Tuesday, October 27th 2020
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Welcome!

Welcome to Victoria's Virtual Tennis Club. The club operates year round and organizes a series of weekly Tennis events at locations around Victoria. The Calendar below lists upcoming events. If you are a VVTC member, signup for an event by clicking the SIGNUP buttons. If you would like to become a VVTC member you can signup online. Membership is FREE!

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Weekly Events

Tuesday October 27th 2020, today
10:45 AM
2h
Competitive Men's 3.5-4.5 Doubles

FINALLY back to indoor tennis! Are you looking to challenge yourself and elevate your play? Are you looking to play with others of a similar skill level? I hope this time works for those of you who have the flexibility to play during normal working hours and who prefer to save evenings for other pursuits. If so, this competitive, yet friendly, two-hour event is for you! After each set, we will take a different partner and play again. Usually, there is time for three or more sets and the chance to play with all three other players. Some Covid 19 safety protocols are in place: All entries and exits are through the large bubble. Please arrive only a few minutes early so cross-traffic in the entrance is kept to a minimum. (Recommend wearing a mask through the entrance.) Each server will serve with his own balls; please bring a tube in good, playable condition.

Please have exact change ($17.00). See you there! Let's have fun! :)

(Please note: You do not have to wait to receive email notifications for this event. It will be available for sign-up directly on the website each Tuesday at 1:30.

You must be a minimum 3.5 level player for this event. The VVTC is committed to providing qualified participants in our competitive events a challenging level of play. To fulfil this commitment, the VVTC gives Organizers of such events the final say in determining whether members who sign up possess a sufficient skill level. Organizers of events designated as “Competitive” (and only of events so designated) may encourage members whose current skill level they know to be insufficient for these events to sign up for other tennis events on the VVTC calendar.

Oak Bay Recreation Centre Big Bubble Court #4
Completed
Roster...
$17 Men: Full
6:30 PM
2h
Competitive Mixed Doubles 3.5/4.0

Competitive Mixed Doubles 3.5/4.0 Entrance and exit through Big Bubble only.
Players need to bring their own tennis balls and mark them. No sharing of tennis balls re COVID guidelines. No changing ends. Wipe down and exit the bubble within 15 minutes after your session ends. Sanitizer will be provided.

Court 7 Oak Bay Bubble: entrance through Big Bubble
Level: 3.5 and above
Signup As Spare »
$17 Women: Full +1 spare
Men: Full
Wednesday October 28th 2020, tomorrow
2:15 PM
2h
Competitive Mixed Doubles 3.5/4.0

Sign up to enjoy competitive mixed doubles tennis! Come out and enjoy three 40-minute rounds of competitive, yet friendly mixed doubles tennis. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TENNIS BALLS TO USE FOR SERVING . Please familiarize yourself with safety protocols as written on the top of the VVTC website calendar page. IN ADDITION: As requested by Oak Bay Recreation, we must follow these protocols for our indoor bookings: • Entrance and exit to both bubbles is through the Big Bubble only. • Do not cluster in the waiting area of the Big Bubble. Enter the courts only when all previous users have exited. • No sharing of tennis balls. Please bring your own can of balls for your service games. • No changing of ends during a match. This should only be done to switch partners for the next match. • After the two hour session is complete, 15 mins will be given for all players to wipe down high contact areas. Cleaning sanitizers will be provided.

LAST SESSION is Monday, Dec 7, 2020.

Oak Bay - Court 1, Big Bubble
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$17 Women: Full
Men: Full +1 spare
5:15 PM
1h 30m
Competitive Doubles Men 4.0+, Wed, 5:15pm-6:45pm

This Event will be posted at 5:00 PM on Wednesday

You must be a minimum 4.0 level player to sign up for this session (**see below).

** The VVTC is committed to providing qualified participants in our competitive events a challenging level of play. To fulfill this commitment, the VVTC gives Organizers of such events the final say in determining whether members who sign up possess a sufficient skill level. Organizers of events designated as “competitive” (and only of events so designated) may encourage members whose current skill level they know to be insufficient for these events to sign up for other tennis events on the VVTC calendar.

