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Updated Constitution

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Our constitution has been updated, to view please visit Constitution 2021

Date: December 02, 2021

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Notice to Mariners

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Please see attached notice to Mariners No 14 of 2021, No 4 & 5 buoys Wexford Harbour.  

http://whbtc.ie/uploads/NTM.pdf

Date: October 01, 2021

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Junior Tennis Co-Ordinator Required

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Summer Junior Tennis Co-Ordinator Required for WHBTC

 

We are currently recruiting a Junior Tennis Co-ordinator to arrange team tennis, doubles, mixed and singles for Juniors of all ages in an enthusiastic and fun manner.

 

The primary objective is to encourage Junior players, increase participation and enjoyment and to facilitate progression of all levels from beginners upwards.

 

Focus primarily on playing for fun and;

 

(1) For beginners: games to learn basic skills-how to hold the racket, hit the ball, hand eye co- ordination, ball skills

(2) for novices: game play to learn forehand, backhand , serve , moving round the court, basic rules of tennis

(3) for intermediate: games to learn match play etiquette, general improvement

 

Hours of work:  Three sessions per week, two hours per session possibly more depending on demand. 

 

Skills & Experience

 

·       The ideal candidate should be an experienced tennis player with an interest in coaching or a coaching qualification and a passion for encouraging and helping children of all ages to enjoy and improve at their tennis.

·       Garda Vetting and Safeguarding 1 are essential requirements for the position


Apply with CV and Cover Letter outlining your interest in the role to juniortennis@whbtc.ie on or before Monday 21st June 2021.

 

 

Date: June 18, 2021

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Return to Tennis Protocols

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The tennis courts will re-open for  current members only from Monday 26th April 2021.

A full copy of the Protocols for a safe return to tennis are available within the News section of your Smartclub Account.

If you have any queries, please contact Bernie or Niall on tennis@whbtc.ie 

Date: April 20, 2021

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Advanced Instructor Required

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We are looking to recruit an ISA qualified Advanced Sailing Instructor to run our Level 4 Junior Sailing Courses in July & August.  Please contact jo@whbtc.ie with CV if interested.

Date: April 14, 2021

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Summer Instructor Vacancies

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Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club are now recruiting for the following positions;

 

ISA qualified Advanced Sailing Instructors

ISA qualified Dinghy Sailing Instructors

Helpers – Assistant Dinghy Instructors

 

Courses are currently planned from the 28th June to 20th August 2021, subject to Government restrictions at that time.

 

Application closing date is Friday 26th March 2021.

Apply with C.V. to:-  eccrean@gmail.com



Date: March 26, 2021

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Update regarding Juniors - Covid-19

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We have received updated guidance from our sporting bodies and the Government that clarifies that  

  • Junior training / coaching (Children of school going age are permitted to train) for both Tennis and Boating.  
  • Unless deemed essential ALL facilities must close. Accordingly, our shed must now close also.  

Apologies for the changes and rather frequent updates, but we are simply reacting to the guidance from our Sporting representative associations and from Sporting Ireland and the Government. We are passing it on as soon as we possibly can in what is a very fluid situation.  

In the meantime, stay safe and if you need assistance, please just call. We have volunteers just ready to help.  

Regards,

Enda Murphy, Commodore

 

Date: October 28, 2020

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Covid-19 Announcement - Further changes

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FURTHER CHANGES TO RESTRICTIONS FROM TENNIS IRELAND


Despite the guidance on Club activities provided last night and this morning, unfortunately I must report a significant change. 

 

Tennis Ireland have amended their instructions and requested all Clubs to suspend ALL Tennis activities. This includes junior coaching.

 

At this time guidance on boating remains unchanged. 

 

The situation is fluid and the Sporting Ireland expert group is meeting later today so we may see further changes. 

 

The Management Committee will endeavour to keep you up to date.  

 

Yours sincerely

 

Enda Murphy

 

Commodore

 

Date: October 22, 2020

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Covid-19 Announcement

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LEVEL 5 COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT

Regrettably, we now face into further restriction during this new lockdown and we must adjust our Club activities accordingly. Over the last 48 hours we have been working with our two representative sports bodies to clarify how the regulations apply to us, and they in turn have been working with Sporting Ireland and the Dept of Sport.  As a result of these discussions, the following will now apply. 

Tennis 

  • Outdoor Courts can remain open for restricted play. 
  • Singles Play is only allowed on a casual basis for exercise purposes only.  
  • Doubles play is allowed only with member from the same household. 
  • Players to live within a 5km radius of the club 
  • There should be no adult training, coaching or matches. 
  • Players must have a pre-reserved playing time, and all details recorded for  
  • Children allowed to travel beyond 5km to train 
  • Coaches allowed to travel beyond 5km to work on children’s training programme.  
  • Junior Outdoor Coaching must only take place in pods of 6 per court with a maximum of 4 on court at any one time and staying in their section of the court. 


Boating and Sailing 

  • Boating and Sailing may continue for Individual living within 5 km of the Club but on an individual basis only 
  • There will be no events and no competitions 
  • Training of Children of school age may continue once using the pod system and up to a maximum of 15 people.  
  • Coaches and Children can travel beyond the 5km to support a children’s training program  

General  

  • The Club house must remain closed 


Discussion on certain issues continue so I would not be surprised if we see further points of clarification in the next few days and weeks, but for now these are the regulations that apply. 


We have been specifically asked to remind our members of the reason for the restrictions and the need to observe the spirit of the guidance to protect ourselves and our community. Our reputations and our sports reputations are also at stake.  

As earlier in the year, we will put in place a zoom coffee morning once a week so that friends may interact in a virtual world. If you would like to be involved, please let us know by email and we will try and link you in.  

In the meantime, let us look out for each other and if in difficulty or feeling isolated, please let us know and we can arrange some assistance. Despite all we say about each other, deep down, we are a real friendly bunch!  


Stay safe  

 

Enda Murphy  

Commodore 

 

Date: October 21, 2020

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Policy for Parties/Function/Meetings

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Policy on using club premises for Parties/Functions/Meetings.

 

1.       All requests for use of the club facilities for meetings, parties or other functions shall be referred to the Vice-Commodore for decision. If the Vice-Commodore has any concerns a decision will be referred to the management committee.

2.       Any request to use the club premised for parties/functions must be made by a member of the club or the request must be supported by a club member.

3.       A non-member wishing to use the club for a function must become a pavilion member to satisfy conditions set out in the 1904 Registration of Clubs Act.

4.       There will be a charge of €30 for use of the club for meetings.

5.       Arrangements for staffing and security will be the responsibility of the Vice-Commodore, in conjunction with the bar manager. Any security costs deemed necessary will be charged to the organisers

6.       Access to the downstairs area, the tennis courts, the pontoon and other boating areas, are strictly forbidden, unless with the express permission of the Vice-Commodore.

7.       The club will not accept bookings for 18th birthday parties and will accept bookings for 21st birthday parties only from families who are members of the club.

8.       The Vice-Commodore may request a deposit of €100 to cover any damages or cleaning costs. If no costs are incurred this deposit will be returned. The Vice-Commodore may, on occasion seek a larger deposit.

9.       If the kitchen is used by the organisers, there will be a charge of €30.

10.   The party organisers must ensure that no damage is done to the premises when hanging decorations etc. They must also ensure that the premised is left in a clean and tidy condition after the party. They are responsible for all cleaning and washing up in the kitchen. All waste food must be disposed of properly.

11.   Children are the responsibility of their parents/guardians and must vacate the premises by 9.00pm.

 

Date: July 23, 2020

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