Issue Date 22/06/23
We are now in the tail end of 2022-23 Season. We have been very fortunate with the weather of lately, with some bright sunny days.
It has been a very busy term, with lots happening at the club!
HOWICK LOCAL BOARD GRANT
We are very appreciative to Howick Local Board for grant money $1,331 received and will be put towards the upgrade of the clubroom on level one of the clubhouse. These funds will go towards the painting and upgrade of internal lights of the clubhouse upstairs. This will be done in the school holidays in July. Thank you for your patience and cooperation whilst the work is underway. Please be very careful whilst accessing the clubroom upstairs whilst the work is being carried out.
Along with the painting and lighting upgrade, the club has upgraded the whiteware in the clubhouse – the fridge, oven/stove and dishwasher. The new whiteware have been purchased using the funds which had been fundraised by the Midweek Ladies over the years.
NEW MEMBERS MID SEASON 2023-24 SUBSCIPTIONS valid till Sept 2024
A good time to join the club especially with the weather being so good recently, great opportunity to get back onto the courts. Please encourage family and friend who wish to join, as Howick Tennis is the best club to belong to! Note: These subs are for NEW MEMBERS ONLY
Please find attached subscriptions for your reference:
MID SEASON NEW MEMBERS SUBSCRIPTIONS VALID TILL SEPT 2024
(Including Auckland Tennis levies & GST)
VETERAN/MIDWEEK/TWILIGHT/SOCIAL…….$265 or $80 per term
SENIOR INTERCLUB ……….. $85
REPLACEMENT LOST KEY COST $10
Lights and keys to the courts are included in subscriptions.
$3,050 RAISED FOR FLOOD DAMAGED HAWKE’S BAY TENNIS CLUB
Howick Tennis Club members ran a highly successful fun tournament and served dinner to around 60 players, fellow members, friends and supporters on Friday night, 10 March 2023 to raise funds for the Waipawa Lawn Tennis Club whose courts and facilities were severely damaged during the recent extreme weather conditions in Hawke’s Bay.
The Waipawa Club was formed in 1885 and is one of the oldest in the country. The Howick Tennis Club, the second oldest club in Auckland is fast approaching its 125th anniversary. Each club, while separated by distance, is a gem in their community and a place where love of the game, camaraderie and friendship come together. The Howick and Pakuranga players who took to the courts on Friday night for the tournament, won by Tom Gooddy with runners up Ethan Ning and Di Butler, demonstrated that the more people who share these values the better.
Tennis is a game played at all ages at the Howick Club and the younger, older members, families and ‘friendly rivals’ all enjoyed the evening of fun and tennis, capturing the spirit of the game and combining it with fellowship and support for all those who play it, not just here in Howick and Pakuranga, but right around the country.
The event was supported by Tennis NZ who provided a $400 racquet for auction, won by Jim Beban from the Koru Tennis Club. Tennis clothing signed by Cameron Norrie sold at auction and raffles with items donated by Howick Tennis Club members contributed to the funds raised. Generous donations from local tennis supporters further swelled the amount that will be given to directly to Waipawa.
- Write up by Club Secretary Lindsay Olney
- JUNIOR WINTER SERIES #2 on Friday 23 June, 5:30pm start. Please refer link to enrol:
- $5 Friday planned for Fri 7 July, 6:30pm onwards – Our most popular SOCIAL EVENING!
- Midweek Ladies – JAMMIES IN JUNE FUN TOURNAMENT on Wed 28 June, 9:15am. Entry fee is a donation of a pair of PJs and to dress up in your own PJ too!! (ENTRY WILL BE REFUSED IF NOT IN PJs ☺)
HUGHES CUP AND MUNRO WEBB TOURNAMENTS
It’s that time of year when we look forward to our annual clashes against our neighbours Pakuranga in the Hughes Cup Tournament and our ‘Battle of the Bridge’ Munro-Webb Friendship Cup Tournament against Northcote.
The Hughes Cup Tournament vs Pakuranga will be hosted by us at Howick Tennis Club on Satarday 29 July 2023.
Report at 8:45am for a 9am start.
The Munro-Webb Cup Tournament vs Northcote will be held on Saturday 5th August at Northcote Tennis Club.
Report at 9:45am for a 10am start
We require 12 men and 12 women for both tournaments. Both days will consist of doubles and mixed doubles tennis for senior men & women.
If you are interested in putting your name down for selection for either or both tournaments, please email Match Convenor Peter Lerhke 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. We will send a confirmation email on selection for both events.
MESSAGE FROM CLUB COACH MATT JONES
Junior Hot Shots Tournament – Saturday 24th of June – 1pm to 3pm.
- Sign up now for beginner to intermediate gameplay. A great way to start serving, rallying and scoring in a fun, engaging formate. $5.00 cash on the day.
Howick Junior Winter Series – Friday 23rd of June at 5.30pm
- The first session was a hit! Check out the link…please note for players who are actively playing interclub and can serve and score. Register for the Friday night league now! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d48a4a82ea1f8c25-htcjunior1
- There will be a kids holiday program for the first week of the holidays – Monday 3rd of July through to the Friday 7th. Morning sessions 9.00am to 12pm includes coaching, drills and games.
- Afternoon session is gameplay only with a few group games. 1pm to 3pm. Children over the age of 9 can stay for the full day 9am to 3pm. 12pm to 1pm is lunchtime with free time. Coaches will be supervising.
- Enrol now or wait for the next announcement with flyer.
Term 3 Enrolments
- Term 3 enrolments will be sent out soon. If you want to pre-enrol that’s fine too – please get in touch and express your interest for preferred days & times. Groups & Private lessons.
- New Adult Program starting soon!
Love Tennis event! – 10th of September – New membership deals on the day
- In the second week of holidays Matt is off to Japan to visit family and will back later in term 3. Alex & Santiago will be in charge of running the programs on court.
- Santiago’s time in NZ is coming to an end and he will be assisting for only one more term and then he will head back to Argentina at the end of term 3.
- Camila is taking some leave and is expecting a baby next month!!
- Cayla, Brian & Ariyan are continuing to assist the senior coaches with the Hot Shots beginner Program.
- We are very lucky to have a new fully qualified and experienced coach join the team. Her name is Alex and is from Palmerston North. Please make her feel welcome.
Head Coach Howick
KEY DATES TO PENCIL IN
Please refer to the calendar on the club website, follow link Upcoming Events – Howick Tennis Club
- AGM ON SUN 30 JULY, 4pm
- LOVE TENNIS – CLUB OPEN DAY ON SUN 10 SEPT, 10am-4pm
WORKING BEE – THINGS TO DO AROUND THE CLUB LIST
I have put up the Working Bee List on the notice board for club members to assist with things to do around the club as we start getting ready for the new season. Please have a look.