We know it is hard to believe but Spring is just around the corner (hopefully!). We are very pleased to announce that the following personnel have been hired for the 2017 Season:
Francisco Alvarez - Club Manager
Alex Harea - Director of Tennis Programs
Tom MacDonald Depew - Director of Camp Programs
Planning is underway for another great season at St. James. As soon as the snow melts we'll be sure to get the nets up and play can begin. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back on the courts.
Registration for 2017
After many requests we are moving to an online registration system for the 2017 season. Club members will be able to purchase Memberships as well as sign up for Lessons and Clinics online. Please check out the Memberships and Lessons and Clinics section of the web site for additional information, prices, and links for registration. Not to worry - if you prefer the old way, we'll still be accepting in-person registration via cheque or cash at the club once it's open, or our supervisors can help you register online at the clubhouse.
2017 Important Dates
March 21st, 10:00am – Online Registration opens for Memberships and Clinic
April 25th – Last day for Early Bird registration
April 29th, 9:00am – Club House opens (sign up for Free After School Junior Lessons begins - in person at the club house!)
June 30th - July 2nd – Intermediate Adult Tournament and Junior Tournament
August 26th - September 2nd – Club Championship Week
September 24th, 12:00 noon – Annual General Meeting and Lunch
September 25th – Club house officially closed
Registration is already open and filling up for our popular Tennis and Sports Camps. In association with the Glebe Neighborood Activities Group (GNAC), St. James offers a variety of weekly tennis and sport camps. Choose from tennis, ultimate, multisport, badminton, basketball, volleyball or combine 2 camps together. We offer both Full and half day programs. Camps start Tuesday July 4, and run until Friday, September 1, Monday to Friday. Check out our Summer Camps section for additional information and schedules. To register visit the Glebe Community Centre, go online at gnag.ca, or call GNAG at 613-233-8713.
St. James 5th Court
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.
2017 PowerShares® Series
The OTA has reached an agreement with the organizers of the upcoming RPIA Championships, featuring John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Mark Philippoussis and Mardy Fish, allowing players from our member clubs to receive a 15% discount on selected tickets. The event, part of the PowerShares Series, takes place March 30th at the Ricoh Centre in Toronto. For complete information visit the PowerShares Series website or checkout the OTA website for information and discout codes.
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: