Covid-19 Level 2.5 update Sunday 6th September 2020
The impact Covid-19 is having on how we live and work is significant – and these impacts are likely to be with us for quite a while yet it seems, especially if you’re a keen traveller.
Therefore, we are extremely fortunate to be able to play two sports that are very healthy and relatively covid-friendly in terms of gathering restrictions and social distancing expectations.
Latest Covid-19 restrictions until at least 16 Sept
The Government has said Auckland will stay at Level 2.5 until at least midnight Wednesday 16 September. Therefore, until then, the club will operate as follows:
- All tennis and squash courts are open for members or clients of the coaching teams
- Book your courts on iSquash and scan the club’s QR code on arrival
- Tennis and squash coaching programmes will run, and all contact tracing requirements must be adhered to by the coaching staff
- Please respect group sizes (max 10)
- Bring your own water, balls, towels, hand sanitizer and masks as appropriate/desired
- When playing squash, remember absolutely no wiping hands on walls – please use your towels
- The lounges, bar and kitchen remain closed
Life Members Tennis Challenge
This will now be Sunday 4th October. Please contact Rex Grey if you can’t play that day.
At this stage senior interclub will start Monday 14 September as planned. All teams should be expecting to start their interclub matches after this date.
Senior Interclub – play will resume on 21/22 September and playoffs will be reduced to a single Finals Round on 19/20 October. These draws should be on iSquash this weekend.
Masters Interclub – the current Winter round will be abandoned so that a full Spring competition of 10 weeks can be played starting 23 September. On Monday SA will set up a new competition and we will have the opportunity to change teams if needed until the 13th September, before new draws are created.
A new date will be set once we know what’s possible after 16 September.
Annual Membership Fees
Normally, the AGM is our forum for confirming the next season’s annual fees. I know a few members have enquired about whether the club might consider reducing fees as a result of the club’s facilities being closed or having restricted use imposed.
The Committee did consider this matter back in July and decided that the current fees are very reasonable, especially when compared with other sports clubs around us. The Committee believes our fee structure and the benefits offered represent a fair balance between affordability and helping to fund the improvements that we have delivered, and will deliver, in coming years.
We are also looking at how we can provide more value from being a club member and will share some of these ideas and thoughts over the coming months.
Therefore, 2020-21 membership renewal invoices will be issued in accordance with the Committee’s recommendation and ratified at the AGM when possible.
Love Tennis and World Squash Days
On 10-11 October, we will be hosting our 2nd Love Tennis weekend in association with Tennis NZ.
Also on 10 October, from 1-4pm it is World Squash Day, where the club will be open to the community.
This will be a huge weekend for the club and a great opportunity to invite friends down to have a go at tennis and/or squash – more information will be shared in the next couple of weeks about these events.
Black Tie Dinner
This is still scheduled to go ahead on Saturday 17 October. Again, more information will be shared over the next couple of weeks leading up to this event.
Lastly, please take care everyone – wash hands, use your masks, scan your QR code and stay well and healthy.
Belmont Park Racquets Club has been part of the North Shore community since 1935. The Club prides itself on promoting values that emphasise fun, fitness, competition, respect, responsibility and success.
Through a strong and committed volunteer base, it has developed well-organised programmes to encourage participation at junior and senior levels. These programmes are offered all year round in a safe and positive environment.
In 2018 the Club was crowned Squash Auckland Club of the year. In 2010 the Club was recognised for its focus and achievements with tennis in general, and junior tennis in particular, when it was named NZ Tennis Club of the Year.
Belmont Park Racquets Club has:
Club office hours:
(subject to change)
View our most recent club newsletter to see what's been happening at Belmont.
Wednesday mornings 9am-11am
The Club wishes to thank the following organisations for their ongoing invaluable support of our various coaching programmes and development initiatives