Club Update - Feb 14
Mon, 14 Feb 2022 00:00
Kia ora members,
Nice to see the weather starting to clear after what was an extremely wet weekend.
The remainder of the week looks relatively dry until a possible third weekend in a row of wet weather :(
It goes without saying the headline news for this edition is the formal announcement that the resurfacing project has been completed and the courts are now open for play!
Thank you for your patience as we worked with our contractor to get them completed.
Enjoy the new courts, treat them and others using them with respect and have a great time!
Please let us know what you think of them!
Book your court here - https://clubspark.kiwi/miramartennisclub/Booking
The committee is ecstatic with the quality of the finish - Marko certainly does a fantastic job and is a court resurfacing expert.
We would also like to thank the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) who was a major funder of this project! This represents a big investment into our club where all are welcome.
Over many years the committee has been saving for this project. Thanks to the leadership and governance decisions made many years ago it set us up well to be in a position to undertake such an expensive project.
The court resurfacing project will cost close to $80,000 (so let's take care of them!)
The surface is “Synpave" which is a high performance acrylic with a fine layer of sand mixed through to provide grip. The courts will play slightly slower than we had previously but this also allows for longevity.
Quite simply these are the newest and best courts in Wellington and we are very proud of them!
Prem 1 Men were the only team to complete their tie over the weekend as they had the luxury of playing indoors.
The tennis was of extremely high standard with a number of the best players in New Zealand going head to head. Following his stand out win over Olly Sadler the week before MTC number one Daniel Hammond came up against highly ranked Connor Heap. Connor has presented as a near immovable force in the Prem 1 division so Dan had his work cut out going into it.
Dan competed to the end and displayed some silky left handed shots he’s known for but ultimately went down 6/2 6/3 to the clean hitting Heap. Although he lost on the day Dan was pretty happy this week after signing a scholarship to play college tennis in the states starting in August.
At the number two spot team captain Kyle Butters continued his unbeaten run dominating his opponent in a one sided affair 6/0 6/2. Kyle then teamed up with Aigars Mercs to win the bottom dubs in what ended in a lesson to learn for their junior opponents at the net.
The MTC continued to battle throughout the tie but fell just short in their match ups. The result ended up 4-2 down in what was a very entertaining tie for the supporters in the stands.
Good luck to Scots College who take on Huntley College on Thursday 17th Feb in their annual fixture. This is followed by their school coaching session so it will be a busy day for the Scots tennis programme at MTC.
Now the courts are ready to go, term 1 tennis can get back into full swing.
Coach Vojdan has many different coaching offerings for all ages from group to private lessons.
Niel Wong helps coordinate Social Tennis on Wednesday evenings. Please contact Neil at email@example.com
We welcome Native Hard Sparkling as the clubs newest sponsor!
A six pack will be given out weekly to the player of the week!
Native can be purchased from Liqourland Miramar or online here https://nativesparkling.nz/
Native creates responsible beverages for a better tomorrow. Made with real fruit, alcohol and sparkling water, Native is Aotearoa's first Hard Sparkling or what is becoming known as the first true alcoholic sparkling water. Native also supports NZ’s native species through conservation projects.
The next committee meeting takes place at the club and via zoom on Monday 21st from 7:30pm
Many hands make light work, so if you can spare an hour a week to help with an odd job here and there (such as taking the glass recycling home). We welcome anyone who can contribute a little time. By coming along you will not be assigned a big scary role, so don’t be afraid that by turning up equals lots of extra work.
There are lots of highly skilled people in the club so it would be great to have you along sharing your voice.
Covid 19 - CVC Mandate
As previously notified late last year, Miramar Tennis Club requires vaccination passes for the whole facility. Members and visitors to the club will require proof of COVID-19 vaccine to use the courts, and/or the club room facilities.
We acknowledge the possible impact this could have on some club members. Should you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a committee member to discuss.
The committee will review the Covid policy at each committee meeting and at each change in the traffic light system.