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SSTC 2017 Early Spring Newsletter

Sans Souci Tennis Club Early Spring 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the 2017 SSTC Season!

It’s been a long, chilly winter and now it’s finally time to get back to the Bay and onto the tennis courts. The SSTC Committee has a wonderful schedule of events organized for this summer and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone on the courts. As discussed at the 2016 AGM our intention is to send out shorter newsletters and updates but more often.

More information will be sent out after the May 13th SSTC Executive meeting.

Nets Going Up in April – Weather permitting
Courts 1& 2 are scheduled to undergo replacement in early May – again, weather permitting.

If anyone wishes to take the used carpeting from courts 1 & 2 they should contact Chantler Barging to discuss the size requested and whether it will be picked up or delivered by Andrew. Any costs associated are the responsibility of the member.

Dues – Payment Options
Your 2017 annual membership fee is $350 per membership and is due by July 1st. If payment is not received by July 1, 2017 the fee increases to $500 as of July 2nd as initiated last year. Our Treasurer, Greg Cunningham, is pleased to offer different payment options for your convenience.
The preferred methods for paying for tennis club items are as follows:

First – Interac bank transfer from your bank. This has the lowest fees to keep costs low. Use the password sanssoucitc. Reference your member first and last name in the email. Please email the transfer to the Treasurer at sanssoucitc@gmail.com.

Second – Credit card payments. This option has higher fees. Use the website link on our tennis page http://www.ssca.info/tennis

Last resort – Cheques are payable to Sans Souci Tennis Club. They can be mailed to the Treasurer Greg Cunningham. Please email Greg sanssoucitc@gmail.com a short note if you leave a cheque so he knows to look for it.

Note that in accordance with our bylaws, your membership could be forfeited if you have not paid your 2016 dues by July 1st, 2017.
Reminder:  Your SSCA membership dues must also be paid yearly in conjunction with being a SSTC member.

Opening Social – July 8, 2017

SSTC TENNIS SOCIAL” LOBSTER BOIL”
Back by popular demand, the tennis social event of the summer will be a “LOBSTER BOIL” DINNER provided by “RODNEY’s OYSTER HOUSE”, just in time to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. These East Coast delicacies with mussels and oysters will be enjoyed at our SSCA Community center.
Please hold the date of Saturday, July 8th for this event. Details to follow soon.  Thanks to the social committee for organizing this event this year.

SSTC Membership Contact List – New
The SSTC Membership Contact List will be sent out to all members in a separate email to follow. It is for SSTC members’ personal use only and is not to be distributed to non-members.

Junior Events
JR Tennis 2017 – Court times for JR’s and families, Thursday and Sunday afternoons.
JR Tennis Social 2017 – Sunday August 6.
Details for both to follow!

Tennis Pro Week
This year’s ‘tennis pro week’ starts Saturday, July 15 and finishes Sunday, July 23 inclusive. We are delighted that Tom Kern, Head Tennis Professional of the Badminton Racquet Club in Toronto, will be back to offer his expertise in both group and individual lessons. Tom will be bringing along his son Sean again to assist. Tom has lots planned for the week. Fees are the same as in past years. The morning clinics will be 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and the cost is $15/person per hour. The private and semi-private lessons will be 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and the cost is $60/hour. An afternoon Youth Clinic has also been proposed. We are working out the details on this and will keep you posted.

Sans Souci Tennis Club Doubles and Singles Tournaments
New format to come.

Court Booking Overview
The link for the court booking system is
https://engine.gigasports.com/login/sanssouci/
It is also available from the SSCA web site at www.ssca.info
Your user name and password is the same as last year. If you have lost your password, you can email a request for your password to tennis@ssca.info.

Court Booking Rules
The on line booking is our primary method of booking. Please use your user name and password to login in at https://engine.gigasports.com/login/sanssouci/

Booking Doubles/2 hrs.  In addition to your own family membership name, you will be required to book a second family membership name as your opponent.  Also, please follow the existing SSTC etiquette when booking morning doubles: Reserve 8:30 to 10:30 or 10:30 to 12:30.

Booking Singles/1 hr.  Note – select 1 hr., as the default is 2 hrs. Only your family membership name is required i.e. no opponent is entered.

Advance booking of one court per family membership per day is allowed. You may book a second court on the day of play, if courts are available.

Booking opens 7 days in advance at 8 a.m.

On behalf of your tennis committee:

Jackie Campbell
Brian Chapman
Tom Blackett
Jackie Storms
Peter Murphy
Paul Treichel
Katie Eaves
Greg Cunningham
Nancy Bowen

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