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.

SENIOR STEAK NIGHT

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 6:PM-9:PM

All seniors, age 60 and over, are invited to join us for an evening of fun, food, and drinks with your Kanawha friends.  Guests, especially former Kanawha members, are welcome.  Please bring a heavy appetizer or a side dish to share.  Kanawha will provide steaks and drinks.  

Sign up online at www.krarva.org or in the back office at Kanawha.  If you sign up in the office, please bring cash or a check.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  Please sign up by Monday, August 13,

JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP AT KRA, JULY 16-20

Pat Anderson, Houston Barrick and the KRA tennis staff will be running two youth summer tennis camps the weeks of July 16th-July 20th and August 20th-August 24th for kids ages 6 to 16 years old.  The camps will run 9:00AM-12:00 noon.  Groups will be arranged by level.  Fees for these camps 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 camps 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.

SPLASH & DASH THIS SATURDAY

Don't forget the Splash and Dash, sponsored by Endorphin Fitness, at KRA this Saturday, July 14, at 8:AM.  Here's a chance for the children to compete in a combined swimming and running event (an Aquatholon).  Participants will swim 100 meters in our lap pool and then run 1 mile through the area around Kanawha, with the finish line in our field.  Sign up on-line using this registration link:  

The deadline for on-line registration is Thursday, 7/12, but you may register at Packet Pick-up at Endorphin Fitness , 8908 Patterson Avenue, on Friday evening, from 5:PM to 7:PM.  There will NOT be walk-up registration on Saturday morning.  However, you may pick up your race packets on Saturday morning before 7:30.

 

We also need volunteers to make this even run smoothly.  Here is the link to register to volunteer.  Middle and high schoolers who need service hours for school may volunteer if they don't want to compete! 

For other general information about the Splash and Dash, use this link:

The Splash & Dash is open to any child who wants to participate.  They do not have to be members of Kanawha.  However, they do need to be able to swim 100 meters and run 1 mile.  Get your children to invite their friends to join them.

 

RULE REMINDERS

We’ve hit the mid-point in the summer and that is usually the time where a few reminders are necessary for everyone’s continued safety at Kanawha.  Please read this note through to the end as everyone’s clear understanding of the rules (and please proactively share with your guests as well) makes everything easy on everyone - the membership, the lifeguards and the pool management.  Thank you in advance for your support and help! 

1.     Alcoholic beverages are not permitted anywhere at Kanawha when the pools      are open.

2.     Smoking is not permitted in the pool area or on the tennis courts.  If you choose to smoke, please go to the field, the parking lot, or the gravel road.  This includes the use of e-cigarettes or vaping.

3.     There has been a lot of discussion on the use of flotation devices with young children.  First of all, it is important that children do not use flotation devices so much that they develop a false sense of security.  Children need to learn to swim independently, and we do offer swim lessons at KRA.  The following flotation devices are allowed, but they may only be used in the L pool:  puddle jumpers, safety seals, and standard life jackets with a crotch strap.  Water wings are absolutely not allowed.  Other flotation devices which force a child to be in a vertical position are discouraged because children need to learn to swim in a horizontal position.  The shallow end of the lap pool is just over 4 feet deep.  Therefore, non-swimmers are never allowed in the lap pool, which means that children who are wearing flotation devices are never allowed in the lap pool.  Children who are wearing flotation devices in the L pool must have a parent in the pool with them, and the parent must be within an arm’s reach of the child.  Children who want to go off the diving board must be able to swim to the side using some sort of stroke without a flotation device.  They may not wear a flotation device in the dive well or when they go off the diving board.  A parent may be in the pool in front of where the child jumps off the board if the parent thinks the child might need a little reassurance going off the board or getting to the side.  However, if the child cannot get to the side independently, he or she is not ready to go off of the diving board.

Special Events for Children and Teens

July will be full of special events for the younger members of Kanawha.  First will be the Splash & Dash Event on July 14.  Then during the week of July 16-20, there will be a Junior Tennis Camp, and there will also be another session of the Junior Tennis Camp during the week of August 20-24.

