The summer is being kind to us all and we continue to have great attendance at our club days and Super Senior/Vets sessions. It’s great to see everyone able to be outside and enjoying their tennis. We hope you continue to keep safe from omicron and follow our Covid protection protocols at the club.
A few items to note.
The end of the cash bar
From the 1st May we will be phasing out cash at the bar. There are a number of reasons that have led to this decision. The majority of our members now pay by card and with Covid many businesses are reducing the risk of infection by removing the handling of cash. Security-wise this will ensure we don’t have too much cash on the premises. The removal of cash transactions will save admin time for the treasurer and reduce the responsibilities of the bar manager and enable us to keep our prices down. Please talk to us if this will impact you negatively and I’m sure we will be able to come to an arrangement.
The observant ones amongst you will have noted the grand job Dean has done in cleaning up the old deck. The plan is to stain the whole deck towards the end of April and re-spray the courts to reduce moss growth ready for the winter.
We also plan to re-furbish the club indoor furniture in the near future.
Junior and Senior Interclub
Despite a few challenges at times with getting replacement players, most interclub teams are managing to complete their matches. Senior teams doing particularly well are the Ferrier Cup team (towards the top) and Men’s 1st grade and Open Men’s 7 which are both currently in 3 rd place.
Our junior boys 12 team in Section 1 and our Boys 16/14’s team are both currently top of the table in 1 st place. Our beginners 12 and under team had their first win on Sunday – yay! Well done to all of the junior teams.
Dates for your diary
- The Club Doubles Championship is set for Sunday 20 th March. Entries in by Fri 18 th of March. Text Steve 021 688 455.
- The Club Mixed Doubles Championship will be held on Sunday 24 th April. A poster for entries will be up on the board shortly.
- The Men’s Singles final is still due to be played – date to be confirmed and posted on the Koru Facebook page.
- Saturday 9 th April – Junior End of season Easter party & Prize-giving – more details to follow
- Koru Senior Prize-giving night will be held on Saturday 21 st May.
Junior Holiday Programme
We are excited to be able to offer our juniors a 4-day (3 hours a day) school holiday programme in the upcoming April school holidays where they can increase their skills and have some fun with friends.
Dates & Times
- Tuesday 19 th April – Friday 22 nd April
- 1.30-4.30pm each day
- Ages – 6 to 17
Cost – Koru members $60 for four afternoons ($15 a session)
Non-members $80 for four afternoons ($20 a session)
If you register a friend for the holiday programme, you can deduct $10 from the Koru member cost.
Payment details – KORU TC ASB
Bank details Name: KORU PAK LAWN TENNIS CLUB
Account number: 12-3056-0660482-00
Please input: Particulars: child’s name;
Reference: Apr Hol Prog
Please register your child by using the contact form by 31st March to secure your child’s place.
What to bring: racquet, drink bottle, snacks for afternoon tea, sunblock, and a hat.
For those juniors interested in winter coaching, dates will be emailed out by our Head Coach Gabriel, and it will be on a user pays basis.
Finally, we are sad to announce that our main coach Ezequiel has decided to return to his home country of Argentina for the foreseeable future as he has not been home since before the pandemic.
We wish him well and would like to formally thank him for all his excellent coaching over the last season.
Noho tū atu, hoki tū mai. Stay well and return in good health.