Aviva Tournament ChampionsI'm pleased to announce that our ACTC Ladies B2 team has won the B2 Division Championship. The final Inter-county championships was played at the Aviva Centre, home of the Rogers Cup. Our Ladies B2 team beat Markham with a convincing 9-3 score.
Nancy Beatty, the team captain told me the team worked very hard this year and had a lot of fun together. Winning their Division earned them the right to play in the Aviva Tournament. She said "everyone on the team contributed to their Division win. Without everyone contributing, we might not have won our division, which earned us the right to play in the Aviva Tournament".
Division B2 Champions
|Nancy Beatty (captain)||Breda Murphy|
|Cindi Stewart (co-captain)||Tonya DeWaal
On Tuesday, October 4 at 7 pm to 8:30, one court is booked for high level coaching with Andres Marco. Teams that are continuing to meet on their scheduled times can use a maximum of 2 courts.
Please help the ACTC Board of Directors by answering 4 simple and short questions about playing under the lights at ACTC.
You will help us plan for the future enjoyment of playing tennis during the evening hours. Please click on this link to share your experience and answers. Lighting Survey
Ian Underwood Mixed Doubles Tournament
The 2016 Ian Underwood Mixed Doubles Tournament was held on Sunday September 11th. It was another picture perfect day for tennis and socializing.
Charlie Glavinic, our Tournament Coordinator did an outstanding job organizing the 11 teams that registered. A big thank you goes out to Mike Ing who volunteered to purchase the food and run the barbecue while participating in the tournament. Ginny Conner helped out by preparing all the condiments and the serving table. Phil Huxley helped out by taking photographs of the winning teams and finalists.
The ACTC is very fortunate to have volunteers like Charlie, Mike, Phil and Ginny. Their willingness and readiness to volunteer makes the ACTC a very welcoming and friendly place.
Sherylann Tsuyuki and Paul Allen defeated Michelle Marsh and Stewart Wylie.
In the Consolation Round, Katherine Conway and Colin Brown defeated Julie and Phil Anderson.
Mixed Champions and Runners Up
Paul Allen, Sherylann Tsuyuki, Charlie Glavinic, Michelle Marsh, Stewart Wylie
Consolation Winners and Runners Up
Colin Brown, Katherine Conway, Charlie Glavinic, Phil & Julie Conway
End of Season Celebrations
B team social, Tuesday September 6th, - 7- 10 pm.
Our inter-county teams are planning year end social tennis events for their teams. Please take note of these dates and times.
Tuesday, August 23, Ladies B Teams Social - 3 courts, 9 a.m. until noon.
Thursday, September 15, C Team social hit and barbecue- 3 courts, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
The Town of Aurora informed me today that due to a delay in their RFP procurement process the resurfacing schedule has changed. Court resurfacing originally scheduled for the week of August 15th is now commencing the week ofAugust 29th.
I'm sorry for the work team captains put in to find other courts during the court resurfacing work. The Town's scheduling process is is beyond our control.
July Announcements - Please click on link to read the latest updates at ACTC
Pickleball Now Free for Tennis Members
The ACTC Pickleball Committee's mandate is to grow pickleball in Aurora and surrounding areas of York Region. To further this goal, the Committee is extending full membership of ACTC tennis players to the ACTC Pickleball Program.
This means that tennis members can now play pickleball for free. The Pickleball membership fee of $20 is waived for ACTC tennis members. The Committee hopes this free membership (folded into the Tennis Registration) will encourage members to try out outdoor pickleball as a sport that complements tennis.
Friday Social Tennis Night
Friday social tennis is an enjoyable and friendly evening for all members of ACTC. Houseleague and Inter-county players are welcome. Players rotate and mix so everyone gets a chance to play.
With more people coming out for Friday night social tennis, a new web page was created to make it easy for you to sign up to attend the social tennis activities and also check who is coming out to play. Using this tool, when you come to the court, you will know someone will be there to play with. Click on this link to add your name and then check who else is coming out to play.
Summer Student - Facility Coordinator
I am pleased to inform you that the ACTC Board has hired Nic Huxley as our Facility Coordinator for the summer. Nic has a comprehensive list of duties in the clubhouse and court areas. In addition to maintenance duties, Nic will monitor court rotation (changeovers) when players are waiting for an open court. As posted, rotation occurs on the half hour and hour with 30 minutes for singles and 60 minutes for doubles. Please introduce yourself to Nic and welcome him to ACTC.
Court Scrub - Wind Screens
Our Facility Director organized a team of 5 volunteers to scrub the courts, then power wash all the accumulated grime off the courts. This was a 2 day job which resulted in a whole new fresh look to our blue and green colours. You can see a brief video by clicking here.
Another major improvement is the installation of new windscreens. The Facility Coordinator and volunteers have a few more screens to install then the job will be complete. This is not easy work. Many thanks to the Facility Coordinator and the volunteers helping on this major court improvement.
Marilyn Redvers Tennis Centre
Tennis Clubs of Canada, formerly known as Canadian Winter Tennis, founded by Terry Redvers, is responsible for the operation of Newmarket Winter Tennis Club, Blackmore Tennis Club and our NEW FACILITY IN AURORA: Marilyn Redvers Tennis Centre. Mr. Redvers has been operating the winter facility in Newmarket since 1979 and Blackmore since 1990. Please click on this link to read more about the new tennis centre in Aurora.
Please visit the Tennis Clubs of Canada website to learn more about their operations.
Reminder - Court Resurfacing:
The Town will be resurfacing our courts with a fresh coat of paint. It will take 5 days to do this work. The date scheduled is the week of August 15. This means that there will be no programming or open tennis activities during that week. Captains of Intercounty teams will need to make alternative arrangements. Local courts can be booked through the Town of Aurora.
The ACTC is a proud supporter of the new Marilyn Redvers Tennis Center. Having a year round tennis facility in Aurora is badly needed. I wanted to take a look at the site and I luckily ran into Terry Redvers. Terry reports that construction is all on track for a fall opening.
On behalf of the ACTC Board of Directors, welcome to the 2016 season. We are looking forward to another successful season of tennis and pickleball. Each year the Board puts great effort into improving our facilities and programs. If you have suggestions to help our efforts or if you are interested in volunteering, do not hesitate to contact one of the Board members. Please forward this newsletter on to others who may be interested in joining our club.
Please click on 2016 Spring Newsletter for a full review of updates and ACTC news.
See you on the courts,
Brent MacKinnon - President, ACTC Board of Directors
|Online Registration is open. Join or renew today||Houseleague for beginners to intermediate runs on Monday and competitive to advanced players on Wednesday evening|
|Inter-County Tennis The league starts in May. Learn more about joining a team.||Court Access Schedule - Please review before coming to the courts|
|Pickleball: Much like tennis and badminton & perfect for aging knees and joints.||Share Your Comments - Help the ACTC Board by sharing your suggestions
We had a wonderful day for our Opening Day Celebration. For the first time in our history we had Pickleball players with us for this great day of fun and socializing. You can see more of our Pickleball players by visiting their web page. Here are a few pictures from our day of socializing, pickleball and tennis. A big shout out goes out to Nick for helping out with the Pickleball program and Mike for taking care of the barbecue. Sammy - thanks so much for your donation of water, much appreciated. Can't forget the kids and players who went out and dryed off the courts so we could continue our tennis and pickleball matches!!