Oak Bay Rec, Small Bubble, Courts 6 and 7
Level: 4.0 and above
Signup As Spare »
$15 Men: Full +1 spare
7:00 PM
2h
Competitive Mixed Doubles 4.0, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Welcome to Wednesday night doubles! Come out and enjoy three 40-minute rounds of competitive, yet friendly mixed doubles tennis. We'll get some exercise and have some fun. It's the next best thing to being in Palm Springs. OK, maybe not, but it's all we have!

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TENNIS BALLS TO USE FOR YOUR SERVES.

Due to COVID-19, safety protocols are in place. Please familiarize yourself with them as written on the top of the VVTC website calendar page. IN ADDITION: As provided by Oak Bay Recreation, we must follow these protocols for our indoor bookings:

Entrance and exit to both bubbles is through the Big Bubble only. Do not cluster in the waiting area of the Big Bubble. Enter the courts only when all previous users have exited. No sharing of tennis balls. Please bring your own can of balls for your service games. No changing of ends during a match. This only needs to be done to switch partners for the next match. After the two hour session is complete, 15 mins will be given for all players to wipe down high contact areas. Cleaning sanitizers will be provided. (Please note: You do not have to wait to receive email notifications for this session. It will be available for sign-up directly on the website each Wednesday at 9:15 p.m. LAST SESSION Wednesday, Dec 16th, 2020.)

OB Small bubble court 6 and 7
Level: 4.0 and above
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$17 Women: Full +2 spares
Men: Full
7:30 PM
1h 30m
COMPETITIVE MIXED DOUBLES 4.0 LEVEL

FUN AND CHALLENGING MIXED DOUBLES 4.0 LEVEL AND UP Please familiarize yourself with the COVID 19 play guidelines on the front page of this website. Sign up directly on the website each Wednesday at 7:30 pm Please arrive 5 mins earlier.
You must bring your own marked balls to ALL VVTC events. Please bring $15 in cash with you to pay for this event or transfer to amelita321@gmail.com. No password required. Please call or text me at 250-516 3888 if you need to withdraw after signing up (don't just email me!) and follow up with another call/text if you don't hear back from me & your name remains on the roster. The entrance to the building for tennis players will be the door by the main parking lot. To exit, players can use the side doors or the cafe through the main door.

FUN AND CHALLENGING MIXED DOUBLES 4.0 LEVEL AND UP Please familiarize yourself with the COVID 19 play guidelines on the front page of this website. Sign up directly on the website each Wednesday at 7:30 pm Please arrive 5 mins earlier.
You must bring your own marked balls to ALL VVTC events. Please bring $15 in cash with you to pay for this event or transfer to amelita321@gmail.com. No password required. Please call or text me at 250-516 3888 if you need to withdraw after signing up (don't just email me!) and follow up with another call/text if you don't hear back from me & your name remains on the roster. The entrance to the building for tennis players will be the door by the main parking lot. To exit, players can use the side doors or the cafe through the main door.

CEDAR HILL
Level: 4.0 and above
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$15 Full
Thursday October 29th 2020, in 2 days
6:45 PM
2h
Mixed Doubles 3.5 - 4  / Thurs 6:45 - 8:45 PM

Fun & Competitive Mixed Doubles - New time and a few new rules! Entrance and exit: Big bubble only please Please bring your own new or new-ish, marked tennis balls No changing ends

Oak Bay Rec Small Bubble - Court 6
Level: 3.5 and above
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$17 Women: Full
Men: Full
Friday October 30th 2020, in 3 days
2:45 PM
2h
Mixed Doubles 3.0+, Fri 2:45 - 4:45 pm OBRC

Sign up now for competitive mixed doubles for levels 3.0 and 3.5.

Please self-rate yourself realistically.

If you subsequently wish to withdraw from this event, please contact the Organizer as soon as possible. Unless/until the Organizer confirms your withdrawal, you are expected to appear and play.

COVID-19 provisions:

  • Courts 6 & 7 are in the small bubble, but enter via the big bubble.
  • No changing ends during play of a set.
  • Bring your own tennis balls.

