About

About

Geoff Beech Tennis is a professional tennis coaching team focused on the three fundamentals of tennis technique, tactics & footwork.

We are a team of professional coaches with over 250 years of combined involvement in the Tennis Industry from Coaching to Administration.

We strive to provide a fun learning environment that caters for all players at every level. We endeavor to develop players to the best of their ability; whether this is to play for fun, to compete for your club, or at tournament level.


 

 

Geoff Beech - Head Coach

Coaching Role: Head Coach of Dunholme Tennis Club and Remuera Rackets Club.

Hi I'm Geoff Beech, I've been playing or coaching tennis all my life. I started playing when I was 4yrs old and started coaching at 18. I played all the local and National Tournaments, Senior and Junior Rep competitions and Caro Bowl. I have been coaching tennis in the Remuera community for over 20 years. As a head coach, I endeavor to build the interest of tennis within the Remuera area, and develop the clubs membership and coaching programs on offer. Below are the great group of coaches that make up my coaching team.

 

 

 

 

 

Tyler Lewis

Coaching Role: Senior Club Coach Mission Bay, Adult Club Coach

I have recently finished a degree in coaching and sports management, coming from a tennis family I am passionate about giving back to the sport I have played for many years.  Tennis has played a big role in my life, and there is nothing better than watching adults and children succeed in there tennis aspirations, whether it is to become a social player or a elite athlete. My focus is to bring out the best version of yourself on the tennis court, and for you to find the love for the sport.

 

 

 

Emma Eccleton

Coaching Role: Senior Club Coach Remuera Rackets, Adult Club Coach

Introducing Coach Emma, Emma has played tennis from the age of 5 and she has competed domestically and internationally in ITF tournaments as a high performance player. Emma has been involved with coaching tennis from the age of 14 and by the age of 18, Emma earned the role of Assistant Head Coach of a central Auckland tennis club. Once Emma had gained her ITF Level 1 Coaching Certification in 2019 she obtained the role of Head Coach. Tennis has given Emma the opportunity to travel as a player and as a coach while making friends for life. Emma loves working with players of all ages and skill levels while creating an environment which is best suited for the player/s and their goals.

Qualifications:  Level 1 ITF Coaching Certification / Bachelor of Management and Marketing, Auckland University of Technology  /College Sport Certified

 

 

Jono Leftley

Coaching Role: Junior and Adult Club Coach

Introducing Coach Jono: One of our Coaches with plenty of experience, he's been playing tennis since for many years. Jono started coaching at 15yrs of age as an assistant in Northland, Jono completed his bachelors degree in sport and recreation majoring in coaching at AUT. One of Jono's strengths that comes to fruition when coaching is his ability to use his major which specialized in using performance analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of top NZ players.  Jono has worked with top NZ players, advising them on tactics and patterns of play to further their success within the sport. Jono's coaching style is geared to bring the best out of the player, through using real match statistics. Using this data to coach in a way that replicates a match.  He finds this is a real strength when coaching players who want to play tournaments, interclub and further their knowledge of the game. His philosophy is centered around athlete enjoyment, with a touch of fun, bringing with it improvement in a non-conventional way, not so much drill, drill, drill, he believes in quality training. Jono has been part of the Geoff Beech Family for over 4 years now, bringing great success as the Senior Coach at the Dunholme Tennis Centre.

Jono's future ambitions are to keep as actively involved in the elite tennis community, helping grow the lobe of tennis and most of all keep loving what he does.  

 

 

 

Aden Borlase-Mills

Coaching Role: Junior and Adult Club Coach

Introducing Coach Aden, one of our coaches at Geoff Beech Tennis. Aden has been playing tennis since the age of 5, his passion and love for the game brings out the best in his coaching, Aden has been on both sides of the net and has been introduced to the world of coaching since he was 13. He’s played competitively for many years. Making the finals of the 2019 Secondary School Championships representing Westlake Boys, was one of his fondest memories of the game. At the age of 17 he completed his ITF level 1 coaching qualification and at the time was the youngest to do so in New Zealand. Currently, he is studying at the University of Auckland. Aden loves coaching and continues to look for ways to improve as a player and a coach.

