Past Tournaments at the KTC
Junior Singles – September 1, 2018
Our Junior Tournament was held on Saturday, September 1st of the Labour Day weekend. It consisted of a competitive division for children aged 11-17 and fun court games for the younger children aged 6-10. Congratulations to our 2018 Junior champion, Roger Ambrose, who triumphed over Rajan Laird in a closely contested pro set, 6-4. Ashwin Laird won the B draw, playing against opponent Alastair Graham.
Thank you to our volunteers and camp staff for contributing to the successful event: tournament director Sam Faris, assistant Hugh Geiger, Gill Turnbull, Viki Andrevska, Bob Goddard, Nerissa Mulligan, Paula Loh, Katie Drover and Tristan O’Brien.
Winners of the A and B draw received a Head tennis bag courtesy of Sport Chek. All participants received a Sport Chek $10 gift coupon and swag from ParticipACTION, the OTA, and the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament.
Men’s & Women’s Singles – August 17-19, 2018
The singles Club Championship saw 27 men and 18 women participate this year. Renee Austin won against Maria Constandinou in the women's final, while Michael Stych took the title against Jeff Neasmith in the men's final. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to tournament director, Sam Faris, for another successful tournament.
Men's & Women's Doubles - July 20 - 22, 2018
The club held a successful Doubles Tournament with 18 teams on the men's side and 17 teams on the women's. The BBQ on Saturday night was attended by almost 60 people!
Thank you to all the helpers and volunteers: Lorna Sim, Julie Hoffarth, Brenda Duffy, Maria Boston, Joan Carstairs, Hugh Geiger, Maria Boston, John Corrigan and Tracey Corrigan for their help in setting out food, clearing up, BBQ'ing, bringing dessert, and helping with the music!
Women's Winners: Paige Ready & Lesley Furter
Finalists: Renee Austin & Maria Constandinou
Men's Winners: Michael Stych & John Berkok
Finalists: Len Guttenberger & Jason Taylor
Congratulations to all the players!
Mixed Doubles - June 15 - 17, 2018
This weekend we had a record-breaking 29 teams playing in our Mixed Doubles Tournament. Thanks to Sam Faris for organizing the event and to Julie Hoffarth, Peta Bailey and Lorna Sim for serving a great meal on the deck. In a hard-fought final, Paula Loh and Michael Stych defeated Paige Ready and Sam Faris, 6-4, 7-5. Congratulations to all participants and thanks for making the tournament a fun weekend of tennis!
Junior Singles – September 2, 2017
Our Junior Club Championship was held on the Saturday of the Labour Day weekend. The champion was Callum McDonald who triumphed over Arjun Devnani and the consolation winner was Ben Compeau who came out on top against Rajan Laird. Thank you to Emmett Brundage who successfully ran the activities for the younger kids, who all had a great time.
Men’s & Women’s Singles – August 18-20, 2017
The singles Club Championship saw 26 men and 18 women participating this year. In the men's final Michael Stych took the title against Sam Faris 6-1, 6-2 and in the women's final Paige Ready was victorious against Chloe Wilson 6-3, 6-3. In the men's consolation our B, C and D winners were Bud Nelson, Jean Cote and Hershel Devnani respectively. In the women's B, C and D consolation our winners were Jocelyn Purdie, Lisa Coates and Lisa Chaudhry. Also a big thanks to Peta Bailey for coordinating the BBQ!