SPLASH & DASH

On July 14th, Kanawha is hosting the RVA Splash & Dash Series, and we want to invite everyone to participate!   The RVA Splash and Dash Series is a 4-race swim-run series between local swim teams. Each race includes a 100 m swim swim followed by a 1 mi run.  Participants compete in each race to win series and team awards plus raise money for our team and the Cameron K Gallagher Foundation.   Check out the flyer on the bulletin board by the snack bar and the banner on the main walkway for more information.  The event begins at 8:AM on that Saturday morning.  To register your child go to www.endorphinfitness.com and click on Races and then click on RVA SPLASH & DASH.  This event is open to all children in the area.  They do not have to be Kanawha members, so KRA children are encouraged to invite their friends from other pools to participate.

Volunteers are also needed to direct traffic, give out water, and make sure everyone is safe.  Older teenagers who want to earn school service hours and adults are encouraged to sign up to volunteer.  You may use this link to register as a volunteer:   https://goo.gl/forms/IsqXX4Xz2LRF4fgq2.

 

KRA 2018 YOUTH TENNIS CAMPS

Pat Anderson, Houston Barrick and the KRA tennis staff will be running two youth summer tennis camps the weeks of July 16th-July 20th and August 20th-August 24th for kids ages 6 to 16 years old. The camps will run 9:00AM-12:00 noon. Groups will be arranged by level. Fees for these camps 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 camps will include drills and match play practice.

Youth Camps

Session I July 16-July 20

Session II August 20-August 24

To schedule or for additional information, please contact Pat Anderson at 804-477-4720 or sara.dickey@hotmail.com or Houston Barrick at 615-482-6864 or houston.barrick@gmail.com.

 

EARLY CLOSINGS

Just a reminder:  Our last home swim meet of this summer is Monday, July 2, so all pools will close at 5:PM.  Also, our holiday hours on July 4 are 10-7.  

July 4 festivities will begin with the Bike Parade at 11:30.  If you want to join in on the chicken lunch, please sign up on-line or in the back office by Tuesday, July 3, at noon.  Other games and activities will go on after lunch and should be over around 3:30.

July 4 at KRA

Join us for a festive day at KRA on July 4.  The pool hours that day are 10:AM-7:PM.  Special activities begin at 10:AM with a tennis social for adults.  (See below for information on that.)  Then the children are invited to participate in our bike parade around the pools.  The parade will begin at 11:30, and children may decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons, or other wheeled vehicles.  Following the parade, there will be a chicken lunch for those who sign up and pay ahead of time.  The cost for the chicken lunch is $10.00 per family, and each family is asked to bring a side dish or a salad.  You may sign up and pay on-line or in the back office.  Around 12:45, we will begin the races and games of the day.  There will be family relays, fun relays, coin dives, belly flop contest, big splash contest, and door prizes.  All activities should conclude by 3:30.  Guests are welcome for all activities, except the tennis social.

Here are the details of the adult tennis social.  

Come out to our July 4th Social from 10:00AM to 12:00PM! The event is free to the membership, and all we ask if for everyone to bring a snack to share.  The format will be similar to the Memorial Day social we hosted at the opening of the pool season:  we will have one hour of instruction/clinic followed by one hour of play.  The doubles teams will vary based on the players who sign up and will be rotated during the hour to include mens doubles, mixed doubles and ladies doubles.

Please register for the tennis social using this link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-july.  If you have questions about the tennis social, contact Houston Barrick at houston.barrick@gmail.com or 615-482-6864.

 

SPLASH & DASH

On July 14th, Kanawha is hosting the RVA Splash & Dash Series, and we want to invite everyone to participate!   The RVA Splash and Dash Series is a 4-race swim-run series between local swim teams. Each race includes a 100 m swim swim followed by a 1 mi run.  Participants compete in each race to win series and team awards plus raise money for our team and the Cameron K Gallagher Foundation.   Check out the flyer on the bulletin board by the snack bar and the banner on the main walkway for more information.

Last week, a coach from Endorphin Fitness came to swim team practice to work with the swimmers on transitioning from swimming to running and getting them excited about participating in the Splash & Dash.  Children do not have to be on the swim team to enter this event.  All children who can swim 100 meters and run a mile are invited to enter.  This event is essentially 2/3 of a triathlon, since there will not be a bike leg, so if your child is looking for a different kind of challenge, this will be fun.  

