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
Fall Newsletter 2019
For some of us there is no better summer fun than meeting with friends early on a weekday morning and enjoying a spirited game of tennis. Despite the advancing years delivering frequent physical challenges, we soldier through knowing the social component of the activity takes precedent over the competitive one. It’s been another season of social tennis, fun tournaments, Friday evening get togethers, and good laughs. As the 2019 season draws to a close we look forward to next year which will be our 12th year of operation at the Community Centre facility. While tennis play will not cease completely, the cooler, wetter days of fall will see the winding down of on court activities.
In July, our big event of the season, the “32” Tournament, attracted a host of competitors looking to add their name to our “legendary” winners plaque. This year’s talented recipients were Ellen Visser on the women’s side and our newest member, Robin Walsh, for the men’s. A belated congratulations goes to all those involved in this much loved event.
In August, a day of competitive doubles was held for both the men and women. Participants played a round robin format over 4 matches and at the end of it all everyone was crowned a champion! Our final organized event of the summer was our Members Challenge Tournament held on Friday, August 23rd. This is an opportunity for members to select their own partners and opponents and to wrap up the season of “competitive play” on a fun note. Following this relaxing day of play, close to forty members and guests convened at the gorgeous home of Rita and Gunter Grzeskowiak for an evening dinner and awards presentation. We are eternally grateful to Rita and Gunter for continuing to host our season finale.
As the fall season approaches our island tennis play will continue albeit of a quieter nature. Organized social play will carry on until the end of September and the courts will continue to be open on a daily basis until then. A final shout out goes to all those members who participated this year as well as those who volunteered countless hours keeping the facility functioning smoothly. A special thank you goes to our tennis executive who dedicates a lot of behind the scenes hours organizing our many events. Thanks to their continued dedication we have experienced another fantastic tennis season.
Stay active and we’ll talk again in 2020!