Saturday, 8 August 2015

Ngaio Junior Tennis: Call for Enrolments for 2015-2016!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another tennis season. Enrolments are now open for both Sunday coaching –Tennis Hot Shots Program and club teams (known as interclub) for the 2015-16 season. There have been no changes to the membership fees for the 2015-16 season.

Here are the enrolment forms and guidelines, please ensure you read the guidelines:
(Click on the italic words to go to the forms. NB: to download the enrolment form, go to "File" and select "Download as...." and then select file type, eg RTF or Word).

If you have completed the Ngaio Club Sunday coaching last season or had some previous coaching elsewhere you may wish to consider playing in a club team (known as interclub) for the upcoming season. This involves playing both doubles and single games each weekend against other clubs. This helps the players to develop their skills and have fun playing in a team. The enrolments for club teams close on 28th August. For those not familiar with club teams/interclub as a guide to determine if you are ready to join a club team ideally you need to be able:
  • To hit the ball over the net and return 3-4 hits from the other player.
  • To have an attempt at serving, however you are able to bounce and hit the ball on the second attempt to commence the points.
  • To understand the basic rules of tennis, e.g. scoring, when to serve, when to change ends. However many players do not know these when starting out and parents are able to assist with scoring in the novice grades.
  • For more details see the attached document titled “Joining a club team for this first time”

Closing dates for registrations are:
  •  Junior interclub registration closes 28th August 2015
  • Sunday coaching – Hot Shots Program registration closes 8th September 2015 (Limited to 40 places: first come, first served)
The enrolment form includes a "Commitments & Guidelines" section as part of the enrolment form to ensure players and parents understand the expectations of the club. Once the junior interclub registrations close the junior committee will begin to select teams, where required some games may be organised to establish the appropriate grade/team for a player. 

Sunday Coaching – Tennis Hot Shots Program
This year Ngaio in conjunction with TransTasman tennis will be introducing the Tennis Hot Shots (THS) program. This is a starter tennis program for children aged 11 and under, designed especially for kids using scaled equipment - shorter racquets, smaller courts, softer, lighter, low compression balls.
The program has 3 stages RED, ORANGE and GREEN stages of development and once you have completed GREEN stage you will be ready for interclub. Ngaio is offering this program to all children 5-11 years of age and will run 4 – 1 hour long sessions from 8.30 -12.30 on Sunday mornings. 

If you played junior interclub last year and are not returning this year please let us know so we can remove you from our emails. 

If you have any queries please send them to  and one of the committee members will come back to you. Or give one of us a ring (details below).

Rachel Averill 972 4542
Anna Bowron 973 8300
Anne Clark 971 3368
Pip Lee 027 577 8005

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