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Preparation for Venture Outs Fall Classic Tournament is under way
October 29th to November 3rd, 2018
Register March 1 - May 31, 2018
Entry Deadline: Thursday, May 31st, 2018
 Click on this link for information and entry forms: https://sites.google.com/view/2018falltennisclassic/home

An individual who can handle sale of Classic T-Shirts and providing awards is need for the Classic Tournament. Contact Sara 
sami1761@yahoo.com 507-250-4834 for details. Sara cannot be in VO in time for tournament this fall..

Pat Brown 480-807-0602 & Lorna Johnson 480-396-1790 are asking for donation for the raffle baskets and silent auction items for the Fall Classic. 

Don Robinson 480/654-2124 dsr1691@gmail.com  needs people to assist with golf cart shuttle and traffic control  Golf carts accomodationg four people are also needed.     

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For General Information about the Tennis Club,  Scroll Down:        

INTERESTED IN TENNIS AND FINDING A  PARTNER?

Residents of VO do not need to be a club member to play tennis on the tennis courts near the entrance to the VO front gate or south of the laundry roomdry room and patio are Courts 7 & 8. These are non-reservable courts. They are used by anyone residing in Venture Out.  For sign-up method, first come basis see "Open Play" under PLAY in the menu item on the left side of this screen.

 In the shed next to court 7 & 8 are loaner rackets and a book where groups of over four playes can find a "round robin" play book.  Each player selects a number for him/her self and checks the binder for the round number and who their partner's number is.  Partners serve once each with backs to the sun,  before changing end of court with other two players. You don't serve into the sun.  If greater than four or eight players, those players sit out and socialize.  Great way to  meet new friends and form social circles. Round  Round mixes everyone up to play with all the different players, no matter the skill level. This is social play. 

 "Fun Tennis Saturdays" on courts in the NE corner are also open to anyone living in VO. Check the "Calendar of Events" for dates of play. Sign up for "Fun Tennis"  is generallly available by Wednesday on the bulletin board in the far NE corner of park (Sports-Plex). 

INTERESTED IN COMPETITIVE PLAY AT YOUR SKILL LEVEL???

Membership means ability to play once a week in East Valley League competition play, Saturday Fun Tennis with other VO players, Saturday invitationals where we compete with a team from another rv park in East Valley.  An hour and half of free group leasons each week by more advanced VO tennis players.  When ever there is competition with another park....there is food and socializing on the Veranda.  Come and watch and support our team mates.

Interested in joining the VO Tennis Club??? 
If you are an experienced tennis player and wish to join the league, contact Garth Durrell gdurrell@sympatico.ca    613-692-2063 EVSTL Coordinator,  to determine at what play level you can join the league for competitive play with other East Valley resorts.   Contact Mary Gilmet 480 924-0878 to explain the all important Tennis bulletin board in the Sports-Plex for everything you need to know to participate in all the many activities. VO's Membership is $30 for 2018-2019 season. Contact Sylvia Griffiths    sylvio_3@yahoo.com        480-639-0585                   
 to accept your payment and provide your membership sticker for your badge. She will be collecting by cash, check, money order and providing your badge sticker on  Wednesday's 10:30 am on the veranda.  Prefer not at her unit. . Must have the Venture Out hologram sticker for this season on your badge.

 BEGINNER's WEEKLY  lessons are in NE corner SPORTS-PLEX each Monday courts 5 &6 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.call  Holly Beattie at (701) 866-8873 or Joan Logan at 403/851-0506      Every other Thursday new tennis players will play for fun with seasoned tennis players.  Food and Fun on Thrusdays. 


SPORT-PLEX COURTS AVAILABLE FOR PRACTICE:  ..1).Go to the "Court Schedule" web page. Click on "Play" in the menu to the left on this page.   We can only play where you see the word “Group” or in our assigned periods for our level.
2) In addition, courts will be  available during the league morning competitions in the boxes that appear on the south side of the bulletin board.  If signed group is not on the court in first five minutes of signed for time, then they loose that court to players waiting.  The league competition teams have priority in all cases on those mornings. 
3) In additon, play is available on Sundays in 90 minute court intervals.  Reserve the time period on the Sunday Play sheet posted on the north side of the Tennis Sports-Plex bulletin board.  Verify the date on that sheet.


 NEVER TOO OLD....If you are 75 or Older the  75+ play group plays on Saturdays during this season. Click on the link in the menu on left side of this web page.Contact Leo Chabot at 480-485-6011 to join this group.

 League Team Lists are on Kiosk tennis bulletin board at the Sports-Plex.   Check off your available dates for beginning of the season . To see the team rosters go to the ten-cap web site (click on link on left side of this page). If questions contact the team captain or Seri Senum the coordinator 480/264-8845.  Remember to initial your team list at beginning of each week to confirm you are available to play or notify your captain days in advance so captain can find another player for that week's league competition

Don't forget .. lottery draw for assigned courts "group" play for a month occurs on the the last/first weekend of the month. Check the west end board for announcement of dates..  Draw is NOON at the Sports-Plex tennis bulletin board.Jim Milton will conduct the draw for the month  Draw for two or one court in one of the available court times each week during the month.Organize your 4/6 players you want to list on a tag to be hung on the board when your lottery number comes up.   Check the " Court Schedule" (menu on left side of this page) to see when court # and play time slots will be available.  Members only.  Court 7 & 8 behind the laundry room near park enterance  are available to all VO residents on a first come, first serve...sign up on chalk board.  Amount of Time for play is posted.  

