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VTC Tennis Club: 2017-2018 Calendar of Events

Group Tennis Lessons TBD
Icebreaker Social Sunday, April 29, 2018 10-12:00 noon, Rain date May 6, 2018 Sign-up on website
Cliffside Clay Court Challenge

TBD

Beecher Bay Bash June or July (Details TBD)
AGM and Mixed Social Late September/early October 2018
Outdoor Tennis

Sundays April 29 to Sept. 23, 2018 – 3 courts at Oaklands Park from 10 am – Noon.

Wednesdays May 16 to Sept. 19, 2018 - 1 court at Oaklands Park (1:00 - 3:00 pm)

Indoor Tennis

Sunday indoor tennis starts again in October 2018 at Cedar Hill Rec Centre Oct. (date & time tbd) and continues through to Dec. (date & time tbd)  .

Indoor tennis is over now.

Mix 'n Match Tennis and Social Saturday or Sunday, TBD (May be combined with Christmas party in Dec.) time and date TBD  Venue usually Cedar Hill Rec. Centre).May be combined with Xmas Social
Xmas tennis and social Sunday, December ?, 2018, Details TBD 

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Details of Events

Indoor Tennis Sundays at Cedar Hill Rec Centre

Sunday indoor tennis starts early October and continues through March. Please go to our Members Area and sign up for Indoor play. We have four courts from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. from October to December.  We have three courts booked from January through March. Cost is $14.00 per person per session. To ensure that all members have an opportunity to play, bookings may only be made starting on the Monday before the Sunday you wish to play. If there are too many requests, you should put your name on the spare list, as someone may have to drop out and a late replacement may be needed. So sign up early if you want to assure yourself a place to play.

Courtesy Notes: If you have booked in but are unable to play, please find a replacement and notify the Games Director ASAP. Otherwise, three people are left stranded without a fourth. NOTE: No-shows are obliged to pay the $14.00 fee. Please show up at least 10 minutes early to allow ample time to pay the contact person and get ready for your opening set. Please bring the correct change with you.

Format: The draws are made up ahead of time and posted. You play 3 sets of tennis, with and against different partners each time. You are allowed a 10-minute warm-up in the first set. Each subsequent set is 40 minutes long: the changeover times are indicated on the draw sheets. You can play the “first one in” for serve in the first set only. Deuces are played out. Balls are provided.

Outdoors, April through September

The Club has 3 courts reserved from April through September; on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Oaklands Park on King Street off Shelbourne Ave.

Members sign up in advance for outdoor play. All matches are doubles, unless fewer than eight players have signed up. Each match is approximately 40 minutes, then players change and play with a different partner. Balls are not provided for summer play.

SOCIAL EVENTS

 

VTC holds three fun, partner-by-draw events throughout the year.

Mix and Match/Fundraiser/Christmas tennis and social

Held on a Saturday night (usually the beginning or mid-December) at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre or Oak Bay Tennis Bubble, the fundraiser is a change-partners-every-round mix and match to raise funds to support the Mustard Seed. Tickets can be purchased at the tournament for use during a match to alter the outcome - buy a third serve, an ace, reverse a line call, replay a point, buy a point, a game or a set. Organizers try to ensure teams of comparable strength compete against each other. No elimination: Everyone plays the same number of rounds and total up their game scores. One female and one male winner is declared at the end of the evening.

Cliffside Clay Court Challenge (C4)

Give those ailing knees and hips some relief - play on clay! Robert & Judy Mari host this amazing event on their clay court at their home in the Shawnigan Lake area. If you have never played on clay, this is a terrific opportunity to give it a try. It is lots of fun and so great to be able to slide without straining the knees. Other activities available include pool, ping pong, air hockey, hiking/nature walk in the woods, BBQ, hot tub, swimming in the lake 5 minute drive), and to top it all off ...stunning views! There is even live music! If you like to dance, the dance floor awaits your best moves. For the brave of heart, there may also be a tango lesson on offer…

Spring Ice-breaker

Sometimes held, sometimes not, depending on weather and court availability. Rules vary, and everyone has fun. Usually held on a Sunday morning.

Becher Bay Bash (B3)

We are very happy to announce that Ron Bellamy is once again offering to host this event at his property in East Sooke. His home has a fabulous setting for tennis, games and socializing. Activities on offer include tennis; table tennis; bocce ball; croquet; badminton; golf; boating; fish and wildlife to enjoy and there is even a ball machine, for anyone who wants to go early and hone their tennis skills!

 

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2018 SUMMER OUTDOOR TENNIS

VICTORIA TENNIS CLUB

SUNDAY MORNING OUTDOOR TENNIS 2018

Runs from April 29th thru September 23rd

10 am - 12:00 noon

Friendly organized doubles

3 courts reserved (crts 2, 3, & 4)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON TENNIS

Runs from May 16th thru September 19th

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

1 court reserved - court 4

Public courts available at Oaklands - on King's Road

Courts reserved by VTC

 

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES

2017-18 fees are $55

The membership application form is in About the Club, on this website.

 

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