Volunteers are also needed to direct traffic, give out water, and make sure everyone is safe.  Older teenagers who want to earn school service hours and adults are encouraged to sign up to volunteer.  You may use this link to register as a volunteer:   https://goo.gl/forms/IsqXX4Xz2LRF4fgq2.

We hope to have lots of Kanawha's young athletes participating on July 14.

DIRECTORIES ARE AVAILABLE!

The 2018 directories have arrived.  Each family may pick up ONE directory from the gatekeeper.  Please check your family's listing for accuracy.  If there is an error, please send the correct information to info@krarva.org.  If you joined Kanawha after May 25, you will not be listed in this year's directory, but you may pick up one from the gatekeeper.  

Here are a couple of "housekeeping" reminders.  Please remember that the blue rolling bins are for RECYCLABLES ONLY.  All trash and garbage must go in the gray receptacles.  Recyclables include:  empty plastic bottles, empty aluminum cans, newspapers, magazines, and dry, flattened cardboard.  The following items are NOT RECYCLABLE:  tennis balls, styrofoam cups, pizza boxes, candy wrappers, ice cream wrappers, plastic silverware, napkins, straw wrappers, styrofoam plates.  Also, please dispose of your trash and recyclables as soon as you finish eating and drinking.  Due to all the rain this summer, the insect population has increased greatly, and trash left on tables and on the deck attracts the insects.  

Another  housekeeping reminder - please dispose of used diapers in COVERED GARBAGE CANS.  The trash cans in the restrooms are open, and leaving dirty diapers in them creates an odor problem in the restroom.  There is a covered garbage can between the restroom doors, and there are covered garbage cans all around Kanawha.  

Summer Adult Tennis Clinics

Listed below are tennis clinics for adults which will be held from June 18 through August 24.

 

MONDAYS

7:00-8:00 am: Morning Cardio 

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

 

9:00-10:00 am: Open B and C Clinic 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-open1

 

10:00-11:30 am: B2 and B5 clinic 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-b2andb5

 

6:30-7:30 pm: Cardio Clinic

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-monday3

 

 

TUESDAYS

8:30-10:00 am: C2 Clinic

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-c2clinic

 

9:30-10:30 am: Singles Clinic

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

 

10:00-11:30: C3 clinic 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-c3clinic

 

10:30-11:30 am: Singles Clinic 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-singles1

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

7:00-8:00 am: Morning Cardio 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-wednesday4

 

9:30-11:00 am: Open B and C Clinic 

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

 

9:30-10:30 am: Beginners Clinic 

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

 

 

THURSDAYS

8:30-10:00 am: A Clinic 

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

 

9:30-11:00 am: Open B and C Clinic 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-open4

 

10:00-11:30 am: Beginner Clinic 

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

 

6:00-7:00 pm: Ladies Evening Open Clinic 

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

 

6:30-8:00 pm: Men’s 3.0 and Up Clinic 

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

 

 

Fridays

 7:00-8:00 am: Morning Cardio 

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

 

9:00-10:30- Open B/C Clinic 

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

 

10:30-12:00 pm- Open A Clinic 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0945ada829a0f49-friday3

RVA Splash & Dash Series - July 14 at KRA

We want to encourage everyone to participate in the RVA Splash & Dash Series!   The RVA Splash and Dash Series is a 4-race swim-run series with local swim teams competing.  Kanawha is hosting one of the four races on July 14!!  Each race includes a 100 m swim swim followed by a 1 mi run.  Participants compete in each race to win series and team awards plus raise money for our team and the Cameron K Gallagher Foundation.  Let's win the team trophy!  Learn more at http://livered.org/rva-splash-dash/ and register here

A coach from Endorphin Fitness, which is one of the groups organizing the Splash & Dash Series will be at all swim team practices on Friday, June 22, to talk to our swim team members about participating in the Splash & Dash.  He will also lead the swim team in part of their practice that morning.  All Kanawha children, who can swim 100 meters and run 1 mile, are invited to participate in the Splash & Dash, though they do need to register.