 

Nico Scown-Vazques

Coaching Role: Junior and Adult Club Coach

Introducing Coach Nico: One of our Coaches with plenty of experience, he's been playing tennis for many years, and coaching adults and kids along the way. 

"I'm all about sharing the love of tennis and hoping it rubs off on my clients. My aim is to help you find your passion for the game, improve your tennis skill set, and place you on the road to tennis success whether socially or competitively. You deserve to have your lesson catered to your needs, and I am here to help you on the road to success. Share with me what you want out of the game and I will make it happen.  I'm looking forward to working with you all".

 

Kenny Tang

Coaching Role: Junior and Adult Club Coach

Introducing Coach Kenny.  Kenny has been playing tennis for 18 years, competed in local and national tournaments and has represented his high school in national tournaments such as the "Champion of Champions tournament" and competed in the University of Auckland Team in the New Zealand University Games. Kenny has been coaching for 7 years and started off as an assistant coach at Ngatira Tennis Club, later as a coach at the University of Auckland Tennis Club. He has also worked full-time as a senior coach at the prestige Shanghai Racquet Club) in Shanghai, China.

Certification: Certified coach by GPTCA (The Global Professional Tennis Coach Association), and a certified mental trainer by MTI (Mental Training Inc). 

  • Coaching Courses Attended: 
    - Tennis New Zealand Hot Shots course 2014/ Trans-Asia Pacific Tennis Summit 2018 /C-Level Certification GPTCA Course 2018 /PTR Asia Tennis Symposium 2019 /PTR Junior Development Level 3 Course 2019 /Evolution Kids Tennis Course 2019/MTI Mental Strength Specialist Certification Course 2019
    Goals & Aspirations: 
  • Kenny's main goal is to develop players interest and enjoyment of the sport. "If they are interested in it and enjoy it, they tend to progress quicker". Taking a holistic approach he aim's to develop players' physical, technical, tactical and mental skills whenever he can. 

 

Lochlan Kitchen

Coaching Role: Junior and Adult Club Coach

Introducing Coach Lochlan: One of our very popular coaches, and a player himself, he loves seeing everyone enjoying their time on court and believes that a fun court experience is everything. Coaching our Rusty Rackets and Twilight Tennis he enjoys his time on court with his students both young and old. 

 

Adrian Lagman

Coaching Role: Junior and Adult Club Coach

Introducing Coach Adrian who has many years of tennis experience, played for Auckland throughout his Junior career. played for New Zealand in Juniors. Ranked as high as No4 in Junior Tennis in NZ he has taken on board his many years of being coached by former pro's and implemented them into his own coaching style. He now plays for Remuera Rackets is in the top Caro Bowl team. He is currently studying a bachelor of sport and exercise science at AUT.

"Number 1 passion is to help people in any way to improve their tennis and give back to the tennis community, I aspire to keep on using coaching to continue feeding my passion for the tennis industry and I one day hope to guide and develop young talent to reach their potential at a elite level". 

 

 

 

 

Jim Chan

Coaching Role: Junior and Adult Club Coach

Introducing Coach Jim: Jim has been actively involved in tennis for the last 15 years as a player, and found a passion for coaching during the completion of his degree in Exercise Science from the University of Auckland. Jim has 4 years of experience coaching at Auckland tennis clubs and currently also coaches at the University of Auckland tennis club. He has also achieved local success as a player, having won the University of Auckland Doubles Tournament for 2 consecutive years, and reaching the finals of the 2015 ASB Auckland Secondary Schools' Tennis Competition representing Auckland Grammar. 

Being a real student of the game, Jim loves to supplement his vast knowledge of the fundamentals with technical nuances more commonly found on the professional circuit to improve his coaching as well as his own game. Regardless of whether he is coaching beginners or more advanced players, Jim has found success in implementing training science to facilitate students' progress in developing/refining their technique and match play. 

Above all, Jim loves to engage and form genuine connection with his students, helping them find the spark that continues to bring them back to the game. 

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