Pokeno locals are ready to do the hard mahi required to get their quaint and historic tennis facility back to its former glory. The Pokeno tennis club was first formed in 1930 with a club located in the township, before being moved to the old school grounds on Avon Road, 2km from town.
Nestled amongst mature oak and totara trees with views across the north Waikato, this facility has been sitting idle for several years as local interest in tennis waned, and a generation of volunteers stepped down from their duties.
Lichen and algae have built up on the surface, and a lack of general maintenance means the courts have become run down. But that’s all about to change. Helen Johnson is orchestrating a preliminary ‘committee’ to coordinate a working bee project which will see a gradual rejuvenation of the facility. Helen sees a mixed-use facility as a good way to develop the site.
The club’s vision is: “To create a friendly, popular community asset that encourages locals and their family and friends to engage in physical activity, events and socialising”
Once cleaned up, taster sessions for bowls and modified junior tennis will be the first steps to getting the place busy and well used again. Local councillor Jacqui Church also attended the meetings and connected the group to HEB construction, who were kind enough to fix the carpark surface and entranceway to help the project along.
To read more visit: https://issuu.com/districtspost/docs/2019-03-26 (page 13)
A conversation between Kotahi Aroha’s Erina Wehi-Barton and Sport Waikato’s women and girls initiative This is ME® revealed...
Click to read more
Through Sport Waikato’s new way of working, a professional learning day was recently held with Plunket facilitators from around the north island.
Over 140 Principals and Health & Physical Education (HPE) lead teachers came together at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton to challenge the traditional structures of sport and physical education
Got To Get Out (GTGO) is a social enterprise outdoors group, on a mission to get disadvantaged youth active, outdoors and into nature to improve their health and wellness.
Meet our people
Copyright © 2013 Sport WaikatoSite by Kudos web
Please enter you log in details below.