Welcome to the International Lawn Tennis Club of New Zealand
"Hands across the net, friendship across the ocean "

Welcome to the IC of New Zealand

The IC of New Zealand was formed in 1956 and has around 130 members.

Ron McKenzie and Jeffrey Robson inspired the formation of our Club after they had been made Honorary Overseas Members by the IC of Great Britain.

Jeff has been our Patron since 1994 and still takes a very active part in our activities.

Some of the names of former or current International players who are members include:

Lan  Bale, John A Barry, Dr Peter Becroft, Jill Bignell, Beverley (Vercoe) Billington, Marcus Daniell, Gilles de Gouy, Bruce Derlin, Malcolm Elley,  Marina Erakovic, Raewyn (Dickson) Ferkins, Patsy (Belton) Fleming, James Greenhalgh, Pat (Nettleton) Guiney, Peter Hampton, Brett Hibbert, Alistair Hunt, Grantley Judge, Betty (Bryant) Kay, Robin Legge-Hunt, G.D. Jones, Sacha Jones,  Dan King-Turner, David Lewis, Mark Lewis, Andrew Lobb, John Lockington, Greg Long, Justin MacKenzie, Cecilie (Fleming) McIntyre, John Mills, Ethne (Green) Mitchell, Ruia Morrison-Davy MBE, David Mustard, Mark Neilson, Linda (Stewart) Nightingale, Pavlina Nola , Elizabeth (Terry) Odgers, Onny Parun, Tony Parun, Danny Parun, Brenda Perry, Marilyn Pryde-Lawrence, Heather (Redwood) Robson MNZM, Jeffrey Robson MBE, Ruth Seeman, Philip Seemann, Des Shaw, James Shortall, Jeffrey Simpson, Artem Sitak, Gary Slater, Elaine (Becroft) Stephan, Brett Steven, Paul Thomson,  Judy (Burke) Tinnock, Claudine Toleafoa, Troy Turnbull, Andrew Turner, Michael Venus, Marcel Vos, Wesley Whitehouse, Dan Willman, Kevin Woolcott, Brian Woolf,

Overseas based Howard Broun, Robert Clarke, Ian Crookenden, James Dunphy, Ron Dutton , Claude England, Kelly Evernden, Pauline (Elliott) Hanson, Lew Gerrard, Jeremy Grubi, Steve Guy, Robyn Legge-Hunt , Chris Lewis, Mark Long, Julie (Richardson) McDaniel, John McDonald, Peter Nicholls, Russell Simpson, Oliver Statham, Rubin Statham,  Paul Smith, Stephen Temple.

Touring Players  We also have a group of younger players who are actively playing on various circuits. Recently we were very pleased to congratulate Michael Venus and his partner Ryan Harrison on winning the 2017 French Open Men's Doubles final.

The IC of New Zealand is active in organising a number of events and matches for both junior and senior members.

The NZ Funds Trans-Tasman Trophy event for junior players (16 & under) was competed for annually with Australia, on a home and away basis. This led to the wider zone eliminations.

In 2008 the World Final of the first Compass IC Junior Challenge event was held very successfully in Auckland. This has now grown each year with the elimination matches being played every second year, with the final the following one.The 2013-4  Finals were played at Wimbledon and the 2015-6 at Monaco.
Our Junior team was very close to qualifying for that exciting event, losing in a close match to Japan in the regional play off event.

Morning Tea functions at the ATP & WTA tournaments in Auckland each January, for members and overseas players.

60 th Anniversary Weekend. In late August 2016 we held a wonderful celebration, with tennis, golf and a special Dinner. Around 120 members and partners came from around New Zealand and overseas for this. Special guests included Lew Gerrard and Ian Crookenden, two well-known NZ Davis Cup Players. Our Patron, Jeff Robson MBE was honoured with Life membership of ICNZ, a very well deserved honour.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To read more about this please see our Noticeboard and the November-December Newsletter or click here.

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Our Honorary Secretary is Angela Hart
Telephone: + 6421 168 5148 or Home 09 534 6381  and email: secretary@icnz.co.nz 

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