Tennis News

New Season Open Day - 18th Sept 2021

While the national Love Tennis event has been deferred, we will still hold an Open Day. Bring along your friends and family for a hit.

Saturday 18th September 2021, 9am-1pm

Tennis is a great way to improve your fitness and to meet new people and have fun. Join the club that is well known for its friendly and social atmosphere! We cater for all ages and abilities and offer a variety of programmes to suit you and your family.

Come along to Maungaraki Tennis Club to have a go!

10A Barberry Grove, Maungaraki 


Courts Open at Level 2

Here’s an update on MTC court status as at 14 September in Level 2.

Alert level restrictions:

  • You no longer need to book courts through Jason.
  • Always contact trace. We have QR codes in the club rooms. If you can’t scan, note your details and pop them into the supplied box.
  • Maintain a 2m distance.
  • Wear a face covering wherever possible, except when exercising.
  • Practice good hygiene – we have soap and hand sanitiser in the club rooms

AGM 30th August

At 7.30pm on Monday 30th August is our AGM. All members encouraged to attend. This is an opportunity for us to reflect and celebrate the progress we’ve made as a club over the last year, and look at the opportunities ahead.

 


Latest Newsletter

Our latest newsletter (May) is now available on the newsletters page.

 


New Courts ready

Our courts are back in action from today, having been resurfaced and looking very smart in blue. 

new courts

Given our courts are now in such good condition, this is a timely reminder that the courts are for tennis.  Please have a word if you see any activity regarding anything that could damage the courts like rollerblades, skateboards, scooters.   Let's all do our bit to take care of them for many years of great play.

Rod Armstrong from Prestige Courts has done a wonderful job.  Big thanks to Jason Kane (Club Captain) for working with Rod over the duration of this project, and reinstating the nets today.   Thank you Chris Milne (Property and Fundraising Convenor) for persevering with and managing the grants process.  

This significant project was made possible through grants from NZCT and the TAB, and of course from the contribution you made through player levies.  Thank you for your contribution, and for your patience with the courts being out of action. 


Love Tennis Open Day

We are holding our annual Open Day, in conjunction with Tennis NZ's Love Tennis event, on the weekend of 10th and 11th of October. See all details here.


Club open with caution

In response to our status of Level 2, please note the following: 

Contact Tracing is a must. QR Code posters are now in the club rooms to make this easier. 

Cleaning and Hygiene - remember the basics.  Wash and dry your hands/equipment before and after playing.  Sanitiser, hand soap, and cleaning spray remains available on the club rooms. Exercise caution with common touch points like the gates and doors - wash or sanitise your hands after touching surfaces. 

Court access - please drop an email to captain@mtc.co.nz to book courts at Level 2 (this does not replace contact tracing). See below

Gatherings - at Level 2 the restriction is up to 100 people indoors/outdoors. 

Look after yourself and others - if you're not well, displaying systems of Covid-19, been asked to self-isolate, or you're waiting for a test result - please stay home. 

Physical distancing & etiquette - you know the drill around keeping your distance - see below.

The most up do date information from Tennis NZ is here: https://tennis.kiwi/covid-19/tennis-nz-updates/

Stay safe.

MTC Committee.

 

Accessing the courts:

  • To book a court – email captain@mtc.co.nz.  Please give 24 hours notice.  Jason will confirm court availability and confirm your booking.
  • Contact tracing – you need to complete this form before play

Etiquette

  • Play and Go – much as you might want to, please don’t hang about after play
  • Social distancing – 2m.  When you change ends, walk alternate ends of the net
  • Bring and use your own gear, racket, balls, hand sanitiser
  • Exercise caution with common touch points (gate, net etc)
  • Racket bumps are still a good thing!

 


MTC Kit and Ents Books

Shirts etc

Show your MTC club pride by wearing our smart playing strip. The range includes shorts, skorts, tee shirts and sleeveless singles.  Options for everyone! See the new Apparel Page

Entertainment Book

Support the club and get good deals on restaurants, cafes and activities. It’s easy!

Go to www.entertainmentbook.co.nz and choose Maungaraki Tennis Club to support us.


Evening play returns

All MTC courts and the club rooms can now be accessed. Remember to contact trace, maintain physical distancing, and limit the surfaces you touch.

Twilighters – Winter League starts late July. Until then whoever’s keen for a hit on Monday or Tuesday evenings just head down and we'll make up teams on the night.

Outside of that, for casual play please keep booking through captain@mtc.co.nz

Happy hitting!


Covid-19 Advice

Advice from Tennis NZ about practicing good hygiene is attached.  If you're not feeling well, please rest and get better at home, your team mates will get by without you. 

The key change on court is the introduction of the 'Racket bump'.  It's a wonderful part of sport that we acknowledge our opponent/s on court, please do this by bumping rackets rather than shaking hands.  We did this at interclub on Saturday and Junior champs on Sunday, it takes a moment to remember but everyone soon gets used to it. 

Covid19 Advice from Tennis NZ


Midweek tennis starts in Feb

Exiting news - Bernard Gresham and Vivienne Ball are revitalising a Thursday morning session in 2020! Find out more here.


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