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What's in our newsletter this week ... 

* Squash: Herne Bay Open 26-28 April: enter in iSquash

* Tennis: Congratulations Club Champs champions

* Gym exercises to improve racket sports performance

* Pilates on the Court: book online

* New events calendar

* AGM reminder

* Welcome to new and renewing members

* Access cards

* Visitor fees

* Our People: Ash Martin

PLEASE NOTE: PIA WILL BE AWAY NEXT WEEK SO THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED

 


Squash

Herne Bay Open - 26-28 April 

The Herne Bay Open is being held on the weekend of 26-28 April.  This is the main event of the season for the club and provides for all grades of player.  Please get your entry in through iSquash.
The Herne Bay Open is loaded on the club Facebook page as an event for you to like and share.
See https://www.facebook.com/events/2055406621424901/?ti=ico

Auckland District Superchamps

Entries for Auckland District Superchamps will open on Monday 17 June and close 5pm Wednesday 3 July.  Venues will be allocated once entries have closed. Now is a good time to start thinking about teams.

The 2019 National Finals will be held from 25-28 September at the following venues;

B Grade – Whakatane Squash Club

C Grade – SquashCity Invercargill

D Grade – Whangarei Squash Club

E Grade – Tawa Squash Club (Wellington)

F/J Grade – Cambridge Rackets Club

For more information visit http://www.squashauckland.org.nz/Competitions/SuperChamps

Online Club Referee Exam

This is a great starting point for both new and experienced players to ensure you can be confident of the rules.  

All players competing in competitive play such as interclub and tournaments are expected to have completed and passed the exam.

The exam consists of 50 multi-choice questions and can be fully completed online through the Squash NZ website.  The Club Referee qualification is valid for two years from the time of completion.  Both players and non-players are able to complete the exam.  

Link to online Club Referee Exam - Click here

List of current qualified Club Referees - Click here

A great video library to help you with your refereeingClick here

Senior club night

Senior club night starts at 6.30pm on Thursdays. Come along and meet fellow club members.  Due to the Easter holidya this will just be a social event with no organiser this week.

Junior club night 

Join Jarrod and his team on Friday nights from 4pm to 6pm for coaching, fun games and just a little bit of competition.


Tennis

Congratulations club champs champions!

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A fantastic result from this year's club champs saw the largest number of entrants in recent years (76 seniors and juniors) contesting 17 titles across the tournament fortnight, and culminating in a brilliant finals day that had the deck heaving with 100+ of the extended HBPRC family enjoying non-stop action from noon until the end-of-day prizegiving. The overall festival vibe was enhanced by live DJs (thanks Steve!) and our ASB Classic import Matt Brown taking care of MC duties. The donation of umpire chairs from West End saw the final overseen by a chair umpire (thanks again Bryan) and some of junior entrants helped out on ball-kid duties as well. Thanks to everyone who entered and helped make the club champs such a great tournament. Keep an eye open for the next HBPRC Tour events coming up, there will be more comps to get involved in during the off-season.
The tennis subcommittee thanks everyone who contributed time and effort, including Gary and John Isbey for grooming the courts before finals day, Haydn for the awesome signage, and a special thanks to David for coordinating the junior draw — a great way to round out the 18/19 summer season!

 

Results:

Men's Open champion Jake Riordan, runner-up Alex Marsili

Men's Open doubles champions Jake Riordan and Blake Cloake, runners-up Alan Singam and Reece LeRoy

Women's Open doubles champions Jess Travers and Miyuki McEwen, runners-up Jacqui Mustard and Suzie Strachan

Mixed Open doubles champions Deb Carter and Reece LeRoy, runners-up Jess Travers and Simon Holloway

Men's B champion James Graham, runner-up Simon Holloway

Men's B doubles champions Jack McKinney and Haydn Rodrigues, runners-up Toby Groser and Arie Dekker

Women's B champion Kate Clausen, runner-up Hannah Partington

Women's B doubles champions Callie Fell and Carolyne Gebbie, runners-up Hannah Partington and Kate Clausen

Mixed B doubles champions Peta Drayton and Paul Qualtrough, runners-up Carolyne Gebbie and Haydn Rodrigues

Boys' 16 singles champion Taylor Riggans, runner-up Hugo Bourchier

Boys' 16 doubles champions Josh Blake and Taylor Riggans, runners-up Hugo Bourchier and James Dick

