IT'S DUES TIME

We’ve had some warm weather to get us excited for summer, so now it’s time to pay dues and get ready for another tennis and pool season. Dues payments are due no later than March 29. Please go to the Kanawha web site (www.krarva.org) to access the DUES STATEMENT. On the left side of the home page, click on MEMBERSHIP, then click on Membership Information. On that page is the link for the DUES STATEMENT. Please download the statement and mail it to the Kanawha mailing address (KRA, PO Box 29656, Henrico, VA. 23242). Everyone needs to send in the first page. You need to send in the second page only if your family is not listed in the 2018 directory or if your listing needs to be corrected.

This year you have 3 options of methods to pay your dues. You may mail a check with your statement, you may pay by electronic check, or you may pay online. If you choose to pay online, please be aware that there will be a service charge. In order to pay online, please click on ONLINE PAYMENTS on the left side of the home page of www.krarva.org. Please be sure to indicate on your Dues Statement which method of payment you are using.

Dues fees this year are the same as they have been for the past few years. The fee for each family is $725.00. If you qualify for senior dues, meaning one person in the household is 60 or older, the fee is $475.00. If you are already an honorary member, please send in the Dues Statement and make a note on it that you are already an honorary member. If you believe you now qualify for honorary member status, please contact Deborah Proffitt at info@krarva.org.

More than a few days of tennis weather will be here very soon, and the pool will be opening in a mere 15 weeks!

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 EMPLOYMENT ARE DUE FEBRUARY 1!

There may be snow on the ground, but summer will be here before we know it. For anyone who wants to apply for a job at KRA as either a lifeguard, gatekeeper, or groundskeeper, those applications are DUE ON FEBRUARY 1. You may go to the KRA web site, www.krarva.org, and click on ABOUT US, then click on EMPLOYMENT to find the information about these 3 positions and to download the application. There are directions on the application for submitting it. We are looking forward to another fun and safe summer at Kanawha.

Adult Tennis Opportunity - World Team Tennis

Below is some information about World Team Tennis. It was just sent to us, but it is taking place very soon. There are some opening.

2018 Winter Kickoff Event!


3.0 & 3.5 Divisions ~ November 30 - December 2

4.0 & 4.5 Divisions ~ December 14 - 16

Every level will have a maximums of 4 teams, each playing 3 matches.

Format:

World TeamTennis rounds consist of 6 sets, which includes Men’s & Women’s Doubles, Singles, and two lines of Mixed Doubles, with an overtime period if necessary.

Time:

Draws & Start times will be published November 27 and December 11, respectively.

Where:

VCU (3.0 & 3.5 Divisions) ~ ACAC (4.0 & 4.5 Divisions)

Cost Per Person:

$40 includes 3 Matches, Music, Party Food & Drinks on Saturday night, and an award for the winning team of each division.

Winning teams are also eligible to compete in Natioinal Qualifiers.

To register, please contact Rob Johnston at rob@virginiatennis.org or call 804-240- 5382.

ANNUAL MEETING THIS TUESDAY

All KRA members are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30, in the Adult Assembly Room at River Road Church, Baptist. The room is just to the right of the entrance from the parking lot. Come hear all about happenings at Kanawha and find out what the plans for the future are. Elections for the Board of Directors will take place.

REMINDER - ANNUAL MEETING ON OCTOBER 30

ANNUAL MEETING -10/30, 7:30

All Kanawha members are invited to the Annual Meeting of the membership on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30PM. The meeting will be held at River Road Church, Baptist, in the Adult Assembly Room, which is just inside the entrance off the parking lot. Come to hear about status of Kanawha activities, planned future activities, and what big projects are being planned in the future at Kanawha. Also, new members of the board of directors will be elected. Catch up with your Kanawha friends, and find out what new projects are being discussed.

SAVE THE DATE - 10/30/18, 7:30M

ANNUAL MEETING

Plan to attend the Annual Meeting of the KRA Membership on Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30PM, in the Adult Assembly Room at River Road Church, Baptist. Come to elect new members of the board of directors, hear about all the activities at Kanawha, get an update on the association finances, and talk about future plans. All Kanawha members are invited and encouraged to attend.

Enter the church from the parking lot, and the classroom will be on that level on your right. Get together with your Kanawha friends one more time before winter sets in.

