Those of you who came this past week saw some incredible tennis on the courts. On behalf of the Club executive I'd like to say what a pleasure it was to host the U18 Provincials for our club and for the City of Markham.
There were 40 boys and 12 girls that participated in the event over the course of 6 days, playing 85 singles matches and 21 doubles matches leading up to the finals on Saturday, July 8th.
All week I personally received numerous complements about how great the facility looks, "a country club feeling at community club prices!". Parents and players felt more relaxed and at ease and the hospitality provided was very much appreciated. The little things like home-brewed coffee, muffins, a comfortable clubhouse, showing Wimbledon matches on our club TV, all contribute to making everyone's experience that much better.
The Club will be in discussions with the OTA about hosting the event again next year in partnership with Unionville Tennis Club.
The final day was also used as an opportunity to acknowledge the club's grand re-opening with our new clubhouse and present some special recognition awards:
Club Award for outstanding partnership with the City: presented to MTC President Scott Fraser by Mayor Frank Scarpitti
Builder Award for outstanding work by the Gregory Design Group in completing the clubhouse construction: presented to Russ Gregory by Mayor Frank Scarpitti and MTC President Scott Fraser
Memorial Awards presented to Rita Gandhu and Susan Gates in memory of their husbands Nik Gandhu and Peter Gates respectively for their long association with MTC and their contributions to the betterment of the club.
The final tournament results were as follows:
Nick Lagaev over Daniel Fainblum : 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4
Rachel Krzyzak over Alexandra Mikhailuk : 6-1, 7-5
Oleksandra Gorchanyuk / Corina Spasojevic over Viktoriya Tabunshchyk / Daniela Voloh: 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
Daniel Fainblum / Peter Kuszynski over Nick Lagaev / Ryan Navarro : 0-6, 6-3, 10-4
Check out our gallery of pictures and videos at:
U18 Highlights: www.markhamtennisclub.ca/gallery
Memorial Awards: www.markhamtennisclub.ca/in-memoriam