Boys' 14 singles champion Louis Gehin, runner-up Sasha Holloway

Boys' 14 doubles champions Luca Waple-Longhurst and Callum Rae, runners-up Sasha Holloway and Raneen Ravoori

Boys' 12 singles champion Callum Rae, runner-up Oliver Duff

Boys' 11 singles champion Mason Tribble, runner-up Toby McIntyre/Walker

Girls' 16 singles champion Kaya Eible, runner-up Bianca Young-Smith

Girls' 16 doubles champions Kaya Eible and Frankie Macfarlane, runners-up Ally Gothard and Sophie Grimes

 

For the full story of the tournament check out http://www.hernebayrackets.co.nz/tennis.cfm where the tournament draw sheets are linked with match results from all rounds.

Winter interclub

We are entering four teams into the winter interclub comp for the off-season, two men's singles and two mixed. Matches are played Sunday mornings at 10am. If you are interested in playing and haven't yet signed up for the comp please email Simon at tennisvp@hernebayrackets.co.nz  asap. Comp starts 5 May, and draw from Tennis Auckland should be out within the next fortnight.

DnA Anzac Day tournament

Next Thursday 25 April 3–5pm David is running a DnA (defenders and aggressors) tournament. Contact him on 021 476 606 for more info. Spaces are limited.  

Senior club night Thursday & Sunday club day 

Club day runs this Sunday 1–4pm, and club night will be on this Thursday night from 6.30pm. New members welcome.

Junior club night Friday, and junior programmes

No junior club night this week due to Easter.

For info on junor holiday programmes and coaching contact club professional David Mustard on 021 476 606.


Gym exercises to improve racket sports performance

HBPRC Personal Trainer Siggy Brookland continues his weekly series of exercise tips and information for improving racket sports performance
Increase your pulling strength: Achieving pull ups  
 
Pull ups are the ultimate test of upper-body muscular strength and a true indicator of how functionally strong and stable the upper body is but they are one of the hardest bodyweight exercises for people (including myself) to accomplish.

Why? Because the pull up requires you to vertically pull your entire body weight against gravity by using only your relatively smaller and weaker upper body muscles compared with your larger lower body muscle groups.

So, whether you are struggling to do your first pull up, recovering from an injury, wanting to strengthen the shoulders and back or increase your vertical pulling strength, having some options that are less intense than standard pull up are super helpful. Also, having progressions for these pull up variations allows you to slowly work towards achieving your first full pull up.

Here are seven progressive exercises that will lead the way to achieve that first pull up. Check out the short video below to see how they are performed.

1. Leg assisted barbell pull up 
2. Leg assisted barbell pull up - feet further forward 
3. Front bench feet elevated barbell pull up 
4. Front bench feet elevated barbell pull up with a weighted plate on lap 
5. Isometric holds 
6. Eccentric lowering pull ups 
7. Resistance band assisted pull-ups

Note for the setup of the barbell on squat rack, make sure that the bar is positioned at a height high enough that your torso hangs straight under the bar and arms are fully extended.
Siggy Brookland 
HBPRC Personal Trainer 

Pilates on the Court

There will be no Pilates classes on Mon 22 April or Wed 24 April

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


New Events Calendar

You will now see A3 printouts posted around that show what is happening at the club for the week. If you wish to see a full view of the month, please have a look at the A3 poster on display on the office door.


 AGM

Sport Auckland has kindly offered to support the club through its annual general meeting (AGM) this year ahead of a likely review of club strategy and constitution, should the incoming committee take up that opportunity.

The AGM will take place on Thursday 9 May 2018 at 7pm.

Nominations close Tuesday 30 April and are to be emailed to Rory at Sport Auckland rorym@sportauckland.co.nz 

The nominees for each position will be posted at the club noticeboard and emailed out to members on Wednesday 1 May.

Positions

As per the constitution there can be a maximum of nine members of the committee and a minimum of five.  The following are mandatory positions for which nominations are sought:

President
VP - Tennis 
VP - Squash
Secretary 
Treasurer

Nominations are sought for these three general positions:

Facilities Officer – to co-ordinate the club’s requirements around facilities maintenance and capital projects.
Grants Officer – to co-ordinate the committee’s priorities on grants and sponsorship – with support from members and the Club Administrator.
Communications Officer – to co-ordinate the committee’s priorities with regards internal and external communications.

