Get ready for the 2018 outdoor tennis season!
Spring programs start in May – see Spring Program tab for details.
Our SUMMER CAMP dates have now been posted! Click on the Summer Camps 2018 tab to view all the details and register online! Your coaches are looking forward to seeing you this summer!
Tennis Yukon Open House at the Mt Mac courts Saturday, May 12 from noon- 3pm. Stop by and get your season pass!
We’ll be starting to put up windscreens on Thursday, May 10 (weather permitting). Come on out and help if you can! Ladders welcome.
Tennis Yukon AGM Wednesday, May 23, 6-8 pm at Sport Yukon. Season passes available. Looking for new Board members! Please consider stepping forward to help keep tennis in the Yukon vibrant and growing. Letter from the current Board:
RE: Urgent – The future of tennis in the Yukon
Dear Yukon Tennis Community,
At the Tennis Yukon AGM on May 23, 2018, a number of board members are stepping down. In an effort to keep tennis vibrant in the Yukon, we are reaching out to the tennis community for new active Board members to run this non-profit organization.
Current Board members have not taken this decision lightly. We are all committed to tennis in the Yukon, and have worked hard to build a financially-sustainable organization and manage a high-quality facility. We believe it is time for new energy to help shape tennis in the territory. Please consider joining the Tennis Yukon Board to ensure the community continues to have fun and effective programming, a high-quality outdoor facility, and the opportunity to participate in a fun, life-long activity.
Three things are needed to provide a strong foundation for tennis in the Yukon — facilities, programming, and participation. Without Tennis Yukon, facilities and programming will be in jeopardy, and participation is likely to dwindle. If Tennis Yukon is to continue with new active Board members, the current Board is committed to supporting the transition through 2018/19. For example, the current Board has worked with the Community Tennis Coordinator to organize court maintenance, lessons, camps, and events until the end of August 2018. If no one comes forward to join the Board and Tennis Yukon dissolves, the following will occur after August:
- The tennis courts will revert to the care of the City of Whitehorse; there will be no Tennis Yukon to take care of the windscreens, outhouse, benches, garbage cans, nets, filling surface cracks, and preparing for the next required resurfacing. Previous tennis courts in Whitehorse (near the airport, Vanier, FH Collins, Mt. Mac) were not maintained well, aside from occasional volunteer repairs by dedicated players. These courts became unusable, and all but Mt. Mac were demolished. Tennis Yukon was formed in 2007 to resurface the Mt. Mac courts. The current court surface has approximately three years left on its expected lifespan. Past experience suggests that if the courts revert to the City, they are likely to fall into disrepair and become unusable in the near future.
- There will be no Tennis Yukon (with the required insurance and authorization from the City) to organize and run year-round lessons, summer camps, or tournaments (Capital Cup, Yukon Championships).
We look forward to speaking with you about any questions or concerns you might have, and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM on May 23, at the Open House on May 12, and at the Capital Cup July 13-15.
Tennis Yukon Board
Congratulations to 2017 Yukon Championships winners!
Men’s/Mixed Doubles Champs Kieran B and Carly
Men’s Singles Champ Ewan (runner-up Matthias Hoenisch)
Ladies’ doubles: Laurie Drummond/Marisa Johnson (runners-up Carly Bohman/Sheila Senger)