The snow might be falling on parts of the country but we at Koru, are getting ready for summer. We had some rain and a recent cold snap but we soldiered on and had great turn out for the Wednesday and the Saturday club days.
Our winter interclub team is battling on and Dick’s South Auckland Senior Tennis team finished in a very honourable second place.
The Prize Giving and the Koru Masterchef competition was a great evening. See below Steve receiving his award. .. more pictures at the club.
Chef Desrae won the cooking comp with her “traditional” maori-Italian dish…
Thank you for your efforts and the yummy desert. Pete and Manu from MKR will be in touch…
Vaughn surprised us all… you play tennis with a guy and you think you know him. This guy can actually cook! The show, the preparation, the flames, the yummy food… the first degree burns….perfect 10.
Thank you also for Nash and Rashmi. They were rushing on the day due to other commitments but promised us a great curry on a future function. We will remember your promise.
With this newsletter we would like to give everybody an overview of times, fixtures, fees and updates of things happening at Koru over the new season 2016/17. Please also keep an eye on the whiteboard in the kitchen and our website for upcoming events. Koru website: http://www.korutennis.co.nz/events-calendar.html
The new elected Committee met last month and we started putting together the plan of action for the next year.
Health and Safety
We acknowledge the importance of health and safety at the club and in light of the new regulations we will put together new policies and try to identify and avoid hazards. Please work with us in ensuring you and our tennis guests stay safe.
Any member of Koru, outside of the committee can help improve the club and our tennis experience. Please let us know if you can dedicate some time or effort to the club.
Here are a few key dates and notices that will also be posted on the Events Calendar page.
- Court key changeover - Wednesday 31st of August 2016
- Senior Opening day, start of the new season – Saturday 27th of August 2016
- Junior Opening Day and Registration – Saturday 3rd of September 2016 ….9AM
- Junior Session Start – Saturday 10th of September 2016 …8.30AM to 10AM
- Intermediate Session Start – Friday 9th of September 2016 … 6PM to 7:30PM
- Singles Club Champs Sunday 13th November 2016
- Doubles Club Champs Sunday 12th February 2017
- Mixed Club Champs Sunday 12th March 2017
- Club Christmas Function Lunch Sunday 4th December 2016 at 12pm
- The Famous Koru Potluck Dinner Wednesday 21st December 2016 at 7pm
- Fisher Cup/Cucksey Shield April 9th 2017 (TBC)
*Please check the Events Calendar as the above dates could change.
Saturday 20th of August at 10am.
All welcome to come and help before the season starts. See you there.
There will be jobs for everyone from spraying the courts to cleaning, maintenance of courts and club rooms.
Opening Day for new season: Saturday 27th August at 1pm BBQ provided.
Names are in and the entries will be submitted by Dean in the next few days.
The first rounds of interclub start early September. We expect to have the draws available and displayed at the clubroom on Saturday 27th August.
Juniors and Intermediate
Open day and registration Saturday 3rd September at 9am.
The Saturday morning session will be at the same time as last year:
8.30-10.00am starting Saturday 10th September.
The intermediate junior section will start on Friday 9th September 6:00-7:30pm.
Koru and our sponsors are supporting the coaching program for the next year and we would like the parents to give us more feedback on how successful the training is.
Please get in contact with us if you and your company, or the company you work for can be a sponsor to the club. Note that we are a registered charity and we have a number of sponsorship options to suit.
You have in Ann Campbell a new voice in the committee and we are looking forward to your suggestions and to find out what we can do to ensure you have a great tennis experience.
We would like to see more vets present at our social events and we would also welcome your input for future functions.
At the Annual General Meeting the subscriptions for the 2016/2017 season have been reviewed. Please check the new fees by clicking here.
A $10 EARLY PAYMENT DISCOUNT APPLIES IF PAID BY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016.
WE PREFER YOUR PAYMENT DIRECT via Internet Banking. See details by clicking here.
Key Change Over
The locks for both court and light access will be changed on Wednesday 31st August. Please ensure you return your old key to the Club Captain (Steve).
We will be moving to an electronic smart card system.
The new card will have programmed your court access as per your membership. Please ensure you take care of the card as a replacement will cost you $10. The same card will be programmed again next year…
Please let us know of any changes to e-mail address and phone number to ensure our information and newsletters get to you.
We look forward to seeing you again at the club this season for another great year of tennis.