JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Welcome to another summer season of fun, coaching and competition at Pakuranga Tennis Club.
We have been providing tennis facilities to the surrounding community since January 1922 and in that time the club has grown from 26 members to its current membership of close to 450. This membership reflects the character of our community and our club has a wide range of ages and ethnicities. We hope you feel at home at our club and that this will be the start of a lifetime of tennis.
This short information sheet sets out what we have an offer this season. Please take the time to read it to make sure you get full value from our club for you and your children.
There are membership forms in the clubhouse. If they have run out just ask and we will get some more for you.
They can also be found on the club website.
Membership entitles your children to use the courts right up to 31st August 2024, and allows them to attend (at no extra charge) either a Saturday group coaching session (for ages 5 to 13)
OR the intermediate session (for ages 13 – 18) on Thursday afternoons.
A parent who is a member or Associate Member can get a key allowing them and their children access to the clubhouse and the night lights.
Coaching Sessions 2023/204
Saturdays Junior Coaching Sessions
During school term from Saturday, 14th October 2023 to Saturday, 6th April 2024, included in membership.
Time: 8.00am – 9.00am Age group: 5 – 7 years
Time: 9.00am – 10:15am Age group: 8 – 10 years
Time: 10:15am – 11:30am Age group: 11 – 13 years
Tuesdays Junior Interclub Competition Training
During school terms 4 and 1 during the interclub season.
Time: 4.30pm – 6.00pm Cost: included in the $40 annual interclub fee.
Thursday Beginner Junior Interclub Competition Training
During school terms 4 and 1 during the interclub season.
Time: 4:15pm – 5:15pm Cost: included in the $40 annual interclub fee.
Thursdays Intermediates Club Night
During school term from 19th October 2023 to 11th April 2024, included in the membership.
Time: 5:30pm – 7.00pm Age group: 13 – 18 years
In addition, it is possible to get private coaching lessons for your children.
The club enters about 16 interclub teams into the pre and post-Christmas competitions.
Interclub is played in teams of 4 boys or 4 girls and the teams are ranked according to age and ability.
Competition takes place on Saturdays from 8.30am until about 1.00pm or on Sundays from 9.00am until about 11.30am. You can choose which day you prefer to play. The club also offers interclub for beginners on Saturdays from 12.30pm.
Interclub is a great way to improve tennis ability and once your child has learnt the basics in the group Saturday sessions then you should seriously consider entering her or him in an interclub team.
There is an additional charge of $40 for the season for each interclub competition. This covers the cost to the club of balls, team entry fees, organisation by our junior interclub coordinator and the Tuesday or Thursday interclub training sessions. We also depend on parent help to transport the children to their venues, to help organise the team and to provide support and encouragement for all children involved.
A parent or caregiver must be present at all times. We encourage parents/caregivers to assist with Managing their child’s team.
Our Junior Convenor is Michelle Savusa (021 351 132).
Please contact Michelle if you think your child would be interested in playing interclub.
Junior members are entitled to use the courts at any time when there is not organised tennis. However, after 6pm senior players get preference and if the courts are full; junior players may be asked to sit off to allow senior players onto the courts. Some or all courts are likely to be unavailable for casual play as follows:
- Tuesday mornings (midweek ladies interclub)
- Tuesday afternoon 4.30pm-6.00pm (junior interclub training)
- Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm (senior social play, all courts)
- Wednesday afternoon until 4.30pm (veterans social play)
- Thursday mornings (midweek ladies social play)
- Thursday afternoons from 5.30pm until 7.00pm (intermediate club night)
- All day Saturday until 5.00pm September to April (junior coaching, and junior then senior interclub, all courts)
- Sunday mornings from 10.00am in the winter only (senior interclub)
- Sunday afternoons from 1.30pm until 4.30pm (senior social play, all courts)
From time-to-time tournaments and other events will take place so please check our newsletter or website for details.
Visit our ClubSpark page to book a court: https://clubspark.kiwi/PakurangaTennisClub
President - Jenny Richardson – 021 027 34905
Junior Convenor - Michelle Savusa - 021 351 132
Administrator - Cherie Liu – 09 534 1038 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you have any concerns or would like more information then please contact one of the above.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 12.30pm to 3pm
Saturday - 9.00am to 11.00am
Winter (April-August): Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - 12:30pm to 3pm
The office may be open at other times, but we will endeavour to always have it open for the hours given above.
Please refer to our regular Club Newsletter which will keep you updated on dates, times etc and general happenings around the club. If, for any reason, you are not receiving this newsletter please email the administrator as it is important to keep informed as to what is happening at the club.
Have a great season, and welcome to our Club!
** ATTENTION JUNIOR & INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS **
Junior Interclub begins in October and we are taking registrations now.
Please click on the following link to complete your entry. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1agHXNYkXT5FRvVj6UBgcY2f3xwxcwnnxxqOdLf_KmSM/edit
Registrations close 15 September 2023
The first half of the season starts 28 October 2023 and the second half is from 10 February 2024.
When you request to join a team, you make a commitment to play for the entire October – April season so please make a note on the form if you are available to play for part of the season.
A family member/caregiver must be available to stay with their child when playing Interclub and may be requested to assist to look after the team, balls & handbook on a rostered basis.
Saturdays 8:30am – Open Grades
Saturdays 12:30pm – Beginner Grades
Sundays 9:00am – Beginner, Open and Premier Grade
The following Grades are available and some age grades may be combined due to team entry numbers.
Premier Grade – Boys & Girls
Played Sunday mornings – players graded S8 and above (at the date of Team Entry)
Open Grades – Boys & Girls
Saturday mornings – 18, 16, 14, 12, 10 and under
Sunday mornings – 18, 16, 14, 12, 10 and under
Beginner Grades – Boys & Girls
Players who have played in two or more Beginner Competitions previously aren’t eligible to play in these grades again.
Saturday afternoons – 13, 12, 11, 10 and under
Sunday mornings – Due to smaller numbers these are often combined.
The coaches & I will select teams after registrations close and email the team lists, draws and coaching information in early October.
Tennis Auckland aims to publish draws on Match Hub around 17 October.
If you have questions please contact me directly via email; email@example.com , or phone, 021 351 132.
Junior Convenor - Pakuranga Tennis Club
021 351 132