Waihi Beach Tennis Club - Covid19 Update - 7 September 2021
Following the move to Covid19 Alert Level 2 the Waihi Beach Tennis Club will reopen for play from Wednesday morning, 8 September.
It is however necessary to have some rules in place to keep our members safe given the more virulent nature of the current outbreak. Please be mindful of these rules and for the sake of everyone’s safety, if you don’t think you can comply, then we would be grateful if you stayed away. The courts will be open to the public, so if as a member you are at the courts playing, it would be appreciated if you could educate any outsiders on our requirements.
Tuesday & Friday Morning Club Days
We all want to remain safe, so please help us in observing these rules which we hope will be short-lived.
Committee – Waihi Beach Tennis Club.
Waihi Beach Tennis Club – Newsletter 1st September 2001
Hi All - The Bad News.
Please note that while we remain in Covid19, level 3, the Waihi Beach Tennis Courts will remain closed.
The Good News
The hot water califont gas unit, recently stolen from our clubhouse has been replaced including a new locking system. This has been funded by Gary Alway & LJ Hooker including the installation, amounting to just over $2,000!
Please thank and support Gary and LJ Hooker where you can and we thank them for their continued support of the Waihi Beach Tennis Club & the Waihi Beach community.
Below is the change of date and official notice for the AGM – & I thought I had written my last newsletter!! I have suspicions there has been a conspiracy theory in action!
Waihi Beach Tennis Club (Inc.)
Annual General Meeting
Due to Covid19 restrictions the AGM scheduled for 17 August, 2021, was cancelled.
This meeting will now be held at the clubrooms on
Tuesday 21st September, 2021 at 7pm.
Nominations for officers will still remain open until 5pm on 16 September.
Welcome from President
Mid-Week Club Captain
Public Relations Officer
No less than 4 & no more than 6 committee members
A meeting of the new committee will be held following the closing of the AGM.
Waihi Beach Tennis Club - BJ's last newsletter. 16 August 2021
First of all, a message to mid week Tennis & Pickleball players that if tennis is rained off tomorrow morning, (Tues 17), there will be no alternative Pickleball as Wed 18th is the 3rd Wednesday, so Pickleball will be played, as usual, on that day.
A reminder that our AGM is to be held on Tuesday night at 7pm at the Clubhouse. There is an agenda, as recently circulated, at the end of this newsletter. It has been a very successful season, your attendance would be appreciated.
This week our Treasurer Mary will be emailing you an invoice for the 2021/22 season membership subscriptions due on September 1st. Full details of the new subscriptions, banking details etc, are on the invoice. Early payment would be appreciated. If you are not rejoining this season or have any questions, please contact Mary on 02102513913.
You will be pleased to know that thanks to the generosity of Gary Alway and LJ Hooker the clubs gas hot water system, stolen from outside our clubhouse, has been replaced. Thank you so much LJ Hooker for your continued support.
As most of you will be aware, that due to a shoulder injury my playing days are over. So it is with a touch of sadness, I will not be standing again for committee nomination and this will be my last newsletter.
I look back over some wonderful years with the Waihi Beach Tennis Club, which I joined in the early 1990’s after shifting down from Waihi Town. We had a Friday night tennis group which started playing in the 70’s at Waihi every Friday after work followed by a drink at the Rob Roy. As we relocated to the Beach we joined Waihi Beach Club and the RSA and continued playing every Friday to very nearly the present day. Just realised that that adds up to about 50yrs of tennis – no wonder our group is now down to Peter Brown (much younger – of course) who is just about the last man standing playing regular tennis. We have fond memories of Frank Warn and Tony Dillimore who left us far too early.
When I joined the Waihi Beach Club committee in 2008, under President Rob Hope and Secretary Sue, the clubhouse was the old clubhouse and the bowling club was playing bowls on our present courts 1 & 2 site. Yvonne had already previously served 8 yrs as Treasurer and been the Ladies single champion and I thought she was old then!
I took on the Vice President’s roll in 2009 and have been the Vice President & PRO ever since. It has been a pleasure working with the different committees over the years. 2 new courts have been developed and the original 2 upgraded, floodlights installed and the new clubhouse upgraded. The friendly club culture has been amazing and is regularly commented on by our many new members and visitors. Having a regular coach boosted our Junior membership to the current 81 plus the Seniors and others to a total current membership of just over 200!
It is a wonderful respectful club, so thank you Waihi Beach Tennis Club – it has been a pleasure to be a part of.
See you off court
Waihi Beach Tennis Club (Inc.)
Annual General Meeting
To be held in the clubrooms on 17th August 2021, at 7 pm.
Welcome from President
Mid-Week Club Captain
Public Relations Officer
No less than 4 & no more than 6 committee members
A meeting of the new committee will be held following the closing of the AGM.
Following is a committee nomination form to be returned to the clubhouse, or Secretary, by 5pm on Thursday 12 August. If required you will find more forms on the clubhouse notice board.
Please note the positions of President, Vice-President, Club & Mid-week Captains and PRO will all be vacant so PLEASE help us by considering standing, or helping find members, to fill these positions.
The future of the club is in your hands!
Committee Nomination Form
Nominated Person................................................. Signature...................................
Please indicate the position nominated: Patron, President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Club Captain, Mid Week Captain or General Committee Member. PRO
Signed by Proposer:....................................... Seconder:..........................................
Waihi Beach Tennis Club (Inc) – Winter Newsletter - 9 June 2021
It’s been a very wet, wild and stormy winter so far. I cannot remember a winter where we have lost so many tennis days but I can remember winters when we have never lost one. So I suppose it evens itself out, and we now have the option of Pickleball when we can’t play tennis.
So what’s happening? The Club Champs have been and gone and you will find the full results on our website. The Champion of Champions between Laura & John is still to be played and I will keep you informed on this one. It is scheduled to be on a Sunday at 1pm.
The following are other awards that have been awarded for the season. Well done to all of you.
Mrs Fay Moore Award - Most Dedicated Club Member(s) - Bruce & Jenny Aitken
Galloway Sportsmanship Cup: - Leo Cosmos
Most Improved Player: Ezekiel Hope
Best Courtesy Player: Luca Stove
Best Boy’s Attendance: Sam & Lachy Davison
Best Girl’s Attendance: Ella Cosmos
At the last Committee meeting, after due consideration, it was decided that the subscriptions for the 2021/21 season, be increased to cover further costs & improvements. Our club, even with the new increases, still has the lowest subscriptions of the WBOP.
The new subscriptions, due 1st September, follows
Junior: 12 - 18 yrs $75.00
Junior: Under 12 Years $65.00
Family: (2 adults and their school age children) $305.00
Social member: (non playing): $25.00
Non affiliated member: $120.00
Casual court fees: $5.00 per player, per session.
We have now contracted to Court Care Ltd to maintain and spray our courts. We have had a compaction issue on courts 1 to 4 and I think you would agree that after the 1st machining of these courts, there is a notable improvement which should improve again with further service. We also acknowledge that there is a current algae problem on these courts which will be treated as soon as the current weather allows.
Now for the serious stuff! Unfortunately due to a shoulder injury I can no longer play tennis and I have given notice that I will be resigning from the committee as of the 1st September (end of the club season). I mention this now as our club will require someone to take over my PRO position and I am quite happy to help any member that is willing to ‘learn the ropes’ before and after the 1st September. We are looking for a member that is capable of managing our Website and Facebook pages and be capable of sending out an occasional newsletter. If you would be willing to consider this position and would like further information, contact me anytime, 0274926475, I’m here to help.
Also on the same subject our President Amanda and Club Captain Carl are also stepping down after their term of service and we will require replacements in these important positions. We thank Amanda and Carl for their wonderful efforts on the committee. We would also like someone to consider the position of Club grounds person or court superintendent. Pick your own name, but someone who would be keen just to be responsible for court & grounds maintenance. Not necessarily to do the work, but to keep an eye on the job and report back anything that is required. There is still more than 2 months before the AGM but it would be great to get an indication from any member who may be interested in any of the above positions. Contact myself, Amanda 0212393818 or any committee member.
To help with the day to day running of the club the committee is compiling a roster of all members to help out with the standard chores of the club that is falling on just some of the members. We will keep you posted on this one.
That’s it for now, stay dry, warm and healthy.
CU on court
Good afternoon all 4th May 20121
For those of you who are not aware, we have now contracted out the maintenance of our courts to Court Care Ltd. The first session, which includes spraying, is scheduled to take place from about 9.30 am on Friday 7th which will necessitate closing the courts for most of the day.
Friday mid-week tennis will still take place but will begin from 8am and be able to continue until the contractors require the courts. Afternoon access to the courts will not be available for 3 to 4 hours after the conclusion of spraying.
Although we have now contracted out the major task of maintenance and spraying, we are still dependable on help from our members for the week-to-week court care of leaf blowing and general tidiness. We are indebted to Bruce, Norm, Jenny, and others for taking over the task of the old incumbents of Graeme, Don and myself who are falling by the wayside. If you can help in any way please talk to myself or others. We would really like someone to step up and be the club groundperson, not necessary to do the work, but to report when it needs to be done.
Please give that some thought, we need your help.
Also, It's the 1st Wednesday of the month tomorrow ( 5/05) so it's pickleball, from 8.30 am to 10 am at the Community Centre. $3.00 per player to cover hall hire. All equipment provided. Wear court shoes.
Any inquiries contact Jenny 021 887386
If you can help with court care please contact me 0274926475
Re: The Club Championships.
There has been a lot of feedback regarding the decision to postpone the Championships this weekend. The competitors believe that they can maintain the standards that are required for Covid level 2 and as a number of commitments have been made, we respect their feedback, and we will revert back to the original dates.
Therefore, the Senior Championship doubles will be held this weekend, 6th & 7th March, and the Singles Championships on the 13th & 14th March. As the clubhouse is closed please email or text your entries for this weekend to Carl (0212547101, firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, if the weather allows Team Tennis play tonight the entry forms will be available.
The Ted McCowatt Memorial Trophy for seniors will still be played on Friday 12 March and the 60+ doubles on Friday 19th March.
Sorry for any confusion, if you have any complaints - blame Covid!! It's not easy!!
Waihi Beach Tennis Club ~ Covid2 update ~ 1st March 2021
As we have moved back into COVID Alert Level 2, to maintain the strict hygiene requirements, the clubhouse is now closed. The public toilets behind the clubhouse are still open.
Club days, Team Tennis & Junior tennis will continue but the following precautions must be adhered to:
2021 Senior Club Championships
Our club championships doubles set to begin this weekend will now be held (providing, that is, we are back to Level 1) on the weekend of 13th & 14th March and the singles on the following weekend the 20th & 21st March. The entry forms are on the club notice board and entries to be in by the Wednesday evening before each weekend.
The Ted McCowatt Memorial Trophy for seniors, also providing we are back to level 1, will now be played on Friday 12th March and the 60+ Doubles will be held on Friday the 19th March. Both of these competitions will be run in conjunction with the normal mid week tennis.
Enjoy your tennis but stay safe.
CU on court
Club Newsletter - 19 Feb 2021
2021 Senior Club Championships
A reminder that our 2021 club championships doubles will be played on the weekend of 6th & 7th March and the singles will be played on the following weekend the 13th & 14th March both starting at midday. Entry forms will be on the club notice board and need to be in by the Wednesday evening before each weekend.
The Ted McCowatt Memorial Trophy for seniors will be played on Friday 5th March and the 60+ Doubles will be held on Friday the 12th March. Both of these competitions will be run in conjunction with the normal mid week tennis.
The Fast4 Tennis Event is now tentatively set for 18th April. Confirmation
of this date and further details will be available soon. Contact Craig for any enquiries 0212204745.
Unfortunately, our club has lost the services of Devon Brooks who has been responsible for the wonderful maintenance of our courts for some years. We thank Devon for his past services and wish him well for the future. As spraying of the courts is required to be carried out by licensed contractors, our club at this time is considering a contract with a sports artificial turf maintenance company. This company to be responsible, in conjunction with club volunteers, for the spraying and overall care of the courts. The committee would like to hear from any club member that would be interested in overseeing the court maintenance programme and to liaise with the company. Talk to Barry or Amanda if you could help in this way.
Next Tuesday 23rd, around 10am, a ‘Thanks Giving Morning Tea’ will be held at the clubhouse to thank all the helpers for their contributions in labour and in kind, ensuring the recent Xmas Tournaments were the success that they were. If you know anyone that helped, cooks and all, please invite them to join us.
CU off court, BJ
Club Newsletter – December 8, 2020
Christmas and the New Year are virtually upon us and as I write this newsletter there are only 19 days of tennis before Christmas!! The Committee wishes all members a safe, happy, and healthy Christmas & with fingers crossed a much improved Covid free New Year.
So this is what’s on and what’s not over Christmas /New Year.
Tuesday & Friday morning tennis: Last official club day Tuesday 22nd December, resuming Friday 8th January. If there is a free Tuesday or Friday between these dates and you would like a game of tennis turn up at the usual time and I am sure there will be a 4 or 2 to make up some games. On Tuesday 15th there will be a Christmas Yankee Tournament starting at 9 am. Please bring a small plate ( with food J).
Team Tennis: Last competition night Wed. 16th December. Restart to be advised.
Junior Tennis: The last date is Monday 14th December - for coaching and Tuesday 15th December for junior club day. The 2021 start date will be Tuesday 9th February with junior club day. Don’t forget our visit to Katikati Juniors, this Wednesday 9th.
Pickleball: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays. Last morning 16th December. Restarts 20th January.
Waihi Beach Tennis Club Summer Tournaments:
Open Doubles – 9 am. Sunday 3rd January. Entries close Monday 28th December
Seniors Doubles – 9 am. Wednesday 6th January. Entries close Thursday 31st December.
Full details and entries to our website www.waihibeachtennisclub.co.nz
This is an important fundraiser for our club and if you can help on the day in any way please contact the following. We require assistance in tournament organisation (contact Phil 021624908), court preparation (Barry 0274926475), general clubhouse cleaning( Amanda 0212393818), and kitchen (Jane 0212553447). We can roster you on for an hour or 2. Or a day or 2, at a time to suit. Please help if you can.
