Hi all, in today's news...

  • A summary of the Masters Tournie from your Pres
  • New Squash coaching info for Juniors and Seniors
  • Tennis Club Day this Sunday
  • Reminder about our new membership prices and our August refer-a-friend offer

Have a great week everyone and don't forget it's only 19 sleeps until the official start of Spring!


Sophie, Club Manager

Herne Bay Masters Tournament

A review from the President!

The HB Masters was again a great success with visitors from as far as Whangarei and Kerikeri.

Some great results with club members featuring in all but one of the finals.

Snappa gave hint of frailty on the way through to the M1 Final by dropping games all over the place but pulled out the big shots when needed.

The all HB final looked to be going be an upset when Fiddler had game point in the third and 1-1 but he ran out of steam and the Snappa ran him down and polished him off in the 4th.

In the other local derby Devitt and Biddy faced off after various amounts of trash talk on social media.

In the end Matt proved that size isn’t everything and powered to a 3/0 victory.

Jeremy Graham was lucky to even be in the field, having forgotten about the event until issued a timely reminder.

He made short work of his opponent for a comfortable win.

Your beloved president surprised all including himself by surviving two 5 setters to make the final.

However, the first game was all he was able to salvage and went down 4/1

M1         Snappa d Fiddler 3/1

M2         Devitt d Biddy 3/0

M3         Jeremy Graham d Matt Tana 3/0

M4         John Tito (Whangarei) d el President 3/1

M5         Arpad Tolnai d Reanna Watson 3/0

Squash Coaching: Juniors and Seniors

We have exciting news for the squash folks! Former New Zealand No. 1 Glen Wilson will be offering clinics, development programs and working with Herne Bay to promote squash. 

Senior Clinics:

B/C/D/E grade 4-week x 45 min block clinics

$60 per person (Minimum 3 players)

Junior Clinics/Squads:

New Beginner Junior Clinics (Coach Glen)

Start Dates Thursday August 21st and Monday August 25th 

One hour sessions, 3:45 to 4:45pm

Cost: $15 per child or $10 for two or more siblings

8 to 12 years

Friday Open Junior Night 

5 to 6pm

Age 10 years up (competitive)

Cost: Free to members (Coach: Chris)

Elite Junior Academy Training by Invitation Only

Must be Nationally ranked

Sunday training, dates and times to be determined.

Contact Glen for additional information.

Glen's Private Coaching 

$40 per 45 minutes

$50 per hour

Doubles Coaching Also Available

Contact Details:

Glen Wilson 

021 584 321

Club Day Sunday

Message to all who come down for tennis on Sunday afternoons - please note that due to a DnA tournament on Sunday, Club afternoon will be brought forward to 12noon-3pm this weekend. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Don't forget! New Memberships and our August refer-a-friend offer.

We are really pleased to be launching our new membership options and announcing a few changes to our membership fees. All changes are in place as of today for new members, existing members will see the changes from September onwards. 

MOST importantly we are excited to be announcing a new 'Plus One' membership. This membership is perfect for the wife / husband / partner / adult child / flatmate that you have living at the same address. As long as you have a full, senior membership, they will get all the same benefits of membership for only $390 incl! Just show recent evidence that you live at the same address and pay either in full or use our handy, monthly direct debit option.

August Referral Special! Any member who signs up their ‘Plus One’ or refers a new full Senior Member who joins during August will receive a 10 free drink bartab! There has never been a better time to get your friends and family on board!

Other changes to our membership fees are:

  • Restricted membership increases from $220 to $250
  • Junior memberships for 12-18 year olds increases from $150 to $180
  • Junior memberships for under 12 year olds increases from $100 to $140

These changes bring us in line with other, similar clubs in Auckland, and were developed after significant cost analysis and discussion with the Exec Committee. 

Note: If your membership renews in August you will be charged existing rates. Renewing rates will change effective 01 September 2014.

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