Current President Arie Dekker is not standing for the committee, so will automatically fill the role of: Immediate Past President          

Voting and eligibility

Voting papers will be available at the club and emailed to members in advance of the meeting.  Those members eligible to vote can email rorym@sportauckland.co.nz in advance of the meeting with their voting paper if they do not attend the AGM.

Voting papers will also be available for members to vote at the AGM and Sport Auckland will be present to receive these.

All voting papers will be checked against the membership database.

All membership classes except juniors are eligible to vote.  Eligible voting members will be all members of the club (including complimentaries) at 28 February 2019. 

Any members whose membership lapsed in six months up to 28 February 2019 and are active again before 28 April 2019 will also be eligible to vote, as will any members who are identified as having been paid members through the period up to the AGM, but who may have come off the membership list for some reason. 

The membership database has been subject to a thorough tidy-up and reconciliation against annual subscriptions and direct debits over the last two months and access tidied up of inactive members.

Post AGM

The current committee has asked Sport Auckland to help the new incoming committee - subject to their willingness - to help with governance and strategy.  In particular, Sport Auckland have offered to help the club with a new fit-for-purpose constitution (which would be put to members for approval during the year) and strategy (also put to members).


Welcome to new members

New members

Matt McGuiness (gym)

Nick Browett (gym)


Access cards

We have had a big clean up on our security system. If you find that your Access Card is not working please advise Pia at service@hernebayrackets.co.nz and she will fix this for you.


Visitor fees

We love that you want to share our Club with your friends. If they are not a member of the Club, they are welcome but please put $20 cash in the drop box next to the Pro Shop with your name on it if there is no one in the bar or in the office. Perhaps even entice them to join to avoid further visitor fee charges.


Our People: Ash Martin

Peter Cross meets one of our newer members.

I’ve only ever had one ambition. And that is never to be a school teacher. I’ve had some rotten jobs in my time and my present one at the University of Auckland is nothing to write home about but even here I find solace that at least I’m not standing in front of thirty unruly thirteen-year-olds who’d far rather be at their mobiles.

During my childhood our family kitchen was frequently filled with colleagues of my schoolteacher dad: Frank “Killer” Cross. A more miserable bunch you’d never meet. They complained about kids, timetable changes, the headmaster, other teachers, education policy of the government of the day and God knows what else. There were other places in our home I could have gone to get away from this negativity but it was worth hanging around and eavesdropping for morsels of gossip that could be passed onto classmates at a later date. A lifelong mission to undermine institutions and authority figures was established before puberty.

Of course not all teachers were like these chalkface failures. There were others who seemed to like schoolchildren, who enjoyed their work, made learning fun and while with them school felt more like a holiday camp than a prison - but that breed didn’t come to our kitchen. One such person was a raven-haired beauty called Miss Candy who never came to our house and I didn’t get taught by her either. Life can be very cruel. A few years later while in the Navy I was talking to the best looking chief on 766 squadron who asked me if I knew Jean Candy who he’d had a fling with. It’s a small as well as cruel world.

Thoughts of Jean Candy crossed my mind as I approached another raven haired beauty and teacher for this series. Ash Martin joined the club in the middle of last year. During our first conversation I discovered she taught English and I immediately experienced the same pangs of envy I felt for those kids who sat and had a crush on Miss Candy half a century ago. 

Ash followed her mother onto a squash court after the family moved to Gisborne. She fell in love with the game but didn’t have the drive in her words to ‘kill herself on court five day a week to get really good’ instead claiming to become ‘severely mediocre.’ There is such a focus on winning at sport that it’s easy to forget that there’s huge pleasure to be gained from taking part that has nothing to do with results but just getting onto a court and hitting a ball against a bunch of people who become your friends. That said Ash has a nice line in self-deprecation and she’s a far better player than she claims. Ash joined Herne Bay partly because it’s her nearest club but also she was impressed meeting George soon after he became squash VP. She also took part in the squash for women classes he ran with what must count as one of the most talented quartet of coaches ever assembled: George, Priscilla, Bryce and Brenda. She has also been called to the bar, not having trained to become a barrister rather a higher calling; serving as a bar volunteer.

