Pirates Sports Club – Lion’s Vs Bulls Ticket’s, Mother’s Day Brunch, Hot Pod Yoga, WIN a trip to Rugby World Cup



Kick off is at 15h00 and the bus leaves at 14h00.


Contact non@piratesrugby.co.za





Pirates will play their next game on the 23rd of May against UJ.

This game will be played at UJ. Come down and support the boys!



With winter setting in and the sun going down earlier, we would like to stress the importance of wearing florescent bibs and light coloured clothing while running.

Pirates are selling florescent Pirates bibs for R100 at the shop. Please ensure you get one before your next run.




Here are the Junior Hockey Fixtures for this weekend:

Date Astro Venue Time Home vs Away League
08-May Wits University 8:30 to 9:30 Pirates U15B vs Shumbas Blue U15B U15B B
08-May Wits University 7:30 to 9:30 Pirates U15G vs Silver Stars U15G U15G B



Message from our Chairman

Dear members

After the hectic but very successful start to 2015 with league, championships, launching our junior section and the AGM I am sure we were all very grateful for a few weeks of rest and relaxation. Having said that
it’s time to pick up the pace again and continue with our aim to make Pirates the best tennis club in Johannesburg and the country.

Time to head back to the courts!! Social tennis will be back to full steam ahead from this week and we look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday afternoon, Saturday afternoon or Sunday mornings.

The generosity of our members has blown us away again and we are so grateful for all the contributions for our new furniture which keep coming in. Watch this space…. it will be arriving any day now. Thanks also to
the volunteers who will be assisting us with organising sets on a Saturday afternoon once a year and those that are working with our junior committee on a Saturday morning. We so appreciate you giving up your time for the


Mixed League
The Combined Mixed League starts this Saturday 9th April. We have entered two teams, and are proud to announce that our A Team has been promoted to the 1st League, Section 3 ! Our B Team has been promoted three sections to Second League, Section 6. So you will see either of our teams on the courts on Saturday afternoons, although there will still be four courts for social tennis. We wish them lots of luck in the upcoming five weeks.

Junior Tennis
After a two week break over the school holidays, junior Social Tennis is back this Saturday commencing at 100h00 until 11h30.

Tennis for Life Coaching Academy (TFL)
In case you didn’t know, TFL now restring racquets. Please speak to Sue or Byron in this regard.

Cutlas Cup
Cutlas cup is coming soon! For those of you who are unfamiliar, this is a tournament played between Pirates members. It is aimed at improving our singles game. It’s a friendly tournament and takes place over a set period of time, commencing in June. Games are arranged between members at their own convenient time. Kenny will be sending more information on this soon, so watch this space!

Club House Furniture
You will be pleased to know that we have ordered our new furniture for the club house!! The new tables will be delivered this week, and the chairs and bar stools during the course of this month. Once again a BIG thank you to all of you contributed to this project, we could not have done it without you! Don’t forget we will be arranging a maintenance day for Manedlea day, so please save your 67 minutes of community service on Saturday 18 July for Pirates!

International Tennis Tournament (ITT)
As mentioned, we have been invited to participate in the ITT tournament, where different clubs represent different countries. Its a friendly tournament against other clubs. Pirates has been given The Netherlands as our country! We will have four members representing Pirates, and the first match will take place on Sunday 17 May at 8am at Kenrho Tennis club in Kensington. We encourage any members who are able to support our team to please do so! Please direct any enquiries to Merryl or e-mail us for more information,

Eastern Province Seniors Tournament 2015

Taking place in Port Elizabeth, entries close Next Thurs night 14 May!
Tournament takes place from Friday 29th May to 1 June 2015
Main venue: PE Lawn Tennis Club
Cost: R350. To register e-mail seniors@tennissa.co.za

We hope to see you all at the club this weekend!

For the beer tasting in May we will be hosting Steve Gilroy from Gilroy’s brewery.

Steve Gilroy will take us through a humorous look at the myths, legends and secrets of beer. Learn how beer is created, smell the hops, taste the grains and explore the brewing process. Laugh and learn whilst enjoying all four of Gilroy’s Award Winning Beers. Many of you may have met Steve in the past before and can all concur that he is quite a character. He has warned us that the Gilroy ‘Beer Experience’ is for adults only and is not suitable for minors or the easily offended as it may contain colourful language and irreverence.

We will be tasting the four winning beers (tasting in this case is a full bottle of each) which are:

We have secured the Beer Experience at the very special price of R100 (it costs R120 to do the tasting at the brewery). Due to the pricing we won’t build a meal into the price but you will be able to order off the menu if you so desire. Because of the length of the tasting we will be starting at 19:00 sharp.

Details of the evening are as follows:

  • Brewery – Gilroy’s
  • Date – 14th May 2015
  • Time –19:00
  • Entrance Fee – R100 (includes 1.4l of tasting beers)

As always we are trying to be tech savvy so if you can rsvp by clicking on this link and it will take you right to the form:



Contact Non at non@piratesclub.co.za

Father’s Day: Sunday 21st June

Winter Beer, Wine and Gourmet Fest: Saturday 4th July

Ladies Day: Saturday 22nd August

Celebrate this Mother’s Day with us as we indulge in a delicious brunch this Sunday. Today is the last day to book your spot.

Enjoy a buffet brunch with a special surprise gift from Red Square as well a complimentary glass of champagne for the mum’s. U10 Children’s Entertainment.

R100 per person

Contact hayley at marketing@piratesclub.co.za


One of Pirates members is running the comrades barefoot, you heard right, barefoot. He’s doing this to raise money in aid of hunger.

We encourage you to please buy a raffle ticket for R150 – there are some super prizes to win.


Pirates is extremely pleased to introduce Hot Pod Yoga to the gym. Your first class is free with the coupon attached. See the schedule below for class times.

Word Class Supplements Now On Your Doorstep

Pirates gym is proud to announce the stocking of StHealth Nutrition supplements.
Made with athletes in mind and 100% natural and safe.
Selling now at discounted prices
‘Designed and manufactured nutritional supplementation that is superior to current offerings on the market; supplements that are free of any banned substances, safe for sports, formulated and tested to comply with the strictest conditions’

Contact gym@piratesclub.co.za for details & prices

Buy a 180g steak with sauce etc etc for R59.00 together with a Castle Draught and receive a Castle marinade for free.

The Castle Draught will cost R25.00 unless you are a member then you only pay R23.00 for the beer.[/su_column]


Pirates Club hosts the Jozi Read Food Market every Saturday from 8am – 1pm.

Elouise Barnard of Hearts to Arts has started promotional art and craft classes at the market, with the aim of offering an extra-mural arts program for kids on the Pirates Club grounds at the Rugby Clubhouse during the week (based on private school terms).

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Watch out for the new Outsurance advert where the Pirates Bowls Club is featured. FYI!