Brighton Tennis Club Latest News for the 2011 Season

November 17, 2011:  Reliable sources have claimed to see some of our die-hard players out on the court this month- Hooray to an extended season!  Across the world in Thailand, our Brighton 'boy', Kelsey, is heating up the courts.  Thanks to Dennis for keeping us informed about Kelsey's most recent success on the Thailand Pro Circuit.  See the local Phuket Newspaper photos and article by following the Kelsey and Jenner Stevenson link near the bottom of this website's home page.

October 15, 2011: Our Annual General Meeting was held last evening.  Thanks to Gary for hosting the AGM and to Alyson for getting the burgers and coordinating the potluck food; to Bryan for keeping our finances in order and to Karl, with major support from Marianne, for overseeing all of our club business. Click here for photos of the fun

We're sorry to see the tennis season winding down.  Dennis tells us that, depending on the weather, the nets could stay up a little into November; however, the courts will be locked over Hallowe'en. Be sure to get out there and enjoy the remaining good tennis days!

September 20, 2011: Plans are in place for our Annual General Meeting and Potluck End of Season Gathering to be held this year on Friday, October 14th at 5:30.  Gary has generously agreed to open his beautiful home to us once again.  We are certainly grateful to have such a picturesque place to gather in the Fall.  It makes facing the end of another wonderful tennis season a little easier!  Alyson is cheerfully organizing the food and would appreciate hearing from you about what you plan to bring to go along with the club provided hamburgers.  It'll be fun!  Click here for details including directions to Gary's and RSVP info for Alyson.

September 10, 2011: Conditions couldn't have been nicer this morning for our last tournament of the season.  We might have set a club record for the number of participants this time but Karl still managed to make up the teams and matches quickly, then re-shuffle us to send us out on the courts again.  Of course, sitting out a match wasn't a hardship because the snacks were delicious, the conversations were lively, crowd encouragement was welcomed and balls needed to be retrieved. There was a wide selection of valuable prizes from a number of sources, including the OTA.  We'll officially thank our supporters soon since their contributions to our prize tables made it extra fun at the end of the morning as we deliberated over our choices. Check out the photos on the tournament page. Well done Alyson, Marianne and Karl for running such a successful tournament - Ding! 

September 5, 2011: New photos have been added to our website.  Thanks to Dennis, we have some pictures from the Men's Tournament held on July 6th.  Check on the Tournament Times Page for these pictures. REMEMBER: OUR FINAL FUN TOURNAMENT of the Season is this Saturday, September 10 at 9:00am.  As well, a few shots from Kelsey and Jenner Stevenson's recent return to our Brighton courts, with information on Kelsey's ATP progress, have just been added.  Click on the Profile of Kelsey and Jenner Stevenson found at the bottom of this website's homepage.

August 18, 2011: Plans are in the works for our End of Season (say it ain't so...) Tournament. Check the Tournament Times Page for details.

August 18, 2011: Yesterday was a great day to be out for mixed doubles!  The weather was beautiful- again- the matches were fun AND part way through the morning we had a special visitor drop by.  David Lea, Provincial Development for the Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) stopped in for a chat with our members and left everyone there a bright white OTA T-shirt.... Ya gotta love those unexpected freebies! Click here to see how happy the gang looked in their new shirts during a fun morning of tennis.  Our thanks to David.

July 29, 2011: The courts have been fixed and our games are back on. The crack repairs were completed last week.  So that we wouldn't miss any more tennis time than necessary, a couple of nice guys (named Dennis and Mike J.) showed up on Sunday evening and put the nets up.  Thanks to all involved. We have a playing surface to be proud of !

July 19, 2011: We have had word that our courts will be repaired this week.  Repairs will begin either Wednesday, July 20 or Thursday, July 21.  This will mean that the courts are off-limits for the rest of the week and weekend.  We anticipate having the courts available for play again on Monday morning, July 25th.  We regret this loss of prime tennis time but are pleased that our courts will soon be crack free.

June 25, 2011: We have another members' tournament coming up on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 (Rain date July 7th).  This time it's for the MEN.  Guys, plan to come out to play.  Games will start at 6:30, but please arrive a little earlier to warm up and to allow the organizers to set the matches up.

Speaking of tournaments: A new link has been set up to include information and photos from our 2011 tournament play.  Click here for the Tournament Times page

June 10, 2011: The word is that our Meet and Greet Tournament was a great afternoon of tennis!  Details and photos will be added to this website once they are available.  Meanwhile, for the Ladies, we're having another fun tournament on Tuesday evening, June 14.  Come out just before 6:30 to warm up and get ready to play.  One other announcement:  Kelsey Stevenson has been busy recently. Check out the updates on his progress with ATP points by clicking on the "Profile of..." link from our homepage.

May 26, 2011:  Kelsey Stevenson of Brighton has recently earned his first ATP points!!  Thanks to Dennis, we have an update on an important tournament for Kelsey.  From this website's home page, click on the link below the schedule called "Profile of Kelsey and Jenner Stevenson" for details.

May 16, 2011: Our Meet and Greet Tournament is coming up on Saturday, May 28th.  Please arrive by 12:50 so that our organizers can set up the teams and have us playing promptly at 1:00pm.  See the May 2 News Posting below for more details about our first fun tournament of the season.

Also on May 28th:  The Merchant of Tennis stores (one at 1621 Bayview Ave. in Toronto, the other location at Olde Oakville Marketplace, 361 Cornwall Rd in Oakville) are having an OTA Member's Day.  Members will receive a complimentary gift bag made up of a sponsor product, a Rogers Cup Ticket and more, as well as exclusive in-store discounts.  Simply let the staff know that you belong to The Brighton Tennis Club to take advantage of these OTA benefits. 

May 2, 2011: To welcome our new members, we're having a Meet and Greet Tournament on Saturday, May 28th from 1-4pm.  (Rain date June 4)  Partners will be arranged that afternoon at the courts.  We'll rotate through several sets of partners during the afternoon to give us a chance to get to know one another. Long-time and new members, plan to come on out and join in the fun.

April 21, 2011: Thanks to the dedication of a few eager club members, the nets are now up and the courts are unlocked ready for anyone willing to brave the cool weather.  

April 6, 2011: Our tennis season is fast approaching! Here's what you need to know:

Registration will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 4-7pm   AND  on Saturday, April 30 from 9:30 until 12:30

Registration will be at the Brighton Town Hall (in the lobby outside the Public Library)  Click on this link for a registration form

Junior Membership:  33 + 2 OTA fees= $35
Adult Membership: 47 + 8 OTA fees = $55
Family Membership = $100 + applicable OTA fees

Questions about adult membership may be directed to Marianne 613-475-3244

 For questions about Junior Lessons, contact Gary 905-344-7300

Lessons  Junior and Adult Group lesson times have been set.  Individual lesson times may be arranged with Gary. Click here for Lesson Information

Nets Up!!   We're hoping the wonderful team of folks who look after our courts will have the nets up by Easter Weekend.  If you see them out there working hard, honk your horn or stop and offer to help, or throw a few jelly beans at them.... we appreciate their dedication!

May Meet and Greet Tournament Plans Our First Tournament of the Season is scheduled for May 28th with a rain date of June 4, 2011.  Mark your calendars and watch this news page for upcoming details.