Please support our sponsors, as without them these tournaments would not be the success they always are.
Cu on Court
Club Newsletter – November 18, 2020
Only just over 5 weeks to Christmas and as usual the panic and celebrations have started. First of all, then is the Tennis Club Christmas Lunch to be held at the Beach RSA on Tuesday 24th November at 12 Noon. Cost is $16.00 pp for lunch with an option for dessert at $8.50. There is a list of names on the blackboard in the Club House so if yours is not there and you would like to join us, please add to the list asap as we need the final numbers by Friday 20 at 10am. If you are not going to be at the club before then, give me a call, text or email and I will add you to the list before the cut-off time this Friday. 0274926475, email@example.com. Tuesday morning tennis on the 24th will be as usual, then meet at the Rassa at midday.
For those of you who can’t get Sky Sport to watch tennis, I have an alternative! Take a Sunday drive to the Homewood Park Tennis Club at 30a Park Road, Katikati, and be there at 3 pm this Sunday 22. You will witness a great challenge between our club & Katikati consisting of 8 members from each club playing for the pride of winning. There is a bit of controversy in regards to some of our local members who hold dual membership. Which club they are going to play for? - time will tell and there may be repercussions. Club Captain Carl will sort out!! Sounds like a fun afternoon – enjoy.
Now one for the 2021 calendar – mark in the weekend of March 6 & 7 for the Club Championships singles and March 13 & 14 for the Championship doubles. The Champion of Champions between the man and woman singles champions will be held on Sunday 21. The over 60’s Club Championships and the Ted McCowatt Memorial Trophy will be contested mid-week around the same time. If you haven’t got a 2021 Calendar yet, see me and I’ll arrange it! (How’s that for a bit of sly marketing?).
Our fundraising Summer Tournaments are now being organised. Sponsorship this year, considering this year’s circumstances, has been wonderful and the Club is very grateful. We will have the full list of sponsors out shortly and we must support them as they support us. The dates are Sunday, January 3 for the Open Doubles and Wednesday, January 6 for the Senior Doubles. I have attached a poster to the email that you may like to print off or send to prospective players. There will be another poster out shortly including our Sponsors that we can use for publicity.
Well that’s the latest, enjoy the current warm weather and
I will CU on court
A reminder to all members - we need your help. Working Bee This SUNDAY 1ST November at 9 am. If many hands turn up as you have done in the past, this working bee will only take 1 - 2 hours. We don't have a working bee very often but as our club grows - so does the workload.
So please help if you can
Require ladders, hedge trimmers & cutters, general garden tools, and good keen members.
Also: Midweek morning members and others if you can make it. We are having a Christmas Lunch at the Waihi Beach RSA on Wednesday 25 November. Full details shortly, keep date free.
Also: Do we have any computer keen members who could help with the running of our annual tournaments. It is for only 2 days a year and basically requires entering the results in the Tournament Computer program. Give Phil a ring for details if you could help 021624908.
Also: We are very privileged to have as a member of our club, past tennis coach Steve Bowen. Steve has kindly offered to give coaching to any new members or help with any problems members may have with their game. You can contact Steve on 02041382332 to arrange a time that would suit both of you for some court time.
Waihi Beach Tennis Club (Inc.)
Good morning all
2020/21 Annual Subscription & FeesAfter much deliberation, your committee, who are very aware of the current Covid19 consequences affecting our members and the projected reduction in the grants we usually apply for, have decided it is appropriate to increase the subs by a minimal margin to cover these losses. It has been a very expensive, however, rewarding year for our club with the recovering of courts 5 & 6 plus the improvements to the toilet facilities within the club & kitchen, with more to come. We must put money aside for future capital projects but hopefully, this small incremental increase will lessen the likelihood of a more substantial one-off increase in the future. Some other Bay of Plenty clubs are now charging membership fees of $200 plus and that is for a 26 week season. Our club with its facilities and great members is doing very well. Hopefully, in these troubling times, we can carry on in the same spirit and keep our club together.
Subscriptions are due on the 1st September. You will receive an invoice with your details. Please check your scam box if you do not receive an invoice by the end of this week. The following are the new membership fees.
Family: $260 (2 adults and their school children, under 18yrs)
Juniors: (under 12) $55
Juniors: attending school (12+ ) $65
Social: $25 (Non-playing members)
Fees may be paid online to03 1576 0011778 00 (please don't forget to include your name in the reference panel), or handed to the Treasurer, Mary O’Connell, Yvonne Wicks or posted to the Treasurer, Waihi Beach Tennis Club (Inc), C/- Waihi Beach Hardware, 14 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611
Non Member Casual Court Fees$2.00 per player per half hour.Please note if a non-player is playing with club members that non-member must still pay the casual fees.*Prospective members participating in club organised tennis.The club will offer a trial period for players contemplating becoming members. A fee of $5.00 per person per session will be charged for a maximum of 4 sessions after which the player will be asked to pay full membership. Any fees previously paid as above will be deducted from their annual subscription.
CU on Court
Thursday 20th August 2010
Good morning all
Tennis NZ is no longer advocating the use of the Promato checkin tool that some of you have been using but are instead recommending that clubs use the Ministry of Health tool.
Under Alert Levels 2 and 3, all businesses and service, (which includes clubs), are required to display the official NZ COVID Tracer QR code posters in a prominent place at or near the main entrances to each of their premises. The Waihi Beach Tennis Club has a poster at each entrance door to the clubrooms to be scanned as you arrive at the courts.
For those of you who do not have the Covid19 Tracer App on your smart phone the following is the link to show you how to obtain and use this app. You can download the app in the Apple App Store, if you have an iphone or from Google Play, in your Anroid Phone.
Click on this link for full details.
On club days you may still log in manually but the Tracer App is recommended.
CU on court
Waihi Beach Tennis Club – Covid19 L2 – Update. 21 May 2020
Firstly, there seemed to be a number of members that didn’t receive the last newsletter. As we send out about 170 newsletters in bulk, sometimes your email provider may classify it as scam. If you didn't get a newsletter check your scam box from time to time. If you do find one in scam, and a number of members did, click on it and mark it as ‘not spam’ and you should not have that problem again. I had the same problem with the RSA for the same reason. I also remind you that a copy of every newsletter is posted in our website www.waihibeachtennisclub.co.nz under ‘Latest Club Newsletter’ and all back copies are there as well.
The first club day on Tuesday went very well as did Team Tennis last night. 22 members were there on Tuesday. For tomorrow, Friday 21, Phil will be in charge. A reminder that it is a requirement of Covid19 contact tracing to register your presence. It is great to see a majority of members using the tracing tool to check in, well done Cynthia. You can find the tracing tool at www.promato.com/checkin to check in either before or when you arrive at the courts. Alternatively you will need to check in, manually in the register, when you arrive. Please, if you are not registering with the app before 8pm the night before (that’s tonight!) please let Phil know that you will be there. It enables him to organise players into playing bubbles. Text, phone or email Phil on 021624908, firstname.lastname@example.org before 8pm the day before.
For those of you who may be having difficulty with the app I have attached the part of last week’s email that has the instructions.
So on club days turn up at your usual time, register and you will be allocated a court. Please be aware that the club house will not be open and you cannot have more than 10 members together, around the clubhouse. Therefore, wait outside until you are called (just like the supermarket!). Be patient we have to work this all out together.
See you on Court
Barry Jesney 0274926475
Contact me or Phil for help.
Waihi Beach Tennis Club - Covid19 – tennis restart newsletter. 150520
Sorry this newsletter is so long but it is important that you read it to the end.
It’s great news that alert level 2 brings more possibility of play. However it is definitely not open slather. Unfortunately, because of the difficulty in registering, the courts will remain closed to the public and only available to Waihi Beach Tennis Club members.
At Alert Level 2, tennis can reopen in a way that we are all a bit more familiar with. However, there are firm measures in place from Government to ensure the health and safety of those within and outside the tennis community. It will take some time before tennis and life returns to normal, so it is important that we all play our part to minimise the risk of further outbreaks of Covid-19 in New Zealand.
The most important principle is to play it safe, to contact trace, and to remain physically distant from others. The health, safety and wellbeing of the whole community are of paramount importance. Your committee has been working overtime to cover the difficult task to ensure that all requirements and regulations are covered before we reopen. It has not been easy!
Contact tracing is number 1 and we have been able to find a contact tracing tool that hopefully will be easy to use and administer.
Under COVID-19 contact tracing regulations you must check in at tennis before you play. It is required to enable the tracing of players that may have come into contact with an infected person. This Covid-19 tracing tool is not for booking courts (still working on that one), it is for the Ministry of Health and being collected by Tennis New Zealand for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. All information received will be destroyed after 4 weeks.
You will require a smart phone or tablet that you can use as you arrive at tennis or you could do it from home on your home computer before you leave for tennis. You can alter the time of arrival from home but not the day. Be aware, it is a 24 hr clock. If you cannot check in electronically you will be able to check in manually at the clubhouse on arrival. An idea is to bring your own pen - if you know what I mean.
You will find the Tracing Tool at www.promato.com/checkin Depending on your phone you should be able to save this to your home screen - Touch the menu dots at top of screen for the option.
Once open, 1: fill in the venue on the drop down screen 2: choose your activity - Private Play or Club Play 3: Your Name. 4: Phone number. Next, you will come to the date and the time which is live and is the time that will register you as you press the ‘check in’ button on entry. This 24 hour clock can be altered to a future time or a future day, to register the time you propose to enter. 5. Tick ‘Remember me’ and you won’t have to fill in any details again.
Gatherings must be restricted to no more than 10 persons. However, by using each set of double courts we can have 3 bubbles of 10, or obviously 8. These bubbles cannot come into contact with each other so it will be a matter of arriving, registering, moving to your allocated bubble, playing and immediately return home. There can be no gathering outside your bubbles.
Hygiene: Please wash and sanitise your hands before and after play. At this stage the clubhouse will not be open but the public toilet and washing facilities will be. On club days the club will have sanitising liquid available at all courts but for obvious reasons we can’t leave it outside. If you are playing privately as members please bring your own sanitises and wipe gate latches and anything you touch when leaving. Please try to maintain the 2mt distancing rule when playing and if you are not well stay at home or go home.
This morning, Sun 15, thanks to a lot of last minute organisation, we now have everything in place and play can commence!!!
The first club day will be Tuesday 19. Turn up at your usual time, register and you will be allocated a court. Please be aware that the club house will not be open and you cannot have more than 10 members together, around the clubhouse. Therefore, wait outside until you are called (just like the supermarket!). Be patient we have to work this all out together.
Winter Team Tennis will start on Tuesday 19 and being winter there are only two courts available, so each week will be over 3 nights Tues, Wed and Thurs. If you wish to take part in Winter Team Tennis please contact Jane 07 8631117, 021 2553447 or email@example.com to let her know your preference night. If you don’t contact her you will miss out – only 8 players each night – first in, first served!!! Did you get that?J.
The first day for Juniors will be Tuesday 25, further details later.
Club members - private playing. Apart from Club days each bubble of courts will be locked with a combination lock at all times. This combination is 007 – please retain this number for members only! If you are a member and wish to play privately, just turn up as usual and choose a 2 bubble court that is not being used. If you wish to book a court regularly or obtain the combination, contact (from Sunday), Phil Laurence 021624908, firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t forget to re lock when you finish, you are responsible for your court hygiene and you must register on your phone when entering the courts.
Waihi Beach Tennis Club – Covios19 – Update. 26 April, 2020
Unfortunately, we will not be able to play tennis just yet. Hopefully, level 2 will only be another 2 weeks away and that may bring change. The committee realises that there was a possibility that play, for those in the same bubble, could recommence as we go into level 3 tomorrow.
However, some of the conditions are
To comply with all of these protocols and more importantly, have them policed and administrated is not practical to do so.
So, unfortunately the committee has decided that we must remained closed.
Stay safe everyone, our tennis club is doing our part and with your and NZ’s help hopefully tennis will resume in the not to distant future.
We can do this!!
Waihi Beach Tennis Club - COVID-19 UPDATE 25 MARCH 2020
Tennis NZ wish to advise our tennis community of the following recommendations:
Therefore as we are about to reach Stage 4, the Waihi Beach Tennis Club advise all members and the public that until further notice all the tennis court facilities and the clubhouse is now closed.
If for any reason any tennis club member requires access to the clubhouse please note that the key in the lock box has been removed. Please contact any committee member for access.
Stay safe let’s beat this virus together!
20 March 2020
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR MEMBERS, PARENTS AND VISITORS OF THE WAIHI BEACH TENNIS CLUB (Inc.).
Following this morning's Tennis NZ and region’s update and email to all members, our club will be following the below recommendations. Therefore, there will be no more organised Interclub competition, organised tournament and events, organised midweek competition and club nights until 2 May or further notice. The clubhouse will not be available for general use.
If members wish to turn up on the usual playing times and organise their own partners for exercise or a practice game or two, that is your choice, however, there will be nothing organised or arranged by the club. It will be your own personal choice. The club will, if required, issue each senior member a pair of tennis balls for their own personal use.
There will be a separate email for Junior players re coaching and club days as soon as we get a ruling on this matter, check Facebook and I will also send out another email to Juniors ASAP from their coach.
Take care, be safe.
Tennis NZ and its Regions recommend all Tennis Associations, Affiliates and Clubs adopt this position and CANCEL all organised tennis competitions under their mandate until 2 May 2020.
For clarity we recommend all Tennis Associations, Affiliates and Clubs CANCEL the following until 2 May 2020:
General Advice for Clubs, Coaches, Players and Administrators for Coaching, Training and Play
implementing the below measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our members, guests and visitors. Our primary concern will be to protect people, ensure our obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and maintain our duty of care to our members, and to persons on, or seeking to visit our tennis club.
