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* Tennis Club Champs rsults 

* Tennis News

* Squash News

Tennis Club Champs 2018, results

If you were lucky enough to be at the club on Sunday for the Tennis Club Champs 2018 finals day you will know that the reversion to a finals day format this year was a great success. A series of tension-filled exciting games was played from morning through to early evening in conjunction with BBQ and refreshments (and some sunshine to bask in for the deck gallery). 

Thank you to all 64 entrants who participated in the competition; it is a step up from social play to front up and take on the challenge, and the event couldn't function without that particpiation.

Suggestions for fine-tuning the comp have been taken on board and include tighter rein on the window matches are played within, perhaps running some divsions on separate weekends, and having a finals weekend, with semis on the Saturday and finals on the Sunday, plus more involvement from juniors on finals weekend. Hopefully we can tweak things to grow and improve the comp for next year.

There are still two senior comps to complete (Mixed Open and Men's Doubles), plus a couple of junior finals to play, but results in other divisions were as follows:

Women's Singles winner Deb Carter, runner-up Peta Drayton

Women's Open Doubles winners Deb Carter & Jacqui Mustard, runners-up Miyuki McEwen & Suzie Strachan

Women's B Doubles winners Jacqueline Luxton & Rachael Nicholson, runners-up Bronwyn Dick & Carolyne Gebbie

Men's Open winner Kaipara Solomon, runner-up Jake Riordan

Men's B winner Jake Riordan, runner-up Simon Holloway

Men's B Doubles winners Arie Dekker & Matt Goodson, runners-up Alan Dobbs & James Mackinnon

Mixed B winners James Graham & Lucy Harris, runners-up John Isbey & Callie Fell

Girls' Singles winner Kaya Eibles, runner-up Frankie MacFarlane

Boys' 10 winner Ashton McCaughan, runner-up Arthur Yeoward

Boys' 14 Singles winner Gaspard Lemaitre, runner-up Louis Lepionka

 

Congratulations to all and thanks to all who helped make the event a success.

Tennis this week:

Winter interclub

New-ish to the club and interested in playing some competitive social tennis? Winter interclub starts at the end of May and is a great way to test the waters for competitive senior club play. Matches are played alternate Sunday mornings over winter at 10am. If you haven't been contacted by one of the interclub captains and are interested, please contact Simon at tennisVP@hernebayrackets.co.nz. Spaces are available for reserving and regular spots in both mixed and men's teams.

Winter mixed doubles - team competition

David is currently organizing a round-robin teams event for Monday nights over May. Teams are limited to six and are filling fast, so if you are interested please contact David on 021 476 606.

Senior club night Thursday from 6.30pm

The weather forecast is looking good for tennis this week, come down and enjoy a few social games. There will be a couple of club champs catch-up matches being played later in the evening.

Friday junior club night 

With school holidays upon us - there will be no junior tennis club night.

Junior holiday clinics

David and his team are running daily tennis holiday programmes from 9am to 12pm.  To book please call David on 021476606.

Senior Club Day resumes Sunday

Squash this week:

After school programme

Tuesdays 3.45-4.45pm, May 1 - July 3. Great for Beginner Level players, best suited for aged 7-13.

Fun, skills, techniques, match play, games, fitness and more!

Visit www.doubledotsquash.com to register.  

Junior interclub programme

Tuesdays 4.45-5.45pm, May 1 - July 3. For graded juniors J1 and below. For Intermediate and Advanced Levels.

Fun, drills, skills, techniques, match play, fitness and more!

Visit www.doubledotsquash.com to register.  

Junior interclub

The Double Dot Squash Junior League is run on Sunday mornings from 9am to approximately 10.30am at various clubs in Auckland.

This competition is for all juniors under 1500 points, and includes a girls only division. Visit www.doubledotsquash.com/juniorleague for the full details and to register. 

Holiday camps

We are running a squash holiday camp on Wednesday and Friday from 12pm-4pm on both weeks of the school holidays. This camp will be fun, while helping you practice your squash skills ready for term 2. If you would like to join please register at www.doubledotsquash.com/programmes.

Friday junior club night

Jarrod and his team are taking a well deserved break for the school holiday period.

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.

Useful links to sports bodies and our sponsors

Our web site: www.hernebayrackets.co.nz/

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Additional Info:

David Mustard Tennis:   www.mustardtennis.co.nz

Double Dot Squash: www.doubledotsquash.com 

Pilates on the Court:   www.pilatesonthecourt.com

 

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