Remuera Rackets - On Line News 226 This issue features: Jen is off to the Olympics; Celebratory Drinks for Walking/Running Group; Super Champs Teams Underway; Staff in DIY Mode; Wedding Bells for Well Known Club Family & Club Notices
Jen Sanders is off to the Olympics! It was less than 2 years ago that keen squash player Jennifer Sanders set up her Events Business ‘Sanders Events’. In no time her services were in great demand! However, as hectic as her new lifestyle has become she never dreamed of being chosen to manage corporate functions for an international company at Olympic Park, London. She is relishing the opportunity to enhance her business and this Friday she’ll be winging her way to the UK for 7 weeks.
Jen’s family have been members of Remuera for over 14 years. Both Mum and Dad, Margie and George are active in sports. They play Masters Squash, while Margie is also a competitive hockey player. George is committed to his fitness and has had success in ‘stroke & stride’ Right: Jen’s event manager Sara who is going to London with her is pictured with Prime Minister John Key at one of their more recent functions. Jen’s talent does not end with corporate functions at the Vector Arena where she is often based. She also specializes in weddings and is well sought-after in that field. Of course amidst the hard work there are the perks!! What better than to have a photo with Richie McCaw and the Rugby World Cup!
Why not check out her websites:
ALL THE BEST JEN—We look forward to hearing about your experience on your return.
The ‘Wednesday Knights’ Running / Walking Group Celebrate
The group meet at the Club most weeks but last Wednesday was a special night. They gathered to celebrate the forthcoming birth of twins to Alex & Shelley Peterson. Standing from left: Roger Hill, Brian Dackem, Geoff Bramley, Mike Finnerty, Steve Rendell, Chris Baker, Andrew Gordon, John Philpott, Graham Johnson, Rob Tunnicliffe & Pip Paine Seated: Arneyne Oliver, Carl Peterson (proud grandfather to be) Alex Peterson (proud father to be), John Jolly, Rob Wills & John Wilkinson
Remuera players in Auckland Womens’ Team
Above: Elle Epke during a recent tour of Malaysia where she made two finals from two events.
Elle Epke (left) and Georgina Shelton-Agar (above) were recently named in the Auckland Team for the Nationals next month in New Plymouth. Remuera players unavailable for the Nationals were Michael Sunderland and Lui Syder
Super Champs players prepare for their busy week. Gareth Wilkinson is in Remuera 2nd team in the B Grades while George Allbury and James McCloy are keen to cause a few upsets in the C Grade.
Masters Spring Squash Pennant Entries open: Monday 24th July Entries close: 3pm, Thursday 26th July
Please advise your availability to the office by
Format: 6 teams per division, 2 round robins.
Tuesday July 24 firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no play on August 22nd (Auckland Masters), October 5th (NZ Masters).
Summer Tennis Interclub 2011/2012 Registrations open from Aug 1. Teams to be into the office by Aug 14
First round of competition begins Sept 8 If you require further information please call me on 5248857 ext 2 or by return email. Tennis players keep fit on the Squash Court! Left: A nice action shot from First Grade player Dave Hyland. Opponent John Paul Penny concentrates as he prepares to serve. I don’t know who was the victor but they had a great workout.
What’s ‘DIY Liz’ up to NOW! A woman of action is our office administrator Liz Houghton-Brown During the school holidays she had squash junior Sam Dennis helping her put smoke alarms around the club. Sam didn’t seem to mind. He came down for a practise hit in readiness for the C Grade Eliminations this week but found himself otherwise engaged!
Quote of the Week While stubbornness shelters one from reality, openopen-mindedness reveals all of life's truths'
Wedding Bells for another respected Remuera family The Wills family have been members for many years (from the late 70s) And during those years all the family, Rob, Jo, Nicola, Julia and Jonathon have all played tennis, squash, been active members of the gym - Rob still is - and more recently Jo is loving Pilates. Last month was the first family wedding when daughter Nicola married her partner Jeremy.
Above: What a beautiful threesome!! Jo, Rob & Nicola outside the St Cuthberts School Chapel
Come down to the club & support Our B Grade Teams. Last night Remuera 1 had a 5-0 victory over Eden Epsom 2. Remuera 2 lost to Panmure. The tournament starts each night this week at 7pm and on Saturday from 1pm. The finals of ALL Mens’ grades are here on Sunday from 1pm.
Nutella’s Kitchen is open for the duration of the Event
You have two weeks to organise your Quiz Teams ……. We look forward to receiving your entries!