All persons who have returned from overseas from midnight Sunday 15 March 2020, or been in contact with people who have returned from overseas travel are required by law to self-isolate for a period of 14 days and as a result are not be permitted to enter the Club premises.
We would like to share some Sports NZ & Ministry of Health advice to tennis clubs, players and coaches.
At this stage, the Ministry of Health is not recommending any changed approach to holding events. However, we must remind our players and public not to attend if you are feeling unwell, have aching limbs or fever.
Be vigilant with personal hygiene, this includes covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, or coughing/sneezing into your elbow and avoid people with cold or flu symptoms.
As a community-based organisation, we are taking advice on COVID–19 (Coronavirus) seriously, and as a result are
The Waihi Beach Tennis Club is implementing the following actions.
There is a dedicated Healthline COVID-19 number for those needing further advice and information - 0800 358 5453.
Newsletter 15th March
The weather this weekend continued to play its part for the Senior Single Championships. The Men’s Championship resulted in a hat trick win for John Alexander who defeated Jimmy Lynch in the final, clinching the Senior Men’s Championship for the 3rd consecutive time. The women’s final was contested between Laura Richardson and Sue Rafe with Laura coming out the eventual winner for the second season in a row.
The shoot out over 1 set between the Women’s Champion and the Men’s champion resulted in a win to John over Laura so reversing last year’s result.
pics attached (thanks Mary)
You will the full set of 2020 Senior results on our website under 'Club Championships and Awards'. www.waihibeachtennisclub.co.nz
It's been great weather for tennis!
Waihi Beach Tennis Club – Newsletter 2nd December, 2019
Our Summer Tournaments
Unfortunately, because of a clash with other tournament dates (which the Waihi Beach Tennis Club had already confirmed!), we have decided to reluctantly reschedule our dates.
The Open Doubles previously scheduled for 28th December, will now be Thursday 2nd January and
The Vet’s Doubles previously scheduled for the 4th January, will now be the Saturday 11th January
Entries on our website www.waihibeachtennisclub.co.nz
Christmas Lunch – Please get your names in asap to the list on the club blackboard or email, text, phone, call me with your name and numbers. The Tennis Club Christmas lunch for all members at the Waihi Beach RSA this year is Tuesday 10 December at 12 noon. The cost is a very reasonable $25.00 pp but to achieve this price we need to have a party of 40, so friends welcome. My contact details 0274 926475, email@example.com
Tuesday Morning players – Tomorrow (2nd Dec), being the 1st Tuesday of the month bring a small plate for morning tea.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Talking about the New Year I still have some 2020 Waihi Beach Pictorial Calendars left at $20.00. They make a great gift especially for the overseas families. See me if you want one – sorry about the advertising, it just slipped out. Lol
Newsletter -27 November 2019
Bay of Plenty Service to Sports Award for Yvonne
Sport Bay of Plenty has awarded to long-time Waihi Beach tennis player and administrator Yvonne Wicks, the ‘Service to Sport Award for Tennis’.
Yvonne joined the Waihi Beach Tennis Club in the 1980s and since, for most of that time, has been a committee member including treasurer for 9 years and the last 6 years as club Patron. Yvonne was the Waihi Beach women’s single champion in 1989 and the doubles champion in 1994 and 96 and is still actively playing.
Yvonne’s main passion for the Waihi Beach tennis club is organizing and running the Junior programme, a very successful part of our club. She was presented with the award at a Sport Bay of Plenty function in Rotorua last Friday.
Well done Yvonne the club is very proud of you and what an inspiration for our Juniors
Waihi Beach Tennis Club – Newsletter – 14 November 2019
Christmas Lunch – As in the past few years we will be holding a Christmas lunch for all members at the Waihi Beach RSA. The date this year is Tuesday 10 December at 12 noon. The cost is a very reasonable $25.00 pp but to achieve this price we need to have a party of 40, so friends welcome. Please get your names in asap to the list on the club blackboard or email, text, phone, call me with your name and numbers. My contact details below.
Helena – Our mid week players held a very successful morning tea to farewell Helena. Helena responded with a lovely speech and presented the club with a new bell which is now hanging by the side door. Thank you Helena from all of our members and especially our juniors for your many years of dedication to our club. Best wishes for your new life in Nelson. We will, young and old, miss you but we will remember you every time we ring your bell. Thank you so much. Photo attached.
LJ Hooker/Reside Construction Fast4 Tournament – Unfortunately because of low entry numbers this tournament has been cancelled. Thank you again to the sponsors – Craig is working on it.
Our Library – A note from our very official librarian Don that we have too many books in the library. Too help cull them he would be grateful if you would browse through the books and put the most unlikely book that you would read in the bin provided. After a couple of weeks he will take them home to his librarian advisor for a shifty and to make the final decision. J
AED installation – Thanks to Cathy from St John our AED course was very successful and appreciated by all. We are just awaiting a decision on the most practical way and where to install. Will keep you up to date.
Still a few outstanding subs. If you are not rejoining this year please let Mary know. 07 863 4272, 02102513913 Otherwise please pay.
See you on court
BJ Cell: 0274926475
Waihi Beach Tennis Club – Newsletter – 5 October 2019
Game on Turf has completed the new resurfacing of courts 5 & 6 and all comments have been very favourable. Our committee asks that if you are playing tennis please use these courts, if available, first. The more the new courts are used the better they will settle down. Besides, in this weather, they have far better shelter than the rest.
Our new St John AED (automated external defibrillator), has arrived and our club, in conjunction with St John, will be holding an AED training session at the clubrooms as soon as it can be arranged. It is important that, if you possibly can, to attend this demonstration as AED’s are proving to be a lifesaving device available in many locations. Feel welcome to bring your partners or guests to this training which takes 90 minutes. As soon as St John notifies us of a suitable date we will send out a separate email to let you know.
Please note that if you haven’t paid your 2019/20 subscriptions, they are now overdue. If for some reason, you do not intend to renew our subscription this season it would be appreciated if you could let the treasurer or a committee member know. Contact treasurer Mary, ph or text, 02102513913or hme, 078634272, email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Team Tennis - message from Jane
This competitive and social comp will start after school holidays on Wednesday nights. Byo drinks and food to share.
We play a fast 4 format and warm-up is from 5.30 pm and play starts at 6 pm. 6 teams of 4.
Please let Jane know if you are keen to be in a team or to be a reserve, by text 021 2553447 or email email@example.com (if you haven't already)
The first night will be 16 October, which will be a muster and sorting teams, before starting for real on 23 October and going through to 18 December.
This is a fun competition for folk who are able to play competitive tennis.
PS. for those who can't play on Wed nights there may be an option to play Tuesday nights – talk to Jane.
On the subject of competitions, our fundraising summer tournaments have now been confirmed.
Open Mixed Doubles Tournament 28 December 2019
Vets Mens and Ladies Tournament 4 January 2020
Further details in our website www.waihibeachtennisclub.co.nz
Our next project is an upgrade of our toilet facilities which hopefully can be completed before the summer season (if it ever comes). Just have to get over some red tape re possible asbestos before our local builder Lloyd McGechie can lift a hammer.
Our new ball machine has been a great success and has been used extensively with the juniors by our coach Shannon as well as the individual use by members. The ball machine is available for use by all members and the club is going to install a lockbox to enable members to obtain access to the club when not open and also to enable access to the floodlights for members. Further info and rules of use, coming up as soon as locks installed. Please be aware that if you are using the ball machine please use the tennis balls that are with it. Standard tennis balls are slightly larger and may jam.
That’s it for now, will notify you asap when a date is confirmed with St John for the AED demonstration.
See you on court
Waihi Beach Tennis Club – Newsletter – 27th August 2019
Well the weather hasn’t been kind but hopefully with spring on the way, better tennis weather can be expected. Despite the conditions, it is great to see we are still having good attendances for our Tuesday & Friday morning tennis.
The resurfacing of courts 5 & 6 are underway and the old artificial grass surface has been lifted. Unfortunately the weather has also delayed this progress but with a bit of luck they should be completed by the end of this week.
A reminder that our fundraising Trivia Quiz night is this Friday at the Waihi Beach RSA. Teams get-together 7pm, 1st Question 7.30pm. We have 10 teams registered but it would be nice if we could find another couple of teams. Let me know if you can help in this regard.
The Annual General Meeting was held recently. The following is a list of your committee for the 2019/20 season. The President’s and associated reports including the financial records are attached for your information. I recommend that you read Amanda’s President’s Report which is a wonderful review of last season’s activities.
Officers for the 2019/20 Season
Patron: Yvonne Wicks
President: Amanda von Biel
Vice President: Phil Laurence
Treasurer: Mary O’Connell
Secretary: Kevin McLoughlin
Club Captain: Jane Broughton
Barry Jesney, Gay Bainbridge, Craig McFarlane,
Marlon Cosmas, Carl Menary
Public Relations Officer: Barry Jesney
Reviewer: Mark Skinner
I can also report that at the first meeting of the new committee, it was moved that the subscriptions for the new season stay the same as last year. These subscriptions are due on the 1st September. You will receive an invoice from Mary in the near future.
Unfortunately our proposed Waihi Beach Invitational Fast4 tennis Tournament was postponed. It is proposed to try again at another time.
‘The Bay Loves Tennis’ – Saturday 7th September. 9 - 11am.
The Waihi Beach Tennis Club is joining with a Tennis NZ promotion to promote tennis and encourage everyone to try out a game. There is a national Open Day for all participating Tennis Clubs on Saturday 7th September. We will be promoting our club through ‘The Bay Loves Tennis’ Facebook page & local advertising. Below is the link to that page so please have a look and how about ‘like it’ to spread the word of tennis.
At our club on that day we will have the new ball machine in action, our coach Shannon will be there & hopefully an attendance of members to create games for all those that would like to have a go. There will be prizes for participants including free coaching and some equipment giveaways. We may also have some demonstration matches and a sausage sizzle. If you could give an hour or 2 of your time on that day between 9 & 11am it would be much appreciated.
That’s it for now
CU on court (hopefully)
Newsletter 30 July 2019
First of all a heads up to our junior members and parents. Please leave the clubhouse clean and tidy after tennis. This morning we had to vacuum the place out mainly for crumbs from potato chips etc. Have snacks by all means but please clean up your mess!
Wow, our new ball machine has arrived. Craig is assembling it and we will give you further info on its care and use as soon as charged and up and running.
Weather permitting, courts 5 & 6 resurfacing booked for 12th August. Should only take 3, maybe 4 days, so not much interruption expected and will be interesting to watch the progress. Wonder what they will find under the old surface???
Tuesday 13th August: Waihi Beach Tennis Club AGM, 7pm at the clubrooms Most of our committee members have indicated they will stand again but we would love to hear from any members that would like to join our committee. Our Junior membership is strong but we would like some more parents on our committee for support. There are nomination forms on the notice board. We have a great club but need your support.
Saturday 30th August: Waihi Tennis Club Trivia Quiz Night. 7pm at the Waihi Beach RSA. Teams filling up fast – now 8 teams entered and we can only take 12. Teams consist of a maximum of 8 members at $80.00 a team. Contact Jane 0212553447 078631117. Pay on the night.
Saturday 7th September: This is an important date for tennis. NZ Tennis is promoting a ‘Love Tennis’ Day. Our club will be having an open day inviting anyone along to try a game of tennis. Inspect our facilities and perhaps try out our new ball machine. Would be nice to have as many current members around as possible to join in and how about bringing a friend! We will also target local schools etc and hopefully, Coach Shannon will be available to join in. Keep the date free.
C you on court
Newsletter - 26 July 2019
As you are probably aware, that following the success of our previous Trivia Quiz Evenings at the Waihi Beach RSA, the Waihi Beach Tennis Club is holding another night this year to again raise funds for our very successful Junior Coaching program. The date is Friday the 30th August at 7 pm, (1st question at 7.30 pm) at the Waihi Beach RSA.
Get your teams together now, teams have a max of 8 members @ $80 team. Max of 12 teams. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes totaling $500!
Please support this event if you can – the club, and tennis especially, will be the winner. Promote the night as the more outside teams the better. However, be aware we have a max number of 12 teams and there are already 6 teams entered.
At this stage, we do not require team member’s names, just the team name and team contact. Register your team on the notice board at the Tennis Club or with Jane Broughton, 021 2553447, 07 863 1117 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to The Beach RSA for their support & sponsorship of prizes.
Further details as we get closer to the time.
Another reminder is that the Waihi Beach Tennis Club AGM is to be held on Tuesday 13th August at 7 pm at the Clubrooms. There are officers and committee nomination forms on the notice board. Your support in attendance would be appreciated and any new nominations for the committee would be welcomed.
Our club has been very fortunate to receive another grant from NZCT which will enable us to purchase a new ball machine for Club members’ use. The new machine, which has been ordered, does not require a long extension cord like the old one and is recharged after each use. The old one has had many years of service, is still operative but beyond its use-by date. We would like to find a good home for it, so if any members have any ideas in this regard, say for a school or club our committee would be happy to donate it or receive a donation from others.
As mentioned before, thanks to a part donation from the WBOPDC we are working with the St John in purchasing an AED to be housed at the clubhouse. It is envisaged that the AED will be accessible from the outside of the clubrooms from a lockable, specially designed cabinet. It is also mooted that we have an open day for all members to be able to attend a workshop on operating this lifesaving equipment. We will keep you up-to-date in this regard.
Stop Press: The new resurfacing of courts 5 & 6, weather permitting, will begin on August 12th and should be completed over 3 days.
Finally, it has been mentioned that some members feel we are spending too much finance on our juniors, especially with the free professional coaching. Our Tennis Club is aligned with the philosophy of Tennis NZ. Part of that philosophy is to support and encourage junior tennis. The Club's ethos is to ensure that no child misses out on the opportunity to play tennis because of financial constraints.
The committee would like to point out that through the efforts of applying for grants we have been able to raise in the vicinity of $10,000 in this regard, which is over 75% of what has been spent.
