Howick Junior Club Coaching – Term 1 2024

Matt Jones welcomes everyone back to a new term of tennis and is excited to deliver the club coaching again this season. There are a few changes made to the coaching times but the coaching days will be held on same days as previous seasons –  Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays. Please have a read of the information below and contact Matt directly for any coaching queries. It is important that he knows who is coming to the coaching so he can do the best he can to group the juniors accordingly.

Monday Night Coaching for social players – For intermediate/social players

Start date 5th February, Finish date 8th of April. Time 6:00pm to 7:00pm. This is an extra session for some interclub players.

Wednesday Junior Interclub Trainings 

Start Date 7th of February, Finish Date 10th of April

4:00pm to 5:00pm – 10 and under Players 

5:00pm to 6:00pm – 12 and under players 

6:00pm to 7:00pm – 14 & 16 and under players 

Wednesday Beginner Coaching

Start Date 7th of February, Finish Date 10th April

Time 3:40pm to 4:30pm

This is a RED & ORANGE session for 5 to 10 year olds who are just starting out and unable to make the Saturday morning coaching. Spots are limited to 6 RED and 6 ORANGE. 

Saturday Morning Beginner Coaching 

Start Date 10th of February, Finish Date 7th of April (No coaching on Easter Weekend 30th of March) Changes to the times have been made to accommodate the appropriate age groups and court space. (Note for any players who can’t make Saturday mornings please email Matt)

Times – Saturday Morning 

8.30am to 9.30am – 5 to 8 yr olds RED BALL 

8.30am to 9.30am – 8 to 10 yr olds ORANGE BALL (new players) 

9.30am to 10.30am – 9 to 12 yr olds ORANGE BALL (returning players) 

10.30am to 11.30am – 10 + GREEN & YELLOW BALL (full court tennis) 

IMPORTANT! JUNIOR INTERCLUB – Start Date 10th/11th of Feb

Matt Jones will be putting together the team entries for Auckland Interclub and needs your information. (1). Players name and Age – DOB. (2). Previous Team (3). Preferred Day Saturday or Sunday for Pre Xmas Competition. (Note Post Xmas is a new competition) If you would like to volunteer to be team manger please let us know. Matt will assign one parent as a point of contact. 

(Also note players from Beginner Interclub competition on Saturdays 12pm will most likely be in an open grade 8.30am on Saturday or Sunday) 

2023/24 Junior and Intermediate Calendar

25th Sept – 6th Oct – School holiday programme (2 weeks)

Term 4 2023 (09 October – 16th December 2022 )

9th October – Programme begins – see below;

Monday: 6.00-7.00pm – For Intermediate/Social Players

Wednesday: 4.00-5.00pm – 10 and Under
Wednesday: 5.00 – 6.00pm – 12’s Interclub players
Wednesday: 6.00 – 7.00pm – 14 & 16s Interclub players

Saturday: 8.30-9.30am – Red and Orange – 9 and under
Saturday: 9.30am to 10.30am – Advanced Orange & Green
Saturday: 10.30am to 11.30am – Green & Yellow Players

21st to 23rd October 28th – Labour weekend – no tennis
Oct to 10 Dec – Pre-Xmas Junior interclub season
18 to 22 Dec – Holiday Programme

Term 1 2024 (5 February – 12th April 2023)

22 to 26 Jan – Holiday Programme
5th February – Programme restarts
10 Feb – 24 Mar – Post-Xmas Junior interclub season
29 Mar – 1 Apr – Easter Break
12 April – 28 April – School Holidays
Mon 6th May 6:30pm – Junior Prizegiving