MEMBER WORK DAY

VOLUNTEER WORK DAY - MAY 4

Please mark your calendars for our annual Work Day on Saturday, May 4. We’ll start at 8:AM, and we hope to finish by 3:00. Coffee and bagels will be provided in the morning, and pizza and drinks will be provided in the middle of the day. All Kanawha members are invited to come help us with spring cleaning to get the facility ready for another fun summer. There will be chores like cleaning the chairs, spreading mulch, wiping down the tennis shelters, trimming some bushes, and some minor repairs. We welcome all helpers, youth in 6th grade and older and adults. Middle and high school students may bring their community service forms, and we will sign for the hours that they work. Students do not need to be members of Kanawha to help us and get community service credit that day. You can come for 2, 3, 4, or however many hours fit into your schedule that day. It’s also a fun time to catch up with some of your Kanawha friends whom you might not have seen this winter. New members, it’s a good chance to meet other members and learn where everything is at Kanawha.

If you can bring a wheelbarrow, a pitchfork, or a long handled hedge trimmer, that would be very helpful. Please mark things with your name, and make sure you take them home when you leave. We hope to see many of you on May 4.

While we’re on the subject of cleaning up, and now that the weather is usually nice enough for people to use the tennis courts, field, and playground, etc., we ask you to please help us keep Kanawha clean. Please take home all of your belongings, and please dispose of your trash and recyclables properly. All trash goes in the tan containers. Recyclables go in the blue containers. Recyclables include empty plastic bottles, empty aluminum cans, dry cardboard boxes, and empty glass bottles, though we do not allow glass at Kanawha. The following things are NOT recyclable: pizza boxes, tennis balls, paper plates (especially with food on them), paper napkins, and the tennis water cups. Also, please be aware that the dumpster at the bottom of the parking lot is for RECYCLABLES ONLY. Please do not put garbage or plastic bags with dog droppings in there. Please put all of that in a tan garbage can. Our garbage is picked up from a different place on the property.

DEADLINE FOR DUES IS MARCH 29!

TIME TO PAY YOUR DUES

March 29 is just one week away, so please be sure to pay your dues by then. The fee for families is $725.00, and the senior dues (if one person in the household is 60 or older) is $475.00. Please go to the web site, www.krarva.org, and click on MEMBERSHIP and then Membership Info to download your DUES STATEMENT. All the directions for paying are on that form, which does need to be mailed to the KRA mailing address: P.O. Box 29656, Henrico, VA. 23242. You may pay your dues online, by electronic check, or by regular check. The link for online payments is on the home page of the web site. Please make sure you have done this by March 29.

Spring tennis activities are already going on, and the pools will be open in just over 2 months. Swim team practice begins on May 20, which is less than 2 months away. For those of you dedicated adult lap swimmers who used the lap pool through the month of September and have been asking if the same arrangement will be available in May, the answer is yes! However, the start date is yet to be determined. The pool has to be drained, cleaned, filled, and balanced first. We are hoping to be ready sometime the week before Mother’s Day, but much of that is dependent on the weather, so you will get more specific information closer to the time.

A VARIETY OF NEWS

SPRING REALLY IS COMING!

The damaged backboard on the basketball court in the field has been replaced, so now the entire court is playable. Parents, please remind your children to be respectful of Kanawha property. We would like to be able to make improvements and not have to repair things that are intentionally damaged.

The large playground apparatus that was damaged (due to normal wear and tear because it was around 30 years old) has been removed. A new apparatus has been ordered and should be installed by March 22, depending on the weather. In the meantime, we still have the swing set, the teeter totter, the small basketball court, and a big open area. The new apparatus will have all sorts of fun things to do for a wide age range.

As the weather gets warmer, there are more and more activities happening at Kanawha. Please check the web site (www.krarva.org) frequently for updates. Information is being updated and added several times each week at this time of year. Junior tennis clinics begin the week of March 18, and adult tennis clinics will begin soon. Scott Mitchell, our new director of tennis will begin on March 18, and he will be teaching groups and individuals and adding activities to our tennis calendar. Leslie Upson and Del Moser are also available to teach individuals and groups. Del is returning for his 23rd year, and as soon as the weather is warm enough, he will be ready to start.

In addition to tennis clinics, KRA also has several tennis teams for both children and adults. There is information about the teams on the web site. The USTA Men’s 3.0 team, which will play in the spring season (April, May, and June) on Sunday afternoons. Rick Bryner is the captain, and any men who are 3.0 players and are interested in joining that team are asked to contact Rick (rickylb@earthlink.net).

In less than 3 months, the pools will be open. As often as weather permits, the staff will be working to keep the facility clean and get the pools ready for the summer . Please help us by throwing away your trash and not leaving your belongings at Kanawha.

DUES ARE DUE BY MARCH 29!

Most of all, please remember to pay your 2019 dues NO LATER THAN MARCH 29. Please go to the web site (www.krarva.org), click on MEMBERSHIP, and then click on Membership Info. Download the DUES STATEMENT, and all the information you need is on that. You may pay online, by regular check, or by electronic check. Please remember to mail in your Dues Statement to the mailing address: P.O. Box 29656, Henrico, VA. 23242. 

Damage to Basketball Court

Sometime between February 10 and February 16, one of the backboards on the basketball court in the field at Kanawha was shattered. A rock about the size of a fist was found near the base of the backboard, and there are some small holes in the backboard itself, which appear to be made by the rock. We do not know if someone threw the rock intentionally or if someone thought it would be okay to try to play basketball with a rock, instead of a basketball. The entire backboard was shattered and is being replaced, which is expensive. Until it is replaced, there is a sign telling people which basket they may use, because this is a safety hazard. We encourage people to use the facilities at Kanawha, and we are glad that there are facilities that can be used when the pools are closed. However, this kind of damage is very concerning. We already have a security system in the pool area, but we are considering getting security cameras for other areas of the property. If anyone has any information about how the backboard was damaged, please contact Martha Hodges.

Please remember that KRA dues payments should be made by March 29. The Dues Statement should be downloaded from the Membership Info page on the web site (www.krarva.org). You may enclose a check with your Dues Statement, or you may pay by electronic check or pay online. If you pay online, there will be a service charge. Everyone should return their Dues Statement to Kanawha at P.O. Box 29656, Henrico, VA. 23242.

DUES COLLECTION

DEADLINE FOR DUES PAYMENTS IS MARCH 29

Your 2019 dues payments are due by March 29. This year you may pay online, but there will be a service charge. You may also pay by electronic check or by paper check. Please go to the web site (www.krarva.org), and click on MEMBERSHIP, then click on Membership Info, and then find the link for the DUES STATEMENT. Please download the Dues Statement, fill that in, and mail it to the KRA mailing address (P.O. Box 29656, Henrico, VA 23242). If you pay by paper check, please enclose your check with your statement. If you pay online or by electronic check, just send in the statement, and indicate on there how you are paying.

To pay online, go the web site, and click on ONLINE PAYMENTS. You will follow the prompts there to complete your payment.

We ask that everyone please return the first page of the Dues Statement. You need to send in the second page only if your family’s listing in the 2018 directory needs corrections, or if you joined too late to be included in the 2018 directory.

Spring tennis activities begin the week of March 18, and the pools will be open in 2 months. Please make sure your dues are paid so that you will be ready for all the Kanawha activities.

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)