Summer Update from SATC President, Greg Morris
1) Starting August 9th, we will begin weekly "New Members" nights, 7:00 pm Monday & Wednesday on Court #1 (other courts if needed but subject to normal court use rules). We hope to address two needs: (a) provide an opportunity for new members of all skill levels to meet and play tennis and (b) for beginner members to participate in basic drills while being introduced to tennis. Assistance will be offered by volunteer members (not certified instructors) at no cost to participants. Any members who are willing to join in and/or to help out, please let me know or just show up.
2) Saturday, August 14, noon to closing, all four courts and clubhouse are booked by our Filipino members who are hosting their tournament vs. Edmonton area Filipino players. All the best to our club members. As their "fee" for this booking, our Filipino members will organize a competitive tournament for all St. Albert Tennis Club members to be held on August 28 - more details to follow.
3) We hope to soon finalize details on a September Social - hosts to be confirmed.
4) I am hearing good reports on Junior and Drop-in Camps for kids. Great work by a number of current and past Board members to pull these programs together on short notice - when Covid restrictions were lifted.
Junior Program Registrations are available. See below for details.
Covid-related restrictions have been lifted effective July 1. Check the Calendar below to see when your group program is scheduled or to see when courts are open for drop-in play. A sign-in procedure has been established at the Club House, click this link to learn more: Rules of Court - St. Albert Tennis Club (stalberttennis.club)
Click the link for Memberships/Programs and Account Login: https://www8.tennisclubsoft.com/stalbert/
Note: Once you have bought your membership, login to the above site with your user name and password. The court gates and clubhouse codes are on the home page, upper right, in red.
The rates are set at 75% of the 2019 rate for adults, families and juniors, due to the Covid restrictions.
Membership fees 2021:
Regular Adult $105 ($60.00 after August 1 for the remainder of the 2021 season)
Regular Family 2021: $210 ($120.00 after August 1)
2021 Junior Programs for Members and Public - Register!!
For our Junior Drop-In Program (July 5 - August 20) click on “Juniors” Tab (at the top of this page)
For our Junior Lesson Camps (July 5 - August 20) click on “Lessons” tab and then click on “Youth Camps”
Court Sign-Up Procedure
There is a court sign-up board on the clubhouse. Sign in your name, arrival time and start time (on court).Even if courts are free, you must sign in. You can play for one hour (longer if no one is waiting for a court). After your hour if courts are full and other players are waiting, you must sign in again to join the wait list. For a more detailed explanation of court use procedures click: Membership_Privileges_and_Sign_In_Protocols_-_Final_-_May_6-21_1.pdf
Once you have finished playing, please erase your name. Also please lock the gates if you are the last to leave. Members will be provided with shoe lace tags for identification.
A reminder to members, you are required to wear a shoe tag for proof of membership. For those who have paid their dues for 2021 but not yet received their membership shoe tag(s):
The Clubhouse is open. The leaf blower is available to clean off the courts. It is located by the equipment doorway (front west) in the clubhouse. Remember to return the blower after use and place the used battery (it has two of them) in the recharger.
The Club Executive for 2021 is listed HERE
City of St. Albert Community Capital Grant Program
City Council, at their September 21, 2020 meeting, considered the request from the St. Albert Tennis Club to provide a 2020 Community Capital Program Grant to assist with the bench replacement project at our facility. We were awarded $2,096 for this project. Here is Stephen on one of new benches showing proper social distancing technique. Thanks to the volunteers who spent Friday morning, April 30 assembling, and setting these up.
St. Albert has branded itself as Alberta’s Botanical Arts City, which signals their intent to support various economic and social development initiatives. As a long time city organization, the Saint Albert Tennis Club actively participates in helping St. Albert achieve their goals for our community.
Speaking of Botany, make sure you enjoy the flowers around the Clubhouse! A special thank you to Dave Rudge and his team of volunteers who cleaned, planted, weeded and generally beautified our grounds this past week-end (June 19-20, 2021). Members like these are why SATC is more than just a place to play tennis.
Public hours are: M--F 11:30 to 12:30 & Sun. 4:00 to 6:00 pm.