Wear something in the spirit of Hallowe'en eve ... at least an orange shirt! 🎃 🧙

Oak Bay Rec, Small Bubble, Courts 6 and 7
Level: 3.0 and above
Signup As Spare »
$17 Women: Full +1 spare
Men: Full +1 spare
7:15 PM
2h
FALL 2020 MD LEAGUE NIGHTS (7:15pm to 9:15pm, Fridays: Sept 25 to Dec 18)

Welcome to the 2020 VVTC Fall Mixed Doubles League! The Fall 2020 season is 13 weeks, with no black-out dates, from Fri, Sept 25th to Fri, Dec 18th. That's 13 Fridays of guaranteed court time and arranged matches.

Please click on the link below for full details.

We are looking forward to seeing and playing with all the teams and players! It’s going to be a ‘smash’! Lol. 😉

Tim O & Olivia Han

VVTC MD League Organizers

vvtcleagueplay@gmail.com

REGISTERED TEAMS (Captains in bold):

  • THE WILD CARDS: Anna Cox, Wesley Yu, Darryl Neville, Noel Tung, Terrence Tung

  • THE INTERNETTERS: Dave Kalyn, Jacqueline Gautier, Morey Lucas, Gordon Jones, Donna Jones

  • MAKE THEM PLAY: Valerie Tregillus, Karin Hanwell, Cary Leung, Dmitry Varabei, Sue Bird, Bill Johnston

  • RACK PACK: Mike Lytwynuk, Rebecca Gerein, Joan Gandza, George Davis, Pamela Parton

  • CRAZY HOT SETS: Kim Lee, Arkady Vitrouk, Olivia Han, Jonas Soldberg

  • NET ASSETS: Kevin White, Jan White, Carrie Leggatt, Rod Rencoret, Jackie Weech

  • GET SMASHED: Eiglys Trejo, Andrew Libera, Amelita Mandap Boorman, Andy Mavretic, Ray Chow, Cara Legacy

  • DIVAS AND PRAWN STARS: Mark Lyn, Laura Biberdorf, Ian Demafiles, Lindsay Brooke

The players listed below are the Captains of the teams playing. Captains are responsible for arranging which players for their team play each week.

Oak Bay Rec, Courts 1, 2, 3, 4 (Big Bubble)
Level: 3.5 and above
You are ineligible for this event
Roster...
$17 Full
Saturday October 31st 2020, in 4 days
7:15 AM
1h 30m
Mixed Doubles, Sat 7:15 - 8:45 am - event posted at noon on Saturdays

Note: This year our start time has changed to 7:15 from 7:30. These indoor events are posted at noon the previous Saturday.

Please familiarize yourself with the COVID 19 play guidelines on the front page of this website. The tennis facilities that we use require all players to bring your own marked balls to serve with. If you forget to bring your own set of balls you may be barred from playing.

Please call or text me at 250-858-1502 if you need to withdraw after signing up and follow up with another call/text if I you don't hear back from me to confirm your absence. It's too easy for me to miss an email!

Bring $11 in cash with you to pay for this event. (We will soon be implementing a pay-as-you-sign-up system, no more cash!:)

Tom

Oak Bay Rec, Big Bubble, Courts 2, 3, & 4
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$11 Women: Full +1 spare
Men: Full +1 spare
1:30 PM
2h
Competitive Doubles 4.0+, Sat 1.30-3.30pm

Due to COVID, we have to follow Oak Bay Rec COVID Protocol: (for more information, visit Oak Bay Rec website)

  • Bring your own marked balls
  • No changing ends during playing
  • Use only the big bubble entrance for entering and exiting
  • Wipe down high touch areas and exit the facility within 15mins post play

** You must be a minimum 4.0 level player for this event. The VVTC is committed to providing qualified participants in our competitive events a challenging level of play.**

To fulfill this commitment, the VVTC gives Organizers of such events the final say in determining whether members who sign up possess a sufficient skill level and the Organizer for this event has determined that.

Oak Bay Rec, Courts 5, 6, 7, (Small Bubble)
Level: 4.0 and above
Signup As Spare »
$17 Women: Full +1 spare
Men: Full
9:00 PM Summer Singles Ladder (June to Oct 31, 2020): October Rounds

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH A VIDEO ON RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICES TO KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR TENNIS PARTNERS SAFE DURING COVID-19.