Men's & Women's Doubles - July 21 - 23, 2017
The Doubles club championships had 16 men's teams and 13 women's teams competing this year - a great turnout with lots of new faces. In our B consolation finals we had two tight three setters, with Bud Nelson and Martin Arh taking the match 6-1, 6-7(0), 6-3 over Taco Meuter and Igor Kozin in the Men's draw, and the B consolation winners for the Women were Flame Eadie and Gill Turnbull who were successful against Paula Loh and Elizabeth Huculak 5-7, 6-4, 6-1. In our Women's A final Chloe Wilson and Claire Tremblay came from a set down and won 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 over Renee Austin and Maria Constandinou. In the Men's A final last year's champs Michael Stych and Isaac Jones defended their title against Sam Faris and Emile Flavin by a score of 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Mixed Doubles - June 16 - 18, 2017
Our club’s Mixed Doubles tournament had sunny days throughout the weekend and all matches were completed on schedule. The Sunday afternoon final had Michael Stych & Paula Loh paired against Martin Arh & Lesley Furter for an exciting match. Various factors contributed to make the match challenging: wind, broken strings on Michael’s second racquet (the first one broke at the beginning of the semi-final), alternate court placement orchestrated by Martin, and added drama when Martin took a tumble and rolled on the court after deflecting a surprise volley. Michael & Paula held steady for a two-set win, 6-4, 7-5, for the second year in a row.
Junior Singles – September 3, 2016
Our Junior Tournament took place on the Saturday of the Labour Day weekend. The tournament saw over 20 participants enjoy a sunny day of tennis, food, and prizes. Our camp instructors, Erik and Kiko, ran tennis activities for the younger group of those 6-10 years old, while a seven player tournament took place amongst the older group of those 11-17 years old. The tournament was hotly contested, with countless long rallies and several tie-break pro sets. In the final, Emmett Brundage took home the championship, beating a resolute Josh Haberer 8-6. All participants found a handful of new hitting partners and seemed to enjoy the taste of competitive tennis.
Men’s & Women’s Singles – August 12-14, 2016
28 men and 16 women entered this year’s Singles Tournaments. The Men's champion for 2016 is Michael Stych (finalist Jeff Neasmith), with a score of 6-1, 6-4. This gives Michael a clean sweep of all the KTC tournaments this season, having already won the Mixed Doubles title (with Paula Loh) and Men's Doubles title (with Isaac Jones). The Women's champion for 2016 is Chloe Wilson (finalist France Couture), tallying 6-4, 6-3 in their match. Chloe also won the Women's Doubles title (with Claire Tremblay) this year.
Despite experiencing drought conditions for most of this summer, rain fell overnight on Friday and off and on throughout the Saturday of the Singles tournament weekend. The courts were dried off several times, only to be soaked by another rain shower. Some matches were completed on Saturday afternoon, while others were interrupted twice by rain and were finished on Sunday morning. The weather challenges threatened to continue for the Saturday evening BBQ, but the rain stopped and a rainbow came out at 6:00pm, just in time for our BBQ chefs to cook without umbrellas. Most matches were completed on Sunday, leaving the finals for each division to be played throughout the following week.
Men's & Women's Doubles - July 15 - 17, 2016
Our Men's & Women's Doubles tournaments took place on the weekend, with 14 Men's teams and 10 Women's teams participating. The Women's field was open, as the champions from the past two years were unavailable to defend the title this year and there were several new teams formed. The final saw Chloe Wilson & Claire Tremblay paired against Judy Karpinsky & Kim Mackinder. Unfortunately, Judy & Kim could not come up with the goods when it counted and the match went quickly to Chloe & Claire, 6-3, 6-0.
The Men's final was hard fought over three sets by Michael Stych & Isaac Jones vs Joe Willemsen & Danny Purdon and had drama and entertainment both on and off the court. There was fun in the stands with former steward and now-avid tennis player Asia Zolnierczyk imitating a tennis groupie by bringing a home-made sign, "I 'Heart' Isaac", to cheer on her player. Michael & Isaac won the first set 6-3, but then Joe & Danny rallied back to win the second set 6-4. During this set, Isaac unexpectedly left the court midway through a game for a comfort break. The third set saw the opponents' serve broken and Michael & Isaac went up a break. A few games into the set, Isaac had to leave the court again. This time we learned that he had been vomiting during his absence. At that point we didn't know if he'd (a) make it through the match, and (b) hold his serve. He did both. In a bid to save the match, Joe implemented some entertaining shenanigans, effectively catching the opponents off guard when he served up several ultra-soft first serves. It wasn't enough, however, and Michael & Isaac were able to break for a second time, winning the third set 6-3.