Ash

Back to school

Ash was good at science at school so when she went to Otago she initially read health sciences. Halfway through her first year she realised this wasn’t a good enough reason to go down this route so she switched to communications, majoring in public relations. Then she joined a small PR company in Auckland and worked with a variety of clients organising events and writing press releases. While she liked the company and colleagues she didn’t find the work fulfilling and this made her increasingly unhappy. She decided to go travelling and ended up in Canada where she worked a ski season and, best of all, a kid’s summer camp in the middle of nowhere where for nine weeks there were just the kids and schoolteachers on vacation. She loved it. She later found herself in Perth, discussing her future with an HR professional who, looking at the contents of her CV, mused her skill-set wasn’t suited for anything apart from teaching and the penny finally dropped. She applied for a teaching post grad course at Massey University the same evening. Finally she’d found her vocation. But taking this seven-year scenic route to her dream job has its advantages: the best teachers I’ve known have done other things away from a classroom while most of the worst ones have rarely ventured outside an education establishment of one sort or another.

Ash has now been teaching for four years. She moved up from Gisborne last year and now teaches 15 to 18 year olds at Albany Senior High School. We spent quite a long time discussing the way her subject is now taught and it has clearly moved a long way from the English lessons of my youth. Actually I can’t remember much of what I was taught as I spent most of my time day dreaming and staring out the window and only tuned in when my dad’s colleague went off subject and shared stories about growing up in a mining community near Newcastle or his enjoyable rants against long hair, or the durability of proper singers like Tom Jones or Harry Secombe who he was convinced would outlast the dreadful Mick Jagger. I didn’t agree but to my mind it was far more entertaining than the stuff he was supposed to be teaching.

It would seem that Ash’s students have a lot less time for day dreaming than I did. For starters there’s hardly any ‘chalk and talk’ as she restricts herself to short sharp bursts in front of the class and most of the 100 minute lessons are spent in helping individuals and in group activities. The lessons she takes aren’t about imposing what she considers good writing rather helping her students acquire a skill set so that they can deconstruct and understand creative writing in its various formats. For instance they have recently been studying visual texts where each student is free to use a film, TV programme or even a pop video that has captured their imagination. Students may find their views challenged by their peers as well as their teacher. But as Ash explained it’s far better to engage students with something they feel passionate about than something that doesn’t. In other words if you are studying something that engages you you are more receptive to learning techniques, sub texts and tricks of the trade that goes into the mix when creating a piece of art.

It turns out that Ash’s dad also taught English and PE for a while. He moved to Australia where his qualifications weren’t recognised so he became a flight attendant for Qantas where he remained for the rest of his working life. She told me a story about her family that tells you everything you need to know about them. When she was 14 Ash wanted to come up to Auckland to see Green Day in concert. The plan was that she would go with her best friend and they would be driven there by an 18 year-old guy, who was the boyfriend of her friend’s elder sister. Ash’s father was adamant that it wasn’t going to happen but she ground him down until he relented and told her she could go if she wrote a thousand words on why she should be allowed. Ash’s mum, who was batting for her, got the wordage reduced to 500. So Ash set about the task citing that her dad shouldn’t worry about things he didn’t have any control about and the killer argument that he ought to have faith in his parenting skills. Needless to say she was allowed to go to the concert but what a wonderful way to get your daughter to behave in a responsible manner.

What would Killer Cross have made of Ash Martin and her teaching methods? I’m sure he would have approved, for a start he could spot a good teacher at 50 paces and more importantly would recognise their objectives were identical to his. As he saw it, his job was to help pupils think for themselves and discover the most effective way to express it to others. Her dream job would have been his and I’m sure he would have willingly traded in the formality and restrictions of his role for hers.


Useful links to sports bodies and our sponsors

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

Please join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/HerneBayRackets/ 

https://www.instagram.com/hbprc/ 

https://twitter.com/HBPRC 

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

 


