More advanced search options!

It’s been a while since we posted some news, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! Lots of things get released on a weekly basis but we don’t often find the time to toot our own horn. This news should make club administrators happy with more sophisticated membership management searches. You can access the Membership Control List from the Members menu (note: you must be a club administrator).


Over the weekend we added the ability to search based on email address. This complements some recent additions of birthday and gender. All of these search filters are combineable so you can for example get all Tennis Junior members who have a birthday between 1992 and 1995 and have an account. Very powerful!

We also have provided additional fields in the table to actually show you that data. Now you can display, and sort data based on birthday, gender, last booking date, and last login date. These last two fields will be a boon for administrators who are looking for a way to find out which members have been inactive for long periods of time. Keep in mind – this data is subject to our data retention policy (we only guarantee 2 years worth of historical booking data). You can also download the data in comma-delimited format for use in your favourite spreadsheet application. This will give you even more filtering and searching power.


We hope you find these new searches interesting and useful!


Mobile friendly updates

We are pleased to announce the release of new menus for members that are more mobile (especially Blackberry) friendly.  General menu navigation has not changed but the menu displayed changes depending on your screen size.

On a standard desktop, the menu continues to look like this:

The same menu looks like this on a blackberry:

and when you click on the menu, you get a pop-up that looks like this:

click on your menu item and the sheet reloads.

Let us know what you think.


Timeout increased!

Due to popular demand we have increased the timeout value from 20 minutes to 1 hour. This means that your Gigasports session will end after 1 hour of inactivity.

We are working on further enhancing this feature… watch this space!


Class signup improvements

Class signups have been improved significantly this week. You may have seen the changes as early as Sunday evening. Among the improvements are:

New grid and list views for all clubs with classes

The grid view is our standard view for classes and is based on a week-view calendar. Typically you can see up to 7 days in advance and view all the classes at a glance. Hover over a class and a tooltip will give you a description of that class.

List view allows you to scroll down and view the classes as a list. This is great for members who want to see the full descriptions for all classes without having to hover over each class.



New: Email opt-in / opt-out panel

If you use GigaMail, you may be asked by members to remove their email address from certain mailings or if they opted themselves out, the member may ask to be opted back in to mailings. Now you can do this easily! In the member’s profile you will notice a new listing of all your membership classes. The listing indicates the classes that the member has opted in to and opted out of:


New report! List of bookings with "Guest" selected.

A number of clubs asked for a report of bookings where the member brought a guest in to the club. We are happy to release a report that gives you just that. Features:

  • Because prime time slots are more important, you can filter by row (time slot),
  • Because weekend slots are often different from week day ones, you can run it for week days, weekends or both,
  • Because seasons have different characteristics, you can select a start date and an end date,
  • Run the report by activity e.g. tennis, badminton or squash and
  • View the history of any reported booking with a guest.

Let us know if you find it useful.

Guest report
Guest report

Vote: Pick your favourite staff colour scheme!

While in the progress of doing some pretty major changes to our booking system we felt that a more modern aesthetic design would be in order. Some of these changes are already visible now, but we need your help with some of the touch-ups! Here are 4 alternatives we are considering. The navy blue is already in place, but we’re considering a change – what do you think? Click the images to enlarge and vote down below, or leave us your comments!

Light Blue



Navy (current colour)

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New report: No Shows (for class sign-ups)

You could always go back and look at old sign-up sheets to see who hadn’t showed up for your classes/programs. Now you can get a report of the no-shows only. Look for the new report it under “Reports” and then “Classes – No Show” on the right hand side.
No shows report for classes


Reports Improvements

Reports got a bit of a visual overhaul today with a better layout and more clearly explained reports that make it easy to get to the information that you need.



Outlook 2007 Calendar Sync

Syncing your Gigasports bookings to Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a snap! You can find a special link under My Bookings on your booking sheet. The sync also works with Microsoft Outlook 2010 as well.