It is also worthy of mentioning that very reasonable coaching is available from our coach for all senior members at very acceptable hourly rates. The more members interested, the cheaper it becomes. Just make up a group and talk to Shannon, 02102253308.
That’s it for now.
CU on court.
A reminder of some upcoming dates.
Tuesday 16th July: 12 noon. Mid-year Xmas lunch at the Waihi Beach RSA. All members welcome plus partners and friends. Numbers are good but we need a few more to make the $20 pp rate instead of $22. Names & numbers in please by this Friday 12th. Get your name up on the club blackboard or give me a text/ring/email.
17th,18th & 19th July: Shannon is running a school holiday coaching program for our Juniors which is also open to non-members. Full details of fees, dates etc are on an attached flyer. Just spread the word. Booking is essential, so read the flyer now.
Saturday 10th August: LJ Hooker/Reside Construction Winter Fast4 Tennis Tournament. Note this one in your calendar & I will confirm details as soon as all confirmed. This is great entertaining tennis to watch. Contact Craig 0212204745 for entries or further details.
Tuesday 13th August: Waihi Beach Tennis Club AGM, 7pm at the clubrooms Most of our committee members have indicated they will stand again but we would love to hear from any members that would like to join our committee. Our Junior membership is strong but we would like some more parents on our committee for support. There will be nomination forms on the notice board shortly. We have a great club but need your support.
Friday 30th August: Waihi Tennis Club Trivia Quiz Night. 7pm at the Waihi Beach RSA. This is a very important and popular fun evening which is a great fundraiser for our club and designated to support our juniors and their coaching program. Teams consist of a maximum of 8 members at $80.00 a team. Get your teams together now to support our club. We have limited space for our teams so book in your team now as last year there were a couple of teams who missed out. I need your team name and team contact. Pay on the night.
Enter all of the above in your diaries now or you can always find it in the calendar on our website. Barry J
Hme Ph: 6478635565
Cell Ph: 64274926475
Club Newsletter 26/06/19
So what’s happening??
It’s mid-winter but still, our courts are running just on full. Tuesday & Friday mornings the most popular with an average of 5 courts filled each morning. Meanwhile, team tennis is spread over 3 nights to fit in with the 2 floodlit courts and also full to capacity. Even the honesty boxes still have a trickle of cash coming through. Our juniors are as strong as ever and thanks to Shannon, Craig, Helen & Yvonne still going on Saturday and Monday mornings. The improvement showing in the Junior members is amazing. You should go up and watch them! The club is buzzing and new members are joining regularily.
Shannon is running a school holiday coaching program for our Juniors which is also open to non-members, (hopefully who will then join) on the 17th,18th & 19th July. Full details of fees, dates etc are on an attached flyer which you can print off and pass on, or put in shop windows etc. Just spread the word. Booking is essential, so read the flyer now.
Last year thanks to Jenny, we held a very successful Mid-year Xmas lunch at the Waihi Beach RSA. So this year, thanks to Jenny again, we are going to repeat that on Tuesday 16th July at 12 noon. The cost for the buffet mid-Xmas lunch is $20, providing we have 40 people, or $22, if we don’t. So rally around, bring your partners and get your name up on the blackboard at the clubrooms or send me a text, phone or email (details below) by Tuesday 9th July.
Our 2019 AGM is to be held in the clubhouse at 7pm on Tuesday 13th August. Most of our committee members have indicated they will stand again but we would love to hear from any members that would like to join our committee. Our Junior membership is strong but we would like some more parents on our committee for support. There will be nomination forms on the notice board shortly.
You may, or may not be, aware that your club has signed a contract to resurface courts 5 & 6. Hopefully, this will take place towards the end of next month. This is exciting news for the club but there may be some disruption at the time, which we apologise for but it will be well worthwhile.
More good news is that we have been given a generous grant from the Western Bay of Plenty District Council towards an AEB, (Automated External Defibrillator) to be housed at the clubhouse. We are looking for further donations towards this grant so that we can go ahead to purchase this lifesaving equipment. Watch this space! It will happen!
Upcoming events include a club open day on Saturday 7th September, our annual quiz night and the Fast4 Tournament, dates of which I will let you know when confirmed.
Finally, your club is very aware of the importance of any Health & Safety issues that may arise. Please, if you have any problems or suggestions in that regard, on or off the court, contact Amanda 0212393818 or any of our committee members.
Enjoy this weather, while it lasts
See you on court
BJ 0274926475, email@example.com
Club Newsletter - 20 Feb 2019
A newsletter to keep you up with news from our monthly committee meeting last night.
Firstly, and most importantly Kevin McLoughlin was confirmed as Club Secretary taking the place of Robin Zinzan who is moving to the South Island (I think). It was great for Kevin to step up and offer his services half way through our season and sad to see Robin leave us but thank you Robin for your past dedication to our club.
The Club Championships will be held on Sunday the 10th March (singles) and Sunday 17th March (doubles). Entries must be in by the Friday before each Sunday (8th & 15th). There are entry forms to enter, on the notice board, or just let Kevin (0272735565) or Jane (0212553447) know.
Also, in the discussion on the club championships, it was suggested that the Ted McCowatt Trophy for over 60 year olds be competed for in conjunction with the Club Championships rather than, as the past, being played for on a club Tuesday morning. This would perhaps give a boost to the Club Championships which do have a small turn out. We will be asking members on Friday morning if that would be preferred.
The club last night also decided to look at the possibility of obtaining a grant or donation for a defibrillator for our club rooms, possibly to be able to be accessed from outside. The cost would be in the vicinity of $2,500 to $3000. We will be discussing this with St Johns and other interested parties to look at all possibilities. If any member can help us with this discussion please contact Kevin or Amanda. Also, maybe you may know a sponsor for such a worthwhile cause.
Big changes are being mooted for our club rooms and a committee was formed to look at our future requirements and to cost out any such improvements. We are looking at new kitchen units, new hot water supply, new refrigerator, repainting, new urinal and men’s and ladies’ hand basins, removal of old fan and cooling unit in the old bar. If any members have other suggestions we would welcome your participation and any offers to join the new building improvement committee would be appreciated. Contact Amanda (078634308).
Finally, a discussion took place on the wonderful help our club receives from individual members who quietly but efficiently, sweep our courts twice every week, look after the gardens and grounds, drive ‘Ronnie’ our small unit to keep our courts in prestige condition, vacuum and clean the club house & windows when required. The committee and other members appreciate your help and dedication. We know who you are and we even discussed rewards, but however, the big reward is seeing the club the way it is and we know you do it because you like to do it. So a big thanks from all of us!!!
See you on Court, Cheers, BJ.
Xmas Newsletter and events. 20/12/18
Season’s Greetings to all members & visitors.
The following is a list of booked events for the Waihi Beach Tennis Club. Sort out the times that interest you and enjoy your holiday tennis. All events are also in our Website calendar at www.waihibeachtennisclub.co.nz . There is a flyer attached with this email containing details of our coach Shannon’s Holiday Coaching Program starting January 16th. Also looking for volunteers to give an hour or 2 of kitchen help for our Summer Tournaments*. If you can help, there is a roster in the kitchen to fill in the time slot that would suit you. Guests are always welcome at our club days for a court fee of $5.00.
Friday 21st Dec. 8.30am Friday Morning Club Tennis (just turn up)
Monday 24th Dec. 8.30 – 10.30 am Monday Morning Club Tennis (just turn up)
*Thursday 27th Dec. 9am Open Doubles Tournament (enter on line)
Friday 28th Dec. 8.30 – 10.30am Friday Morning Club Tennis (just turn up)
*Sunday 30th Dec. 9am Junior Tournament (Ring Craig 021 2204745 to enter)
Monday 31st Dec. 8.30 – 10.30 am Monday Morning Club Tennis (Just turn up)
*Wednesday 2nd Jan. 9am Vets’ Doubles Tournament (enter on line)
Friday 4th Jan. Friday Club Tennis 8.30 – 10.30) (Then every Frid as normal)
Tuesday 8th Jan. Tuesday Morning Club Tennis ( Then every Tuesday as normal)
*Saturday 12th Jan. 9am Open Mixed Doubles Tournament (Enter on line)
Wednesday 16th Jan – Frid 18th. 1pm – 4pm age graded Summer Holiday Coaching Program. See attached flyer or Ring Shannon 021 02253308.
*Sunday 20th Jan. 9am Cooper Tires Fast4 Tournament (Ring Craig 021 2204745 for details).
Wednesday 30th Jan. Team Tennis recommences. (Contact Jane for details 021 2553447)
Monday 11th Feb. Junior Tennis Coaching restarts 3pm – 7.15pm
Saturday 16th Feb. Junior Club Day restarts 9am – 11am Contact Shannon for all Junior coaching enquiries (021 02253308)
This coaching is provided free to all financial Junior members. Our club is very grateful for funding provided by the Lion Foundation and the NZCT for our Junior coaching. Also to the many sponsors who support our Summer Tournaments that makes this Junior coaching program so successful.
Enjoy your summer break and hopefully see you all on court!
Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year from our committee to you all.
Club Newsletter - October 1, 2018
A quick newsletter to give you some confirmed dates for our summer tournaments. Also, Team Tennis starts Wednesday night and I pass onto you this message from Jane.
"Summer team tennis starts this Wednesday at 5.45 with a muster. Come along if you are keen to play in this Fast Four Format.
If you can't make it this week but want to be in a team or a reserve let Jane know on 021 255 3447 or 863 1117"
Looking forward to seeing you there @ 5.45pm. Jane"
The following dates have been confirmed for our Summer Tournaments. Get them in your diary now or you will find them in the calendar on our website.
Saturday 10 November 2018: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Kids Open Day.
Thursday 27 December 2018: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Open Doubles Tournament.
Sunday 30 December 2018: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Junior Tournament.
Wednesday 2 January 2019: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Vet's Doubles Tournament.
Saturday 12 January 2019: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Open Mixed Doubles Tournament.
Saturday 26 January 2019: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Summer Fast4 Tournament
Finally a Health & Safety issue. Please be aware that the wooden decking flooring and the concrete around the old clubhouse are very slippery, especially when wet. Please keep clear and keep children away. Hopefully, we will get this rectified as soon as possible.
See you on court
Club Newsletter – September 20 2018
The weather is improving, it’s starting to get warmer and daylight saving starts Sunday week (30th September). Thanks to all our helpers as the courts and grounds are looking great and the new tennis season is underway!!
Which means, of course, your subs are due!! If you didn’t receive an invoice/reminder let me know and I will send one out. (Just reply to this newsletter and that will get to me). Current fees for the season are:
Senior $120.00; Family $250.00 (2 adults and their school age children); Junior under 12 $50.00; Junior 12 and over (attending school) $60.00; Social (non playing) $20.00. Team Tennis $10.00.
Fees may be paid online to 03 1576 0011778 00. Full details in our website.
Jane reports that the 1st round of Team Tennis will start on Wed, Oct 3rd at 5.45pm and finish on December 19th 2018. It will be 6 teams of 4. Please register your availability with Jane 0212553447 or 07 863 1117 for either a team, member or a reserve. There is a fee of $10.00 for team tennis to cover the cost of extra balls. You may pay on line as above or pay Jane.
Team tennis is for members who able to play and prefer competitive tennis. BYO drinks and nibbles to share after. This is a fun competition so look forward to seeing all of you there. Register now!
Talking about competitive tennis and interclub competition there is a link on our website to Tennis Western Bay for newsletters and upcoming competitions. Or, If you would like me to let you know, (Barry J 07 863 5565) I could forward to you direct any upcoming competitions that we are notified of. For those members of our club that play competitive tennis, are also members of other clubs and have paid affiliation fees talk to Mary, Jane or myself as there is no need to pay affiliation fees more than once in a season. We can help you on that matter.
Now for some great news for our Juniors! At our first committee meeting of the new season held last night it was agreed that we as a club, will as in the past, fund, apply for grants and fundraise, to enable our Junior members, in conjunction with our coach Shannon, to receive free coaching for the entire season and to the end of 2019. Many thanks to Craig, Helen, Yvonne and Shannon for their work and dedication to our Juniors. This is exciting news and already it is obvious that competitive tennis will not be far away for some of these Juniors. A great investment to the future of the Waihi Beach Tennis Club!
Dates were also set at the meeting for the new season’s tournaments including a Junior Tournament. When confirmed I will let you know by newsletter.
There is very strong interest for adult coaching and tennis fit nights with Shannon (at a personal cost) of course. This will be in addition to the senior coaching that Tony has been organising this term. Watch this space for further details!! There will be something for everybody. J
That’s it for now, keep those subs coming – we are still the cheapest in the Bay and beyond!!!
See you on court
For your information here is our new committee for the 2018/19 season as elected at our AGM on Tuesday night. Full details of the meeting and reports will be circulated as soon as available.
Waihi Beach Tennis Club (Inc) - 2018/19 Committee
Patron - Yvonne Wicks
President - Amanda von Biel
Vice President - Phil Laurence
Secretary - Robin Zinzan
Treasurer - Mary O'Connell
Club Captain - Jane Broughton
Mid-Week Captain - to be confirmed
Committee - Gay Bainbridge, Helena Harrison, Steve Hopper, Craig McFarlane, Carl Menary, John van der Zwan,
Public Relations Officer - Barry Jesney
That's me! BJ - See you on court.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the
WAIHI BEACH TENNIS CLUB INC. will be held at
Venue: WBTC clubrooms Seaview Road
Date: Tuesday 21 August 2018
1. Welcome from President
4. Confirmation of Minutes of 2017 AGM
5. Matters Arising from 2017 AGM
a. President’s report – John Alexander
b. Financial report – Mary O’Connell (Barry Jesney in Mary’s absence).
c. Senior & Business house report – Jane Broughton
d. Mid week report – Yvonne Wicks
e. Junior report – Helena Harrison
7. Election of Officers
The nominations (to date) for election to the officers of the club are:
Secretary: Robin Zinzan
Treasurer: Mary O’Connell
Mid week Captain:
8. Election of General Committee
There shall be not less than four and not more than six General Committee Members
The nominations (to date) for election are: Amanda von Biel, Craig Mc Farlane, Helena Harrison,
Jane Broughton, Steve Hopper, Gay Bainbridge, Phil Laurence, Carl Menary.
