Club Description

The Arrowsmith Tennis Club is a Vancouver Island community club whose members come from the Oceanside area - Nanoose Bay, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Bowser - and beyond. The membership consists of all age groups including juniors (see under Juniors), but is weighted towards the retirement age. Court conditions permitting, play takes place all twelve months of the year. Of course, the weather often puts a damper (quite literally) on things in the winter, but depending on the year there are often quite a few days when the weather is good enough for outdoor tennis even in January. (The picture above on the right was taken in early January 2017 at 2 deg, the one on the left in early April 2017.)

The Club is fortunate in being able to use five of the six excellent community courts behind the Springwood School in Parksville and two of the three scenically situated courts on Veterans Way in Qualicum Beach. The times at which the Club has courts reserved in both Parksville and Qualicum Beach are listed under the Schedule tab. Play at these times is on a drop-in basis and tends to be doubles. In the evening, play is either singles or doubles.

During the summer season, in addition to the daily drop-in tennis, the Club organizes a number of social events, Round Robins and tournaments for singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. At all times of the year, the Club offers online reservations for some courts and use of the Club equipment like ball machines and squeegees (to remove rain water)..


Membership Info

The Arrowsmith Tennis Club welcomes players of all ages and abilities. If you want to try out the Club, you can play twice for free. After that, you are expected to join the Club and pay the annual membership fee.

To join the Arrowsmith Tennis Club, fill out the membership application form and give the completed form to Lis Bang (Membership Director, ph: 250-752-5065) or David Fraser (Treasurer, ph: 250-644-4276) or mail it to the Club's post office address given below. You can download the membership application form by clicking HERE. (The form will be displayed in a separate window. The controls needed to download the form will pop up when you move the mouse to the bottom of the new window.)

The annual club membership fees are $35 for adults and $20 for juniors (under 18 years of age) and $70 for families (parents and any number of children under 18). Members receive a Club shoe tag, which allows them to play at the times reserved for our Club. (See Schedule.) Of course, they can play at any other times as well when courts are available.

The membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. Continuing Club members have until the end of April to pay the annual fee. New members have to pay the Club fee at the time they join. If they join before November 1, they have to pay the entire fee for the current year. If they join on November 1 or later, they have to pay the fee for the current year, but this fee will be valid for the coming year as well.

If you are already a member and all your information is current, there is no need to complete another form when you pay your annual fee. David Fraser will accept cash or cheques (made out to Arrowsmith Tennis Club) at the courts and distribute shoe tags. Alternately, please mail a cheque made out to Arrowsmith Tennis Club to this address:

Box 166
Parksville BC
V9P 2G4

You can also pay the Club fee via e-transfer. For instructions on how to do this, click HERE.

We look forward to seeing you on the courts!

For other Club information, please contact

John Suttie
phone: 250.951.5696

or write to the Club's email address: arrowsmithtennis@hotmail.com



Summer Schedule

April 1 - October 31



Court Etiquette

All members should show courtesy and consideration while on and off the courts. Click HERE for details.



Tennis Code

The Code is a guide to fair play and the unwritten rules of tennis. Click HERE for some interesting reading.



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Qualicum Beach Courts

Veterans Way, Qualicum Beach



Court Times Table (See explanations below table)                 Blue fields show reservations for Courts 1 - 2

Mon TueWedThu FriSatSun
9-12Open Open Open Open Open Open Open


Explanations (related to the Table of Court Times at the Qualicum Beach Courts)

Open. During the Monday, Wednesday, Friday Open hours in Qualicum Beach, play tends to be pre-arranged, for both men and women, although the courts are open to all Club members on these days. During the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday Open hours, the courts are reserved for all members of the Club.



