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Ladies night - Weds from 6.30pm
Mens beginners - Tues from 7pm
Club night - Thurs from 7pm 

Headline News

Club Renovations
Great news this week that the Lion Foundation have awarded us $9,200 to cover the cost of our new LED lighting to follow the council meeting the cost of the new ceilings and lighting throughout the rest of the complex. This is a substantial cost saving for the club and the committee are now contemplating redirecting some of the funds to a club room renovation.

The court upgrade will commence on 26th April with the builder keen to trial his design on court 4 in the first week before progressing to other courts over an envisaged 4 week period.
 
Ladies Superchamps training, Sats 9-11am from 24th April
Sam, Siri, Laura, Sophie & Catie are confirmed and there is scope for a further 3 players.
 
Winter interclub squads
The next league will commence on 3rd May after a fortnight's break and will span 9 weeks at an enrolment cost of $30. Draft squads are shown below and we are planning for 3 mens and 4 womens teams. Please correspond if either incorrectly included or excluded.
 
Livestreamed squash
Check under tournaments below for a link to the Herne Bay finals today in which Ernie will feature at about 2.40pm.
 
Membership renewals
About half of these have been received which is much appreciated. I'll be sending a reminder out on Tuesday to those members remaining unpaid, renewals this month will secure a one month discount.
 
Chelsea School squash programme
This week I ran a Chelsea school squash programme comprising 2 lessons delivered to years 3-6 kids and culminating in the inter-class champs played in the school hall. We unearthed a lot of talent with certain families now included in this e-mail distribution. Welcome to those families who we hope to get to meet soon.

Autumn Interclub final
round tomorrow

Another strong week of results for our interclub teams. M1 benefited from Brent Anderson's return to take 11 points and get within 8 points of the leaders. W1 had a good win to lie 3rd with a match against the leaders next week and two points to catch up on the league leaders M2 players all won to lead the table by a point with a big last game in prospect, M3 lacking their 2nd seed had a hard night against Howick losing 7/6. W2 lost 9/2 to EE but W3 trounced BB 9/1 to lead the table by 2 points and be one of probably 3 teams in contention for the pennant approaching the final round.
 
League positions;
  • M1: 3rd
  • M2:1st
  • M3:3rd
  • W1: 3rd
  • W2: 3rd
  • W3: 1st

DRAFT INTERCLUB SQUADS

Here are the draft squads;
W1: Sam (capt)/ Siri/ Laura/ Catie
W2: Sophie (capt)/ Daniella/ Kogi/ Darshana
W3: Janice (capt)/ Carmen/ Shahrane'e/ Emily
W4: Tracey (capt)/ Misty/ Elaine + Janine?
M1: Ernie (capt)/ Brent/ Miguel/ Geoff/ Zac
M2: Graham (capt)/ Chris/ Geoff M/ Matt M/ Hixy
M3:  Rhys (capt)/ Surya/ Laurie/ Alex/ Mark M + Mark L (reserve)

New members & grade improvements

Welcome to Darshana Govender who joins as an experienced female player who should slot nicely into one of the higher ladies interclub teams..

Congrats to Mark McComb who has reached E1 and Shahrane'e who makes E grade for the first time.

Tournaments

Devonport Masters May 6/8-  $30/ person (>35yo)
Belmont Ladies D/E/F May 14/16-  $25/ person
(Over 19yo, one game on Fri & 2 on Sat)
Panmure PSA Open May 14/16-  $40/ person
Auckland Open May 27/30-  $40/ person
Superchamps Aug 4/8 (gradings June 11)

Congrats to Ernie who has reached the Div 3 final at Herne Bay and Surya the Div 5 final. Ernie's final will be screened live at approx 2.40pm  and can be viewed here. Catie has made a great comeback to squash winning 3 of 4 matches to finish 2nd in her division. 

All local tournaments can be entered via i-squash here.

CLUB REFS EXAM

I received a prompt to retake this exam last week on my two year anniversary and would request that others in the same boat respond by renewing their qualification. Thanks..

Gear available

Catch me at the club if you'd like to check them out. 
  • Tecnifibre Carboflex 135g $190
  • Grips (incl re-gripping): $5
  • Single yellow ball: $7
New range of rackets arriving shortly, don't buy just yet!
I'm looking forward to watching our home teams battle for the pennants tomorrow, a day's holiday prog on Thursday and then the court renovations starting the following week, Quite a dynamic environment right now!. 

Cheers

Paul
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