Welcome - Articles from the latest Newsletter
Whats in our newsletter this week.....
* Notice & Nominations for Annual General Meeting
* Gym Membership - Introductory Offer
* Herne Bay Squash Open
* Tennis Club Champs
* Racketball Club Champs
* Tennis News
* Squash News
* Are you Free one night a month?
* Free Couches & Umbrellas
Notice of AGM
The Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Club Inc will be holding their AGM on Thursday 12th April 2018 at 6:30pm in the Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Club Clubrooms, 10 West End Road Herne Bay.
Call for Nominations for the HBPRC Committee
The Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Club Inc is made up of a minimum of 5 and maximum of 9 officers. All officers automatically retire annually at the AGM and shall be eligible for re-election. Nominations are due by 5pm on Thursday 5th April. Please contact the office for a nomination form.
President / Immediate Past President
Gym Membership Introductory Offer
As of the 1st of April 2018 the onsite gym will be operated by the Club.
Current Members of the HBPRC who are Full Members, Plus One Members, Student Members and Juniors over 16 years receive a special gym rate of $230 per year (GST inc). Gym only membership is $400 per year (GST inc).
Weekly, six monthly and visitor rates are also available, please check online for more details http://hernebayrackets.co.nz/gym.cfm
If you would like to continue your membership or start a new membership please contact Jacqui Mustard to arrange membership (p) 09 3760681, (e) email@example.com or stop by the Club Administration office. Payment will now be directly to the Club.
• Full use of gym and gym equipment;
• Use of change room, bathrooms, showers and sauna;
• Full use of the Club lounge;
• Access card/key to building;
• Free parking;
• Operating hours 5am to10pm 7 days per week;
• No minimum commitment period for monthly payments;
• Weekly email with HBPRC updates;
• Special pricing for private function hire;
• Members rates for Pilates classes;
• Access to approved Personal Trainers.
Herne Bay Open 2018
The Herne Bay Open 2018 will take place at the Club from the 6th to 8th April 2018. This is part of the Prince Series and will be the first fully digital squash tournament in NZ. Please enter via iSquash. The tournament will be Par 11 for all divisions and local players may be required to play on Thursday.
Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Tennis Club Champs 2018
Entries are now open for the senior and junior HBPRC Tennis Club Champs for 2018.
Secure your place in the draw by filling in the entry form now! Preliminary rounds will be played Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings or as agreed between competitors. Finals day is Sunday, 15 April, followed by prize giving and barbeque. A rain date of Sunday, 22 April has been set aside.
Conditions of entry are that you must be available to play on the finals day/s, and while we are attempting a full Open and B (S7/D7 and below) senior draw of singles, doubles, and mixed, we may need to run a first-round plate competition for the B comp if the Open entry numbers are low.
Tournament Director's decision on draw will be final and entry fee is a flat $10 for a maximum of three events. Juniors please enter via the form too. If you are ungraded, don't have a partner, enter anyway, we'll sort you out with a seeding and find you a good match for playing partner. Hurry, entries are only open for the next week.
2018 NZ Racketball Champs
Last weekend saw our annual NZ Racketball title up for grabs, with a slightly depleted field probably due to old age! Some great matches were played and there was no friendship on the court (only off it), and the final came down to Matt Taylor taking on Malcolm Davidson.
On a hot humid Saturday afternoon Matt prevailed in three tightly fought (albeit a little one-sided 😊) sets to take out his third NZ Racketball Title. Congratulations Matt, when you’ve won 10 of them you can keep the cup!
Pilates on the court with Pia
Would you like that old injury to finally get better?
Would you like to minimise the chance of new injuries?
Would you like to get back to being flexible and agile again on the courts?
Try a 1:1 session with Pia and see if Pilates is for you.
Members Only Offer - Private Sessions
$45 for 45 Minutes One-on-One
Tennis this week:
Senior club night Thursday from 6.30pm
Depending on which App you use tennis may or may not be on this week. However David will be here to get everyone on court.
Friday junior club night
Junior tennis continues this Friday at 4.30pm to 6pm run by Club Professional David Mustard and his coaching team.
Summer Interclub is drawing to an end. See here and link on right-hand side of the club website for interclub draws and points tables.
