Message from the New President- Anne Fairlie

Good Day Tennis Lovers!

My name is Anne Fairlie and I am the “returning” President for Wanless in place for the next 2 years. I say “returning” as many of you may not know I was President for the 2005 season. That was the first year the City imposed an actual TENNIS PERMIT contract that included charging clubs for leasing the courts. Since it has now been 10 years, the City is revisiting their policy and plan to roll out a revised one for the next playing season. Standby for more on this when the new policy is released.

With the permit details in mind, October 31 signalled the end of our permit for 2015. The lights have been shut down and the nets will be put away on Friday November 6.

On the up-side, your new board of directors and myself have just had a transition meeting with the previous board members. We talked about many issues including the member survey results as well as the results of the post-clinic reviews that many of you completed on your own behalf as well as your child’s.

Our main takeaway from this input is that you pretty much like the way the club runs as a family and community organization – with an adequate amount of competitiveness and social activities – and you really just want to play tennis. I hope to see you at the Winter Social programmes: November 28, January 23 and February 20.

Watch this space for ongoing updates through the winter as I keep you informed of the issues the board is discussing.

Anne Fairlie