Newsletter Archives

17 Apr 19: Herne Bay Open 26-28 April: enter in iSquash
14 Apr 19: Notice of Annual General Meeting
05 Apr 19: Finals Day this Sunday | You're invited to a party on the deck!
02 Apr 19: Finals Day this Sunday | You're invited to a party on the deck!
26 Mar 19: Pia D'Ambros: Making the boat go faster
20 Mar 19: New Series: Gym exercises to improve racket sports performance
14 Mar 19: Tennis Club champs draws announced
06 Mar 19: Tennis Club champs last chance to enter
28 Feb 19: Riley and Finn to represent Auckland
21 Feb 19: Tennis Club Champs & Squash Interclub
14 Feb 19: Pia D'Ambros appointed as Club Administrator
07 Feb 19: Matt Taylor: The go to guy
30 Jan 19: Last chance for event sign-ups
24 Jan 19: Aus Open social event + Summer Squash opportunities
17 Jan 19: Adrian Kjellberg: Man of many parts
11 Jan 19: Welcome back for 2019
05 Jan 19: Vandalism repair update
31 Dec 18: Vandals strike club
30 Dec 18: Vandals strike club
20 Dec 18: Xmas New Year notices
12 Dec 18: What's in our newsletter this week ... 
29 Nov 18: What's in our newsletter this week ... 
20 Nov 18: Club Management Changes
06 Nov 18: Herne Bay Heroes
31 Oct 18: Service Delivery
24 Oct 18: Club member article
18 Oct 18: Friday Junior Club Night
10 Oct 18: Housekeeping request
03 Oct 18: Squash League Starting......
26 Sep 18: Are you up for the Challenge?
12 Sep 18: Keen as Mustard
06 Sep 18: Our New Squash VP
23 Aug 18: Register now for tennis junior interclub & tournament
15 Aug 18: Club closed - Friday 17th from 3pm
08 Aug 18: Club news
02 Aug 18: Squash Tourney this weekend
17 Jul 18: Exercise classes for the gym.
11 Jul 18: Register for Squash & Tennis events
05 Jul 18: Busy weekend at the club......
27 Jun 18: Club news
13 Jun 18: Busy Week Ahead
08 Jun 18: Squash club champs - Save the date
06 Jun 18: One week to go, have you bought a ticket?
30 May 18: Winter is nearly here.......
23 May 18: Help us celebrate Pats contribution
22 May 18: ‘Last chance for Club Members to get tickets’
18 May 18: Farewell to Pat Milliner
16 May 18: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Paul Coll at Herne Bay Rackets
09 May 18: Called to the bar
02 May 18: NON MARKING SHOES ON SQUASH COURTS!
26 Apr 18: Congratulations Tennis CLub Champs winners!
18 Apr 18: Holiday programs for tennis & squash
05 Apr 18: Whats in our newsletter this week.....
28 Mar 18: Herne Bay Open entries close 1 April
20 Mar 18: Annual General Meeting - 12 April
14 Mar 18: Welcome - World Journeys
06 Mar 18: Tennis Club Champs - enter here!
27 Feb 18: RFP for HBPRC Gym
20 Feb 18: Kitchen open Friday Night
13 Feb 18: Junior Club Night
07 Feb 18: Get ready for Interclub.....
31 Jan 18: Where has January gone?
14 Dec 17: Tis the season to be jolly......
06 Dec 17: See you on the deck ...
30 Nov 17: What's happening in 2018 ...
22 Nov 17: Fundraiser - winner on the night
15 Nov 17: Christmas Drinks - hold the date
08 Nov 17: Caro Bowl tennis this Sunday
01 Nov 17: Hi Rolla Fundraising Success
25 Oct 17: Going once! Going twice! - Sold Out!
18 Oct 17: Club Fundraiser - Almost Sold Out!
12 Oct 17: Exec committee update | Tennis: Margaret Schot tournament postponed
05 Oct 17: Ever thought all the sauna needed was a photographer? | Squash: free lessons with Jarrod
27 Sep 17: Casino Night: last chance to get early-bird tickets; Squash: Welcome our new club pros
21 Sep 17: Tennis Open Day this Sunday!
14 Sep 17: Hi Rolla Casino Night: tickets on sale now | Tennis junior interclub: last chance to register
06 Sep 17: Do you have an auction item to donate? | Tennis: DnA this Sunday
