Whats in our newsletter this week.....

* Herne Bay Squash Open 

* Tennis Club Champs Draws

* Notice & Nominations for Annual General Meeting

* NZCT Grant

* Facilities Update

* St John's First Aid Courses

* Tennis News

* Squash News

Herne Bay Open 2018  

Come and support our athletes, with 120 entrants play begins on Thursday night at 5pm. Matches are scheduled from 6pm on Friday, 8.30am Saturday & Sunday, culminating with the finals on Sunday afternoon about 4pm.

Draws can be viewed at click on the "Live Tournament Draws" button. The times are listed in the draws.

Tennis Club Champs 2018 draws out and tournament is on!

The draws are live and up on the club website here. If you've entered please organise your matches by the deadline dates and make sure win or lose that you're there for finals day on Sunday, 15 April.

Any questions please either contact Jacqui at or Simon at

Have fun and get into it!

Notice of AGM 

Nominations close today, Thursday 5th April at 5pm. Please contact the office for a nomination form. 

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. Please contact the office for a nomination form. 

President / Immediate Past President

Treasurer, Secretary, Squash VP, Tennis VP, Facilities Manager, Marketing/Communications/Social Media, General Position.

NZCT Grant

Thank you to the generousity of NZCT who have contributed a grant of $12,000 towards the Club Gym.

  • $9,130.44 Towards cardio equipment rental and gym equipment (exc GST)
  • $2,869.56 Towards air conditioning unit and installation (exc GST)

A special mention and thanks to Di and Steve for putting this application together.

Facilities update 

The council has installed new drainage to the north side of the tennis court and routed it past the clubhouse to the reserve which will alleviate some of our flooding issues outside the gym and squash court 1.  A BIG thank you Steve for all your efforts in getting this sorted.

Air conditioning has been installed in the gym. 

Repairs to our fire exit doors and ladies toilet window have been completed.  

A grant has been applied for a new steriliser for the bar and repairs to the floor which has been damaged due to water leaks.  

We’ve had companies in to quote on new carpet for the downstairs and will be applying for grants for that. 


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

Its looking good for tennis tonight, come down and enjoy a few social games. Simon and Blake  Have a cold beverage and support  or two of ennis may or may not be on this week. However David will be here to get everyone on court.  

Friday junior club night 

 Resumes this friday and runs from 4.30pm to 6pm. 

Junior club champs

Club champs gets underway this friday, David will text you your times.

Senior Interclub

Last weekend of Summer Interclub 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

Club night for Juniors will run from 4pm to 5pm due to the HB Open.

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