Welcome back to the Winter Season Term 3 for 2020-21. Temperatures have plunged on some days and has been extremely chilly this week, but thank you to everyone who has still braved the cold all for the Love of Tennis!!
We continue to remain very lucky with regards to the Covid pandemic which has been still raging across internationally. We are so very fortunate to be able to continue living a very normal day to day life, please do your bit every time you visit the club – Scan or register your visit, wash/sanitise your hands and please stay at home if unwell.
CLUB COMMITTEE FOR 2021/22 SEASON
President: Richard Hislop
Treasurer: Bruce Fyfe
Secretary: Lindsay Olney
Club Manager: Kashmira Umrigar
Club Coach: Aaron Hicks
Club Captain /match Convenor: John Mills
Junior / Intermediate Convenor: Juliet Hislop
Midweek Convenors: Shirley Rollinson and Kashmira Umrigar
Veteran Convenors: Gloria Shrubsall and Lindsay Olney
Twilight/ New Members Convenors: Jane Davis
Interclub Convenor: Ann Fyfe
Interclub Selectors: Aaron Gilles, Juliet Hislop & Aaron Hicks
Tennis Auckland Delegate: Richard Hislop
Maintenance Convenor: Ian Gordon
SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR 2021-22
New subscriptions will kick in and I will be commencing the renewal process shortly. Please refer below to our subscriptions for Season 2021-22 to be paid by 20th September 2021. Members playing interclub are required to pay their subscriptions before start of Summer Interclub 2021-22.
|Restricted Midweek, Veteran, Twilight and Social Wednesday||$195.00 (or $70 per term)|
|Senior Interclub Fee||$45.00|
REFERRAL INCENTIVES FOR ALL NEW MEMBERSHIPS INTRODUCED FOR CURRENT MEMBERS
For all new members referred to the club by a current club member, the Club will be rewarding with a Bar Tab of $30 (HTC vouchers) which can be redeemed at the bar. So members the more you refer the more you can earn in bar tabs!
GUEST BEER FOR THE TERM
We will be travelling round the world along with our GUEST/HERO BEERS!!
I have EXPORT GOLD – NEW ZEALAND as our current destination – explore your own backyard and promote local!
REMINDER FOR ENTRIES FOR BATTLE OF THE BRIDGES- NORTHCOTE TOURNAMENT:
It’s that time of year when we look forward to our annual BATTLE OF THE BRIDGES- NORTHCOTE TOURNAMENT – THE MUNRO WEBB FRIENDSHIP CUP
The Northcote Tournament vs Northcote will be hosted by us on Sat 28 Aug, 2021.
We will require all participants to bring along a plate for morning tea and lunch to share for the day. The club will provide platter of fruits and carved Ham/roast chicken alongwith bread rolls and condiments to share.
Reporting time will be 9:45am for a 10 am start. But will confirm this closer to time.
We require 12 men and 12 women for the tournament which will consist of doubles and mixed doubles tennis.
If you are interested in putting your name down for selection for this tournament, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or write your name on the lists on the Club Noticeboard. NB: Putting your name forward does not mean automatic selection, however we will do our best to cater for as many players as possible.
Please could you give in your entries by 2nd week of Aug to the club via email or put down your name on the list on Notice board. This give the selectors some time to organise the teams.
Any questions please contact Club Captain John Mills directly.
We will send a confirmation email on selection.
WINE AND CHEESE EVENING ON FRI 29 OCT, 2021- TE MATA WINE ESTATE:
Hello everyone, please pencil this date into your calendars as this will be great evening of socialising and wine tasting all rolled up together. The club will be hosting a Wine and Cheese evening and we have invited the Winemaker from Te Mata Estate to go through their flagship wines complimented by some boutique cheese and antipastos. This will be a formal sit down event, more info to follow.
LOVE TENNIS – CLUB OPENING DAY SEASON 2021-22 ON SUN 19TH SEPTEMBER, 10am – 4pm
We will be hosting Love Tennis on Sun 19th Sept, and we require all the members to come together to make this a big success! It was a big success last year with all of us working together.
