VTC Tennis Club: 2019 - 2020 Calendar of Events

EVENTS DETAILS
Group Tennis Lessons TBD
Icebreaker Social Sunday at end of April 2020
4 courts at Kings Road
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Rain Date: TBD
Cliffside Clay Court Challenge TBD
Beecher Bay Bash June or July TBD
AGM and Mixed Social October 6, 2019
Cedar Hill Rec Centre
1:30pm
(follows tennis at 11:30)
OUTDOOR TENNIS EVERY SUNDAY
April 21 to Sept 15, 2019

3 courts at Oaklands Park (Courts 2, 3 & 4)
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
EVERY WEDNESDAY
April 24 to Sept 18, 2019

1 court at Oaklands Park (Court #4)
11am to 1pm
INDOOR TENNIS MOST SUNDAYS
Details will be posted in September 2019
Christmas Party & Tennis Sunday December 2019
Details TBD
* 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.

Outdoors Tennis - 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's 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 provided for Sunday summer play.


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.  The tennis is mix and match, a small gift exchange, with refreshments.  Donations are brought to raise funds to support the Mustard Seed. 

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)
(2020 date / event 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!