Court resurfacing is going according to schedule with court leveling, drainage, posts and surface laid (as of Sunday 12th August). The sand has been delivered but we need 2 fine days to have it spread as it cannot be done wet. Upon completion of that the courts will be ready to go, which I am sure everyone is keenly looking forward to. So if all goes well this week weather permitting, hopefully we will be ready for play this weekend (18th/19thAugust).
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, Kiril Kirilov Builders, Hells Pizza & TigerTurf.
Annual General Meeting
Our AGM was held on the 21st of July 2012; it was well attended with most club sections represented. The constitution was ratified after a 2-year consultation process. There was good, healthy debate, which is what an AGM is for, and it is positive for the club moving forward. We have also received several letters regarding the AGM which will be reviewed by the new committee.
The new committee consists of:
Steve Morris (President), Kevin McManus ( Vice President),
Lydia Street (Secretary), Jim Beban (Treasurer), Dave Brook (Club Captain), Maree Burgess (Ladies Club Captain), Alex Wong, Dean Hooker, George Iugan, Percy Andrews, Jennie Rayner, Raz Iugan and Richard Poole.
Here are a few key dates and notices that will also be posted on the website.
Official opening of new courts and opening day: Saturday 25th August at 12:30pm BBQ provided The first round of interclub starts on Saturday 8th September. We expect to have the draws available and displayed at the clubroom on Saturday 1st September. The Saturday club day will move to Sunday from 9th September at the same time 1pm (due to interclub being played on Saturdays). Any Senior enquires phone Jim Beban 5771170 (evenings) or 0272431918
Open day and registration Saturday 1st September at 9am.
The Saturday morning session will be at the same time as last year:
8.30-10.00am starting 8th September.
The intermediate junior section will start on Friday 7th September 7:00-8:30pm
If you wish to play junior interclub this season please have your names in by the close off date of Saturday 15th Sept, please put names on notice board in the clubroom or ring Steve 5766170 evening only.
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 Steve Morris 5766170 or 021688455
Subscriptions for 2012/13
Of course, you need to renew your subscription to be a part of it! At the Annual General Meeting it was decided that the subscriptions will be as follows for the 2012/2013 season which runs from 1st September 2012 until 31st August 2013.
There are no increases this year except for senior interclub players (not juniors) of $20 which is an increase we have incurred from Auckland Tennis.
Senior (19 and over at 30th April 2013 ) $200
Seniors playing interclub $220
Family (Max 2 adults and 3 Juniors) $490 (Post Xmas $390)
Veterans (Tues and Fri a.m. & Wed a.m. for Ladies) $170 (No Key) Or casual rate of $5per visit
Intermediate (17 -18 Years at 30th April 2013) $135 (Post Xmas $100)
Mid Week Ladies Affiliated (Wed a.m. only) $135 (Post Xmas $100)
Juniors (11 Years or under at 30th April 2013) $115 (Post Xmas $85)
Juniors (12 - 16 Years at 30th April 2013) $135 (Post Xmas $100)
A $10 early payment Discount applies if full payment received by 16th September 2012
Key Change Over.
The locks for both court and light access will be changed on Friday 31st August. Please ensure you return your old key to Dave Brook (Club Captain) or Maree Burgess (Ladies Club Captain).
(If you have lost your key, there will be a $10 charge for replacement).
To renew your subscription simply fill out a Membership Form. These are available from the clubrooms or by downloading from our website @ http://korutennis.co.nz
NB : If any of your contact details have changed, please ensure you update the information on the Form, return to us and then pay your subscription using internet banking.
Koru Tennis Bank Details: ASB, Pakuranga
Name: KORU (PAK) LAWN TENNIS CLUB
Account Number: 12-3056-0660482-00 - Please ensure you include a reference so that we can identify you .
If you do not have access to internet banking you can bring your cheque to the club rooms. The key changeover date will is 31st August so please have your old key with you (and a receipt for your payment of the 2012/2013 subs) in order to obtain a new key.
To qualify for the $10 early payment discount, please pay your subscription prior to 16 thSeptember . T his enables the Committee to plan for the season ahead with a true understanding of how many members we have on board.
A quick overview of events coming up:
Singles Club Champs - November 18th 2012
Doubles Club Champs – February 17th 2013
Mixed Club Champs – March 17th 2013
We’ve had our first committee meeting and 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 this season for what promises to be another great year for the club utilizing our new surfaces.