Welcome to the 2019 Tennis Season!

Hello and Welcome to the SSTC for 2019!

With cottage country receiving another winter blast this week, and the Bowen’s webcam showing our beloved bay area still firmly in winter’s icy grasp, we can only hope that local predictions for Ice out of mid to late May are incorrect!
However, your Tennis Committee has still been busy with planning this summer’s events with the dates listed below. All events will have further details available in future newsletters.
At this time the board would like to thank Paul Treichel and Will Tiviluk for their contributions to the board over the past number of years as SSCA Liaison and the member at large respectively. Please join us in welcoming Leslie Hayes to the board as our new SSCA Liaison.

Court Updates:

This spring we are looking forward to having all four courts ready and available for use! With our resurfacing and construction of courts 1 & 2 behind us last spring, we may enjoy return to play ASAP when the cottage season begins! We are investigating purchasing new nets for this season. Stay tuned!

Dues – Payment Options:

Your annual membership fee is $350 per membership and is due by  June 30th 2019.  If payment is not received by June 30 – the fee increases to $500. 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. No password is required anymore. 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, which are added to the member price. Go to the website at  http://www.ssca.info  and select ‘Dues payment’ from the ‘Tennis’ drop down menu.
• Last resort – Cheques are payable to Sans Souci Tennis Club. They can be mailed to the Treasurer Greg Cunningham at 24 Kingsgarden Rd, Etobicoke, ON, M8X 1S6. Please email Greg at   sanssoucitc@gmail.com  when you mail a check, 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 annual dues by July 1st the following year.
Reminder: Your SSCA membership dues must also be paid yearly in conjunction with being a SSTC member.

Call Out For Pointe Au Baril Tournament:

·      It’s time to battle it out again against the Pointe Au Baril Tennis Club. This will take place on Wednesday, July 31 st , 2019.
·      If you are interested, please connect with Brian Chapman at bchapman@clearwatercap.com

Pro Week with the Kern’s and August with Cathy Southey!

We are very pleased to announce that Pro Week is going to be 2 weeks this summer! Tom Kern will be hosting clinics the first two weeks of July. We are equally excited to announce that Cathy Southey will be returning for the month of August! More details to come! Stay tuned!

Important Dates To Keep in Mind For July:

*Specific details to follow closer to the dates
·        Saturday, June 22: Love-All Round Robin – Again, graciously hosted by Ray Murakami and John Hayes
·        Saturday, July 6: Sans Souci Tennis Club Opening Social
·        July 2 – 13: Pro-Week featuring the return of Tom and Sean Kern

New Events:

* Specific details to follow closer to the dates
·        Mixed Round Robin – Fri. July 12 & Fri. July 26 – 4:30-6:30pm, hosted by Nancy Bowen
·        Junior Round Robin – Sat July 13 – 3:30-5:30pm, hosted by Katie Eaves; (Tentative Groupings – Under 10 and 10+)

Court Booking:

·        The link for the court booking system is
·        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 katie.eaves1820@gmail.com
Court Booking Rules:
·        The online 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.
**Important Reminder:
On Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays only doubles booking is permitted from 8:30-10:30 and 10:30-12:30 to ensure maximum court use
For those of you wishing to contribute to future newsletters you can reach Meagan atmeagan.blackett@gmail.com

On behalf of your Tennis Committee Welcome to 2019!

Tom Blackett – President
Nancy Bowen- Vice President
Brian Chapman – Past President
Greg Cunningham – Treasurer
Katie Eaves – Secretary
Peter Murphy – Property & Maintenance
Leslie Hayes – SSCA Liaison
Meagan Blackett – Communications
Member-At-Large – TBD