KRA WEB SITE WORKING AGAIN

Early Sunday morning, 9/23/18, we discovered that the KRA web site (www.krarva.org) was not working. We contacted our web master, and the problem was fixed by early Monday morning, 9/24. We apologize for the inconvenience. Hopefully this will not happen again, at least not anytime soon, but if you have difficulties with the web site, please contact Martha Hodges (martha.b.hodges@gmail.com) as soon as possible so that the problem can be investigated. Thank you.

YOUTH TENNIS TEAMS

Youth Tennis Team Registration has begun for Fall 8U & 10U and 12-18U !


*   Teams may begin registering today by emailing the league coordinator Lila LaCroix at U8andU10JTT@gmail.com  

*   Individual Kanawha Players may request placement on a team here https://goo.gl/forms/mRBsKKI9e1WylXOk2  

Teams are formed based on player interest and the availability of a Team Parent Volunteer. 


TEAMS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 PLAYERS (any combination of boys/girls) BY September 14th.  

8U & 10U Teams will ALL begin match play on Saturday, September 29th and play on Saturday afternoons.  

12-18U Teams will begin match play on Sunday, September 23rd and play on Sunday afternoons.  

For 8U, we offer a Red Ball League for any child who can hit two consecutive balls.  Each court has a court monitor and prizes and lollipops are awarded.  Players MAY be older than 8 years of age.   All matches are held at KRA.

For 10U, we offer Orange Ball Beginner, Orange Ball Intermediate and Green Dot divisions.  Players must still be age 10 on December 31st, 2018 to play in the 10U Division.  

QUESTIONS?  email U8andU10JTT@gmail.com or text 804-334-6160  

LEAGUE WEBSITE:  http://www.richmondtennis.org/10-and-under-tennis/jtt/

FAQ's-  JTT is an EXCEPTION to the Youth Progression system.  As long as your child remains in 10U, they can play Green Dot ball; even if they have not cleared the Orange Ball levels!  This is a great way to get experience before trying Green Dot Tournaments. 

FALL JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS

Kanawha Junior Tennis

Fall 2018

Week of September 17th-Week of October 22nd

6-week session

To Sign Up Please Email Leslie Upson at lecook2003@hotmail.com or Lila LaCroix at lila.lacroix@gmail.com

                                    

Mondays

 

Tiny Tots: Leslie Upson

12:00-12:30 pm

Cost: $60 member/$80 non-member

Toddlers and Tennis is a great clinic to get your child introduced to the sport of tennis. Our pros will teach your child the basic, age-appropriate skills of tennis. We also have activities planned to help build hand-eye coordination, balance, and focus! The clinic is for children ages 5 and under.

Recommended racquet size: 19”-21’’

 

 

Tuesdays

 

Tiny Tots: Leslie Upson

12:00-12:30 pm

Cost: $60 member/$80 non-member

Toddlers and Tennis is a great clinic to get your child introduced to the sport of tennis. Our pros will teach your child the basic, age-appropriate skills of tennis. We also have activities planned to help build hand-eye coordination, balance, and focus! The clinic is for children ages 5 and under.

Recommended racquet size: 19”-21’’

 

 

Wednesdays

 

Tiny Tots: Lila LaCroix

12:30-1:00 pm

Cost: $60 member/$80 non-member

Toddlers and Tennis is a great clinic to get your child introduced to the sport of tennis. Our pros will teach your child the basic, age-appropriate skills of tennis. We also have activities planned to help build hand-eye coordination, balance, and focus! The clinic is for children ages 5 and under.

Recommended racquet size: 19”-21’’

 

 

Beginner Red Ball: Lila LaCroix

3:15-4:00 pm

Cost: $80 member/$95 non-member

Our beginner red ball clinic is played on a 36′ Court “short court” with foam/red balls. This is an introduction to tennis for 4-7 year olds. The clinic will focus on hand-eye coordination, agility, gross motor skills, and developing all the tennis strokes. This is a great way to learn the game of tennis while having fun!

Recommended racquet size: 19”-23”

 

 

Advanced Red Ball: Lila LaCroix

4:00 pm-4:45 pm

Cost: $80 member/$95 non-member

Our advanced red ball clinic is played on 36’ court with foam/red balls, and is designed for kids age 5-7. Our advanced clinic is for kids who already have the basic understanding of all tennis strokes, and rules. Pros will begin to help players understand how to be consistent, play points, and eventually play full matches.

