Free Red ball session, September 14th

Free Red ball session, September 14th

This Saturday 14th September, Waimairi Tennis Club in Watford Street, Strowan, will be holding a free Red Ball coaching session for 4-8 yr olds from 8.45-9.30am.
Using modified equipment and a smaller playing area, Red Ball is the perfect introduction to Tennis for young children.
As well as the free session, any child signing up to the Red ball programme on Saturday will receive a free club cap as part of their registration.
The session is drop-in, no need to register.

 

 

 

Parent and Child event

Parent and Child event

This Saturday 14th September, we will celebrate the start of our Junior season with a Parent child event from 9.30-11.00am at the club. Open to all levels of players, from Red-ball through to Interclub, this very informal drop-in event has proven popular in the past.
Spot prizes ,sausage sizzle and plenty of laughter on offer.

 

 

 

 

Love Tennis Weekend 7-8th September 2019

Love Tennis Weekend 7-8th September 2019

It looks like being a big weekend and we’ve got the racquets to prove it!
Head along to the club this Saturday or Sunday from 1-4pm. As part of a Regional initiative to promote Tennis, we will showcase all that the club has to offer both Junior and Senior players. Hotshots activities throughout the afternoon will run alongside coaching activities for Adults and Junior Interclub players…games, competitions and giveaways are all part of the plan.

See you there.

 

 

New journey for young Waimairians

New journey for young Waimairians

It’s been a big couple of months for Lily Bray, Bailee Wilson(pictured alongside father, Glenn) and Kurt Feneon as they prepare for life as a college athlete in the US.

Covering the spectrum of sports, Lily has earned a scholarship to University of Houston for Football, Bailee to McKendree University in Illinois for Tennis, and Kurt to Christian Brothers University in Memphis for Basketball.

These three follow a long line of past and present members or associates of the club who have lived the College dream, Joe Bray ( Lily’s brother) James Spence, Michal Matson, Holly Matson, Dylan Heap, Maddison Aubrey, Matt Woolman to name a few.

A fantastic but at times tough experience for young athletes, the pathway to US college scholarships is being kept open for New Zealanders by the quality of people such as Lily, Bailee and Kurt that these Universities are recruiting.

We hope Lily, Bailee and Kurt have the very best of times in the US.

 

 

 

 

Do you Love Tennis?

Do you Love Tennis?

It’s Love Tennis weekend on Saturday/Sunday 7-8th September at the club from 1-4pm on each day. As part of a Regional initiative to promote Tennis, we will showcase all that the club has to offer both Junior and Senior players. Hotshots activities throughout the afternoon will run alongside coaching activities for Adults and Junior Interclub players…games, competitions and giveaways are all part of the plan.

Come along, bring a friend or better still bring two! See you there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waimairi wins awards

Waimairi wins awards

 

Well…we did it again. At the recent Tennis Canterbury regional awards Waimairi has been awarded the Club of the Year for 2019 and Megan Bruynel, our Club administrator was awarded the administrator of the year.
For Megan , this is due recognition for the tremendous amount of work she has put in to the club not only over the last season but over the 10 years she has been in the role.
At club level,I want to pay tribute to my coaching team for navigating their way through our major court reconstruction, operating over 4 different venues, condensing a 7 court programme into 3 courts at St Pauls and still managing to deliver a quality programme which saw our numbers increase from the previous season. We are lucky to have such a motivated and dedicated group of young coaches.
Let’s not forget also the success of our Premier teams, documented I know but still contributing to the feel good vibe that has been present around the club since works completion in September last year.
Finally, let’s not overlook the work of our volunteer committee who are continually looking for ways to improve the club experience of our members both Junior and Senior.
A fine effort all round I think you’ll agree.

Stu Chalmers
Head Coach