Sunday senior club day from 1pm
Come down, meet some new people and play some doubles. Please make yourself know to players on court when arriving.
Squash this week:
Ladies Squash Mornings 9:30am Tuesday
Ladies squash mornings continue every Tuesday at 9:30am with Priscilla Wildsmith. All welcome.
2018 NZ Doubles Championships
Hosted at the National Squash Centre on 23-24 March, please enter via iSquash and any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Double Dot squash junior tournament series
The series begins in a few weeks time! This series is open for all junior squash players 1500 points and below. If you do not have a grading, but would like to compete, please contact Jarrod. There is a division suitable for all levels under 1500 points, including beginners.
The series will include five junior one day tournaments across four different clubs, including Herne Bay. Proceeds from the series go towards junior squash introduction initiatives. Series ranked players will receive major prizes such as racquets, bags, and more!
For more details please visit www.doubledotsquash.com/tournaments. Registrations can be made through iSquash.
Friday junior club night
Junior Squash continues this Friday from 4pm to 6pm and run by Jarrod van Driel. Junior club night is free for members and $10 for non-members (juniors bring your squash-playing friends — rackets can be provided).
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.
Free Couches and Umbrellas
The Club has 4 old couches and two Chapel Bar umbrellas that are free to anyone who would like to take them. Please arrange a collection time with Jacqui.
Useful links to sports bodies and our sponsors
Our web site: www.hernebayrackets.co.nz/
Please join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:
David Mustard Tennis: www.mustardtennis.co.nz
Double Dot Squash: www.doubledotsquash.com
Pilates on the Court: www.pilatesonthecourt.com
20 Mar 18: Annual General Meeting - 12 April
14 Mar 18: Welcome - World Journeys
06 Mar 18: Tennis Club Champs - enter here!
27 Feb 18: RFP for HBPRC Gym
20 Feb 18: Kitchen open Friday Night
13 Feb 18: Junior Club Night
07 Feb 18: Get ready for Interclub.....
31 Jan 18: Where has January gone?
14 Dec 17: Tis the season to be jolly......
06 Dec 17: See you on the deck ...
30 Nov 17: What's happening in 2018 ...
22 Nov 17: Fundraiser - winner on the night
15 Nov 17: Christmas Drinks - hold the date
08 Nov 17: Caro Bowl tennis this Sunday
01 Nov 17: Hi Rolla Fundraising Success
25 Oct 17: Going once! Going twice! - Sold Out!
18 Oct 17: Club Fundraiser - Almost Sold Out!
12 Oct 17: Exec committee update | Tennis: Margaret Schot tournament postponed
05 Oct 17: Ever thought all the sauna needed was a photographer? | Squash: free lessons with Jarrod
27 Sep 17: Casino Night: last chance to get early-bird tickets; Squash: Welcome our new club pros
21 Sep 17: Tennis Open Day this Sunday!
14 Sep 17: Hi Rolla Casino Night: tickets on sale now | Tennis junior interclub: last chance to register
06 Sep 17: Do you have an auction item to donate? | Tennis: DnA this Sunday
30 Aug 17: Tennis: Last chance to register for US Open event this Saturday; Squash: Club champs results
23 Aug 17: Squash: Club champs this weekend; Tennis: US Open event Saturday, 2 September
16 Aug 17: Tennis: DnA returns this Sunday; Squash: last chance to enter club champs
09 Aug 17: Casino night is coming; Squash spring interclub entries open
02 Aug 17: Squash club champs; Tennis summer interclub last chance to register
26 Jul 17: Tennis: junior night resumes, Squash: Auckland Open this weekend
25 Jul 17: Squash: Auckland Open this Thursday-Sunday
19 Jul 17: Tennis summer senior interclub entries open!
12 Jul 17: Is Winter just around the Corner?
06 Jul 17: The All Blacks Need our Support this Saturday
01 Jul 17: Lions Live this Saturday
28 Jun 17: Saturday Supporters at HBPRC
21 Jun 17: Where are you watching the All Blacks v Lions?
14 Jun 17: Bar Volunteers Needed
09 Jun 17: HBPRC Showcase
31 May 17: Squash on Show at HBPRC
30 May 17: We Need Your Help Please?
29 May 17: Squash Superchamps 2017 Register Now!
24 May 17: Hot food at Club Night this Thursday
18 May 17: Busy Week Ahead......
11 May 17: Website Upgrade
08 May 17: Sunday Working Bee - Thank You
05 May 17: Working Bee - this Sunday!
03 May 17: Busy Weekend Ahead
27 Apr 17: Master Games 2017 Update
13 Apr 17: And the Rain Keeps Coming
05 Apr 17: Rain, rain go away....
03 Apr 17: Entries for Squash Winter I/Club
30 Mar 17: Lots happening around the club......
22 Mar 17: Lots happening around the club......
16 Mar 17: Bar, Jnr Squash, Team Fees
13 Mar 17: New Exec, Flooding, Tennis CC & Bar Staff
01 Mar 17: AGM - Thursday 2 Mar 6.30pm
22 Feb 17: Results of Nominations - AGM
17 Feb 17: Busy Weekend Ahead
10 Feb 17: Do You Have An Interest?
08 Feb 17: Entries Open for Tennis & Racketball
26 Jan 17: Great Weather for Club Night
13 Jan 17: Squash Doubles
23 Dec 16: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
14 Dec 16: Christmas Housekeeping
07 Dec 16: Club Facelift....
01 Dec 16: A Big Thank You!
21 Nov 16: Painting underway at the Club.
18 Nov 16: Celebration Time - Get Your Tickets!
09 Nov 16: Celebration Tickets On Sale - Now!
02 Nov 16: Club Xmas Party & 20th Anniversary
27 Oct 16: Xmas Party & 20th Anniversary
12 Oct 16: Rain Rain go away!
05 Oct 16: SQUASH Club Champs - this weekend
28 Sep 16: SQUASH Club Champs - Last Chance To Enter!
22 Sep 16: Entries OPEN for Squash Club Champs
15 Sep 16: The Building is on FIRE!
06 Sep 16: Last Chance To Enter - SQUASH
01 Sep 16: Tennis & Squash Entries needed.....
25 Aug 16: Squash Entries needed.....
17 Aug 16: Is Spring arriving early?
15 Aug 16: Sauna Closure
10 Aug 16: Club Closed Saturday from 3pm
03 Aug 16: Squash Masters this weekend......