All members are invited to come along with a plate to share and the club will have put up Sausage Sizzle (inaugurate the new BBQ donated by Stihl Howick). The aim is to welcome the community and show them our amazing club spirit and hospitality… and getting lots of new members to join The Howick Tennis Club Family!!
We are also running a raffle on the day and we request all members to donate as per below:
MEMBERS WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are running a club raffle and require donations such as gourmet food items – wines – spirits. Please support your club! Items can be left in clubrooms upstairs by our book library. Thanks for your support!
BLEDISLOE CUP AT THE CLUB:
A small group of club members came together for the organised event of Bledisloe Cup at the Club last week on Sat 7 Aug, 6pm onwards to watch the game Sky Sport, kindly organised by Lindsay Olney. It was a fun evening with some great cheering for the Home Team! Go All Blacks! Good Luck for the next game!!
MIDWEEK CHARITY FUNDRAISER TOURNAMENTS:
The Howick Tennis Club Midweek Ladies recently held a “Jammies in June” fun tournament. Entry fee to the tournament was at least one pair of children’s pyjamas which are donated to the Middlemore Foundation’s appeal. Thirty four pairs of pyjamas were given by generous club members.
In May the Midweek Ladies together with members from Cockle Bay, Sunnyhills, Pakuranga and Bucklands Beach played in a fundraising tournament for Totara Hospice. This tournament was not held last year due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and this year it was decided not to approach local businesses for donations as has happened in the past. With entry fees, raffles, plants donated by Zealandia and books donated by The Book Barn, it was amazing that $4864 was raised and has already been put to good use by the Hospice to support delivery of care from Hospice community nurses to those in the community needing care at home.
Each year at the Midweek AGM the Howick ladies vote to hold tournaments to fundraise for various charities in the Howick Pakuranga area. Leading up to Christmas three more tournaments will be held with proceeds going to Bellyful, Sweet Louise and the All Saints Food Bank.
Sweet Louise Fun Tournament was held on Wed 11 Aug, and $444 were raised for this charity to assist people with breast cancer and terminal illnesses. We were joined by Midweek Ladies from Sunnyhills to support this charity tournament.
GOOD LUCK WYN!
We wish our long standing life Member the very best for her knee replacement operation next month. We hope the procedure goes well and your recovery is a speedy one!
LIFE MEMBERSHIP AWARDED TO ANGELA HART BY TENNIS AUCKLAND
Angela Hart who is a long is standing Life Member of Howick Tennis Club, was awarded Life Membership by Tennis Auckland at the Delegate’s Meeting on Mon 9 Aug 2021.
Angela is a Life Member of the Howick Tennis Club and she has been a member for a period of over 50 years. She has held many positions in the club including Treasurer, Delegate, Junior convenor, Interclub convenor for both Weekend and Midweek, Secretary, Manager and President.
Apart from a couple of years when she played Caro Bowl for Parnell (the teams were four men and 4 women), Angela has been a member at Howick.
Angela is also Secretary of the International Club of New Zealand, another volunteer position, which has as it’s members eminent past players and administrators residing throughout New Zealand and overseas.
Angela has been part of Tennis Auckland for many years. She has been:
Club Liaison Committee – 19 years
TA Selector – 10 years
Vice President – 1 year
President – 1 year
Emeritus Committee – 2 years
We are so very proud of Angela and we congratulate her on this achievement!
The courts and club rooms can be hired out for private functions at very competitive rates. We have been hired out in the past by companies to run team building events and private birthday celebrations. Please get in touch with me for more information.
DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS:
We thank all the Sponsors for their generous contributions made to the club over the year. Also greatly appreciate all the time and effort from all members who have volunteered through the year. We welcome all donations/sponsorships made to the club to assist with the upgrade of facilities and ongoing maintenance. Please contact me directly for more information on our Sponsorship packages.
HOWICK LOCAL BOARD GRANTS:
We are very thankful to Howick Local Board for granting the funds for all the balls (864 balls) for this upcoming season of 2021-22!
Hope you enjoy the photos which highlight recent club activities.
Stay warm and I look forward to seeing you all at the Club.