What's in our newsletter this week ... 

* Squash: Cousins Shield this weekend, club nights and Superchamps

* Tennis: Geoff Godden Memorial tournament now rain on date of Queen's Birthday Monday

* Tennis: French Open social event Saturday 8 June 

* Pilates on the Court: book online



Herne Bay squash boys take on NZ’s best

Our top men’s squash team (George Crosby, Chris Lloyd, Matt Taylor, Bryce Redman, Jared Conning and Nick Wilson) are in Palmerston North this weekend to compete in the Cousins Shield New Zealand’s Club Championship – it’s the country’s most prestigious club competition and has been played since the 1950s.

We’ve had a great record over the last decade winning in 2008, 2010 and 2011 and we’ve been runner-up on five other occasions.

Many of you will remember the hosting the tournament in 2010 and 2017 – it’s top squash and a fun social atmosphere (to say the least). This year the boys are seeded third – and while there are a couple of tough teams seeded higher – we’ll be fighting for every match like we always do.

Stay tuned for updates across the weekend via the club Facebook page.

Senior club night

Senior club night starts at 6.30pm on Thursdays. Come along and meet fellow club members.

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.

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

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


Geoff Godden Memorial Open

This Queen's Birthday weekend the club is proud to be running the inaugural Geoff Godden Memorial Open mixed doubles tournament.

The one-day tournament is now scheduled for the rain date of Monday, June 3, starting at 10am with finals scheduled for around mid afternoon.

Sponsors Ponsonby Physiotherapy have donated a generous prize package that will be augmented by a cash pool, and a portion of proceeds will be donated to Mercy Hospice.

Many of you have already entered but last minute inquiries can be emailed to Simon at Spaces are limited though and the draw will be emailed to entrants by Sunday, 2 June. All welcome to come along and wath the games on Monday, the forecast looks good for a clear winter day.

French Open social event Saturday, 8 June

The annual Roland Garros French-themed social tennis event is just around the corner! Clear your calendar for next Saturday 1–4pm and sign up for this fun afternoon of social tennis that coincides with finals weekend at Roland Garros. As usual there will be prizes for best-dressed as well as competition winners. Entry is open to all grades and abilities, and please do opt in regardless of whether you play competitively or not, this is a social event where there is as much emphasis on the costume you create to play in as the time you'll spend on court. Send entries to Simon at Tournament fee $15, food provided.

Fiji Open HBPRC results

Results are in from the HBPRC representatives who competed at the Fiji Open. The event was a great success and we hope to take an even bigger contingent over next year. Overall, we did really well and the week was a great challenge to take on.

Congratulations to the winners and place-getters:

Nick Wiles, whinner 35 Men's singles, runner-up Open Men's Doubles.

Simon Holloway, winner Men's 45 singles (thanks to a few timely walkovers), runner-up in the combined 35/45 Men's Doubles, and third with partner Liz Sellar in the combined 35/45 Mixed Doubles.

Jeanine Browne, winner 45 Ladies' Doubles, winner of 35/45 Combined Mixed Doubles, winner of 100 Ladies' Doubles, and second in 100 Mixed Doubles.

Liz Sellar, third 45/50 Combined Ladies Singles, and third with partner Simon Holloway in the combined 35/45 Mixed Doubles.

Kate Clausen, fourth 45/50 Combined Ladies Singles, and third with partner Hannah Partington in 45 Ladies' Doubles.

Hannah Partington, third with partner Kate Clausen in 45 Ladies' Doubles, and fourth in Social Mixed Doubles.

Carolyne Gebbie, second in 100 Ladies' Doubles, and second in 120 Mixed Doubles.

Kelly Gregor, fourth 35 Ladies' Singles.

Nikki Heath, second Social Mixed Doubles.

Senior club night Thursday and Sunday club day 

Club night continues this Thursday 6.30-8pm, new members welcome. Club day runs Sunday from 1pm.

Junior club night Friday, and junior programmes

Junior club night runs Friday 4-6pm, all juniors welcome for coach-led matchplay. For info on junior after-school programmes and coaching contact club professional David Mustard on 021 476 606.

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

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