The Brighton Tennis Club

King Edward Park, Elizabeth Street, Brighton Ontario

Brighton Tennis Club Latest News for 2012 

 

November 16, 2012: We've finished up another great season on our Brighton Tennis Courts.  Thanks go out to the dedicated people who took our nets down and closed things up so that we'll be all set to start up again as soon as the weather allows.  Meanwhile, check out a few additional photos from our AGM that were recently added to the link just below in the October 20 posting.  Be sure to watch this website in the early Spring for plans for our 2013 season.

October 20, 2012: Once again, we descended upon Gary's place for our AGM and year end party.  It was a lively evening filled with good food, animated conversations, soaking, serenading and snooker (or maybe it was billiards... hard to tell, the balls were moving so quickly).  Oh, yes, we managed to fit in a heap of club business too.  Thanks to Alyson for coordinating our meal. We had a nice variety of delicious offerings to go with the tasty burgers. When our appetites were satisfied, Karl went over the agenda he had prepared to review our successes from the 2012 season and to spark plans for 2013.  We are fortunate to have Bryan keeping our accounts in proper order and he patiently explained the financial position of the club.  It was great to have everyone in attendance involved in our discussion about the life of our tennis club. We really appreciate Gary for having his whole home so welcoming for us.  - Pool table, hot tub, massage chair, musical instruments--Really, he should be charging admission!  The club's unofficial photographer kind of fell down on the job this time, so there are only a few photos to post.  People who didn't join us this year will just have to come out to more club events next year to see for themselves how much fun we are! Click this link for photos.

October 4, 2012: All members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting and Year End Gathering being held Friday, October 19, 2012 at Gary's House.  For important details click here.

September 16, 2012: Two thingsOne: Be sure to check the 'Club Tournaments' link from the home page for recently posted photos of our fun Final Tournament of this season.  We had to use a sign-up process for this poplular event.  Somehow Karl managed to get all 16 players matched up and on and off the courts so that we could all get the most enjoyment out of our time.  It was a great morning! We certainly had a varied selection of appealing prizes from generous sponsors.  If you were a recipient of one of the prizes and are able to express your appreciation to the donor, please do. 

Two: Details will soon be available about our end of year gathering and AGM.  Be sure to watch the website over the coming weeks to find out more... Meanwhile, keep playing.  There's plenty of tennis time left!

September 14, 2012:  This is to let our members know about an upcoming tournament being held at Loyalist College in Belleville.  The tournament is running from September 21 to 23.  The entry deadline is September 20th at 11:00pm. Entry fees are: Singles $25, Doubles $20 and Mixed $20.  There will be refreshments and prizes.  For more information contact Mike Pope at 613-242-3311 or by email mikepope1984@yahoo.ca  A percentage of the entry fees will be donated to the Belleville Canadian Cancer Society.

August 2, 2012: Men: There is a tournament coming up just for you. The Men's Tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, August 15, 2012.  Ladies, please check the Tournament Times link from the homepage to see some fun photos from our tournament in July.

June 23, 2012: Just announced (just decided) .... There will be a fun Ladies tournament on Tuesday, July 24th, rain date July 26th.  Ladies, we're giving you lots of notice so you can plan your whole summer around it!! Seriously, join us if you can. It's our regular ladies night.... we'll just spice it up with a tournament format.

June 19, 2012:  Have you seen some of our club members sporting snazzy new Brighton Tennis Club shirts and hats and thought to yourself, "Wow, I'd love to look so good in new duds like that!" ?   Well, you too can get Brighton Tennis Club apparel.  Look for either Mike Jacques or Karen Nadeau out on the courts and ask them about the comfortable, attractive shirts, hats and sweatshirts that are available.  Orders are going in at the end of the month, so be sure to speak to either Karen or Mike about colours, sizes and pricing BY JUNE 30th. 

June 14, 2012:  This is just a reminder to our Junior Members that there will be no lessons on Friday, June 15.  Your final lesson will be on Friday, June 22.  We hope you will continue to come out to the courts during open times this summer.

June 13, 2012:    By all accounts the May 26 Meet and Greet tournament was a fun event.  Everyone must have been too busy enjoying the games to take their cameras out, because no photos have surfaced (yet) from that day....  A big THANK YOU to Alyson and Brian for setting up and running the tournament.  

May 9, 2012: New this year, we've reserved Saturday morning court time especially for our junior players. Following their Friday afternoon lessons, junior players are encouraged to enjoy trying their new skills knowing the courts are available just for them. 

Two other items at this time: 1) Be sure to mark May 26th on your calendar.  That's the date of our Meet and Greet Tournament.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for more details.

2) May 26th is also a special day for OTA members (that's us) who might happen to be at either of the "Merchant of Tennis" locations (Toronto or Oakville). Deals and 'freebies' are awaiting you as long as you take your OTA card (available from Marianne) with you. Go to www.tennisontario.com to find out more. 

March 25, 2012:  Have you seen them? There have been players out on our courts already! With the courts open, there are a few things you'll want to know:

Membership Registration will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 4-7pm   AND  on Saturday, April 14 from 9:30 until 1:00

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:  32 + 3 OTA fees= $35
Adult Membership: 50 + 10 OTA fees = $60
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

Also-- Give Gary a call if you have a tennis racquet that needs stringing.  Cost for stringing is $40 + HST, (or $30 + HST, if you provide the string). 

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!!   Thanks to Karl and Marianne the nets went up earlier than ever this year. No sooner were the nets in place than eager players took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to get out to play.  That was a day or two before the official arrival of Spring!  We'll hope this is the beginning of a long, active, fun season. 

May Meet and Greet Tournament Plans Our First FUN Tournament of the Season is scheduled for Saturday, May 26th (9:00 until Noon), with a rain date of Sunday, May 27 (noon to 3:00).  Be sure to arrive 15 minutes ahead to give us a chance to set up matches and to give yourself a chance to warm up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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