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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

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Free beginner adult coaching - now fully subscribed
This gets underway on Saturday 11th June with 27 participants and I look forward to coaching alongside Tarun and Catie and recruiting more members for the club.

Superchamps update
Graham, Ernie and myself met to discuss potential teams yesterday and I now need to catch up with a few prospective players before providing a further bulletin.

Masters team for winter league commencing 15th Jun
For the first time in about 3 years we have lodged a team in a Squash Auckland league being the 10 week Winter module. Players have to be 40yo this year and the league will be played on Wednesdays with all teams congregating at one venue each week with the host club providing food. Three player format. Our current squad is Lee/ Andrew/ Neil/ Janine/ Eric and myself and if you're D or E grade and keen to be added please let me know asap

Club Renovations
Some good progress this week and the end is in sight which will be the carpet laying hopefully in mid-June

The below photos reveal the wall and windows painting underway with Graham and Ernie poised to tackle the ceiling and windows second coat on Sunday. This leaves the rough wall outlined below as a remaining mini project; might some group within the club volunteer to tackle it to ease the load on the current maintenance crew? I'd estimate that there would be a couple of hours for each of 2 coats. Graham could meet enthusiastic volunteers at the courts on Sunday and provide materials. RSVP or contact Graham on 027 484 3540 if able to help.

Interclub News

MENS TEAMS PULL AHEAD
M1: Now placed in the top 4 after a convincing 10/3 win vs Belmont with skipper Martyn on a run of 3 consecutive wins.
M2: Bye this week which led to a Tuesday team practice session. Have dropped to second but the league leaders have yet to have their bye so good chance of finishing top of the league.
M3 (Graham): Another convincing 10/7 win vs Royal Oak to move to second. Gets interesting now as the top team has their bye next week and then play our team in the last round.
M4 (Rowan): At the half way stage this team looked doomed but sets secured by Lee & Rowan counted in the final analysis as Andrew and Nico won their contests to bring it home.
M5 (Eric): Three players won sets but none a match so a 12/3 loss to Royal Oak. With the bye to play next week our Start Ups team looks like picking up the wooden spoon.
W1: Got a team on the park but our #'s 1 & 2 were well outranked leaving Sophie to (deservedly after previous rounds) pull a match back for a 3/7 result.
W2 (Shahrane'e) vs W3 (Misty): This contest didn't quite eventuate with W3 defaulting one of the 3 matches and with a 3/0 result each way Shahranee's team won 6/3. The two teams are now tied in 4th equal but W2 appear best placed with the prospect of reconvening their previously defaulted Henderson fixture.

New members & grade improvements

Some unfortunate implications from our grade improvements this week. Hixy deservedly pushed up to "C" grade after two recent wins against C2's thus disqualifying himself from our D grade Superchamps team. And Andrew did likewise to our E grade team in moving to D grade after gaining 100 points in an encounter with a player on considerably more points.

Tournaments

Junior Interclub  Draw 2 June 12/19 4 matches, $30/ draw
Royal Oak Open 9/11 June  $40
Shepherds Park A2 & below 1/3 July, $35
Superchamps 26/31 July, poster below
Register for tournaments via i squash here,

Gear available

Going to place a further order shortly. The Ali Farag rackets won't put you wrong though and the cheaper rackets are fine to get parents into the sport.

  • 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) OUT OF STOCK
  • 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
There's a lot of maintenance work underway currently, Investigations have commenced into the unpleasant smell at the end of the downstairs corridor, the broken office door leading to the tennis courts has been reported, new ventilation fans will be installed shortly and the lounge heat pump should be in place by the end of next week. We had a significant leak on court 1 during today's downpour which shouldn't have occurred. If you happen to come across a leak in any part of the complex I'd welcome photos to provide to council as evidence.

Wishing you all the best for an enjoyable long weekend, no matter the weather!

No interclub this coming week.

Cheers

Paul
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