2019 Fall message from the President (Todd Archibald)
This has been a terrific summer yet notwithstanding the intermittent rainouts. We have had a vibrant house league season, a fantastic tournament schedule in.
July and August and, and amazing Intercounty teams, both at the B and C, Monday Ladies ,and Over 55 levels. One of our B teams is in the playoffs as I write this update. The tennis has been fantastic and the level of enthusiasm from our club members has been contagious. We are privileged to have such a wonderful club in our beautiful ravine setting.
Special thanks goes out to our intercounty captains Jan Pastoriza and Yong Shao on G1 B team and Ryan Weaver and Kevin Dunn who piloted G2 B team. Rob Inglis, our resident novelist, and Oliver Peng led our G3 C team. Pam Dinardo led our over 55 Intercounty team on Thursday mornings and Diana Suskin captained our Monday Ladies’ team which finished first in their division! Congratulations to Diana and her team members for an outstanding accomplishment. Our vice president Paul Trinh and director Mohammad Abid have overseen the operation of the intercounty teams.
Our other vice president Graeme Kerr has done an able job in overseeing the social activities in our club.
As I write this note, the club championship tournaments are mostly over. They have been organized extremely well by our tournament directors Mohammad Abid and Moune Boulerie. Many of our club members are playing in the various tournaments and our tournaments have become a centerpiece in our club’s social activities.
But for the intermittent weather, our house league has been very popular and extremely successful on Mondays and Wednesday nights. Special thanks goes out to Margaret Dunn, our House league director , who has done a terrific job in organizing this very important activity. Margaret is stepping down as House League director. Her enthusiasm, diligence and commitment will be missed! Shane Miskin has agreed to take on the responsibility of being next year’s House League director.
Our club house and grounds are in great shape thanks to our property directors – Oliver Peng, Duncan McPherson, Athos Battison and Roman Tsonev. All of our events have been advertised on a timely and regular basis thanks to Shane Miskin, our publicity director, and Martin Gula, our director responsible for our website.
I would also like to thank our club’s head instructor, Jason Handelsman, for running a first rate summer camp and Junior program this year. Jason is an amazing tennis instructor and educator. We are privileged to have his talents at our club. He and his assistant instructors have done an outstanding job at our club.
Our membership director, Cecilia Inglis, has done a terrific job in her role. Membership is a very demanding position. Our treasurer Philippa Sutcliffe has done an outstanding job in balancing our finances.I would also like to single out our Secretary Ellen Macgrath for her reliable attention to our meetings.
Paul Trinh has been a very active member of our exec for many years. As VP, he has helped me on too many occasions to recite in dealing with City issues, neighbourhood complaints and helping in leading the club. Paul is stepping back from the exec this fall. His energy, creativity, and support will be missed.
All of the members of our executive and our house league captains are deeply committed to our club. I would like to thank all them for their enthusiasm and vision in leading our first class club. Their hard work and leadership have inspired me.
Our fall AGM will be held on 30 at 7 PM at the clubhouse. We are always looking for new volunteers to join the executive, or to become a house league Capt. If you are interested, please let one of the executive know and you will be invited to join us.
Gwendolen Park Tennis Club - Welcome to the New Tennis Season
We’re a small, friendly tennis club situated in a quiet corner of North Toronto,
with four well-equipped and maintained courts, plus a practice court,
and our own clubhouse with kitchen and washroom facilities.
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Our Club Highlights
- Four courts (with brand new lights!)
- House league on two nights
- 4 Inter-County teams - From C team to A team and Over 55+ team
- Advanced junior programs
- Adult and junior tennis lessons and clinics
- Social events (included in membership)
- 3+ tennis pros