Let’s get ready to rally!
Brenda Dean, who represents Tennis Canada and Tennis BC in the role of a Building Tennis Community Champion, is hosting a tennis rally event on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lewis Park courts in Courtenay.
“My volunteer position is to help build sustainable tennis programs in the Comox Valley and to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity,” said Dean. “I have decided to take advantage of the second annual Canadian Sports Day by hosting ‘To Serve, Play and Love…. Tennis, the Game for Life’.
“The goal is to offer an opportunity for people (young and not so young) to experience tennis in a fun environment, and there will be racquets and balls available for people to try their hand at progressive tennis,” Dean said. “A radar gun will also be available to test how fast one can serve.
“We are also very fortunate to offer an opportunity to watch former professional tennis players Nick Coutts and Patrick Flint and former NCAA Div. 1 players Eddie Yang and Peter Davis compete against each other in an exhibition match at 10 a.m. Admission is free for this event,” Dean said.
“There will also be an opportunity to discuss the growing tennis programs in the Comox Valley with representatives from Tennis BC. Suggestions for new programs, such as creating tennis teams at the local schools, or ways to improve current programs, are highly encouraged. There also will be time to discuss the potential for indoor tennis facilities, and the current public court situation.
“I have invited the mayors and councillors and other high profile community leaders to this event,” said Dean. “We will rally together to show our community that tennis is a great way to get active, which benefits everyone on many levels. Physical activity promotes wellness, which in turn will enable us to serve, play and love.”
For more information, contact Dean at 250-334-4014.