IT WAS AN ALL DAY RALLY THAT ENDED UP WITH A WIN FOR LILLY
Event organizer Janet Morrison opened the courts early in fog shrouded darkness on a perfect Almonte fall day. Honking geese heading to the fields heralded the arrival of our stalwart morning ladies’ group, who played some great matches against gusty winds.
afternoon brought out a mix of players. Seasoned ATC members, players that have
been absent from the game for awhile and others who have never held a tennis racquet
nor played a game. Great fun was had by all and it is hoped that these
non-members will consider joining our tennis community next season.
After dark the courts filled with a team of 15-year-old MTK hockey players who were not only fashionable but also good sports and contributors to the cause.
, her brother Braxton and her mom Jodi came out around 4:30 pm. Lilly was
full of energy and enthusiasm to try tennis. She and Braxton rallied for
a bit and tried out the practice wall. Although Lilly found it a bit
frustrating at times, she stuck to the challenge, as seems to be her nature,
and had some fun, especially aiming at her brother! I think they
will take us up on our offer to come out in the spring and have some fun and
more time to learn this great game. It might be a nice activity for the
mother expressed her sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the Rally
for Lilly. She is amazed at how the community has supported them on their
amount raised was $700.
thanks to the Leroux family who went far afield to obtain donations, and to
Lynda for her efforts encouraging players to attend.
a perfect way to celebrate the end of a winning season; the nets come down
We are half-way through the full day of Rally for Lilly. Details of Lilly’s challenge with cancer are outlined within this site. The morning session was attended by tennis die-hards eager to finish the tennis season with an added worthy cause. You Can help as well.
The weather is beautiful and the wind has subsided. Let’s get out this afternoon and evening to play a few games.
A reminder: the courts are fully booked from 6-7:30 pm, but Janet will be on the courts until lights-out at 9:45.
Can’t play? Drop in and say hello. A great evening for a walk. Come and see the action of your friends and community members.
In continued spirit, please consider coming out to the courts on Tuesday October 29th to support Lilly McComb and enjoy some end-of-season tennis. Nets will come down on October 31st.
If you want to ensure you have courts reserved, email Janet Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org. See details on poster.
Otherwise, just come on out and help fill the courts will rallies and games that day! We hope there will be some classes and other groups coming out to join in as well.
Janet will be there all day and if people wish to continue under the lights and crisp air until later, we will play on!
Members and non-members welcome. Great chance to bring out some friends and family as guests, with the proceeds going toward this great cause. Please feel free to share the poster with anyone you think might enjoy coming out.
Donations will go in empty ball cans strapped to the fence until the end of the day, so if you have any extra ball cans, please bring them along.
Thank you for coming out to participate and for helping to spread the word and tennis joy!Any questions, email Janet at email@example.com.
During the past week, several morning pick-up games have been held at the courts, with up to 8 participants attending.
One might hesitate at leaving for the courts with the early morning temperature hovering around 6C, but the sun is warm and the temperatures rise quickly between 9 and Noon.
There is no better way to spend a morning of tennis than under clear blue and sunny skies, surrounded by the changing fall colours of the trees and the sounds of flocks of geese migrating from the river to newly harvested grain fields.
Soon the season will close. The town has set the date as October 30th!
Between now and then, the weather forecast predicts several sunny days with above average temperatures.
Take advantage of these days, you will be glad that you did.