We are going through some hard times these days and I know we all want to get out and play tennis. Sadly our courts in behind the Paris district high school have been and are still closed due to COVID-19. We have been advised by the County of Brant that they will not consider the reopening of the courts until April 6th, at the earliest. As soon as we have more information to report on the reopening dates of the courts, we will send out a message to you via this mailing list.
Memberships are currently available for sale online for the 2020 season. If we are unable to open and run a full season of programming those who have already purchased memberships for the 2020 season will either have the option to extend their membership one extra year without charge or get a full refund.
At this time our opening day get-together may need to be postponed, but at this time we are still hoping to be all to run all of our regular seasonal events, including 2020 club championship and summer fun tournament.
Lesson programming is currently available for registration on the website, however at this time we recommend holding off on signing up due to the uncertainty of our start dates. We hope to be able to offer a full season of lesson programming but we are most concerned at this time about being good citizens of the community.
Thank you for your patience,
Hudson Tranmer Jr. Member & Volunteer Paris Tennis Club
Last call to register for the 2019 PTC championship finals. We want to see you all there for our last tournament before the winter hits.
PTC Championship Finals 2019
Where:Paris Tennis Club 231 Grand River St. N, Paris
When: Sept 27th-29th Events:
Junior Fun Day:
Social Doubles Tournament: Competitive Singles Tournament
RSVP to email@example.com
Registration due: Friday Sept 20th, 2019 $10 fee for non-members
Some Notes: Minimum/Maximum numbers required to run programming.
Junior Fun Day: 6 participants min
Social Doubles Tournament: 12 participants min / 32 participants max
Competitive Singles Tournament: 16 participants min (8 each for ELITE and STANDARD divisions). 48 players max.
Singles divisions will be based on the 2019 Ladder Play with PTC and Dufferin Club Members. Players with match history will receive seeds and byes into the tournament draws.
Format will follow a double loss-elimination bracket so players will fall into a relegation bracket with their first loss.
RULES For the SINGLES and DOUBLES tournaments:
Each Round of Play will be first TWO of THREE mini-sets to FOUR games, win by two. A tiebreaker to 7 points will be played at 3-3. Early Rounds will be played with no-ad (deciding point), and the third “set” will be played as a 10-point tiebreaker. Later matches will be full games, based on court scheduling and availability.
DOUBLES TEAMS will play a ROUND ROBIN SCRAMBLE format. Your entry into the tournament is as a solo and you will be paired up with a new partner each round. Keep track of your games and sets won to determine Doubles Champions for 2019!
Club Nights for social play continue through the end of September, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. Come on out and get your hits in before the winter comes along and shuts us down for the season.
Lessons from Monday for Juniors have been consolidated onto Wednesday nights for the remainder of the season to best accommodate players and coaches. We may be looking at a time bump as the month progresses to begin all sessions at 5:30 in order to take best advantage of the available light.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.