The ladies singles tournament was a great success. Watch the photo and news sections for pictures and information.
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THANKS TO BOB BROWNELL FOR AN EXCELLENT JOB OF ORGANIZING THE TENNIS WITH HELP FROM HIS WIFE sHARON, KEN NAYLOR FOR ARRANGING MUCH OF THE MECHANICS OF THE CLUB INCLUDING TIEING BACK THE WIND SCREENS AND PUTTING UP BANNERS AND A FLAG, AND CHRIS TOLLEY FOR SUPPLYING WINNERS WITH WINE WHICH WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Playmate Halfvolley Portable Ball Machine
The Penticton Tennis Club has a new ball machine. It is located in the wooden box on court 3. It is battery operated with the battery located in the clubhouse on the microwave. Please return it there and plug it in to recharge after every use. The instructions are in the hopper with the balls. Please return to the hopper when you are finished with the machine. Enjoy and improve your tennis.
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The Penticton Tennis Club has 2 registered instructors available for group and individual lessons. Contact them directly for information re times and rates.
Steve Hunn email@example.com 778-738-1132
Porfirio Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org 250-276-4428
Check the Calendar to see when group lessons are scheduled.
Ken posing with his cake
About 50 people showed up to help Ken Naylor celebrate his birthday and share in his cake but more importantly to show their appreciation for all of the hard work he has done to make the club better and a success. We again have over 200 members this year. See more pictures in the photo section. Thanks Ken from all of us.
Chad Henderson receiving the winner's troph from Warren Belcher - organizer
The Penticton Tennis Club's Men's Closed Singles' Tournament was played on June 10th & 11th. 14 brave singles players competed heartily and while they were all winners for coming out and providing great competition we do have official winners.
Chad Henderson defeated Stephen Penrose in a hard fought final. In the bronze medal match, Ralf Aggarwal came out ahead of Warren Belcher.
Many thanks go out to Warren for organizing the tourney and also Ken Naylor who catered the Saturday lunch.
For many of our members of the Penticton Tennis Club we remember the old Yacht club building by the boat launch directly west. The present building was constructed starting in 1976 and finished in 1977 and over time experienced some renovations and expansion including 2 washrooms and the commodore's office. The building was vacated by the yacht club 5 years ago when the City of Penticton took over the lease of the property from the Provincial government.
Sadly the building has slowly fallen into disrepair and is no longer used to host weddings and social functions. Presently the main room is being used as a storage facility for odds and ends.
Through the media we have heard of the massive aging infrastructure debt the City of Penticton is facing. The old clubhouse is near the top of that list. With the present lease of only 1 year remaining one has to wonder whether the needed repairs will take place or whether the building will be demolished.
The City has renewed all 3 leases to expire at the same time next March 31st 2018 and there is no indication of any long term leases after that. The Penticton Tennis Club has been assured that if the decision to demolish the building prior to the expiration of the lease that proper temporary facilities will be provided.
So as it stands ........ " the future is unknown".
Berit St. Claire was a founding member of the Penticton Yacht & Tennis Club when it was formed in 1977. Many club members donated their skills to build the courts and the clubhouse – carpenters, roofers, plumbers, electricians, upholsterers, and labourers. Berit was born in Sweden and came to Canada when she was 9 years old. Her father chose Penticton for a few reasons - the Penticton Vees were world cup champions, the mayor was Swedish(Matsson), and climate was warm. Berit has lived in Penticton since then, except for about 10 years. She worked for Sunrype, in food services at the hospital, and with her husband in the construction industry. Berit started playing tennis as an adult, and took lessons from Bob Brownell. She enjoys tennis for the exercise, challenge, and comradery. Her other passions include her 4 grandchildren, boating, walking, skiing, and snowshoeing.