Club News & Upcoming Events
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Since time immemorial there has been a tradition at Hagley for players to gather socially anytime between 1:30-4:00pm on Tuesday afternoons. This tends to be suitable for older retired players (who enjoy our gentle lawn surfaces) young parents who may have played tennis 'before kids' and now seek exercise and non-judgmental companionship in attractive outdoor surroundings. Skilled players looking for hard competitive games would need to be tolerant of weaker players or stay away on that afternoon.
In order to promote and grow this opportunity the committee have resolved that there shall be no green fees collected from people playing in this group throughout the month of March (actually for five weeks from 28-Feb to 28-Mar). That means any members wishing to introduce a friend or college can do so freely and any non-members who wish to play on their own initiative will also be welcomed freely.
We hope that non-members will take advantage of this and that members will support this promotion by attending themselves and by inviting friends.
Anton Coberger has kindly agreed to be the clubs informal contact point for this playing session and may be contacted at home on ph 355 7929.
Hagley Park Tennis Club hosted the TennisNZ National Seniors Tournament in late January. There were many comments received complimenting the club on the standard of the grass courts. One such received as a letter is given below.
Greetings, I recently played in the above event at your Club and wanted to pass on a big THANK YOU to the person/persons that were responsible for preparing the grass courts for this event. The last time I played a tournament on natural grass was at Wilding Park in 1966.
And so this was a very special tournament to be able to play all of our matches on grass at your Club was both a pleasure and a privilege. I am well aware that to get grass courts to this standard takes considerable planning, expense, hard work, and long hours.
To all involved in bringing this about I can’t thank you enough for this wonderful experience. My doubles partner George Taylor who plays in many senior and masters events said this was his favourite, and the grass contributed to that.
I also want to thank the team that catered for our needs with food and refreshment. You certainly did this very well and this too contributed to our enjoyment.
If I lived in CHCH I would certainly be a member at your Club…………………….well done and thanks for the memories.
Kevin Wilson (Wellington) .
X-Mas Holiday Programme
Morning Session : 9-12 ($30)
Afternoon Session : 1-3 ($25)
Book as many sessions as you wish. Join the pre Xmas fun.
Contact Mark Belcher on 0274986363 / firstname.lastname@example.org
"HAGLEY LAWN SUMMER LEAGUE" has been moved to Thursdays and begins November 3rd at 6pm. Several mixed teams are ready to go but we have space for up to 4 more players to be placed in teams. Members pay just $5 per week which covers competition balls, prizes on the last day before Xmas break. Drinks and Bbq after play. - for further details and registrations call Mark Belcher 0274986363 email@example.comHOT SHOTS will begin Saturday October 15th at 9am. This is a great way to get young children involved in tennis (suitable for ages 5-10) special balls and courts are used to assist progress
2016/17 Season Lawn Opening Day
Saturday the 8th October, starting 1:30pm with afternoon tea at 3:30pm and an opportunity to hear and discuss news about the club (eg: hotshots, cobblestones, website and much more).
We now have a good stock of hotshots equipment purchased and will use this opening day as an unofficial hotshots community play experiment, so children are included in this invitation (for play and fun games) and I’m sure we will manage to entertain them effectively enough that the parents can get free to have some adult play.
Please note that the open day means visitors are to be encouraged and there will be no green fees collected. Please take this opportunity to invite friends and colleges to come and enjoy with us. Naturally we would love to meet prospective new members but that is not the main reason. Let’s have some fun with friends first and look forward to the broader word of mouth promotion that we should as a result. So, I would encourage you to forward this email to anyone who you think may be interested in this one-off day.
NEW COBBLES ARE IN - Message from Club President Tim Preston 2/Oct/2016
Thanks to Chris Glasson's leadership, Adam Pollard's immense generosity (Morgan Pollard Landscaping) and massive efforts from club volunteers we now have a beautiful area of paving ready for seating, tables and social occasions.
There are quite a lot of small leftover messes to sweep and pickup - if anyone can help it would be great - Dave Saunders will have a busy week this week getting ready for open day, so if would be great to find a couple of folk willing to give an hour or two to help with the cleanup.
There are two areas where the bikestands are now, which will be covered in astrograss once we get the astrograss supply which we expect. The smallish sheet of astrograss which is there presently, is only temporary.
Huge thanks to the volunteers - role of honour:
Chris Glasson, Christine Yap, Bryce Thomson, Matt Sunderland, David Corlett, Mark / Kenta, Rod Syme, Peter Heffernan, Milo Krujl, Peter Garbett, Anton Coberger / Ros Preston / Fabi Preston (kitchen), Ashleigh Leonard, Stella HoeperHAGLEY PARK TENNIS "WALK OF FAME" Immortalise yourself, your family or business while helping beautify the club. We are about to provide an outdoor area at the club for members and visitors to enjoy. This will be a great addition giving everyone the chance to relax and socialize outside, bringing people together making us an even friendlier and social club than ever before. Book your cobblestone NOW. Examples "Jim & Sarah Brown" " Kate Michelle & Brian Taylor" " Smiths Accountants" Your cobble will be sand blasted and be part of the outdoor area.. $40 for members , ex members and families and $50 for companies and businesses. To book your place in the "WALK of FAME" contact Mark Belcher on 0274986363 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tim Preston on 0276414301 email@example.comJUNIOR OPEN DAYS- Saturday September 19-17 from 9am...HOT SHOTS for children as young as 3 years old. up to interclub players from 10am Call Mark Belcher 0274986363 firstname.lastname@example.orgTWILIGHT SOCIAL TENNIS- kicks off October 26th 6-8pm. ALL levels are welcome so come and have a game, you DON'T need to be a good player ! *BALLS PROVIDED *GAMES ^PRIZES Sponsored by Trevinos Bar & Restaurant. For details call Mark 0274986363 email@example.com
EASI TENNIS- coaching for beginner/intermediate players wanting learn how to play or improve on existing skills. Begins SEPTEMBER 8TH from 6-7:30pm Cost is $18 per week Call Mark 0274986363 firstname.lastname@example.orgHOT SHOTS comes to Hagley Park- this is for children aged 3-10 and uses special balls and courts.
*Mark Belcher 0274986363 email@example.com
- Opening Days Saturday's September 10-17 from 9am , 10am for interclub players.
- HOLIDAY PROGRAM- September 26-29 and October 3-6 sessions from 9-12 noon.
- Hot Shots- each Saturday from 9am when school goes back for term 4.
- ASK about after school coaching