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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, south of the laundry room room and patio are Courts 7 & 8.  These are non-reservable courts. Loaner rackets and balls are available in the shed adjacent to those 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.

VENTURE OUT FALL TENNIS CLASSIC. Registration opens February 1, 2019.
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 For General Information about the Tennis Club itself or Tennis For All Residents...  Scroll Down:  

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CURRENT ACTIVITIES IN THE CLUB: 
  • Drop In Open Tennis welcomes all park residents.  Is held Every Tuesdays at 3:30 -5:00pm and Thursdays at 3:oo-5:00pm at the tennis courts located in the Sportsplex. Come to the tennis Veranda to meet up. (NE corner of the park). Mix and Mingle with BYOB and snack.

  • NEW.The "Hold My Court"   court bookings may be made on-line.  (The link to "Hold My Court" web page is available in the bottom left of the  menu on the left side of this screen.)  You will  be able to go in and reserve your Group time.  One person from your group will be needed to enter your group time and court.  

    • The instruction sheet for establishing access to the web page is (twice..smile) in the menu on the left. eventually it will be moved to  "Play"  drop  down menu (click on small arrow to left of the word "Play)".
  • Saturday, Jan 19th & 20th, Brett Hall will hold a free hour of tennis clinic at the tennis courts in the Sports-Plex. Starts at 11:00 am. Watch and/or participate. Six per session. Phone Brett at 503-930-7255. Those that have signed up previously, your times have been posted at the Kiosk. Check your times.  There is a Wait List for those that did not sign up previously.

  •  Saturday Night, Jan 19th, -  Dinner/Dance in Buena Vista Ballroom  Cocktails (BYOB) 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Supper 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Bring your own re-usable Table Service.   Bring some bucks for 50/25/25 draw.    Band: Silver Creek.  Volunteers needed for set up and serving. Check the kiosk sign up at the courts in the Sports Plex. Setup will be on Saturday 19th at 3pm. 

  • Thursday Jan 31st  - Taco Salad Tennis Fund Raiser. Sign up on the Kiosk. Remember to wear close toed shoes. Check the back of your badge for a not expired Food Handlers date.
  • Friday, Feb 1st -  Food Handlers CLASS.    Check the back of your badge to be sure you are current.   If the date is missing on back of badge, get the date applied at the Recreation Office. Club members should watch the Outlines for announcements of the Food Handlers classes  in the Baja Rm at Community Center.  No long written tests.  Chef Ed keeps it short.  Our Taco Lunch fund raisers and other socials need lots of Tennis Members with current Food Handlers dates on the back of the VO electronic ID badges

  • Saturday, Feb  2nd---Invitational is here at VO and we will be  hosting View Point

  • Monday, Feb 4th is entry deadline for the Mesa Regal 1.5 Breakout Tournament occurring on February 8th,9th, 10th. For tournament details/rules see the Kiosk in Sports-Plex or click on "OTHER TOURNAMENTS" in the menu on left side of this screen. 

  • Thursday, Feb 14th entry fees $30 per person $60 per team due to  See Bonnie Rasmussen L.Bonnie.39@gmail.com, 131 Douglas,480 325-7912  for the Sunland Village East Doubles Tournament occurring on March 11 though the 16th, 2019. For tournament details/rules see the Kiosk in Sports-Plex or click on "OTHER TOURNAMENTS" in the menu on left side of this screen. 

  • Friday, March 1st is deadline for entry to  Last Chance Tennis Tournament at Greenfield Village Resort being held Monday,March 25 through Friday, March. 29 2019: Two matches guaranteed for 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 levels. Entry Fee: $25 per person or $50 per team

  • Saturday, March 2nd is entry deadline for the VO park to contact their park. Check the Kioske for specifics on fee payment and our park deadline.  Sunland Springs Village Tournament SSV MIXED Doubles.Monday March 18 through Saturday March 23, 2019. Click on "OTHER TOURNAMENTS" in the menu on left side of this screen.  They are also planning a Non League tennis social, in addition to our normal tournament. 

OTHER CLUB ACTIVITIES: 
  •  Monday's For Beginner Tennis Club members.  WEEKLY lessons are in NE corner SPORTS-PLEX each Monday courts 1 & 2 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm..  Drill and Play is Tuesday 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  Call  Holly Beattie at (701) 866-8873   

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  • League Team Lists are on Kiosk tennis bulletin board at the Sports-Plex. 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.  Check off your available dates for 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 contact Garth Durrell  gdurrell@sympatico.ca    480-324-6207 EVSTL Coordinator.    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..

  • Do Check the 10 Cap Web site for your schedule of play and who your competition will be.  To go to the Ten Cap Web Page click-on, link is on menu to the left of this screen.  Info on how to access the info on that web site is further down on this web page.  Scroll down. 

  • Sign Up sheets are on the Kiosk for the Mentor Program.  If you are looking to improve your game place your name on that list.  If you recall when you were starting tennis or working to move up a level, you appreciated having some one give you one on one advice on what exactly you were doing wrong or what you needed to do to give yourself the edge.  Please return that favor and sign up to help those who want to take their game seriously. 

