Fall tournaments signal an end to tennis season

Junior and Senior tournaments put local tennis talents to the test.

Top: Fall Tournament winners: Maria Russell Martin

Top: Fall Tournament winners: Maria Russell Martin

Ashcroft & District Tennis Association’s third annual Fall Tournament was held recently with 12 local players enjoying the first day of Autumn’s warm temperatures.

Colin Franes and Vic Coop were the overall winners. In the picture they are surrounded by the other winners: Maria Russell Martin, Ana Ho, and John Farmer. Jamie Mayden won the Broken Racket  Sportsmanship Award.

Special thanks go to Jamie Mayden and John Farmer for organizing the day. John Farmer’s backyard by the river was a perfect place to give out awards, celebrate the winners and plot strategies for the next competition.

The Annual General Meeting was also held. A sincere thank you to all the volunteers who support this club. As long as the weather is good and the snow does not fall, the courts are in use. Please remember that the schools have priority use during school hours.

ADTA is always looking for more players. Lessons with George Lea, our tennis Pro are available for all ages and skills in the Spring and Fall. Get your name on the list by calling 250-453-9391.

Fall Tennis Lessons under the coaching of Tennis Pro, George Lea, ended with a Junior Tournament in which 18 Juniors put their newly learned tennis skills to work. Overall winners in Group One: Connor Cave (1st), Nick Ghostkeeper (2nd) and Logan Stoelwinder (3rd). In Group Two: Monika Paulos (1st) , Helen Lulu (2nd), and Samuel Adamson (3rd).

All participants battled the heat and were able to choose prizes from books to tennis balls. ADTA believes that feeding the brain by reading is just as important as feeding the heart with exercise. A big thank you to all the parents for supporting this program. We are already gettiing names for Spring Tennis Lessons 2013.

Maria Russell Martin