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What's in our newsletter this week ...

* Committee Minutes

* Called to the bar

* Squash News 

* Tennis News

* Pilates

Called to the bar

Peter Cross explains why he’s just put himself forward as a voluntary bar person

I’ve been a member of the club a few months shy of a decade. During that time there have been five presidents, three managers and hundreds of newsletters. And of the many newsletters I’ve seen almost all contain a line or two imploring members to help out behind the bar. The hope is to have enough volunteers to have one person for each day of the month. It’s a losing battle. Helping out only once a month is the big selling point which to my mind is a bit like urging people to go to the dentist as it doesn’t hurt too much.

I read these guilt inducing pleas so often and felt so bad that I did what any sensible person does in the circumstances: I stopped reading the newsletters. But a seed had been planted and I continued to feel awful seeing the same faces smiling at me as I ordered my pints of Mac Gold. Without exception each person is good natured, unfazed, and friendly. I told myself that I’d never be able to master the till: I’m a late adopter and struggle with anything invented since the sundial.

Read the full article Called-to-the-bar

Squash this week:

Squash Superchamps 2018

If you are interested in playing in a Superchamps team this year can you please email squashVP@hernebayrackets.co.nz or put name on noticeboard at the club. The tournament will be held the week of 6th - 12th August 2018.

Please note you must have played three matches which have results showing in iSquash between 1 Jan and 15 June 2018 to be eligible to play in Superchamps

 The cutoff dates are as per below

Member transfer cut off - June 7th
Grading list cut off - June 15th
Team entries close - July 5th

If you want more info please go to  http://squashauckland.org.nz/Competitions/SuperChamps.  Thanks Emma Squash VP  

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. 

Friday junior club night

Junior club night will resume on Friday from 4-6pm.  Jarrod and his team will get everyone on the court.

Tennis this week:

Senior winter interclub

All Mixed teams start this Sunday with men's 3 team starting the week after. Check the draws at tennis.org.nz or on the club website home page.

Senior club night Thursday from 6.30pm

The weather forecast is not looking that great this week, but if it holds, come down and enjoy a few social games. Enjoy happy hour between 6.30 & 7.30pm.

Friday junior club night 

Club night begins with match play between 4.30pm and 6pm. Please text David on 021476606 if you are wanting to register.  It is for members who can rally, serve and score.   

Senior club day 

Join us for some social and friendly match play on  Sunday afternoon  from 1 to 4pm.

Defenders & Aggressors

Next DnA is scheduled for Sunday 20th May from 3-5pm.

Only the brave will be out walking

I've always thought that in the animal world, bears have the right lifestyle. Eat all summer and sleep all winter. I am at my laziest in winter and I have to have a plan to ensure that I don't become too much like a sloth when I feel cold.

The Plan. And you definitely need a plan. If you don't have a plan then you are not going to move.

Need help? 

If you would like me to sit down with you to develop a winter exercise regime for you to achieve, then I am only a text or email away. There's no charge but I won't say no to a coffee. 

Do you want a new class time? 

If you would like a new class time for you and your friends then simply email or text me the time and day that would suit you and your friends and I will try to make it a permanent class time for Term 2. Otherwise class times are Monday and Thursday 9:30am

Please contact Pia for Pilates at pia@motherbase.net or 029 6277 437

Useful links to sports bodies and our sponsors

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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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