Dear KTC Community Members,

There’s still lots going on at the KTC, as we leave behind the dog days of summer and look ahead to the fall season of play with great anticipation. For many of us, the months of September and October are the sweet spot of the tennis season, offering plenty of available courts, sunny and cool days, and a chance to reconnect with fellow members returning from summer holidays.

In this newsletter, we provide a wrap-up of the always popular Men’s and Women’s Singles Tournament, which took place last weekend under occasionally rainy skies. For those who missed the action, you can still catch the Men’s Singles Championship, which has been postponed to next weekend because of delays in play last Sunday.  So come on out next Sunday (September 4th) at 5 pm to see long-time members Jeff Elwood and Ben Lewis go head to head in what should be an exciting final.

Also: keep reading to find out more about the newly-struck KTC Nominating Committee, whose sole task is to recruit enthusiastic KTC members who are interested in standing for election to next year’s Board. Now more than ever – with a brand-new clubhouse to maintain, multiple tennis programs to manage, and the restoration of courts 1 and 7 planned for the coming year – we need interested and qualified people who will help lead different aspects of our club’s operations. These include facilities and infrastructure, tennis programs such as camps and tournaments, financial operations, social events and membership activities, and communications and marketing.
Junior Day Postponement

The Junior Day events originally scheduled for September 10th have been postponed until a later date. Further details will be communicated as soon as they are known.
Fall Memberships

Please note that beginning September 1, memberships go on sale at the reduced fall rates:

$115: Juniors and Students
$180: Adults
$270: Couples
$360: Families

Fall memberships provide all the benefits of a regular membership including online booking, night play on our five lit courts, and tennis for several more months, depending on the weather.
Register Now for the Second Annual KTC Cup
September 30 - October 2

Back by popular demand - the KTC Cup! This tournament was the social event of 2021, and we're happy to announce that it will be running again this year!

The KTC Cup will see groups of four (2 men & 2 women) compete against other foursomes in a unique three-set match format; one set each of Ladies Doubles, Men's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. After the second set, each group will nominate one mixed doubles pair to contest the 3rd set. The squad that wins two out of three sets will move on to the next round.
Since it’s a Davis Cup style challenge, each group will select a country/region (real or fictional) they wish to represent. We encourage members to get creative and show their spirit! So, reach out to your friends and hitting buddies, put together your foursome, and get out there and practice and play together.
First round play will start Friday, September 30 at 5:30PM, with matches continuing until approximately 9:30PM. Play will continue Saturday, with finals and semi-finals slated for Sunday. There will be a barbecue social on Saturday evening starting at 5:30.
As always, the timing of matches is subject to change if the weather doesn’t cooperate. If matches are delayed, stewards and organizers will keep members up to date about revised match times. 
Follow our Twitter feed for the most current tournament & court information.
The KTC Cup is exclusively for current KTC members. For an entry fee of just $60 per foursome ($15/person), each group is guaranteed at least 2 matches. Special prizes for the winners and finalists, as well as snack packs for all!

The Saturday evening barbecue will be the final organized social event of the season so non-KTC Cup players are also welcome to attend ($10/person).

Registration closes Monday, September 26th at 9:00pm so sign up now!!
Once you’ve put your 4-person squad together and settled on a country/region to represent, you’re ready to register!
  • Send your team/country name along with all of your team members to Country choices are on a first come/first serve basis.
  • Please ensure that all participants are available to play Friday evening and any time on both Saturday and Sunday to avoid potential defaults/walkovers.
  • When registering, please let the stewards know if you have any food restrictions.
If you want to take part but are having difficulty finding partners, let the stewards know! They may be able to help you connect with other members looking for players.
And if you would like to volunteer to help out over the weekend, please contact Asia at to find out how you can help!
KTC Singles Club Championship Round-up

The KTC hosted its annual Men’s and Women’s Singles Club Championship two weeks ago, with a strong turnout of 57 participants (39 men and 18 women), and rainy weather proving at times a challenge for both players and organizers. While the men’s final had to be pushed forward to this coming weekend, we were fortunate that the sun re-appeared mid-afternoon on tournament Sunday so that the semi-final matches (both men's and women’s) and the Women’s final could be completed before the day’s end. There was plenty of great tennis on display for those who stuck it out, despite the rain.
We're pleased to announce that Maria Constandinou is the 2022 Women’s Club Champion, defeating Abby Lincoln 6-1, 6-0 in the sweltering afternoon heat. Both Maria and Abby played their semi-finals earlier in the day, with Abby prevailing against Dora Nomikos. And a shout-out as well to Paula Loh, who had a great tournament, playing the always tough (and repeat champion) Maria in the other semi-final.
The final drama on the men’s side will take place next Sunday, September 4th at 5 pm with Jeff Elwood and Ben Lewis vying for the men’s singles title. In two well-fought semi-final matches, Ben defeated reigning champion Sam Faris in a three-set nail biter, and Jeff went up against past champion Arsalan Ijaz, defeating him 6-2, 7-5 in an exciting match.

Please also join us in congratulating the following B, C & D Pool winners and finalists on a successful tournament!
Women's Draw
B Pool
Winner: Nadia McCarthy
Finalist: Katrina Lenart

C Pool
Winner: Asia Zolnierczyk
Finalist: Viki Andrevska

D Pool
Winner: Lexiana MacLean
Finalist: Deborah Melman-Clement
Men's Draw
B Pool
Winner: Callum MacDonald
Finalist: Sam Rayner

C Pool
Adam Szulewski
Finalist: Curt Lariviere

D Pool
Winner: TBD
Finalists: Josh Vollebregt & Normand Lalonde
Special thanks to tournament director Arjun Devnani and BBQ coordinator Asia Zolnierczyk, as well as the many other volunteers (Dalhsie McMullin, Phil Casey, Bob Goddard, Yoon Kang, Azi Afousi) who helped make the tournament a success. We want to especially acknowledge Arsalan Ijaz and Luke Webb for all of their help over the weekend, and Arsalan Ijaz, Julius Breza-Boski and Isaac Jones for assisting Arjun with constructing the draw.
KTC Board Recruitment in Full Swing

If you have an interest in the successful operation and governance of the KTC we encourage you to get involved.  Our success as a club depends largely on our (five-to-twelve person) volunteer board, for which elections are held at the Annual General Meeting. The KTC board can consists of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, sometimes a past president, and up to eight members at large with responsibility for areas such as communications, membership, programs, facilities and infrastructure, and governance. This year, the president, secretary and at least four members-at-large positions will definitely be up for elections; more positions may be open as well.

If you would like to put your own name forward or nominate someone else as a candidate for the KTC Board, then simply get in touch with the chair of the Nominating Committee, Bob Goddard at Other members of the 2022 Nominating Committee include board members Alma Thayer, Donna Lounsbury and Tracey Corrigan, and non-board members Julie Hoffarth and Allan Johnston.  Feel free to reach out to anyone on the Nominating Committee.
Revamped Home Page is now online

Now that the clubhouse renovation is (mostly) behind us, we are finally catching up on some other projects. Take a moment to check out our revamped home page, which has been streamlined and updated to include photos from the Tennis Ball, recent tournaments and the clubhouse progress.
If you have any questions or comments about anything in our newsletter, please feel free to get in touch with us.

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