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TEN CAP NEWS:   Once a member has established his/her user name and password, he/she may access the Ten Cap web page by clicking the link on the left side of this page ( store the site in your browser's "favorites/bookmarks").  

 Welcome to the 2018-2019 EVSTL season The availability list willl be up for each team on the south side of the bulletin board in the Sports Plex in the week falling the Fall Classic Tournament.   Please check to see if you are on a team and shouldn't be, should be on a team but aren't, are on the wrong team, etc..things do go wrong. So please send me a note to VO's EVST coordinator to see if something is amiss. Then check off the dates you are available to play.  

. If your tencap confidence level is 80% or over(as per EVSTL bylaws) you will be placed at the level where your tencap falls: 2.0 level is 62-69, 2.5 level is 55-61, 3.0 level is 48-54, 3.5 level is 41-47, and 4.0 level is 34-4  One can now play up or down a level.  At this holiday break, we can choose to go down to another team if our Ten Cap is in that range. You need to be 3 points into the higher level to go up now(only 1 point at the end of season). If someone has to withdraw from a match, nothing will be recorded unless one set has been completed. .

   For all the players who have not accepted the invitation to join the VO network, do so as soon as you read this..go to evstl.tencapsports.com, then sign in with the email and password that you set last year, then look up..way way up..at the very top right of the page where you will see your name. There will be a little box next to the help box, click on that box and click accept invitation..then click "process the invitation". Then youre in!   

For everyone..when you sign in, you will see your tencap numbers and photo.

  • If you have forgotten your password, please use the "Forgot Your Password" feature on the Log In page and Tencap will email it to the email address on file (most often your email address is your Log In ID).
  • If the email address in Tencap is incorrect:
  • Log into your account and click the "edit profile" and right beside that photo"Contact Information" and change it..especially phone numbers..  
    • If you can't log into your account because the system will only send your password to an incorrect email address then contact your club Tencap coordinator (Seri Senum  ssenum@gmail.comwith the correct email address.  She will get it corrected for you through the EVSTL Network Administrator.
  • If you already have a Tencap account, DO NOT TRY TO SET UP ANOTHER ACCOUNT.  If you set up another account, that will tie up your email address and you will not be able to use that email address on your EVSTL account.  It is a case of causing DOUBLE TROUBLE.

Tencap..if youve forgotten how to use tencap, or never knew and want do try, please see Garth Durrell gdurrell@sympatico.ca    613-692-2063 EVSTL Coordinator.If anyone is having trouble getting into their TenCap web site info, please see Garth who can fix forgotten passwords, forgotten user names 



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 Do check out the 'Photo Gallery'. on the left side of this screen..link to pictures from Fall Classics and other pics.  Click on "Photo Gallery" in the menu on the left side of this screen.  Once you get to the Fall Classics' pictures, just keep clicking for "more" pics and click the arrow on right side of each gallery pic. THANKS TO OUR PHOTOGRAPHER AND MIKE.  The tennis group pictures (men & women) are on this web site, Click little icon under the date (I'll work on how to make it easier.) . 

Have you watched yourself on channel 17? See tennis club stars.  Check out this link (double click on hyperlink below). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4097P07a28&feature=plcp


You may now print the membership list direct from the web page: Click "MEMBERS" on the left side of this page (Thanks to Kathy Blitgen who designed our web page). But be aware that list is constantly being updated so check back now and then. 

Membership means ability to play once a week in East Valley League competition play, Saturday Fun Tennis with other VO players, Saturday invitationals where we compete with a team from another rv park in East Valley.  An hour and half of free group leasons each week by more advanced VO tennis players.  When ever there is competition with another park....there is food and socializing on the Veranda.  Come and watch and support our team mates.                                                                                         


  A member of tennis club reported she could not get the member list on the web site to scroll down on her I-Pad. After some experimenting I found the following solution.  Once you pull up the MEMBERS  list it will only display “sheet 1”.    Go up to top of the screen and click on REFRESH….THE LITTLE CIRCLE WITH A BACKWARDS ARROW.  Once it refreshes the web page you will be  able to scroll down to all the names on list and scroll to the side for the column with e-mail addresses.   For those with I-Phones you will need to turn the phone vertical to display the list.    I do not know if those with Android phones or other manufactures tablets are experiencing any difficulty in viewing the members list.  If you have problems please contact me tcme92a@msn.com.



Do we need to send a "thinking of you"  card? Please let the Sunshine Person know.... see Officer list.  


Need to contact the tennis veranda?   480/218-5976 VERANDA PHONE.





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