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What's in our newsletter this week ... 

* Lost property

* Visitor fees

* Security

* Volunteer bar duty

* March membership renewals

* Tennis: Club Champs draws announced

* Squash: Auckland District Superchamps

* Welcome to new and renewing members

* Pilates on the Court: book online

Lost property

We have so many hoodies and drink bottles here at the club. Lost property will be displayed under the telly in the Club Lounge for one week. Please come inside/upstairs and look for your child’s hoodie, hat, racquet cover, drink bottles etc. Any unclaimed items will be donated to Sacred Heart Ponsonby Church’s outreach programme for underprivileged families and refugees.

Visitor fees

We love that you want to share our Club with your friends. If they are not a member of the Club, they are welcome but please put $20 cash in the drop box next to the Pro Shop with your name on it if there is no one in the bar or in the office. Perhaps even entice them to join to avoid further visitor fee charges.

Security

Please ensure:

1. That you are the only person using your Access Card.

2. That the Club is locked up and secure before you leave, day or night.

3. That if you open the doors onto the deck or in the gym, that you close them.

This is for your safety and the safety of everyone.

Volunteer bar duty

Thank you so much for those who responded to our call-out for new volunteers! Welcome to the team.
Currently we need bar staff on 6th, 8th ,9th, 19th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 27th covered. Can one of these days be you?

Next training day with our Duty Manager, Leanne Roberts is this Thursday at 6pm.

March membership renewals

All members whose membership expires in March will have received an email from Pia last week. This week you should have received a phone call too. If you believe your membership is due in March and have not received an email or call, please contact the office. We are keen to have you all back this year!

Tennis

Club Champs draws announced

Draws for the club champs and info on how to schedule matches will be posted on the club website this week. Matches will be played over the next three weeks leading up to our finals day of Sunday, 7 April. Entrants will receive full details of draws and comp rules via email. Any questions please contact Simon at tennisvp@hernebayrackets.co.nz.

Senior club night Thursday & Sunday club day 

No excuses not to join us for some social and friendly match play on Thursday night from 6.30pm or on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3pm. New members welcome.

Junior club night Friday, weekend interclub, and junior programmes

Junior club night runs Fridays from 4.30pm–6pm, under watchful eye of our coaching staff; please note that this week we will be starting to play some junior club champs games as part of club night, if you are scheduled to play we will be in touch.
Junior Saturday and Sunday interclub continues this weekend, draws are here: https://tennis.org.nz/InterclubCompetitionGradesList.asp?cnID=3005
Junior after-school programmes are running now. Contact club professional David Mustard on 021 476 606 for more info.

Squash

Auckland District Superchamps

Entries for Auckland District Superchamps will open on Monday 17 June and close 5pm Wednesday 3 July.  Venues will be allocated once entries have closed. Now is a good time to start thinking about teams.

There has been a small review of the national rules which has necessitated a few changes to the district rules.  Please take particular note of;

  • Team Playing Order (Rule 16iii) – within each half grade players may be submitted in order of playing strength to a maximum of 100 points difference
  • Player Eligibility (Rule 11iii) – players must play interclub for that club (or not play interclub for another club).  There may be dispensations available as per Rule 11(viii) as in the past, however these may be more strictly applied and may require approval from Squash NZ
  • The grading list eligibility date is the 14th June, meaning only a 6-week window before the tournament which has been traditionally 8 weeks.  The main benefit of having the districts played before the end of July is clubs have a small window to get funding applications in if they manage to get to National Finals which typically close at the end of each month
  • Once again, to be eligible players must have played a minimum of three competitive matches with results showing on the grading list between 1 January 2019 and 14 June 2019

The 2019 National Finals will be held from 25-28 September at the following venues;

B Grade – Whakatane Squash Club

C Grade – SquashCity Invercargill

D Grade – Whangarei Squash Club

E Grade – Tawa Squash Club (Wellington)

F/J Grade – Cambridge Rackets Club

For more information visit http://www.squashauckland.org.nz/Competitions/SuperChamps

Online Club Referee Exam

This is a great starting point for both new and experienced players to ensure you can be confident of the rules.  

All players competing in competitive play such as interclub and tournaments are expected to have completed and passed the exam.

The exam consists of 50 multi-choice questions and can be fully completed online through the Squash NZ website.  The Club Referee qualification is valid for two years from the time of completion.  Both players and non-players are able to complete the exam.  

Link to online Club Referee Exam - Click here

List of current qualified Club Referees - Click here

A great video library to help you with your refereeingClick here

Rules Evenings

Squash Auckland is hosting a series Rules Evenings where players can learn about the rules of squash in a fun, informative session which include Q&A's where you can ask for answers to those questions you've always wanted to know.  For dates and locations of upcoming Rules Nights Click here.

Senior club night

Senior club night starts at 6.30pm on Thursdays. Come along and meet fellow club members.  We rotate games every 10-15 minutes 

Junior club night 

Join Jarrod and his team on Friday nights from 4pm to 6pm for coaching, fun games and just a little bit of competition.

Welcome to new and renewing members

New members

Jean-Paul du Toit (tennis)
Alex Simon (tennis & squash)
Gregory Simon (tennis & squash)

Renewing members

Nicola Palmer (tennis)
Nick Monaghan (gym)
David Ferrier (tennis)
Henry Ferrier (tennis)
Gary McKenzie (tennis)
Will Sergeant (gym)
Wayne Scott Panelbeaters (sponsor of squash court)
Jack Lewis (tennis)

Pilates on the Court

You can now book your Pilates sessions online! 
Book either classes or private one-on-one sessions!

Pilates classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30am and Saturdays at 10am.

Need to speak with Pia? Call her on 029 6277 437

5 classes for $50 - Introductory Offer.  

"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”  Joseph Pilates

Useful links to sports bodies and our sponsors

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

Please join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/HerneBayRackets/ 

https://www.instagram.com/hbprc/ 

https://twitter.com/HBPRC 

Additional Info:

David Mustard Tennis:   www.mustardtennis.co.nz

Double Dot Squash: www.doubledotsquash.com 

Pilates on the Court:   www.pilatesonthecourt.com

Herne Bay Fitness Personal Training: www.hernebayfitness.co.nz

 

Book a Court Online:

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