, U/16 and NZ Junior Davis Cup team 2009
Andrew Van der Vyver National Champion U/14 & U/16 and NZ Junior Davis Cup team 2010
Heidi Stewart National Champion U/14, U/16 & U/18

NZ U16 Nationals 2011

Andrew van der Vyver was top seed at the recent NZ U16 Nationals in Wellington.  He took a few matches to get going but showed unbelievable fighting spirit by saving 3 match points in one of the earlier rounds and also fighting through a very tough 3 set semi final to reach the final.
It left top seed Andrew playing fellow Waikato player, 9th seed Adam Gage-Brown, in the final. All the close matches leading up to the final made Andrew very sharp for the final winning it in straight sets.

Congratulations for Andrew for winning yet another National title.

NZSS Tennis Finals 2011

St Peter's boys tennis team have won gold! and the girls have won silver!

St Peter's boys tennis team have won gold at the NZSS Tennis Finals in Albany for the 4th consecutive year beating Westlake in the final.

The experienced team of Andrew Van der Vyver, Jamie Yates, Jordan Fleming and Jonathan Merchant went unbeaten in all 5 matches this week. The St Peter’s girls team claimed Silver with a very young team consisting of Heidi Stewart, Ella Hassall, Tahlia Walsh and Rangimarie Wirihana-Tawake. They lost to a classy St Kentigern’s side in the final, but the future looks promising with all players except Heidi attending their first NZSS competition.

Well done to the team and coach Gerrit Steenkamp and Managers Janet Fleming and Pip Yates.