We encourage all VVTC members, male and female, to join us for our fourth Summer ladder! We expect this to be a very active ladder. Join in on the fun!!!

THINGS TO KNOW:

•Sessions start the 1st of each month. Join anytime. If you join after the 1st of the month, you will be included in the following month's ladder and will receive guidelines/regulations and instructions on payment, etc, via email in the first few days of that month.

•The ladder is open to all levels, both male and female.

•The cost to participate in the ladder is $10 which covers you for one complete season (Summer: May to end of October. Winter: November to end of April).

•Players arrange their own match times and locations, find their own courts and tennis balls to use and communicate as such with opponents in their box.

•By signing up for this ladder, you are agreeing to share your contact information with other ladder players.

•If you know of other non-member players who'd like to participate, simply have them sign up as a VVTC member - as membership is free and there is no commitment to participate in any other VVTC events.

HOW IT WORKS:

•Each month, players will be placed in a 'box' with three (or four) other players of a similar skill level. We will email all participants with player contact info at the beginning of each month.

•Players are responsible to arrange their own monthly matches with the other players in their box and agree on who will supply the balls.

•Best of three sets is recommended, however, if time is limited, players may agree on any other way to determine a winner (for example - best of two sets, no-ad scoring, tie breaker if needed, etc).

•If you are unable to play your matches in the month (due to injury or schedule), you must notify players in your box or respond to their match requests to let them know. This is so they can claim a default-win for that match.

•After your match, the winner must email vvtcsinglesladder@gmail.com notifying us of their win.

•Players earn 3 points for a win, 2 points for a win by default (ie opponent can't play their monthly match with you or doesn't show or has to leave before end of match, etc), 1 point for a loss, and 0 points for a loss by default.

•At the end of each month, the top player in each box will move up to the next box, and the bottom player will drop to the lower box. Ties in each box will be decided by a coin toss by the administrators. An email will be sent at the beginning of each month with updated ladder positioning and new player contact info.

•New players entering the ladder will be placed as best as possible, estimated by the administrators.

•Players who wish to become inactive for any given month must notify the ladder administrators at vvtcsinglesladder@gmail.com.

We feel this format will be lots of fun and will allow players of all skill levels to participate equally in the ladder. The only determinant of where you end up is your participation. So, have fun and play your best tennis!

If you have any questions, please email (only) vvtcsinglesladder@gmail.com.

Tim O & Graham Lancaster

VVTC Ladder Administrators

vvtcsinglesladder@gmail.com

Any court of your choice
Roster...
$10 Full
9:00 PM Summer Doubles Ladder (July to Oct 31, 2020): October Rounds

** PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP HERE IF YOU ARE PART OF A TEAM.***

HOW IT WORKS: click on the link for details.

PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE COVID-19 SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS (ON THE TOP OF THE CALENDAR PAGE) ON HOW TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE WHILE PLAYING DOUBLES TENNIS.

Welcome to the one, the only VVTC Doubles Ladder!!! Please read the entire event description to inform yourself about how it works. Please note the cost to participate in the ladder is only $30 PER TEAM, which covers your team for the entire season!!!

We encourage any doubles team (Women, Men, Mixed), to join us for the Doubles Ladder! We expect this to be a very active ladder. Join in on the fun!!!

THINGS TO KNOW:

• Sessions start the 1st of each month. Join anytime. If you join after the 1st of the month, you will be included in the following month's rounds and will receive guidelines/regulations and instructions on payment, etc, via email in the first few days of that month.

• The ladder is open to all teams (Women, Men, Mixed). Please read the HOW IT WORKS section for more details. We must have a minimum of 9 teams to start the ladder.

• The cost to participate in the ladder is $30 per team, which covers you for one complete season (Summer: May to end of October. Winter: November to end of April).

• Teams arrange their own match times and locations, find their own courts and tennis balls to use and communicate as such with opposing teams in their box.

• By signing up for this ladder, you are agreeing to share your contact information with other ladder players.

