Meet our

Team Coaches

Darren Ward


Darren has an impressive coaching background, in Basketball, Tennis and Personal Training, shifting from Auckland to Wellington a little over 12 months ago. Darren is a highly experienced coach, across a number of sports. He was Director of Coaching for New Zealand Basketball from 1989 to 1996, and has lectured in Fitness at Unitec and has extensive tennis coaching experience over in the last 15 years.

For the last 18 months Darren has been Wellington based and his work has mainly been based at Mitchell Park and his personal training coaching. Darren’s prior tennis coaching has been in Auckland at Patumahoe, Campbell Park, Pukekawa, Pukekohe and Bombay Tennis Clubs and at the Manukau Tennis Centre on contract to deliver programs for Tennis Auckland.

Darren’s extensive coaching has seen him coach players who have played on junior circuits in Europe and players he has coached right up to the time of obtaining US College Scholarships. He holds a Diploma in Sports Studies from Otago, and holds International Tennis Federation Level 1 and Level 2 coaching qualifications.