The new season will be upon us soon and this cold snap will be a distant memory (hopefully) and we can look forward to a good season of summer tennis by the end of August .
This newsletter is to give everybody an overview of times, fixtures, fees and updates of things happening in the club over the new season 2015/16. But also keep an eye on the whiteboard in the kitchen and our website for imminent events.
Over the winter months the club has been well utilized with many full club days and strong vet turn outs. Many social events have also been held and enjoyed by members. A couple that stand out was a vinyl record night which had most members up dancing and a couple of great mop (as in floor mop) air guitar solos from Dean Hooker. Also a club day and social function with the Whakatane tennis club was enjoyed by all.
The club as part of an ongoing upgrade program is having a new kitchen installed in the last weekend of July. This will be a great asset for the club and will look very smart for the new season.
Part of our membership drive this season is the same as last year. We encourage members to bring a visitor and try us out for free. If an existing member introduces a new member to the club they are entitled to a $25 refund or a free Koru shirt. Also if you pay your subscription before the 31th September 2015 as well as getting the $10 discount you also go into the draw for a full subscription refund open to all members.
We would like to thank the sponsors of the club for their continuing support and sponsorship of our junior program: Lanta, Hafele NZ, Creative Kitchens.
Here are a few key dates and notices that will also be posted on the website.
Saturday 15 August at 10am.
All welcome to come and help before the season starts. See you there.
Opening Day for new season: Saturday 29th August at 1pm BBQ provided.
Any Senior enquires phone Jim Beban 577 1170 (evenings) or 027 243 1918.
Names need to be in by 9th August on noticeboard at club.
The first rounds of interclub start early September. We expect to have the draws available and displayed at the clubroom on Saturday 29th August.
The Saturday club day will move to Sunday from 6th September at the same time 1pm (due to interclub being played on Saturdays).
Open day and registration Saturday 5th September at 9am.
The Saturday morning session will be at the same time as last year:
8.30-10.00am starting Saturday 12th September.
The intermediate junior section will start on Friday 11th September 6:00-7:30pm.
If you wish to play junior interclub this season please have your names in by the close off date of Saturday 19st September, please put names on notice board in the clubroom or ring Maree Burgess ph 576 9973.
Interclub starts end of October. Note interclub is played on a Sunday morning due to lack of court availability on Saturdays. If you put your name down you need to be committed to playing every Sunday until early December.
Any junior enquires phone Maree Burgess phone 576 9973.
You will need to renew your subscription.
At the Annual General Meeting it was decided that the subscriptions will be as follows for the 2015/2016 season which runs from 29th August 2015 until 30st August 2016. There are no increases this year.
A $10 early payment Discount applies if full payment received by 30th September 2015.
Key Change Over
The locks for both court and light access will be changed on Friday 28th August. Please ensure you return your old key to our Club Captain.
If you have lost your key, there will be a $10 charge for replacement.
Please ensure you have paid your subscription prior to 30st September ($10 discount applies) as this ensures the Committee is able to plan for the season ahead with a true understanding of how many members we have on board.
- Singles Club Champs Sunday 22nd November 2015
- Doubles Club Champs Sunday 14th February 2016
- Mixed Club Champs Sunday 13th March 2016
- Club Christmas Function Lunch Sunday 6th December at 12pm
- The Famous Koru Potluck Dinner Wednesday 23th December at 7pm
- Champagne Breakfast Sunday 17th January 2016
- Fisher Cup/Cucksey Shield April 2016
- Senior Club Prizegiving Saturday 14th May 2016
We’ve elected an ‘Entertainment Committee’ of Alex, Maree and Raz . So we will look forward to a few functions in between the tennis (TBA).
We look forward to seeing you again at the club this season for another great year of tennis.
For latest new and events check our website www.korutennis.co.nz