Newsletter 11 Feb 2021

Cashmere Tennis Club Updates

February 11

Dear Members

Hope you have had a happy and successful start back to your tennis in 2021.

During the summer break Grant Eastlake stained all the decking at the clubrooms. It looks stunning – well done and thanks Grant.

Text Box: CCC has asked the club to repaint our backboard green to comply with the subdued colours of the valley. Grant has also complted this task and fortunately we have been able to retain the art work.

Club Secretary 

Our dear club secretary Kathy Dwyer is standing down shortly. We are very fortunate to be able to announce the appointment of John Holmes to the position. Huge thanks to John for putting his hand up.

Congratulations to John Dunbier who is now the President of Tennis NZ Seniors.
Wednesday Social Tennis

So good to see 8 courts full this Wednesday night – the nice weather may have played a part.

The committee is still hoping to hear from a member willing to take on the overall responsibility to run the Wednesday night session during the summer months. Please rush me with responses.


Teams are back in competition. Some grades have an extended season through to March. 

Well done to the div 3 men who are in an unbeatable position. 

Car parking

A request to members please to back into the carparks if possible to enable the driver to have a clear view of the road when departing. 

Celebration of our club centenary

Cashmere Tennis Club turns 100 in April 2024. Although this seems a long way off our committee would like to establish a subcommittee to begin to plan for our club celebrations. Could you please contact me / committee if you are interested in being a part of this important group. 


John Larson has replaced / moved around the advertising on the nets. You will see some new club sponsors. Please support our sponsors whenever possible.

Courts 9 & 10: Cathy Forrest is in discussion with the council re the retaining wall and drainage along Crighton Terrace. The high water table and sub-surface conditions are affecting the playing surface of courts 9 and 10. We are awaiting a completed council survey and will be contracting for CCTV survey of our drains before we can begin to plan for any work on these courts.

The council is removing the gate to Crighton Terrace and putting in fencing as a safe measure. The steps to nowhere will remain as they are possibly holding up the wall.

Gates: A reminder to members that the gate to courts 1-6 is to be kept locked unless members are playing.  There is a key to this gate in the lockbox for members use only. ( 1530 ) This code also opens the door to the disabled toilet. All other locked gates are to be kept locked unless opened by the committee/coaches. Members of the public who wish to use our facilities must enter our courts through the gate at court 7. Court fees are required.

Court usage: members always have first use of the facilities. There is a timetable for court usage for team practice and coaching displayed in the clubhouse.  There are normally always courts available for members to play socially. We do try to give priority to members during key social club times and our coaches respect that the hardcourts are given to members during this time.

Coffee machine

We have a perfectly good coffee machine sitting idle. The committee is looking to negotiate payment for a member to make coffees on a Saturday morning. Please contact us if you are interested.

Time to celebrate our special junior club champions

What a future the club has if these young people stay in tennis.