Mixed Doubles - June 17 - 19, 2016
We had perfect weather for the 21 teams of all ages that participated in the competition. The field was open this year, with last year's winners forming new partnerships for the tournament. Members of the Ready/Kerby family were seen playing against each other in two matches, having formed three different teams. The finals saw Michael Stych & Paula Loh paired against Danny Purdon & Lesley Furter. After an initial setback of 0-3 down in the first set, Michael & Paula came back to win the set, and went on to win the match 7-5, 6-3.
Junior Singles - Saturday, September 5, 2015
We had a hot & sunny day for our Junior Tournament, held on Saturday, September 5 of the Labour Day weekend. Fourteen juniors participated in the 6-10 age group's mini-court games, led by Sam Faris and assisted by Lucas Eckert and John Sylvester. The adults on the deck found the Caterpillar game fun to watch! A further fourteen juniors were in the 11-17 age group's competitive division. The champion for 2015 is Leyton Basiren, triumphing over Nick Badolato to win the 8-game pro set.
Men's & Women's Singles - August 21 - 23, 2015
We had a sunny tournament weekend for the 35 men and 13 women who competed in our club championships. Judy Karpinsky was the winner on the Women's side (finalist Chloe Wilson), and Jeff Neasmith won the Men's side (finalist Michael Stych).
Men's & Women's Doubles - July 17 - 19, 2015
We had a great turnout for our Doubles Tournaments held this past weekend - 14 Women's teams and 16 Men's teams competed on Saturday & Sunday (play on Friday was rained out). Paige Ready & Lesley Furter were the champions on the Women's side, defeating Judy Karpinsky & Claire Tremblay in two sets. On the Men's side, a lengthy three-hour battle took place in the three-set final between Sam Faris & Emile Flavin and Joe Willemson & Danny Purdon. The first two sets went to tie-breakers, with Sam & Emile triumphing in the third set, 6-4.
Mixed Doubles - June 12 - 14, 2015
Despite the rainout of all Friday matches, our Mixed Doubles tournament ran successfully over the rest of the weekend and saw 20 teams come out to compete in a friendly environment. Congratulations go to our winners, Sam Faris & Paige Ready, who played an exciting 3-set match against finalists, Danny Purdon & Lesley Furter.
Our junior tournament was held on September 6, 2014. Congratulations go to Gena Huang, our 2014 Junior Singles Champion, and to Finalist Jack Lott. They played a pro set to 8-5, with many excellent rallies that kept spectators entertained and applauding.
It was a lot of fun, watching so many juniors playing their matches. It was the first time that many of them had played in a tournament and there were some first-round jitters for those in the competitive division (ages 11-17), but the players quickly settled down and enjoyed their matches. There were even perks that the adult tournaments don't receive, such as John Sylvester being a ball boy while supervising his games, which the players quickly got used to! One of the younger round robin players (ages 6-10) exhibited his juggling skills learned at summer tennis camp, bouncing the ball several times on his racquet before hitting it back to his opponent. Cathy Jarvis was supervising that game and had to remind him that only one bounce is allowed before hitting it back. "Oh, I keep forgetting ... ", was his serious response.
Men's & Women's Singles
We had yet another enthusiastic turnout for our Singles tournament held on the weekend of August 15-17, 2014, with 30 men, 18 women, and 4 entries in the 55+ division. Congratulations to our 2014 champions: Jeff Neasmith (Sam Faris, finalist), Judy Karpinsky (Paige Ready, finalist), and Tom Thayer (55+ division). The wet weather on Saturday threw the delicately-balanced schedule out of whack - it's not easy planning 3+ games for 52 people over one weekend but most matches were completed by Sunday evening.
Men's & Women's Doubles
Our Men's and Women's Doubles tournament took place on the weekend of July 11-13, 2014 with the final matches played on Sunday evening due to rain earlier in the day. Our 2014 winners of the Men's Doubles are the father-son team of Jeff Neasmith & Neil Neasmith (finalists were Sam Faris & Emile Flavin), and the winners of the Women's Doubles are Paige Ready & Lesley Furter (finalists were Christine Scott & Caroline Davies). Congratulations to all!
