The Waihi Beach Tennis Club's 2020/21 summer tournaments.
To all the players who entered the Waihi Beach Open Tournament held on the 3rd of January 2021.
As you know we played the first round of games to 7. First round winners went on to play to 9 and the losers continued to play to 7.
Once the results were published we discovered that the points couldn’t be allocated to the
people who won playing to 7. We hope that you understand the decision to play to 7 was
made with the best of intentions. The weather forecast for that tournament day was
abysmal and the organizing committee was extremely concerned about getting the matches
To the affected players please accept our sincere apologies for this.
Wednesday 6 January 2021 - Senior Mens & Ladies Doubles
Another successful Waihi Beach Tennis Club Summer Tournament was completed on Wednesday 6 January in fine but very hot conditions. A record 80 players took part in this Senior Doubles event that resulted in close to 12 hours of high standard tennis. The Mens 1st Division Doubles final being the final match, and match of the day, being tied at 8 games all and the resulting tie-breaker going to Matt Trubshaw & Bruce Walpole to take the Championship 9 – 8 over Shannon Paki & Chris Patten. This match played in 26 deg at the end of a long day was extremely demanding and a credit to the players to last the distance.
The Ladies Senior Championship was won by local member Laura Richardson & partner Deborah Garea 9 – 6 over Sue Jamieson & Casey Tarau.
The local partnership of Craig McFarlane & Simon Phillips were successful in taking out the 2nd Division Mens Doubles Championships 9 – 4 over Andrew Dallas & Andrew Easton.
For full match details and final results
Click here & refer to 'Draws'
Important 6 January 2021 Senior Tournament Regulations Update
Our Senior Tournament has had a fantastic response, it’s going to be a busy day with 76 matches to get through.
We ask for the cooperation of all players in accepting and playing to these regulations, so that we can
have a successful day, and finish the tournament on time.
We also ask that players always check with the Tournament organisers to see when they will be
required to play their next match before leaving the venue (for lunch, a swim etc), and to always be
ready to take to the court as soon as the earlier match has finished.
It is ESSENTIAL that warm-ups must not exceed 5 minutes
All matches will be the first to 9 games with a tie breaker at 8 all.
A 7-point sudden-death tiebreaker will be played if the two teams are tied at 8-all.
In the event of any game reaching 40-all, “no advantage deuce” applies (the team that
scores the next point wins the game, with the receiving team choosing who will receive the
Reporting times and briefings:
Both mens divisions will start at 8.00am
(NOT 9.00am as previously advertised), following a briefing at 7.45am for all Mens players
(even if they don’t play in the first round)
Matches will start at approximately 9.15am, following a briefing at 8.45am for
all Ladies players.
For the Draws
Sunday 3 January 2021 - Open Mens & Ladies Doubles - results
The weather Gods were certainly looking down very favourably on the Waihi Beach Tennis Club on Sunday being the Open Doubles and the 1st of the summer tournaments. Extreme weather had been predicted and even though all our neighbouring towns had rain and some flooding, the tournament proceeded without any time loss in good conditions.
There were some exciting and high standard of matches played with the 71 competitors taking part from near and far.
The Ladies Open resulted in a win for local Waihi Beach player Laura Richardson & partner Casey Tarau defeating Luci Barlow & Toshiko McKinnon 6-0,6-2.
The Mens Open was won by Jack Guilford & Luke Hamilton 6-3, 6-3, over Andrew Mellor & Dave Shefferd. Trent Brierley & Benjamin Randy-Al took out the Division 1 round robin.
The below link will give you the match play and full results. Open the link and proceed to draws.
Important 3 January, 2021 ‘Open’ Tournament Regulations Update
Due to the incredible response to our Open Tournament, the Tournament Organising Committee has been forced to make some important changes to our original programme, in order to fit all 70 matches into the day.
We ask for the cooperation of all players in accepting and playing to these regulations, so that we can have a successful day, and finish the tournament on time.
We also ask that players always check with the Tournament organisers to see when they will be required to play their next match before leaving the venue (for lunch, a swim, etc), and to always be ready to take to the court as soon as the earlier match has finished.
It is ESSENTIAL that warm-ups must not exceed 5 minutes
In all three competitions, these match regulations will continue to apply to all matches, with the exception of first round winners in each division who will play to 9, with a sudden-death tie-breaker at 8 games-all, and the same “no advantage deuce” rule as above. (Depending on timing, these match regulations may be able to be relaxed for the three finals.)
2019/2020 Summer Tournaments
Saturday 11 January 2020 - Vet's Doubles - Results.
Record Entries for Waihi Beach Tennis Club Vets Championships
A near perfect day greeted the record number of 64 players to the Waihi Beach Tennis Club’s second summer tournament being the Ladies and Men’s Vets (+35) Doubles Championship. Entries were received from Auckland in the north to Rotorua in the south. A very successful day was held by all with top tennis being played to a very responsive gallery.
