Our coaches competing

Two of Capital Coaching’s Coaches Francisco Mendieta and Vita McDouall competed in the Wellington leg of the Kiwi Money Tournament in August 2019 held at the Renouf Tennis Centre.

Francisco Mendieta after a solid performance in the semi finals, was the winner of the Mens competition with his opponent Dylan Heap defaulting with an injury. Francisco played an exhibition match beating Waikanae’s Patrick Joss.

Meanwhile in the Womans event on the same day was Capital Coaching’s Vita McDouall in her first tournament for four months, recovering from a back injury. After a comprehensive first round win, Vita lost in the second round to eventual winner Innes Stephani from Wanaka (6-4),(6-2).

Juniors should talk to Francisco and Vita about playing in tournaments. There are junior tournaments most weekends over the holidays and in Term 4 and Term 1, from one end of the country to the other, and the game time that you get in tournaments can be as much as you get in a half a term of interclub.

For a list of tournaments being held in NZ in the near term see the following website http://tnz.tournamentsoftware.com/