2017 Club Champs, 24–26 August
The annual club champs start this Thursday evening and run through to conclusion at the end of Saturday afternoon. Who will take the honours this year? Watch this space, or better still come on down and watch it live. See you there!
Sunday Junior Jets
This Sunday morning the club hosts the popular Junior Jets interclub competition. All four squash courts are booked from 9am to approx. 11am. The Herne Bay Ponsonby Junior Jets team are currently at the top of the ladder. Good luck with this week's round!
Junior one-day tournament results
Congratulations to all the winners and place-getters from the Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets junior one-day tournament held last Sunday.
Winner - Noah Thomas
Runner-up - Ross Jowsey
1st - Liam Friery
2nd - Riley McCracken
3rd – Dylan Harris
1st – Sam Copley
2nd - Beau Aspinall
3rd – Myriam Lotfy
1st – Henry Copley
2nd - Sasha Holloway
3rd – George Smail
Winner - Lucy Aspinall
Runner-up – Anna Jowsey
A big thank you to Mike Weston for running a great tournament and encouraging some of our new juniors to play graded competition for the first time. Also a big thank you to the parents and club members who helped make the day come together with their time, assistance and donations. And a special thank you to gourmet yoghurt makers The Collective for providing the yoghurt treats enjoyed by all the players and their siblings.
Friday junior night
Get your child along to junior club night this Friday 4-6pm with club squash pro Mike Weston. Junior Club Night is free for members and $10 for non-members (juniors bring your squash-playing friends — rackets can be provided). Food is available from the club cafe from 6pm, so parents join the fun, stay for a drink at the bar and feed the kids dinner at the cafe. The junior squash programme has been extremely popular and if the demand continues we may look at splitting the sessions by ability or grading points.
US Open event: Dogs’n’Donuts, Saturday, 2 September
Following on from the phenomenal turnout for DnA last Sunday, make sure you don't miss our next themed senior club event coinciding with the US Open: Dogs’n’Donuts, on Saturday, 2 September from 1–4pm. Register your spot now by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. As usual there will be prizes for the round-robin winners and best-dressed on the day; for this one we want you to channel your greatest American hero. Make it an early start to the upcoming season and come down for some tennis, a bit of fun and an unhealthy helping of hotdogs and donuts. $10 entry fee, all welcome.
Senior club night
The forecast looks good for this Thursday evening, so come on down and get some time on court from 6.30 (happy hour runs on the bar from 6.30 too ... )
Men's senior team makes Caro Bowl and summer senior interclub update
The club has been fortunate enough to receive an invitation to play in the men's senior Caro Bowl competition this season. This is the top-level club regional competition and is thanks to the good results achieved in the reserve grade last season that saw us finish runners-up to Karaka. We will host a home game prior to Christmas that will be a great opportunity to watch some top-level tennis while supporting our team. In other grades teams have been submitted and we're waiting on the draw from TennisAuckland, so expect an update via your captains soon. Round one of Open and Presidents comp starts Saturday, 9 September.
ENTRIES NOW OPEN for summer junior interclub
Entries are now open for the 2017-18 pre-Christmas junior interclub competition. The competition is open to juniors 18 years and under as at 30 April, 2018. Note there will be a Premier grade trialled this season for elite juniors graded S8 and above.
Junior interclub competitions run either Saturday (Open grade from 8.30 and Beginner grade from midday) or Sunday (Open and Premier grades from 9am)
Pre-Christmas competition dates are:
- Saturdays - Oct – 28 Nov – 4, 11, 18, 25 Dec – 2, 9, 16
- Sundays - Oct – 29 Nov – 5, 12, 19, 26 Dec – 3, 10, 17
We need to supply team lists to TennisAuckland by Sunday, 24 September, so if your child wants to play please contact Jacqui at email@example.com now with your child's name, DOB, and competition / play day preference if you have one.
Junior club night continues this Friday
Can your child serve and rally? Weekly coach-led game-play junior club nights are running for the Term 3 pre-season on Fridays from 4.30-6.30pm. Get your child along for a some great competitive tennis! To secure a place text or email David Mustard on 021476606 or firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure you specify your child's name, age, and ability. All welcome, no charge for members and if your child has a non-member friend who wants to come along and check it out, they're welcome too, but expect to approached about considering one of our great membership options or pay-as-you go $10 fee after you've tried it a couple of times. Confirmation of session go-ahead will be texted to you Thursday prior. The club cafe will be open from 6pm with a selection of items for kids and parents, so come along and make the most of it.
Make a date for the upcoming club fundraiser: Hi Rolla Casino Night, Friday, 27 October!
Later in the year we’ll be hosting a terrific social event, to raise much needed funds for our club.
But ... we won’t get there without your support, so we’re counting on you to CHIP IN!
Right now we’re looking for PRIZE and AUCTION items.
Can you donate, or shoulder-tap someone to donate, an item to help raise funds for our great club?
We hope to be giving away plenty of prizes on the night, plus we’ll be running a silent and main auction event too, to make this a memorable and rewarding night.
Donations can be product, service or experience based — and no item will be too large or too small.
From wine to dinner vouchers, bach hire to facials, cosmetics to apparel, coffee cards to babysitting services ...
Thanks for your support!