News and Events
Twilight Tennis Season Starts!
Wednesday Evenings 6pm-8pm
Twilight tennis starts on Wednesday 27 September 2017 from 6pm - 8pm!
New and existing members all welcome!
Handicap Doubles and Mixed Championships
24 Sept 2017
9am start Choose your own partner and enter on sheet in Clubrooms by Saturday 23 September 2017
Tennis Xpress and Cardio Adult Tennis Coaching
September 2017 -
Tennis Xpress & Cardio Tennis course dates for adults confirmed! See dates under coaching section in website and register to secure a spot
Love Tennis Event
Saturday 2 September and Sunday 3 September 2017
Come along and try tennis out for you and your family
Saturday 2 September 2017
Juniors from 8.30am - Noon
Adults from 1.30pm - 5pm
Sunday 3 September
Juniors and Adults welcome from 1pm-4pm
Rackets available to use on the day
Prizes and giveaways
Tuesday 25 July 2017 - 7pm
Our 93rd AGM is scheduled for Tuesday 25 July 2017 at 7pm in the Clubrooms.
All Members are encouraged to attend.
Please bring a plate for supper after the AGM
Sunday 25 June 2017 - 4.00pm start
A mid-winter fundraising Quiz Evening will be held in the Clubrooms on Sunday 25 June 2017 at 4.00pm.
Teams of 4 can be entered and the cost is $10 per person.
Any donated prizes would be welcome. Members are encouraged to gather prizes from local businesses for this fundraising event.
Tickets are available from the Clubrooms or contact -
Ching Evans Evansching@hotmail.com Ph: 385-8253 Cell: 021 050-3223
Shirley Tennis Club Vets Tournament 2017
Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2017
The Shirley Tennis Club Vets Tournament is back! The Tournament will be held on Saturday 17 June (Men's and Ladies Doubles) and Sunday 18 June 2017 (Mixed)
Senior Closing Day & Prizegiving
Saturday 6 May 2017 at 5.00pm
Senior prize giving will be held after organised play.
Pot Luck Dinner
Club Championship Singles 2016/17
Sunday 22 January 2017
The Club Championship Singles events will be held on Sunday 22 January 2017 commencing at 9am.
An entry sheet is on the noticeboard. Entries close Sunday 15 January 2017 at 5pm
Junior Club Championships 2016/17
Sunday 12 and 19 February 2017
The Junior Club Championships will be held on Sunday 12 February (Boys) and Sunday 19 February (Girls).
An entry sheet is in the Clubrooms and entries close the day before the scheduled championship date. Players can choose their own doubles partner.
All juniors are encouraged to participate.
Sports Trivia Quiz
Friday 17 February 2017 - 7.30pm
Our Annual Sports Trivia Quiz will be held on Friday 17 February 2017 commencing at 7.30pm Entry fee is $20 per team of four. Please enter team on noticeboard in Clubrooms or contact Wayne Turner.
Xmas/New Year Playing Times
December 2016 - January 2017
Bill McIntosh Over 35 Mixed Doubles 2016
Saturday 3 December 2016
Our annual Bill McIntosh Over 35 Mixed Doubles event will be held on Saturday 3 December commencing at 1.30pm.
Strawberries & Champagne Day
Saturday 17 December 2016
ur annual Strawberries & Champagne Day will be held on Saturday 17 December 2016.
Play will commence at 1.30pm on the day and members can share in the strawberries and champagne for the day. A pot luck dinner will be held at the end of play on the day.
All senior, mid-week, and twilight members are welcome to attend on this day.
1 October 2016
I am pleased to report the tennis club has secured lease approval to build our two new courts which has been a two year process!
A gap will be between the two sets of courts to work around an historic right of way that needs to be kept free. This area will be sealed, and fenced off at both ends, and will make for a great viewing area between both sets of courts. Our old courts 8 and 9 will be taken over by the Richmond Working Men's Club cricket section as a training and storage area once our new courts are built.
Work stated on Tuesday 25 October and the base is expected to be complete by Xmas. The courts then then need to sit for 3-4 weeks to allow the asphalt to dry before the top coat (synpave) is applied. The courts should be in use by the nend of January 2017
Unfortunately this application did not include the lighting approval, so this is being sought now and all going well will come through during this season. Lighting poles will be installed as part of this new court construction as we don't foresee any issues getting this approval for floodlights to be installed on all four hardcourts.
2016 Parent/Child Tournament
Sunday 20 November 2016 - 9am start
The Club’s Annual Parent/Child Tournament will be held on Sunday 20 November 2016 starting at 9am.
This tournament has become one of the season’s highlights and we hope to see a number of new entrants again this season. As with last season, the intention is to have two sections –
(1) For juniors involved in Interclub teams
(2) For those juniors receiving Saturday morning coaching. This means that we will have even competition and learner players are not subjected to play beyond their current level.
All interested players should place their names on the appropriate sheet on the junior noticeboard. Parents do not have to be members to be eligible to play so come along for a fun morning of tennis. All parents are requested to wear appropriate sports footwear and if they are in need of a racquet the Club has some for use on the day. One child per parent.
Spring Garden Awards
The Shirley Tennis Club was placed third in it's section in Christchurch Beautifying Association Spring garden competition.
A special thanks goes to Zealandia Nursery who donated the plants this season.
Shirley Tennis Club -10 & 12 year old Tournament
Sunday 26 June 2016
Our 3rd annual tournament will be held on Sunday 26 June 2016. Entries are limited to 32 participants. Entries Close on 23 June 2016.
Senior Club Championship Doubles and Mixed
Sunday 3 April 2016 commencing 8.30am
Entries close Saturday 26 March 2016
4 October 2014
The 1st draw in our new Aces Club fundraiser takes place
Replacement of Courts 5-7
Commencing late July 2015
The repair of courts 5-7 is was completed on Friday 2 October 2015!
This project saw the old synthetic grass removed, the base damage repaired, and then new synthetic grass laid on all 3 courts. This is another significant milestone for the Club in it's post-earthquake recovery.
The courts cosmetically look fantastic and will play slowly until they have been used for a period.
Wayne Turner receives Canterbury Tennis Award
Life member and junior administrator Wayne Turner has been awarded the Personality of the Year award at the recent Tennis Canterbury Awards.
This award is in recognition of the lead Wayne has taken in the earthquake recovery fundraising efforts over the last four year years.
Official Opening of new Pavillion
Saturday 31 January 2015
The Club will be celebrating the opening of the new Pavilion on Saturday 31 January 2015. Organised play will start as usual at 1.30pm and resume after the opening ceremony that is scheduled for 2.30pm. Members are encouraged to bring a plate for afternoon tea. A BBQ is also scheduled for 5.30pm. All past and existing members are welcome to attend
Saturday 6 December 2014
We are on schedule to have use of our new Clubrooms on Saturday 6 December 2014! We can't wait!
New Fencing Completed
17 October 2014
New 3.6metre fencing has been installed around courts 5-7. It looks great!
New Website launched
1 July 2014
Welcome to our new look website!
9 June 2014
Due to start on 9 June 2014!