9. Election of Public Relations Officer. Nominated Barry Jesney
10. Close of meeting
Reside Construction - Fast4 Tournament Results - 12 August 2018
The Waihi Beach Tennis Club ‘Reside Construction Fast4 Tournament’ was held on Sunday in perfect autumn conditions. 7 visiting teams, as well as the Waihi Beach Tennis Club, competed for the generous prize money donated by Reside Construction which enabled all entry fees and food sales to go towards the Waihi Beach Tennis Club’s junior coaching program. The junior members and their supportive whanau provided the food and superb service to contribute to a very successful day.
Highlight of the day was, to players and spectators alike, the exceptional standard of tennis and the format of the Fast4 competition consisting of 2 male and 1 female member, which makes the quick fast play very enjoyable to play and watch.
The winning team on the day went to Team Paki, unbeaten on the day and made up of coach Shannon Paki, Laura Richardson and Shaun Tamai. Runners up with 4 wins, were Team Hughes consisting of Sam Hughes, Julia Newman and Jack Guilford. Third place, also with 4 wins went to Team Meyer who unfortunately due to injury played all 6 round robin games with 2 team members, Philip Meyer and Kalais Going, which was a great achievement. Team Waihi Beach competed well on the day and completed 2 wins.
Club Newsletter – July 18 2018
Please note that due to a clash of dates our AGM will now be held on the 21st August at 7pm. The AGM is to be held at the clubrooms at 7pm. Nomination forms for Officers and the 6 committee members are located on the notice board at the clubrooms. It would be great to have a full list of nominations for the committee and a good attendance at the AGM.
Junior tennis starts this up coming Monday 23rd July and will go for 8 weeks like last term.
Group times as per last term: 3 - 3:30 pm Tiny tots: 3:30 - 4:30 development: 4:30 - 6 pm junior squad. Any queries contact: Shannon 021-022-53308 or 07-868-9212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no charge for our Junior coaching but we do have upcoming events for which we need your support to carry on with this Coaching Program.
The first fundraiser is our Trivia Quiz Night to be held at the Waihi Beach RSA on Friday 3rd August. We have had a wonderful response to this night with 14 confirmed teams. Full details of this night can be obtained in the last newsletter which can be found on our website. A reminder though that all entries must be in by this Friday 20th including Team names. Contact Barry for further info. 0274926475; 07 8635565
See you on court
Club Newsletter – July 9th 2018
Hi All - What’s happening?????
Well there are some interesting events on the club calendar over the next month. Two of them are dedicated for raising funds to support our Junior coaching programme. Our committee encourages you to help in whatever way you can with these two events as the stronger our juniors become so does our club.
Attached also is the Reside Construction sponsored Waihi Beach Tennis Club Fast 4 Invitational tournament flyer – this is scheduled for 9am Sunday August 12th.
Prizes total $1,100!! Last year at our club the inaugural Fast4 new format of tennis tournaments created great interest and provides excellent entertainment. Print out the flyer and spread it around.
We thank Reside Construction and Marlon and Jane Cosmas for their generous sponsorship.
You and your 2 x team mates (you must have at least 1 x woman) are cordially invited to this tournament. Can you please confirm your attendance and the detail of you team ASAP? Thanks.
FYI, we have some very high quality teams confirmed already (the top teams from the summer tourney), so we also need yours. As per our Summer tourney, we are trying to keep this to the highest level as possible; however please feel free to send the flyer on to people who you may play with or against.
For further info or entries
Contact: Craig McFarlane
Mobile: 64 21 220-4745
Finally the Waihi Beach Tennis Club (Inc.), Annual General Meeting will be held Tuesday 12th August at 7pm at the Clubrooms. Please think about joining our committee, nomination papers will be available shortly and we would love to encourage some younger members to join the committee.
Please enter all these dates in your calendar, print out the flyers and spread the word.
PS: Recently our club had a major problem with our front door lock which effectively locked us out! I rang Kay at Wizard Windows at 8.30am in the morning to report our problem and with a school holiday program coming up we were desperate! Despite being extremely busy the ‘Wizard’ Gerard was at the tennis club within 20 min.
It is so gratifying to get great service these days so I will give them the plug they deserve!
FYI 'The Window Wizard' (Kay & Gerard) in Victoria St, Waihi - great service for all aluminium repairs, locksmiths etc. Make a note of their number 07 8637189, 0273927530. Plus look out for big things happening in the near future!
Club Newsletter – June 20, 2018
The Tennis Club dinner at the Flat White is this Friday evening (22 June) starting at 6pm. We have 47 booked to go so it should be a very enjoyable evening. It will be a la carte off their standard menu. See you there!!
Coming up next will be our annual Trivia Quiz Evening at the Waihi Beach RSA on Friday 3rd August starting with a get- together and briefing at 7 pm with the first question at 7.30pm. This is a very important fundraiser for our junior members’ coaching programme. Last year we raised $800 from this evening and it would be great if we could make $1000 this year. The Waihi Beach RSA is sponsoring us again with Club Cash prizes and the entry fee is $80 for a team of 8 (max but you can have less). We had 12 teams last year, we could fit 1 or 2 more so please get your teams together now. Have entries for 4 teams already it so will fill up quick!! A special appeal to juniors’ parents – this night is for your kids, please help us out by organising some teams.
I will send out a flyer shortly with further details but in the meantime please get your entries into Barry J 027 4926475 (ph or text), 07 863 5565 (Ph: Home) or reply to this email. Include the name of the team and team captain. We will collect entry fees on the night.
Our coach Shannon is holding a school holiday program the upcoming school holidays set to be in the first week of 9 - 13th July.
He would like to run them in the afternoon between 1 - 4 pm either everyday or for 3 days depending on availability of courts and club.
The last one he ran was a great success with 20 - 30 kids attending each day.
If you have any queries about the holiday program or any other matters regarding Shannon services please don't hesitate to contact him direct.
Shannon Paki, SP Tennis Coaching, 021 0225 3308
Following the success of last year’s Fast4 tennis tournament, our club will be holding a Winter Fast Forward Tournament on August 12th. Further details will be forwarded as we get closer to the date.
That’s it for now, see you Friday night and send those Trivia Team names in asap.
15th June 2018
Firstly, to the approx 40 of you who have booked for dinner at Flat White next Friday evening (22nd June) at 6pm, this evening will now be a la carte. Obviously, looks like being a very successful night. Please let me know 0274926475, 078635565 or Jane 0212553447, 078631117, if you have indicated your attendance and will not be coming or perhaps you would now like to attend and didn't book in. I believe the numbers will probably even themselves out. See you there, have fun!!
Secondly, preliminary notice that our annual Quiz night at the Waihi Beach RSA will be held on Friday 3rd August with a get-together at 7 pm. This is a major sponsorship event for our Junior Coaching programme which has been very successful in the past. We need your help to get teams of 8 together. Last year we had 12 teams, let's see if we can do better this year. Take note of the date now and put it in the diary. Further details as we get closer to the date. We are limited to how many teams we can have so as soon as you confirm a team let me know and I will book you in.
18th May, 2018
The club has booked the Flat White for an informal dinner to be held on Friday 22nd June. We have booked for a tentative number of 30 and we want to gauge your interest. This number can be increased if required as partners and parents also invited.
We have a choice of a $40.00 (max) set menu or a la carte. Please reply to this email by Friday 25th if you have the interest to attend such a dinner and if you would prefer a la carte or a set menu.
You could also reply direct or text Jane (07 863 1117 or 0212553447), Robin ZZ (078634535 or 0273443144) or Barry ( 07 863 5565 or 0274926475).
As soon as we have numbers and preferences we will get back to you with times, menus etc.
Reply now! We need to know by next Friday.
Club Newsletter – January 18 2018
Thanks to Craig McFarlane and Cooper Tyres Waihi Beach we have an exciting event coming up on Anniversary Weekend, Saturday 27 January. This is an invitational FAST4 Tennis tournament consisting of 12 teams of 3 invited top ranked players including a min of 1 female player in each team. 50% of the players will come from invited players that have attended our summer tournaments and the other 50% from Tennis Western Bays. Most of you, which included myself, will not know what FAST4 Tennis is all about, so I have attached the history of FAST4 Tennis including of course the rules. Have a read, I am sure, like myself, you will be impressed. The mixed doubles in the recent International Hopman Cup at Perth used FAST4 Tennis and it is becoming increasingly popular worldwide.
All proceeds from our Tournament will go to our free junior tennis coaching programme which has just been approved again for the 1st term. Proceeds from the kitchen will also go to our junior programme so we are asking assistance from all our members, especially our Junior parents to help on the day in the kitchen or provide saleable home cooking in our ‘cafe’. Admission on the day is free but may I suggest you bring the family up to watch a game or 2 and have morning tea or lunch with us. Coach Shannon will be playing so I know our Juniors would love to be here to cheer him on. Please promote the tournament as much as possible and if you could help in the kitchen roster, contact Mary (863 4272) to work out a time. The day starts at 9am and should conclude early afternoon.
Please support Cooper Tyres Waihi Beach for supporting our club.
While we are on the subject of very important Tournaments, would all 60 year old and over club players take note that the annual Ted McCowatt Memorial Senior Tournament will be held in conjunction with Tuesday morning tennis on Tuesday 13th February. The tournament will be 3 20 min games of drawn pairs comprising a fun day for a very attractive and important trophy.
Any club member that may be interested in attending an umpire and supervisor course please contact Secretary Robin (8634535) for further details. This course will allow you to manage tournaments effectively, up to a Tier 3 level. It is run by NZ Tennis Umpires Assn. The course is run by a NZ Umpire and during the 5-6 hour session we will be learning from Videos,and workbooks and practical demonstrations, such things as Tennis NZ Code of Conduct,Self Umpiring Code, and dealing with players using the Code of Conduct.
All Juniors and parents please note that the first Junior club day with coach Shannon will be held on Saturday 10th February and the first junior coaching day Monday 12th February. Our club has again decided to continue our free junior coaching programme for all Junior financial members for another term. Please support fund raising such as the forthcoming FAST4 tournament ‘cafe’ so we can keep this very important programme going.
Our mid week club days have started the year very strong with courts at the last 2 mid week days being full. Our club though is concerned that our 4pm Sunday club day is not being supported and we want to know why. To this end you will receive shortly a questionnaire asking your support to fill in a survey of your tennis requirements so that we can see what the problem is. Phil is instigating this survey and we thank him for his efforts on this one.
Talking about thanking people, many thanks to Don Young and Tony Roberts for their recent efforts around the club grounds, it is very much appreciated. Also, again, thanks to Andy, Phil, Yvonne and the organising crew and Jane and her helpers in the kitchen and all those who donated food, that made the recent tournaments so successful. These people along with our sponsors are the reason our club is looking so great and our juniors are flourishing in our free coaching programme. Thanks to all!!
Finally, may we recommend to you the Waihi ‘This is Me Festival’ which is to be held on Morgan Park on Sat 17th Feb from 10am to 1pm to encourage girls and women into sports.
Well that’s it from me, don’t forget to check out the attachment
See you on court
Club Newsletter – November 29th Nov 2017
Well, it’s hard to believe but by the end of the week, it will be December and just over 3 weeks to Xmas!!
Lots of things are happening in the club. Firstly next week following last season’s huge success of our Junior promotion, we are sponsoring our coach Shannon Paki to run a school programme at the Waihi Beach School again. Shannon will be running the programme on Monday 4th Dec and Wednesday 6th Dec. Hopefully, this will result in another influx of Junior members or at the very least a successful promotion for the benefit of our Waihi Beach school children.
We Thank the NZ Community Trust and Trust Waikato for their generous grants to help with the success of this programme. Also Craig McFarlane for helping in this regard and for his ongoing commitment to our juniors.
The last Club Day for Junior Tennis is Saturday 16 December and the last coaching day is Monday 18th December.
Junior Tennis restarts with a club day on Saturday10 February and the 1st Coaching day restarts on Monday 18th February.
We will hold the Tuesday and Friday morning Club tennis and the Sunday afternoon tennis as usual through the holidays except for Tuesday 26th Dec and 2nd & 9th Jan. Otherwise, if you feel like a game to get rid of that Xmas fare just turn up at the usual time and I am sure there will be enough starters to put a 4 together. Keep the numbers up also for Sunday tennis as it is dropping off a bit in that regard.
Team Tennis will finish on December 20th.
On Tuesday 12th December at 12 noon, the Xmas Dinner we are having at the Rassa has a great following with minimum numbers easily reached. There is still plenty of room if you haven’t got your name down and if you haven’t seen the menu check it out (attached).You will see that this is certainly a great deal for $20.00 per person. They will even throw in, if you are that way inclined, a dessert for $5. If you haven’t done so please get your names down asap so that we can confirm numbers by Tuesday 5th please. There is a list of names on the menu on the notice board at the club or ring Barry 863 5565 or Robin ZinZan 863 4535 or any committee member. Get your names down now and pay on the day.
Entries for our Annual Open Tournaments are flowing in and as this is our annual fundraiser for the club we ask for club member support in the way of baking to sell out of the kitchen or help on the day in the kitchen or just generally. Contact Jane if you could help in this regard, it would be much appreciated and goes a long way to help keep our subs down and our courts in the marvelous condition that they are.
The Tournament Dates are:
Wednesday 27th December – Open Mens and Open Women's Doubles.
Tuesday 2nd January – Vets Mens and Ladies Doubles.
Tuesday 9th January – Mixed Doubles.
One of our lady club members is missing an orange Head racket with a white grip. It went missing from the clubhouse 2 weeks ago and hasn’t been returned. If you could help Daniela in any way to find this racket it would be much appreciated. Give her a ring on 0279432114.
Would all members please ensure their subs are paid before the end of the year. They are now well overdue and if you don’t hurry there will be two years to pay for!
