What's in our newsletter this week ...

  • Love Tennis Open Days this Saturday and Sunday 1–4pm
  • Tennis: Junior interclub entries now open; senior interclub starts 14 September
  • Club news update: Invite to Adrian's 50th, working bee and lounge floor debrief

Love Tennis Open Days this Saturday and Sunday 1–4pm

This weekend at the club we're joining in with hosting Tennis NZ's national Love Tennis event.

What is it? Clubs across the country are running Open Days on Saturday and Sunday 1–4pm to introduce tennis to a wider audience. Tennis NZ has been running a media campaign promoting the weekend and our challenge is to invite along as many people as we can to come through the club over the Open Days.

What's on offer?

  • Our coaching staff will be in attendance each day to meet and greet and help get on court with racquets and balls provided. All ages are welcome
  • First 200 visitors receive a free Hell Pizza voucher!
  • One lucky registrant will receive a year's free club membership!
  • Special offers for new members joining on the day
  • Chance to WIN one of six tournament passes for two to the 2020 ASB Classic
  • DnA exhibition match Sunday 3–4pm

Please pass the message around, or better still come in on either day any time between 1 and 4pm and bring a friend or two.

Rain-off info will be posted to the club Facebook page by midday each day if the weather doesn't cooperate.


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.

Senior summer interclub starts Saturday, 14 September

Thanks to those of you who have entered into the senior summer interclub comps; we have six teams competing this year and Tennis Auckland have finalized the draws ready for first weekend of comp on Saturday 14 September. You should be receiving your schedule in the next few days.

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. Note, if you're coming to club day this Sunday be prepared to do your bit promoting the club by interacting and sharing courts with any Open Day attendees.

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.


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.

Club news

You're invited to Adrian's birthday party at the club this Saturday, 7pm

This weekend, our long-standing member, Adrian Kjellberg, is generously inviting us all along to the club lounge on Saturday, 7 September at 7 pm. Adrian is supplying food and even a band so it will be a lot of fun.

This invite is for members only, but as Adrian says "perhaps it's worth mentioning that this is a 50th birthday party and as such family, children, friends and members of other clubs will also be in attendance. Just to set the scene ... Not a big boozy party :-) Dave from Eden Epsom Squash (Sal Rose Restaurant in Mt Albert) will be kindly providing staff (himself +1) and hot food to the event. Neil from Titarangi Squash has organised his friend's band to play for us."

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Adrian, not only for hosting a fun event for us members; but also for his donation of a microwave for our club kitchen. Thank you, Adrian!

Working Bee and clubroom floor

Thanks to those who turned out last Sunday for a working bee at the club. Quite a bit of cleaning and tidying was got through, and the cleaner surroundings complement the newly relaid floor in the clubrooms, which is now complete.

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

Ponsonby Physiotherapy's Physio Tips

Ponsonby Physiotherapy have put together a series of useful physio tips to stay on top of your game. We’ll share one each newsletter. If you want to know more, get in touch with the team at

Ponsonby Physio Tip #2: Keep Hydrated

Hydration is often overlooked in sport. Poor hydration leads to lack of energy and fatigue and lowers concentration. Aim to drink 500 - 600mls before you play a match and aim to drink 100 - 150mls at the change of ends between games. Alter this according to weather and sweat levels. If you need some physio assistance book in to come see us up at 45 Mackelvie St.

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