Jack Fisher Memorial May 27
The Jack Fisher Memorial was held on Saturday May 27th. There were 16 men and women playing for generous prizes provided by Jack Fisher's daughter, Joan Beaty. The weather was great and everyone enjoyed some fun tennis. The winners were Blair Carley and Jennifer Pickering. Dave Philpott was the blind draw winner of a 3 pack of head over grips.
Thanks to all that attended and we look forward to seeing you all at the Wimbledon Cup and Saucer in June.
Rasjic Classic May 19-22
The first annual Rajsic Classic Tennis tournament was a huge success this past May Long Weekend. 54 doubles teams competed in a combined age round robin doubles tournament. Categories included Ladies , Men's and Mixed Doubles in combined ages of 80, 100,120,and 140 age groups.
Players came from Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Salt Spring Island. The event was a tribute to long time Salt Spring Tennis Association member Roy Rajsic who passed away last year. All monies raised from the event went to the SSTA's Tomorrow's Champion's junior fundraiser. Close to $2000.00 was raised to help support junior tennis on Salt Spring.
In the Ladies combined 80s event Local teaching pro Marjorie Blackwood and Vancouver' Di Pallot defeated locals Donna Wrigley and Justene Tedder 8/1. In the 100s it was Deborah Orange and Tracy MacKinlay of Vancouver defeating Donna Wrigley and Pam Morrow 8/5. The 120s had local player Erica Ross and Vancouver's Micheline Berry edging out Marilyn Williams and Paddy Mann of Vancouver Island 8/4. Local player Susan Russell and the island's Lillian Lamb won the 140s category over Victoria's Lorraine Kern and Terry Dodd 8/7. It was an all local affair in the Men's 100s with Michael Powell and Dave Rowse upsetting Wayne Wrigley and Pete Schelling 8/1. In the 120s it was Vancouver's Ron Zeleschujk and Victoria's Ranjan McArthur downing Vancouver's Dave MacKinlay and Brian Calvin 8/5. Locals Colin Ross and John Lapointe defeated Jack Williams and Bob Gibson 8/2 in the 140s division. In the Mixed doubles 80s Victoria's Ranjan McArthur and Diane Dumont taking out Michael Powell and Holly Calvin 8/2. The 100s had Vancouver's Brian and Holly Calvin defeating locals Jenny Pickering and Dave Rowse 8/4. In the 120s it was Vancouver's Dave and Tracy MacKinlay defeating Victoria's Al and Judith Title 8/1. And finally Locals Colin and Erica Ross defeated Al and Judith Title 8/0 in a walkover.
We'd like to thank our sponsors Saltspring Propane and Gulf Island Veterinary Clinic for a job well done. Thank you to all participants for making this event so successful.
February 18 & 19 2017
Congratulations to Blair Carley and Marianne Banman who defeated Michael Powell and Jennifer Pickering 8-3 in the final of this year's Valentine's tournament on February 18-19 2017. Thank you Pete Schelling for organizing such a fun event!
2016 Gulf Islands Open Results
Men's Doubles best-of-5 sets final
winners - Tony Mason & Markus Wenzel
runners up - Andrew Ross Collins & Michael Powell
winners - Jenny Pickering & Deb Orange
runners up - Cathy Patel & Marianne Banman
winners - Jenny Pickering and Andrew Ross Collins
runners up - Tony & Julia Mason
winner - Justene Tedder
runner up - Jenny Pickering
winner - Patrick Caffrey
runner up - Dave Barclay
Thanks Jenny for building the scorecards for this years Gulf Islands Open!
Location: Salt Spring Island
Venues: Portlock Park and Maracaibo
Dates: Friday, Sept. 2 - Monday September 5
Entry Opens: August 1
Entry Closed: August 29
Events : singles, doubles and mixed doubles
Sets: 3 sets, 7-point tiebreaker at 6-all, doubles 3rd set is a 10 point tiebreaker.
Cost : $10.00 per person per event
Payment: Cheques made out to SSTA can be mailed along with entry form to:
Box 583 Ganges Post Office
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2W2
Men's President's Cup July 30th 2016
Champions Dave Rowse & Markus Wenzel
Women's President's Cup - July 31 2016
Champions Lynda Ardern & Justene Tedder
Wimbledon Cup & Saucer
The Wimbledon Cup and Saucer was held on Saturday, June 25 at Portlock Park. White dress code was in effect and the first round was played with wooden racquets!
After a couple hours of play the players took a break to have tea, scones, strawberries and cream provided by Jennifer Pickering.
We congratulate Cathy Patel and Wes Pickering, this years champs! They won a total of 38 games and the runners up were Michael Powell and Barbara Freitas with 36 games.
Jack Fisher Memorial June 11 2016
After a postponement due to weather, the tournament went ahead on June 11. A great time was had by all. Thank you Jennifer Pickering for organizing the tournament. It was wonderful having Jack's daughter Joan and grandson Andrew take part in the tournament this year. Thank you to all who participated.
Congratulations to this years Jack Fisher winners Marianne Banman & Michael Powell!
Season Opener April 23 2016
Fun was had by all!
Congrats to the winners, Julia and Tony Mason!
2016 Valentine's Mixed Doubles Tournament
Congratulations to this years winners!!
A big thank you to our tournament director Peter Schelling and all the fans who cheered for the participants.
Group A Final score 8-5 for Marianne B. and Blair C.!
Runners Up Deborah O. and Michael P.
