What's in our newsletter this week ... 

* Club Management Changes

* Annual Christmas Function

* Tennis news

* Squash news

* Pilates with Pia

Club Management Changes

Jacqui Mustard gave notice on Friday that she was resigning from the Club Manager role she has been performing for the last three years effective immediately. We are appreciative of all the work Jacqui has done for the Club over that period and we wish her well. We are arranging some temporary part time support to help run the Club and will provide an update when we have more details.

As outlined at the AGM this year the Club continues to just get by financially. We are not generating enough cash to maintain the facility properly and that is ultimately unsustainable. The Committee is looking for ways to reinvigorate the Club. Recognising the importance to the Club of its paid support function, the Committee had decided to restructure the Club Manager role to better meet our requirements.

We have created two clearly defined roles - a Club Administrator (to administer the database, accounts, bar etc) and a Club Manager Business Development and Programmes (responsible for growing participation, managing programmes and club professionals and managing new initiatives). While these part-time roles are separate it is possible they may both be filled by one person initially. We want the roles to grow and the separation acknowledges the different skill sets of an administrator vs. business development.

Making changes is not without risk and we recognise that, but neither is continuing with the status quo. These roles will be advertised - see links below. We will establish a subcommittee to meet with candidates and will get some external input into the process to ensure it is robust.

Times have changed in sport, leisure and recreation with more and more people seeking flexible participation options. The Committee is moving to put the systems and people in place to meet the market and reposition the Club from surviving to thriving.

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Annual Christmas Function

Mark your diary: Sunday 2 December from 3-6pm

Organised tennis and squash then barbecue.

Bring the family. No charge. All catered (except drinks)

Invitation to follow for you to RSVP with numbers to help with catering - but do feel free to just come along on the day.

For more information contact

(If the weather is bad we'll postpone to 9 December)

Tennis this week:

DNA tournament this Friday, 23 November, 6.15pm to 8.15pm

Please contact David 021 476 606 to secure your place.

Thursday club night & Sunday club day 

No excuses not to join us for some social and friendly match play on Thursday night from 6.30pm and/or Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4pm. New members welcome.

Junior club night

Join David & Briar from 4.30pm to 6pm for some fun activities, this is a great way to warm up for junior interclub.

Court repairs

We are scheduling repairs pending availability of matching turf pieces for courts one & four.  The tennis net will also be replaced on court four. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Squash this week:

Herne Bay Masters Success 

The Herne Bay MS01 masters team won the pennant last week. It’s around 10 years since the club has secured a Masters M1 pennant. Needing to secure 9 points in the last round for the overall win we finished strong gaining the maximum 12 plus 2 bonus points.  We ended up on 117 points with Remuera second on 111.  
The team consisted of:
Malcolm Davidson
Bruce Doig - Snappa
Mark Smith - Smithy
Paul Raynes - Stick (Captain)
Chris Lamers
Simon Judkins - Crafty
David Vickery - Dave XL
Congratulations to the the team.  Now the challenge is to repeat the achievement in 2019.

Senior club night

Senior club night starts at 6.30pm. Come along and meet fellow club members.  We rotate games every 10-15 minutes 

Junior club night 

Join Jarrod and his team from 4pm to 6pm for coaching, fun games and just a little bit of competition.

Pilates on the Court

"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness”  Joseph Pilates

5 classes for $50 - Introductory Offer.  

Spring is the perfect time to work on your body with Pilates.  

Book a class with Pia on 029 6277 437 or on

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