Club Night - Thursday Night

Last Thursday saw a great turnout.  We have also had a encouraging response to our membership drive and would love to see all our new members come down and join in. 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.

Junior Tennis Club Night starts at 4pm and runs to 6pm. 

Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday 18th February

Start Time: 6.30pm

Nominations have now closed for the Herne Bay Ponsonby Rackets Club Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 18th February. Nominations have been received for all the Executive Officers & Facilities Manager positions.

We hope you can attend the AGM, farewell our outgoing ExecutiveMembers and support our incoming Executive for 2016. 

Private Function Friday 19th February.

Please note: The club will not be available for member use on Friday 19th February from 2pm to 11pm.  

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: 

Starts this Saturday 13th 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,  first rounds start on Saturday 13th February 2016 at 8.30am.  Beginner grades 12:30pm. Sunday first rounds start on Sunday 14th February 2016 at 9.00am. Captains should have received their draws and team information.

Defenders & Aggressors

Scheduled for Sunday 14th Feb 4-6pm (Yes its Valentines Day) Book your place on

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.

Adult Programme: 

Pre-Interclub training sessions:

Skill & accuracy, Drills, Tactical games, footwork technique training/fitness

D-E Grade - Mondays 15 & 22 Feb, 7pm - 8.30pm

Cost $20 per session

B-C Grade  - Wednesdays 10 & 17 Feb, 7pm - 8.30pm

Coact $20 per session 

Junior Programme: 

Junior Development Programme Term 1: Commencing 15 February.

Group Sessions ( 7-12 yrs old ): Developing Squash skills

Mondays -  3.30pm - 4.30pm 

Tuesdays - 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Cost $15 per session 

Junior Club Night: Commencing 5 February

Fridays 4pm - 6pm

Open to all Juniors 7 - 17 yrs 

Mike Weston Pro-Squash 021 1811760,



Squash VP


Bar Volunteers - We Need Your Help!

We are still looking to fill a couple of nights during the month . The commitment is only one night per month and if you pair up with someone it's only every second month!

This is a great way to 'do your part' for the Club like so many others have before you. If we don't have volunteers the bar is un-manned and this can be a problem when we have visiting teams and events on at the Club, not to mention thirsty members who need a drink!

No experience necessary and all training is provided and a few free drinks while you're there! Contact Jacqui in the office if interested. 

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