The ladies' final was won by local player Laura Richardson and regular visitor Delwyn Guilford from St Peters over Jane Geldard (Mairangi Bay) and Karlene Magill (Whangaparaoa) 11-0.
The Men’s Division 1 Championship was won by Steve Buckmaster (Mission Bay) and Warren Lovegrove (Hamilton) who defeated Martin Van Zyl (Rotorua) and Phillip Meyer (Otumoetai) 11-5.
The father and son combination of Brad and John Van Hellemond from Paeroa took out the Men’s Division 2 Championship by defeating Andrew Dallas (Omokoroa) and Robert Potts (Darfield) 11.5.
For full details of match play and results refer to our website wwww.waihibeachtennisclub.co.nz
Thursday 2 January 2020 - Open Doubles Tournament - Results
The Waihi Beach Tennis Club Open Men’s & Women’s Doubles Tournament on January 2 was played in strong, blustery conditions which resulted in some very interesting tennis. The men’s doubles capacity field was won by the very promising 15-year-olds, Carrigan Hartley (Papamoa) and Max Stephens (Beerescourt) who defeated Shane Jenkins (Pakuranga) and Adam Paaka Whauwhau (Lugton Park) 6-4, 6-1. Placed 3rd on the day were local club members John Alexander and Craig McFarlane who defeated Geoff Hurst and Phillip Singlewood of Cambridge 11-4.
The smaller but very strong Open Women’s Doubles was won by Deborah Garea (Mt Maunganui) and Laura Richardson (Waihi Beach) over Delwyn Guilford and Helen Litt of St Peters 6-0, 6-1. 3rd placing went to last year’s winners, Sofia Shing and Michelle Wheadon of Kohimaramara who defeated Jane Geldard (Mairangi Bay) and Karlene Magill (Whangaparaoa) 11-1.
Sat 11 January 2020 - Vets Mens and Vets Ladies Doubles Tournament - Enter on Line - Cut off time Friday 3 Jan
The draw is done according to the latest Tennis NZ Doubles gradings
Gradings: If you don't agree with your TNZ grading; clarify this with your Club
If you don't have a TNZ Grading, it is your responsibility to ask your Club to determine your gradingRules for the day will be communicated at the pre-play brief.
For both tournaments briefing time: 8:45
For both tournaments play starts at 9 am
Entry fee: $30. No Eftpos available.
Later start times: Please let us know if you'd like a later start time.
Please check our website the night before both tournaments for any notifications eg: Cancellations and change of start times.
The kitchen will be open for business.
We look forward to seeing you at our Club.
The Cooper Tyres Waihi Beach Tennis Club Fast4 Tournament was held at the Waihi Beach Tennis Courts on Sunday 20 January 2019 in fine but very blustery conditions.
Confirming the results:
Results will be counted for TNZ MatchHub grading points.
The standard was considerably higher than the previous two invitational tournaments and some amazing fast tennis made wonderful viewing. Thanks to all of the players and the assistance from Junior Members and their parents and of course the club members/stalwarts who assisted with the smooth running of the tournament.
Thanks also to the generous sponsorship from: Grant Wenzlick of Cooper Tyres, Bill Owens of Owens Flooring, and also the Sunday Crew (Bill Young, Paul Weaver, Ron Arthur, Rob Hope & Craig McFarlane). The Waihi Beach Tennis Club couldn’t run a tournament with this prizemoney, without your support.
Full results for our Summer Tournament Series including each individual game are now available through Tennis NZ on this page. Click on 'enter on line' of the tournament you are looking for and which has completed. Then click on Draws which will give you the choice of the Mens or Womens draws. This will then give you all the results of the games in that draw. Other tournament details are also available.
2018/19 Summer Tournaments now completed.
Thursday 27 December 2018: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Open Doubles Tournament.
Mens winners: Jack Guilford and Paddy Cameron
Mens Runners-up: Ervin McSweeney and Kieran McSweeney
Ladies' winners: Sophie Shing and Michelle Wheadon
Ladies' Runners-up: Delwyn Guilford and Helen Litt
Ladies Round Robin winners: Sophie Karl and Dana Salmon
Men's pairings with one loss and three wins: Jason Browne and Shane Walker: Matt Trubshaw and Bruce Walpole
Ladies' pairings with one loss and two wins: Marietta Duffy-Burgess and Janis Smith: Jane Geldard and Karlene Magill
Sunday 30 December 2018: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Junior Tournament.
Perfect weather for the Junior Tournament held at the Waihi Beach Tennis Courts today. A good field of entries from Auckland & South contested a very successful tournament.Junior Winner was James Flay and runner up was Beno Shaw both from Cornwall Park, Auckland.