Group B Final score 8-3 for Jenny P. and Peter L.
Runners Up and Bruce M. and Tish V.
Mark the date on your calendars for next year and sign up early.
- When: February 12-14
- Location: Centre Court
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Christmas Tournament
Sunday December 27 - Competitive
9:00 am Dave + Jennifer v Jan + Jody
9:30 am Jan + Jody v Tony + Julia
10:00 am Tony + Julia v Andrew + Jenny
10:30 am Andrew + Jenny v Blair + Justene
11:00 am Blair + Justene v Peter L + Mark or Mike
11:30 am Peter L + Mark or Mike v Michael + Bob
Noon Michael + Bob v Colin + Erica
12:30 pm Colin + Erica v Dave + Jennifer
1:00 pm Justene + Jody v Julia + Jennifer
1:30 pm Jenny + Erica v Justene + Jody
2:00 pm Julia + Jennifer v Jenny + Erica
2:30 pm Peter + Blair v Andrew + Jan
3:00 pm Tony + Mark or Mike v Peter + Blair
3:30 pm Dave + Bob v Tony + Mark or Mike
4:00 pm Andrew + Jan v Michael P + Colin
Monday December 28th - Recreational
9:00 am Michael G + Sabrina v Tim + Babette
9:30 am Tim + Babette v Jacob + Mary
10:00 am Jacob + Mary v Peter M + Caroline
10:30 am Peter M + Caroline v Herb + Rose
11:00 am Herb + Rose v Martin + Mafalda
11:30 am Martin + Mafalda v Wayne + Liz
Noon Wayne + Liz v Michael + Marie
12:30 pm Michael P + Marie v Michael G + Sabrina
1:00 pm Peter M + Mark v Tim + Herb
1:30 pm Mafalda + Babette v Liz + Caroline
2:00 pm Tim + Herb v Martin + Michael P
2:30 pm Liz + Caroline v Rose + Sabrina
3:00 pm Peter M + Michael G v Wayne + Martin
3:30 pm Rose + Sabrina v Mary + Marie
4:00 pm Wayne + Martin v Michael P + Jacob
4:30 pm Mary + Marie v Mafalda + Babette
Sadie Hawkins Mixed Doubles
October 24 2015
Congratulations to Jenny Pickering & Markus Wenzel, this years champs!
2015 Gulf Islands Open
2015 Gulf Islands Open Singles Champ David Barclay and Andrew Ross Collins (runner-up) at Centre Court on August 30th.
Jenny and Elly - Women's Double Champs
Men's Doubles Champs Michael and Andrew with Runners-up Tony and Markus.
Sander and Markus
Marie, Doris, Jody, and Babette
Cathy and Jody
Mixed Doubles Champs Jenny and Andrew with Mixed Doubles Finalists Lynda and Michael
2015 Gulf Islands Open Mixed Doubles Champions Jenny and Andrew
Women's Doubles Champion Elly with Runner-up Jenny
2015 Men's Singles Champ David Barclay with Runner-up Andrew Ross-Collins
August 28-30 Tournament Results
Men's singles - David Barclay over Andrew Ross-Collins - consolation winner Markus Wenzel.
Men's doubles - Andrew Ross-Collins and Michael Powell over Markus Wenzel and Tony Mason in a best of 5 set marathon. (They were the only entries)
Women's singles - Elly McKeague over Jenny Pickering, consolation winner Cathy Patel.
Women's doubles - Elly McKeague and Jenny Pickering over Justene Tedder and Lynda Ardern, consolation winner, Jody Hawley and Doris St. Germain over Babette Arnoldus and Marie Mullen .
Mixed doubles - Andrew Ross-Collins and Jenny Pickering over Michael Powell and Lynda Ardern, consolation winners - Tony Mason and Jennifer Morgan over Markus Wenzel and Justene Tedder.
Thank you Jennifer Morgan for organizing yet another great tournament!
Congratulations to the 2015 Presidents Cup tournament winners
Champs: Michael Powell and Norman Avelino and Marianne Banman and Ann Stewart
Runners-up: Markuz Wenzel and Mike Garside, Cathy Patel and Marnie Naphtali
The SSTA's 'Opening Mixer' tournament was held on Saturday April 26, 2014. Winners were Jenny Pickering and Tony Mason, runners up Ann Stewart and Markus Wenzel.
Sadie Hawkin's - May 29, 2013
Held at Centre Court indoor tennis facility Ladies, ladies dragged their guy out on the court. Costumes strongly encouraged but optional. All SSTA members are invited to a one day Celebration at Centre Court, which will combine with the popular SADIE HAWKINS TOURNAMENT for a real party atmosphere this year! The tournament will begin at 9:00 am and there will be cookies, cake, coffee, and tea throughout the day for all players and spectators. Let's get together and congratulate ourselves!
2013 Gulf Islands Open August 30 - September 2
Friday, August 30, 2013 to Monday September 2nd. Over the long weekend the Gulf Islands tournament was played, with a fairly small but enthusiastic group which included several off island visitors. For the final day the weather turned against us and the last matches were played at Centre Court, which was a very nice venue.
2013 Presidents Cup
Congratulations to the winners and thank you Fernando and Jennifer for organizing the men's and women's events!
2013 Jack Fisher Memorial Tennis Tournament
2013-05-25 (Saturday) - Thanks Jennifer Morgan for organizing another successful tournament. We are also grateful to Joan Beatty who participated in the event and provided/presented the prizes (Calvin's Bistro gift certificates)!