Parksvile Springwood Courts

behind (to the west of) Springwood School, 450 Despard Ave., Parksville



Court Times Table (See explanations below table)                 Blue: Courts 4 - 6        Green: Courts 2 - 6

Mon TueWedThu FriSatSun
8-10 Open Open Open Open
10-12Ball Ma/Lessons Fun/Drop-In Open Ball Ma/Lessons Open
12:30-3:00 Afternoon TennisAfternoon Tennis Afternoon Tennis
3:00-4:00
4-6Juniors Juniors
6-8 LaddersLadders




Reserved Court Times and Club Tennis. In the Court Times table above, the fields with a blue background indicate the times at which the Club has Courts 4 - 6 reserved at Springwood and the fields with a green background indicate the times at which the Club has Courts 2 - 6 reserved. The tennis activities during the reserved court times are described below. Club members who want to play at other times need to make private arrangements.

The Club's main scheduled tennis activities are the Open and Intermediate sessions at Springwood shown in the table above. If you are not sure which activity to attend, see Scheduled Activities below. You will notice that some of the activity names in the table are underlined. This means they are links. Clicking on a link will allow you to sign up for the event. For details about signing up, see the entry Sign-up below.

Play during reserved times is drop-in most of the time and pre-arranged some of the time as explained under Scheduled Activities below.

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Scheduled Activities

  • Open, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 8 - 10. Open to all comers. Sign-up is encouraged at these times. During the summer, while there is early daylight, some players start around 7:30 while others start at 8:00. Punctually at 8:00, play stops briefly to fold in the players arriving at 8:00. Play continues until 10:00 although some of the players who arrived at 7:30 may leave at 9:30. When the days get shorter in the fall, play will start at 8:00 for everybody. All players use the same sign-up.

    Open, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 - 12. The Friday 10 - 12 Open is used mainly by ladies who have arranged to play at that time, but other players may drop in as well. On Saturday and Sunday play is for all players, from beginners to advanced. All formats are possible: ladies', men's, and mixed doubles, 3 and 1, singles or practice hitting.

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  • Ball Machine/Lessons, Tuesdays 10:00-12:00, Courts 2 - 6, Saturdays 10:00 - 12:00, Courts 4 - 6. The Tuesday sessions are intended more for novices while the Saturday are more for experienced players and those who are working during the week. All members welcome, and lessons will be provided free of charge to all members.
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  • Fun/Drop-In, Thursdays 10:00 - 12:00, Courts 4 - 6. This session is intended for novices, but everybody is welcome. Sign-up is recommended.
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  • Afternoon Tennis, MWF 12:30 - 14:50, Courts 2 - 6. Everybody welcome. You are encouraged to sign up using the link for this event in the Court Times Table above. However, signing up is not required. You can just drop in. If you drop in, you will start playing on the lowest court. You can drop in at the change-over times, 12:30, 13:20, 14:10.

    Play is doubles, except possibly on the lowest court if there are fewer than four players on that court. If there is only one player on the lowest court, the player will be rotated in with the next higher court.

    The 12:30-14:50 period is divided into a 10-min warm-up from 12:30 to 12:40, three 40-min play sessions, and two 5-min change-over breaks between the play sessions. The sign-up system will put players onto Courts 6, 5, etc. in the order in which they sign up. At 12:40, the players will arrange themselves on each court by racquet spinning. Players change courts after each 40-min session as explained below under ‘Court Changes’. The 5-min break between sessions allows for time to change courts.
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  • Ladders, Tuesday and Thursday, 6 - 8 pm, on Courts 2 - 6..

    This time period is reserved for the singles and doubles ladders. Details governing the doubles ladder follow below. The singles ladder is described further down.

    Players must be members of the Arrowsmith Tennis Club (annual fee: $35). Ladder play is on Tuesdays only unless demand regularly exceeds 5 courts. Court 2 is the lowest rung of the ladder and Court 6 the highest. Players move up and down the ladder as described below. Terry Stewart (250-203-0448) will be the Coordinator. Initial registration for the ladder is done by calling Terry.

    Play is not drop-in. Instead, players will be informed by email on Sunday of each week of who is playing on which court based on last week's performance. Although play is doubles only, scores are kept for individual players. If a participant cannot play on a given day, the player is responsible for finding a sub in consultation with the coordinator.

    On each court, the four players pre-selected by the Coordinator for that court will play three four-game 'sets' using no-ad scoring. Each player serves once in a set. Each set is played with a different grouping of players so that every player plays once with every other player in the three sets.