28 Jul 16: Last chance for Squash Masters......
20 Jul 16: Calling on Squash Masters......
13 Jul 16: Herne Bay Open
06 Jul 16: Squash & Tennis News.
04 Jul 16: Squash & Tennis News.
29 Jun 16: Kitchen re-opens this Thursday
27 Jun 16: Herne Bay Open close Fri 1st July
22 Jun 16: Rain Rain go away.....
15 Jun 16: Winter is sneaking in......
14 Jun 16: Superchamps Reminder
09 Jun 16: Cousins Shield Results
01 Jun 16: Lots going on ......
25 May 16: Cousin Shield
18 May 16: Quiz - Fundraiser
12 May 16: Show Your Support.....
05 May 16: Show Your Support.....
28 Apr 16: Summer is still here.....
13 Apr 16: Busy Week Ahead
06 Apr 16: Lots going on at the Club ..........
30 Mar 16: Who will be our next Tennis Club Champ????
24 Mar 16: Easter Weekend
16 Mar 16: Lots going on at the Club........
10 Mar 16: Credit Card Facility Removal - 1st April 2016
09 Mar 16: Senior & Junior Tennis Draws - Out Now!
02 Mar 16: Squash Club Night Resumes
29 Feb 16: Who will be our Tennis Club Champ for 2016
25 Feb 16: Who will be our Racketball Champion for 2016?
17 Feb 16: AGM Thursday18th 6.30pm start
11 Feb 16: Executive Nominations for 2016
10 Feb 16: Upcoming AGM.....
04 Feb 16: Make use of the Great Weather.....
28 Jan 16: Where has January gone?
18 Jan 16: Spring Open and Masters Interclub
22 Dec 15: A Wee Xmas Wish
16 Dec 15: 9 days to go.......9 days to Santa
09 Dec 15: 16 days to go........16 days to Santa
02 Dec 15: 23 days to go........23 days to Santa
20 Nov 15: A note from the President.....
19 Nov 15: Christmas Party Saturday Night
11 Nov 15: Christmas Party Nov 21st
06 Nov 15: Sunday 8th Nov Working Bee
04 Nov 15: Sunday 8th Nov Working Bee
21 Oct 15: Chasing Unpaid Invoices......
15 Oct 15: Black out this Sunday!
14 Oct 15: Summer's just around the Corner
07 Oct 15: Short & Sweet
30 Sep 15: Weather is looking promising....
23 Sep 15: Results of Squash & Upcoming Racketball Champs
16 Sep 15: Squash Club Champs & Darts Comp.
11 Sep 15: Reminder - Squash Entries
09 Sep 15: Club Closed - Friday 11th Sept from 6.30pm
07 Sep 15: HBPRC Squash Club Champs
03 Sep 15: Black Soled Shoes
02 Sep 15: Private Function - Sat 5th Sept closure details
27 Aug 15: Mike Weston - Squash Club Coach
19 Aug 15: Tennis Opening Day - this Sunday!
12 Aug 15: Take a Breath
07 Aug 15: Junior Squash tonight, All Blacks & Sweepstake
06 Aug 15: Masters Squash Tournament & All Blacks
29 Jul 15: Wed 29th July Newsletter
28 Jul 15: Quiz Night Postponed
22 Jul 15: Support or Super Champs
15 Jul 15: Get your Thinking Caps On.....
09 Jul 15: Club Night Tonight
03 Jul 15: Urgent Tennis Interclub Registration
01 Jul 15: Quiz Question.......
24 Jun 15: Quiz Question?????
17 Jun 15: HB B Grade Squash
10 Jun 15: Events coming up....
03 Jun 15: Cousin Shield Result 2015
28 May 15: Happy Hour Tonight & Other News
20 May 15: Chapel Vouchers must go!
13 May 15: Chapel Vouchers must go!
12 May 15: $200 Chapel Bar Vouchers
07 May 15: 6th May News
29 Apr 15: 29th April News
23 Apr 15: Entries close tomorrow for the Herne Bay Open
22 Apr 15: April 22nd News
15 Apr 15: April 14th
10 Apr 15: Club Closed Saturday 11th from 5.30pm.
08 Apr 15: April Tennis & Squash
07 Apr 15: Squash Interclub Entries
01 Apr 15: Easter Holidays
27 Mar 15: Supporters Welcome....
25 Mar 15: Its all about the Winners
20 Mar 15: Squash Interclub & Racketball Shout Out
18 Mar 15: Wednesday 24th March Newsletter
17 Mar 15: Racketball 17th March
11 Mar 15: Wednesday 11th March
09 Mar 15: HBPRC Presidents Update - March 2015
04 Mar 15: New HBPRC Committee & New Club Members, Drill & Thrills and Racketball
25 Feb 15: Committee Profiles
23 Feb 15: AGM Voting Time!
20 Feb 15: Tennis Club Champs - Senior and Junior
19 Feb 15: Club Night tonight and AGM Details
16 Feb 15: Masters Squash
11 Feb 15: New Drills & Thrills Tennis sessions – Free for all Full Members
10 Feb 15: AGM announcement, Masters Squash Sign ups, Valentines options and more!
05 Feb 15: DnA, Squash sign ups galore and Club Night!
