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It's with mixed emotions that I write the final tennis news article of 2016.

It's been a summer filled with fun competition, good friends, and the much anticipated Friday barbecues. Like all good things, they must eventually come to a close and so we begin to wrap up another season. The year started early with the resurfacing of our courts in April. We probably have the best looking publicly accessible courts in the province! That was followed by scheduled weekly play, a men's and women's doubles competition, and two members tournaments. Through it all players fought through tennis elbow, broken bones, ageing knees and shoulders, and an array of strained muscles. Oh, the joys of staying active! But, like true soldiers of the game, we limped, hobbled, and grimaced our way along and loved every minute of it.

In July and August our social playing times were increased as organized play was scheduled on six days of the week. Late in July, our annual Chuck Rennie Memorial "32" Tournament was held under clear skies. Eighteen members participated and when the final numbers were tallied two new players grabbed top prize. Our men's champion was our resident "rookie of the year", Fred Mussett. The women's champ was our own executive member, Judy Wolfe. A big thanks goes out to Marg and Bob for hosting the after tourney barbecue at Chez de Wilband. The final official event of the year was the Members Challenge Tournament held on Friday, August 26th. This was an occasion for members to create their own match pairings and to test their skills against fellow players. The day started early and finished mid afternoon with prizes being awarded and beverages consumed. Following the tournament a finale dinner was held at the Bennett Bay Bistro and was attended by over 40 party goers. We must thank the management and staff of the Inn for, again, providing a well run function with great service, tasty appetizers and light supper. It as a wonderful way to celebrate another successful season of tennis. We must also thank our social coordinators, Frankie Gowing and Judy Wolfe, for all their hard work in organizing this event.

Tennis, here on Mayne Island, never really finishes it just falls into a quieter mode during fall and winter. Members social play will continue throughout much of September and the courts will be open on a daily basis until mid-October. Please check the facility bulletin board for winter lock up schedule.

Our hard court tennis transforms into table tennis starting the first Friday after Thanksgiving. Table tennis is held at the school gym and runs between 3 and 5 P.M. every Friday. It's a great way to stay in shape and keep connected.

So, we'll say adieu to our 2016 season with a reminder to all to stay active, be healthy, and before too long we'll see you on the courts.

Until then.

Adrian Gowing 

Tennis Group Members pay a nominal fee, enjoying games together and take responsibility for the maintenance of the courts.   They also enjoy two organized socials each week during the playing season (balls provided), two seasonal tournaments, a phone list of members, a summer ending social and voting rights on all Tennis affairs. The opportunity to meet other Islanders and have fun and exercise while doing it, priceless.

Please complete the form below and send it in with your cheque to the address indicated.

Keep Mayne Island a thriving, active community for everyone.

Tennis Membership Form - Please download, print, then mail this form to the address indicated.


The Mayne Island Community Centre Society wishes to acknowledge the receipt of funds granted by the British Columbia Gaming Commission for the construction of Tennis Courts on Mayne Island. These two public courts are a wonderful recreational facility, which our whole community can enjoy nearly year round.  We thank gratefully our BC Liberal MLA, Murray Coell and the BC Gaming Commission for approving the application for the construction of the Tennis Courts at the Community Centre.