30 Aug 17: Tennis: Last chance to register for US Open event this Saturday; Squash: Club champs results
23 Aug 17: Squash: Club champs this weekend; Tennis: US Open event Saturday, 2 September
16 Aug 17: Tennis: DnA returns this Sunday; Squash: last chance to enter club champs
09 Aug 17: Casino night is coming; Squash spring interclub entries open
02 Aug 17: Squash club champs; Tennis summer interclub last chance to register
26 Jul 17: Tennis: junior night resumes, Squash: Auckland Open this weekend
25 Jul 17: Squash: Auckland Open this Thursday-Sunday
19 Jul 17: Tennis summer senior interclub entries open!
12 Jul 17: Is Winter just around the Corner?
06 Jul 17: The All Blacks Need our Support this Saturday
01 Jul 17: Lions Live this Saturday
28 Jun 17: Saturday Supporters at HBPRC
21 Jun 17: Where are you watching the All Blacks v Lions?
14 Jun 17: Bar Volunteers Needed
09 Jun 17: HBPRC Showcase
31 May 17: Squash on Show at HBPRC
30 May 17: We Need Your Help Please?
29 May 17: Squash Superchamps 2017 Register Now!
24 May 17: Hot food at Club Night this Thursday
18 May 17: Busy Week Ahead......
11 May 17: Website Upgrade
08 May 17: Sunday Working Bee - Thank You
05 May 17: Working Bee - this Sunday!
03 May 17: Busy Weekend Ahead
27 Apr 17: Master Games 2017 Update
13 Apr 17: And the Rain Keeps Coming
05 Apr 17: Rain, rain go away....
03 Apr 17: Entries for Squash Winter I/Club
30 Mar 17: Lots happening around the club......
22 Mar 17: Lots happening around the club......
16 Mar 17: Bar, Jnr Squash, Team Fees
13 Mar 17: New Exec, Flooding, Tennis CC & Bar Staff
01 Mar 17: AGM - Thursday 2 Mar 6.30pm
22 Feb 17: Results of Nominations - AGM
17 Feb 17: Busy Weekend Ahead
10 Feb 17: Do You Have An Interest?
08 Feb 17: Entries Open for Tennis & Racketball
26 Jan 17: Great Weather for Club Night
13 Jan 17: Squash Doubles
23 Dec 16: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
14 Dec 16: Christmas Housekeeping
07 Dec 16: Club Facelift....
01 Dec 16: A Big Thank You!
21 Nov 16: Painting underway at the Club.
18 Nov 16: Celebration Time - Get Your Tickets!
09 Nov 16: Celebration Tickets On Sale - Now!
02 Nov 16: Club Xmas Party & 20th Anniversary
27 Oct 16: Xmas Party & 20th Anniversary
12 Oct 16: Rain Rain go away!
05 Oct 16: SQUASH Club Champs - this weekend
28 Sep 16: SQUASH Club Champs - Last Chance To Enter!
22 Sep 16: Entries OPEN for Squash Club Champs
15 Sep 16: The Building is on FIRE!
06 Sep 16: Last Chance To Enter - SQUASH
01 Sep 16: Tennis & Squash Entries needed.....
25 Aug 16: Squash Entries needed.....
17 Aug 16: Is Spring arriving early?
15 Aug 16: Sauna Closure
10 Aug 16: Club Closed Saturday from 3pm
03 Aug 16: Squash Masters this weekend......
28 Jul 16: Last chance for Squash Masters......
20 Jul 16: Calling on Squash Masters......
13 Jul 16: Herne Bay Open
06 Jul 16: Squash & Tennis News.
04 Jul 16: Squash & Tennis News.
29 Jun 16: Kitchen re-opens this Thursday
27 Jun 16: Herne Bay Open close Fri 1st July
22 Jun 16: Rain Rain go away.....
15 Jun 16: Winter is sneaking in......
14 Jun 16: Superchamps Reminder
09 Jun 16: Cousins Shield Results
01 Jun 16: Lots going on ......
25 May 16: Cousin Shield
18 May 16: Quiz - Fundraiser
12 May 16: Show Your Support.....
05 May 16: Show Your Support.....
28 Apr 16: Summer is still here.....
13 Apr 16: Busy Week Ahead
06 Apr 16: Lots going on at the Club ..........
30 Mar 16: Who will be our next Tennis Club Champ????
24 Mar 16: Easter Weekend
16 Mar 16: Lots going on at the Club........
10 Mar 16: Credit Card Facility Removal - 1st April 2016