• If you know of other non-member players who'd like to participate, simply have them sign up as a VVTC member - as membership is free and there is no commitment to participate in any other VVTC events.

We feel this format will be lots of fun and will allow players of all skill levels to participate in the doubles ladder. The only determinant of where you end up is your participation. We look forward to see your match results come in. So, have fun and play your best tennis!

Tim O & Graham Lancaster

VVTC Ladder Administrators


TEAMS:

  • Joan Withers & Rolands Muiznieks
  • Brad Procter & Tim Fitzgerald
  • Mika Oshige & Jake Nemec
  • Trevor Bast & Randy Holt
  • Eva Cassetti & Adam Lawrence
  • Tyler Bravo & Kyle Harnadek
Any court of your choice
Roster...
$30 Full
Sunday November 1st 2020, in 5 days
10:15 AM
2h
Competitive Men's Doubles 4.0+ Sunday 10:15 AM-12:15 PM AM

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TENNIS BALLS TO USE FOR YOUR SERVES.

Due to COVID-19, safety protocols are in place. Please familiarize yourself with them as written on the top of the VVTC website calendar page. IN ADDITION: As provided by Oak Bay Recreation, we must follow these protocols for our indoor bookings:

Entrance and exit to both bubbles is through the Big Bubble only. Do not cluster in the waiting area of the Big Bubble. Enter the courts only when all previous users have exited. No sharing of tennis balls. Please bring your own can of balls for your service games. No changing of ends during a match. This only needs to be done to switch partners for the next match. After the two hour session is complete, 15 mins will be given for all players to wipe down high contact areas. Cleaning sanitizers will be provided.

Oak Bay Big Bubble Court 1
Level: 4.0 and above
Signup As Spare »
$17 Men: Full
1:45 PM
2h
Mixed doubles 3.5-4.0

Competitive mixed doubles, Solid 3.5 players only. Please arrive five minutes early. If you need to withdraw within 48 hours of the event taking place please text me at 250-213-5252 in addition to emailing, and please no withdrawals within 24 hours as when this happens it is very difficult sometimes to find a substitute.

Oak Bay Rec, courts 6,7
Level: 3.5 and above
Signup As Spare »
$17 Women: Full +1 spare
Men: Full +1 spare
Monday November 2nd 2020, in 6 days
6:00 PM
2h
Ladies Doubles, Mon 6:00-8:00pm

New time, new courts, new rules! Come out and play casual and fun tennis in the Oak Bay Big Bubble! Please review new guidelines and costs below: • Entrance and exit: Big bubble only (do not cut through the Small Bubble) • Players need to bring your own new or "newish" tennis balls with a distinct mark on them to identify ownership easily. • No sharing tennis balls • No changing ends • Arrive 10 minutes early. • Exit the bubble within 15 min. of post this scheduled event Court fees: 2 hour event: $17 per player. Please bring exact change. Hope to see you soon!

Court 1 and 2, Big Bubble Oak Bay Rec Centre
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$17 Women: Full +2 spares
Sunday April 30th 2021
9:00 PM Winter Singles Ladder (Nov to Apr 30, 2021): November Rounds

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO WATCH A VIDEO ON RECOMMENDED BEST PRACTICES TO KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR TENNIS PARTNER SAFE DURING COVID-19.

We encourage all VVTC members, male and female, to join us for our fourth Winter singles ladder! This is a great way to put your skills to the test and meet new tennis players in your area. Join in on the fun!!!

THINGS TO KNOW:

•Monthly rounds start the 1st of each month. Join anytime. If you join after the 1st of the month, you will be included in the following month's ladder and will receive guidelines/regulations and instructions on payment, etc, via email in the first few days of that month.

•The ladder is open to all levels, both male and female.

•The cost to participate in the ladder is $10 which covers you for one complete Season (Summer: May to end of October. Winter: November to end of April).

•Players arrange their own match times and locations, find their own courts and tennis balls to use and communicate as such with opponents in their box.

•By signing up for this ladder, you are agreeing to share your contact information with other ladder players.

•If you know of other non-member players who'd like to participate, simply have them sign up as a VVTC member - as membership is free and there is no commitment to participate in any other VVTC events.

