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What's in our newsletter this week ... 

* Tennis: Club Champs Finals Day this Sunday

* Squash: Senior winter interclub & Herne Bay Open

* Pilates on the Court: book online

* Flooring update

* Welcome to new and renewing members

* Access cards

* Lost property

* Visitor fees

* April membership renewals

Tennis

Club Champs Finals Day this Sunday

The last rounds are being played (see updated draws here), and finals day is this Sunday, 7 April. You can check there who's still in the draw and finals match ups in the draw sheets.
So far the weather is looking fine, and we have an afternoon of festivities, music, and food (and a few tennis club champs finals games) happening at the club from midday.
Come on up and enjoy the day, bring friends and family, watch the tennis and make an afternoon of it.
Finals in all comps will be played through until prize giving at 5pm.

Check the club website Sunday morning for weather updates if a hurricane hits in the meantime, otherwise, see you there!
Free entry, food menu and drinks available via eftpos at the bar.
Any questions please contact Simon at tennisvp@hernebayrackets.co.nz.

Senior club night Thursday & Sunday club day 

No club day this Sunday, as it's Club Champs finals day, but club night still runs this Thursday night from 6.30pm. New members welcome. Note some club champs games will be played Thursday evening.

Junior club night Friday, and junior programmes

No junior club night this week, as we will be playing junior club champs games as part of club night; if you are scheduled to play we will be in touch.
Junior Saturday and Sunday interclub is now finished, as are this term's junior programmes. Meantime, contact club professional David Mustard on 021 476 606 for info on upcoming programmes and clinics, more info next week.

Squash

Senior Winter Interclub - taking entries

Senior winter interclub entries close on Thursday 11 April.  The competition starts on 29/30 April and runs for 9 weeks.  Please enter through the club website form:

Herne Bay Open - 26-28 April 

The Herne Bay Open is being held on the weekend of 26-28 April.  This is the main event of the season for the club and provides for all grades of player.  Please get your entry in through iSquash.

Auckland District Superchamps

Entries for Auckland District Superchamps will open on Monday 17 June and close 5pm Wednesday 3 July.  Venues will be allocated once entries have closed. Now is a good time to start thinking about teams.

The 2019 National Finals will be held from 25-28 September at the following venues;

B Grade – Whakatane Squash Club

C Grade – SquashCity Invercargill

D Grade – Whangarei Squash Club

E Grade – Tawa Squash Club (Wellington)

F/J Grade – Cambridge Rackets Club

For more information visit http://www.squashauckland.org.nz/Competitions/SuperChamps

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

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.

Flooring update

Laying the new flooring in the lounge area is going really well and is due to finish early next week. Please do not put furniture on it if legs don’t have protective ends. Peta Drayton, Steve Livesay, Kylie McCracken, Shayne Hubert and Jack McKinney (who designed the New Zealand Home of the Year 2019 announced this week) have all had a hand in the process.

The chosen carpet for the area immediately outside the squash courts is not in stock unfortunately. It has now been ordered but is three to four weeks away. There were other options, but none as suitable as the selected (which took a fair bit to find with the issue of ball visibility). Considering we have already waited three months we have decided to wait for our preferred option.

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

Welcome to new and renewing members

New members

Jessica Phillips (tennis)

David Jackson (tennis)

Michal Martyniuk (gym)

Renewing members

Pablo Lindale-Diez (junior)

Hadleigh Bognuda (gym)

Andrew Murray (gym)

Hannah Clark (tennis)

Simon Holloway (gym)

Jayne Bailey (tennis)

John Powell (squash)

Byron Coll (tennis)

Access cards

We have had a big clean up on our security system. If you find that your Access Card is not working please advise Pia at service@hernebayrackets.co.nz and she will fix this for you.

Lost property

A big thank you from Sacred Heart Church who received all the unclaimed lost property. A lot of hoodies and jackets were donated and these will be very helpful this winter for families living in poverty and new refugees families in New Zealand.  

Visitor fees

We love that you want to share our Club with your friends. If they are not a member of the Club, they are welcome but please put $20 cash in the drop box next to the Pro Shop with your name on it if there is no one in the bar or in the office. Perhaps even entice them to join to avoid further visitor fee charges.

April membership renewals

All members whose membership expires in April will have received an email fron Pia last week. This week you should have received a phone call too. If you believe your membership is due in April and have not received an email or call, please contact the office. We are keen to have you all back this year!

Useful links to sports bodies and our sponsors

Our web site: www.hernebayrackets.co.nz/

Please join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/HerneBayRackets/ 

https://www.instagram.com/hbprc/ 

https://twitter.com/HBPRC 

Additional Info:

David Mustard Tennis:   www.mustardtennis.co.nz

Double Dot Squash: www.doubledotsquash.com 

Pilates on the Court:   www.pilatesonthecourt.com

Herne Bay Fitness Personal Training: www.hernebayfitness.co.nz

 

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