August News

The new permanent pickleball courts at Murdo Fraser are done!

Six courts are painted and lined and permanent nets are up for 5 of them.  One court next to the practice wall will require a portable net.  As of August 3 club play has resumed at Murdo Fraser, in lieu of Tempe Glen.  Come and check it out!

Little Cates has initiated a new “Novice to 3.0 only” session from 11-12 on Sundays and Wednesdays after the All-Play time (9:00 – 11:00) and will look into a possible evening time if we find it generates enough interest with those new to the game but work during the day.

Outdoor play for all levels continues mornings 9:00 – noon at Murdo Fraser and 9:30 – 12:00 at Marine & 29th.

End of Summer Club Potluck

Over 90 players joined us for an end-of-summer celebration and Club Potluck after the rain delay, Monday September 1, on the newly renovated Murdo Frazer Courts.

Play began at 9am and the food was finally put away at 3 pm. Thanks to the Social Committee and the volunteers who kept everyone playing and kept the table tidy. Congrats to the draw prize winners and winners of the Do-You-Know-Your-Club Quiz….which is posted on the website.

Cates Park, July

THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN!  and Patty Tougas for the report.

Thankfully the rain stopped Friday night and with the help of Jim Patterson, Sue Anderson and Patty Tougas in the early morning, the courts were made dry enough by the time the session began at 10am.  Eighteen people showed up to register with Margaret Kennedy and so we quickly taped two of the back tennis courts with kitchen lines to allow for all to participate on 4 courts.  Our coaches were Heather Fleming, Salma Mitha, Jim Patterson and Dave Fairall.  Betty Eisenhauer was our photographer and Ann Westwood and Margaret doubled up for ball girls which was a much-appreciated asset on the expansive tennis courts.  The participants were all very engaged and so happy to learn the simple basics of the game and thoroughly enjoyed playing games up to 5 pts which gave them many opportunities to mix and mingle with the other players.