29 Jan 15: Club Night and Autumn Squash / Squash Leagues PLUS MORE!
20 Jan 15: Macsen's Success
19 Jan 15: New member special, Thursday Kitchen and address checking
05 Jan 15: January Sign Up Special
18 Dec 14: January Special & Club Night Tonight
09 Dec 14: Club Night this week and other club news
05 Dec 14: Festival of Tennis helpers and Teens needed for TV show
04 Dec 14: Perfect Xmas Gift and Club Night Kitchen!
03 Dec 14: Sorry - got the title wrong last time! This is THIS week's news for all members...
03 Dec 14: Adult Tennis News
27 Nov 14: Adult Tennis News
26 Nov 14: Junior Tennis News
20 Nov 14: Xmas and Club Night Breaking News...
17 Nov 14: Christmas Cocktail Party this Saturday!
12 Nov 14: Xmas Party, Junior Club Night and Cricket passes
30 Oct 14: Free cricket tickets and the new Tennis Gate!
29 Oct 14: Xmas party and other news...
28 Oct 14: Australian Open Tickets
16 Oct 14: Prince night tonight and Junior Club Night tomorrow...
14 Oct 14: Prince night, tournaments, leagues, weddings and much more!
09 Oct 14: Head Club Night, Office Closed and Mercy Hospice reminder
07 Oct 14: Mercy Hospice Event
06 Oct 14: Club Night this week brought to you by HEAD and announcing our new Squash Club Champions!
01 Oct 14: Squash Club Night this week
24 Sep 14: Bar people needed, Spring Squash, Pennant Winners and more!
22 Sep 14: Spring Squash Interclub & Club Champs
19 Sep 14: Tennis Interclub underway and Facebook news!
12 Sep 14: Sunday Tennis notice
12 Sep 14: Tennis and Rugby Action at the Club tomorrow!
11 Sep 14: An awesome Club Night tonight + Squash Club Champs
08 Sep 14: Squash Club Champs
08 Sep 14: Squash and Tennis leagues, Tennis Affiliation cards and Kids Squash coaching
03 Sep 14: Squash and Tennis leagues, Tennis Affiliation cards and Kids Squash coaching
28 Aug 14: Club Night tonight and Tennis this weekend
21 Aug 14: Rugby this Sat and Free Office Furniture!
19 Aug 14: B Grade Superwomen and Jnr Tennis Interclub
13 Aug 14: Masters, Squash coaching, Club Day and our August membership specials!
07 Aug 14: Important Club News
05 Aug 14: New Membership options and last change for Spring Squash Masters
04 Aug 14: Comedy Night - Squash Masters - Squash Leagues!
31 Jul 14: Comedy Night - Squash Masters - Squash Leagues!
30 Jul 14: Tennis Opening Day and Tennis Interclub sign up...
22 Jul 14: Squash Superchamps on NOW!
21 Jul 14: Tennis Interclub, Tennis Open Day and Direct Debit payments
10 Jul 14: Comedy Night and Squash Masters Tournament
08 Jul 14: World Masters Squash Champs boys' update...
07 Jul 14: Squash Interclub
04 Jul 14: Junior Boys win, Squash court bookings, School Hols activities, Tennis Club Sunday and Office hours!
30 Jun 14: July Squash League, Wimbledon Winners, Kids Holiday Programmes and more!
20 Jun 14: All Black Black Out, plus Quiz night and Bar Volunteers needed!
18 Jun 14: Membership specials, Wimbledon, Bar Volunteers and Club Night... PHEW!
12 Jun 14: Wimbledon doubles, Club Night, Mums and Bubs and more!
05 Jun 14: Club Night tonight!
03 Jun 14: Superchamps and Wimbledon Doubles
29 May 14: Club Night, Quiz Night and Junior Squash
27 May 14: Quiz Night, Club Night, Mustards and more!
23 May 14: Open Squash Finals tonight... and Squash League closes today!
20 May 14: Club News!
15 May 14: Club Night tonight!
13 May 14: Club News and lots of it!
08 May 14: Squash court bookings, Squash League and more!
06 May 14: Heaps of Club News!
02 May 14: Club News
24 Apr 14: Club News
15 Apr 14: Club News
10 Apr 14: Club News
07 Apr 14: Club News
05 Apr 14: Club News
02 Apr 14: Squash Winter Interclub
31 Mar 14: Club News
27 Mar 14: Club News
25 Mar 14: Winter Tennis Interclub
18 Mar 14: Club news
13 Mar 14: Club News
10 Mar 14: Club News
06 Mar 14: Club Night Tonight!
27 Feb 14: Club Night and Tennis Club Champs
24 Feb 14: Club news
19 Feb 14: Doubles Squash Tournament
18 Feb 14: Club News
17 Feb 14: Annual General Meeting
13 Feb 14: Club night tonight
11 Feb 14: Club updates
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