Welcome back everyone,

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We have been entertained with lots of Tennis this month with the ASB Classic here in Auckland and the Australian Open. The AO is drawing to a close with the Ladies & Mens Finals this weekend.  

Club Night

Resumes on tonight - everyone is welcome including all our new members. David will organise a Tennis board starting at 6.30pm - fingers crossed for more great weather. Happy Hour will run from 7- 8pm (new time - trying to accomodate those on and off the courts).

Squash members are more than welcome to organise their own games.

Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday 18th February

Start Time: 6.30pm

Nomination forms for the Executive Officers are available at the bar. Completed Nomination Forms must be signed by  the Proposer, the Seconder, and the person being nominated and placed in the Voting Box at the Bar.

Please note: You must be a Financial HBPRC Member to nominate or be nominated.

Nominations for Executive positions will close at 5pm on Monday 8th February and then be circulated on Wednedsay 10th Feb.

Nominations will only be accepted from the floor on the night of the AGM, if an Executive position has not received a nomination by the deadline date of 8th Feb. 

Private Function Saturday 30th Jan.

Please note: The Tennis courts and Lounge/Kitchen area will not be available for club member use on Saturday 30th Jan between 11am and 6pm.  

2016 NZ Racketball Championships

This year we are proud to be hosting the second ever National Racketball Championships so get out on the court and start training hard – bragging rights are what this tournament is all about!

The tournament runs from 25th – 27th February with finals being held on the Saturday afternoon of the 27th. A big thanks to our main sponsors Paul Gardiner (Bauer Media) and Andrew Berryman (BDM Grange & PriceWise), and there will be substantial cash prizes up for grabs for the winners.

Gather up your friends to play this fun but competitive event, entry fee is only $20 and includes one free drink at the bar. Ladies welcome too, and last year saw at least one male fall victim to a tenacious female squashie!

A few rackets are available on loan from the club if you don’t have one, and Jacqui also has some racketball balls for sale.

Lock this event into your diary, entry is via email to or you can also enter directly via the website. Check out the posters around the club, and thanks again to Matt Taylor for his efforts in promoting this event and bringing racketball to Herne Bay in the first place!

Tennis News:

Senior Interclub resumes: 

Saturday 6th February. Captains if you need any tennis balls - please let me know. Please return any used interclub balls - these are then used for Thursday and Sunday Club days.

Junior Interclub Term 1:

Saturday & Sunday Competitions,  Due to Waitangi Weekend, most first rounds start on Saturday 13th February 2016 at 8.30am.  Beginner grades 12:30pm. Most Sunday first rounds start on Sunday 14th February 2016 at 9.00am. Captains will receive draws and team information later this week.

Mustard Tennis:

Check out David's new website at  To book your place in any upcoming tennis events; Defenders & Aggressors or 2016 Jnr Term Coaching, go to

Squash News:

Autumn Open and Masters Interclub entries close 5th February 

Its that time of year again. Hope you are all dusting off your rackets and getting ready for another great year of squash. Entries for Autumn Interclub are now open. Please sign up through the Herne Bay Rackets website or by emailing Please state whether you want to play Masters or Open interclub. 

Open starts week beginning 29th of February to week beginning 3rd of April.

Masters starts week beginning 7th March to week beginning 3rd April. 

PRE- Season Squash Training.

Now is the time to sharpen up your skill levels, tune up your technique, footwork, tactics, and train your fitness in preparation for the new squash season!

Please contact Mike to set up a coaching session for yourself, friends or team. Single lessons and 5-week package programmes available.

Mike Weston Pro-Squash 021 1811760,



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