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October 2018 Club Newsletter

Welcome

The 2018-19 Season is well and truly on its way. A warm welcome to all our new and returning Members.

Senior Interclub commenced in September.  Midweek Ladies Interclub will commence from next week and Juniors by end of October.

We had some great friendly Tournaments with Pakuranga Tennis and Northcote Tennis Clubs. The Hughes Cup was won by Pakuranga Tennis and the Munro Webb Cup by Howick Tennis Club. Check out our new website for some great pics taken of the tournaments.

Howick Tennis Club Social Night (NEW)

A new Social Evening is being introduced starting next week Thursday, 18th Oct. It will be run term wise on every Thursday evening, 7:15pm onwards. It is free for all our Senior members. New members are welcome. The fees will be $65 per term. Please register online via our website www.howicktennis.org.nz or email me to get new members registered.

This will be fun way of socialising and meeting members of the club. The evening will be run by Kate Finlayson and Allanah Ford. The setup of this evening is more relaxed as a board will be run by Kate and Allanah for mixed playing. And then to unwind at the bar.

Winter Tennis for Red Stage, Juniors and Intermediates

This will be run by Aaron Hicks starting 13th Aug, please book directly online or email me for any assistance. Otherwise contact him directly on 02102300230 after 9th Aug for any further information.

Twilight League

will resume for Term 4, 16th October on every Tuesday evenings 7pm onwards. Wish you all a great term ahead. For all queries please contact Jane Davis if you wish to be part of a team or a reserve. Also all players need to be paid members to be able to take part in these sessions.

Vets Club Morning

The Vets catch-up every Thursday morning 9-11am. All Senior members above the age of 45yrs are welcome to come join this group. They would love to have more members come along to these sessions.

Upcoming Tournaments

Midweek Ladies Open Combined Club Championship Doubles Wednesday 24th and 31st October:

For all Midweek or Senior Ladies members, please put down your name on the notice board if you wish to take part in this tournament which will run on Wednesday 24th and 31st October (compulsory dates) and 7th November, 9am start and $5 ball money per person. SO ladies either come along as a pair or individual names and you will be paired with someone.

Club Champs Doubles Tournaments:

  • Ladies and Men Doubles Club Champs Tournament on Sunday 28th Oct 2018
  • Mixed Doubles Club Champs Tournament on Sunday 2nd Dec 2018

Please kindly put down your names on the Notice Board for the first tournament on 28 Oct or contact John Mills on 02108866202 for more information.

Christmas Celebration

Save the date for Sunday 2nd Dec, as we are planning to have the Club’s Christmas Party to wrap the year alongside the Club Champs Mixed Doubles Tournaments.

Sponsorship Packages

We have been very fortunate to have AWARD CARPETS sponsor the development of our Junior teams. A big thank you to Karl Wallace for this sponsorship.

Also a big thank you to New World who has supported the Match League Tournaments run by Aaron for the Juniors on Saturdays.

Club & Court Hire

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 birthday celebrations.

The courts can be hired out by non-members for casual tennis play when there is someone at the club. Members are more than welcome to bring along guests. Fees for court usage are $10 per person per hour without Court Lights and $15 per person per hour with Court lights. After 3 visits we encourage all guests to become members.

ASB Classic

Ticket bookings for ASB Classic is on the way with some big names like Venus Williams, John Isner, Caroline Wozniacki and Victoria Azarenka will be visiting our shores to hit off the Summer Season. Looking forward to some great action on the courts. Book your tickets now to be part of the excitement.

 

Wishing you all a great 2018-19 Season.

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