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. Application for membership:
Newsletter: Fall 2021
The quieter, cooler days of fall are slowly moving in as the island tennis season continues. After some sweltering court conditions the players are embracing the fall weather. It’s been a busy, busy summer at the tennis facility with more on court activity than ever before. It’s gratifying for the tennis association to see the continued enthusiastic usage of our publicly accessible courts. Donations by casual users were way up this season with all monies going toward the operation and maintenance of the facility. In July, our Great Tennis Ball Drop fund raiser was held. Three lucky winners carried away some significant cash prizes. All proceeds from this event will go toward our court resurfacing fund. A big thanks goes out to all those members who signed up participants and made this event a roaring success.
Members of the Mayne Island Community Centre are excited to see the development of the new, on site Daycare Centre. It will be a valuable addition to the community and bring a new level of vibrancy to the island. The tennis association is already discussing plans to offer on court tennis games and activities for the little ones! Who knows, we may stumble across a future Canadian champion. Stay tuned for more information regarding this activity in the coming year. The Mayne Island Tennis Facility is closing in on fifteen years of continuous operation. There is quite an interesting tennis history on the island and we are proud to be a part of its continued presence. We are fortunate in a community of our size to have such a high quality facility.
Toward the end of August we held our Annual Members Challenge Tournament. This is another much anticipated event in the tennis season and consistently draws a significant number of entrants. Members are able to create their own matches and challenge fellow players to some fun competition. Each year we are fortunate to be able to hold our evening follow up celebration on the beautiful Active Pass property of Rita and Gunter. Their kindness and generosity is without equal and each year the get together leaves us all with lasting memories.
Scheduled members play will continue into the fall season. The courts will be opened on a daily basis right into October with weather permitting. Continue to get out and enjoy this healthy activity before our wet and windy winter season begins. For any information regarding court usage or membership feel free to contact Adrian Gowing @ 250-539-5817.
Weekly Scheduled Members Times:
Women’s Doubles – Monday and Wednesday from 9 to 11 A.M.
Men’s Doubles – Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 A.M.
Mixed Doubles – Friday from 3 to 5 P.M. and Sunday from 9 to 11 A.M.
Tennis Tip: The world’s best players have spent years getting to where they are. Starting at an early age and with help from some of the best coaches. You may play well one week and then appallingly the next for no apparent reason. Don’t get down hearted by this – it’s normal! Just keep playing and your game will eventually sort itself out.
See you on the courts!