Welcome to another tennis season, enrolments are now open for both Sunday coaching –Tennis Hot Shots Programme and club teams (known as interclub) for the 2017-18 season. There have been no changes to the membership fees for the 2017-18 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).
Please DO NOT attempt to enrol via the Ngaio Tennis website (http://www.ngaiotennis.co.nz/) This is for existing members to gain log-in details for court bookings. If you enrol on the website, we may miss it and we cannot guarantee your enrolment.
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 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.
- 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 grade.
- 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 3rd September 2017
· Sunday coaching – Hot Shots Program registration closes 3rd September 2017 (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 Programme
Ngaio, in conjunction with Evolve Tennis, are running Sunday coaching based on the Tennis Hot Shots (THS) programme. Ngaio is offering this programme to all children 5-11 years of age and will run 4 or 5 one hour long sessions from 9.00am - 1.00pm on Sunday mornings.
Changes to Payments
In previous years we have asked for payment at the time of enrolment. This year, no payment is needed at the time of enrolment. Instead, we will invoice each family containing junior members at the start of September, and you will receive the invoice via email. Payment by direct credit is preferred if possible, but if you would rather pay by cash or cheque, please contact one of us and we can let the Club treasurer know.
For people who have previously had family memberships, you will be invoiced separately for junior members in your family rather than via a family membership. However please let us know the names of adults who are senior members of the Club, so we can link junior members to them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the committee members will come back to you.