Welcome to the new Season of 2021-22. This has been a very unique year as we navigated Lockdowns and restrictions due to Covid 19 – Delta variant. Now as we go through the Traffic Light Framework with a whole new set of rules and requirements to be able to operate. Auckland’s borders have finally reopened and Christmas just around the corner. Let us hope that the New Year brings along new beginnings and simplifications to our lives.
Please follow the Covid Protection Policy implemented by the Club Committee to enable us to keep our membership and Community safe – Scan or register your visit, wash/sanitise your hands and please stay at home if unwell. Please keep you My Vaccine Pass handy at all times.
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!
All our sessions were more or less able to go along once we were allowed to reopen following the necessary alert level restrictions and health and ssafety protocol. There was a lot of improvising when we were allowed to be outdoors using Alfresco settings for morning tea at the Midweek Ladies and Vets.
Twilight League and Social Wednesdays were once again very popular, with Jane running a board for Twilight instead of the usual League Competitions and Andy’s Social Wednesday Skills and Drills have become immensely popular and fun to be part of.
Covid 19 Return to play packs:
Starter pack kindly donated by ACTIVE to assist with the coaching staff and membership with mask and hand sanitisers. The were graciously used by our Head Coach Aaron Hicks and his Assistant coaches.
We are very lucky to have a great Head Coach- Aaron Hicks along with nis team of assistant coaches.
Senior Club Champs were successfully run by Club Captain John Mills:
Ladies Doubles on 20 Nov – winners Angela Hart and Angela Holtom
Mens Doubles on 21 Dec – winners Aaron Hicks and Ezequiel Chaves
Mixed Doubles on 5 Dec and Christmas Morning Tea to finish off the year – winners Aaron Hicks and Iva Parapunova
The Howick Tennis Club Committee wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year
Vets Lunch at Barracuda on 10 Dec, kindly organised by Lindsay Olney was a big hit with past and present Vets coming together.
Midweek Ladies, had their Christmas Fun Tournament – Glitterati Party run by Jane Davis and Lesley Keane and Lunch on Wed 8 Dec, with a shared lunch organised by the ladies and donations of kids treats were made to the All Saints Church Food bank. And the celebration didn’t just end there, the Midweek Ladies also had their year-end Christmas Dinner at Zabr’one Bucklands Beach on Mon 13 Dec.
Twilight had their year-end celebration evening at the club on Tues 14 Dec, with Jane Davis (convenor) putting out a nibbles supper. The Xmas Raffle put together so very generously by Carolyn Gordon along with other contributions from the members was drawn at the Twilight Evening and the Winners are: First Draw Raffle basket Iva Parapunova and Second Draw Picnic Basket Pauline Sharman. With a total of $421 fundraised for the club.
Social Wednesday final evening for the year was on Wed 15 Dec, a big thank you to Andrew Gooddy for all the great sessions.
Junior and Intermediates sessions will end this week returning on 9 Feb 2022.
SECOND HAND BOOK LIBRARY
Don’t forget to select your book
And pop $2 into container upstairs
Great reads to be had!!
Support your Club everyone!
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.
One of the club’s member Carol Clarke each year very kindly donates an Epipen – if you ever you need it, if suffering from anaphylaxis is located in the Defibrillator inside the club rooms across from the Ladies Toilets.
Howick Local Board Grant funding for our recent application for new nets and outdoor canopy courtside seating for Court 3 was successful for $2500. We greatly appreciate the support!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
See you all in 2022.