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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Enjoy both social and competitive tennis in a welcoming environment. Whatever your ability, whenever you prefer to play, Otumoetai Tennis Club has something for you. To find out more about Otumoetai Tennis Club, go to http://otumoetaitennis.co.nz

Mar 25, 2013

Otumoetai Tennis Club 2013 club championships - results

Hi All,

Otumoetai's 2012-13 Club Championships are now complete with the Singles competition this past weekend.

 Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who participated in our very warm summer weather.  A special note should be made that our Club Coach, Jason Young, is still standing tall, winning all 3 competitions (again)! 

The winners were:  Mixed Doubles - Jason Young and Jody Kendall, Men's Doubles - Jason Young and Dion Reed, Ladies Doubles - Laura and Sue Fisher, Men's Singles - Jason Young, Ladies Singles - Ashleigh Harvey.

A full spreadsheet of the results HERE

Mar 11, 2013

Upcoming Seniors (35+) Tournaments

 To all Seniors members,
I am expecting most of you have not played this much tennis for a long time with the glorious sunny days we are having and I hope the body is holding up okay.  Check you havnt run out of sun tan oil because there are loads more of events coming up which we will keep you posted about.   
Please see attached free doubles event at Te Puke next month and  dont forget senior event at Rotorua Club 23rd & 24th March (email geoffandleona@slingshot.co.nz)

Sylvia  Wilmshurst                                                                                                                                                      
 TSWBOP Secretary

Otumoetai Weekend Senior Tennis ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello ,

Good afternoon, all. IT IS NOT TOO LATE! Entries for the Club Champs Men's and Ladies Doubles this coming weekend are still being accepted! We currently have room for more pairs!

If you want to play, and need a partner, or have just been slow at putting your entry in, please call Fred at 544-5088 and we'll try to 'fix you up'.

On a related note, Club Day for this weekend, and also next weekend, will be on Sunday afternoon due to the Club Champs Doubles this weekend, and Singles next weekend.

Fred Kleve

Club Captain

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Mar 3, 2013

Tennis–Community Coach Courses-used balls for sale

Hello ,


Please refer to the attachment

We have good used Slazenger balls for sale - 9 boxes (48 balls in each). We are selling them for $50/box. If interested please send an email back or give me a call.
Sue Clarke susan@tenniswaikatobays.co.nz

This course is open to anyone who would like to begin a coaching career in tennis or would just like some basic skills in tennis coaching. This course is part of the TNZ coach's pathway. Parents, Students, Teachers, Club Volunteers and anyone interested in increasing their Tennis knowledge to help others.

Otumoetai Tennis Club Inc

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Mar 2, 2013

Vacancies - Tennis WBOP

The following positions will be vacant in May 2013 and can be two separate positions or both positions filled by the same person.

Position 1

Bay of Plenty Tennis Administrator
This position is for the administration of Tennis in the Bay of Plenty Region (BOP & WBOP) and covers a variety of roles in the tennis industry. The person will need to have an outgoing personality and good computer skills with knowledge of Word and Excel. The work hours per week will vary with most of the workload in summer and the successful applicant will be on a salary that will be negotiated at the time of appointment. 

To view job description please select here.

Position 2

Tennis Tournament Director

This position is to run tournaments in the Bay of Plenty region (BOP & WBOP) and also be available for National and International Tournaments hosted in the wider Tennis Waikato-Bays Region (mainly Hamilton). The successful applicant must have good computer skills but not necessarily be familiar with the Tournament Planner as training will be given. The Tournament Director must have a good rapport with children and understand how tennis tournaments work. This position also requires excellent organisational and time management skills. The remuneration for this position will be based on a daily rate.

To view job description please select here.

For Further information you can contact either Leslie Wilkinson 021 82 9911 or Roslyn Brown - office 07 856 8181
Closing date for applicants - 29th march 2013



Tennis Waikato-Bays: Your Serve Edition 4


Your Serve...
of Tennis News From Tennis Waikato-Bays Region

 Edition 4 - February 2012


Welcome to our monthly newsletter.

Please click on links in right-hand column for Area/CEO/Coaches reports and information.

Upcoming Tournaments

The Perry NZ Wheelchair NZ Open - 7 10 March 2013
Emblems N.Z. W-B Junior Open - TNZ Tier 2 Event - 21 - 25 April 2013
National Teams Champs - 12s - Hamilton - 26 - 29 April 2013
National Teams Champs - 14s - Wellington - 26 - 29 April 2013
National Teams Champs - 16s - Northern or Auckland - 26 - 29 April 2013

Intra-Regional Competitions

23/24 February

10s – Paeroa

12s – Papamoa

16s – Napier


2/3 March

14s – Hamilton

Rosebowl (Open Grade) – Napier


Please make yourself available to play in these competitions and if you haven't been contacted, then please check with Sue Clarke susan@tenniswaikatobays.co.nz for players in WBOP or BOP; Trevor Hinton trevor@tenniswaikatobays.co.nz for HB players Mandy Souchon souchon@xtra.co.nz for Thames Valley players or Anita Zuber sportsforce@tenniswaikatobays.co.nz for Waikato players. 

These competitions are for players to represent their area against all other Tennis Waikato-Bays areas. We expect all the top players to compete. Teams will require volunteer managers to travel with the teams. There is no funding for these competitions so will be on a user-pays basis with some teams having the option to be billeted.   We would really appreciate any offers of help to make these events a success. This is a great way to get a taste of representative team tennis in a very friendly atmosphere.


