Andrea Lee, Marie Karl, Tania Willis, Annie Dennehy (Captain) and Prue Farnworth. Other players during the season but unavailable for the photo were: Anna Sabiston, Jenny Evans, Michelle Gilbertson
Good Friday Memorial Tennis Tournament
Thanks to Jeanie and Tom, our kitchen is back in operation, regularly on Friday evening and for tournaments and other special occasions. As well as a staple menu of steak, sausages, fish and burgers, Jeanie intends to cook weekly specials. This Friday 7 April, she tells me that it's a Kiwi curry with rice. So head on down there; they're serving from 6pm onwards. Please contact Jeanie with your praise, comments. requests etc.
Thanks to our own Triviamaster extraordinaire Bethne Gardner, two good local causes are due for a boost by holding Quiz Nights at the Club. Please make a note of:
Thursday April 27th @ 7pm - a KIDZ NEED DADZ trust venture by Shayne Jeffares
Friday June 16th @ 7pm - in aid of sensory equipment for 'challenged' children at Fairhaven School
For more details contact Bethne on 843 4632 or 027 2610954 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HBLTS Tennis Club Championships will take place this year in the 10-day period Thursday 23 March to Saturday 1 April 2017. The rules for the Championships are below; please read them carefully before entering.
Carroll Haseltine will once again act as Tournament Controller. Thank you very much Carroll for volunteering to run the competition.
To enter, contact Carroll (836 7158, 021 208 9385) or Tony (021 773 683), email email@example.com, or add your names to the sheets that will be displayed on the Club notice board.
Although these are the Senior Club Championships, entries are welcome from Junior members who are good enough to compete, and of these we have many!
The more entries we have, the better event this will be for the whole club, so please do consider putting your name in. Each year, many players compete for the first time, and really enjoy taking an active part, win or lose.
Let’s make our Club Championship the spectacle that it deserves to be!
Congratulations to our Men's teams in Senior Tennis Interclub this season. We entered two teams in both Premier and Reserve grade and ended up winning both competitions. HBLT Premiers 1 were captained by Ra McFarland whereas Mark Mahoney captained HBLT Reserve 1. Thanks to Ra and Mark and also Allen Hokai and Tony Denton for stepping up to organise and lead our teams.
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Despite blustery conditions, 36 pairs battled it out on Saturday 29 October in the club's annual doubles tournament. 58 games were played between 9.00am and 4.30pm, the end time predicted by Club Captain Tony Denton in his opening speech! The credit for that, and our thanks are due to event controllers Peter Sutherland and Paul McAuley. Elaine and Javaan deserve special mention for serving food all day as do Ron Rench and John Maxwell for their sausage sizzle.
Thanks to all the participants, to our sponsor Langley Twigg Law, without whom we would not be able to give such generous prizes, and congratulations to the winners, namely:
Winners: Russell Broughton & Luke Donovan
Runners up: Zac Atkins & Andrew Shand
Plate: Allen Hokai & Shane Aitchison
Winners: Carole Rowsell & Louise Reynolds
Runners up: Victoria Kerrison & Stacey Skilton
Special Plate: Cathy Clarkson & Linda Brown
Plate: Helen Roper & Alison Timms
Consolation: Sophia Nash & Rileigh Knapp
Winners: Hamish Stewart & Mark Mahoney
Runners up: Ross McDonald & Thomas McDonald
Special Plate: Stephen Underhill & Mike Roberts
Plate: Greg Margerison & Tony Verry
Consolation: Tom Carey & Andrew Hooper
Winners: Joan Matherson & Marcia Mabey
Runners up: Mandy White & Annie Dennehy
Plate : Jane Davison & Kristen Nash
To Hawke's Bay Lawn Tennis Club
On behalf of the Rotorua Tennis club I would like to formally invite members of your club to travel through to Rotorua next year in order to try and w(rench) the Willy Stevens Challenge Trophy from our grasp. If that invitation is taken up then I will leave it up to Leona and Ron to work out the minor details as to when and how this challenge will take place.
This year our group of players travelled down to your club with a lot of tennis being played and meeting some great people. We appreciated the range of skill levels that was catered for and I can say that all our people enjoyed the weekend. Seeing the players out there on the tennis courts at your club with a brisk breeze blowing through allowed me to reflect back on the good times I had with our mutual friend Willy. I reiterate what I said to everyone on the day, thank you and your club for the hospitality shown to us when we were there and it would be great to see you up our way next year. And a special thanks to Ron and Leona for arranging the weekend.
Kind regards to you all.
President – Rotorua Tennis Club
If you are travelling the country or the world, take a snap of where you are and it will get published. Even better take it with a piece of Lawn Tennis apparel in the picture.
Marie Karl and former Lawn Tennis member Fiona Moody with the Davis cup in Worthing, UK.
On 19 October, we hosted the HB Primary and Intermediate Schools finals; a great way to promote HBLTS and its facilities.
It was also a great coup for us, and in particular our coach Simon Winter that all four singles finalists came from HBLTS.
The two finalists in the Primary School division were River Apatu and Charlie Nash
The two finalists in the Intermediate School division were also from HB Lawn: Luke Winter and Ben Hansen.
Congratulations to all juniors from HBLTS who took part, to their parents for their support, and a special word for River and Luke who took the prizes.
This is the challenge we have with Hawkes Bay Squash Raquets club on an annual basis. This year they hosted Lawn Tennis to three different activities of their choice at their club. They were squash in all grades plus some games of doubles, pool and darts. They declined our idea of tennis and petanque.
Unfortunately we lost the squash and pool and won the darts so the trophy ended up staying with them for the next 12 months. In a not so serious finale,The Lawn won a 8 player per team game of 10001 dart game with Tom “the Power” Carey nailing the final double 1 to claim the victory.
Next year it is our time to host with our choice of sports.
Mike and Robin handing Rick Nichol the trophy