Junior Interclub fun night this Friday 17th September

Junior Interclub fun night this Friday 17th September

Junior Interclub fun night this Friday 17th September

INTERCLUB fun play Friday 17th September

For all interclub players to have a hit with friends and meet new players.

4.30 – 5.30 for those in the age bands 10 + Under and 12 + Under.

5.30 – 6.30 for those in the age bands 14 + Under and Open.

This will also help us to finalise some of our teams, so we would love as many as possible to attend.

Club Open under Level 3

Club Open under Level 3

Club Open under Level 3

WTC will be open under strict conditions during level 3. It is essential that all members adhere to the conditions outlined in the email recently sent. If you have any concerns or issues please contact Graeme on 0276180055 in the first instance.
Good evening Club Members & parents of members,
we are thrilled to confirm that play at Waimairi can now occur in your bubble, while we are in level 3. Your Committee has been able to make this happen with the following conditions in place for all players.
NOTE: Access & use is based on the trust of members to adhere to our conditions. We have an on-line booking system set up, please read the guidelines below & click on the link to book. You cannot play if you haven’t booked!
PLAY SAFE guidelines for PLAYERS
Before you play
You must stay at home if you:
 
 
• Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
• Have been overseas or exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
• Have flu-like symptoms
• Or are in a high risk health category.
Attending tennis activities
• Use the gate code to enter courts
• Hand Sanitiser is available for your use inside the gate and must be used as you enter and leave the courts
• You cannot play if you have not booked a court in advance through our system: click here to book. You may make only 1 booking per day for a maximum of 1 hour with only courts 2, 4 and 6 available. (1,3,5 and 7 will be closed)
• At Alert Level 3, play is only permitted within your family bubble. Players should not arrange to meet anyone outside of their bubble. This means no coaching or social play between members who are not in the same bubble
• Only players should attend – no spectators. When the walkway is empty, gain access to your booked court
• Arrive and leave as close as possible to when you need to be do not congregate or stay at the courts after you have finished playing
• Take your own equipment, including balls. Do not share equipment with people outside of your bubble
• Shared areas like toilets, clubhouses, changing rooms and water fountains will be closed.
• Do not touch any fixtures at the club, including rails, nets or fences. Do not touch balls from other courts/bubbles. Suggest you mark your own balls! (kick or use racquets to return to others if need be)
• Be sure to keep 2 metres away from other people at all times.
 
ALL CONDITIONS MUST BE ADHERED TO IN ORDER FOR THE COURTS TO REMAIN AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS. COMMITTEE MEMBERS MAY VISIT FROM TIME TO TIME TO GAUGE COMPLIANCE.
IMPORTANT LINKS
 
You can find the updates for tennis activity at different alert levels here –
 
If you have any issues please do not hesitate to call me on the number below.
Many thanks
Graeme
Graeme Campbell
Club Manager
0276180055
New Season registrations are now open

New Season registrations are now open

New Season registrations are now open

Junior Membership Packages

New Senior Membership Packages

 

 

Junior Winter Coaching enrolments are open

Junior Winter Coaching enrolments are open

Junior Winter Coaching enrolments are open

 

Once again we will be running an extensive Winter coaching programme over Terms Two and Three 2021, details as follows:

Programme start: Monday 3rd May for 16 weeks, programme runs term time only.

 Red Ball programme: 4-6 year olds…45 min lessons…. Using modified equipment we bring the game to the level of the child in a fun, games based approach.

 Group sizes no more than 6….4 minimum.

 When: 3.45pm-4.30pm Mon or Weds or groups composed to accommodate schedules.

Cost: $185.00 for 16 weeks.

Orange/Green ball: 7 years plus…1 hour lessons… On the bigger court children in this programme are rapidly becoming able to hold a rally of three or more balls. Emphasis on playing the game in this stage in a fun learning environment.

 Group sizes no more than 6…minimum 4.

 When: 4.30-5.30pm, Mon or Weds (or groups composed to accommodate schedules).

