Whats in our newsletter this week.....

* Welcome to our new sponsor - World Journeys

* Notice of Annual General Meeting

* Herne Bay Squash Open

* Tennis Club Champs 

* Request for PT Instructors

* Pilates

* Tennis News

* Squash News

* Are you Free one night a month?

New Sponsor Welcome - World Journeys

World Journeys is a boutique travel company based in Freemans Bay.  100% Kiwi owned and operated, we are extremely proud to support a great local club such as the Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Club.

World Journeys offers travel to some of the world’s most exotic destinations, from Africa to South and Central America, Canada and Alaska, Europe, the Indian Subcontinent, Antarctica and the Arctic, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.  

Have your travel arrangements tailor-made to suit you, or join one of our small group hosted journeys for great company as you travel in comfort and style.  Check us out at , on Facebook ( ), or call us on (09) 360 7311

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

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 fortnight.

Form link:

Tennis Club Champs 2018

Personal Trainer Applications Close 14th March

The HBPRC is seeking Personal Trainers (PTs) who will have exclusive training access to the Club gym.  Please contact our Club Administrator at  with name, phone number and email address if you are interested in applying. Please note applications close this week.

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

The weather forecast looks promising, so come down and David will get everyone some tennis action.  

Friday junior club night

Junior tennis continues this Friday at 4.30pm to 6pm run by Club Professional David Mustard. Dust off those rackets and enjoy some fun games.


Senior Interclub continues this Saturday. 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 

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 Registrations can be made through iSquash.

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.

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