Coffee Time at the club!!

Its been coffee  time at the club recently with the appearance of the Plunge Cafe mobile coffee van operated by Sue Ward and Nick Bray. Saturday mornings are very busy at the the club as our Junior programme has its biggest coaching day and the addition of the coffee van has added a nice vibe to the place. Big thanks to Sue and Nick for their efforts and if the van makes another appearance make sure you sample one of their coffees !!

Life members function Sunday 17th November

Sunday November 17th, the club held a special function for our Life members in honour of their commitment and dedication to the club.

As part of the function Adam Gard’ner, Senior coach, gave an overview of the Junior programme with particular emphasis on the graduated system of development for young players based on court size and ball type. The group were then entertained by our four scholarship girls, Vera Goesmann, Lily Bray, Michal and Holly Matson playing a set of doubles.Club President Lloyd Russell said the event was ..”thoroughly enjoyed by all those that attended”


20131117_160027A current List of Life members at the club, some of whom are pictured, are as follows:


Bob Pratley (Deceased)
Brenda Nuttall
Crawford Liddell
Des Brading
Gillian Shirley
James Seales
Kevin Ashton
Lloyd Russell
Malcolm Millar
Mark Barnes
Meg Davidson
Phil Gass
Richard Bell


Thursday morning Summer comp to start soon

Waimairi Tennis Club

2013 Summer Competition


The summer competition at Waimairi Tennis Club is a great way to meet old and new friends, stay fit, and have FUN in a relaxed and friendly environment!


Day:    Thursday.
Time: 9:30-11:30am.
Price: $7.50 per player per week (Waimairi Tennis Club members);  $10 per player per week (non members).

Minimum 12 and maximum 24 players per week.


Other details: Each week will consist of three rounds of fun doubles/mixed doubles/mixed mixed doubles.  Some singles matches may be played if numbers require.
New or near new balls provided.
Prizes each week.

Plunger coffee and tea provided at the end of play every alternate week.


Simply confirm your participation individually, and partners and matches will be organized on the day.
Players can register for the entire competition, or week by week.
Results are not carried over from week to week – i.e. each week is a ‘new event’.


Note: The competition will run from Thursday 31st October to Thursday 12th December.


For more information or to register please contact:

Adam Gard’ner – Waimairi Tennis Club Senior Coach

M: 027 3333 745


More First Aiders at club

More First Aiders at club

6 coaches from the club attended the Red Cross Essential First aid course today. Eight hours of first aid instruction was presented in a fun and interesting manner by our instructor Rick.We now have at least eight of our coaches registered as First Aiders.

Senior Opening Day-Sept 14th 2013

Senior Opening Day-Sept 14th 2013

2013-09-14 14.02.34After a hugely successful morning with the Juniors it was the turn of the Senior section to celebrate the opening of the season. The afternoon saw a mix of Senior and Junior players playing a number of rounds of doubles before the official opening from Patron, Des Brading(pictured). Full courts meant plenty of time for those not playing to catch up with friends.

Des was also on hand to present the trophies to the winners of the club champs from earlier in the year.2013-09-14 15.16.31

Mark Barnes, board member of CTI, gave us an update on the state of Wilding Park and some insights into the general activities of tennis in Canterbury.

The day wound up with the traditional barbecue and beverages, a primer for the big test later that night. A big thanks to all those that attended for helping make such a positive start to the new season.

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