 

Recommended racquet size: 21”-23”

 

 

Thursdays

 

Advanced Red Ball: Leslie Upson

3:15-4:00 pm

Cost $80 member/ $95 non-member

Our advanced red ball clinic is played on 36’ court with foam/red balls, and is designed for kids age 5-7. Our advanced clinic is for kids who already have the basic understanding of all tennis strokes, and rules. Pros will begin to help players understand how to be consistent, play points, and eventually play full matches.

 

Recommended racquet size: 21”-23’’

 

 

Orange Ball: Leslie Upson

4:00-5:00 pm

Cost: $100 member/$115 non-member

Our orange ball clinic is the 2nd step in the junior tennis progression, and is for kid’s age 8-10. We use a 60′ Court with Orange Balls (slightly less inflated than yellow ball). Players will work to improve their skills and mechanics through variations of both drills, points, and games. Our pros will focus on building consistency and accuracy while also teaching your kids how to “construct” points during match play.

Recommended racquet size: 25”- 26”

 

 

Regular Ball: Leslie Upson

5:00-6:00 pm

Cost: $100 member/$115 non-member

Our regular ball clinic is for all players who have progressed to the yellow ball, and can consistently play on a full court. Our pros have put together lesson plans that will focus on stroke consistency, point play, and movement. Players will be split up based on skill levels.

FALL ADULT TENNIS CLINICS

Tennis clinics for adults will begin the week of September 10-14.  To sign up for a team clinic, players should contact their team captains.  For the other clinics, there are links for signing up on Sign-Up Genius.  The clinics and times are listed below.

Tennis clinics for children and youth will begin the week of September 17-21.  Information on those clinics will come in an email tomorrow.

 

KRA Adult Tennis Schedule Fall 2018

 

Mondays

7:00-8:00 am: Morning Cardio (Monica)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-monday2

 

8:30-10:00 am: B2 Suburban Clinic

10:00-11:30 am: B5 Suburban Clinic

 

Tuesdays

 8:30-10:00 am: C2 Suburban Clinic

10:00-11:30 am: C3 Suburban Clinic

 

Wednesdays

9:30-11:00 am: Open clinic (Monica)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-open2

 

9:30-10:30 am: Beginners Clinic (Leslie)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-beginners

 

10:30-11:30 am: Singles clinic (Leslie)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-singles2

 

Thursdays

8:30-10:00 am: Open A Clinic (Monica)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-open3

 

10:00-11:30 am: Beginner Clinic (Monica)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-beginner

 

Fridays

 

7:00-8:00 am: Morning Cardio (Monica)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-friday2

 

9:00-10:30 am: Open Clinic (Monica)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-open5

 

9:30-11:00 am-Open Clinic (Leslie)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-open6

SEPTEMBER SWIMMERS

The plan for lap swimming during the month of September in our new lap pool has been approved!  We will begin on Tuesday, September 4, and that pool will close on Sunday, September 30.  This swim-at-your-own-risk opportunity is for ADULTS ONLY (age 21 and over), because there will not be a lifeguard on duty.  The pool will be set up for lap swimming only—this is not for recreational swimming.  

 

The hours are as follows:

         Monday, Wednesday, Friday     5:30AM-noon and 4:PM-7:PM

        Tuesday, Thursday                    5:30AM-2:PM and 4:PM-7:PM

        Saturday, Sunday                      8:AM-3:PM

 

All swimmers must enter through the gate near the swim shed and basketball court in the field.  It is suggested that you park at the bottom of the parking lot and walk across the field, though there may be times when you will be able to use the gravel road and park at the end of the field near the gate you will use.

 

Each swimmer who participates in this program must:

        -sign a waiver and program rules agreement

        -pay a $50.00 fee (per person)

        -get a key

 

We must have a signed paper copy of the waiver, payment must be by check (to KRA) or in cash, and you must pick up the key in person.  Here are times when you can take care of this:

     Saturday, September 1, 10:AM-8:PM

     Monday, September 3, 10:AM-4:PM

     Tuesday, September 4, 9:AM-6:PM

If none of these times are convenient for you, please contact Martha Hodges.

Youth Tennis Teams

 

Youth Tennis Team Registration has begun for Fall 8U & 10U and 12-18U !


