Ladies Monday Morning Rainout Lunch
Rain offered the Ladies Monday Morning League an opportunity to get together for lunch at Gather Restaurant.
The lunch was lovely.
I think the lunch in the foreground belongs to Bel Angeles who took the photos.

End of Season Fun Tournament
The spring opening tournament was rained out and we began the fall tournament under imminent threat of rain.
Paul spent a lot of time preparing a schedule of play and here he explains his grand plan before play begins.
Notice that the courts are dry as we start play.
Taking refuge under the tree as the rains start, ending the tournament all too soon.

First Triples Tournament
The inaugural Triples Tournament was held in chilly weather. Was it really only Sept. 4th?
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Participants receive instructions on the new game of triples tennis. With three on each side of the court, and yellow dot balls that bounce at 50% speed, the players did remarkably well adjusting.  There was lots of you go there type of discussion.
A full round robin among the 8 participating teams was followed by the top two teams participated in the World Championships. Each first and second team member received a $20 gift certificate to purchase something yummy at North Folk Café. 

Triples winners
The Green Team (Evan Welchner, Janet Heneghan, Randy Ferrier) were victorious.  Organizer Steven Welchner at right.
Second triples
The Purple Team was the runner-up (Kevin Malseed, Jocelyn Thauvette and Ricardo Salazar).  

Mixed Doubles Tournament 2022
The Mixed Doubles Tournament managed to finish before the rains came.
There was some time to relax.

Laura Henaghan and Rob Patterson won their second consecutive title by edging out Steven and Shelley Welchner.

Men's Doubles Tournament 2022
Eight teams signed up for a very competitive day of tennis
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After 3 and one-half gruelling hours the winners by a narrow margin were Jim Doner and Henry Johnson. Second were Len Bolton and Dave Snider.
2022 winners

Competitive League Players Travel to Kemptville for a Friendly

Eight of the members of the Competitive League got one set in before being rained out in Kemptville. The rainout was followed by wings and refreshments. Laura Heneghan serves as Ken Rose gets set to cover the net.

Dave Snider always has something to say to Len Bolton
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Season Opening Fun Tournament Rained On 2022

For the first time in memory the season opening fun tournament was rained out. In this picture people are packing and leaving.

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End of Season Dinner 2021

Twenty members and guests gathered at Maximillian Restaurant for a celebration of the 2021 season. The meal was great.


Late Season Fun Tournament 2021

Paul Anderson again ordered up great weather and marshalled everyone to have a good time playing tennis.
This visitor was ruled ineligible to play.

There was time to talk about the summer soon coming to an end and, for some, whether to go south this winter or not.

The President and the master schedule for the day.
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Len demonstrates good serving form. All eyes are focused on the ball as Lana moves to blast it back.

Mixed Doubles Tournament 2021
In a few words—hot and humid. The top 4 teams played for over 3 1/2 hours with one short rest. With 10 teams there were 2 pools playing round robin. Pool A below. Garfield and Wendy (one the right) stepped in at the last moment to replace on team which did not show up.
Mixed Pool A 2021

Pool B below.
Mixed Pool B 2021

Len shows his slice followthrough.
Slice follow through

Shade was sought when not playing.
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Wendy congratulates the third and fourth place teams.

Tom congratulates the winners Rob Patterson and Laura Henaghan who won in a tie-breaker over Lana From and Len McQuat.

Mens' Doubles Tournament 2021
Tried a new format on a Thursday night. The 70+ Division had two teams that played best out of 3 normal sets. Bill Green and Jerry Raper were the winners in two sets (6-4, 6-1) over Tom Baumgartner and Don Landry.
70+ teams

There were 5 teams in the Open Division. They played a round robin of shortened sets then the top 2 teams played a normal set.
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The winners were Michael Reeve and Toti Vergara (right of the net) over Jacques Guerette and Marc Seguin.
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"Season Opening" Fun Tournament
A tournament had to wait until the provincial COVID rules allowed at least 25 people to gather outdoors. So our traditional season opener was held July 25. It was a great day and everyone was happy to see and talk to old friends.
As he does every year Paul Anderson spent hours creating a schedule for the day. Barb and Kristine begin the day checking when they will play.

