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Hi Rolla Casino Night 

Is almost sold out !!

Thanks to everyone who has already snapped up their tickets - we look forward to seeing you next Friday, 27 October!

Together with the fabulous team from Las Vegas Casino events, we have  AMAZING auction items lined up - many of which, will make fabulous Christmas gifts!  

Can’t make the night?

Don’t fear, you can PRE-BID on any auction item and could still walk away with a great buy while supporting your favourite club!  

Check out our auction catalogue when you’re next at the club and place your pre-bid in the box! 

And we’re still gratefully receiving auction donations and no-show tickets ! Conntact Jacqui in the office on 376 0681 or email service@hernebayrackets.co.nz to do your bit. 

Community grant received from the Lion Foundation 

The HBPRC would like to thank the Lion Foundation of New Zealand who have granted the Club $8,000 over the next 12 months towards the payment of utility bills. We are able to apply to apply for funding from community grants such as the Lion Foundation due to our status as an incorporated society and registered NZ charity that provides tennis and squash facilities to our community and as a provider of junior player development programmes.

Tennis this week:

Thursday night club night from 6.30pm.

Friday junior club night NEW FORMAT: Session one: 3.30pm to 4.30pm with weekly coach-led game-play for juniors between 7-9 year of age. Session two: 4.30pm to 6pm: Competitive tennis for those who can rally, serve & score.

All welcome, no charge for members and if your child has a non-member friend who wants to come along and check it out, they're welcome too, but expect to be approached about considering one of our membership options or pay-as-you go $10 fee after you've tried it a couple of times.  

Junior Term Coaching: NOTE due to the Labour Day holiday weekend there will be no junior coaching on Saturday, 21 October between 8.15am and 11am. 

Saturday: No Senior interclub this holiday weekend. See new link on right-hand side of the club website for senior interclub draws and points tables.

Sunday: Senior club day runs from 1pm.

Junior Interclub begins Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October.  We have received the draws, captains will be contacted shortly with player and draw details.

TennisAuckland project team to review the interclub rule book:

TennisAuckland have put together a working group to review the current interclub rulebook. First steps include getting some feedback from players. If you have suggestions you can let them know what you think of the current rules and provide any examples.  Specifically:

1.       What issues crop up with the senior interclub rules?

2.       Is there any wording that you find particularly challenging and feel could be improved?

3.       Any suggestions for improvements?

please email: Annette@tennisauckland.co.nz

Margaret Schot Memorial scheduled Sunday, 29 October

To accommodate a request from the tournament sponsor we have rescheduled the annual Margaret Schot Memorial women's doubles tournament to Sunday, 29 October; so if you have make sure you mark the date to come down and watch our biggest annual club-hosted women's doubles tournament. Note, there will be no Sunday senior club on this day.

Squash this week:

Thursday night club night from 6.30pm Priscilla Wildsmith will be running club night each week with organised game play.  

Friday junior squash night: Junior club night will resume this Friday 4-6pm run by club professional Jarrod van Driel.  The Club has sent out an email to parents this week about other junior programmes on offer with Jarrod this term, please respond directly to Jarrod. Junior club night is free for members and $10 for non-members (juniors bring your squash-playing friends — rackets can be provided). 

Women in Squash coaching programme at HBPRC

The Women in Squash coaching programme offered by Squash Auckland and Foundation North kicked off this week at our club introducing eight new ladies to the game of squash. If you are interested in joining the next group, please contact Jacqui in the office on 376 0681 or via email at service@hernebayrackets.co.nz to get more info and join up.

The club cafe

The club cafe will be open this Friday night with our chef Peter Chichester preparing delicious meals for children and adults. Please come and join us for dinner after the junior club night and support the club. (Please note the cafe will not be open the week of Hi Rolla Casino Night, Friday week, 27 October).

Pilates on the court now also on Wednesdays  

Pilates mat classes are held on squash court 1 every Monday and Thursday morning at 9.30am and now 1:30pm Wednesdays, with more times and dates to come. Our Pilates instructor, Pia,  has been trained through Polestar Pilates NZ and has been practicing for seven years. Pilates is a full-body exercise that will strengthen and balance your body. It is for everyone, including elite athletes, the injured, seniors, pregnant women, and everyone in-between. All will be catered for in the class.  Email, text, or call Pia to book your place in the class on pia@motherbase.net, 029 6277 437. For full details click here: http://hernebayrackets.co.nz/gym.cfm 

 

Volunteer bar staff wanted for junior nights and Saturday, 28 October

We are in need of bar volunteers for our busy junior nights, either 4:30-6pm or 5-9pm one Friday night per month. No experience necessary and training will be provided. This is developing into a lively atmosphere, with families staying on after junior night, so the bar is a good place to get to know some of the new faces turning up.

We are also in need of a volunteer bar staffer to cover a community event in the bar on Saturday, 28 October, 5-10pm.

This is a great way to 'do your part' for the Club.  Contact Jacqui in the office on 376 0681 or email service@hernebayrackets.co.nz if you would like to know more.

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