23 x entrants
. Photos in the gallery.
Wednesday 2 January 2019: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Vet's Doubles Tournament.
A record 70 players competed in the Mens and Ladies Vet Doubles, the 3rd tournament of the 2018/19 Waihi Beach Summer Series, held on 2nd Jan. Players travelled from Albany in the north and from the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. Perfect weather with some very close games, resulted in a very enjoyable day for the big gallery. Local highlight of the day was Craig McFarlane and Kevin McLoughlin of Waihi Beach club taking out the 2nd division final 6/3, 6/3.
Mens Division 1 Final:
Winners: Ian Coldstream (Cockle Bay) and John Lawrence (Blockhouse Bay)
Runners Up: John Leonard (Becroft) and Sean Leonard (Cockle Bay)
Ladies Division 1 Final: (Christine Vogel Memorial Trophy)
Winners; Sue Jamieson (WBOP) and Casey Tarau (Otumoetai)
Runners Up: Jane Geldard (Mairangi Bay) and Janis Smith (Gate Pa)
Mens Division 2 Final:
Winners: Craig McFarlane and Kevin McLoughlin (Waihi Beach)
Runners Up: James Eldridge (Cambridge) and Roger McColquhoun (Otumoetai)
Ladies Division 2 (Round Robin)
Winners: Frances Cheyne and Stephanie Fleming (St Peters)
Mens Division 3 (Round Robin)
Winners: Grant Wenzlick and Michael Shanley (Homewood)
Pics in Gallery
Saturday 12 January 2019: Waihi Beach Tennis Club Open Mixed Doubles Tournament.
A perfect, although very hot day, greeted entries to the Mixed Open Tournament held at the Waihi Beach Tennis Club courts on Saturday 12 January. Last years winners, mother and son combination Delwyn and Jack Guilford of St Peter’s, repeated their achievement to take out the 2019 title. The full results were:
Mixed Doubles Championship: Delwyn and Jack Guilford (St Peters)
Runners Up: Kelly Hubert (Gate Pa) and Mathew Boyes (Homewood)
Championship Plate Winners: Rita Paczian (Mission Bay) and Shannon Paki (Thames), Sandy Tritt (Tatanui) and Larry Seales ( Gate Pa), Julia Newman (Tauranga Lawn) and Kevan Joe (Waihi Beach).
Round Robin Winners: Elana Smirnova (Papamoa) and Aidan Dunn (Otumoetai).
Pics in the gallery.
Hot Stuff at FAST4 Tennis Tournament
The Inaugural Cooper Tires Waihi Beach FAST4 Tennis tournament was played at the Waihi Beach Tennis Club courts on Saturday 27th 2018. Six visiting teams took part on a very hot but otherwise perfect day which provided high class tennis with some exciting and close matches. The winners on the day were Team Paki featuring local coach Shannon Paki, all proceeds on the day going to the Waihi Beach Tennis Club Junior coaching programme.
Results were 1st: Team Paki – Shannon Paki, Mark Ratana and Laura Richardson.
2nd: Team Meyer – Philip Meyer, Sean Martin and Kalais Going.
3rd: Team Hughes – Tim Hughes, Sam Hughes and Heidi Stewart.
Ladies Championship: Sharon Salmon and Laura Richardson
Runners Up: Kimberly Petri and Marieke Smal
Mens Championship: Oliver Petri and Sean Perry
Runners Up: Jason Browne and Shane Walker
Mens Championship2: Brent Torrance and Andrew McFetridge
Runners Up: Rob Walpole and Paul Hitchman
Ladies 3rd place: Delwyn Guilford and Helen Litt
Mens Championship 1 3rd place: Jack Guilford and Grant Vining
Mens Championship 2 3rd place: Lyal Graham and Andy Sutton
Tue 2nd January 2018 - Vets (over 35) Doubles Mens & Women
The results are:
Ladies ChampionshipWinners: Christine Vogel Memorial Trophy (photo attached)
DelwynGuilford (St Peters) and Helen Litt (Karaka)
Runners Up: Karlene Magill and Debbie Martin (Whangaparaoa)
Mens Championship winners :
Warren Lovegrove and Philip Hempstead (Hamilton)
Runners Up: Shane Marshall (Tauranga Lawn) and Peter O’Dea (Gate Pa)
Mens 2 Winners:
Jason Browne (Papakura) and Welton Browne (Paeroa)
Runners Up: Paul Clark (Mt Mauganui) and Matthew King (Otumoetai)
Ladies 3rd Place:
Sue Jamieson (Otumoetai) and Janis Smith (Gate Pa)
Mens 1 3rd Place:
Olli Petri and Dennis Powell (Te Puke)
Mens 2 3rd Place:
John Libby (Blockhouse Bay) and Shane Richardson
Tue 9th January 2018 - Open mixed Doubles
The final Tournament of the Waihi Beach Tennis Club Summer Series was held on Tuesday 9 January in perfect conditions. Entries for the Open Mixed Doubles were received from Christchurch, Wellington and throughout the North Island. There was a very high standard of tennis with the mother and son combination of Delwyn and Jack Guilford from the St Peters Club in Cambridge taking out the title for the second consecutive year.
