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Regular FREE club nights

Ladies night - Weds from 6.30pm
Emerging Mens night - Tues from 7pm
Junior club night - Thurs 6-7pm - parents welcome
Club night - Thurs from 7pm

Headline News

Free beginner adult coaching
I've just heard that Squash Auckland have received confirmation that Auckland Unlimited will fund 6 hours of free adult group beginner (>20yo) coaching over 4 lessons in June. This is a great opportunity to attract new players to the sport but if you have not benefitted from a previous course, are relatively new to the club and E2 or below let me know and we'll try to squeeze you in. This opportunity will also be advertised on social media shortly both by ourselves and Squash Auckland. Likely to be weekend sessions.

On Line leagues
We've had a good lift in our on line league participants which has seen the addition of an additional league. Welcome to Rowan, James, Leo, Morne, Nic, Eric & Amir. Here are the draws for our Winter 1 leagues with 4 matches per player over the next 5 weeks;
  • Div 1: Nico, Guido, Surya, Hixy, Daniel
  • Div 2: Paul, Graham, James, Leo, Nico
  • Div 3: Neil, Janine, Rowan, Eric, Misty
  • Div 4: Minja, Ross, Morne, Roy & Amir
Club Renovations
These are now seriously underway following two do-up days with Graham leading the charge. I've been liaising with council and am delighted to report that at the third time of asking we have been allocated $3K to fund a heat pump and they will also fund carpets for one or both of the table tennis and club room areas.

Regrettably, I have been sideswiped by COVID so cannot make the intended do up day this Sunday so with no other volunteers and Graham unavailable the following timetable has been pushed out a week.
  • May 15 - Graham co-ordinating prepping of walls DONE
  • May 22 - abandoned
  • May 29 - Paul & Graham, complete prepping, joinery painting
  • June 6 - Graham & Paul, wall & ceiling painting
  • June 7-11 - Carpet laying
Neither Graham or I are fashion designers so would love someone to offer some colour advice. Otherwise you risk being subjected to my go to colour, Resenes Karen Walker buttery yellow, alongside a neutral carpet. You have been warned!

Interclub News

TUES TEAMS STILL LEASDING THE WAY
Good wins for both our top mens teams. M2 beat BB 9/7 to remain top of the table and M1 beat league leaders Kumeu 10/5 to reveal their true colours. Helen gallantly stepped in for a second week to help out W1 taking a game in a 9/3 defeat. Noteworthy, Sophie battled hard in a 5 set loss (15/13 last game).

Of our Monday teams M3 skippered by Graham headed to Te Kawhata and won 9/3 and M4 (Eric) took out familiar rivals Henderson 12/3 to lift to 3rd in the table. Mixed fortunes for the ladies with W3 (Misty) beating Warkworth 9/0 and W2 (Shahrane'e) defaulting to Henderson 9/0. A mixture of reasons has left our ladies short of players and we'd love to hear from prospective players.

New members & grade improvements

I've not been around so not much chance of new members and I'm not aware of any recent grade improvements..

Tournaments


Browns Bay PSA tournament  27-29th May $40
Junior Interclub Draw 1 22/29 May Draw 2 June 12/19 4 matches, $30/ draw
Superchamps 26/31 July, poster below and more details shortly
Register for tournaments via i squash here,

Gear available

I'm a bit light of gear following recent sales so get in quick if you don't want to wait. The El Tayeb racket is my favourite but the stronger guys have the option of alternative Ali Farag rackets with a heavier head for additional power.

  • Dunlop Hyperfibre XT Revelation Pro 128g (Ali Farag) $150 (Head heavy) x 1
  • Dunlop Sonic Core Revelation Pro 128g (Ali Farag 2022) $180 (Head heavy) x 1
  • Dunlop Sonic Core Revelation premium graphite 125g (Nour El Tayeb) $180 x 1
  • Dunlop Blackstorm graphite 135g (great intermediate or junior racket) OUT OF STOCK
  • Dunlop Tempo 155g $125 (for Mum or Dad) x 2
  • Tacky overgrip (incl re-gripping): $5 / thick grip $10
  • Single or double dot yellow ball: $7
All being well I emerge from isolation on Weds and look forward to seeing you on Thursday night.

Cheers

Paul
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