St. Albert Tennis Club
Please be aware that the mechanism for the outside lights is not functioning (misuse by someone overturning it) and new parts have been ordered. Until fixed the lights are not operable.
Congratulations to Gord Olsson and his crew of volunteers for running the St. Albert Tennis Club Seniors' Provincial Tournament this past weekend.
Support was also given by Tennis Alberta and The Sweet Spot. Our pro, Jeff James did a great job as tournament director as well. No successful tournament can be held without a strong cast of volunteers and here is a list of members who helped out and made this one of the best tournaments held in all of Alberta:
Elaine Stonehouse; Hans Homfeldt; Elfi Homfeldt; Maureen Brown, Carrol Clarke;
Jim O'donnell; Ron Riley and Joe Lardizabal.
We will be following up with a call out to our members to step up and fill in some of the volunteer positions for next year's tournament as many of the current members are going to retire after this year to take a well deserved rest.
Updated information about summer (July and August) Youth Camps for young people from 6 to 13 years of age can be found by clicking on the Lessons tab above and then go to the Youth Camps page which provides a schedule, an information section and a registration link.
In July we are offering a doubles BOOT CAMP session on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm with our pro Jeff James. This will help doubles players to improve their game, learn proven strategies and then put them into pracitce. There will be two one hour sessions: 3:00 to 4:00 for lower rated players and 4:00 to 5:00 for more experienced ones. This should be of particular interest to Nimbledons and Lobsters but everyone is welcome. Click the lessons tab above and then click Adult Group for the sign up form which is now posted.
If you would like to become a member for 2018, click on the Membership tab above to fill out an online membership and payment form at the bottom of the Membership page. For junior membership information click on Juniors,
Please pick up and display your purple Caribiner for 2018; they are available from the head professional, members of the executive and Jim Fleming.
The tournament schedule for 2018 is now posted: look under the tournaments' tab. As of now we do need help running individual tournaments for the rest of the year. Please check out the tournament schedule to see if you can run one of the scheduled tournaments. There is a tournament scheduled for July 28 but as yet we have no volunteers to run the tournament. If none are coming forth by July 19th, we will cancel that one as well.
Two new programs have been initiated this year on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tuesday evening is a co-ed ladder mixing competitive and social players in a structured format.The Tuesday night ladder/mixer begins at 6:00 p.m on Tuesdays all season. This event is becoming increasingly popular for ladies and men. Thanks to Jim Fleming for adding this program to our schedule and running it so well.
Wednesday afternoon will offer Adult Group Lessons: from 3:00 to 4:00 there will be beginner lessons for both members, And from 4:00 to 5:00 will be doubles improvement classes for experienced players.. . Look under the Adult Group tab under LESSONS.
The T/Th afternooners are now called the Lobsters and are participating in a Gold/Silver mixer on Tuesdays and our regular ladder on Thursdays for the time being. The results will be posted on the information board in the clubhouse. Thanks to Jim Fleming for running this on a trial basis.
A new feature of the home page is the St. Albert Tennis Club Mission Hills court calendar which will keep members up to date with information about programs, schedules and events happening on the club's 4 courts.
The Mission Hill Courts public use schedule is posted by the main gate of the tennis courts.