VTC Tennis Club: 2020 - 2021 Calendar of Events
|2020 AGM||October 4, 1:45 p.m., following tennis|
|Indoor Season begins||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
courts #2, 3, & 4 at Oaklands Park
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
June or July 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 will also have three courts booked from January through March - time is yet to be confirmed. Cost is $16.00 per person per session. To ensure that all members have an opportunity to play, bookings may only be made starting 8:00 p.m. on the Sunday 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 $16.00 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 Road off Shelbourne Ave.
Members sign up in advance for outdoor play just as they do for the indoor season. 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.
VTC occasionally holds 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.
Sometimes held, sometimes not, depending on weather and court availability. Rules may vary for this event, 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!