*   Teams may begin registering today by emailing the league coordinator Lila LaCroix at U8andU10JTT@gmail.com  

*   Individual Kanawha Players may request placement on a team here https://goo.gl/forms/mRBsKKI9e1WylXOk2  

Teams are formed based on player interest and the availability of a Team Parent Volunteer. 


TEAMS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 PLAYERS (any combination of boys/girls) BY September 14th.  

8U & 10U Teams will ALL begin match play on Saturday, September 29th and play on Saturday afternoons.  

12-18U Teams will begin match play on Sunday, September 23rd and play on Sunday afternoons.  

For 8U, we offer a Red Ball League for any child who can hit two consecutive balls.  Each court has a court monitor and prizes and lollipops are awarded.  Players MAY be older than 8 years of age.   All matches are held at KRA.

For 10U, we offer Orange Ball Beginner, Orange Ball Intermediate and Green Dot divisions.  Players must still be age 10 on December 31st, 2018 to play in the 10U Division.  

QUESTIONS?  email U8andU10JTT@gmail.com or text 804-334-6160  

LEAGUE WEBSITE:  http://www.richmondtennis.org/10-and-under-tennis/jtt/

FAQ's-  JTT is an EXCEPTION to the Youth Progression system.  As long as your child remains in 10U, they can play Green Dot ball; even if they have not cleared the Orange Ball levels!  This is a great way to get experience before trying Green Dot Tournaments. 

 

LAST WEEK OF SUMMER!

1.  KRA MEN:  Remember to sign up for Men's Meat Night by the afternoon of August 28.  KRA will provide grills, drinks, sides, and corn hole boards.  Men need to bring their own meat.  Guests are welcome.  The fee is $10.00/person.  Sign up online (www.krarva.org) or in the back office.

2.  Remember that the pool hours for the week of August 27-31 are 10:AM-7:PM.  Weekend hours remain the same.  On Labor Day, the pool hours are 10:AM-6:PM.

3.  Please check the Lost and Found before Labor Day.  On September 4, anything that is left will be discarded or donated to charity.

ADULT LAP SWIMMERS

Dear KRA Swimmers!

Are you interested in continuing to swim at KRA in September?  (And during the next membership season, in May as well?)  We'd love to have you join us as we continue to use our fabulous new pool.  So that we can gauge interest and cost, please sign up here!  Depending on the number of folks interested, the cost will be no more than $50 per person for the month of September.  Sign up if you'd like more info, and if you'd like us to count you in!

  • All members must be 21 or older.
  • Swim at your own risk (all participants will sign a waiver).
  • Participants will enter with a key or combo lock and will sign a statement they will not share it.
  • Swim from 5:30-11:am (please let us know if you prefer other times & we can request them).
  • Participants must pay the fee during each year. (September is for the 2018 year;  May/September for 2019 will be paid in the Spring of 2019.)
  • At this time there will be neither coaches nor lifeguards.

More info to come!

Thanks, 
Shannon Reppard (shannonreppard@gmail.com)

 

CALLING ALL KANAWHA MEN!

MEN'S NIGHT

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30

7:PM - 11:PM

$10.00/PERSON

GUESTS WELCOME

 

On Thursday, August 30, the men (age 21 and over) of Kanawha get their night.  Join the guys for drinks, dinner, and a Corn Hole Tournament.  Kanawha will provide smoking hot grills, drinks, sides, and Corn Hole boards/bags.  Bring whatever meat you want to cook, and bring your friends.  Sign up online (www.krarva.org) by August 28.  The price is $10.00/person.

END OF SUMMER ANNOUNCEMENTS

We hope you've had an enjoyable summer at Kanawha.  The summer is winding down, and it's time to turn our attention to school, fall sports, and other fall activities.  Here are some reminders as we approach Labor Day.

1.  The pool hours for August 27 to August 31 will be shorter.  ALL POOLS WILL CLOSE AT 7:PM ON THOSE EVENINGS.  Pool hours on September 1 and 2, will be the usual weekend hours (10-8 on Saturday and 11-8 on Sunday).  On Labor Day, September 3, all pools will be open from 10:AM to 6:PM.

2.  There will be a DJ on Labor Day from noon to 4:PM.  No food events are planned, but you are welcome to bring your own picnics, and the snack bar will be open.

3.  The Lost and Found is very full.  Please check it before 6:PM on September 3.  On September 4, all towels and clothes will be donated to charity.  All other items will be discarded.

