The holiday season is upon us and the club is buzzing with activity.
Our Senior Christmas Party is on Sunday the 6th of December - $10/person.
Coming up on the 23rd of December we have the famous Potluck Dinner.
Super Seniors will have their Christmas Party on the 15th of December.
Please put your hands up if you can help with these activities, the more helpers the easier it is for everyone.
It's been a good start to the season for the Juniors with regular numbers coming along to the two Saturday coaching sessions and everyone having fun and improving.
Our two junior interclub teams have started well - results so far:
Juniors - Dates for your diaries
Our last junior coaching sessions before Xmas will be on Tuesday 15th December for the interclub teams training and Saturday 19th December for the Saturday morning coaching. Our usual Xmas party with fun games, shared morning tea and water slide will be held on Saturday 19th - more details to follow nearer the time. There will also be an opportunity for more coaching with another holiday programme run by Nic in the week running up to Xmas - more details to follow...
The Club Days are getting busier and we see some great improvement in skills from many members. Interclub is in full swing with the Twilight Women ‘s team having a slow start but it's a tough competition.
First Men team coming in first with 27 points.
The Ferrier Cup team in 4th place
Presidents A in 5th place but only 3 points from the top team
Open Men 4 are in the 3rd place and Open men 6 enjoyed some close games.
Slow start for the Super Women 1 but Super Women 2 are on top of their competition
Well done to all and good luck for the rest of the season.
Can all Senior Interclub team Captains please return their balls as SOON as possible to the bins beside the drink fountain for reuse for club days and juniors. It has been noted some teams are not returning balls at all.
Please let us know if you are not in a team but will be interested in giving Interclub a go. With the holidays coming we always need more subs.
Stay healthy, warm up before your games and see you soon on the courts…
The senior singles club champs will be held on Sunday 15th November at 9am.
It is an all day event and all senior members at ANY level are welcome to play. You are guaranteed at least 2 games.
Please put your name on the notice board at the club by Friday 13th November. Please be on time at 9am to play, if you are more than 15 minutes late you may be disqualified.
If you have a start in the second round you will be advised of a starting time.
A free BBQ will be provided on the day and there will be no club day.
We hope you are well and staying safe.
On Monday will return to Alert Level 2 and we would like to let you know what that means for us.
Please be aware that as a community organisation Koru Tennis’ primary responsibility is the well-being of our club, members and participants. This means that all decisions have been made with health and safety as our number one priority.
The courts are open under Level 3 for bubble play but under level 2 we can start playing other people as well. At this stage we can do that in groups of 10 max, contact tracing, cleaning and physical distancing rules apply.
The Working Bee and Open Day will be moved to 10am Saturday 5th of Sep.
Senior open day will move to 1pm Saturday 12th of Sep
Club Day moves from Saturday to Sunday starting 20th of September.
Koru Card Changeover/Reset: 14th September.
We anticipate beginning two weeks later than initially scheduled, on the 19th September.
Please note that the proposed delayed start date of 19th September will depend on next announcement re: gathering sizes. If gathering restrictions of 10 people continue beyond 6th September, we will have to re-evaluate that start date and potentially move the start date back even later.
The junior coaching starts on 12th of September 9-10am for the young ones and 10-11am for the others.
We have a new head coach Nic Burnie, Caro Res player, Bachelor of Sports Degree and Major in Coaching, with heaps of experience and he will be assisted by Tim, Katie and Jim. Also, Adam Thompson who represented NZ in Davis Cup may also help with the program.
We are going through fund raising and grants to offer you a comprehensive program this year and take your game to the next level.
Subs are now due
We would like to remind all members to take advantage of the $10.00 Discount for Subs paid by Sat. 12th September. Your prompt payment is appreciated. See fees here: http://www.korutennis.co.nz/fees.html
See here the payment details here: http://www.korutennis.co.nz/payment-details.html
For new members and those who've changed their contact/email address or Phone No, please fill out a Koru membership Form. If you wish to pay by cash or cheque please hand to Jim Beban or any Committee member.
We thank you for your continued support and association with our great little tennis club.
Notice is given to the members of Koru (Pakuranga) Lawn Tennis Club that the 2020 Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 25th July 2020 commencing 1.00pm in the Clubrooms, Blyton Lane, Pakuranga.
