The 2017 Tennis Season Is Right Around The Corner!
The 2017 Maple Ridge Tennis Club’s season is going to be a busy one. We have a lot of events planned and some changes to our existing programs.
See the schedule below for a complete list of events.
Thanks to Cary Blackburn and Coronation Internet Marketing, we have a new look this year. We will have this new logo printed on T-shirts, hoodies and jackets in time for opening day this year. Cary was also responsible for our new web page last year and updates throughout the year. Check our web page and Facebook pages regularly for updates to schedules and activities as well as draws and score updates.
Results of 2017 AGM
- President: Bruce Unruh
- Vice-President: Cary Blackburn
- Treasurer: Bernie Schill
- Director-Competition: Tony Leyland
- Director-Social Tennis: Darrell Lester
- Director: Chris Waite
- Director: Debbie Owen
- Director: Debbie Goodfellow
A BIG thanks to these people for being willing to spend their time and to help this year become a successful one.
Contact number: For questions or concerns or comments regarding MRTC, please phone Bruce at 604-250-5887
Our opening day will host a few different sets of events. We will be having drop-in tennis games on two or three courts and skills competitions like fastest serve, sharpshooter, and target practice on another. Group lessons will be conducted for 4 hours on court 5.
The lesson schedule will be as follows:
10am – 11am: Red 1&2, Ages 5-7
11am – 12pm: Orange 1&2, Ages 8-11
12pm – 1pm: Green 1&2, Ages 12-17
1pm – 2pm: Yellow, Intermediate
** Including adults
Lessons will be provided by Global Tennis.
We will also be providing refreshments and snacks set on tables in front of the courts.
Junior Tennis Programs
Our Juniors program has been revamped in a whole new way. Kids will be provided high level coaching for all levels of play.
This year we have increased and improved our system in a way that gives juniors the most possible court time, experience, and fun! The juniors will be developing skills at a much faster rate than ever before, learning all the basic fundamentals of the game while still providing an enjoyable experience.
We will be running more sessions a week with several different days and times to best accommodate busy parent schedules. You can choose lesson days of either every Tuesday/Saturday or Thursday/Sunday. Each day there will be 3 different age/skill groups. Programs will be one hour each running 4-5pm, 5-6pm and 6-7pm. These programs are on a first come/first serve basis and are subject to a minimum sign up. Each will be 8 week program duration with sessions being May/June, June/July and August/September.
Tennis coaching will be provided by Global Tennis of Coquitlam. Registration opens online March 19th.
Summer camps provide a totally different opportunity for kids from our regular lessons. Camps will be scheduled to run throughout the day, every day for 1 week sessions.
The camps introduce kids to the sport of tennis in a very positive way. It’s also a great outdoors activity for kids to participate in during their long summer break. They can meet lots of new local friends to play with while improving their tennis game together.
Summer camps this year will be a joint effort between Parks & Leisure Maple Ridge, Global Tennis BC and our club. They will be hosted at the Thomas Haney Courts. Again, these will be first come/first serve basis, the schedule will posted along with registration starting March 19th.
Early Start to Social Tennis
Changes to our social tennis program last year proved to be really successful and enjoyable. We are continuing with that this year however we will be starting earlier. April 11th will be our first date. I will email a reminder out shortly before that. Remember, 6pm – 10pm weather permitting. See you out there!
Court Clean up day – April 8th
We will be out with gas powered blowers, pressure washers, rakes and brooms. We will try to get the courts into good playing shape. Anyone that would like to come out and spend 1-2 hours helping with cleanup would be very appreciated. We will follow that up with some friendly doubles. We will plan to start at 10am.
2017 Event Calendar
The 2017 Event Calendar will be online at www.mapleridgetennis.com/calendar/. We have alot of events planed for this year, so check back regularly. I will be sending out reminders as well. Here’s a list of the events as planned so far.
Men’s Open: June 3rd – 11th
Wood Racket Tournament: June 18th
MRTC Doubles Tournament: May 19th – 21st
Mixed Doubles Tournament: July 1st – 2nd
Mixed Doubles Tournament: July 29th – 30th
Inter-club Challenge: August 4th – 6th & September 8th – 9th
MRTC Singles Tournament: September 15th – 24th
Weekday Programs: May 2nd – September 28th
Summer Camps: July 3rd – August 25th
Rookie Tournament: July 9th
Juniors Tournament: August 25th
Court Clean up Day: April 8th
Opening Day: April 29th
Adult Social Tennis: April 11th – October 27th
Tailgate Party: July 15th, August 19th
Year End Party: November 4th.
Your participation in these events is essential for them to be successful. Please mark these dates on your calendar! We look forward to seeing your out.
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to having a fantastic 2017 tennis year. We hope you all plan to attend.