4.  Please check the web site regularly during the school year.  There are still many tennis activities throughout those months, and information about those is posted frequently.  Also, please check your email for messages from KRA News so that you can keep up with what's going on at KRA.  We start posting information about swim team, dive team, and other pool activities in the winter.  Remember that dues information is sent out starting in January.

6.  If there are teenagers in your family who might be interested in working at Kanawha next summer as a gatekeeper, groundskeeper, or lifeguard, applications are due no later than February 1.  Information about the requirements for each job and the application form are on the KRA web site (www.krarva.org).

AUTUMN CUP TOURNAMENT

CALLING ALL ADULT TENNIS PLAYERS

AUTUMN CUP TOURNAMENT

OCTOBER 5-7

 

The Autumn Cup is almost upon us again.  The dates for this year's tournament are October 5th to October 7th. This is the 12th year of the tournament and close to 250 players from eight clubs will enjoy competitive tennis over the three day event.  The Autumn Cup is for the recreation clubs (Kanawha, Three Chopt, Ridge Top, Avalon, etc.).  The proceeds support the Richmond Tennis Association in providing tennis instruction and programs to Richmond inner city kids.

It's time to start pulling our team together. This is a doubles tournament for adults, and there are multiple USTA levels (5.0 – 8.0 combined)  across men’s, ladies and mixed doubles giving everyone an opportunity to participate. (In the past we’ve been overwhelmed with interest at some levels but we’ll do our best to get as many players out there as practical !) . New for this year is the addition of a single line of men’s 4.5 doubles.

The entry fee is $40. For that you’ll get some great tennis, a T-shirt and food/drinks over the three days. Kanawha have performed strongly in the last few years so let’s keep the tradition going. If you’re interested in playing send an email todamiansbarnes@yahoo.com with your rating by August 17th latest.

So, whether you want to play or just watch some great tennis, come and be part of the 2018 Autumn Cup.

SENIOR STEAK NIGHT - LAST CALL

SENIOR STEAK NIGHT

AUGUST 16, 6:PM-9:PM

SIGN UP BY MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13

 

Senior Steak Night, for our members age 60 and over, is this Thursday, August 16, at 6:PM.  Please sign up by Monday evening, August 13.  Steaks and drinks will be provided.  Please bring an appetizer or a side dish to share.  Senior guests are invited to join us, so check with your friends, especially former KRA members.  The cost is $10.00 per person.

 

 

TENNIS EVENTS FOR ALL AGES

JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP

AUGUST 20-24

 

Pat Anderson, Houston Barrick and the KRA tennis staff will be running a youth summer tennis camp the week of August 20th-August 24th for kids ages 6 to 16 years old.  The camp will run 9:00AM-12:00 noon.  Groups will be arranged by level.  The fee for this camp will be as follows: $200 for members and $215 for non-members (the non-member fee also includes the option to swim for the afternoon).  The camp will include drills and match play practice.

To register or to get more information, contact Pat Anderson at 804-477-4720 or sara.dickey@hotmail.com OR Houston Barrick at 615-482-6864 or houston.barrick@gmail.com.

 

AUTUMN CUP TOURNAMENT

ADULT TENNIS PLAYERS NEEDED

 

The Autumn Cup is almost upon us again.  The dates for this year's tournament are October 5th to October 7th. This is the 12th year of the tournament and close to 250 players from eight clubs will enjoy competitive tennis over the three day event.  The Autumn Cup is for the recreation clubs (Kanawha, Three Chopt, Ridge Top, Avalon, etc.).  The proceeds support the Richmond Tennis Association in providing tennis instruction and programs to Richmond inner city kids.

It's time to start pulling our team together. This is a doubles tournament for adults, and there are multiple USTA levels (5.0 – 8.0 combined)  across men’s, ladies and mixed doubles giving everyone an opportunity to participate. (In the past we’ve been overwhelmed with interest at some levels but we’ll do our best to get as many players out there as practical !) . New for this year is the addition of a single line of men’s 4.5 doubles.

The entry fee is $40. For that you’ll get some great tennis, a T-shirt and food/drinks over the three days. Kanawha have performed strongly in the last few years so let’s keep the tradition going. If you’re interested in playing send an email to damiansbarnes@yahoo.com with your rating by August 17th latest.

So, whether you want to play or just watch some great tennis, come and be part of the 2018 Autumn Cup.