Masters Singles Tournament - Sept. 2-7
The annual Masters tournament is open to all levels. Only men 45 years and older and women 40 years and older are allowed to participate. Those turning 45 or 40, respectively, any time in 2014 are also permitted. Registration is now closed. Visit our Tournament Page for important details.
World Team Tennis - Sept. 20
WTT is team play with 2 men and 2 women on the team. You compete together all day against other teams in a series of doubles matches (1 mens, 1 womens and 2 mixed matches), with special rules. It is a fun day and for $5 per person, we also throw in a BBQ! You can sign up as an individual, partners or as a team. All skill levels can participate, and guests are welcome. In the event of rain, the event will be postponed to the following Sunday. The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 17 at midnight. For more details, visit the World Team Tennis page.
Our Big Year end party is now just under a month away. We will be celebrating a great season with all of our friends from the club. Reserve your seat/table now!
Tickets can be paid for (only $50 for members) at the club house or by EMT, but food choices have to come to us online. Look for your invitation coming with the September newsletter and more news about the event coming soon.
Great food and fun guaranteed!
2014 Ladies Singles Tournament
Summer's not over yet, judging by the glorious weather for the ladies B and C singles finals on August 24. Special thanks to chair umpires Angela Meharg and Perla Cuadra, along with Jeff Holz and his volunteers for providing the BBQ.
LADIES B FINAL: Erika Dimitriev def. (1) Nina Sampaleanu 6-0, 6-3
LADIES C FINAL: (2) Yuet Wong def. Vita Wong 6-3, 6-1
2014 Men's Singles Tournament
The men's singles tournament once again featured large, intensely competitive draws, leading to an exhausting week for our winners. The men's A and B finals were held on August 17 and the men's C final one week later. Thanks to our many volunteers, especially umpires Nina Sampaleanu and Perla Cuadra.
MEN'S A FINAL: (1) Jason Christie def. (3) Francisco Chavez 6-3, 6-2
MEN'S B FINAL: (9) Tim Roy def. (1) Kris Dmytrenko 6-4, 6-2
MEN'S C FINAL: (3) Spyros Passios def. Mohammad Reghabi 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
Intercounty Team Playoffs
Davisville is proud to congratulate our A and C teams for finishing first in their Intercounty divisions. Teams that finish first or second in their divisions are entered into the year end tournament to play for the ICTA Championship at the Rexall Centre. This year, the finals at Rexall will take place on September 13 in a one day festival of finals. In order to get to the finals, teams will play a number of playdown finals over the coming weeks and a good number at home at Davisville. If you are able to come out and watch, the teams would appreciate your support. Come and cheer them on to success!
Your A Team edged out Winston Churchill in the last week of the season to finish first place in the Central Division. They will play up to 2 weeks of elimination tournament matches with the first one being at home on August 28.
Your B Team finished as the second seed in the South East Division. Plagued by bad weather all season, the B team has worked diligently to both play and win their matches. They are now taking to the road to play at Wishing Well August 26.
Your C Team ran away with their division finishing with the most points in the entire Mixed League and more than 20 points more than the second place team in their division. In the first playoff round, they ran into some bad scheduling luck and a red-hot Dunlace Park team and were eliminated. Great season everyone!
Davisville Cup - Raises $13,000+
A big thank you to all of those that came out and supported Davisville Cup. Whether you donated silent auction items, came by and bid, played, captained a team or helped to organize the day, everything came together fabulously! Davisville couldn't be more proud of all of you and the difference that your participation makes for others. $13,000 allows 520 kids to participate in summer camps through Philpott. On Saturday, we changed some lives!
September Group Lessons Posted!
Everybody can get better with the proper instruction, and DTC members have the luxury of taking lessons from Alastair Millar, one of only ten Club Professional 3’s in the country. This certification is the highest designation of Tennis Canada’s Club Professional stream.
September Group Lesson Sessions are posted under the Learn tab above. Private and semi-private lessons are also available.
These sessions will be sold out fast, so don't delay.
Please note that any monies owing for lessons are payable directly to the pro, at the time of your first lesson. We accept cash, EMT or cheque payable to Alastair Millar.
Hey New Members! (and unrated old members)
DTC has a tag-up system for reserving court time. Each tag displays a member’s name and rating level which allows you to tag up with players of equal experience. Members without a rating level on their tag may have trouble reserving court time. Consequently, new members are strongly encouraged to get rated early in the season. A list of new member rating dates and times has been posted under the Play tab above, and will be posted in the Clubhouse. You can register for a session on Opening Day or with one of the court monitors.
The September and October NMR (new member rating) sessions will be held on:
Saturday, Sept. 6 - 12pm NMR, 12:30pm NMR, 1pm NMR, 1:30 NMR
Wednesday, Sept. 17 - 8pm NMR, 8:30pm NMR
Wednesday, Oct. 1 - 7pm NMR, 7:30pm NMR
Thursday, Oct. 2 - 6pm NMR, 6:30pm NMR
Saturday, Oct. 4 - 10am NMR, 10:30am NMR, 11am NMR, 11:30am NMR, 12pm NMR, 12:30pm NMR, 1pm NMR, 1:30pm NMR
Make sure Alastair knows you're coming by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Important note - all Davisville members must be rated by the end of 2014 to be considered as a returning member. Also, unrated members will not be allowed to compete in Davisville tournaments. Re-rating sessions will be scheduled, usually for near the end of each month.
Want to get re-rated?
You've put in the time and practice and now think you're ready to move up. The next re-rating dates will be:
Saturday, August 30, 12 pm and 1 pm,
Saturday, September 27, 10am, 11am, and 12pm
(Note: Players must be available for all sessions on that date. Times will be assigned the week before the rating)
Please email Alastair at email@example.com to book your time!
Past champion? Ensure your legacy!
Davisville's permanent trophies haven't been updated in a decade, so we've embarked on a major engraving project. However, we're missing the names of some of the winners. If you've contested tournaments in the past, check out the "Past Winners" list on the bottom right side of the Tournament Page. If you spot any errors or can fill in any blanks, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.