    A player gets one point for each game won so that s/he can earn a maximum of 12 points in the three sets. The three sets will require not more than an hour. After the first hour, the two players with the most points move up one court, the other two players move down one court. The two players with the most points on the top court and the two players with the fewest points on the lowest court stay on those courts. The same happens after the second hour, except that the two players with the lowest score on the bottom court at the end of the two hours may be placed on the sub list depending on the number of players available the following week.

    Each player will record his/her scores on the scorecard available HERE and submit the scorecard to the Coordinator by Wednesday via email (terry6@shaw.ca) or text to 250-203-0448.

    Should there be a three-way tie for either the highest or the lowest score after three sets, a racket spin will determine who is the top or bottom player, respectively, while the other two players play a first to 5 points singles to see who will go down with the lowest or up with the higest scoring player, respectively. Should there be a two-way tie in points between the second and third player, they will play a 5-point singles to see who goes down with the lowest scoring player. If the score reaches 4 to 4 in a 5-point singles, a one-point tie breaker is played. The player serving the 5th and final point serves to the ad or deuce court as selected by the receiving player.

    If a player is unable to participate in a given week and replaced by a player from the sub list, s/he on their return will take up the position reached by the sub list player.

    The objective of the ladder is to get to and stay on the top court.
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  • Clinics, times to be determined. Alan Oslie will be conducting clinics based on interest and availability. The days of the week when the clinics will be held too will be negotiated. Please call Alan at 250-951-7520 or email him at Alantennis@shaw.ca if you are interested.
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Sign-up. The underlined entries in the Court Times table are links to pages on which you can sign up for these events, or cancel. You must be a Club member to be able to sign up. If you sign up, you are expected to be on the court promptly at the beginning of the sign-up period. Otherwise, you will forfeit your reservation.

If you are unable to come, please make sure you cancel so that others have acccurate information on how many people are coming. To cancel, use the same link in the Court Times Table that lets you sign up. Depending on the event, you can sign up for up to a week in advance.

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Court Changes

  • Open. It is suggested courts be changed at the end of a set by calling 'Court'. If the other courts have not yet finished a set, the players on the court finishin a set first start a new set, but stop playing when another court has finished a set.

    In changing courts, players with the higher score move up a court, the ones with the lower score move down one court, except that players with the higher score on the top court will stay on that court and players with the lower score on the lowest court will stay on that court. It will be decided by spinning rackets who will team up with whom with the proviso that players who formed a team during the previous set will split up.

  • Intermediate. Players who have signed up are expected to be on the court at 12:30. Starting at 12:30, the schedule is divided up as follows.

    Warm-up: 12:30 - 12:40

    Play: 12:40 - 13:20

    Break: 13:20 - 13:25

    Play: 13:25 - 14:05

    Break: 14:05 - 14:10

    Play: 14:10 - 14:50

    During each 40-min session, play is continuous regardless of the score so that the score at the end of a session might be 8:5. At the end of a session, the team with the higher score moves to the next higher court and the team with the lower score to the next lower court, except that the team with the higher score on Court 6 will remain on that court and, similarly, the team with the lower score on the lowest court will remain on that court.

    The end of a 40-min session is announced by somebody with an accurate watch by calling out 'time'. At this point, play stops on all courts where one team has more games won than the other. If the score is even on one court, say, 4:4, play on that court continues until one team wins one more game. If the game goes to deuce, only one more point is played (sudden death). If the score is even on one court and play has not yet begun for the deciding game, only one more point is played to decide the match.

    At the beginning of play at 12:40 and at the 40-min change points, players will arrange themselves by racket spinning with the proviso that at the 40-min change points players who were a team in the previous session will split up and be on opposite sides of the net in the new session.

    If there are two or three players on the lowest court at the end of a session, they will all move up to the next higher court. If only two players move up from the lowest court, the two players with the lower score on the next court will move down. If there were three players on the lowest court, they all move up to the next lowest court and the two players with the lower score on that court will move down along with one of the two players who have moved down to the next higher court. Racquet spinning will determine which of these two will move to the lowest court. If there are five players on the lowest court, racquet spinning will determine which two will move up to the next court and which three will remain on the lowest court. If any gaps arise because one or more players are leaving at the end of a session, these will be closed by moving up players from a lower court, by racquet spinning if necessary.