09 Mar 16: Senior & Junior Tennis Draws - Out Now!
02 Mar 16: Squash Club Night Resumes
29 Feb 16: Who will be our Tennis Club Champ for 2016
25 Feb 16: Who will be our Racketball Champion for 2016?
17 Feb 16: AGM Thursday18th 6.30pm start
11 Feb 16: Executive Nominations for 2016
10 Feb 16: Upcoming AGM.....
04 Feb 16: Make use of the Great Weather.....
28 Jan 16: Where has January gone?
18 Jan 16: Spring Open and Masters Interclub
22 Dec 15: A Wee Xmas Wish
16 Dec 15: 9 days to go.......9 days to Santa
09 Dec 15: 16 days to go........16 days to Santa
02 Dec 15: 23 days to go........23 days to Santa
20 Nov 15: A note from the President.....
19 Nov 15: Christmas Party Saturday Night
11 Nov 15: Christmas Party Nov 21st
06 Nov 15: Sunday 8th Nov Working Bee
04 Nov 15: Sunday 8th Nov Working Bee
21 Oct 15: Chasing Unpaid Invoices......
15 Oct 15: Black out this Sunday!
14 Oct 15: Summer's just around the Corner
07 Oct 15: Short & Sweet
30 Sep 15: Weather is looking promising....
23 Sep 15: Results of Squash & Upcoming Racketball Champs
16 Sep 15: Squash Club Champs & Darts Comp.
11 Sep 15: Reminder - Squash Entries
09 Sep 15: Club Closed - Friday 11th Sept from 6.30pm
07 Sep 15: HBPRC Squash Club Champs
03 Sep 15: Black Soled Shoes
02 Sep 15: Private Function - Sat 5th Sept closure details
27 Aug 15: Mike Weston - Squash Club Coach 
19 Aug 15: Tennis Opening Day - this Sunday!
12 Aug 15: Take a Breath
07 Aug 15: Junior Squash tonight, All Blacks & Sweepstake
06 Aug 15: Masters Squash Tournament & All Blacks
29 Jul 15: Wed 29th July Newsletter
28 Jul 15: Quiz Night Postponed
22 Jul 15: Support or Super Champs
15 Jul 15: Get your Thinking Caps On.....
09 Jul 15: Club Night Tonight
03 Jul 15: Urgent Tennis Interclub Registration
01 Jul 15: Quiz Question.......
24 Jun 15: Quiz Question?????
17 Jun 15: HB B Grade Squash
10 Jun 15: Events coming up....
03 Jun 15: Cousin Shield Result 2015
28 May 15: Happy Hour Tonight & Other News
20 May 15: Chapel Vouchers must go!
13 May 15: Chapel Vouchers must go!
12 May 15: $200 Chapel Bar Vouchers
07 May 15: 6th May News
29 Apr 15: 29th April News
23 Apr 15: Entries close tomorrow for the Herne Bay Open
22 Apr 15: April 22nd News
15 Apr 15: April 14th
10 Apr 15: Club Closed Saturday 11th from 5.30pm.
08 Apr 15: April Tennis & Squash
07 Apr 15: Squash Interclub Entries
01 Apr 15: Easter Holidays
27 Mar 15: Supporters Welcome....
25 Mar 15: Its all about the Winners
20 Mar 15: Squash Interclub & Racketball Shout Out
18 Mar 15: Wednesday 24th March Newsletter
17 Mar 15: Racketball 17th March
11 Mar 15: Wednesday 11th March
09 Mar 15: HBPRC Presidents Update - March 2015
04 Mar 15: New HBPRC Committee & New Club Members, Drill & Thrills and Racketball
25 Feb 15: Committee Profiles
23 Feb 15: AGM Voting Time!
20 Feb 15: Tennis Club Champs - Senior and Junior
19 Feb 15: Club Night tonight and AGM Details
16 Feb 15: Masters Squash
11 Feb 15: New Drills & Thrills Tennis sessions – Free for all Full Members
10 Feb 15: AGM announcement, Masters Squash Sign ups, Valentines options and more!
05 Feb 15: DnA, Squash sign ups galore and Club Night!
29 Jan 15: Club Night and Autumn Squash / Squash Leagues PLUS MORE!
20 Jan 15: Macsen's Success
19 Jan 15: New member special, Thursday Kitchen and address checking
05 Jan 15: January Sign Up Special
18 Dec 14: January Special & Club Night Tonight
09 Dec 14: Club Night this week and other club news
05 Dec 14: Festival of Tennis helpers and Teens needed for TV show
04 Dec 14: Perfect Xmas Gift and Club Night Kitchen!
03 Dec 14: Sorry - got the title wrong last time! This is THIS week's news for all members...
