Tennis News

 

2018 Annual U10 BC vs. Alberta Team Competition


On April 13-15, RGC Members Angelina Grant and Delilah Watt were selected to take part in the annual U10 BC vs. Alberta Team Competition in Kamloops, BC. The event has been held annually for the past eight years with BC winning each of those years. This year Alberta won in deciding fashion, beating BC for the first time. Congratulations to Angelina, Delilah, and the rest of Team Alberta! Way to go!

 
Babolat Demo Event


This Thursday from 5-6pm, a representative from Babolat will be on site so our Members can try out the latest racquets. Members may also ask any questions regarding racquet and string technology they may have. This session will be held on courts 8-10.

 

Singles & Doubles 4.0 Clinic


This Saturday, we have organized a Singles & Doubles Match Play Clinic from 5-7pm. The focus of the clinic will be on specific singles & doubles tactical situations and patterns of play tailored to the level of competition and game style that will be suited for the altitude you will be competing. Tennis Professional Zach Laycock will lead the clinic and the cost per Member is $30. With only 16 spots available make sure you sign up quickly on GameTime under “Spring 2018”.

 

NEW Spring Friday Clinics


We are excited to announce the addition of a couple of specialized programs lead by Tennis Professional Zach Laycock during the spring session listed below. 
 
Tennis in No Time (T-N-T Tennis)

  • April 20-May 11 (4 classes)

  • Fridays from 9-10am

Come join us as we have specifically tailored this new class to suit those players that have always wanted to learn to play tennis and take advantage of our variety of clinic/playing opportunities offered here at the Royal Glenora Club! This program is designed for those with little or no tennis experience and will cover the basic strokes, rules of the game, scoring, basic court positioning, point play, and strategies for both singles and doubles play!
 
Registration opens on Friday, April 13 at 8am.
 
Skills & Drills

  • April 20-May 11 (4 classes)

  • Fridays from 10-11am

A new way of fitting your tennis clinics in for the player on the go! We have created a great option for the advanced 3.5+ player wanting to learn some new skills while participating in play based drills focusing on a different topic every week! Sign up for the class that interests you, or take all 4 every month!

  • Week 1 – Successful Doubles Court Positioning

  • Week 2 – Net Play

  • Week 3 – No Man’s Land Management

  • Week 4 – Doubles Patterns of Play

Registrations are limited to a maximum 6 players per/week so don’t delay and get in the game! Registration opens on Friday, April 13 at 8am.

 
Owen Schlosser World Team Tennis Fundraiser


It is that time of year again! The Owen Schlosser World Team Tennis Fundraiser is right around the corner. This year's event will be held May 3-6, 2018 at the University of Alberta Michener Park Tennis Centre. The funds raised goes toward scholarships for the Golden Bears and Pandas Tennis teams.  
 
There will be offering 3 levels of play:

  1. Competitive for players 5.0 level or higher ($100.00 per person)

  2. Intermediate for players 3.5-4.5 level ($100.00 per person)

The intermediate and competitive events follow the world team tennis rules, with teams of six-eight players competing in men’s and women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles
 
Teams are first placed into one of two pools of four to complete a round robin. Teams are then seeded and move to an elimination draw, with a minimum of four fixtures played.
 
Each fixture will consist of 1 set of the following:

  1. 1 set of Men's Doubles

  2. 1 set of Women's Doubles

  3. 1 set of Men's singles

  4. 1 set of Women's singles

  5. 1 set of Mixed Doubles

 The total games won through the five sets will determine the winner of the fixture

Recreational Event
The OSWTT recreational event caters to 2.5-3.5 players. Half of the event is a 1 hour and 15-minute group clinic with instruction by U of A Golden Bears and Pandas tennis team members and SCSC tennis coaches. The second half is a 1 hour and 15 minute modified two-player team tennis event, with players playing both singles and doubles.
 
There are two distinct dates that players may sign up for, with each event capped at 16 players. Players may sign up as a single entry or with a partner.
 
Each player is to fill in the required information under the recreational category. Players will be placed on teams before the singles and doubles matches. If you have a partner you are automatically paired up.
 
Fees are $50.00 (per person) for the first event and $30.00 (per person) for any additional event. Players can apply to play in second event, but it will depend on numbers.
 
Recreational Event Dates

  • Thursday Clinic – 5:30-6:45pm

  • Friday Match – 7-8:15pm

  • Saturday Clinic – 11am-12:15pm

  • Saturday Match – 2:30-3:45pm

 For more information on how to enter, please contact Ryan Schroffel.
 
Other events to check out during the OSWTT Fundraiser:

  1. Showcase Matches – Featuring players from the Golden Bears and Pandas Tennis teams against some of the top players from the province – 1pm Saturday.

  2. Silent Auction – Start the bidding on Saturday Morning (we are looking for donations to be added to the Silent Auction so if you are interested in donating please contact Andrea or Chad).

  3. Eliminator Tennis – See if you can be the last standing – 6pm Saturday.

 

Upcoming Events


  • June 1-3 RGC Adult Outdoor Club Tournament



Tennis Committee Update


The Tennis Committee is made up of Members, just like you! We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm. The current Tennis Committee is: Kerri Watt (Chair), Tracey Tully (Vice Chair), Viv Mehta (Secretary), Jerrold Diamond (Treasurer), Dena Carlson, Rick Kalwajtys, Gisele Davis, Sean Desmarais, Nigel Lilley, Jen Cleall, Natalie Anton, Dianna Mann, Gabriella Makar and Rozelle Winter.
 
We do still have a few spots open on the Tennis Committee, if you are interested, please email tenniscommittee@royalglenora.com


Connect with us on Facebook


Check out our Facebook page, “Royal Glenora Club Tennis,” for more pictures and information on what’s going on at the Club in our sport.


Contact


If you would like to contact the Tennis Committee, please email tenniscommittee@royalglenora.com. All emails are confidential and are directed to the Committee Chair.

For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding news from Tennis, please contact Ryan at ryan.schroffel@royalglenora.com.