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Drop-in Play. Play is on a drop-in basis except for any pre-arranged sessions, but players dropping in may have to wait until a set is finished.

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Singles List/Ladder. The Club has a list of people interested in playing singles or playing ladder matches. All Club members are welcome to put their names on the list to indicate that they are available for either singles play or ladder matches. To view the list/ladder, click HERE.

To sign up for the list/ladder or to take your name off or, in the case of a ladder match, to update the ladder, click SIGN-UP OR UPDATE. The list/ladder will be restarted on May 1 every year. This means the names on the ladder at that time will be removed and you have to re-enter your name if you wish to be on the list/ladder from that moment onward.

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Ball Machine Use. The Club has two Silent-Partner ball machines which are being kept in the Club's storage room. All Club members (juniors only under supervision of an adult Club member) are free to use the machine if they are familiar with its operation AND the Club's rules for using it. Let somebody who has used one of the machines before explain it to you and/or consult the operation manual for the machine. The machines can get, damaged if used improperly, and can cause severe injuries. When a machine is ON, ALWAYS watch the balls coming out of the machine and NEVER stand directly in front of the machine. The machine can fire balls at 95 mph or 152 km/h!

The ball machines are to be used on a first-come first-served basis. When you use one of the machines, you are requested to sign the log book kept near the machines in the storage room.

At all times, ball machine use has lower priority on a court than regular tennis play by members of the public or other Club members.

The ball machines should not be used when the courts are wet. Wet balls clog up the mechanism. Also make sure that only Babolat pressure-less balls are in a machine. Otherwise, the machine can jam.

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Reduced Court Availabilty

  • The School may be usihg Courts 1-3 at any time while classes are in session, spring and fall. The School has priority on these courts at any time.
  • Courts 1 - 3 are reserved for the RDN Summer Tennis Camp from 9:00 until 12:15 July 8-12, July 15-19, August 12-16.

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For a Facebook page listing Club events and some Club pictures, click HERE



Saturday, May 13, 8:45 am: Round Robin.

Saturday, August 26, 10:00 - 15:00 Fun Tennis and Barbecue

There will be a day of fun tennis on Saturday, August 26, at Springwood from 10:00 to 15:00. On one of the courts, there will be challenge matches (singles and doubles) with prizes. Opponents should be at comparable levels. A barbecue will start at 12:00 noon. All members and their families are invited.

If you are planning to participate in any playing, please arrive by 10:00 am. If you are planning to participate in the barbecue, please inform Greg at the address below so that an appropriate amount of food can be ready.

Greg Bach
gregbach@gmail.com
250 713-9330

Annual General Meeting, September 27, 10:00 to 12:00, Oceanside Place. The agenda is still to be announced, but a very important item on the agenda will be the election of several new Executive members and a new webmaster.




Junior Program

The Club will be offering a set of tennis lessons for juniors in September on the Springwood courts. These lessons will be on Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm beginning on September 7. For more information or to register call Jill Trelawny at 250-954-3474.




2023 Tournaments

There will be no tournaments in 2023. Instead of tournaments, there will be a day of fun tennis on Saturday, August 26, at Springwood from 10:00 to 15:00. On one of the courts, there will be challenge matches (singles and doubles) with prizes. Opponents should be at comparable levels. A barbecue will start at 12:00 noon. All members and their families are invited.

If you are planning to participate in any playing, please arrive by 10:00 am. If you are planning to participate in the barbecue, please inform Greg at the address below so that an appropriate amount of food can be ready.