This year saw the highest turnout in recent memory with 15 teams on the Men's side and 11 teams on the Women's side, and close to 50 tournament participants and guests enjoying the socializing at the Saturday evening BBQ. Thank you to the many participants and behind-the-scene organizers for another great tournament weekend!
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Mixed Doubles Championship on the June 13-15 weekend.
Our Mixed Doubles tournament successfully dodged the rain that book-ended the tournament weekend and saw 22 teams come out to compete in a friendly environment. Congratulations go to our winners, Sam Faris & Paige Ready, and to our finalists, Len Guttenberger & Judy Karpinsky. Thank you to the many participants and organizers for a great tournament!
Men's & Women's Singles
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Men's and Women's Singles Championship on the August 16-18 weekend.
The weather gods smiled upon us and provided pleasant conditions for the club's 2013 Singles Tournament. Twenty competitors entered the Men's Singles, ten entered the Women's Singles, and there were six entries for the Men's Over-55 Round Robin which was played to a pro set of ten games. Participants' ages ranged from 16 to 85 years young, with some players having only picked up the sport in the past year. Valuable experience was gained by all, while having fun both on and off the courts.
Now in her eleventh year as a member at the club, Lesley Furter won her first Women's Singles title (6-4, 6-4) against last year's finalist and previous champion, France Couture. Jeff Neasmith returned to the championships this year to reclaim his title of 2010, defeating James Nearing in the Men's Singles (6-3, 7-6(4)). Jim Muzzin won the Men's Over-55 Round Robin in the final match against Graham Lord (7-1 (retired)).
Men's & Women's Doubles
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Men's and Women's Doubles Championship on the July 12-14 weekend.
This year's Men's Doubles tournament was well-attended, with 11 teams participating. The Women's Doubles tournament had a roster of only 6 teams, partially due to injuries and conflicts with scheduled holidays. All ages were represented, with pairings including the father-son team of Jean and Philippe Côté, and high school tennis coach David Stocks partnered with teenager Emil Flavin. Special commendation goes to our club steward, Asia Zolnierczyk, who took up tennis only this summer and entered the tournament with partner, Isabelle Côté.
In the finals, Judy Karpinsky and Claire Tremblay rallied from a 5-1 opening-set deficit to win the Women's Doubles title, beating Lesley Furter and Christine Scott in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2.
Sam Faris and James Nearing won their second Men's Doubles championship, defeating Martin Arh and Dan Purdon in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6(3). It was the third consecutive Doubles title for James, who won with his brother, Andrew, last year.
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Mixed Doubles Championship on the June 14-16 weekend.
This year's tournament was well-attended, with 18 teams of all ages and skill levels participating. Favourable weather on the Friday evening and Saturday of the tournament enabled all preliminary matches to be played, with rain on the Sunday causing the final matches of each flight to be rescheduled. A sunny Tuesday saw the three-set final won in the tie-breaker by Danny Purdon and Lesley Furter in a tight match against Len Guttenberger and Judy Karpinsky. Memorable moments included the deflection of a potentially-damaging volley by the third ball in Len's pocket, and the changeup to Australian formation by Danny and Lesley for a point in the tie-breaker designed to confuse the returner, with Lesley positioned in front of Danny as he served. Thank you to our tournament organizer, steward Jennifer Karmally, for a job well-done.
