Weekly Club Update

Nominating Committee - We are looking for two club members (outside of board members), to sit on the nominating committee. This is a short term commitment. This committee is responsible for finding volunteers to sit as board members for the upcoming season. If you are interested or if you have any questions - please let me know.

Tennis Nova Scotia Technical Director Clinic: Tuesday September 6, 5:00-8:00pm, up to 3 courts. Registration will be taken by duty hosts and will beginning September 1 at 2pm.
5:00 - 5:50pm - Junior Unlimited space
For Juniors there will be no cost, we simply ask that you register with the Duty Host
6:00 - 6:50pm - Adults 12 spots
7:00 - 7:50pm - Adults 12 spots
For the adults the theme will be Doubles based games and drills (what a great way to get ready for the club tournament).  The cost for Adults will be $10 per person. You must register and spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Fall Hours – Starting September 5 we will transition to Fall hours. Our staff hours will be:
Monday to Friday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:30am - 12:30pm and 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Access to clubhouse – Please let me know if you would like to have access to the clubhouse during unstaffed periods. I will provide you with the needed information. If you have this information, I would ask that you not share it with other members. We try to keep track of who has access to this information.

Protocols During Non-staff Times: I am asking for member help. As soon we are no longer fully staffed I would ask that during these times if you are the last member to leave the club please:* Lock the court gates
* Lock the clubhouse
* Lock the front gate
Additionally, we ask that members please continue to post their membership cards and exit times while playing. This is a helpful way of identifying non-club members using our facility.

Club Tournament (September 9-11) and Corn Boil (September 11)

Club Tournament
Please sign up for our annual closed tournament - only for St. George's members! The event takes place from Friday, Sept 9 to Sunday, Sept 11. Participants are limited to entering two events.  The cost of registering is $15 for the first event and an additional $5 for the second event. Starting September 1st at 2pm, hosts will take entries, up to Wednesday Sept 7 at 6 PM.  At this time, the anticipated events are: 
Women's Open Singles, Women's 45 Singles, Women's 65 Singles
Men's Open Singles, Men's 45 Singles, Men's 65 Singles
Women's Open Doubles, Women's 45 Doubles, Women's 65 Doubles
Men's Open Doubles, Men's 45 Doubles, Men's 65 Doubles
Mixed Open Doubles, Mixed 45 Doubles, Mixed 65 Doubles
Novice Singles.

If there are fewer than three registrations in an event, we will look to combine those draws with another event.
As this is a weekend tournament, the format will be 3 sets with the third set as a ten point tie breaker. Participants will be expected to play in two events per day for each category they entered.

Corn Boil: Our annual corn boil will take place Sunday September 11 around 3pm

Social News

Ladies' Tennis and Bridge Luncheon
Wednesday, September 7
There will be a Ladies' function at St. George's on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 9:00 with coffee and muffins. Weather permitting, tennis will begin at 9:30 with lunch at 11:45. All ladies are invited to lunch. In the afternoon, we will play bridge. If bridge players want to start in the morning, please feel free to do so. You should make sure you have a foursome.
In case of rain, bridge will start at 9:30 am. All ladies are invited to the lunch at 11:45 whether you are a tennis or bridge player. This will be a true potluck--no sign up sheet.

Truro Invitational, Wednesday, Sept. 21, Rain date Thursday, Sept. 22
Truro has been invited to play with us on the above date. Coffee and muffins will be served at 9:00 with play beginning at 9:30. With so many players, we have to do a draw. Please let me know if you are playing by Sunday, Sept. 18. I will put a sign up sheet at the club for food on Monday, Sept. 12.

Sunday Afternoon and Wednesday Night Tennis Socials
At the General Meeting it was agreed that there would be alternating nights for rackets in and 30-minute games with a draw. Gilda Greenough has volunteered to look after the 30-minute games every scheduled Sunday and Marg, Sai or me for Wednesday.  Please adhere to this schedule for the rest of the season.
Below are the dates for the timed socials:

Sunday           Wednesday
                        Aug 31
Sept 4             Sept 14
Sept 18            Sept 28
Oct. 2              Oct. 12
Oct 16             Oct. 26

 

Best,
Ian