Club History

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2020
Your Executive:

                Treasurer: Lou Bernz
                President: Alan Osborne
                Secretary: Kim Moffat
                Past President:  Sandy Galloway
                VP:  Barbara Robinson (absent)
                Webmaster:  Jim Galloway

2016-19
Your Executive:
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                Secretary: Kim Moffat
                President: Alan Osborne 
                Treasurer: Lou Bernz                         
                Social Coordinators: Sandy Galloway & Judy Huff
                Vice President:  Michael Adams
                SITA rep.: Warren Franklin
                Newsletter: Warren McCall (absent)
                Webmaster:  Jim Galloway (I took the photo...)

2015
Your Executive:
 
                President: Alan Osborne (Alan is in Palm Springs for this photo)
                Vice President:  Lou Bernz
                Treasurer: Bob Williamson                         
                Secretary: Kim Moffat
                Social Coordinators: Jane Owens & Lili Jaehrlich
                SITA rep.: Judy Huff
                Newsletter: Warren McCall
                Webmaster:  Jim Galloway (I took the photo...)

2014
Your Executive:

                President: Sandy Galloway   
                Treasurer: Bob Williamson                         
                Secretary: Susan Hirst
                Social Coordinators: Jane Owens & Mandy Kray
                SITA rep.: Judy Huff
                Newsletter: Bob Hill
                Webmaster:  Jim Galloway (I took the photo...)
 
             Coordinators- Indoor
                Sundays Men's: Lou Bernz   
                Wednesdays Men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                Mondays women's: Margaret Peters            
                Fridays Mixed: Judy Huff
               
             Coordinators- Outdoor
                Sunday Men's: Lou Bernz                            
                Wednesdays Men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                Team Tennis Mixed: Jim Galloway
                Mondays Mixed drop-in:  Open
 
             Members: 93
                Men: 52
                Women: 41
 
             Events and News
                  TBA 
2013
                President: Sandy Galloway   
                Treasurer: Bob Williamson                         
                Secretary: Susan Hirst
                Social Coordinators: Vacant
                SITA rep.: Judy Huff
                Newsletter: Bob Hill
                Webmaster:  Jim Galloway
 
             Coordinators- Indoor
                Sundays Men's: Lou Bernz   
                Wednesdays Men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                Mondays women's: Margaret Peters            
                Fridays Mixed: Judy Huff
               
             Coordinators- Outdoor
                Sunday Men's: Lou Bernz                            
                Wednesdays Men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                Team Tennis Mixed: Jim Galloway
                Mondays Mixed drop-in:  TBA
 
             Members: 94
                Men: 48
                Women: 46
 
             Events and News
                  TBA

2012
                President: Sandy Galloway   
                Treasurer: Daniel McCall                         
                Secretary: Susan Hirst
                Social Coordinators: Marion Kent, Joan Solberg
                SITA rep.: Judy Huff
                Newsletter: Bob Hill
                Webmaster:  Jim Galloway
 
             Coordinators- Indoor
                Sundays Men's: Lou Bernz   
                Wednesdays Men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                Mondays women's: Margaret Peters            
                Fridays Mixed: Judy Huff
               
             Coordinators- Outdoor
                Sunday Men's: Lou Bernz                            
                Wednesdays Men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                Team Tennis Mixed: Jim Galloway
                Mondays Mixed drop-in:  TBA
 
             Members: 107
                Men: 58
                Women: 49
 
             Events and News
                Max Low inducted into the Victoria Sports Hall of Fame.
                Socials: 
               Team tennis winners: The Volleyers:  Judi & Con, Warren & Wanda, Neda, Mia, Dan
                PTC Davis Cup:  Canada beat out Netherlands and Spain
 
2010-11
             Executive
                President: Scott Montague                        Secretary: Susan Hirst
                Treasurer: Lynda Terrell                             Social: Sandy Galloway
                Newsletter: Bob Hill
                
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays Men's: Juergen Peters                                 Wednesdays Men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                Mondays Women's: Scott Montague/Margaret Peters   Friday Mixed: Scott Montague  
 
             Outdoor Coordinators
                Sunday Men's: Scott Montague             Wednesdays Men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                Team Tennis: Jim Galloway
 