Greg Bach
gregbach@gmail.com
250 713-9330




General Information About the Arrowsmith Tennis Club

October 2023 - October 2024 Executive

President: John Suttie (250.951.5696)

Vice President: Terry Stewart

Secretary: Maeva Lowen

Treasurer: David Fraser

Membership: Lis Bang (250-752-5065)

Social Program: Jill Trelawny

Tournament Director: TBA

Junior Program: Jill Trelany

Communications: Lloyd Simoes

Court Maintenance Coordinator: Merv Holowka (email)

Past President: Greg Bach

October 2023 - October 2024 Officers (not on the Executive)

Fee collection: David Fraser is available to collect fees at the courts

Social Program: Brenda Exner (to help Jill)

Website: Glenn Addison

Membership List

Click HERE to see the up-to-date membership list with phone numbers and some email addresses. If you wish to have your email address added or deleted from the list, please call Lis Bang (250-752-5065) or contact Danny Finch (613-854-2718 in Ottawa or danny_finch@hotmail.com).

Newsletters

Click HERE to see or download the most recent Newsletter and earlier ones.

Email Notices to Club Members

Most of our members are now being contacted by email. Please contact Hans Laue at arrowsmithtennis@hotmail.com if you have email and are not being contacted in this way or if you are changing your email.

You can also contact Hans about any other Club matters by using the email address above.

Court Maintenance by Club Members

Throughout the year, but especially in the fall, leaves and needles need to be cleaned off the courts. The Club is assisting the City in this task. Also, after rain, Club members use squeeges and brooms to remove water.

Two leaf blowers, brooms, a garbage can, and squeegees are available in the Storage Room at courtside. Ask a member of the Executive for the key combination.

Sunshine Person

Sue Wilson is our Sunshine Person. Ph: 250-248-7280. Please let Sue know if someone is ill or if there is a bereavement in the family, so she can send a card.

Racquet Stringing

John Suttie, an experienced racquet stringer and member of our Club, will string your racquet. You can contact him at 250.951.5696 or jdsuttie@gmail.com.

Murray Hough (250.753.0048) is an experienced racquet stringer who lives in Nananimo.

Tennis Lessons

Alan Oslie (p:250-951-7520, e:Alantennis@shaw.ca) is a member of our Club with experience in coaching juniors and adults. He is available for private and small group lessons, including to players or beginners who are not members of the Club, at times to be mutually agreed. Give him a call.

Evie Seeton (250-927-8809) is a member of our Club and an experienced instructor. She is available for individual and group lessons. Give her a call.

Ball Machines. The Club has two Silent Partner - Edge Star ball machines which are available to all members (juniors only with supervision of an adult member). Members must have received instruction on how to use the machines before using it for the first time. Contact Paul Arnell at 250-729-1271 for instruction. For information about the machines, click User's Manual.

Parking

The Springwood School parking lot must NOT be used by tennis players during school hours.

Club History

1975 - The Qualicum Beach Tennis Courts were built. Louise Dwyer was on the Recreation Commission and instrumental in pulling together the funding by means of a of 1/3 Town, 1/3 Rotary, and 1/3 Provincial grant.

1978 - The Qualicum Beach Open Tournament was started.

1983 - The Arrowsmith Tennis Club was formed with Fran Jones as the first president and Meep Verbrugge as a major organizational force. 66 members. The Club was based in Qualicum Beach with some play at Ballenas High School. There were a morning of ladies only, a fun day of mixed play, and a singles ladder. Some current members, Christine Aubin, Louise Dwyer, Jim Henderson, George Klimek, Stan Saunders, Rita Stevenson and Dorothy Watson, were among the original members of the Club.

1984 - Presidents Betty Gerbracht and Louise Dwyer. 43 members.

1985 - 1989 - President Jim Martin (35, 68, 34, 56 members).

1990 - President Noel Edwards, 65 adults, 5 juniors.

1991 - President Judy Wood, 128 adults, 38 juniors. This was the first year in which there were tournaments for Club members only - juniors, adults, and seniors (over 55). These tournaments attracted many new members. The junior boys tournaments had under-14 and under-18 events and attracted 24 in singles and 14 pairs in doubles. There were singles and doubles ladders, regular round robins (at Beach Acres). New also was an "Open" junior tournament, with other clubs attending. The Club was incorporated.

1992 - President Judy Wood. 114 adults, 57 juniors. There was an opening junior tournament at the beginning of the season in May and a final junior tournament which attracted 36 entries including 9 girls.

