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.
For information contact Frankie Gowing @ 250-539-5817
Summer Newsletter 2019
It’s shaping up to be another busy season of tennis on the island. After a thorough spring cleaning the courts are looking good thanks to the dedicated efforts of 16 volunteers over the space of two full days. Also, our tennis garden has been well cared for by our resident horticulturist, Robyn Yeldon. The facility looks truly amazing thanks to all the hard work put in by our small, yet determined membership.
Our Annual General Meeting saw last season’s contingent of executives re-elected for the 2019-20 season. The board members are as follows: Bruce Roberts, Sharon Bunnin, Bob Wilband, Carol Ashwell, Bernie Peets, Adrian Gowing and Judy Wolfe. Congratulations to all these volunteers and for their continuing dedication to the operation and maintenance of this valuable facility. The members weekly play schedule will continue throughout the summer months:
Men’s Doubles: Tuesdays and Thursdays. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Women’s Doubles: Mondays and Wed. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Mixed Doubles: Fridays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday – 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Please check the tennis facility bulletin board for all scheduling and membership information. The tennis association books a small amount of time per week for members’ play. The majority of possible playing time is left open for public use. While the tennis facility is operated and maintained by a non-profit, volunteer society, it remains publicly accessible for others to use. A donation box is located inside the main gate and casual users are encouraged to help support the operation of this important island activity.
Our major event of the summer season took place on Friday, July 19th. The association’s “32” Tournament is in its 10th year and is a popular one for all members. It is a full day event that brings together members at all levels for a fun, social competition. The M.I.T.A. works diligently to create an active, socially focused athletic environment and encourages players of all levels to join in on this healthy activity.
See you on the courts!