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What's in our newsletter this week ...

  • HBPRC sportswear range online store live!
  • All Blacks vs Wallabies at the club tonight
  • Squash: Club Champs 23–25 August, entries close this Sunday, 18 August
  • Tennis: Nike Britomart US Open event Saturday, 31 August, entries open; Love Tennis Open Days 7&8 September
  • Club news update

The HBPRC sportswear range has arrived!

Thanks to the wonderfully accommodating people at Dynasty Sport (suppliers of uniforms to various top-tier domestic teams across various codes) we now have our own range of HBPRC-branded clothing items, with a choice of colourways and sizings for both codes and training, in women's and men's styles and a kids' range too. 

Even better, you can pre-order online right now and get a 33% discount PLUS free shipping by going to our very own clothing webstore here!

This is a top-of-the-line offering with all the features you'd expect if you were planning on upgrading your on-court costume for the coming seasons: moisture-wicking fabric, quality blended polyester with laser-cut detailing for improved airflow plus mesh panels to keep you cool. There's a range of everything to keep you fully kitted from performance shorts and skorts, court dresses, hoodies, jackets, puffa vests, through to the ubiquitous tees and polos in vibrant pinks, muted blues and greys with melange pattern, plus a clean white strip for those who like the classic look.

You will not find a better deal on items of this quality — prices start at just $30! — and if you're planning on turning out for an interclub team you'd be best to have a look pretty quickly as you won't want to be the odd one out not wearing HBPRC kit come match time.

Here's how to get your fancy new outfit:

  1. Go to our online store
  2. Pre-order by 25 August to get your 33% discount
  3. Use code "SPEEDY" to get your free shipping offer

And that's it! A size guide is available here, and for any questions or assistance with orders you can get in touch with Dynasty Sport direct on 09 415 1888 or email them at online@dynastysport.co.nz. 

Note, as this is our first consignment the lead time on initial deliveries may be up to six to eight weeks, not the three to five business days quoted at checkout.

All Blacks vs Wallabies at the club tonight

Not going to Eden Park for the game? Next best thing is to watch it at the club: the bar will be open and Rob will have food options on hand, so you can bring the whole family and skip having to deal with feeding them for the night. 

Come along and join in from 5pm for the build-up to see if the AB's record-breaking home-ground Eden Park winning record can be maintained. Last test had a solid turnout so you won't be short of company.

 

AllBlacksVSAussie

Squash

Club Champs entries close this Sunday, 18 August!

The dates are set: Friday, 23 August to Sunday, 25 August is when the dueling will take place for annual club champs honours. All grades and abilities should consider entering. Email George NOW at squashvp@hernebayrackets.co.nz to enter! List your current grade when entering or if ungraded let George know what your playing level is like and you will be slotted into the appropriate comp. Entries close tomorrow, Sunday.

Senior club night

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

Junior club night 

The best way to spend a Friday afternoon in winter, these have been going really well over the last term and are a great opportunity to get some game time. Join Jarrod and his team on Friday nights from 4pm to 6pm for coaching, fun games and just a little bit of competition.

Online club referee exam

Have you done the exam?  All players competing in competitive play such as interclub and tournaments are expected to have completed and passed the exam. More info here.

Tennis

Nike Britomart US Open social tennis event, Saturday, 31 August

Entries are now open for the annual Nike Britomart US Open fun doubles event scheduled for 1–4pm Saturday 31 August. Reserve your spot in the draw by filling in the entry form now.  Our Grand Slam–themed events are very popular and are a great way to mix and mingle with your fellow club members while having a bit of social tennis competition. As usual, prizes for best-dressed, comp winners and runners-up, plus a few random spot giveaways too. Food provided.

Senior club night Thursday update, club day Sunday

Come along next Thursday from 6pm (weather permitting) for senior club night where you can meet, mix, and mingle on- and off-court with fellow club members with a board for organised doubles combos. We are trialling some new things to get ready for new season launch in September, so please come along, join in and give us feedback. Note that over the next few weeks we are hosting some West End players across a couple of courts from mid evening, so if you run into them please make them welcome, they are likewise hosting some of us down there on a Thursday as part of the reciprocal intraclub initiative. Sundays from 1pm, all are welcome for open court play, where you can mix and match your own games without having to book a court.

Junior club night Friday, and junior programmes

Club night hruns from 4.30pm. For info on junior coaching, school holiday and after-school programmes contact club professional David Mustard on 021 476 606.

Love Tennis weekend and Open Days

Keep the weekend of 7 and 8 September free; it's the start of the new tennis season and we're joining in with Tennis NZ's nationwide Love Tennis promotion to launch the season with lots of fun events and giveaways to coincide with club Open Days 1–4pm on Saturday and Sunday. You'll want to bring friends and family along for this one, more info to follow soon, but for now, mark the dates.

Club news

Working Bee, Sunday, 1 September

You're all invited to a working bee on Sunday, 1 September, which will be a great opportunity to brighten the club up prior to our scheduled open day the following weekend. Details of jobs we'll be tackling and what we might need your help with to follow closer to the date, but for now, mark it down and we look forward to seeing you there. BBQ will follow the bee.

Wine tasting, 23 August

Yes, we have heard you! We do indeed need more red wine options so we have a few bottles to choose from. Come along Friday 23 August for red wine tasting night; more info at the bar.

Security reminder

While upgrades are on the agenda and grant applications are underway to comprehensively overhaul security around the club, can we in the meantime please remember to check doors and windows are closed when leaving. We are still vulnerable to unwanted attention until these upgrades are in place, and there have been occassions in the past week when access points have been left open, so your cooperation in ensuring the the facility is secured after you leave is much appreciated.

Cast iron sauna ladle

We needed a suitable ladle for the sauna. A lovely member, Leslie, listened to Pia's laments and whilst in Mapua in the South Island, saw this little beauty. Cast iron pot with a wooden handle so that you don’t burn your hands. Things like this prove that not all heroes wear capes. Thank you, Leslie!

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Gym Wipes

We have just installed a new antibacterial wipes canister in our gym so that we can all wipe down our equipment after each and every use.

Functions

We have a lot of private functions coming up. If you were thinking of booking your function to be held here at the club, please contact the office as soon as possible to secure your date.

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

Member introductions

A big hello and welcome to our recent additions to the HBPRC family

New members

  • Merrick Sanderson
  • Charles Royal
  • Tania Tarawa
  • Marcus Fuller
  • Angela Stamp
  • Oliver Gregory

Renewing members

  • Elizabeth Halsted
  • Alan Jones
  • Shayne Hubert
  • Deb Carter
  • Arthur Deschamps
  • Johnny Chan
  • Azeeza Mulla

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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