VTC Tennis Club: 2020 - 2021 Calendar of Events

EVENTS DETAILS
2020 AGM tentatively October 4, 12:00 p.m., following tennis 
Indoor Season begins tentatively October 4th, Cedar Hill Rec 
Christmas Tennis & Social 

December 13 - to be confirmed

Details to follow in late November

Spring Icebreaker Social Sunday at end of April 2021
4 courts at Kings Road
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rain Date: TBD
OUTDOOR TENNIS EVERY SUNDAY
late April to end of Septembeer

3 courts at Oaklands Park (#2, 3 & 4)
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
EVERY WEDNESDAY
late April to  end of September

2 courts at Oaklands (Courts #3 & 4)
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Beecher Bay

Bash 

 

June or July TBD

INDOOR TENNIS MOST SUNDAYS
Details will be posted September 2020
(or as soon as confirmed)
* You can register for events through the Members Area tab*
 

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 3 courts from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from October to December.  We also have three courts booked from January through March - time is yet to be confirmed. Cost is $15.00 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 already twelve people on the sign-up, you should put your name on the wait 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 $15.00 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 three 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.

Outdoor Tennis - April through September

From late April through the end of September, the Club has 3 courts reserved on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, and 2 courts on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. , at Oaklands Park on King's Street off Shelbourne Ave.

Members sign up in advance for outdoor play. All matches are doubles, unless the number of members that sign up. necessitates some singles play.  Each match is approximately 40 minutes, then players change and play with a different partner. Balls are provided.


Social Events

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

MIX AND MATCH CHRISTMAS TENNIS AND SOCIAL

Held on a Sunday (usually the beginning or mid-December) at the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.  Details will be published once confirmed. 

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 (B3a)
(2020 date / event was cancelled because of COVID - 2021 to be confirmed)

Members Ron Bellamy and Lisa Burrows host this event at their property in East Sooke. Their home has a fabulous setting for tennis, games and socializing.  In addition to the abundant fish and wildlife, activities to partake in include tennis, pickleball, table tennis, bocce ball, croquet, badminton, golf, and boating.  There is even a ball machine for anyone who wants to go early and hone their tennis skills!