The club has 2 or 3 older tennis nets that we wish to dispose of. Before we put them on Trade Me are there any club members that would like to make an offer on 1 or more and I am sure we could come to some arrangement. Contact Barry for a deal 0274926475
Finally, in true Xmas spirit, Jane and Mary are organising a collection of non-perishable food items to distribute to local food banks. It has been suggested that over the next 2 weeks that when you come to tennis bring a food item and Jane and Mary will put it all together to make this Xmas a little bit better for those in need.
On that point I would, on behalf of your committee, wish you a very Merry Xmas and a prosperous New Year.
Cheers, See you on court, BJ
Club Newsletter – October 24th 2017
It has been a good start to the season with good numbers attending club days from Juniors to Seniors. The weather has not been kind but we have in actual fact lost very little of tennis time. Team Tennis has again been very popular on a Wednesday evening and mid week tennis on Tuesday and Thursday mornings is as strong as ever with most courts filled each morning.
Free coaching for our financial Junior members started again this term on Monday 16th October with Coach Shannon. This term Shannon has split the coaching into 5 groups based on ability and age. They meet every Monday afternoon at their allocated times which are 3 to 3.30pm Tiny Tots (6yr and below); 3.30 – 4pm Tiny Tots; 4 – 4.45pm Group 1; 4.45 – 5.45pm Group 2; 5.45 – 6.45pm Group 3. In addition Saturday between 9 – 11am is club day for juniors aged from 7 years which is also organised by coach Shannon. Check Face Book or our website to check times or to keep up with what is happening. Feel free to ring Shannon at any time if you have any questions 021 022 53308.
Working Bees are a necessity for our club to keep it in the wonderful condition it is in. The working Bee recently organised by Phil to clean out the drain next to court 5 was a great success and Phil would like to thank all those that turned out. It wasn’t easy and very mucky but well worth the effort. The removal of the Pohutakawa trees on that boundary, thanks to WBOPDC, has been a very successful exercise, which has opened up the courts and kept them free of the usual debris. There is a team made up of various members that sweep regularly, rake regularly, spray regularly plus the vacuuming and window cleaning. It all just seems to happen so thank you all.
Now that I have buttered you up – we need a working bee this Sunday, 29th October at 9am to tidy up a few items. Some ties at the bottom of the court netting have rusted and others are breaking off so we are going to replace with plastic electrical ties. Easy to put on and should at least last as long. You need a pair of pliers and side cutters for that job. The flax bush needs trimming and the shrubs on the bank need cutting back as well – pruners and hedge cutters. The club windows need a wash – we have the hose and brushes. The terrace table and forms need a top coat – we have the paint you bring the brushes. If we have enough turn up we will be out of there within the hour. Make the effort and pick a job.
Now for some housekeeping – (1.) We do not have a PO Box anymore. Because of the increasing cost and the very few mail items we now receive, our new postal address, thanks to Robert & Sue, is C/- Beach Hardware, 14 Wilson Road Waihi Beach 3611. (2.) We receive a number of invites through Tennis WBOP to tournaments etc around the Bay and further afield. There are very few members that travel to these tournaments but if you do require this information you will find a link in our website to Tennis WBOP including a link to their newsletters and what’s on. (3.) Our club has obtained a software package to set up and run our tennis tournaments. Hopefully this will make the running of these tournaments much easier and efficient. We need a team of 4 or 5 members to learn how to use this facility which should be interesting and an enjoyable experience. If you can help in this regard please contact Phil (863 4176), Robin (863 4535) or John (0277033705).
Finally, subs should now have been paid so if you haven’t done so please pay yours as soon as possible. Also if anyone knows members Darren & Jenny Smith, Caleb & Ella could you get them to contact Barry 07 863 5565, I need contact details off them.
Hopefully will see you on Sunday or see you on court.
Hi All - Jane here
It appears that the most popular night for Team Tennis is Wednesday night. There are only 2 people that are unable to play on this night that i am aware of and i do apologize to them. There has been an amazing response to playing in this fun competition which is fantastic; John and i will meet this weekend to sort out teams - hopefully we can cater for all but maybe some will be on a reserve list?
The muster is next Wednesday 27th September at 5.45pm - so come along for an evening of tennis and to find out which team you will be in and how this years comp will be run. You can arrive early to warm up (club room open from 5.30 pm) BYO drinks and nibbles for after. Reminder there is a $10.00 entry fee pp and this includes the second half of comp at beginning of 2018.
See you all there
Any queries contact me on 021 2553447 or John 027 7033705
Also, it has been decided that club tennis will now be held on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm (3 pm over the winter months). This has been decided as there are a large number of members wanting to play team tennis evening mid week and as this also clashes with road & trail riding it is thought that one mid-week evening is enough. The Sunday afternoon tennis has been well patronized and seems to be growing further.
So this Sunday will be the first Sunday club night at 4pm. You can play as long or as short a time as you like. Good tennis to finish off the weekend.
Club Newsletter - 17th Sept. 2017
Summer Team Tennis Alert
Calling all you keen tennis players who want to be part of this season's evening summer Team Tennis competition. John Alexander and Jane Broughton are organizing this for 2017/18 season.
Do you want to play on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, as we know Tuesday night cuts out the mountain bikers, and we just want to find the night that suits most people. Please let me know your preference asap
It will be starting at 5.45 pm on the week daylight saving starts so that is either the 26th 27th or 28th September with a muster at the club rooms when you will find out what team you are in and how it is going to be run this year.
We welcome new players who wish to play competitive tennis in a fun environment. If you know of anyone who may be interested please give them our contact details.
Can you all register your interest with Jane or John by Sunday the 24th September, we will need at least 24 players and a good pool of reserves. We will phone you if we don't hear from you by next weekend.
There will be a $10.00 cost per person for the whole season and a prize for the winning team. To play in this tournament you must be a financial member of a tennis club.
BYO drinks and nibbles each evening after completion of play.
John 027 7033705
Jane 021 2553447 or 07 863 1117
Also with the beginning of Daylight Saving next weekend our Sunday Tennis starting time will go back to 4pm. This is a very enjoyable hour (or more), of graded tennis and there is certainly room for more players at this time. So join us next Sunday 24th at 4 pm.
Club Newsletter – September 1st 2017
As stated in the last newsletter there willl be a $10.00 increase in subscriptions this season to cover the cost of an increase in national levies. This is the first increase for a number of years but our fees still remain the lowest in the Bay and the club has decided not to increase the family sub. Also the club, looking forward into the new season, decided to continue with the free professional coaching for our junior members as long as financially possible. This makes their subscriptions very attractive. Thank you again to The New Zealand Community Trust for your grant toward this project.
The new season starts today and you should receive with this newsletter an invoice for your 2017/18 membership. It would be appreciated if you could pay as soon as possible after receipt of your invoice. Bank details will be on the invoice or can be found online in our website. They may also be paid direct to our Treasurer, Mary O’Connell, Yvonne Wicks or posted to the Treasurer, C/- Waihi Beach Hardware, 14 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach. 3611
The new rates for the 2017/2018 season are:
Family: $250 (2 adults and their school children)
Juniors: (under 12) $40
Juniors: attending school (12 ) $50
Social: (non playing members) $25
Now another appeal to our members before we lose it. Coach Shannon, has been holding ‘Tennis Fit’ sessions every Monday either at 2pm or 7pm. This has been enjoyed by a hard core of 4 – 5 members who speak very highly of the fun and enjoyment as well as the fitness side. Shannon charges a fee of $6.00 per session, which is obviously very reasonable. However, unfortunately we need more numbers to make the sessions viable for Shannon. We really only need another 2 or 3 members.
Please give this some consideration; we would really like about 10 members as we do not want this enjoyable session to finish. If you would like further information, or have any suggestions, give Helen, 022 379 3620 a ring or Craig 021 220 4745.
For your information and as a warning to all clubs and organisations please feel free to pass the following message on.
I pass this message on from our President John Alexander
The Waihi Beach Tennis Club was targeted by email scammers this week. Fortunately the scam was not successful. I wanted to share details of the scam with you, so that you can warn other clubs and organisations in the region in case they are also targeted.
The scam goes as follows:
The scammer's emails are personal and very well written and it wasn't until they became demanding that we realised it was clearly a scam.
Can you please share this warning with other clubs in the region.
That’s all for now
Help the club by paying your subs now.
See you on court
Club Newsletter – August 11th 2017
Well another season is just about over and we are all looking forward towards the spring/summer and some better weather. Today was a beautiful morning for Friday tennis and we had 20 players in attendance. Team Tennis has been hit particularly hard recently with over 50% of our nights washed out. However, it is winter and what else would you expect playing tennis in winter! Overall it has been great with excellent attendance, some new members and very enjoyable company.
3pm Sunday tennis is still on the go but it would be good to increase those numbers so don’t forget it gives you another opportunity to play & if necessary we will grade the players – join us.
The Juniors who have been playing through the winter months on a Monday afternoon are still as keen as ever. Unfortunately coach Shannon has been knocked down with the dreaded lurgy last week and we wish him well for a speedy recovery.
Also Tennis Fit evenings every Monday night between 7 & 8pm is still being enjoyed by half a dozen members. They would like more to make it viable for Shannon. Can you help, it is very enjoyable and rewarding (the improvement in the attending members is very noticeable!!). This includes some of our better senior players! The fee is $6.00 a night for an hour!!! Contact Helen 022 3793620 for further info.
Our AGM was held on Tuesday night and it was pleasing to see a good attendance of members and the election of keen, new committee members. President Greg and Secretary Helen were presented with gifts from the club in recognition of their efforts over the last few years with special recognition for their work with the Juniors which they have signified they wish to continue with.
The Election of Officers resulted in the following positions
Patron: Yvonne Wicks
President: John Alexander
Vice President: Phil Laurence
Secretary: Robin Zinzan
Treasurer: Mary O’Connell
Club Captain: Jane Broughton
Mid Week Captain: Yvonne Wicks
General Committee: Jude Eagle, Rob Hope, Gay Bainbridge, Carl Menary, John van der Zwan, Barry Jesney (PRO).
Contact details for the committee, can be found on our website. The Chairman, Club Captains and Junior reports from the AGM can also be found on our website.
Following the AGM the Committee held its first meeting of the new season which included establishing the annual membership fees for the new season. Unfortunately there will be a $10.00 increase in subscriptions this season to cover the cost of an increase in national levies. This is the first increase for a number of years but our fees still remain the lowest in the Bay and the club has decided not to increase the family sub.
The new season starts on September 1st and you will receive an invoice in the near future for your 2017/18 membership. It would be appreciated if you could pay as soon as possible after receipt of your invoice. Bank details will be on the invoice or can be found online in our website.
The new rates for the 2017/2018 season are:
Family: $250 (2 adults and their school children)
Juniors: (under 12) $40
Juniors: attending school (12 ) $50
Social: (non playing members) $25
We all look forward to the new season.
See you on court. BJ.
Club Newsletter – August 7th 2017
Thank you to all of you that supported our very successful Trivia Night on Friday night. We had 12 teams of 8 and 2 or 3 helpers which equates to 100 people that contributed one way or another. Haven’t got the final figures back yet but I believe like last year we will have raised or had donated close to $1,000. This year that money is going to support Junior coaching which has been so successful and boosted our membership by 60 Juniors. We intend to carry on with very popular coach Shannon Paki with this free coaching of our financial juniors through the winter and into the summer months. A special thanks to the Waihi Beach RSA for their sponsorship of the trivia night and the use of their clubrooms and to our President Craig McFarlane for his Quiz Master skills and donation.
Congratulations to Jane Broughton and her team ’50 Love’ as the nights winners with 49 points (after taking 3rd place last year). Runner up on the night and 4 points behind was Maree and her ‘Mapraps’. The 3rd place club cash winners were second time Podium winners Sue Hope and her team the ‘Beach Road Bloc’ with 42 points.
For those of you that took part on the night and for others who may be interested, I have attached the points table so you can see where you may of gone wrong or more so how you got it right!
A reminder that our AGM is this Tuesday the 8th August at 7pm in the club rooms. It would be nice to see a good attendance of members to support your committee that has had a very successful year. This AGM sees the departing of our Secretary Helen Harrison and President Craig McFarlane both of whom have made such valuable contributions to our tennis club in their time in office. Thank you Craig & Helen for your dedication and especially the contribution you have made to our Junior coaching programme. Next year is in for a promising start as well with all of our committee vacancies and positions already being full.
A reminder to our senior members that we are still running our Sunday club tennis through the winter at 3pm. It would be good to see the numbers build up on these Sundays, we just play for an hour or more and it is a great way to finish the weekend. Join us – it’s fun and good tennis. Casual tennis players not taking part in club play please remember that club days have dominance over the courts in use.
That’s it for now
See you on court
Club Newsletter – July 7, 2017
Following the success of last year’s Trivia Quiz Evening at the Waihi Beach RSA, we are holding another night this year to raise funds for our very successful Junior Coaching. The date is Friday, the 4th August at 7pm at the Waihi Beach RSA.
Get your teams together now, teams have a max of 8 members @ $80 team. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes (sponsors required - can you help with this one?).
Please support the club if you can – we as a club, and tennis especially, will be the winner. We have finished the summer season with 70 Juniors which is awesome and the coaching programme is carrying on over the winter as well. We owe this huge success to the free coaching programme we instigated and the dedication of Shannon our coach.
This is a fun night so support the club to support our Juniors. Hopefully, our parents will help out by making up some teams. I believe some of last year’s teams are still around but some have just come out of hiding! The Beach Bunnies, The Gay Guessers (sorry Gay’s Guessers), The Happy Hawaiians, Bojeni, Grey Matter and the not so Eight Sharp are just a few of the teams that bring back last year’s memories.
At this stage we do not need team member’s names (max 8 per team), just the team name and team contact. Register your team on the notice board at the club house or with Helen, 022 3793620 or Barry 07 863,5565, 0274926475.
Further details as we get closer to the time. Thanks for your support .
