I just wanted to jump in here with a quick message regarding the conclusion of our first week of 8-sessions, and the availability of lessons packages for the remainder of the outdoor season. We will be planning lessons through the end of September, so stay sharp for the Club Championships by renewing in a lesson series today.
First off, a big thanks to everyone with their patience with the weather delays this season. It has reminded me how much headache could be saved if we had facilities that could accommodate practices in the rain 😛
We have some VERY exciting Tennis initiatives and partnerships for 2019 in our community to announce in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to the PTC newsletter and make sure to enjoy all the hits you can this season.
Lesson Series Renewals and Registration
Spots in lesson groupings are available now to any and all interested players, and also NEW OPTIONS are available via the new SUMMERflex Lesson program (see below). https://theparisclub.ca/lessons/
Spring Season Wrap-up
Monday (Red & Orange) – 2 Sessions Remaining : Last Session July 15
Wednesday (Green) – Last Session July 3 THIS WEEK
Thursday (Red) – Last Session July 4 THIS WEEK
Friday (Green & Adult) – OFFTHIS WEEK July 5 – Beginning again 7/12/2019
SummerFun Tournament 2019: Save the Date July 13th
Come join us for the Third Annual SummerFun Tennis Tournament, to be held on: Saturday, July 13th (Rain-Date: July 14th) at Paris Tennis Club, with the following schedule:
• 10 am – 12 pm RED Level games and activities for Juniors • at 12 pm SIGN-IN for Junior Competitive Tournament • 12 pm – 1 pm BBQ LUNCH ($) for All Juniors and Volunteers • 1 pm – 4 pm Junior Competitive Tournament • 4 pm – 5 pm Open Court Play, Demos and Warm-Up • at 5 pm SIGN IN for Adult Competitive Tournament • 5 pm – 6 pm BBQ DINNER ($) for all Adults and Volunteers • 5 pm – 10:30 pm Adult Tournament • Singles (Division 1 / Division 2) • Doubles (Mixed Teams)
Tournament Entry will be FREE for all Paris Club Members. Food available at additional cost. Register today with an email to email@example.com, or online at https://theparisclub.ca/summerfun-tennis-tournament/ to secure your spot in the tournament. Registration for each section of the draws will be open to drop-ins until the event starts, but advance registrations will help us to plan and organize the event for player numbers.
NEW Lesson Series DATES and NEW Coaching Assignments
** NEW ** SUMMERflex Lesson Options – or those with many summer plans
For those looking to keep it loose this summer, but still add in weekly lessons and practice for both Juniors and Adults when you can, Paris Tennis Club is now offering $20 per lesson drop-in programming for ALL AVAILABLE* 1.5h program slots and $10 per lesson for all 1h lessons. Players with advance registrations will always receive priority placement for available practice slots. If program is full, due to court or coaching availability, then no additional drop-in players will be accepted. Available Programming Includes:
** NEW ** Wednesday 6:30pm Green Ball 1.5h Session with Dora and Jourdyn Coaching and increased player cap-limit of 12.
The start of the ladder competition is June 24th and conclusion date is August 25th. Players will be given an opponent each week, and matches must be played in the period between Monday – Sunday of that week.
AT THE END
The winners are the persons at the top of each of their respective ladders on the finish date of August 25, 2019.
The winners will get
FREE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO PARIS TENNIS CLUB & DUFFERIN CLUB MEMBERSHIP (4 prizes available)
& BABOLAT TENNIS RACQUET (1 per competition ladder)
The TOP 8 players in each ladder will represent Dufferin & Paris Tennis Clubs at the “Inter Club Competition 2020”
Home court for the “Inter Club Competition” will be Paris Tennis Club
Yes, that PARTICIPACTION. If you’re at least my age then you likely remember the commercials with Hal and Joanne on public access television.
Well, PARTICIPACTION is back with a community challenge for us here in Brant County. Fortunately for them, with tennis players on their team we’ve got his competition in the bag! As you can see below, Competitive Night Tennis last night, along with coaching our great kids has me surpassed the WEEKLY GOAL.
Multiply that by the 19 Players we had last night (9 kids and 10 adults) and I’d say we can take on any community 🙂
The challenge starts on Friday, May 31st, so login at the website and/or get the app and join me in testing the limits of what their tracking system can handle and let’s show these community challengers how we really move!
Phone Screenshot, Tuesday AM:
Here are the details of the competition below from your recreation team at County of Brant
The County of Brant Recreation Team has an exciting opportunity for our communities. We are participating in ParticipACTION’S Community Better Challenge, this is a new event that just started this year.
