Wanaka Squash Club Newsletter August 2016

Ladies Coaching:  NO coaching this Sunday night or for the next few weeks. This has been going well but will take a break, and will resume later in the season if there is still good interest.

Table Tennis: 3 people have paid to use the table tennis table on occasion for the next few months. They will avoid busy squash times. Be friendly and say hello. It will be very important for our fundraising for a new building that we are more than just a squash club, so we are keen to promote this sort of other activity.

Nick Mita is taking coaching sessions all afternoon and evening on Thursday 11th August. He is a top level NZ coach and these sessions are now all booked up. However he will hopefully be coming back every 6 weeks, so if you are interested to see what it’s all about and put your name down for next time- come down and watch and be part of it. Guaranteed you will learn a lot just watching.

Wanaka Squash Club Shirts/Hoodies etc:  Some very smart gear has been designed and we are now taking orders. Contact Pip for more info 0274331580

Business House will start on Wednesday nights after top club finishes, probably starting Wed  17th August. Anyone can play but there is an emphasis on introducing people to squash, and on the social aspect. The bar will be open and staffed. May still be room for an extra team or two if you want to put in a team of work mates or non work mates who want to try it out.  Contact Jeff Limmer 0274977476

Next Club League: Next round of club league games will start Mon 22nd/Tues 23rd Aug. Put your name down on the board in the hall in the club, or text Keith 0210695884.  This will be best of five games, same format as current league though likely to be teams of 5, but only 4 to play each night so there is always one reserve, as reserves have been hard to find lately.   If you don’t want to commit to every week, then put your name down as ‘reserve’.

Congratulations to Mens D team and Womens C team who have qualified for the Nationals.

Online booking system- we are hoping to bring this to you shortly, the old book will then disappear and you will need a cell phone or computer to make a booking.

Club Championships: Will be week of 12-17 September. We encourage everyone in the club to enter- the draw will be in blocks of 8 according to grade so everyone can be a winner, and everyone gets three games. Most games during the weekday evenings, with finals night at the end of the week. Put your name on the board in the hall.

Bar:  Reminder, please use your eftpos card rather than cash for the bar, we are trying to eliminate cash handling for security reasons.  It takes a few extra seconds but it is worth it.

Lost Property:  This piles up amazingly fast. There is a big cardboard box with lost property in it, this will go to Wastebusters at the end of every month, so check it for gear you may not even know you have lost (especially if you have kids!)

Wanaka Squash Club Newsletter 7th May 2016

  • Subscriptions. If you haven’t paid yet please go online and do this now. Pay online- details on the Wanaka squash club website.  Or pay with EFTPOS at the club when a committee member is present and the bar is open (eg Monday and Tuesday nights). If you haven’t paid by the end of next week you won’t be entitled to use the courts.
  • Door:  leave the mat in the door to keep it open during the day. If you are last at the end of the evening the door should be closed. Repair man promises it will be sorted by 20 May.
  • The current round of club league on Mondays and Tuesdays is going well. The last week of this will be 23/24 May.  There will then be a two week break for the Club’s Queen’s Birthday Tournament. The next league will start on Mon 13/ Tues 14 June. The next league will be normal best of five games and will count for grading points for those on the grading list, but is open to all members and everyone is encouraged- it will still be fun and social. To enter for this put your name on the list at the club or contact Pip. 027 433 1580
  • Business House:  If you would like to enter a team from your workplace contact Jeff Limmer 0274977476. This will likely be run on Thursday nights, and is a fun way to introduce new people to squash- so no prior experience required.
  • EFTPOS is now working at the club- no more cash please so bring your plastic card for drinks, and you can now pay your subs with EFTPOS.
  • Coaching: Ladies coaching is every Sunday night-contact Gillian 021929590 Men’s coaching is on Fridays after work from 5pm- contact Simon Douglas 0273075087.  Junior coaching is happening after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Contact Keith 0210695884
  • Top Club is going well on Wednesday nights and has another couple of weeks to run. Interclub starts on Wednesdays after Top Club finishes. We have seven interclub teams this year which is awesome. Good luck everyone.
  • Queen’s Birthday Tournament will be 3-5th June. Enter online, or on the board at the club. There will be a pre-tournament clean up on Monday May 30th  from 6pm so if you can spare an hour please come along. If you can help by providing a dish for the evening meal on the Sunday contact Kelley 0211842113  or Pip 027 433 1580. The club can give a $15 contribution towards ingredient costs if requested.
  • Firewood: Squash club has some very dry firewood for sale at $60/metre. Also Gary Derrick has kindly donated some trees to be cut up for next winter for fundraising. If you would like to join in and help with this contact Keith 0210695884. Help counts towards your $100 rebate on your subscription next year. (4 hours help meets the requirement).
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WANAKA SQUASH CLUB  NEWS   Email sent to all members 18/03/2016

Dear squash club member

Membership: You should have received your invoice for 2016 by now. Please pay by 20 March or you will risk losing your playing rights. We will be checking up! If you haven’t received an invoice, go online to http://squash.wanaka-online.co.nz/ and 1) sign up under ‘Membership’ and   2) make an online payment.

Summer league Icebreaker is going well with over 40 players and the new format is proving popular. The last round of this league will be on 6th April.

The Autumn League will start the following week, and will be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings, starting 11 and 12 April. Format still to be decided. Put your name on the noticeboard at the club to join the next league, or email Pip on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   This is open all members of any ability.

Top Club will start on 20th April and will run on Wednesdays for 6 weeks, the club captains are selecting teams and only one person from each grade is needed.

Interclub will start in mid-June and is on Wednesday evenings. This is open to all grades and is not just for experts, and is a great way to meet and play others. If you are interested please get in touch with Jeff Limmer  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Hannah Chisholm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. asap, as the number of teams we enter will depend on the number of players keen. Last year Wanaka entered a beginner’s ladies team which was a success, and we would like to repeat this if there is interest.

Open nights continue on Mondays from 5.30, a member of the committee will be there to coordinate games and welcome new members. All welcome.

Adult Coaching is on Tuesdays 5.30-7.30.  Simon Douglas is co-ordinating this. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Junior coaching will start in Term 2 on several afternoons each week from 4-5.30.  Numbers will be limited, and first options are given to current members, so now is your chance to put your kids names down.  Email Keith  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate interest, and the preferred day(s) of the week.

A&P: A big thanks to all of you who helped man the gates at the A&P show last weekend, and particularly to Jeff Limmer and Mick Hollyer for co-ordinating everyone.  With their efforts it all went smoothly and we will have raised several thousand dollars for the club.

If you didn’t get this email, it is because you are not registered and paid up as a club member. Please go to the website as noted under the first item above, and sign up and make payment. You will then receive the regular email updates.

  • Subscriptions were sent out in March and most people have now paid. If you haven’t paid yet please go online and do this now. Bank account number is on the Wanaka squash club website under ‘membership’
  • Not all key cards are working yet- still a work in progress, so leave the mat in the door to keep it open during the day. If you are last at the end of the evening the door should be closed.
  • The summer ‘icebreaker’ club league has now finished and went well, good job to all involved
  • Next round of club league will start next week on Monday 11th April and Tuesday 12th April. Last chance to get your name to Pip 027 433 1580 by end of today. If you’re too late for the draw you can still be a reserve.
  • EFTPOS coming soon to club- we are trying to do away with cash so bring your plastic card for drinks.
  • LETS NO LETS AND STROKES We all need to be referees for matches at times; Josh and Rod are going to have a session on how to make good decisions. Date still to be confirmed. Text Rod 021 240 8548 to grab a spot.
  • Head demo night is Mon 18th April 5-6.30pm. (This overlaps a bit with the club league so come early if you want to try and/or buy). See attached poster.
  • Coaching: A number of the more experienced players are happy to help with coaching through the season, contact Keith 0210 695 884 if you’d like to improve your game. Gil 021 929 590 will be organising some ladies coaching. Junior coaching after school will start Term 2, if your kids are interested contact Keith if you haven’t already done so.
  • Top Club starts on Wed 20th April for about 5 weeks, so some of those Wednesdays will see the courts at Wanaka in use depending whether home or away games. Interclub starts after Top Club finishes, also on Wednesday evenings.
  • Everyone please tidy up your cups, beer bottles etc before you leave otherwise the place gets messy very quickly!!
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