1993 - President Kathy Sturrock, 125 adults, 41 juniors. Judy Wood organized a Ladies B Interclub league.

1994 - President Kathy Sturrock, 114 adults, 40 juniors. Casino night raised $11,000 for new courts. The Ladies B Team won the island championship.

1995 - President Frank Scott, 114 adults, 6 juniors. The first "I Can't Believe I Won This Trophy" mixed tourney was held. Judy organized a fall mixed Interclub league and Arrowsmith won. The "Open" Junior ceased.

1996 - President Robert Stovall, 117 adults, 10 juniors.

1997 - President Robert Stovall, 94 adults, 2 juniors. Club casino raised $14,000. The Club offered $30,000 to Qualicum Beach toward building new courts - declined. The Mixed Team won Mid-Island league.

1998 - President Glenn Simpson, 100 adults, 8 juniors. The Club contributed $34,550 toward the addition of three courts at Springwood in Parksville, with the proviso that the Club get preferential use of court time. The final round robin was played on the six Springwood courts October 18.

1999 - President Glenn Simpson, 93 adults, 8 juniors. The Club times of Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and men's Sunday mornings were moved from Qualicum to Springwood and the fees raised from $20 to $25. (A few members preferred not to move and formed a Qualicum Club). The Qualicum Open became the Arrowsmith Open and moved to Springwood. The Mixed Team won the Mid-Island league. A second ladies team was entered in the Interclub league.

2000 - President Bruce Pepper, 108 adults, 1 junior.

2001 - President Louise Dwyer, 107 adults, 7 juniors. Gordon Verge started junior strategy sessions. The Mixed Team won the Mid-Island league.

2002 - President Louise Dwyer, 126 adults, 7 juniors. A club e-mail account was set up to provide improved communication with members. The Ladies B Red Team wins the Mid-Island league.

2003 - President Bob Urquhart, 120 adults, 21 juniors. A storage shed was built at Springwood at a cost of $4450. The website was developed to better publicize Club activities. The Ladies B Red Team won the Vancouver Island championship.

2004 - President Bob Urquhart, 128 adults, 18 juniors. Due to organizational difficulties, the Arrowsmith Open tournament was canceled, effective starting 2005. The Interclub mixed and ladies leagues too ceased due to the lack of an organizer. Future emphasis is being placed on tournaments for members only.

2005 - President Liz Court, 123 adults, 25 juniors.

2006 - President Liz Court, 118 adults, 23 juniors.

2007 - President Ron Morrisroe, 113 adults, 19 juniors.

2008 - President Ron Morrisroe, 112 adults, 19 juniors.

2009 - President Bob Sage, 117 adults, 19 juniors.

2010 - President Bob Sage, 108 adults, 8 juniors.

2011 - President Dave Chappell, 121 adult members. In Winter 2011, four indoor tennis sessions at the Westwood Club were arranged for 12 participants. A rebound net for practice hitting was installed against the fence on the north side of Court 2.

2012 - President Hans Laue, 123 adults, 1 junior. Westwood indoor play was again arranged in the winter months. Wind screens were added to the south fence. A new court allocation system for the Round Robins was introduced.

2013 - President Hans Laue, 122 adults, 19 juniors (the Club's Junior Program was restarted under Jill Trelawny), Westwood indoor winter tennis continuing, MWF 12-2 sessions restructured (for somewhat more challenging play with both men and ladies participating, starting punctually at noon with court changes every 40 min), online sign-up system introduced for the MWF 12-2 and the evening sessions, our ladies team won the 3.5 mid-Island Interclub League and placed second in the Miele Provincial Tournament, a squeegee that really works was acquired and a keypad lock installed on the locker room to give all members access to court cleaning equipment. In September 2013, the City installed new nets on Courts 4 and 6.

2014 - President Frank Johnston, 116 adults, 24 juniors (the Club's Junior Program continued under Jill Trelawny), Westwood indoor winter tennis continuing, the ladies' team again won the 3.5 mid-Island Interclub League and got to compete at the Miele Provincial Tournament held at Whistler, and a second of the good squeegees was acquired. Fees were raised from $25 to $35 for adults and from $5 to $10 for juniors.

