...and handy info for the festive season

As the silly season approaches, we want to thank all our wonderful members and sponsors for choosing to be part of our Club, and let you know what will be happening around Gladstone these holidays.


This week marks the last Friday Pizza Night and Saturday Kids Tennis for the term.

Next weekend the Club will be CLOSED on Friday 11 December & Saturday 12 December (for our FAST4 tournament, more below).

Senior TennisFit & Club Nights will continue up to Thursday 10 December (inclusive).


There are lots of matches still to be played - please make sure these are scheduled to be completed by the end of term. Good luck to everyone for their matches!


We are excited to be hosting the inaugural Giltrap Skoda Gladstone FAST4 Showdown on Saturday 12 December from 10am.

This is Auckland’s premier tennis event of the Summer and promises one action-packed day of the highest quality tennis New Zealand has to offer! Six of the top players in the country will go head-to-head in a brand new concept sweeping world tennis by storm that sees just FOUR rules, lightning-fast play and fans on the edge of their seats.

PLUS we will have a Celebrity Clash, live DJs, entertainment for the kids, food, drinks and more.

We have only a very few courtside boxes still available - if you and your 7 mates want to part of the courtside action with an all-inclusive food and beverage package, get in quick by mailing

General Admission is $22 (online in advance) or $30 on the day, with 11yrs and under free. Buy tickets from

4. TERM 1 DATES 2021

While the Club will remain open to Members throughout the Christmas break, there will be no organised play (Club Night, TennisFit etc) in January.

All classes will resume Tuesday 2 February (due to Auckland Anniversary Day being Monday 1 Feb), with Club Night re-commencing Wednesday 3 Feb.


We are lucky to be supported by some wonderful businesses who are generously offering great perks to Gladstone members these holidays:
  • NUFFIELD STREET BAR & KITCHEN is offering our members a 10% discount on all food and beverage. 
  • WENDEKRIESEN CAMPERVAN RENTAL would like to extend a 20% discount to all Gladstone Members.


A couple of reminders:
  • If you are ever the last to leave the Club, please close the windows, lock the Clubhouse, and make sure the entry gate is closed behind you.
  • We have a basket of Lost Property in the corner of the Clubhouse that is overflowing! Parents - if your kids have lost their racket, hoodie, water bottle etc there's a good chance it's in there! Anything not collected by Friday 11 December will be donated to Santa's elves to redistribute :)


A special thank you to our wonderful Club sponsors (on display around the courts) who support us throughout the year. When you're writing your lists for Santa we encourage you to support their businesses! 

Thanks also to our hard-working coaches, plus the parents, members and Committee who help out to keep things running smoothly. 
And a special big thank you to our wonderful Members for being part of our Club! 

Wishing you all a very safe and happy festive season!
From Martin & the GTC Team