Club Newsletter

Website Update

Not only new look but more importantly it is a technology upgrade: better modern website content management system and integration with Facebook.

Thanks to Anton Koukine and team for making this happen.

Wednesday Social Nights

Craigie and Ronnie are providing hosting on all Wednesday nights so if it isn’t a Drill & Thrill night you will still receive the same warm welcome.

The Club is getting a steady number of new members joining who we welcome and encourage to come along to Wednesday Social  Night and meet other members.

The next “Drills -n- Thrills” will be happening on Wednesday, June 5. Run by the coaching team.

Come at 7pm for warm-up & we’ll get underway soon after.

Tennis goes until just before 9pm & then come up for a drink, free pizza, & a good chat.

Cost is $15 on the night and non-members are welcome.

Club Championships

The Club Championships Finals Day on Sunday 24th March saw some exciting tennis that entertained the spectators. Katye and her team provided lovely food throughout the day.

The Champs for this season are:

  • Mens Singles: Bryce Hayr
  • Womens Singles: Lana Sokolnikova
  • Mens Doubles: Sion Wiggin & Jack Heslin
  • Womens Doubles: Paula Stubbing & Lana Sokolnikova
  • Mixed Doubles: Paula Stubbing & Bryce Hayr

Congratulations to all participants.


Once the dust had settled 3 of our teams won Summer grade pennants and one Winter pennant this year:

  • Caro Reserve Women
  • 1st Grade Men
  • Supermen 1
  • Winter 1st Women

Congratulations to these teams.


Prizegiving is on Thursday 16th May 7.30pm at Scarbro.

Many other teams were in the top quartile and no teams have been relegated so we can look back on a very successful 2012/13 interclub season.

As a result of our good performance we will be asked to field a Womans Caro Bowl team and a second Men’s Caro Bowl Reserve team for next season.

We have entered 3 teams in Winter interclub that started last weekend.

Monthly Challenge & GrabAmatch

These activities continue throughout the year. If you want to participate in the next round contact Anton Koukine at: Or go to

Junior News

The junior Champs resulted in the following age group winners:

  • Under 18 Boys: Tyler Lewis
  • Under 18 Girls: Hannah Rice
  • Under 18 Girls Doubles: Hannah Rice & Amber Lewis
  • Under 14 Girls: Alice Hoskin
  • Under 11 Boys: Jack Selby

Congratulations to all competitors!

Coaching Corner

MB Tennis Academy operates all year to keep players improving.

MBTA’s After School Junior Program continues thru terms 2 & 3.

Private Coaching (juniors & seniors) is the best way to make the most improvement to your tennis and the “off-season” is a fantastic time to make those gains!

Employ us to help you train smarter and stronger when others are in hibernation.

1 hour private sessions are $65 for non-members & $60 for members

Mission Possible Pro Shop

Tennis Bag Sale on now!

Several racquets are on special including ex demos at good discount!

Special discount on Pre-Season Orders. Keen on a certain New Season Racquet?  Order and Pay now 20% off and your New Weapon comes in early September!

Come in for re-stringing, re-gripping, racquet sales and more!

Please make Club’s Pro Shop your first Port of Call.  Chuck can order most items of not in stock and I’m happy to match or even better advertised prices.

Thanks to the many members who support the shop!


The courts have had major maintenance during the fine weather in April with old sand removed, the baselines rejuvenated and new sand added. We hope this will increase the life from these courts.

Bits and Pieces

Unfortunately our ex coach Kevin Wright succumbed to his illness and was buried on 13th April. A number of Mission Bay members attended on this sad occasion

Upcoming AGM scheduled

The proposed date for the Annual Prizegiving and AGM is Friday 2nd August.

New Sponsors

We are pleased to announce 3 new Club [[sponsors]]:

1. Fuji-Xerox will be supplying our photocopying needs for the future. Thank you Lana.

2. Carjam a business connected to Anton has taken up a sponsorship.

3. Switch an electricity provider is taking over our power supply contract. This is an initiative from Tennis Auckland and you will be hearing more about how they can save you money on your own power bill.