03 Dec 14: Adult Tennis News
27 Nov 14: Adult Tennis News
26 Nov 14: Junior Tennis News
20 Nov 14: Xmas and Club Night Breaking News...
17 Nov 14: Christmas Cocktail Party this Saturday!
12 Nov 14: Xmas Party, Junior Club Night and Cricket passes
30 Oct 14: Free cricket tickets and the new Tennis Gate!
29 Oct 14: Xmas party and other news...
28 Oct 14: Australian Open Tickets
16 Oct 14: Prince night tonight and Junior Club Night tomorrow...
14 Oct 14: Prince night, tournaments, leagues, weddings and much more!
09 Oct 14: Head Club Night, Office Closed and Mercy Hospice reminder
07 Oct 14: Mercy Hospice Event
06 Oct 14: Club Night this week brought to you by HEAD and announcing our new Squash Club Champions!
01 Oct 14: Squash Club Night this week
24 Sep 14: Bar people needed, Spring Squash, Pennant Winners and more!
22 Sep 14: Spring Squash Interclub & Club Champs
19 Sep 14: Tennis Interclub underway and Facebook news!
12 Sep 14: Sunday Tennis notice
12 Sep 14: Tennis and Rugby Action at the Club tomorrow!
11 Sep 14: An awesome Club Night tonight + Squash Club Champs
08 Sep 14: Squash Club Champs
08 Sep 14: Squash and Tennis leagues, Tennis Affiliation cards and Kids Squash coaching
03 Sep 14: Squash and Tennis leagues, Tennis Affiliation cards and Kids Squash coaching
28 Aug 14: Club Night tonight and Tennis this weekend
21 Aug 14: Rugby this Sat and Free Office Furniture!
19 Aug 14: B Grade Superwomen and Jnr Tennis Interclub
13 Aug 14: Masters, Squash coaching, Club Day and our August membership specials!
07 Aug 14: Important Club News
05 Aug 14: New Membership options and last change for Spring Squash Masters
04 Aug 14: Comedy Night - Squash Masters - Squash Leagues!
31 Jul 14: Comedy Night - Squash Masters - Squash Leagues!
30 Jul 14: Tennis Opening Day and Tennis Interclub sign up...
22 Jul 14: Squash Superchamps on NOW!
21 Jul 14: Tennis Interclub, Tennis Open Day and Direct Debit payments
10 Jul 14: Comedy Night and Squash Masters Tournament
08 Jul 14: World Masters Squash Champs boys' update...
07 Jul 14: Squash Interclub
04 Jul 14: Junior Boys win, Squash court bookings, School Hols activities, Tennis Club Sunday and Office hours!
30 Jun 14: July Squash League, Wimbledon Winners, Kids Holiday Programmes and more!
20 Jun 14: All Black Black Out, plus Quiz night and Bar Volunteers needed!
18 Jun 14: Membership specials, Wimbledon, Bar Volunteers and Club Night... PHEW!
12 Jun 14: Wimbledon doubles, Club Night, Mums and Bubs and more!
05 Jun 14: Club Night tonight!
03 Jun 14: Superchamps and Wimbledon Doubles
29 May 14: Club Night, Quiz Night and Junior Squash
27 May 14: Quiz Night, Club Night, Mustards and more!
23 May 14: Open Squash Finals tonight... and Squash League closes today!
20 May 14: Club News!
15 May 14: Club Night tonight!
13 May 14: Club News and lots of it!
08 May 14: Squash court bookings, Squash League and more!
06 May 14: Heaps of Club News!
02 May 14: Club News
24 Apr 14: Club News
15 Apr 14: Club News
10 Apr 14: Club News
07 Apr 14: Club News
05 Apr 14: Club News
02 Apr 14: Squash Winter Interclub
31 Mar 14: Club News
27 Mar 14: Club News
25 Mar 14: Winter Tennis Interclub
18 Mar 14: Club news
13 Mar 14: Club News
10 Mar 14: Club News
06 Mar 14: Club Night Tonight!
27 Feb 14: Club Night and Tennis Club Champs
24 Feb 14: Club news
19 Feb 14: Doubles Squash Tournament
18 Feb 14: Club News
17 Feb 14: Annual General Meeting
13 Feb 14: Club night tonight
11 Feb 14: Club updates
05 Feb 14: Club updates
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