             Members: 91
                Men: 53
                Women: 38
 
             Events and News
                3 New outdoor courts with lights opened at centennial park in late august.
                New Sunday summer drop-in, New winter Womens doubles
                Sunday Men's indoor now 4 courts, Friday Mixed indoor 4 courts PTC members
                Membership increased by 33 players (50%)
                Sandy's socials: Bike ride, 3 indoor tennis socials, 3 outdoor tennis socials
                                        Christmas party at the Galloways
                New PTC club banner thanks to extordinary effort by Sandy Galloway and Juergen Peters
                Team tennis winners: The Baseliners:  Jean I, Dan I, Dennis P, Bruce S, Joan S  
 
2009-10
             Executive
                President: Bob Hill                               Secretary: Susan Hirst
                Treasurer: Margaret Peters                   Social: Sandy Galloway
                SITA rep: Judy Huff
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Juergen Peters              Wednesdays men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                                           
             Outdoor Coordinators
                Wednesdays men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz                            
                Team tennis: Jim Black
 
             Members: 61
                men: 38
                women: 23
 
             Events and News
                Sunday Men's indoor 2 courts, Wednesday Men's indoor 2 courts
                Friday Mixed indoor limited to 4.0+ half from Saanich Tennis Club
                Sandy's socials: Christmas party at the Montague's, Boating lunch at sidney spit, Bike ride
            
 
2008-09
             Executive
                President: Bob Hill                                Secretary: Laura Black
                Treasurer: Margaret Peters                    Social: Sandy Galloway
                SITA rep: Judy Huff
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Juergen Peters              Wednesdays men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                
             Outdoor Coordinators
                Wednesdays men's: Clive Timms / Jim Geiwitz
                Team tennis: Juergen Peters
 
             Members: n/a
                men: n/a
                women: n/a
 
             Events and News
                Warren Franklin catches a 181 pound halibut from local waters.
                Sunday Mens indoor 2 courts, Wednesday Mens indoor 2 courts
                Sandy's socials:
 
2007-08
             Executive
                President: Bob Hill                               Secretary: Laura Black
                Treasurer: Margaret Peters                   Social: Sandy Galloway
                SITA rep: Judy Huff
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's:Juergen Peters, Bill Kent  Wednesdays men's: Clive Timms
                Mondays women's: Sheila Norton             Fridays mixed: Jim Galloway, Alan Osborne,
                                                                                                    Margaret Peters
 
             Outdoor Coordinators
                Wednesdays men's:
                Team tennis: Juergen Peters
 
             Members: n/a
                men: n/a
                women: n/a
 
             Events and News
                Sunday men's 2 courts
 
2006-07
             Executive
                President: Judy Huff                               Secretary: Sheila Norton
                Treasurer: Margaret Peters                     Social: Sandy Galloway 
               
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Bill Kent                       Wednesdays men's: Clive Timms
                women's: Sheila Norton                          Fridays mixed: Alan Osborne, Jim Galloway
 
             Outdoor Coordinators
                Wednesdays men's: Clive Timms
                Team tennis: Juergen Peters
 
             Members: n/a
                men: n/a
                women: n/a
 
             Events and News
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2005-06
             Executive
                President: Judy Huff                               Secretary: Sheila Norton
                Treasurer: Margaret Peters                     Social: Sandy Galloway
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Bill Kent                        Wednesdays men's: Warren Franklin, Clive Timms
                Mondays women's: Sheila Norton            Fridays mixed: Jim Galloway, Lynda Terrell
 
                   
 
             Members: 61
                men: n/a
                women: n/a
 
             Events and News
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2004-05
             Executive
                President: Judy Huff                                   Secretary: Sheila Norton
                Treasurer: Brian Wilson                               Social: Sandy Galloway
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Bill Kent, Juergen Peters       Wednesdays men's: Warren Franklin
                Mondays women's: Sheila Norton                   Fridays mixed: Lynda Terrell, Jim Galloway
 
             
             Members: n/a
                men: n/a
                women: n/a
 
             Events and News
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2003-04
             Executive
                President: Warren Franklin                              Secretary: Sheila Norton
                Treasurer: Brain Wilson                                   Social: Denise Springford
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Ton Ginley                               Wednesdays men's: Warren Franklin
                Mondays women's: Sheila Norton                       Fridays mixed: Jim Galloway
 
