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Private Function - Club Closed Saturday 5th Sept.

Members please be aware: Due to a Wedding Reception being held on our premises on Saturday 5th Sept, the club lounge area will not be available after 12 noon. The Club Facilities including Tennis & Squash courts will not be available after 2pm.  (There is no home games scheduled for Tennis Interclub).

Club Night Update

Happy Hour begins at 6pm and will run to 8pm. Kendals Kitchen will not be operating for the next four weeks as she is away in Europe.  However, we will be ask budding BBQ chefs to assit with the cooking of sausages.  

Both Squash & Tennis club nights will run with Tennis Drills & Thrills starting at 6.30pm - first in first served and Squash will be hosted by Nat C and runs from 7pm.

Squash & Tennis Invoices

There are still a number of unpaid invoices relating to Winter Tennis & Squash Interclub fees.  We recently emailed you another copy of you invoice and would appreciate prompt payment as some of these go back to April this year.  Please email service@hernebayrackets.co.nz if you have a query.

Tennis 2015/2016 invoices will be emailed out in the next few weeks.

Australian Open Tickets 

Candice has 2 spare tickets for the quarter-finals day session on Tuesday 26 January 2016. They are in the Lower Bowl (Row T) and are Shaded Seats, so absolutely prime tickets. Please email her at candices737@gmail.com if you are interested.

Tennis News 

On Saturday 29 August the club hosted the Margaret Schot Memorial Trophy for the 4th consecutive year. The trophy was first contested 15 years ago in memory of past member, Margaret Schot, and was revived in 2012 with the support of Margaret's son, Jan and his company, Decorating Solutions. The tournament attracts a strong field and this year was no exception with the top seeds ranked D2.

There were a number of returning players, some who travelled from out of town and many with connections to the Schot family and the club. One of the nicest Facebook posts was from a doubles team that became friends at the club more than 25 years ago. We're very happy to be part of an event that celebrates competition, as well as the relationships that being involved in a sport like tennis brings.

Congratulations to our tournament winners, Zoe Xu and Jacque Wang, who beat both the 1st and 3rd seeds in order to take out the title. And thanks to Jan and his family, all the players, and volunteers who made it such a special day. We hope to see you all again next year.

 

The first round of summer interclub kicks off this Saturday 5 September. Captains will now have received team lists with a link to team draws. Please check your draws on the Tennis Auckland website and collect your rulebooks and interclub balls from the office. In action this weekend are Caro Reserve Men, 2nd Men, and Open Men's 4.

The grading list to be used is the official 18 August 2015 list, also on the website. Please check grades carefully for playing order as Tennis Auckland have just completed a regrading exercise and there have been some changes. Good luck everyone, do well!

Fingers crossed for no rain!

Mx2's final winter interclub match against Kohi has been rescheduled to Sunday 6 September. This is a must-win match to have a chance of winning the grade, so feel free to drop by and lend your support. 

Junior Interclub Entries

Tennis Auckland have requested entries for Junior Interclub. This is played on Saturday's or Sunday's mornings leading up to Xmas. If your child is a member of HBPRC, can serve, score and rally, then we would love to register them.  

Please email: service@hernebayrackets.co.nz with your childs name, parent name & contact phone number and your prefered day to play.

Squash Club Champs 2015 (16th - 19th September)

It's that time of year again ... prepare to leave your friendships at the glass backed door and battle your club mates to the ultimate prize - HB Club Champion 2015! 

Tournie will run Wednesday 16th to Saturday 19th September. 

Draws will be done by grade and grading list points will be counted. Entry fee $10.  

Enter now at http://www.squash.org.nz/sit/homepage or email hbprcsquash@gmail.com. Entries close Fri 11th September.

Squash Spring Interclub entries are now open.

Please register here now:  

http://www.hernebayrackets.co.nz/interclub_squash.cfm 

Please note that Auckland Squash are trying a new format for Spring Interclub of mixed teams based on points. This means there will be some teams if not all which will have a mixture of males and females in them. 

Entries close Tuesday the 15th September. Please note that you need to sign up if you want to play - entries will NOT be rolled over from Winter Interclub.

Thanks Emma 

Squash VP

Squash Coaching Clinics

These Clinics are Drop-In, no need to sign up!  Coach - Mike Weston

E-D GRADE TRAINING: Saturday 12 September 9.15am to 10.45am Cost $25 with Mike

C-B GRADE TRAINING: Saturday 12 September 10.45am to 12.15pm Cost $25 with Mike

Morning Training Groups 

We are looking to start regular weekly early morning training groups!

C-B Grade: Mondays 7am to 8am.  E-D Grade Wednesdays 7am to 8am

Please contact Mike to express your interest!

Individual / Group Lessons 

Private lessons are available for individuals & Groups. Mike is available during the week 6am - 8am & Weekends.

Cost: 45min session $50, 60min session $60, 5-Pack 60min sessions $250

Tel: 021-181-1760, Email: westonmike@hotmail.com

 

Reminders: 

Still looking for Bar Volunteers:

We are still looking to fill a couple of nights during the month. Dates available are: 3rd, 4th, 16th, 22nd & 27th of the month. The commitment is only one night per month and if you pair up with someone it's only every second month!

This is a great way to 'do your part' for the Club like so many others have before you. If we don't have volunteers the bar is un-manned and this can be a problem when we have visiting teams and events on at the Club, not to mention thirsty members who need a drink!

No experience necessary and all training is provided and a few free drinks while you're there! Contact Jacqui in the office if interested. 

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