Midweek Tennis

It looks like Alert Level 2 is here for a while. We are playing Midweek tennis as usual, but with the extra precautions of either using the QR code or signing in on entry, using the hand sanitiser and maintaining social distancing. Like before, if you are feeling unwell please stay home.

Our summer season will commence on Thursday 3 September (provided the weather is fine) with a fun tournament, spot prizes and pot luck lunch. Everyone is welcome, and you can bring a friend. During our summer season we will begin play at 9.30am each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Further details about events during the summer season will be posted soon.

Autumn Squash Interclub – call for entries

The squash interclub season is upon us, with the Autumn competition starting in late February – not to be confused with KTSC’s own in-house Innerclub competition which will run on Thursdays from 16 February through to 30 March.

Autumn interclub has two competitions: Mens on Tuesday nights beginning 28 February, and Women’s beginning 1 March. Both competitions will be played over 6 weeks with 4 teams per division (i.e. 3 home and away matches).

If you are interested in playing interclub please email KTSC Interclub Convenor Chris Hunt chris.tjen@xtra.co.nz. Entries close Friday 10 February. Interclub caters for all levels of ability, and we’ll do our best to place you in a team with others of a comparable standard. To be eligible, you must be a paid-up KTSC members, and have a Squash NZ grading. If you are interested but don’t have a grading, please let Chris know and he will provide instructions on how to obtain one.

Squash Innerclub – Autumn 2023

Our Autumn edition of Squash Innerclub starts on Thursday the 16th February and go through until Thursday 30th March. There will not be a game on Thursday 9 March as we will be hosting the first round of the Masters tournaments.

This is a social squash event that runs for 6 weeks on Thursday nights. You enter as an individual player, but we arrange everyone into teams – and each week you get to play someone of a similar level from another team. All games are held at the Khandallah courts, as this is an in-house competition.

This is a fun event, and is a great way to meet other players and get some regular games. We also open this up to non-members too, so if you have friends who would like to give squash a go for a few weeks then encourage them to enter too.

Entry fee is $10 for members and $30 for non-members.  Each week there’s a light supper and quiz. The final will be on Thursday 30th March. 

If you have any questions about Innerclub please email Jason at: alyhan@hotmail.co.nz

If you are keen to enter, complete this Google form 

https://forms.gle/uGnMN5dmXbJTq54X7

Also please let us know if you are willing to volunteer to be a team captain. It is an awesome role that allows you to get to know your team really well and help things run smoothly. And for your contribution you will be rewarded with a prize at the end of the series. 

 Entries close on Saturday 4th February.

Cheers

Tracy, Andrew, Richard &  Jason

Waitangi Day Parent & Child Fun Tennis Tournament

The popular Waitangi Day parent & child doubles tournament is back, on Waitangi Day, Monday 6 Feb, commencing at 10am.

Entry Fee: $15 per doubles pairing – with prizes to be won!

Format: ‘Parent’ & child round robin tournament with everyone playing at least 3 rounds. Draws will be dependent on player ability with different divisions. Pending entries, we will look to run a novice division (for juniors playing in the Tennis Hot Shots grade).

Scoring: First to seven games. Tie-breaker at 6 all. Sudden death on first deuce.

Eligibility: Child must be a junior member. Parent need not be a member. Note that parents can only be registered with one child.

Register HERE!

Social Tennis / Club days!

Club Day – Sundays 2-4pm

Juniors & Seniors welcome. 3 Courts available (Courts 1,2,3). 20 minute rotations.

Re-commences 15 January.

JuniorsFridays

3.30-5pm – Junior Community Play – designed for 5-10 year olds. Coaches available to help juniors learn to play tennis. Non-members welcome. Food available from 5pm, and bar open at 5pm.

5-6.30pm – Junior Club night – designed for 8-16 year olds, or interclub players. Coaches available.  

Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Re-commences Friday 3rd February.

Junior Tennis Community Play and Junior Club night

Our Junior Tennis Community Play and Junior Club nights commences this Friday 21st October from 3.30pm.

Community Play is from 3.30-5pm and is designed for children aged 5-10 years old learning to play tennis. It’s run by coaches and the cost is $5 per non-members (free for junior members). Racquets are provided. No registration necessary. Pizza or hotdogs and ice blocks available in clubhouse afterwards!

Junior Club night is from 5-6.30pm for interclub players, or those aged 8 – 17 years. Also run by coaches and free for all members ($5 non-members)! Food also provided in the club house afterwards. Parents & families all welcome to come for a drink in the bar which opens at 5pm. Bring your friends!

Squash Innerclub– Spring 2022

Our Spring edition of Squash Innerclub commences on Thursday the 20 October and go for 7 weeks. As usual the final night will switch from the Thursday to the Friday 2nd December.

This is a social squash event that runs for 7 weeks on Thursday nights. You enter as an individual player, but we arrange everyone into teams – and each week you get to play someone of a similar level from another team. All games are held at the Khandallah courts, as this is an in-house competition.

This is a fun event, and is a great way to meet other players and get some regular games. We also open this up to non-members too, so if you have friends who would like to give squash a go for a few weeks then encourage them to enter too.

Entry fee is $10 for members and $30 for non-members.  Please enter using the Survey Monkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PWH35KR

Each week there’s a light supper and quiz. The final will be on Friday 2 December. 

If you have any questions about Innerclub please email Jason at: alyhan@hotmail.co.nz

Entries close on Thursday 6 October 2022.

Cheers

Tracy, Andrew, Richard &  Jason
Innerclub Organisers

Senior/Midweek Interclub Tennis

The midweek interclub season generally follows the school terms ie we are expecting to begin the week beginning 17 October.  If you are interested in playing in a KTSC Midweek Interclub team (Ladies or Mixed)  this coming season, please complete the following form.  

Midweek Interclub Form

Midweek Ladies – Monday morning (starts 9.30 am) 
Midweek Mixed Grade – Friday morning (starts 9.30 am) 

Each week a team of four is fielded and players play three doubles matches (one with each of their team members).  Each match consists of one set, first to seven games with a tie-breaker at 6 all.  A mixed team must have at least one male and one female playing each week.  Generally teams have five members with everyone taking a turn to stand down and the cost of the competition and balls are shared by the team.  

We do our best to place everyone in a team, or if you have a group you wish to play with let us know.  Please don’t hesitate to email ktscmidweek@gmail.com or call Angela on 0274845884 if you have any questions.

Please complete the online form by 29th August.

KTSC Squash Club Champs 2022 – Enter Now!

Entries are now open on isquash for both Senior and Junior Squash club champs.  For those who do not have access to iSquash you can contact either Jeanne or Tracy.  Email addresses below.

Club champs will be held 15 – 17 September 2022.  C grade men may need to start on Wednesday night.

Entries to close Saturday 10th September 2022.

Entry is free.  Grading points free.

Prize giving will be at the conclusion Saturday 17th September 2022.  Followed by Curry night so bring your best curry dish.  For those who want to hang around the All Blacks will be playing Australia at 9pm.

For more information see isquash or contact Jeanne for senior club champs (jeanne.yells@hotmail.co.nz) and Tracy (shepherdfamily@outlook.co.nz) for junior club champs.