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What's in our newsletter this week ...

  • HBPRC sportswear range 33% discount ends this Sunday!
  • Squash: Club Champs this weekend!, Spring Masters Interclub entries open
  • Tennis: Nike Britomart US Open event Saturday, 31 August, entries closing soon; Junior interclub entries now open; senior interclub schedule coming soon; ASB Classic pre-sale club special offer; Love Tennis Open Days 7&8 September
  • Club news update

HBPRC sportswear range: order by Sunday 25 August to get your 33% discount!

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!

BUT HURRY — THIS 33% DISCOUNT OFFER EXPIRES THIS SUNDAY!

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.

Squash

Club Champs on this weekend

The draw is out, matches start tonight, Friday, 23 August and run through to finals Sunday, 25 August at around 3pm. Make sure you come down and support whomever your favourite may be and partake of the hospitality on offer from the bar while spectating — it'll be open while club champs are on, Friday night and Saturday and Sunday.

Note, courts are block-booked for this event Friday 6–9pm, Saturday and Sunday 1–4pm.

Squash Masters Spring Interclub

Entries close next Friday, 30 August, with the competition starting on Wednesday, 11 September. The final round of the 10 week competition will be 13 November.  The format is exactly the same as the Autumn and Winter rounds, six team divisions with a double round robin. Please email: squashvp@hernebayrackets.co.nz if you want to play.

Pennant winners!

pennant

Congratulations to team captain Rhys Williams (seen here with the Masters pennant at Belmont Park this week), who with team members Steve Livesay, Tim Marshall, Arie Dekker, Ian Riley and Matt Goodson, won the Squash Auckland 2019 Masters Tournament MS06 division by 14 points!

Senior club night

When is senior club night? It's Thursday and it starts at 6.30pm. Come along and meet fellow club members.

Junior club night 

Busier than ever, make sure you 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

Last call for entries to Nike Britomart US Open social tennis event, Saturday, 31 August

Hurry and enter now 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.

Pre-Xmas junior interclub entries now open

Junior summer interclub entries are now open. Interclub starts on Saturday 19 October, and teams must be entered by Sunday, 22 September. If your child would like to play Saturday or Sunday morning in pre-Xmas summer interclub please enter here now.

ASB Classic single session ticket presale offer

Serena is coming back to re-engage with the centre court wind shifts, and we have an exclusive offer from Tennis Auckland for club members: The ASB Classic Single Session Ticket presale is open now until 9am Wednesday 4 September. To access the presale and secure your seats to the 2020 ASB Classic use code CLASSIC20. Get your tickets here!

Senior summer interclub draws out soon

Thanks to those of you who have entered into the senior summer interclub comps; we have six teams competing this year and Tennis Auckland are busy finalizing the draws ready for first weekend of comp on Saturday 14 September. We will be in touch as soon as we have confirmation of the schedule from Tennis Auckland with instructions on what to do next. Stand by!

Waiheke Le Tour de Tennis, Saturday, 9 November

Lock this one in: VIP entry to play on privately owned tennis courts across the island. Bring your car, buddy up with a local, or rent a car and tour Waiheke Island enjoying the vistas and hospitality of the Waiheke Island tennis community. 

You will be playing several matches at some of the most exclusive properties on the island together with matches at Waiheke Tennis Club set in the Onetangi Sports Park followed by a charity auction and refreshments at the Waiheke Tennis Club. 

Le Tour de Tennis is open to all grades at all levels (Beginner, Social, Hotshots) Limited to 12 ladies' pairs, 12 men’s pairs and 12 mixed doubles pairs. Register by emailing the entry form to Sarah Hazell. hazellsa12@gmail.com ph. 021 273 9998. Cost is $100 per player. Entries close 19 October, first-come, first-serve.

If you're interested in entering as part of a Herne Bay contingent, please contact Simon at tennisVP@herenbayrackets.co.nz, but hurry, this event is filling fast.

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. We'll mainly be tackling basic cleaning jobs, the sort of thing you can tackle if you turn up with a bucket, cloth and some surface or window cleaner, plus clearing out a lot of old junk that's been hanging around the clubrooms, for which you just need to bring your energetic selves. We look forward to seeing you there. BBQ will follow the bee. Start time TBA shortly!

Wine tasting, 23 August postponed

While we have a sizeable collection of wines in waiting for tasting, we've had to postone this for a few weeks due to other items prioritizing in the calendar and will reschedule in weeks coming.

Events at the club

We are very fortunate to have a wonderful locale and superb club facilities and we have been getting more bookings to use the facilities for events and functions that do not always correlate with usage of the courts. These are importnat revenue streams for the club and will allow us to invest in new stuff to make the place even better for our members! We will try to advise of what's going on at the club during these day bookings so that if you are planning to come down in non-peak time you will know what to expect: for example this week TVNZ have been running a Risk Management course here at the clubrooms during the day. It's been interesting watching re-enactments of injured and violent scenarios and how journalists should deal with them! Our clubrooms are so versatile! Contact the office for facility booking enquiries if you know of anyone looking for a venue like ours, and note, our rates do compare very favourably!

Clubroom floors to be repaired from next Monday, 26 August

The leak has been fixed, and next stage is to relay the flooring; this will commence next Monday, so please take care and be mindful of works in progress next week.

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

  • James Mo

Useful links to sports bodies and our sponsors

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

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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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