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  • Tennis at "The Oak"

    Tennis at "The Oak"

    The Royal Oak Racquets Club is intertwined with the history of Tennis in Auckland over the last 100 + years. The Club has seen players of such calibre as Brian Fairlie, Peter Langsford, Julie Richardson, James Greenhalgh, Willie Laban, Brett Steven and Rubin & Oliver Statham initiate their successful Tennis careers on the courts here at “The Oak”. The Club is not limited to the elite tennis player and has in fact a very strong base of club players and we welcome and encourage members of all playing levels and abilities to our join our club as we realise they are the backbone of community based organisations such as ours.
    The Royal Oak Racquets Club offers a number of Tennis options to their members:

    Tennis Club Night: Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm. (free)
    Sunday afternoon hit: Sunday 3-5pm ($2 for balls)
    Both events are run by a fantastic group of club members and this is a great way to meet people and become more involved in the Club. Players of all levels are welcome.

    Interclub: For the more serious player, we have a number of tennis Interclub teams on offer ranging from Auckland’s elite Caro Bowl Competition to social and fun grades both in singles/doubles or doubles/mixed teams. Summer Interclub starts in mid September and winter in late April/May. To see what team would be best suit you speak to a tennis Committee member or our Resident tennis Professionals Angela & Gary Swinkels.
    Juniors: During Term 1 and 4 the coaches will run a Junior Club night for social play and coaching on Friday nights and Saturday mornings for junior members.
    Fridays 4-5pm Juniors aged 9-12 years.
    Fridays 5-6pm Juniors 13-18 years.
    Saturdays 9-10am Juniors 8 years and under.

    Junior Interclub teams are also available and are played during Term 1 and Term 4 on a Sunday morning. If you are interested in playing contact the Tennis coaches.
    There are a number of after school junior coaching squads available during all 4 school terms. Squads are run on an 8 week programme and we cater for players of all ages and abilities. This is an excellent but costs effective way of increasing your tennis skills but having fun at the same time.

    Club Tournaments: There are number of events held throughout the year that members are encouraged to participate in. These include the annual club champs – singles, doubles and mixed. Along with our annual golf tournament, triples and Dingles tournaments. Keep your eye on the Tennis Notice board upstairs in the lounge or the monthly newsletter for more details.

  • Tennis Club Night (Thursday) and Club Day Sunday

    Tennis Club Night is every Thursday night from 6.30 -8.30pm and every Sunday throughout the year from 3pm onwards.

    So come along, one and all for some fabulous tennis at The Royal Oak Racquets Club.

  • Friday Night Tennis League

    The Friday Night Tennis League is open to all club members and gives you an organised match each week. We use the online website from Teamer, and each week on the Monday you will receive a text or email request to play on the Friday night. You just need to Accept or Decline the registration depending on your availability. Accept by midday the Thursday to be entered into the draw, which will be emailed out Thursday afternoon where you'll be scheduled a match after 6pm Friday night. When you register initially you can specify if you want to just play singles or doubles, or either if you're not fussy!

    Matches are played best of 3 sets with a super tiebreaker for the third set. You'll be matched up with players of a similar ability as much as possible. It's just another great way to meet club members, get some matchplay experience, and have a great time at The Oak!

  • Junior Tennis Club Night and Under 8's coaching

    Junior Club Night is held on a Friday (Term 1 and 4) and includes basic group coaching and fun games. This is complimentary to all Club members.

    5 – 8 years – Saturday 9am- 10am
    Starts Saturday 15th October 2015 – Final session for 2015 on Saturday 19th December
    Restarts Saturday 6th February 2016

    8 – 13 years – Friday 4 – 5pm
    Starts Friday 16th October 2015 – Final session for 2015 on Friday 18th December
    Restarts Friday 5th February 2016

    13 – 18 years – Friday 5- 6pm
    Starts Friday 16th October 2015 – Final session for 2015 on Friday 18th December
    Restarts Friday 5th February 2016

    All subscriptions for the 2015-16 season must be paid before attending these sessions

    Please contact the office on 625 7191 or office@royaloakracquets.co.nz for more information

Royal Oak Racquets Club gratefully acknowledges the support of these organisations