 Cost: $220.00 for 16 weeks.

Interclub squads: Generally 8 years plus…1 hour sessions…programme for the player who has played Interclub Tennis and is seeking to hone their skills over the winter months. Emphasis on all aspects of the game, match-play component also.

 Group sizes no more than 6…4 minimum.

 When: Monday 4.30-5.30pm, 5.30-6.30pm, 6.30-7.30pm ,  Wednesday 4.30-5.30pm, 5.30-6.30pm, Friday 4.30-5.30pm (or groups composed of similar ability to accommodate schedules).

 Cost: $220.00 for 16 weeks.

 

Private coaching: available on request…we have a number of coaches who are available over the Winter for private coaching at various rates according to experience.

All private coaching by arrangement.

To enrol for any of the above programmes please email Stu, headcoach@wtc.co.nz or text

0212286772 with your day and time preference

All payment will be required before programme commences, electronic details as follows:

BNZ 02-0800-0150904-001

Enrolments close April 27th 2021. We look forward to your participation in this programme.

 

 

 

 

 

Simon reaches his hundredth win

Simon reaches his hundredth win

Simon reaches his hundredth win

Congratulations to our Premier Men’s player Simon Mooney on achieving his hundredth win in Premier Interclub recently.
“Moons” has had a long career in the sport, playing for a number of clubs along the road to his milestone and has represented every one of them with the same fierce competitive determination.
Waimairi is very proud of Simon’s achievement as I am sure those of you in the wider Tennis community are.
Well done Moons.
 
 

Road to the Hundred:

I grew up with a father who was a very well-known and accomplished tennis player and coach here in Canterbury so was never far away from a tennis court. I spent the junior years at Edgeware Tennis Club making my Senior Men’s (Premier) debut around the age of 13, although that was more out of necessity than down to my actual ability…

 

I was very fortunate throughout my junior career to work with some very experienced coaches including most of all my father, as well as spending a number of years training under the tutelage of Waimairi’s very own Stu Chalmers.

 

My junior career included winning every age group title for the Canterbury champs (both singles and doubles) from under 8’s through to 18’s, while going on to represent New Zealand at the under 14 World Youth Cup qualifying tournament played in Hong Kong, as well as the under 16’s International Club competition against Australia. At a senior level I was involved in two winning teams for Canterbury at the national teams events.

 

Playing tennis growing up was a wonderful opportunity to travel around spending most holidays playing tournaments and national events up and down the country, whilst making some great friends in the process. Added into this was a couple of seasons, firstly when I was 16 and then again at 21 years old, playing on the clay courts in Germany. This was another amazing experience and opportunity to challenge myself with my tennis, while gaining some fantastic life experiences which will stay with me forever.

 

Another aspect I always enjoyed about tennis was helping young kids develop their tennis skills and love for the game which I spent the best part of 10 years doing as a coach at both Edgeware and Elmwood Tennis Clubs.

 

While I always tried to stay loyal to any club I played for over the years, that loyalty has now been shared around a number of different clubs here in Canterbury, as well as a season spent playing Caro Bowl in Auckland. I was fortunate to be part of some successful teams winning the premier competition over 3-4 years for Fendalton (Burnside Park), with a couple more premier titles won playing for Elmwood. I also spent a couple of seasons playing with Canterbury Country and Hagley just to throw some more clubs into the mix.

I stopped playing competitive tennis by the age of 30 having started a career with the New Zealand Police and family commitments, by which time I was aware I had racked up somewhere in the vicinity of 90 singles wins in the Premier competition.

 

After a couple of seasons making an attempted comeback (that had about as much success as Michael Jordan taking up baseball…) with my eldest son Angus now in his second season of interclub at Waimairi I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to play premier tennis again this season, which culminated on Saturday in ticking off my 100th singles win in Canterbury Premier tennis competition during our semi final loss to Cashmere.

 

I have really appreciated the great support of the Waimairi Club in helping me with that achievement and here’s to a few more wins getting added to that list when we take back the title next season.

 

 

Moon’s