New Door Code and other Important Announcements

September 21, 2018
 

Door Code and Website Password have changed
Effective immediately, the door code has been changed.  Please check your email for the new code.  It is also the password for accessing the protected pages on our website.

Court Reservation Tips
The online reservation system must be used for ALL court reservations effective October 1.  If you haven’t registered, go to https://www.yourcourts.com and login with your email address and “quakeraurora” as your initial password (no quotes).  Then you can change your password and confirm your profile details.

Leagues must cancel court reservations when not playing so others may use these prime slots.  If captains need help doing this, leagues can have up to two co-captains with access to cancel these courts.  Please contact Fred Bristol to set this up.

To reserve the court time you prefer, it’s important to plan ahead.  You can make reservations one week in advance (down to the hour).  One reservation per day for up to two-hours is allowed, and you can have up to three active reservations in advance.

Your Dues Are Due
Annual dues are due now but must be paid no later than Oct 30.  Email Carole if you need to make alternative arrangements.  Checks should be sent to QATC, PO Box 124, OP 14127.

Ball Machine Cleanup
Please use the new push broom to clean up after each use.  The old mop does not work on the new surface.  There is also a vacuum in the closet if that works better for you.  Also, please don’t forget to pick up the balls behind the curtains!

Membership
We are actively looking for new members so please encourage frequent guests and other prospective members to fill out a member application and/or contact Elaine Idzik.  Copies are now posted at the club as well as on our website here.

Last Chance to join our Board of Directors
If you are interested serving on our Board, please contact Mitch Stenger.  Elections will be held in November via email.

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30pm.  All members are welcome.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

September 2, 2018

The court resurfacing turned out great thanks to the fantastic turnout we had for cleanup day.  Thanks in particular to Glen Maue, Doug McFarland and Sergei Kurenov, who returned to help put the courts back together.

Special thanks go to Tom Siener who led the project and to Jim Griffis and Mitch Stenger who were a big help throughout the process.

We are now all set for the fall season, with league play starting next Tuesday, September 4.  Some reminders:

Annual dues must be paid by Oct 30.  Email Carole if you need to make alternative arrangements.  Checks should be sent to QATC, PO Box 124, OP 14127.

Remember to use the new online reservation system for ALL court reservations.   The answering service will end on October 1.  If you haven’t registered, go to https://www.yourcourts.com and login with your email address and “quakeraurora” as your initial password (no quotes).  Then you can change your password and confirm your profile details.

Please welcome new member William Wadsworth.  He can be reached if your league has open spots or needs subs.

We are actively looking for new members so please encourage frequent guests and other prospective members to fill out the member application that is posted on our website here.

We will have open board seats this fall so please consider getting more involved with the club. If you are interested, please contact Mitch Stenger.

Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30pm.  All members are welcome.


Cleanup Day – Sun. Aug. 19th at 9am

August 4, 2018

We need a strong turnout of members to help prepare the courts for resurfacing and to clean up the club for the new season. We need to remove all items from the court area and do other projects throughout the club including deep cleaning the break room and bathrooms, and tending to the gardens.

Please come whenever you can (after 9am) and for as long as you can. Help us keep the club such a wonderful place to socialize and play tennis!

REMINDER: The club will be closed from Aug. 19th – Aug. 25th while the courts are resurfaced.


Club Party 5/31, Court Reservations, Other Important Announcements

May 13, 2018

Club Party – May 31st

Please join us for GRAND SLAM 2018, our 2nd Annual Summer Celebration on Thursday, May 31st at the club starting at 6pm.  We will be “serving” beer & wine and food from the four Slams.  You’ll also “love” the live music by Rob Montone & Jordan Rose.  It would be “aces” if you could attend – last year’s party was a big “smash!”  RSVP here by May 25th.

Court Reservations

Please use the new online reservation system for ALL court reservations.  If you haven’t registered, go to https://www.yourcourts.com and login with your email address and “quakeraurora” as your initial password (no quotes).  Then you can change your password and confirm your profile details, especially being sure your cell phone is in the correct field.  Those in charge of leagues are designated as captains so you can cancel them when not playing.

Important Announcements

  • Guests are only allowed five visits in total, regardless of who signs them in.  Also, children under 17 may not use any of the club facilities unless accompanied by an adult.
  • We are now accepting new members so please encourage frequent visitors and other prospective members to fill out the member application that is posted on our website here.
  • All leagues end on the day before Memorial Day (5/27) and resume on the day after Labor Day (9/4).
  • Furnace switch:  during the summer, please turn the fan off when leaving; during the winter, it has to be left on.
  • The courts will be closed from time to time this summer for some major projects, the most significant of which will be resurfacing the courts.  These closures will be reflected on our online reservation calendar.
  • Prior to that project, we will have a club work day and will expect a good turnout to prepare and do some other projects around the club.
  • We will have at least one open board seat this fall, so if you are interested in helping the board keep the club running, please contact Mitch Stenger.
  • Our next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30pm.  All members are welcome.