Election of officers President, Treasurer, Secretary and Club Captain will take place first, followed by a vote for a maximum of 7 committee members.
We did it. Well done New Zealand :-)
Dear members, please note the weekend club day has been change to Saturday (from 1:00 p.m.) until the Winter Interclub finishes when it will change back to Sunday.
· Any member that have spent time overseas is asked not to come to the club for the 14 days from return date or until medically cleared.
· If a member shows cold symptoms, we ask them to stay at home and visit their local GP or call the Healthline. If a visit to the local GP results in the member being tested for COVID-19 they are asked to contact us if they were at the club recently and should not return to the club until a negative test result is received or they have recovered from the COVID-19 virus.
· We will endeavour to have hand disinfectant at the club
· We have instructed our cleaning people to pay extra attention to door handles and surfaces, and will talk to Interclub captains to ensure that club stays clean
For more details see below:
Haere mai! Haere mai! Haere mai!
A warm welcome back to all our regular juniors and their parents and welcome to all our new juniors and parents who have joined Koru Tennis club this 2019/2020 season. It’s great to have lots of new junior members all eager and keen to learn how to play tennis.
Koru Junior Coaches
Below is a short biography of each of our wonderful coaches:
"Hi, my name is Tim Rodgers. I was born in Melbourne, Australia. I started playing tennis when I was very young at Dendy Park in Melbourne. To this day I love playing and watching tennis. My favourite player to watch is Roger Federer."
"Kia ora! My name is Haree, current coach assistant at Koru. I've played tennis since age 12. I have coached for 5 years and currently play for our open women’s 1 team."
"Hi, I’m Katie Heaven, and I have been playing at Koru Tennis ever since I was 7. Now 12 years later I’m still here and learning more! I have always loved tennis because of the people and the fun it brings to everyday life."
This early in the season it is great to see the regular attendance of so many and the skill improvement and progress they are already making.
Coaching Times Term 4 2019
Just a reminder of the junior coaching times:
Saturdays 9-10am - Juniors under 11 years
10-11am - Intermediate Juniors
Tuesdays 4-5pm - Peewee Juniors Coaching
5-6pm - Juniors under 11
6-7pm - Intermediate Juniors
Thursdays 4-5.30pm – Junior Interclub practice (Intermediates)
5.30-7pm – Junior Interclub practice (Advanced)
There are more opportunities for coaching than ever before so do take advantage and come along if you can.
There is an updated court availability sheet in the door entrance for you to see when courts are available for a hit with your children.
Private lessons with Tim are also available and can boost their skill level hugely. Talk to Tim if you are interested.
The court time for junior training members is dedicated only for them, so just a gentle reminder that the courts are solely for junior coaching on Saturday mornings between 9-11am. Other siblings or parents on the court can be disruptive and a potential hazard.
Internal Junior Tournament
We are planning a small internal tournament and BBQ towards the end of the term for those more advanced juniors and intermediates who can maintain a short rally. More details and a date to follow.
We are still exploring options for putting in one or two interclub teams after Xmas. Parents – if you want your child to be involved in competitive play, please let Tim know so we can plan ahead.
We only have a limited number of tennis racquets to borrow so please consider buying your own. Tim is happy to give advice on the right size and where to go. We have a few tennis rackets for sale, some are brand new and at very good prices, do talk to Tim, Raz or Sue if you are interested.
Just to give advance notice, the coaching season will close for the Xmas holidays on Saturday 14th December with a shared morning tea and waterslide after tennis from 9-10am for all age groups. More details to follow closer to the time.
Senior Interclub and Club Events
There is a list of senior interclub games in the club rooms. Feel free to come along and support our Senior Koru teams at any time. Also, from time to time we have club social events we would love you to join. Look out for the posters.
We would like to ensure you also receive a copy of the Koru club newsletter, so you are aware of everything going on in the tennis club. We will be checking the database to ensure we have an up to date list but please note the email address we send the newsletter from – admin@korutennis,co,nz and add it to your safe senders list as it can sometimes be sent to junk mail folders.
As the sun comes out more (hopefully!) don’t forget your child’s hat and sun cream.
Please feel free to come and talk to me or one of the team on Saturday mornings about anything you are concerned about or any suggestions you want to make
Sue (Junior Club Convener) and Tim (Coach)