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Khandallah Junior Tennis News

Newsletter # 3 - Merry Christmas !


Hi everyone.  My goodness, the pre-Christmas interclub season has shot by!  Our teams overall have enjoyed considerable success and everyone has been loving the warm and sunny weather.  There are a few courts that have been tricky to play at because of wind on some days but all in all the term has gone very well.  Our Juniors have also continued to perform strongly at tournaments and we had a number take part recently when Wellington defeated Hutt Valley to take out the Bob Brown Cup.

Friday Club nights have been well attended and it was great to have such a strong turnout from all Club members at the final bash of the year last Friday. More on these stories and others below.  

Many thanks to our Interclub team managers, to the Junior Committee members and to all our parents for making this term so successful. Have a great Christmas and holiday break – I look forward to seeing you on court in January.

Regards, Chris

Key Dates

  • Post Xmas Interclub starts - 8th / 9th Feb 2014 - thru to 22/23 Mar with 29 / 30 Mar reserve 
     
  • Note: There will not be any interclub played on 7th March due to the Renouf Centre being booked for another event

Interclub Team Shirts

We're pleased to announce that we have secured a grant to purchase team shirts for all junior interclub teams. The shirts will be available for the start of the post xmas interclub season.

The team shirts are a great addition which will bring a professional look to all our teams. The shirts are owned by the club and will be collected at the end of the season. All juniors playing interclub matches must wear the team shirts when playing.

Team managers will shortly be in touch to work through sizing
 

KSTC Junior Tennis Interclub Team – pre-Xmas standings 

All Khandallah teams performed well with 10 of the 21 teams finishing 3rd or better in their league. Congratulations to the two girls teams who won their league:
  • Girls A grade (Erakovic) – Anna Tribe, Sarah Ward, Krista Lazou, Grace Seeman, Lauren Eagleson – who have applied to be promoted to Regional level after Xmas. 
  • Girls D grade (Fanning) - Sarah Gard, Emma Jo Pye, Rhianna Nixon, Caitlin Rennie, Emma Nixon – who just pipped another Khandallah team Perry.
Well done to the 5 teams who finished second:
  • Girls teams – Nunneley (Regional 2),  Perry (D grade), Williams (Novice)
  • Boys teams – Statham (D grade), Fairlie (Novice)
Come on boys teams – lets see a few more of you pushing for honours after Xmas!

Interclub Match Report

3 wins in 4 days sees Khandallah Erakovic take

Wellington Girls A grade title – just!
 

Khandallah Erakovic, A Grade girls team, played three matches in four days to finish off a great interclub season. Sarah Ward, Grace Seemann, Krista Lazou, Lauren Eagleson and Anna Tribe gave their all to successfully finish the pre-Christmas season as champions, finishing level on points with Karori but winning the title by virtue of beating the Karori team when the two met earlier in the season....  

Ivy Mclean wins in Australia

One of our top junior girls - Ivy Mclean has had a fantastic year which recently culminated in her selection for the NZ U12 Girls team.

Last week Ivy and NZ team travelled to Melbourne to compete in the Australian Teams Championship. And compete they did - winning the 12U Australian Teams Championship for 2013 in an extraordinary 3 sets ! Fantastic effort Ivy ! 
 
Have your children played in any tournaments recently ? They are a great way to improve all aspects of your tennis - and a great school holiday activity. All have age group events. Here's a list of the upcoming tournaments in the region:

 

  • 27-31 Dec: TARANAKI OPEN (Junior & Senior) Factsheet & Entry Form 

  • 4-8 Jan: 2014 THUMP SPORT TAWA JUNIOR OPEN Factsheet & Entry Form

  • 14-17 Jan: 2014 MANAWATU JUNIOR SUMMER OPEN

  • 18-21 Jan: 2014 NAKI RACQUETS TARANAKI JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

  • 22 25 Jan 2014: STIRLING SPORTS KAPITI JUNIOR OPEN

Details (dates, fact sheets, and entry details) for all tournaments are listed on the Tennis Central...

Bob Brown Rose Cup

Bob Brown Rose Cup
The Wellington Juniors had an impressive win over their Lower Hutt counterparts in the Bob Brown Cup on Sunday 1 December. It was a beautiful day for tennis, albeit a little windy, which was a contrast to last year when the tournament was rained off!  The Wellington team featured a number of Khandallah Juniors...
Seasons Greetings from Trans-Tasman Tennis! Thank you for all your support this year! We have had a very successful Term with the introduction of the Tennis Hot Shots programme and the ITN grading system. Our new coaches Matthieu and Jakim have been a great international addition to our team and will continue in Term 1 2014.

We are now winding down for Christmas, but we have a range of coaches available for private lessons between now and the end of January. We are offering a special rate for all private lessons when more than one lesson is booked.

**Special on Private lessons 23 Dec 2013 - 31 Jan 2014: Book and attend more than one lesson and receive a 25% discount**

We also have a range of Holiday Camps available during January, which suit all ages and abilities. Check out our website for more information: www.transtasmantennis.co.nz, or feel free to contact us on 479 1386. 

All the best over the festive season, from the TTT Team

Inspirational Corner

Don't forget to tune in and see some great tennis players in action over the New Year break. Here's a chance for our budding juniors to see some top 20 players in action in New Zealand... 
  • Don't miss the Women's ASB Classic which starts on the 30th Dec and runs through to the 4th Jan. As well as Venus Williams and Ana Ivanovic, NZ hero Marina Erakovic will be in action.
  • The Men's Heineken Open runs from the 6th - 11th Jan and has one of the most highly anticipated fields in recent memory... joining the already announced world number 3,  David Ferrer, Tommy Haas (12), John Isner(14), Kevin Anderson (20) and Gael Monfils (31); will be Tommy Robredo (18), Philipp Kohlschreiber (22), Benoit Paire (26) and a thrilling wildcard entry in the form of Marcos Baghdatis (87). 
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