What is it?
The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is a physical activity challenge. It is open to all communities and individuals, to recognize Canada’s Most Active Community and awarding it with $150,000.00 to support local physical activity initiatives. Five regional winners will also be recognized and receive $20,000.00 each to support local physical activity initiatives. The challenge period is; May 31st to June 16th, 2019.
Why Get Involved? The challenge will help strengthen our communities through physical activity and sport. The Community Better Challenge encourages all Canadians to sit less and move more together, through our ongoing programming, activities and events that we are already promoting through June is Recreation and Parks Month. Time to show Canada what Brant County Sport Clubs, Organizations, and affiliates have to offer!
The County of Brant is taking the lead and encouraging our communities to be more physical active, by creative inclusive programming and by being more socially connected.
How to Get involved? All that is required are the following; 1. Download the ParticipACTION app and track your personal minutes as well up too 6 family members; https://ParticipACTION.com/challenge
We invite you to join us in our efforts to being CROWNED CANADA’S MOST ACTIVE COMMUNITY.
My name is Sarah Deck, and I am a PhD student at Western University. I am studying emotions and coping in athletes, specifically double racquet sport athletes. I have two studies, that you, and hopefully members of your club would be interested in participating in. We (myself and my supervisor Dr. Hall) are curious about the impact of partnerships on emotional responses of athletes. For example, if emotional responses become similar over a season. One of the studies would take place over your next competative season, and involves meeting with the athletes three times (beginning, middle and end of season), at a time that would work best for them. The partners do need to agree and participant together. The second study, is an online survey, that takes 5-10 minutes to fill out, and asks athletes about their emotional regulation when playing with their doubles partners. If you are interested and would like to know or discuss more, I would be happy to send you the letter of information or set up a call or meeting. I think this research would be very helpful for athletes, and would love if you and your members would like to be involved!
Below is the link to the online survey, we would be happy if you could forward this to your members or any contacts you may have that would be interested.
Late registrants will be offered pro-rated lesson rates for lessons remaining, based on coaching and court availability. Once the session have been filled, registration will be closed until the summer sessions.
Note: Due to school bus schedules in May, Tom will be arriving 30 minutes later @4pm for May only.
FRI Warm-Up w/ Tom 4:00pm – 4:30pm SAT Drop-In Scramble *Open Play* No Coaches 10:00am – 11:30am MON Drop-In Practice & Play w/ Tom 4:00pm – 5:00pm TUE Drop-In Practice & Play w/ Tom OFF WED Drop-In Practice & Play w/ Tom 4:00pm – 5:00pm THU Warm-Up w/ Tom 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Planning Begins, ROGERS CUP CLUB TRIP 2019!
The Ladies of the WTA will be in Toronto this year, including Canada’s own Premier Mandatory Champion, BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells in 2019, Bianca Andreescu. Let’s go cheer them on as a club and see some great matches LIVE.
If you’re interested in the event, send me a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the email list for direct communication.
The Club Trip in 2018 saw some wicked singles and doubles matches!
FYI: The typical procedure for weather is as follows for all programming: **
If the weather is certain that the program needs to be cancelled in advance of the lesson start, an email notice will go out to Students of a Lesson Program, 1 hour – 45 minutes in advance of the start time.
If a last-minute lesson cancellation is required due to weather (within 45 min or lesson start or lesson end) the cancellation will be posted to our Public Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/paristennisclubon/
So keep an eye on your email on program days and check out the Facebook Page for the latest updates.
Friday AM Match Play
New for 2019!!!
At GSM this winter, we have been playing a Friday AM Match Play with a keen group of players and are looking to continue this offering at PTC and also expand it to fill our Spring and Summer Seasons for players at both clubs.
All players will be grouped according to:
Interested members should submit their names and availability to me (Tom) for the months of May and June in the AM. I will be working with all players to see about how we can work it out to get as many interested players out on court for organized match play.
Match play with be organized with the coaches and will be announced via email and posted for players on the website at theparisclub.ca.
There are few activities in this world that are as perfect a combination of physical activity, mental strategy and fine-detail execution as a good match of Tennis. Keeping on the court in the spring summer and fall helps me to keep not only my game in line, but also my life. I relish the opportunity to hot some balls with all of my fellow members in the coming year. A big thanks to Krista and Karel for making the team of a tennis club in to a reality for all of us to enjoy.