New Online Reservation System

April 13, 2018

You can make your own court reservations now for slots starting April 19th.  Please follow these steps to start using the system:

  • Go to the https://www.yourcourts.com site and click the Login link at the top of the page or you can go directly to the login page by bookmarking the URL address https://www.yourcourts.com/yourcourts/security/index.
  • Enter your email address and “quakeraurora” as your initial password (no quotes)
  • Change your password and confirm your profile details, especially getting your cell phone in the correct field.
  • Start using YourCourts for your reservations starting April 19th.
  • You’ll be able to make one reservation per day for up to two-hours and one week in advance (down to the hour).  So right now reservations can be made up until 1pm on 4/19.
  • You can have up to three active reservations in advance.
  • You can still use the answering service if you prefer or are having troubles with the system.
  • See the user’s guide here for more info using the system (please note that we will not be using all features).
  • Those in charge of reserved groups (leagues) are designated as captains for those reservations so you can cancel them when not playing.  When making personal reservations, don’t use the “Choose a Team” option.

Enjoy the new convenience of making your own reservations!


Important Court Reservation Info

March 15, 2018

Court Reservations/Answering Service

We are testing an online court reservation service that will allow you to make your own reservations!  We can set up rules to keep it fair for all members such as:

  • Our two-hour and one week in advance limits and,
  • By limiting the number of reservations a member can make to one per day and to three active reservations in advance.

Until it is implemented:

  • Do not call the answering service for reservations during their peak call periods of 8:00-8:30am, 12:00-1:15pm and 4:30-6:00pm or you will likely encounter a delay.
  • Also, please take the time to check the schedule on our website for available slots before calling and,
  • Please limit your calls to one reservation at a time.

Welcome New Members!

Please welcome these new members:

  • Mark Halter
  • Martha Mathewson
  • Douglas McFarland
  • The family of Igor Palavestra & Maja Palavestra

Mark your Calendars

  • The next board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 7pm.  All members are welcome.
  • The 2nd Annual Summer Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, May 31st at the club starting at 6pm.  Last year we had a lot of fun with great food, drink and entertainment so don’t miss it!

PLEASE…

The club belongs to all of us and we all need to pitch in.…so please pick up after yourself, especially paper cups, dishes and stray tennis balls (including those behind the backdrops after practicing).


Important updates for the new year

December 19, 2017
Best Wishes for the Holidays and Happy New Year
The holiday season is a great time to enjoy the club with family and friends.  During this time we expect more reservations than usual so, if your group is not using a reserved slot, please remember to cancel it so other members can play during that time.  Also, please remember to sign yourself in and your guests.  Don’t forget that you can review court availability on our website on this page.

Board of Directors Election Results
Congratulations to Lynn Martin who has been elected to the Board of Directors.  She joins Fred Bristol and Tom Siener who were re-elected.  Every year the terms of three seats expire, so if you have been a member for two years and are interested in helping the board keep the club running, please contact the chair of our nominating committee Mitch Stenger.

New Member
Christine Gray Tinnesz has upgraded to a family membership.  Please welcome her husband Dylan.

Parking
Please park your car away from the building during the winter months to avoid snow and ice that might fall from the roof.

Playing Time
If you would like to have more group playing time, please check out the current groups on the Master Reserved Schedule and contact the appropriate coordinator so you can be included in their future schedules, put on a waiting list and/or listed as a sub.

Membership Recruitment
While we have a very vibrant membership, we are always on the lookout for new members.  Since word of mouth is the best way to recruit new members, we will soon be posting our membership application on the website so you can share it with potential members.  As always, please refer potential members to Elaine Idzik or Flo Vach.

Lost and Found
Coats and other clothes that have been left at the club for a long period of time have been removed and will be donated if not claimed by the end of the year.  Please reply to this email if you have left something that has been removed.  This process will be repeated on a regular basis so please don’t leave your personal belongings at the club.

Reservation Tips
For the best service, please avoid calling the answering service during their high-volume times between 8:00-8:30am and 4:00-6:00pm Mon-Fri.  Also, please remember that we have a two-hour limit on reservations.

Facility Improvements
Some of the capital improvements we are considering include resurfacing the courts, improving the summer ventilation, installing exterior spacers along the parking lot and muffling the furnace.  An annual member work day will be scheduled this spring to tackle smaller projects and do deep cleaning.

Furnace Switch
If you turn the furnace off, please remember to turn the switch back to the winter position so the next group is comfortable.

Mark your Calendars
The 2nd Annual Summer Celebration is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 31st at the club starting at 6pm.  Last year we had a lot of fun with great food, drink and entertainment so don’t miss it!