Newsletter #2022-3 30-May

On the Courts 

Sign-up doubles has had between 5 and 9 players per session.  Some new members have joined this group.  Sign-up doubles is on Mon, Wed, and Fri from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.  Email Jerry at jsdvorak77@gmail.com to join the group.

Tuesday drop-in doubles from 6-8 PM began May 3.  The attendance has also ranged from 5-8 players.  This year drop-in doubles will be on Thursday nights, if the Tuesday session is rained out.  Drop-in doubles works just like it sounds, just drop in and you will be paired with different partners to play as long as you want.

The wind screens are in the process of being installed.  One more session is required.

An umbrella has been setup on Court 1.  Please close the umbrella after use and place the bungee cord around it.  There have been several umbrellas destroyed by the wind over the years.

Pickleball

The Municipality of Kincardine (MOK) Council approved the pickleball plan at the Apr 20 meeting.  The Recreation Department is going to start using Court 3 on June 2 Tues, Thurs, and Fri from 8:30-11:30 AM.  The duration of the program will depend on the number of participants.  All players have to pay through the Recreation Program website.  The club requested 50% of the funds, since the club pays for court operating expenses, but was denied.

Court 3 will be lined the afternoon of May 31.

Certified Instructor 

The club would like to welcome Tennis Professional Association (TPA) certified tennis instructor, Kincardine native Charlie Hall Elwood.  Charlie completed the course May 8.  The OTA and the club subsidized the course fee.

Charlie will be offering individual and group lessons for beginners starting sometime in June.

Information will be posted on the website with schedule details.

Final Note

As of today, membership is up to 69.  Shoe tags and shoe tag labels (for 2021 members that have their shoe tag) are being distributed to members.  Contact me by email, text or phone to arrange a time to receive your tag or label.