Member Newsletter / 2016-17 Indoor Season Information

Dear Member,

Hope you had a great outdoor tennis season! Please review the information below in order to prepare for the season.

The first day of play is scheduled for Monday September 26th
(Call in and on-line booking opens 6 days prior at 9:00 am)

This season’s program line up will include a similar schedule of events, including Monday Evening House League, Windoor Play, Round Robins and Instruction.

We are planning to have most our key staff members back including; Damaris, Alicia, Gary, Danny, Vijay and Nina. Paul is off to university this season and we wish him the best.

We have a great line up of teaching professionals back at the Club for the academy programs. The main pros who will be running the group sessions and available for private instruction (at certain times) are Gary, Damaris and Nina.

Please be reminded that openings for membership fill very quickly each season and with a strict maximum on the number of members, we urge you to register now if you haven’t already done so. An application form has been enclosed for those who have not yet registered for the season.

Enjoy the rest of the outdoor season and we look forward to seeing you back in the bubble very soon!

Joshua Creek Admin and Professional Staff


Club and Program Information 2016/ 2017

 

Pre-Season Office Hours

The office will also be open for inquiries and to accept member forms during the following pre-season times: Weekdays from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm, Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00 pm

During these times, you are also welcome to drop into the club to ask questions, register for membership or sign up for programs.

Pre-Season Booking

Court bookings can be made up to 6 days in advance, so you will be able to call in or go on-line to reserve courts for the opening week as early as Tuesday September 15th. The office will be open at the following times for bookings or inquiries.

 

Tennis Programs

Monday Night House League

(Starts October 17th – Sign up Deadline is October 1st)

The House League will be run on Monday nights again this season. We will continue to work on creating the most compatible divisions possible and recruiting players that are genuinely interested and active.  All efforts will be made to set up competitive games and a good rotation of players for a variety of opponents.

Depending on number of players who register, there will be four flights (or divisions) on the men’s side and two on the ladies. There will be 12 players in each of these divisions so this limits us to 48 spots available for the men and 24 on the ladies side (which was approximately the level of interest last season).

We will begin with four weeks of ‘open play’ before we lock players into divisions. This means that return players will start of in the divisions they played last year and new players will start of in a division based on an assessment by a Club professional. After the four week ‘mini-session’, players will be assigned to a division based their results and assessments made by the league coordinators. That leaves two, ten week sessions on the schedule. After the first 10 weeks the top players in each division will be moved up and the bottom down.

Please be reminded that we required a minimum level of 3.0 to participate. If you have not already indicated on your membership form that you would like to sign up, please send a quick email to tennisoffice@joshuacreek.ca

 

Ladies ‘Windoor’ Team Play and Tryouts

The number of teams our Club will enter in the “Windoor” League and Saturday Business League will be dependent on the number of members who express an interest in participating. The final determination in terms of which teams we enter will be made as players confirm for the season and when we have our pre-season team or captains meetings.

To Confirm Your Interest…

We need to know as quickly as possible how many players will be coming back this season. All members who are interested in team play this must send a quick email to tennisoffice@joshuacreek.ca so we can compile the team rosters for this year.

Further information on dates, details and team policies and team selection will be emailed directly to last season’s participants during the first week of September.

 

Friday Evening Doubles Social

Our popular Friday night round robin will continue to run on a weekly basis this season. If you have not participated in the past we remind you that you are welcome! The round robins provide a great opportunity to play some social doubles and meet new partners. Please remember to phone in (or book on-line) each week to reserve your spot. A partner is not required and there is no additional fee for any of the round robins but each time you play it does use up one of your bookings.

 

Group Instruction

Our tennis academy has really grown in recent years thanks to our amazing line up of teaching professionals and selection classes. This season’s line up of classes includes:

  •  Junior Tennis Academy – Weekly classes for complete beginners to elite level juniors run over a 24 week program
  • Adult Introductory Tennis – Group classes for those who are new tennis (no membership required)
  • Tennis Fitness (Cardio Tennis) – For Club members who want a work out and hit a ton of balls all in one class
  • Windoor Clinics – Doubles based team clinics for ladies on our Windoor and Business League teams
  • New Clinics – We are looking at setting up open doubles clinics or ‘stroke of the week’ clinics based on interest and court availability

 

Private Instruction

Lessons are available on a private basis either individually, for groups, or for our “Windoor Teams”. We have a great line up of teaching professionals available for private instruction. They include, Damaris Aguilera, Nina Fetahagic, Steve Theodoropolous and Gary Stephenson. Please check in at the office to coordinate lesson times with the teaching staff. Due to limitations on court times allotted for private lessons timing will be fairly restricted and we may have to limit how many lessons a particular member can take in order for us to accommodate other members.

 

Looking for Game?

Our on-line booking system includes a feature to help you find compatible partners! You can list yourself own information or look for other members on this list. Last season this feature functioned somewhat ineffectively but the new release of the court booking software promises to resolve any issues.

 

Pro-Shop Services

Joshua Creek has great on-site pro-shop services for members, featuring:

  • Professional advice on equipment from our teaching staff
  • Expert stringing service (service now available at the club)
  • Demo’s of all the latest racquets
  • Stringing discounts for academy juniors

 

Thank you again for choosing Joshua Creek! We are very pleased with how many members registered early last Spring and how strong the interest in the Club remains from one season to the next.  Our response as always will be a continued pledge to provide quality programming, a well maintained facility and a strong focus on member services.