After play has started Paul relaxes and catches up with those waiting for the next round.

Trevor is about to deliver his strong server while Laura watches the toss intently during her serve.
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Susie and Don ready to play.

After 4 hours everyone assembled for a group picture before heading home to a well earned rest. President John is already resting.

Playing on November 20
The weather has held longer than normal so this group played on Nov 20. Lynn Jenkins took the picture.

Last Tuesday Mixed Doubles of 2020?
The players who played Tuesday mixed doubles want to thank Garfield for organizing them this year. Below is a picture submitted by Wendy Brooks of possibly the last day in the 2020 season—notice the social distancing. Wendy reports it was crisp but lovely.

End of 2020 Tennis Tournament

Thanks to Paul and Pam Anderson an end of season fun tournament was held on Sunday, September 20. Paul organized in his usual efficient fashion.

After initial instructions the members (under 25 total attending as per the rule change on Friday by the Ontario government) followed social distancing as they played tennis, snacked and conversed in glorious sunshine.

Paul keeps the tournament play moving along as he takes a moment to pose for an excellent picture; Len enjoys a snack.

Last League Play of 2019
The Tuesday morning mixed league played the last league play of the season on October 15. It was a great day if a little chilly.

Season Ending Party
Held this year on the patio of the Wildfire BBQ and Smokehouse. The temperature was perfect, the food was good and the company was entertaining.
Before dinner there were serious conversations all over the patio.
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And then the dinner bell was rung. Sue was first in line and seems happy about it.

End of an Era Tournament
Just before rebuilding of Courts 1 and 2 started we had a great round robin tournament, once again managed by Paul.
Claire and Riley stand in front of the schedule as the day starts. Later Don and Carole relax between sets and find some snacks.
The last time we will see the old courts next to the newer courts.


Jim keeps his eye on the ball (which we don't see) and Claire is preparing to hit the ball (which we do see).
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Men's Doubles Tournament
Eight teams competed in hot, humid conditions with a slight chance of rain that never came. Wendy Brooks set up the water and food.
Lana called foot faults and the service line from the shadow of her umbrella.
The winners in a close final were Len Bolton and Dave Snider over Ken Rose and Joe Miller. Below, Ken displays a powerful serve.
After the tournament everyone is smiling and eating.

2019 Season Gets Under Way With Fun Tournament
Once again Paul Anderson took on the job of organizing the over 30 players on Saturday, May 25, with rain threatening.

The action on the courts was continuous. Looks like a good serve is about to happen as Bel awaits the return.

In addition to tennis there was coffee, donuts, and (mostly) healthy snacks

And we also met new members and greeted old members returning from Florida.

Tuesday Morning Mixed League ends 2018
This league has been around so long nobody currently playing remembers when it started. Some years it has been very cold at the end of the season. The weather has remained warm into the latter part of this season but the last session of 2018 was a bit cold.
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Season Ending Social 2018
What could be more pleasant than a party on the Rideau? Heide hosted the season ending potluck and is seen here getting thanked by Carole in the late afternoon sunshine by the water. Then John sat down with Heide in the stone walled garden to have a drink of wine.
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Meanwhile back at the waterside the conversations continued.
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And more discussion of the season ending tournament which took place earlier in the day were going on in the garden. Jim is telling Doug what he missed.
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Followed by dinner spread around the house and outside.
With a cake to end the day and mark the end of another season of tennis.

Mixed Double's Tournament 2018
It was a great Saturday for tennis. Lynn recruited 7 mixed doubles teams and Tom organized the tournament with a partial round robin followed by a playoff.
Pam Anderson and Joe Miller were the eventual winners over Heide Gibbs and Jim Doner in an entertaining match that went to a tie breaker.
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Below are all the teams entered. Included were some married couples and one mother and son team.
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Men's Double's Tournament 2018
Everyone is looking good! A good night for all.
Congratulations to Kris Dolinki & Brian Whitestone on winning the tournament.
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Season Opening Tournament 2018
It was a great day for starting the tennis season and for sitting on the grass.
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The gang gathers in front of the Smash Machine from the Ontario Tennis Association.
Len's serve is OK but most of us didn't want to hear how slow our serves actually were.