Volume 6 | June 2021
The Baseline
your tennis community news

Tennis Anyone?....Tennis Everyone!

The Credit Valley Tennis Club 2021 season has officially commenced and it's great to see our growing tennis community enjoying our best-in-class facilities.

Currently and over the coming days and weeks you'll be able to enjoy our newly refurbished courts, water bottle refill station, new signage and many other enhancements.

This month's newsletter is filled with important information and fun-filled opportunities. Highlights include an invitation for newcomers to join a New Member Orientation meeting, our new Player Connect functionality allowing you to meet new players (with incentives to sign up!) and our French Open Contest. We invite you to take a moment to take it all in.

See you on the courts!

Your CVTC Executive Team

A Message from the President
We are so pleased to welcome both new and past members as we (finally) begin our 2021 season. The Club Executive have been working feverishly with the goal of providing an exceptional member experience.

I encourage you to hear more by clicking on my VIDEO MESSAGE.
News & Events
Calling New Members

On Thursday, June 10th at 7pm we'll be holding a 30-minute New Member Orientation via a video (Zoom) call. Topics of discussion will include:

  • what you need to know to "Play the Clay" - topics will range from what shoes to wear to brushing a court
  • how to book a court and court booking rules
  • how to meet other members
  • joining the Ladder and other club programs

To be sent an invitation link please email timcreditvalley@gmail.com to state your interest.

Guests are Allowed!

We're pleased to be one of the few clubs allowing guests effective June 4th. Members will be afforded three total guest experiences this year. For example you can have three different guests or one guest three times.

Important requirement: All guests must complete an online Liability and COVID-19 Waiver prior to playing. The member will receive an email link to this waiver with the court booking confirmation – please forward to your guest. Members are responsible for ensuring that their guest has completed the waiver every time they play. If it was not completed prior to court arrival, a QR code linked to the waiver will be posted on the club house deck. Using a smart phone, scan the QR code, open the link in the web browser and your guest can complete the waiver.

Please contact Petya Marinova if your guest has difficulties using the online process. Hard copy waivers will not be available at the club house.

Did You Know?...

Watch this video for some tips, insights and friendly reminders that will make the most of your Credit Valley Tennis Club experience.

Covid-19 Update

As per the City of Mississauga, the following Covid-19 protocol as it pertains to our Club includes:

  • singles and doubles play allowed
  • Ladder play allowed (no Mixers or House League at this time)
  • maintain 6-feet distance from other members
  • masks required when entering the downstairs washrooms (main floor clubhouse and washrooms closed at this time)

We encourage members to respect each other's boundaries and their choice to maintain their own more stringent protocol.
Petya's Place
Connect with other Players at Your Level!

We've added a new feature to your member account called "Player Connect". Simply login to your account, go to the Player Connect section and update your profile including your level of play and days and times that work best. As other members do the same, you'll be able to connect!

To determine your level of play click here.

We will be having a giveaway draw for five Play the Clay towels for those who register by June 15th.
Private Lessons - "Early Bird" Special
Whether you're an aspiring beginner looking to learn the fundamentals or a seasoned player hoping to tweak your game, lessons can provide you with the guidance, coaching and motivation required to meet your goals.

Get 15% of your first private lesson if you book before June 15th, 2021*

NEW! Book your private lesson(s) online. No need to try and connect by phone or text. Just pick the package, date(s) and time(s) that work for you. BOOK ONLINE.

*does not apply to packages, clinics, or group lessons.

Community Corner


Rain Brigade Volunteers Wanted

After substantial rainfalls it takes a significant amount of work to make the courts playable. A few extra hands on deck helps! When help is needed, volunteers on the Rain Brigade will receive a message. If you're available to help at that time great. If not, perhaps next time.

To volunteer and be put on the Rain Brigade roster email Petya Marinova by clicking here.


Thank You:

Club Set Up: Huge thanks to Lindsay Wilson and family, Marek Merwart and family, Marco Velastegui, Ivan Balic, Alex Korabov, Karan Dhingra, Sven Rowaert, Alvin Tung and new members Rajeev Vundru and Hamid Vossoughi for helping with the Club set up including nets, windscreens, benches and much more on short notice. True CVTC community heroes!

Gardens: Thanks to Danielle Over and Janet Bulger. Their green thumbs and willingness to get their hands dirty have allowed for our wonderful gardens and planters.

Donations: Thanks to Jana Mraz and Tom Crane who responded to our request for the donation of a gently used vacuum. We love playing the clay...we just don't want it in the Clubhouse!

Special Volunteer Recognition: to Ken Seto for his dedication in acting as a House League Captain, assistance in onboarding new members and closing the courts. Ken exemplifies volunteerism and doesn't shy away from helping our tennis community. We're pleased to present Ken with a Play the Clay towel and Babolat tennis bag as a small token of appreciation.


Photos:

We want to hear from you! Send us your favorite picture or recognize a member by submitting below.
Players Past & Present
FRENCH OPEN CONTEST

Predict who will win the men's 2021 French Open and how many games will be played in the final (as a tie breaker). The winner will receive a signed "Top 10" player photo. Submissions due by end of day June 5th.


RAFAEL NADAL

It is hard to believe that on June 13th Rafael Nadal might be holding his 14th Roland Garros trophy. For many tennis analysts it is not an issue of whether he is going to win, but who he is going to beat in the finals.
 
Nadal has lost only two matches at Roland Garros. Once in 2009 to Robin Soderling, and then in 2015 to Novak Djokovic. In 2016 he was sidelined due to injury. His dominance on the red clay of Paris is undisputable, and he says that this is the most important Roland Garros of his career.
 
At the beginning of the clay season the Spaniard didn't look as strong as usual losing in the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo and Barcelona. Elevating his game in Madrid and Rome he won the titles facing match points in both tournaments. Historically if Rafa wins in Rome he wins Paris too! We’ll see soon enough if the trend continues.