More awesome news re our Junior coaching. We have just received a grant of $4,000 from NZCT towards continued funding for our Junior Coaching programme. Thank you so much NZ Community Trust!
Now, for some more coaching news. As you may or may not be aware the club, in conjunction with Shannon, has been holding a Tennis Fit Evening every Monday night between 7 & 8pm. This has been enjoyed by a hard core of 4 – 5 members who speak very highly of the fun and enjoyment as well as the fitness side. Shannon charges a fee of $6.00 per night, which is obviously very reasonable. However, unfortunately we need more numbers to make the session viable for Shannon.
Please give this some consideration; we would really like about 10 members as we do not want this enjoyable session to finish. If you would like further information, or have any suggestions, give Helen, 022 379 3620 a ring or Craig 021 220 4745
That’s it for now. Get those teams together.
See you on court
Club Newsletter – June 6, 2017
Although we are in mid winter there is still lots of court action with good support for our Tuesday & Friday club days as well as team tennis and of course our very strong junior coaching squad under the weekly tuition of coach Shannon. Winter team tennis is also going well and also good interest for our Sunday graded tennis. It’s all happening with great support from everyone.
Don’t forget this Sunday 11th June – 1pm. Presentation of trophies & End of Season get together. Tennis for all at 1pm followed by afternoon tea and prize giving at 3pm. Please bring a plate of finger food or nibbles to share.
While you are putting dates in the calendar, mark down 7pm on the 9th August for our AGM. Please consider giving something back to the club by standing for a turn on the committee. We just meet once a month and we will have some vacancies, so it would be great to see some new and possibly younger members on the committee. There will be nomination forms on the notice board.
Thanks to Don & Robin Young & Yvonne, our popular little library was just given the once over with some of the older books making their way to the Lions Book Fair. There are a few gaps on the shelves now so any donations of good books would be appreciated. The library is for club members to read, swap or donate to. Feel free to make use of it.
As reported in the last newsletter you will be aware that Devon our wonderful court maintenance man will be stepping down from the 25 June. John Alexander has gratefully offered to take up some driving skill lessons to drive ‘Ronnie’ our converted ride-on which drags the brushes to sweep the courts about every 3 to 4 weeks. One of the jobs that need to be done before each sweeping is to rake the leaves from courts 4, 5 & 6. For John to do this before sweeping it will take about an hour . However, if there were 4 or 5 volunteers to rake the courts before John, it will take them only half an hour and John can get on with the sweeping. With all the rain you will notice that occasionally there has been a build up of sand in the side drains on courts 1, 2 & 3. This sand can be scooped up and scattered onto the courts before sweeping and an easy job for numbers but slow for one. So what we asking for is a list of club volunteers to form a raking brigade (we have the leaf rakes) that we can call on about once every 3 or 4 weeks for half to one hour. If you are willing to help in this way please let me know and I will make up a list. You will be on call to rake on the morning that John is available to sweep. If we have more than enough that would be good if some are not available when asked. This could be any day of the week depending on weather and John. There will be a list on the notice board or ring, text or email me at email@example.com Phones 0274926475 or 078635565. Devon has the courts in immaculate condition and it will be a hard act to follow so we thank Devon again for the work and effort he has done in the past.
Finally can I put in a plug for the Waihi Beach Events & Promotions Committee for their 10th Annual Op Shop Ball, this year to be held on 29 July with the theme ‘Bollywood’. Clubs such as ours and Waihi Beach benefit from this committee so we should support them as much as we can. A poster is attached to this email.
That’s it for now,
see you on court Sunday
Club Newsletter – May 10th 2017
Hi All – It’s all happening.
For those Waihi Beach members 60 years plus the annual Ted McCowatt Memorial Senior Tournament is to be held next Tuesday morning at 9am. This tournament, in memory of life member Ted McCowatt, is played over 3 x 20 minute games, card draw for partners, table tennis scoring. The highest scoring man & lady will share the trophy. Simple and fun with a little bit of serious tennis for a very nice trophy. A small plate would be appreciated for morning tea. Those regular Tuesday morning players who are not yet 60 (there must be so many of you), are welcome to join in but you will not qualify for the trophy – your turn will come!!
Winter Team Tennis is underway and we have 2 teams playing under lights on either a Tuesday or Wednesday night at 5.45pm. Jane tells me that all is going well but she would like to hear from anyone that would be willing to fill in as a reserve for either night or both, to contact her 07 863 1117 or 021 2553447.
Junior Winter Coaching with Shannon, funded by our club, also got away to a very good start on Monday afternoon with 27 juniors taking part. Amazing considering it supposed to be winter!! Contact Helen, 022 3793620, if you would like to join in.
Shannon is also taking a Tennis Fun & Skills for All session at 7pm or before Junior Coaching at 2.30 on Mondays for senior members. It’s all about fitness & skills for tennis for $5pp per session. A quote from a senior member after Monday’s evening session “What an excellent session, everyone should be doing it! Really good for fitness, court awareness and strategies” Contact Helen or Shannon 021 02253308 if you would like to join in.
Sunday Graded Club Tennis is also now well established on Sundays between 3 and 5pm. Becoming very popular with some good hard games to increase your skills. Join us!
Well as I said, it’s all happening!! Our club has never been stronger and new members are still joining every week. Half price subs now available until the new season starts. Take advantage of it if you know someone who may like to join!
Post script: I was very privileged to be part of a random 4 men playing tennis on club day on Tuesday morning. There was a combined age of 317 years! How’s that for experience? Why was I privileged? – It is so great just to be there and I believe I owe most of that to tennis J
See you on court!!
JUNIOR COACHING WINTER
Shannon is back with us to coach the juniors for 8 weeks from Monday 8th May through to Monday 3rd July.
There will be no coaching on Queen’s Birthday, Monday June 5th.
Below are the names we have and the times for junior coaching sessions.
Any questions/additions/subtractions/etc. contact Helen 022-379-3620 or message on FB.
Shannon is also offering his services to senior players interested in either getting into Tennis, improving singles/doubles skills or upping their tennis fitness. Ideally this would be for between 6 and 12 senior players at $5pp for an hour session. This is a great and very affordable way to keep up your Tennis skills and get a jump on the competition next summer. This would be on Mondays before and/or after junior coaching, starting 8 May.
ONE TO ONE PRIVATE COACHING
One on one private coaching is available for all players on Mondays between the hours of 1 and 3pm or after 6.30pm (Shannon lives an hour away he can try to arrange alternate times to suit). Shannon’s hourly rate for this would be $60 with a minimum session of half an hour for $30.
If you’re interested in SENIOR or ONE TO ONE PRIVATE COACHING please contact Shannon at 021-022-53308 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
3 - 3:30 pm
7 and under
3:30 - 4:30 pm
7 - 10 yrs
Myles van der Zwan
Louie van der Zwan
4:30 - 5:30 pm
10 yrs / also good level
Flynn van der Zwan
Toby van der Zwan
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Waihi Beach Squad/ build for future
Ben Beard( if he wants )
Kohu Nathan ( if he wants )
Flynn van der Zwan ( if he wants )
See you on court :-)
Club Newsletter – April 22nd 2017
Firstly it is great to see such an upsurge in membership particularly on the Junior side and also with the large number of families moving into the area, we have a good number of new senior members as well. We welcome you all. There has also been strong support for the juniors from parents which is very encouraging. As a point of interest, there were a number of players waiting for courts on Friday evening which was great to see. Our current membership stands at 112 Senior and 69 Junior financial members.
Please note that next Tuesday 25th April is ANZAC Day, so in respect, there will be no morning tennis and our courts will be closed until 1pm. For those of you that would like a game in the afternoon please turn up at 1pm for an impromptu hit out.
There has been a very good response, (at this stage over 20 players), to the proposed Junior coaching over the winter terms. The committee has therefore decided to employ Coach Shannon again for this coaching period. We will be seeking funding for this but in the meantime because of the huge response and success, we will meet all costs to enable our junior members to continue with this free coaching.
Coaching will be held on Monday afternoons/early evening starting on Monday 8th May. There will be smaller groups with individual times being
Under 7 years 3.30 – 4.30 pm; 7 – 10 years 4.30 – 5.30; Squad for the future 5.30 – 6.30
Any members that would like to take part and have not yet registered for this coaching or would like further information please contact Helen 022 3793620.
Thanks to Jane there is a strong interest for Team Tennis over the winter months and she has a list of interested members keen to take part. As there are only 2 courts with lights it will be played over two nights starting on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May. Teams may play on either the Tuesday or Wednesday nights. Those of you who would like to play and don’t have a team please contact Jane on 07 863 1117 or 027 3927821. Otherwise for the first week just turn up on your chosen night so that teams can be graded accordingly. Please be there by 5.45pm or contact Jane for further info.
Finally, after all the good news we have a problem!! It is widely known and respected by all that we have one of the best tennis courts in the BOP and I would say much wider afield. It is also widely known by our members that the wonderful condition of our courts is due to the dedication and expertise of Devon Brooks, our court maintenance man and club captain. Unfortunately at our last meeting Devon tendered his resignation as of 25th June to pursue other interests.
Please, would there be any member or non member or non player for that matter, that would consider taking on the position of Court Maintenance. There is a token remuneration for this position and Devon would certainly pass on his expertise to any person that would like to look at this possibility. Would certainly suit a retired person that was willing to give some time when necessary. If you could help in this regard or would like further information contact Craig 021 2204745 or talk to Devon 07 8634002 or 021 800933. Your help or ideas would be gratefully appreciated.
That’s it for now, see you on court.
Waihi Beach Tennis Club. 6th April 2017
A reminder to Juniors and Parents,
Saturday the 8th marks the last day of Junior Tennis for Term 1. Coach Shannon will run a parent/child fun tournament that will be followed by prize giving. Hopefully' all juniors will have a parent, grandparent, minder, or adult partner to play tennis with. If this is a problem for anyone contact Yvonne 07-863-5964 or 027-346-3034 or Barry 027 4926475. If any adult members could help out in this regard please also ring the above and we will put you down as a substitute if required.
So parents get that tennis gear out and it would be great if you can bring along a plate of food to share for lunch.
Shannon will talk to parents on Saturday to get an idea of interest in coaching for next term which will if there is enough interest, be subsidised by the club and also what you would like and want for the future.
So this is what's happening.
8:30 - 9:15 - first junior group to bring their parents out for warm up and king of the court, followed by giving of certificates to each player.9:15 - 12 pm - The remainder of juniors and their parents or adult partner to play in the spirit of the game, a minimum of 2 games and enjoy time together playing the sport of tennis!!
Prize giving to follow for singles and doubles and special awards.
Some spot prizes too. Then lunch so please help out with a plate to share.
Attention mid week morning players – Tuesday 10th will be a fun Easter Tournament with a Hot Cross Bun morning Tea. This will be provided by the club.
Tournament starts at 9am so please be there early to warm up and if you are going to be late let someone know to get your name down for the draw.
Have a great Easter
See you on court
Waihi Beach Tennis Club Newsletter 29 March 2017
Now that the club championships are over, we can start looking forward to the winter. Firstly though a reminder that on Saturday 8th, being our last day of coaching for the term, Shannon is organising a FUN PARENT CHILD TOURNAMENT to finish with the prize giving following. This is a fun day for the Juniors with all juniors having an adult partner but with some competition to make it a tennis morning. Further details in the website. Shannon is also looking to see how many juniors would like to continue coaching through the winter. If there is enough support the club will fund it.
With daylight saving finishing this coming weekend Team Tennis concluded this week but Jane reports that there is good support to keep team tennis going during winter and the proposal is to play on Tuesday and Wednesday nights with an A and B Grade, under lights. Jane has 11 players that have put their names down already. The thought is of having 8 play on each night but reserves will be required as well. Members would have to choose which night they wish to play. The competition would start after school holidays probably at 5.45pm - 6pm. Jane would like feedback on this idea and if interested please contact her asap to register or she would welcome any feedback. Contact her on email@example.com or 0212553447.
Finally, there is still good support to carry on with graded Sunday Tennis through the winter. Starting this Sunday because of daylight saving finishing we will start at 3pm not 4pm.
See you on court
Newsletter - 24/03/17
Just a reminder that the Senior Club Championships are to be held this Sunday (26th) starting at 9am. Would all trophy holders please return their trophies to Yvonne, Helen or any committee member ASAP.
Also, a reminder the the Junior Championships conclude on Saturday with the doubles.
Also, would all Junior parents please note that on Saturday 8th, being our last day of coaching for the term, Shannon is organising a FUN PARENT CHILD TOURNAMENT to finish and with the prize giving after that concludes.
Here are some basic details:
Junior children to have a parent, grandparent, minder or adult partner. We might have to have a few members around to help out so that every child has an adult partner. The intention is to be a fun day for the children so hopefully we have a good turn out.
Time: 8:30 - 9:15 first group to bring their parents out for warm up and a King of the Court Competition, followed by giving of certificates to each player.
Time: 9:15 - 12 pm - The other junior group and their parents or adult partner to play min of 2 games and enjoy time with kids and playing the sport of tennis!!
We would like all juniors to bring a shared plate of food for lunch. Shannon would like to have the opportunity to talk to parents during this time and get an idea of interest and what they like and want for the future. The club will sponsor coaching over the winter term if there are enough juniors available. How many juniors would be effected by winter sports – is Saturday morning to much of a clash? We need to talk about it and hopefully a decision can be made at this time.
Prize giving to follow for singles and doubles and special awards. There will also be some spot prizes on the day.
Waihi Beach Tennis Club – 2017 Junior Championship Results.
The resurgence of the junior ranks at the Waihi Beach Tennis club has resulted in a current membership of 76 school age (and under) juniors. The Juniors have had the benefit of coach Shannon Paki for the last 2 terms which has resulted in a marked standard of improvement for all Junior members.
Last Saturday there were a record number of entries for the junior championships and coupled with ideal conditions a very successful competition was held.
Junior 12 years and under girls single champion: Stella Beard. Runner up: Neesha Mayor
Junior 10 years and under girls single champion: Sahara Hutchesson.