2015 - President Frank Johnston. As a result of Frank Johnston's efforts, the City resurfaced all six courts in 2016.

2016 - President Paul Arnell. A battery operated ball machine was acquired, along with Babolat pressure-less balls for the machine. Visits with the Comox Valley Tennis Club at Springwood and in Comox were arranged.

2017 - President Paul Arnell. 122 adults, 25 juniors. Visits with the Comox Valley Club continued.

2018 - President Ada Sarsiat. 137 adults, 15 juniors.

2019 - President Ada Sarsiat. 130 adults, 10 juniors. The Club now has 5 Dry Court Winged Squeegees.

2020 - President Ada Sarsiat. 128 adults, 2 juniors. Play resumed in the summer under a strict COVID Protocol. No Round Robins and no Tournaments.

2021 - President Greg Bach. 154 adults, 1 junior. Relaxed COVID Protocal starting in the summer. Round Robins restarted in July and Club Chammpionships in August. Windscreens were added in the gaps remaining at the Springwood Courts and some windscreens were attached in the NW corner of the Qualicum Beach courts.

2022 - President Greg Bach. 157 adults. Donation of $10,000 by Shirley Sterlinger in memory of her husband Kurt. Exploration with City of Parksville to build a club house.

2023 - President Greg Bach. 138 adults, 20 juniors. Survey of Club members on Club directions. Resumption of Junior Program. Plans for additional storage space at Springwood ongoing. Round Robins and Club Championships canceled because of insufficient participation. Ball machine practice sessions with Evie Seeton as coach from May to September. Plans by the Qualicum City Council to paint pickleball lines on Court 2 in Qualicum were averted. Active use of the tennis courts at Springwood and in Qualicum Beach.

EM>2024 - President John Suttie.




Club Photos



For an article published in the Parksville Qualicum Beach News on Jan. 5, 2022 about the snow clearing at Springwood by ten Club members, click Dec. 30, 2021 Springwood Snow Clearing

Snow clearing at Springwood on Dec. 30, 2021; Photo 1

Snow clearing at Springwood on Dec. 30, 2021; Photo 2

Snow clearing at Springwood on Dec. 30, 2021; Photo 3

Snow clearing at Springwood on Dec. 30, 2021; Photo 4

Club Championships 2021, Greg making sure (photo: Niels Bang)

Men's Singles Champ 2021, Peter Dutton (photo: Pat Hansen)

Runner-up 2021 Peter Aylward Retrieving (photo: Pat Hansen)

Peter Dutton Returning (photo: Pat Hansen)

Club Championships 2021: Two Mixed Doubles Teams (photo: Niels Bang)

Club Championships 2021, Greg making sure (photo: Niels Bang)

Men's Singles Champ 2021, Peter Dutton (photo: Pat Hansen)

Runner-up 2021 Peter Aylward Retrieving (photo: Pat Hansen)

Peter Dutton Returning (photo: Pat Hansen)

Club Championships 2021: Two Mixed Doubles Teams (photo: Niels Bang)

July 2019 Visit at Springwood by the Comox Valley Tennis Club

Team Work

Fall at Springwood

Visit at the Comox Valley Tennis Club 2018

Visit at the Cowichan Valley Grass Courts 2018

Ladies practice on the Parksville clay courts in August 2018

Tennis BC Provincial Ladies Team Tourney at Bear Mountain Aug 10-12, 2018

Meeting on July 12, 2017 at Springwood between the Arrowsmith Tennis and Comox Valley Clubs

Awards Dinner at the French Creek Harbour Grill on August 28, 2016

Wind-up Dinner on August 16, 2015 at the Bayside Inn

Miele Ladies Team Championship, Whistler, BC, August 2014

Compass Mixed Tournament, July 19, 2014.

Ladies Interclub Champs, Spring 2014.

Round Robin on June 7, 2014.

Miele Ladies Team Championship, Richmond, BC, August 10-13, 2013.

Round Robin on July 6, 2013.

Round Robin on June 1, 2013.

Round Robin on May 4, 2013.