Mixed Doubles - Larischa de Wet & Michael Stych
(Finalists: Sam Faris & Paige Ready)
Women's Doubles - Ginette Blais & Kathy Lawton
(Finalists: Caroline Davies & Clare Gordon)
Men's Doubles - Andrew Nearing & James Nearing
(Finalists: Bud Nelson & Michael Stych)
Women's Singles - Paige Ready (Finalist: France Couture)
Men's Singles - Michael Stych (Finalist: Sam Faris)
Mixed Doubles - Larischa DeWet & Michael Stych
(Finalists: Danie & Erika De Wet)
Women's Doubles - Clare Gordon & Barb Lett
(Finalists: Caroline Davies & Sarah Barry)
Men's Doubles – Sam Faris & James Nearing
(Finalists: Lawrence Choy & Martin Arh)
Women's Singles – France Couture
(Finalist: Paige Ready)
Men's Singles – Michael Stych
(Finalist: Max Corrigan)
Over 55 Open Singles – Luis Saez (round-robin)
Men's & Women's Singles
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Men's and Women's Singles Championship on the August 20-22 weekend, rain-delayed and spread out ultimately to the evening of August 2, when the final championship match --the hard-fought women's final-- lasted almost three hours, with Ana Johnson taking the Women's title by outlasting Lisa Coates 6-7, 7-5, 6-2.
Johnson joins Jeff Neasmith who, in a thrilling match the afternoon of Saturday August 28, edged Michael Stych 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 to win the Men's trophy.
In the over 55 category, Gill Turnbull emerged the champion by defeating Mark Ready in a pro set 8-2.
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Mixed Doubles Championship on the June 18-20 weekend. This year the trophy winners were Jennifer Williams and David Corrigan, who defeated Larischa De Wet and Michael Stych in two tight sets, 6-4 and 7-5, in the A draw.
Defending champions Lisa Coates and David Stocks, in the hardest-fought match of the day, that took a third-set tie break to decide, beat Willa Henry and Craig (Bud) Nelson 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (3) in the B (Consolation A) draw.
'C' Winners were Erling Armson and Gill Turnbull, who beat Mike Byrne and Lisa Boulay, and in the 'D' category, Tom and Alma Thayer beat Lynne Hanson and Allan Manson.
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Junior Club Championship on the September 18-20 weekend. Blair MacKenzie won the Boys' event beating Russell Robinson-Grant, while Larischa De Wet was victorious over Gillian Bennett in the Girls' finals.
Thanks to Don Napier for his organization of the Championship, and the summer's weekly junior round robin events.
Men's & Women's Singles
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Men's and Women's Singles Championship on the August 14-16 weekend. In the Men's event, John Berkok didn't drop a set all weekend on his way to the championship. He beat Bud Nelson 7-5, 6-1 in the final. Two newcomers to the club, Mark Venditti and Jason Dale competed for the consolation title, which Mark won 6-4, 6-0.
On the Women's side, Chloe Wilson took the trophy by overcoming Mariana Silva 6-4, 6-1. And in the most competitive match of the day, Gill Turnbull battled to a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Lesley Furter in the women's consolation.
Men's & Women's Doubles
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Men's and Women's Doubles Championship on the July 17-19 weekend. In the Men's Final, Igor Kozin and Daniel de Wet beat Ben Lewis and 2009 mixed-doubles winner John Berkok 7-5, 6-4, while 2009 mixed doubles runner-up Lisa Coates with partner Mary Reid came in first in the Women's Final, besting Christine Scott and Lesley Furter in a 6-3, 6-3 match.
The Kingston Tennis Club held its annual Mixed Doubles Championship on the June 19-21 weekend. Out of a strong field of 13 teams, Judy Liwanpo and John Berkok emerged victorious by defeating Lisa Coates and David Stocks 6-0, 6-4.
Consolation winners were Gill Turnbull and Jim Martin, who persevered over Anees Karmally and Elena Personova in three sets: 6-0, 4-6, 7-5.
The 2008 Men's Doubles final was contested by Lawrence Choy/Martin Arh and Ben Lewis/Terry Kelly, who eventually prevailed in a tight 3.5 hour three-set match: 7-5, 6-7 (11-9), 6-2.
Men's & Women's Singles
Women's Singles Championship 2007: Ana Johnson, winner, and finalist Lisa Coates
Men's Singles Championship 2007: Ritesh Acharya, winner, and finalist Ben Lewis
Men's & Women's Doubles
Women's Doubles Champions 2007: Lisa Coates & Mary Reid, finalists Rebecca Albert & Gillian Turnbull
Men's Doubles Champions 2007: Ritesh Acharya & John Berkok, finalists Lawrence Choy and Martin Arh