HOW IT WORKS:

•Each month, players will be placed in a 'box' with three (or four) other players of a similar skill level. We will email all participants with player contact info at the beginning of each month.

•Players are responsible to arrange their own monthly matches with the other players in their box and agree on who will supply the balls.

•Best of three sets is recommended, however, if time is limited, players may agree on any other way to determine a winner (for example - best of two sets, no-ad scoring, tie breaker if needed, etc).

•If you are unable to play your matches in the month (due to injury or schedule), you must notify players in your box or respond to their match requests to let them know. This is so they can claim a default-win for that match.

•After your match, the winner must email vvtcsinglesladder@gmail.com notifying us of their win.

•Players earn 3 points for a win, 2 points for a win by default (ie opponent can't play their monthly match with you or doesn't show or has to leave before end of match, etc), 1 point for a loss, and 0 points for a loss by default.

•At the end of each month, the top player in each box will move up to the next box, and the bottom player will drop to the lower box. Ties in each box will be decided by a coin toss by the administrators. An email will be sent at the beginning of each month with updated ladder positioning and new player contact info.

•New players entering the ladder will be placed as best as possible, estimated by the administrators.

•Players who wish to become inactive for any given month must notify the ladder administrators at vvtcsinglesladder@gmail.com.

This format has proven to be a lot of fun and allows players of all skill levels to participate equally in the ladder. The only determinant of where you end up is your participation. So, have fun and play your best tennis!

If you have any questions, please email (only) vvtcsinglesladder@gmail.com.

Tim O & Graham Lancaster

VVTC Ladder Administrators

vvtcsinglesladder@gmail.com

Any court of your choice
Signup »
$10 Join Us

Multi-Week Events

FALL 2020 MD LEAGUE NIGHTS (7:15pm to 9:15pm, Fridays: Sept 25 to Dec 18)

Welcome to the 2020 VVTC Fall Mixed Doubles League! The Fall 2020 season is 13 weeks, with no black-out dates, from Fri, Sept 25th to Fri, Dec 18th. That's 13 Fridays of guaranteed court time and arranged matches.

Please click on the link below for full details.

We are looking forward to seeing and playing with all the teams and players! It’s going to be a ‘smash’! Lol. 😉

Tim O & Olivia Han

VVTC MD League Organizers

vvtcleagueplay@gmail.com

REGISTERED TEAMS (Captains in bold):

  • THE WILD CARDS: Anna Cox, Wesley Yu, Darryl Neville, Noel Tung, Terrence Tung

  • THE INTERNETTERS: Dave Kalyn, Jacqueline Gautier, Morey Lucas, Gordon Jones, Donna Jones

  • MAKE THEM PLAY: Valerie Tregillus, Karin Hanwell, Cary Leung, Dmitry Varabei, Sue Bird, Bill Johnston

  • RACK PACK: Mike Lytwynuk, Rebecca Gerein, Joan Gandza, George Davis, Pamela Parton

  • CRAZY HOT SETS: Kim Lee, Arkady Vitrouk, Olivia Han, Jonas Soldberg

  • NET ASSETS: Kevin White, Jan White, Carrie Leggatt, Rod Rencoret, Jackie Weech

  • GET SMASHED: Eiglys Trejo, Andrew Libera, Amelita Mandap Boorman, Andy Mavretic, Ray Chow, Cara Legacy

  • DIVAS AND PRAWN STARS: Mark Lyn, Laura Biberdorf, Ian Demafiles, Lindsay Brooke

Oak Bay Rec, Courts 1, 2, 3, 4 (Big Bubble)
Level: 3.5 and above
You are ineligible for this event
Roster...
Friday at 7:15 pm 2h
September 25th 2020
October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
December 4th, 11th, 18th
34 / team x 13 weeks Full


NOTE: The VVTC is, above all, a friendly tennis club. If personal differences flare up on court, we strongly urge the parties involved to meet privately and resolve these differences as soon as possible. Event Organizers will not, under any circumstances, cater to "don't put me with X" requests..

The VVTC also requests that all participants please refrain from wearing scented products on court.


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