Whats in our newsletter this week.....

* Notice & Nominations for Annual General Meeting

* Gym Membership - Introductory Offer

* Herne Bay Squash Open

* Tennis Club Champs 

* Racketball Club Champs

* Pilates

* Tennis News

* Squash News

* Are you Free one night a month?

* Free Couches & Umbrellas

Notice of AGM 

The Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Club Inc will be holding their AGM on Thursday 12th April 2018 at 6:30pm in the Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Club Clubrooms, 10 West End Road Herne Bay

Call for Nominations for the HBPRC Committee

The Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Club Inc is made up of a minimum of 5 and maximum of 9 officers. All officers automatically retire annually at the AGM and shall be eligible for re-election. Nominations are due by 5pm on Thursday 5th April. Please contact the office for a nomination form. 

President / Immediate Past President



Squash VP

Tennis VP

Facilities Manager

Marketing/Communications/Social Media

General Position

Gym Membership Introductory Offer

As of the 1st of April 2018 the onsite gym will be operated by the Club. 

Current Members of the HBPRC who are Full Members, Plus One Members, Student Members and Juniors over 16 years receive a special gym rate of $230 per year (GST inc).  Gym only membership is $400 per year (GST inc).

Weekly, six monthly and visitor rates are also available, please check online for more details   

If you would like to continue your membership or start a new membership please contact Jacqui Mustard to arrange membership (p) 09 3760681, (e)  or stop by the Club Administration office. Payment will now be directly to the Club.

Gym Inclusions:

            • Full use of gym and gym equipment;
            • Use of change room, bathrooms, showers and sauna;
            •  Full use of the Club lounge;
            • Access card/key to building;
            • Free parking;
            • Operating hours 5am to10pm 7 days per week;
            • No minimum commitment period for monthly payments;
            • Weekly email with HBPRC updates;
            • Special pricing for private function hire;
            • Members rates for Pilates classes;
            • Access to approved Personal Trainers.

Herne Bay Open 2018  

The Herne Bay Open 2018 will take place at the Club from the 6th to 8th April 2018. This is part of the Prince Series and will be the first fully digital squash tournament in NZ. Please enter via iSquash. The tournament will be Par 11 for all divisions and local players may be required to play on Thursday.


Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Tennis Club Champs 2018

Entries are now open for the senior and junior HBPRC Tennis Club Champs for 2018.

Secure your place in the draw by filling in the entry form now! Preliminary rounds will be played Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings or as agreed between competitors. Finals day is Sunday, 15 April, followed by prize giving and barbeque. A rain date of Sunday, 22 April has been set aside.

Conditions of entry are that you must be available to play on the finals day/s, and while we are attempting a full Open and B (S7/D7 and below) senior draw of singles, doubles, and mixed, we may need to run a first-round plate competition for the B comp if the Open entry numbers are low.

Tournament Director's decision on draw will be final and entry fee is a flat $10 for a maximum of three events. Juniors please enter via the form too. If you are ungraded, don't have a partner, enter anyway, we'll sort you out with a seeding and find you a good match for playing partner. Hurry, entries are only open for the next week.

Form link:

Tennis Club Champs 2018

2018 NZ Racketball Champs

Last weekend saw our annual NZ Racketball title up for grabs, with a slightly depleted field probably due to old age! Some great matches were played and there was no friendship on the court (only off it), and the final came down to Matt Taylor taking on Malcolm Davidson.

On a hot humid Saturday afternoon Matt prevailed in three tightly fought (albeit a little one-sided 😊) sets to take out his third NZ Racketball Title. Congratulations Matt, when you’ve won 10 of them you can keep the cup!

Pilates on the court with Pia

Would you like that old injury to finally get better?
Would you like to minimise the chance of new injuries?
Would you like to get back to being flexible and agile again on the courts?


Try a 1:1 session with Pia and see if Pilates is for you.

Members Only Offer - Private Sessions
$45 for 45 Minutes One-on-One

Tennis this week:

Senior club night Thursday from 6.30pm

Depending on which App you use tennis may or may not be on this week. However David will be here to get everyone on court.  

Friday junior club night

Junior tennis continues this Friday at 4.30pm to 6pm run by Club Professional David Mustard and his coaching team.

Senior Interclub

Summer Interclub is drawing to an end. See here and link on right-hand side of the club website for interclub draws and points tables.

Sunday senior club day from 1pm

Come down, meet some new people and play some doubles.  Please make yourself know to players on court when arriving.

Squash this week:

Ladies Squash Mornings 9:30am Tuesday

Ladies squash mornings continue every Tuesday at 9:30am with Priscilla Wildsmith. All welcome.

2018 NZ Doubles Championships

Hosted at the National Squash Centre on 23-24 March, please enter via iSquash and any enquiries to 

Double Dot squash junior tournament series

The series begins in a few weeks  time! This series is open for all junior squash players 1500 points and below. If you do not have a grading, but would like to compete, please contact Jarrod. There is a division suitable for all levels under 1500 points, including beginners.

The series will include five junior one day tournaments across four different clubs, including Herne Bay. Proceeds from the series go towards junior squash introduction initiatives. Series ranked players will receive major prizes such as racquets, bags, and more! 

For more details please visit Registrations can be made through iSquash.

Friday junior club night

Junior Squash continues this Friday from 4pm to 6pm and run by Jarrod van Driel.  Junior club night is free for members and $10 for non-members (juniors bring your squash-playing friends — rackets can be provided). 

Are you Free ONE Night a month?

We are in need of Bar Volunteers to fill our roster.  The commitment is one night per month, or pair up with someone and do every second month. No experience is necessary and training is provided. This is a great way to "do your part" for the Club.  Contact Jacqui in the office if you would like to know more.

Free Couches and Umbrellas

 The Club has 4 old couches and two Chapel Bar umbrellas that are free to anyone who would like to take them. Please arrange a collection time with Jacqui.

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