The results were:
Mixed Doubles Championship:
Delwyn and Jack Guilford (St Peters)
Marieke Smal and Oliver Petri (Te Puke)
Julia Newman (Tauranga Lawn) and Philip Meyer (Whakatane)
Division 2 Championship:
Brittany Yang (Khandallah) and Tristan Stayt (Miramar)
Elena Smirnova (Papamoa)and Andre Stewart Mt Maunganui)
Kim Carr (Papamoa) and Rob Manson (Prebbleton)
The next Waihi Beach Tournament is the Waihi Beach Tennis Clubs inaugural Cooper Tyres Invitational Fast4 Tennis Tournament to be held on Saturday 27th January. There will be 12 teams of 3 players with each team to have at least 1 lady member. This is a higher ranking event by invitation only and the high standard of tennis will result in very entertaining Anniversary Weekend entertainment.
Mens & Womens Open Doubles
Championship A winners:
Shannon Paki and Jake McCartney (Thames).
Runners up: Kevin Reiher and Steve Buckmaster (Gate Pa)
2nd round winners: Shane Walker and Wicket (Papakura)
3rd round winners: Phil Salmon (Homewood) and Peter O'Dea (Gate Pa)
1st round plate: Mark Hammond (Cambridge) and Nick Hammond (Parnell)
Mens Championship B winners
Ryan Miller (Waihi) and Andrew McCowatt (Paeroa)
Runners up: Mathew Boyes and Matt Boyes (Homewood)
2nd round winners: Austin Brooks and Todd Morris (Tauranga Lawn)
3rd round winners: Craig McFarlane and John Alexander (Waihi Beach)
1st round plate: Grant Cameron (Methven) and Patrick Cameron (USA)
Consolation prize: James Eldridge (Cambridge) and Zane Eldridge (Lynmore)
Janis Smith (Gate Pa) and Denise Jones (Tauranga Lawn)
Runners Up: Rita Paczian (Mission Bay) and Stefanie Steven (Mt Maunganui )
1st round plate: Jane Geldard (Mairangi Bay) and Karlene Magill (Whangaparaoa)
2nd round winners: Sandy Tritt (Tatuanui) and Marietta Duffy-Burgess (Gate Pa)
Saturday 31st December 2016
Due to lack of entries this tournament has been cancelled
January 2nd 2017 – Vets ( Over 35’s) Mens and Womens Doubles
48 men and 24 men from all over the central Nth Island contested the Mens and Womens Doubles at the Waihi Beach Courts on the 2nd January. The weather was ideal at the start of the day with cloudy and cool conditions but light rain developed later in the day which did require some shuffling but all games were able to be completed which resulted in another very successful day for the club.
Championship A winners:
Phil Salmon (Homewood) and Peter O’Dea ( Gate Pa)
Runners Up: Oliver Petri and Dennis Powell (Te Puke)
First Plate Winner: John Leonard (Becroft) and Chris McCashin (Remuera)
Second Round Winner: Ray Shew (Bucklands Beach) and John Lawrence (Blockhouse Bay)
Third Round Winner: John Sturkenboom (St Peters) and Bruce Wilkins (Te Puke)
Consolation Winners: Hugh Robinson (Cambridge) and Adam Whauwhau (Lugton Park)
Championship B Winners:
Steve McCashin (Papamoa) and Greg Burt (Rotorua)
Runners Up: Craig McFarlane and Ron Arthur (Waihi Beach)
First Plate Winner: Cameron Mathewson (ChCh) and Dan Hempstead (Northcote)
Second Round Winner: Andrew Dallas (Manukau) and Rob Potts (Burwood Park)
Third Round Winner: James Eldridge and Roger Colquhoun (Cambridge)
Championship Winners: (Christine Vogel Memorial Trophy)
Delwyn Guilford (St Peters) and Sue Jamieson (Otumoetai)
Runners Up: Janis Smith (Gate Pa) and Stef Steven ( Mt Maunganui)
First Plate Winners: Val Mcloughlin (Lynmore) and Jan Shew (Sunnyhills)
Second Round Winners: Liz Johnson and Sharon Salmons (Homewood)
Third Round Winners: Viv McCashin (Papamoa) and Val McLoughlin (Lynmore)
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 prestine condition it is. Thanks to all, the series has been very successful.