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September 2018 Newsletter

  • President's Ramble
  • Tennis News
  • Squash News
  • Important dates for your diary

President's Ramble

AGM

On Thursday 23 August the Club held its 2018 AGM, with 35 attendees. The new Committee was elected, the annual audited accounts were presented, and the new season’s annual subscriptions were approved (same as the 2017-18 subs).

Membership renewal invoices have now been issued to all members – don’t forget the generous discounts for full payment by 30 September.

In addition to the usual agenda items for an AGM, Margaret Burgess was elected our newest Life Member.

Suzy Nola presented the nomination, which was supported by all. Margaret has been a loyal Club member for over 35 years and has played continuously during this time. During this time, she has done a considerable amount of work for the Club, especially in the late 1980s and 1990s. This was a time when the mid-week section of the Club had its own committee, ran its own club championships and did its own fundraising. Margaret was, for a considerable number of years, the president of this section of the Club.

In this capacity she was involved in running midweek ladies club championships, fundraising events, club mornings, grade tournaments and, generally, ensuring the successful operation of this section of the Club. Margaret also served tennis on the North Shore for many years as the Secretary of the North Shore Ladies Day Tennis Association.

Working Bee

On Sunday 16 September, we will be having a club working bee from 9 am. Some things around the club need to be maintained by club members, so please come and give an hour of your time to help keep our facilities in tip-top shape.

The more people we have help, the less time it will take!

Tennis News

The 2018/19 season is just around the corner. A comprehensive tennis calendar for the season has been drafted, so please see the Important Dates below, noting especially junior coaching dates.

We have entered 18 senior interclub teams for this season with Tennis Northern and provisional grades are being finalized this week. As soon as draws have been released, Rex will be in touch with all team captains.

The senior tennis open day is set for Sunday 9 September, starting at 2pm. Fine and still weather has been arranged!

Our junior tennis interclub trials are scheduled for this coming weekend (8-9 Sept). There are various times for the different age groups, as shown below:

Saturday 8 September

  • 18u yrs (boys and girls) – 9.30am-10.30am
  • 10u yrs (boys and girls) – 10.30am-11.30am
  • 12u yrs (boys and girls) – 11.30am-12.30pm

Sunday 9 September

  • 15u yrs girls – 10am-11.30am
  • 15u yrs boys – 11.30am-1pm

NOTE: Age groups are calculated as follows:

  • 10u = under 11 yrs as at 30 April 2019
  • 12u = under 13 yrs as at 30 April 2019
  • 15u = under 16 yrs as at 30 April 2019
  • 18u = under 19 yrs as at 30 April 2019

Any juniors interested should have already pre-registered, so if you/they haven’t, please email louise.welte@outlook.com asap.

In addition, we will also be taking new junior member registrations from 9.00 am on both days.

Squash News

Last month our Men's E grade superchamps team won their regional title and are now off to Christchurch in late September to compete for the NZ title. Expertly managed by Hayden Adams, this team has got an incredible opportunity to bring home our club’s first NZ team title – good luck boys!

Important Dates for Your Diary

Belmont Park Racquets 2018/19 Tennis Calendar

Event

Day

Date

Notes

Senior Tennis Season Opening Day

Sun

9-Sep

from 2pm

Senior Tennis  interclub team regn deadline

Sun

26-Aug

 

Midweek Ladies Tennis team regn deadline

Fri

7-Sep

 

Junior Tennis registration/interclub trials

Sat

8-Sep

Regn from 9am / Trials from 10am

Junior Tennis registration/interclub trials

Sun

9-Sep

Regn from 9am / Trials from 10am

Club Working Bee

Sun

16-Sep

9-12am

Senior Tennis interclub starts

Mon

17-Sep

Singles from Mon 17th. All other senior grades start from thereon

Junior interclub regn deadline

Sun

23-Sep

 

School term 3 finishes

Fri

28-Sep

 

School term 4 starts

Mon

15-Oct

 

Junior Tennis interclub coaching starts

Mon

15-Oct

w/c 22/10, 29/10, 5/11, 12/11, 19/11, 26/11, 3/12 (8 weeks)

Saturday morning tennis coaching starts

Sat

20-Oct

Sat 27/10, 3/11, 10/11, 17/11, 24/11, 1/12, 8/12 (8 weeks)

Labour Weekend

 

20-22 Oct

No tennis interclub over Labour Weekend

Fast 4 Tournament

Sun

21-Oct

Fast 4 fun tournament for seniors (details TBC)

Junior Tennis interclub starts

Wed

24-Oct

All junior interclub starts after Labour Weekend

Midweek ladies tennis interclub starts

Mon

 

Term 4 (dates TBA once draws are finalised)

Ray & Aly Adams Spring MXD round robin

Sun

12-Nov

 

Ray & Aly Adams Spring MXD final

Sun

19-Nov

 

Junior Tennis interclub finishes

Sun

9-Dec

Junior Prem grades last to play before Xmas break

Senior Tennis interclub finishes

Tues

18-Dec

Mens 2 and 4 grades last to play before Xmas break

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 

Auckland Anniversary Weekend

 

26-28 Jan

No interclub tennis

Junior Tennis interclub coaching restarts

Mon

28-Jan

4/2, 11/2, 18/2, 25/2, 4/3, 11/3, 18/3 (8 weeks)

School term 1 starts

Tues

29-Jan

 

Senior Tennis interclub restarts

Tues

29-Jan

Mens 1 and 3 singles grades start first

Saturday morning tennis coaching restarts

Sat

2-Feb

9/2, 16/2, 23/2, 2/3, 9/3, 16/3, 23/3 (8 weeks)

Waitangi Day

Wed

6 Feb

No interclub tennis

Junior Tennis interclub restarts

Fri

8-Feb

U18 grade starts first

Fast 4 Tournament

Sun

10-Mar

Fast 4 fun tournament for seniors (details TBC)

Junior tennis interclub coaching finishes

Wed

20-Mar

 

Saturday morning tennis coaching finishes

Sat

23-Mar

 

Junior Tennis Club Champs

Mon-Sun

25 Mar

From Monday 25 March

Junior Tennis interclub finishes

Wed

27-Mar

U10 grade finishes last

Senior Tennis Club Champs start

Mon

1 Apr

From Monday 1 April

Senior Tennis interclub finishes

Sat

6-Apr

MXD grades

School term 1 finishes

Fri

12-Apr

 

Easter

Fri-Mon

19-22 Apr

 


And of course, a very big thanks to the following organisations who continue to give very generous support to the Club.

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