We will also need volunteers for the Splash & Dash on July 14.  Teenagers who need service hours for school and adults who want to be part of the fun are welcome to volunteer.  The time frame will probably be 7:AM to no later than 10:AM on July 14.  Please contact Martha Hodges to volunteer.  We will need course marshalls, water stop volunteers, "traffic directors", and other helpers.

 

SCHOOL'S OUT PARTY - JUNE 15, 4:40-8:30

It’s time!!!!!  Who’s ready for some fun?  Order your pizzas online at www.krarva.org before Thursday! They will be delivered at 6 p.m. 

The last day to order pizzas is Thursday, June 14.  The DJ will start playing at 4:30, and Kona Ice will arrive around 5:00.  Please remember that all guests must pay the $5.00 guest fee.  Also, remember that glass is never allowed at Kanawha, and alcohol is not allowed when the pools are open.

 

CALLING ALL FIREFISH!

The weather forecast for Sunday does mention thunderstorms, so all Firefish and their families need to make a NO-STORM dance a part of their morning warm up routine.  Due to the fact that this is exam week for the high schoolers and some middle schoolers in public school, the logistics of making up this meet get very complicated.  Therefore, the meet will take place, unless there is thunder and lightning.  That means that if there is rain without thunder and lightning, the meet will take place.  Also, if thunder and lightning occur before the meet is finished, we are required by JRAC to wait for an hour before we make any decisions.  You might want to bring rain coats, umbrellas, and extra towels.  As long as the weather cooperates, we are planning to start swimming warm-ups promptly at 2:15 for Kanawha and promptly at 2:30 for Ridge Top, and we plan to start the meet promptly at 3:00.  We are hoping that with our nice 8-lane pool, we can move the meet along quickly and finish it before the storms move in.  Please help us out by arriving promptly and helping your children get to the Clerk of the Course as soon as they are called.

Remember:  THINK GOOD WEATHER! 

HOME SWIM MEET - SUNDAY, JUNE 10

IMPORTANT REMINDER - ALL POOLS WILL CLOSE AT 2:PM ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10, DUE TO A HOME SWIM MEET.  

The Kanawha Firefish welcome Ridge Top on Sunday afternoon in a meet that begins at 3:00.  In order, to get set up for the meet, all pools will close at 2:00.  For safety reasons, we must close all the pools during the meet.  We apologize for having short hours on a weekend, but the schedule is made by the James River Aquatic Club, and public schools are still in session.  The next home meet will be on June 18, and the pools will close at 5:00 that day.

KRA 2018 YOUTH TENNIS CAMPS

Pat Anderson, Houston Barrick, and the KRA tennis staff will be running two youth summer tennis camps the weeks of July 16th-July 20th and August 20th-August 24th for kids ages 6 to 16 years old. The camps will run 9:00AM-12:00 noon. Groups will be arranged by level. Fees for these camps 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 camps will include drills and match play practice.

Date forYouth Camps:

      Session I July 16-July 20

      Session II August 20-August 24. 

To schedule or for additional information, please contact Pat Anderson @ 804-477-4720 or sara.dickey@hotmail.com or Houston Barrick @ 615-482-6864 or houston.barrick@gmail.com.

Deep Water Aerobics

Once again, there will be a deep water aerobics class at Kanawha.  The class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:30 until 7:15, starting June 26 and running through August 16.  You will need your own belt as this class is held in the dive well.  The fee for the class is $60.00 for members and $75.00 for non-members.  In order to register, please contact Martha Hodges.  A minimum of 10 people is needed to hold the class.  Don't miss out on all the fun!

Youth Summer Tennis Camps

Pat Anderson, Houston Barrick and the KRA staff will be running two youth tennis camps the week of July 16th-20th and August 20th-24th for kids ages 6 to 16. The camps will run from 9:00am - 12:00 noon. Groups will be arranged by level. Fees are $200 for members and $215 non members (the non member fee also includes the option to swim for the afternoon). Camps will include drills and match play practice.  

Please call or email Houston Barrick if you are interested (615-482-6864 or houston.barrick@gmail.com).