              
             Members: n/a
                men: n/a
                women: n/a
 
             Events and News
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2002-03
             Executive
                President: Warren Franklin                                 Secretary: Laura Black
                Treasurer: Bruce Solberg                                   Social: Sandy Galloway
                Director of Communications: Geoff philpotts
                SITA rep: Judy Huff
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Heinz Urzinger                             Wednesdays men's: Warren Franlin
                Mondays women's: Sheila Norton                           Fridays mixed: Jim Galloway
 
             Members: 63
                men: 50%
                women: 50%
 
             Events and News
                First website created
                Adding two additional outside courts at Panorama was proposed
 
2001-02
             Executive
                President: Bruce Solberg                         Secretary: Laura Black
                Treasurer: Jim Black                               Social: Sandy Galloway
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Tony Ginley                              
                Mondays women's: Sheila Norton             Fridays mixed: Jim Galloway, Lynda Terrell
 
             Outdoor Coordinators
               Men's: Heinz Urzinger
                
             Members: 55
                men: n/a
                women: n/a
 
             Events and News
                Parkland resurfacing did not meet quality standards
 
2000-01
             Executive
                President: Tony Ginley                            Secretary: Denise Springford
                Treasurer: Jim Black                               Social: Sandy Galloway
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Bruce Solberg                               
                Mondays women's: Sheila Norton                            Fridays mixed: Lynda Terrell
 
              Members: n/a
                men: n/a
                women: n/a
 
             Events and News
                
 
1999 April 7 - PTC founded
             Executive
                President: Tony Ginley                            Secretary: Lynda Terrell
                Treasurer: Jim Black                              
                Directors at large: Alan Osborne, Bill Gray, Warren Franklin
 
             Indoor Coordinators
                Sundays men's: Bruce Solberg, Bill Gray                               
                Mondays women's: Laura Black, Mona McIntosh    Fridays mixed: Lynda Terrell, Jim Galloway
 
              Members: 20
 

 

The Early Days of the Peninsula Tennis Club

 

A small group of local tennis players started looking into options for a new tennis club on the Peninsula in late 1998.  The Organizing Committee, chaired by Alan Osborne, included Lynda Terrell, Marion Kent, Bruce Solberg, Jim Black, Al Hadvick, Dale Hoover, Jacques Rinfret and Gerry Sekora (the latter two have since moved away) .  Eric Knoester offered his expertise and support.  Three options were explored: (1) an agreement with the Peninsula Recreation Commission to secure blocks of court time for PTC activities on the existing indoor and outdoor courts at Panorama; (2) adding two outdoor courts and a club house at Panorama; and (3) leasing the three courts at the Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club.  The latter two options also includedan agreement to secure indoor courts at Panorama for winter play.

 

Vivian Davies was our link with the Glen Meadows tennis membership, which would have merged with the PTC if Option 3 was pursued.  We approached Glen Meadows’ owner, Percy Criddle, with an agreement to lease his 3 courts for an amount that gave him twice the revenue he was receiving from his dwindling tennis membership.  Although he was tempted by the proposal and the prospect of increased revenue for this restaurant, he ultimately  he declined to enter into a lease.  Option 2 required 100 “founding members” to pay $150 to join the PTC plus $150 per year thereafter, to pay for construction of the 2 additional outdoor courts.  After discussions with the Peninsula Recreation Commission (Panorama), considering the “light” demand for the existing two outdoor courts, and canvassing prospective members, Option 2 was considered to be a “phase 2” option, to be pursued more seriously if membership grew to the point where the existing 2 outdoor courts were overused.   The Organizing Committee decided to launch the new club based on  Option I, with low annual fees and a “pay as you play” funding model, where members pay only for sessions they signed up for.  This is still the basis for the Club. 

 

The Peninsula Tennis Club was formally launched on April 7th, 1999, at a meeting at Panorama, with free food and tennis, a proven combination to attract tennis players.  Eric’s offer to the Club of advance bookings, half price outdoor courts and discounted indoor court fees for Club events helped make the Club an attractive option for local players.  Tennis BC membership was included in the club membership, and PTC Women and Men were immediately active, and successful, in the South Island League Tennis (then called Vancouver Island Tennis Association League).   The PTC team of Margaret Peters, Laura Black, Sandy Galloway, Mandy Kray, Catherine Alexander and Denise Springford were the 4.5 Women’s League Champions.   From the very first Women’s, Men’s and Mixed socials, organized by Lynda, Marion, Jim, Dale and Bruce in the Sumer of 1999, there has been significant demand for more organized tennis on the Peninsula.

 

                
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