Whats in our newsletter this week.....

* Herne Bay Squash Open & Bar Volunteers

* Notice & Nominations for Annual General Meeting

* Gym Membership - Introductory Offer

* Tennis Club Champs 

* Pilates classes - Easter Monday 

* St John's First Aid Courses

* Tennis News

* Squash News

* Are you Free one night a month?

Herne Bay Open 2018  

Entries closes on Sunday April 1st for the Herne Bay Open 2018. This event 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. There is still time to enter via iSquash. The tournament will be Par 11 for all divisions and local players may be required to play on Thursday.


Herne Bay Open bar roster

We are looking for volunteers to assist on the bar during the Herne Bay Open.  At this stage we have the following times available: 

Friday 6th:                            6pm:      (two volunteers required please)

Saturday 7th:                       11am, 1pm, & 5pm.

Sunday 8th:                         11am & 1pm   

If you are interested please email me at with your day and time, first in first served.

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



Squash VP

Tennis VP

Facilities Manager

Marketing/Communications/Social Media

General Position

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   

If you would like to continue your membership or start a new membership please contact Jacqui Mustard to arrange membership (p) 09 3760681, (e)  or stop by the Club Administration office. Payment will now be directly to the Club.

Gym Inclusions:

            • 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 Ponsonby Rackets Tennis Club Champs 2018

Entries are now closed for the senior and junior HBPRC Tennis Club Champs for 2018.

Have you secured your place in the draw by completing the entry form? Preliminary rounds will be played Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings over the next couple of weeks, 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.

Tournament Director's decision on draw will be final and entry fee is a flat $10 for a maximum of three events. Draws will be available shortly.

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

Class still on this Easter Monday - I'm not going anywhere! Both the 9:30am and the 10:45am classes will still be running.

First Aid course?

We have the opportunity to host another St John's First Aid Course. We have two options:

1. Refresher course for those who have in the past two years completed Level 1 or 2 and need to revalidate their First Aid certificate because they are a designated first aider.

2. Beginner First Aid for those who don’t hold a First Aid Certificate and would like to gain a qualification.

Please email the office with your name, contact phone number and whether you are interested in the Beginners or Refresher course on: 

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

There is no Junior Club Night this week due to Easter. 

Senior Interclub

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:

Winter Open and Masters Interclub - Entries Close 10th April

Its that time of year again. Winter interclub entries are now open. Please sign up through the Herne Bay Rackets website or by emailing Please state whether you want to play Masters or Open interclub.

Open starts week beginning 30th of April to week beginning 2nd July.
Masters starts Wednesday 2nd May to Wednesday 2nd August.

Ladies Squash Mornings 9:30am Tuesday

Ladies squash mornings continue every Tuesday at 9:30am with Priscilla Wildsmith. All welcome.

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.

Friday junior club night

There is no Junior Club Night this week due to Easter.

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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