MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Members,

WELCOME BACK for the 2018 season.

An important update on the status of DARA and The Ottawa Hospital from the DARA Executive Board of Directors:


On behalf of the DARA Tennis Club, we are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with The Ottawa Hospital to continue our tennis operations on the same terms and conditions as our previous agreement with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Please click here to see the full statements from DARA and from The Ottawa Hospital.

Stay tuned for more information on our 2018 club opening and membership registration. New members are always welcome!

Social Membership

The Executive Committee decided to eliminate Social Membership from our registration application as there was no apparent demand for it the past few years.  However, we continue to welcome our senior past members to drop in for coffee and socializing with their friends at D.A.R.A.

Leagues

Women's Doubles

DARA participates in the Women’s Doubles Tennis League on Thursday mornings. Our practices are on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. New members are welcome. Please contact our team captain, Barbara Martinez-Loyo at 613-263-1909 if you are interested in joining us.

Interclub 2018

Last year, DARA started a trial interclub doubles league with other tennis clubs in our community to allow our members to experience match play with other clubs in the area and to meet some of the many other great tennis players in our city. We played matches with City View Tennis Club and General Burns Tennis Club last year and are happy to announce that we have added The Glens Tennis Club to our interclub league for 2018!

Matches will be on Fridays (schedule TBA) between 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and may be at home (at DARA) or away. Each match will consist of a men’s doubles, a women’s doubles and a mixed doubles, best of 3 set match, with a super tie-break as the 3rd set. We are looking forward to a great season and hope to bring home the interclub championship to DARA in 2018!

We are looking for players of all levels so if you are interested in participating, please contact Jonathan Suen (jonjonsuen@gmail.com). There is a $5.00 fee for interclub league registration.

Singles Ladder

DARA is again expecting an exciting season for the singles ladder, finely coordinated by Jonathan Suen. See our newsletter for details and be sure to register.

Social Events

Throughout the season we have planned several events where the focus is on meeting club members and having fun. You will be notified by e-mail ahead of each event, notices will also be posted in the clubhouse.   Keep an eye out for updates or any other changes.  We are planning on a great summer. here are a few dates in our 2018 Spring Newsletter for you to mark on your calendars, others will follow.

Singles Ladder Opening Classic: Saturday, May 12th - Free for all members, registration required

To follow up on last year's success, we are also planning Thursday evening Pizza Round Robins.  The first one this year will be held on Thursday, May 31st.

Please contact Cesarea Novielli at 613-868-2490 or cesarea_novielli@yahoo.ca with any questions.


Weekly Events

Weekday mornings – 8:00 a.m. – Noon - Mixed doubles (open to all)
Tuesday afternoons – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 - Ladies doubles (open to all) and Team practice
*Some Thursday mornings – 9:00 a.m. - Noon - Ladies doubles League play

Thursday evenings (once a month) Pizza Round Robin (open to all)
Friday evening – 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. - Mixed doubles, Court 1 only (open to all)
Week-ends – 8.00 a.m. - Noon – Mixed doubles (open to all)


* Specific dates for these events will be posted in the clubhouse - two courts will be in use.

Lessons

Individual tennis lessons and semi-private lessonsare available. Please contact James Ferguson (Tennis Canada/OTA Certified Instructor) by telephone 613-722-5429 or e-mail: jamesjferguson@hotmail.com

Club Policies

GUEST POLICY:

Guest privileges are available for off peak times provided the member registers his/her guest in the guest book in the Clubhouse or alternatively, via online registration (the guest registration email address will be provided to members): A guest fee of $5.00 (or $2.50 for children 15 and under), per day, per person, to be charged and paid later.  Each guest is limited to 3 playing visits.  Should the guest decide to join the club during the year in which he/she played as a guest, guest fees may be applied to the membership.  No one will be allowed to play as a guest unless accompanied by a club member.


NOTICE TO EVENING PLAYERS:

After the Peak Period when the Court Manager is not present, members must write their names, arrival time and play period on the reservation board.  See Reservation Guidelines on bulletin board in the Clubhouse.   Please observe them.  If any ambiguity exists as to starting times or next available court, COURTESY and CIVILITY should resolve the issue.  You also have a special responsibility, under the honour system of unsupervised play, if you are the last person to leave the Club, to ensure that:

  1. the court lights are turned off;
  2. any open windows in the clubhouse are closed and lights turned off, and
  3. the gates and clubhouse are locked.