We are looking for a new Club Director for the 2017 season! Our current Director, John Wins-Purdy is moving to Scotland and will not be returning next year. We wish him the best of luck in all of his endeavours! Please see the posting below:
For those who haven't yet purchased tickets but are interested in attending, tickets are available online from TD Place.
There are a number of great volunteer opportunities for the upcoming Davis Cup. If anyone is interested in being a part of this exciting event please see the attached notice for Davis Cup Volunteers from Philip Johnson, NCTA President.
Guinness Book Record Attempt:
The NCTA will be facilitating a Guinness Book record attempt for the most people bouncing a tennis ball on a racket simultaneously. The goal is 2017 people. The attempt will take place in the Davis Cup TD Place arena directly following the Saturday February 4th match. To participate or volunteer please see the attached notice.
End of Season
The temperatures are dropping and the snow appears to be here to stay, so it looks like we have to wrap up another great season at St. James. The nets have been taken down and stored for the winter, however we will get them up as soon as the snow melts in spring.
Thank you all members for another great year, we look forward to seeing everyone back in 2017!
2016 Important Dates:
June 11-19 - Junior Club Championships and President's Cup Adult Intermediate Tournament
July 9-17 - Adult Club Championship Singles - MS/LS
July 16-24 - Adult Club Championship Doubles MD/LD/MXD
July 4 - All kids summer camps begin. Camps run from July 4-September 2. We offer tennis, multisport, badminton, volleyball, and ultimate frisbee. Ages 4-14. Registration now open - please visit www.gnag.ca or call 613-233-8713 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Court 5 Project complete!
In partnership with the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) and Corpus Christi (located across the street from the club), St. James has a brand new tennis court which is a smooth black asphalt top with white lines. It is open to St. James members basically at all times when school is not in session which is after school, on weekends, and in the summer time. We'd like to thank Michael Schreider (former Principal) and Jennifer Grant, current Principal of Corpus Christi, as well as the OCSB for helping to facilitate this project.
Mary Thompson Award
This award was created to honour Mary Thompson, a long-time St. James member and mathematics teacher at Glebe Collegiate. In 2003 we lost Mary to cancer, but her enthusiasm for tennis and her vitality will always be remembered. Please contribute to our annual award which goes to the most improved Glebe math student.
We would like to thank our Sponsors for their on-going support of the club: