We are pleased to announce that our 5th Court has been painted and is ready for play! Please take advantage of our new extra court space, especially while resurfacing of our primary courts is on-going. It is accessible through the gate on Third Avenue across the street from the Tennis Club.
COURT RESURFACING STATUS, July 20:
We once again thank you for your patience thus far in regards to court resurfacing and various interruptions to play. Due to the recent rainy weather and highly moisture sensitive nature of our court repairs, we have experienced some long delays in our resurfacing project. We are pleased to say that we are nearing the end and with a little more cooperation from mother nature, we will be finished next week. If you're at the club, you will notice that the courts have large "bandaids" on them. This technology is used to protect cracked areas from re-emerging in the near future. It is possible to play on top of these repairs but take caution as the surface is more slippery than the normal asphalt court surface. Once this patching is done, the courts will be painted and ready to go.
Regarding court availability, the latest work will be taking up at least 2 courts during the day throughout this week, into the weekend of July 23-24 and next week, July 25-29. Our daily tennis camps will be taking up 2 courts during the day between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm so there will be no courts available during this time period between Monday and Friday. After 4:00 pm 3 courts (2 main courts plus our 5th court across the street) will be available throughout this period
The anticipated finish of this project is next week (fingers crossed for good weather). We are really looking forward to playing on our new courts!
All programs including Beginner/Rusty/Intermediate lessons and round robins are running as scheduled this week.
The Club Championships' Singles is running but on a reduced schedule. The singles will not be completed until the new courts are ready and we can play the final on the fresh surface! We hope to play the finals next week once the courts are completely ready!
The Doubles Championships will be played throughout this and next week on a "relaxed" schedule depending on weather and court availability.
Thanks again for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach us by email or phone - 613-237-5469.
REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS!
St. James offers a variety of tennis and sports camps for kids entering JK-Grade 9. More information is available in the program guides
All registration is through the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG). You can register...
In person: Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue at Lyon
Download the 2016 Membership Form here:
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.