Tennis NZ Seniors National Championships were held in Hamilton 23 -27 January 2013, a number of players from the Waikato Bays region competed in this event. A number of players had success in winning titles while others were runner up or winners in the consolation draws.

For the full results use this link:



If anyone is keen on playing in the National teams, (which are meant to be heaps of fun).


Two players from Taranaki are keen to play in the Easter Teams event. They can not find another 2 players from their region, but as they are neighbouring regions we can combine with Waikato. They would like to hear from any ladies (ideally 2, maybe they could play together) who perhaps have missed out on the Waikato Team (usually the winning Team in their age group), and who would like to join them? They are in the 55 - 59 age group, but would also be happy to play in the 50 -54's.

Please email
waikatoseniorstennis@gmail.com if interested.

Tennis NZ Affiliation Update

Tennis NZ is keen to get this new affiliation format out to all the clubs and get it passed through Regional Special General  Meetings (SGM)  and then onto the TNZ SGM. There will be a proposed SGM Motion coming out in the next few weeks for the clubs to consider and we would like as many clubs to come on-board and be involved. This will mean that clubs will be affiliated to Regions and TNZ rather than individuals and that club affiliation fees will only increase each year by CPI and that will be capped at 3%. If CPI goes down so will the affiliation fee. Tied up with this will be the number of votes the clubs and regions will get at the regional & National AGMs. Please look out for more details as they filter from TNZ.


Heineken Open Kids Day Winners

Congratulations to the five lucky Tennis Clubs that were drawn to go to the Heineken Kids Day on 7th January in Auckland.  Each club took four club members between the ages of 9 and 13 years.  The lucky clubs were:  Hawkes Bay Lawn Tennis Club (but couldn't make it on the day), Paeroa Tennis Club, Gate Pa Tennis Club, St Peter's Tennis Club in Hamilton and Lynmore Tennis Club in Rotorua.


Here are a couple of articles from the juniors at Gate Pa Tennis Club :


From Sam Henderson (and his mother, Rachel) :

I would like to say a huge thank you to Mike and the Gate Pa Tennis Club for selecting me to go to the Heineken Open and to Mike for taking us.

The day was very hot, but I enjoyed every minute of it.  I got to hit with the players, meet the players, watch them in practice matches and matches, and got the signatures.  It was awesome to spend the day with Mike, Anthony, Phoebe and Analyse cause we all got to know each other better.  

Thanks Soooooooooooooooo much.

From Sam Henderson


Thanks from Rachel :

Sam had the most amazing day and has not stopped talking about it.  Thanks so much to you all and especially you Mike for making the day fun for them all.  It's an experience Sam will never forget and asked me yesterday if I thought one day if he could play in the Heineken Open :-)




From Analise Wang:

I had a great time at the Heineken Open yesterday. I would like to thank Gate Pa Tennis Club for giving me this amazing opportunity to see the professionals play live.

I would also like to thank Mike for taking the four of us there and looking after us for the day, I really appreciate it.

Overall this was an awesome experience for me, I had heaps of fun and will never forget it.


From Anthony Ouelett's mother:

Just a quick note to say that Anthony had an absolutely amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed himself at the Heineken Open yesterday

 Thank you so very much for this fantastic opportunity for our PA children :)

 We hope that Mike had as much fun as the kids did!


World Tennis Day

We want your school to join in the fun of World Tennis Day! 

Monday 4th March 2013 is the inaugural celebration of the wonderful sport of tennis, and we want you and your pupils to be a part of it!

World Tennis Day has been organised by the ITF (International Tennis Federation) with the main focus being on participation – especially for 10 and Unders. The Day will promote the use of modified equipment (red, orange and green tennis balls, smaller racquets, courts and nets). If you have a Grasshoppers Tennis Kit at your school, this is the perfect opportunity to use it!

So tennis fans, we want you to submit a photo of your staff and pupils 'having a hit' on Monday 4th March 2013.

It doesn't matter where you are, how good you are, or what equipment you use. You could be in the playground, on the field, at the school assembly or in the classroom!

It's super easy to submit your photo – from your smart phone just attach it to an email and send to jenny@tennisnz.com or even easier – upload it directly to our facebook page (Tennis NZ). If you're using a more traditional photography format (a camera!) then just upload it and email the pic as an attachment to jenny@tennisnz.com.

C'mon, lets show the rest of the world how much we love tennis and join in with celebrating World Tennis Day on 4th March 2013!

For more information and to read the press release on World Tennis Day, click here.

For more information on Grasshoppers Tennis – the 4 week tennis coaching program for schools, visit the Grasshoppers website or contact jenny@tennisnz.com.


Mt Wellington Tennis Club - Wheelchair Coaching


Come and have a go at playing wheelchair tennis and learning new skills from qualified coaches.



23 March 2013



Mt Wellington Tennis Club
50 Dunkirk Road
Point England



10am start






Chris Smith
Halberg Disability Sport Coordinator
09 579 9931
021 723 277



Please select here for more information.




For updates and entry forms please check our calendar.



In This Issue

CEO Report

BOP/Western BOP News
Hawke's Bay News
Waikato/Thames Valley News
Coaching Corner


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