President’s Message

To all Dunmoore club members,

 

I wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU all for making Dunmoore a SMASHING Good Time! Although the weather did not cooperate as well as in years past, we had a very successful season.

 

Our Tuesday night houseleague under the leadership of Anna Wald was a great success – she battled through many questionable nights relating to weather and in the end had some terrific tennis matches.

 

Our Thursday night houseleague under the leadership of Teresa Bell was amazing! Teresa was able to bring many new members to the club as well as to the game of tennis. She endured more rainouts early in the season than most but made sure to organize and lead all the time. I hope many of our new members will bring a friend and help build the game as well as our Dunmoore family.

 

Our competitive teams had an amazing season - We were able to maintain and dominate with 2 C teams. Both Captains Jenn Wolfe and Ken Warren had great teams and their commitment every week to line-ups and team organization allowed us to be very competitive. Ken Warren's C team was league champion and did Dunmoore proud. Congratulations to Ken and Thank you both for your commitment.

 

Our competitive B team led by Karl Ward also had their best season in many. Although finishing 3rd in the season, their playoff loss was to the eventual champion – Whitby. Karl has spent many years as our B team captain and has stepped down after this season – Thank you Karl for your years of commitment.

 

Our competitive A team captained by Rich Lepka was able to REPEAT as league Champions winning the A division. Each year Rich is able to organize a solid top Durham division team. Thank you for your many years of commitment to great tennis Rich!

 

We had some new people join our tournaments – a great success.

 

As with any successful group, every member must do their part to make it a success – I want to Thank my executive committee for the time and assistance with every part of the club.  Most importantly we added 2 new members to our executive committee this year that added excitement and some much needed social media organization. Thank you to Jenny Onken and Mike Aucoin for their hard work.

 

Lastly, we say Good bye to 2 very important role models at our club. Karl and Anna Wald have been phenomenal leaders in every respect. They gave all their time and effort to making this club a great place to play tennis and an amazing environment for all members. They will leave Dunmoore to find their new role as Grandparents! They will be truly missed and always welcome at the Dunmoore family. Thank you both for your many years of service.

 

To all members,  please join us at our Annual General Meeting on November 18th if you can (details available on our website, Facebook or Instagram)

 

Have a great winter season and I will look forward to seeing everyone on court.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at president.dunmooretennisclub@gmail.com

 

Thank you,

Craig Rowsell

Dunmoore President