Junior 14 years and under boys single champions: Flynn van der Zwan : Runner up Alex Bainbridge.
Junior 10 years and under boys single champions: Benjamin Beard. Runner up: Kohu Nathan.
The Junior doubles championships will be held next Saturday.
The Waihi Beach Tennis Club has decided to again sponsor their coach Shannon Paki through the winter until Xmas. Shannon will be available for free coaching to all financial Junior members on Saturday mornings during the school terms. Further details can be obtained from the Secretary Helen Harrison 022 3793620 or Barry Jesney 07 863 5565 or 0274926475.
Hi All (2nd Nov 2017)
Re the club championships. The final date for entries for the club championships will be Tuesday 21st March at 7pm. Depending on these entries will be the decision to whether or not extend the championships over 2 days. At this point in time the championships have been set for Sunday 26th March at 9am with a rain date of 2 April.
Working Bee reminder - this Sunday 5th March at 9am. You will need pruning equipment to cut back the trees & shrubs from the court fence on courts 3 & 4. If anyone can bring a trailer and can dispose of the cuttings it would be very much appreciated. Otherwise we may have to stack them and possibly obtain a mulcher to dispose of them. Any help in this regard would be appreciated.
We also need to replace some of the ties on the retaining wires so will also need pliers, cutters etc. The 3rd thing is to clean out the drain alongside the top courts.
If we get the numbers I still think we can be out of there in an hour.
See you there
BJ. 027 4926475; 07 863 5565
Club Newsletter – February 26, 2017
Just an update on what’s happening as we near the end of February and at long last the beginning of summer. J
It is certainly great to see a real increase in membership, especially in our junior ranks. We have also gained a number of family memberships in conjunction with the new juniors and it is also wonderful to see new senior members joining the club after shifting here to Waihi Beach. The free coaching instigated by the club for all financial junior members has been well received and has boosted our financial juniors to 70. A remarkable achievement with many thanks to coach Shannon and our committee members Craig, Helen, Yvonne & Jude. Thanks also to the Waihi Beach Primary School where the vast majority of members have come from. This certainly is a growth period for our club.
Our coach Shannon is running our Junior Championships this year on Saturdays 11th, 18th, & 25th March with prize giving on the April 8th. Parents please note these dates down – further details closer to the time from Shannon on Saturday mornings.
Looking forward, the committee is seeking sponsorships and grants to keep this coaching going into the future. We are confident as a club we can achieve this goal. Shannon is also offering his services for additional coaching to the top juniors on Saturday mornings.
We are always looking at ways to improve our thriving club and appreciate input from our members so don’t hesitate to let the committee know what you would like to see. Further improvements under consideration is now that the retaining wall is completed on the top courts we go ahead with erecting wind/glare cloth on the southern fence of the top courts similar to courts 3 & 4. In conjuction with the WBOPDC we would also like to take out the low shrubs on the bank between courts 2 & 3 and replace with pebbles or similar. This area has been a problem for weeding and trapping the tennis balls that happen to stray there. We would also like to take out the pohutakawa trees against the top courts which are causing concern with root damage, consistent debris falling on the courts and the real possibility of falling trees such as last year’s fall that have is an imminent danger to players.
Coming up on Sunday 5th March at 9am is another one of those short sharp working bees that are always so successful with the club. We need to trim back the trees from the roadside fence on courts 3 & 4, general maintenance of the courts fences - there are a lot of ties missing. The top drain needs cleaning and there is quite a few branches etc around the old clubhouse that need shifting. We will need manpower and a trailer or 2 but if there is the usual good attendance it should only take an hour.
2016/17 Club Championships will take part this year in a new format. The championships (with the exception of the Juniors as mentioned above), will take part over 1 day. This date being the 26th March starting at 9am with a rain date of 2 April. Keep this date free, further details later but entries must be in by 5pm on the 24th March. Entries on the club notice board or send Helen an email.
Sunday afternoon graded club tennis seems to be established and has a good following of players. Just turn up at 4pm on Sunday and have a game or 2 with players of your own ability.
That’s it for now.
See you on court.
NewsFlash Feb 10th
Just a quick note to let you know there has been quite a bit of feed back re Sunday tennis. As a result of this discussion and on a trial basis we are going to try another club day at 4pm this Sunday. The general discussion is that senior members prefer at times to play with other members of similar ability so in that respect the tennis will be graded.
So make an effort and come along for a game at 4pm and hopefully it will end up as a regular club day. Don't forget to bring liquids. If you would like further information ring Devon at 07 863 4002.
Also a reminder that Junior coaching with Shannon restarts tomorrow. Children 5 - 7 years 8.30 - 9.15am. Students 8 9.15 - 10.30am. This may be a clash with the Junior Eastern District Surf Life Saving Championships at which 650 children will be attending so its going to be a big morning at the beach.
Have fun - See you on court - Sunday 4pm!
Newsletter - Feb 7th 2017
Well believe it or not it is February and Summer is on the way out!! However, on the bright side, and apart from that consistent wind, it has been a good year for tennis. Gate takings for casual tennis have been very high and our organised club days on Tuesday & Friday mornings have seen record numbers. At times especially on a Tuesday we have all 6 courts full and members waiting. Our Summer Tennis Tournaments were again a huge success and Helen has entries already for next year. This is a great fundraiser and we thank all of our sponsors and helpers that make these tournaments such a success. If you would like any further details of these tournaments there is a write up and full results in our website.
Tuesday night Team tennis has started again and is also proving again to be very popular. Contact Devon 07 863 4002 if you could like to be a stand by emergency if a team member can’t make it.
We are still lacking another night or afternoon somewhere where senior club members can get together for a game or 2. Sunday and Wednesday night has not proved popular so we still need to work on that one.
Our club membership has grown just recently as new families enter the area and others have joined for fitness and fellowship. Our free Junior coaching programme for all junior financial members last year has also been a hit with whole families joining for the privilege.
As we are half way through the season the committee has offered a 50% reduction in family membership if there are any new families that would like to join.
The Junior coaching programme starts again this Saturday, 11th February and will run for 9 weeks.
Just a reminder that because of the larger than expected numbers taking advantage of the subsidized junior coaching, age groups are being split in two. This will help Shannon concentrate on the different levels of abilities so giving more benefit to all of the participants.
Over the Summer holiday period Helen has received a number of enquiries from visitors that would like a game of tennis and wish to hire racquets. We have a good number of children racquets but lack adult racquets. If by any chance you have a spare racquet or 2 with no further use, the club would very much like to take them off your hands as there certainly is a market for hireage out there. Contact Helen or drop with a committee member at the club.
Keep in mind that the Club Championships will start very shortly. We have a committee meeting next Wednesday night, 15th so expect some dates and action from that meeting.
Our club now has a Webpage and a Facebook Page (locations at top of newsletter). A club calendar and all relevant club information and gallery can be found on the Website. Support the Facebook page and give us a like.
That’s all for now see you on court!
Newsletter - 14th January - Tournament Results
The final tournament of the Waihi Beach Tennis Club Summer series was held on Saturday in ideal conditions. The Open Mixed Doubles Tournament attracted 21 pairs from the Bay of Plenty, Waikato through to Auckland. Winners on the day were the mother and son partnership of Delwyn and Jack Guilford of the St Peters club who played a very high standard of tennis. (Photo attached).
The full results were
Open Mixed Doubles Champions: Delwyn and Jack Guilford (St Peters)
Runners up: Denise Jones and Steve Bowen (Tauranga)
3rd Round Plate: Sandy Tritt (Tatuanui) and Ray Bos (St Peters)
2nd Round Plate: Lynne Venus and Josh Boyes (Homewood)
1st Round Plate: Gerke Feindt and Ryan Miller (Waihi )
Consolation Plate: Andrea and Bruce Wilkins (Te Puke)
Many thanks again to tournament director Devon Brooks, Secretary Helen Harrison and Yvonne Wicks for organising and running the tournament, to Jane and all her helpers and to all those members who donated food for the kitchen that made it the success it was and finally to all those members working in the background to present the courts and clubhouse in the pristine condition it is. Thanks to all, the series has been very successful.
Club Newsletter – December 23rd 2016
Our very popular Summer Tournaments have filled up fast with only a couple of Vet entries available (may have been taken by now – check with Helen) but there are still vacancies for the Junior Tournament . As a reminder our first tournament is the Open Mens & Womens Doubles on Wednesday 28 December. The Junior Tournament is on Saturday 31 December followed by the Vets (over 35’s) Mens & Womens Doubles on the 2nd January. The Open mixed Doubles is on 14 January. Contact Helen for entries or further information (022 3793620) but be quick.
Also a reminder from Jane who is organising the kitchen. We need help for this major fund raising event for our club for kitchen staff or baking to sell. If you would be available or be able to bake for the 28th December or the 2nd or 14th January please contact Jane ( 07 863 1117, 027 3927821) so she can work out a roster. Many thanks it would be much appreciated.
The repairs to the retaining wall of courts 5 & 6 are now completed with only the netting wire to be professionally strained. Many thanks to Devon and his Xmas elves for undertaking this task and having it complete by Xmas for the tournaments. It has been very successful and the wall looks great.
Finally, I finish with a sad note that yesterday morning following a stroke a week before Frank Warn has passed away. Frank and his past wife Maxine were very good tennis players taking many Thames Valley titles. On moving to Waihi Beach from Waihi, Frank has played regular tennis right up to his illness. Aged 80 years Frank was one of our eldest and very well respected members. His grandchildren our now following in his footsteps. They couldn’t have a better example to follow. Frank’s funeral is to be held at the Waihi Beach RSA on Thursday 29th January.
Merry Xmas Everybody and enjoy your summer tennis
Best wishes - BJ
Club Newsletter – 8 December 2016
So what’s happening? Xmas is almost here!!
Tennis club days on Tuesday and Friday mornings continues to have very good attendances with a full 6 courts not uncommon. The weekday morning group finishes with a mini tournament and morning tea on the 20th December. Strawberries and cream is rumoured to be in the mix. Xmas prizes as well! All players welcome to attend.
Team tennis on Tuesday nights is also very popular and their final night before the Xmas break being next Tuesday night, 13 December, finishing with a BBQ. Please bring a small salad or finger food. Sausages etc provided. Team tennis will resume on Tuesday 31 January.
Saturday morning Junior tennis finishes for the term on the 17th December and restarts on 11th February finishing on 8th April. The free coaching provided by our club to all Junior financial members has been a huge success with numbers around the 30 mark being steady every Saturday. Many thanks to Helen, Jude & Yvonne for their organisation and to our coach Shannon Paki who has great respect from our members. Special mention also to Craig who has been taking Waihi Beach School children mid week for coaching. It all looks great for the future and a good investment.
Subscriptions should now all be paid so if you haven’t paid yours please help the club by getting it paid now – many thanks. Also, if for any reason you are not rejoining this season please let the treasurer Mary (07 863 4272) or Helen (022 379 3620) know so we can bring our records up to date.
Our club working bee held in November was again very successful with all the gardens looking great. Thank you to those that attended, as predicted it was all over in the hour. Our next project is underway now and hopefully will be well completed before Xmas. It has become necessary to replace the retaining wall on the bank supporting the fence between courts 3 & 4 and courts 5 & 6. There may be some disruption on the top courts due to this project as the fence has to be removed (actually removed today) and concrete poured (hopefully tomorrow) so be patient and apologies for any inconvenience. Devon is in charge of this project and he would welcome anyone who could give an hour or two over the next week to make contact with him. (07 863 4002 021 800933). Thanks again Devon for your efforts and organisation with this project and also your continuous time and expertise to keep our courts to the high standard that they are. Our members are very appreciative.
Our very popular Summer Tournaments are filling up fast with some tournament day entries close to being filled. As a reminder our first tournament is the Open Mens & Womens Doubles on Wednesday 28 December. The Junior Tournament is on Saturday 31 December followed by the Vets (over 35’s) Mens & Womens Doubles on January 2nd. The Open mixed Doubles is on 14 January. Contact Helen for entries or further information (022 3793620). Enter now or risk missing out! If you could help on any of these days it would be much appreciated. It is our major fund raiser of the season so any cooking for sale or kitchen help would be great. Contact Helen or Mary if you can assist for details.
FYI our club has a Webpage and a Facebook Page (locations at top of newsletter). A club calendar and all relevant club information and gallery can be found on the Website. Support the Facebook page and give us a like.
Just a personal note from myself that those of you who have ordered my Waihi Beach Pictorial Calendars they are now here and I will have them delivered this week. For those of you that haven’t you will find all details on my webpage Click here
Also from me (ex Facebook)
“I don’t want much for Xmas. I just want the person reading this to be healthy, happy and loved.”
Merry Xmas and a prosperous New Year.
Club Newsletter - Nov 13 2016
Just to say a big thanks to the 17 members who turned up this morning for the working bee and to the others who have done their part during the week.
As predicted when you get a good number of dedicated members turning up we had the majority finished within an hour and just a few remaining to clean up.
Gardens weeded and trimmed, top drain cleared and cleaned out, drainage on 5 cleaned out, all netting reclipped where required and the kitchen turned upside down cleaned and put back together!!
Thank you all, great effort, well done and much appreciated. :-)
This weeks puzzle attached. How many members can you find in the photo? Also not sure what Norm was doing in the bushes on the bank, kept disapearing and reappearing some where else!
Club Newsletter – Nov 3 2016
Well what an exciting time for our club with over 30 juniors attending last Saturday’s coaching session with Shannon Paki. The committee decided to pay the cost for the next two school terms of coaching for all of our financial club juniors, and our investment certainly paid off. Special mention and thanks to Helen, Jude, Yvonne & Craig for their initiative, time and efforts.
In Craig’s words
‘ The numbers at junior tennis on Saturday were nothing short of awesome – thank you to all of those that attended’
Because of the larger than expected numbers (5 or 6 before instigating this scheme), age groups will be split in two. This will help Shannon concentrate on the different levels of abilities so giving more benefit to all of the participants.