Lawrence Park Tennis Club Between the Lines: September is Tournament Month
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Lawrence Park Tennis Club 
"Between the Lines"
August 24, 2015

In this edition of "Between the Lines:"
  • September is Tournament Month
  • After Dinner Doubles Continue
  • Sprinkler Maintenance - August 25th


Tournament Sign-up Form
Club tournament season is almost upon us, so members should expect to see lots of competitive spirit around the courts as players pick their partners and hone their games in preparation for September, our traditional "Tournament Month." Competing in a Lawrence Park Tennis Club Tennis tournament is a great way to not only play tennis in a fun and competitive environment, but also an excellent way to meet new people, and perhaps new partners. For more details, read on....

Tournament Categories and Ratings
Based on historical participation rates, we are offering the following categories: Men's Singles, Ladies' Singles, Men's Doubles, Ladies' Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Within each of these categories are three levels of tournament play – A, B, and C. If you're not sure which level you're at, please refer to this Self-Rating Guide also found on our website in the Member Area Login section. Tournament rating levels are based on the following:
  • A Level -- open to all members but generally consist of players rated 4.5 and above.
  • B Level -- players rated 3.5 and 4.0
  • C Level -- players rated 3.0 and below
For those looking for a partner, did you know that members have the ability to input their ratings into their Profile on the website? Many players have not yet done so but this would be an excellent time to get ratings updated. It's a simple process, just click on the Members tab on the website which will take you to the Members' Area Login. Once you've logged in, choose My Profile, My Rating, choose the appropriate rating, Save, and you're done. By clicking on the Online Directory Link you will see all members listed along with their rating if they have input it.  
Sign-up sheets (in the clubhouse) and our online form will be available starting Monday, August 24th. Indicate all the events you would like to participate in but please note: members may enter only once in each category - so our most enthusiastic players may enter as part of one Mixed team plus one Men’s or Ladies' doubles team (as appropriate) plus in one Singles category. You may not play on two teams or at more than one level within the same category (for example, two mixed teams). 

If you would like to play in a doubles event and do not have a partner, put your name down, indicate you're looking, and we'll find you one. Perhaps a future championship team will be born. You may also sign up online by clicking on the Tournament Sign-up button below. 

Draws & Availability
For an overview of the tournament sign-up deadlines and schedule, see the Tournament Schedule below. Matches will be played from Wednesday or Thursday (depending upon draw size) to Saturday with finals on Sundays - - September 13th, 20th, and 27th, all accompanied by a light "Breakfast of Champions".
The draws with match times and dates will be determined by the Games Chair and posted in the clubhouse. It is each player's responsibility to find out when his/her matches are taking place. If we do not have sufficient entries at each of the A, B, and C levels for any particular draw, we may combine two levels (e.g. B and C), to give members the ability to still have a tournament experience. Participants MUST be able to play on the final Sunday designated for their event.

We are hoping for a really high participation rate, and understand that will mean the tournament will need a good amount of court time, so we ask for members' understanding, and encourage everyone
 to try at least one event, or maybe two. Generally all matches except the finals will be played weekday evenings and if required, some Saturdays.

Please check out the Tournament Rules on the website for more details. If you have any questions and/or you would like to volunteer to help with the tournaments, please contact our Games Chair, Cecelia Thng. We hope to see lots of competitors out there on the courts. Remember, bragging rights are involved. 
Tournament Sign-up Form
Our newest on-court organized event, After Dinner Doubles, is a real hit. If you're looking for a fun evening of casual doubles play, come on down to the Club every other Wednesday evening and join in. The next two After Dinner Doubles will be on August 26th and September 9th starting at 7 pm.  No pre-registration required, just show up. With tournament time only a few weeks away, you may snag a new partner! Once our tournament logistics are worked out for September, we will look at court availability and advise members of any additional After Dinner Doubles in September. 
In response to members' suggestions that we fix the areas around the sprinklers and address the flooding that sometimes occurs, Aquatech will be on the courts this Tuesday, August 25th along with Courts Chair John Richardson and Courts Monitor, Tony Ercolani, to work on all 3 courts between the hours of 2 - 5 pm. Your co-operation in vacating the courts as required is appreciated.
We welcome feedback and suggestions from our members to help improve the Club and enhance member experience. For those who don't know, we have "Compliments, Suggestions, Concerns" forms located in the clubhouse in the plastic holder on the side table. They can be deposited into the Guest Fee box for forwarding to the Board. We will highlight questions / comments and responses in our newsletters. You do not need to include your name, but it's helpful in case we need to clarify your suggestion / comment. You may also email comments to:

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Reaching Your Executive Team

President: John Mowat
Vice President: Gerhard Weiss
Treasurer: Dennis Gurwitz
Secretary: Caroline Gray
Membership: Margot Willoughby
Junior Programs: Tim Dalton 
Games: Cecelia Thng
Courts: John Richardson
Social: Anita Strauss/Nellie Poucheva
House: Anna Caton 
Communications: Myra Mandel
Past President: Puica Nitu
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