What's in our newsletter this week ... 

Tennis: Club Champs now open

* Squash: Riley and Finn to represent Auckland

* Overdue interclub fees reminder

* Welcome to new and renewing members

* Pilates on the Court: book online

* Facility hireage


Tennis Club Champs 2019 entries NOW OPEN!

This is it: the main event of the tennis calendar kicks off next month with a dedicated finals weekend across Saturday 6 April 6 and Sunday 7 April. 
Silverware up for grabs will be graded men's, women's singles, doubles, and mixed events plus junior boys' and girls' singles and doubles titles.
We will be running Open (for higher-graded players) and B (lower grades and social-level) comps for senior players so there are events for all abilities.
Getting into the draw is simple, just click here to fill in the entry form now!

Senior graded Fast Fours comp

Take the opportunity to get sharp for the club champs by signing up for our annual business house format teams round robin event. This runs Wednesday evenings over several weeks, and this year, depending on interest, we're looking to run a split graded comp, with a B group playing weekends. Contact club pro David Mustard on 021 476 606 for more info. You must be available to play all scheduled dates and entry fees will apply.

Senior club night Thursday & Sunday club day 

No excuses not to join us for some social and friendly match play on Thursday night from 6.30pm or on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3pm. New members welcome.

Junior club night Friday, weekend interclub, and junior programmes

Junior club night runs Fridays from 4.30pm–6pm, with organised match-play for juniors who can serve and rally.
Junior Saturday and Sunday interclub continues this weekend, draws are here:
Junior after-school programmes are running now. Contact club professional David Mustard on 021 476 606 for more info.


Riley and Finn to represent Auckland

Young HBPRC club members Riley McCracken (pictured left) and Finn Goodson have been chosen as Auckland's Under 13 boy representatives in the Junior Quadangular Squash tournament in Hamilton on the weekend of 30-31 March. This is Riley’s third year and Finn’s second year to be selected for this tournament. We wish them all the best.

Riley and Finn

This annual tournament is contested by Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty squash districts. The top two junior boys and girls are chosen from each district in five age groups - U19, U17, U15, U13 and U11. Auckland has a proud record in this tournament and has won it in each of the last nine years.

The full list of Auckland reps for the Junior Quadrangular tournment this year is:

U11 Boys Max Bailey, Karl Letica

U11 Girls Not played this year

U13 Boys Riley McCracken, Finn Goodson 

U13 Girls Maia Smales, Memphis Junior

U15 Boys Mason Smales, Apa Fatialofa Jr 

U15 Girls Ella Lash, Ashlee Pepper

U17 Boys Elijah Thomas, Tarin Love 

U17 Girls Natalie Sayes, Georgia Fyfe

U19 Boys Gabe Yam, Ethan Karels

U19 Girls Lowri Waugh, Amara Afghan

Masters Autumn Interclub 2019

Masters Autumn interclub entries close on Friday 1 March. Masters Autumn interclub will be a 10-week competition this year (double round-robin) and there will be separate divisions available for teams of females D Grade & below.  The competition is played on Wednesday evenings starting on 13 March and finishing on 22 May.
If you would like to participate please complete the form on the club website link below:

Online Club Referee Exam

This is a great starting point for both new and experienced players to ensure you can be confident of the rules.  

All players competing in competitive play such as interclub and tournaments are expected to have completed and passed the exam.

The exam consists of 50 multi-choice questions and can be fully completed online through the Squash NZ website.  The Club Referee qualification is valid for two years from the time of completion.  Both players and non-players are able to complete the exam.  

Link to online Club Referee Exam - Click here

List of current qualified Club Referees - Click here

A great video library to help you with your refereeingClick here

Rules Evenings

Squash Auckland is hosting a series Rules Evenings where players can learn about the rules of squash in a fun, informative session which include Q&A's where you can ask for answers to those questions you've always wanted to know.  For dates and locations of upcoming Rules Nights Click here.

NZ Doubles

And a reminder that the NZ Doubles event page on Facebook is live. Check it out here:
Entries for the NZ Doubles Open close Monday 4th March.

Senior club night

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

Junior club night 

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

Overdue interclub fees reminder

If you have overdue interclub fees could you please pay them urgently. We still have interclub fees for at least 30 people outstanding from last year. If you have outstanding interclub fees you will have received an invoice. Club administrator Pia D'Ambros will also send a reminder. Thanks.

Welcome to new and renewing members

Matthew Thompson (gym)
Steven & Harley Radford-Basher (tennis)
Tony Weston (gym)
The Brown family (courts only - both)
Jake Hanley (gym)
Diogo Dorval Da Costa (gym)
Daniel de Almeida (tennis)
Iuliana Serbanescu (tennis)
Georg Plohovich (tennis)
Christoph Strehl (tennis)
Astin Parore (tennis)
Mclane Parore (tennis)
Zoe Pollard (gym)
Louise Stodart (squash)
Laurie Merchant (gym)
Jonathan Speed (gym)
Brandon Hermite (gym)
Hamish Mcleod (gym)
Scott Thomson (tennis)
The Groser Meo Family (tennis + gym)
Claire Ash (tennis)
Ben Markby (tennis)
Mikael Ross (tennis)
Libby Irwin and family (tennis)
Pip Patterson (tennis)

Pilates on the Court

You can now book your Pilates sessions online! 
Book either classes or private one-on-one sessions!

Pilates classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9.30am and Saturdays at 10am.

Need to speak with Pia? Call her on 029 6277 437

5 classes for $50 - Introductory Offer.  

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

Facility Hireage

The club is a great facility for events such as birthdays and work functions which not only help fund the club from facility hireage but introduce possible new members to the club. To enquire about functions please contact Pia in the club office on 376 0681 or

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