  • Our 2019 Fall ClassicBarry Taylor   b.c.taylor@sasktel.net  has stepped up to chair.   YEH! Barry.  We cannot do this without YOU!!    Thank you.. Club members who expect to be here in October 2019, please contact Barry and offer to fill any of many spots needed to make our East Valley Tournament the success it has always been. 

  • Captains need to remember to post courts not in use for league play on the day of league, so that other tennis players can use the empty courts.  Let's fully utilize our six courts.  All players who can get a foursome together should check the captains posting the day before a league competition. Contact others to put together a four some.  Or use the ball machine.

  •  A Nomination committee consisting of one person from the 4.0, 3.5, 3.0, 2.5, 2.0, and 1.5 levels.  The nomination committee needs to find tennis players to fill each of the vacant positions for 2019-2020 season.  See the "Officer List" in the menu on left side of this screen.  Perhaps you will see a position you can fill. 

  • Food Handlers.    Check the back of your badge to be sure you are current.   If the date is missing on back of badge, get the date applied at the Recreation Office. Club members should watch the Outlines for announcements of the Food Handlers classes  in the Baja Rm at Community Center.  No long written tests.  Chef Ed keeps it short.  Our Taco Lunch fund raisers and other socials need lots of Tennis Members with current Food Handlers dates on the back of the VO electronic ID badges

 INTERESTED IN COMPETITIVE PLAY AT YOUR SKILL LEVEL???  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.

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, and  an hour and half of free group      lessons 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.    The club has a social director who organizes parties,     dances, etc.  If you choose to provide your e-mail address you will receive occasional up dates on special happenings.   Dues payments...WELCOME ALL TENNIS PLAYERS TO VENTURE OUT. This years registration remains at $30 due and payable PRIOR to league play and any use of courts 1 to 6. Registration times will be posted on the bulletin board along with registration forms .     Bring your completed form with you.  They are available at the kiosk.   Please be careful taking your form out so that the package stays in place.  She will be collecting by cash, check, money order and providing your membership badge sticker. One must have the Venture Out RED hologram sticker for this season on your badge.Contact Sylvia Griffiths,   Sylvio_3@yahoo.ca 480-639-0585  . She will accept membership signup at her unit  at 230 Douglas  

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.


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FOR NON-CLUB MEMBERS...ALL VO RESIDENTS: 
  
NEED TO FIND A PARTNER JUST FOR FUN: 
  1. On the tennis courts near the entrance to the VO front gate, south of the laundry room room and patio are Courts 7 & 8. 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. 
  2. Drop In Tennis welcomes all park residents. Will be meeting on Thursday, December 27th.  Is held Every Tuesday at 3:30 -5:00pm and Thursday at 3:oo-5:00pm  thru March 2019 at the tennis courts located in the Sportsplex. (NE corner of the park called the Sports Plex.  )Come to the tennis Veranda to meet up. . Mix and Mingle with BYOB and snack
  3.  "Fun Tennis Saturdays" on courts in the NE corner Sports Plex are also open to anyone living in VO. Check the "Calendar of Events" for dates of play. Sign up for "Fun Tennis"  is generally available by Wednesday on the bulletin board in the far NE corner of park (Sports-Plex). 

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FOR TENNIS CLUB MEMBERS:

SPORT-PLEX COURTS AVAILABLE FOR PRACTICE:  .

  • January 8th, 2019 "Hold My Court" program  is being implemented.  You will  be able to go in and reserve your Group time.  One person from your group will be needed to enter your group time and court. 

  • .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 your level.

  • In addition, courts will be  available during the league morning competitions, Captains list the available courts at the Kiosk.  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. 

  • In addition, 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.
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FOR TENNIS CLUB MEMBERS: 

TEN CAP NEWS:   Welcome to the 2018-2019 EVSTL season.

 Our East Valley League web master created a more complete explanation of the 10 Cap rating procedure used for league competition play.   Look in menu on left under "Rating Procedure".

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"). 

 If your ten-cap 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 you're in!   

For everyone..when you sign in, you will see your ten cap 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 Ten cap is incorrect: Contact: Garth Durrell gdurrell@sympatico.ca    480-324-6207 EVSTL Coordinator.
    • 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 Ten cap coordinator  with the correct email address.  She will get it corrected for you through the EVSTL Network Administrator.
    • If you already have a Ten cap 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.

Ten cap..if you’ve forgotten how to use ten cap, 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 Ten Cap web site info, please see Garth who can fix forgotten passwords, forgotten user names “

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 FOR PICTURES OF CLUB MEMBERS:

Check out the 'Photo Gallery'. on the left side of this screen. Full club memberships pictures. (men & women) as well as ..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.  

Have you watched yourself on channel 17 See tennis club stars.  Check out this link (double click on this hyperlink ). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4097P07a28&feature=plcp

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

Need to contact the tennis Veranda?   480/218-5976 VERANDA PHONE.  A member phone list is available below the red ( land-line, local 480 or 602 area code calls) phone located on the Veranda. 
                                                                              
Do we need to send a "thinking of you"  card? Please let the SUNSHINE PERSON know.... see Officer list. 

You may now PRINT THE MEMBERSHIP LIST  direct from the web page: Click "MEMBERS" on the left side of this page . But be aware that list is constantly being updated so check back now and then.   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 phone numbers and addresses.   For those with I-Phones you will need to turn the phone vertical to display the list.  

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