Dear Stowe Tennis Club members,

I hope this finds you well and enjoying winter. In about 10 weeks, the club should be opening for outdoor tennis and your STC manager and the Board of Directors are hard at work in preparation.

The 2020 season was a huge success: In spite of the pandemic, we were able to open on time and provide safe and healthy outdoor tennis and swimming for our members. Many wonderful new members joined in 2020, the afternoon Junior Program was a success, a superb new manager took the helm, and we were able to enjoy tennis and swimming with our friends, families, and fellow members all without a single COVID related illness or interruption. None of this would have been possible without YOU, our members, observing our safety protocols, quarantining as necessary, and accepting responsibility for your own health and that of your fellow STC members. THANK YOU.

Unfortunately, the pandemic will continue to affect STC operations and the planning of most social events in at least the early part of the coming season. Your continued cooperation and understanding of related protocols and safety measures is very much appreciated.

New for this season, paying your membership dues will move online through our website. You will NOT receive a hard copy of the dues statement in the mail. Registration and dues payment will be online by credit card only. More information is attached, and our manager Elle Anderson is available by phone and email to help those who need assistance with this new system.

There will be NO increase in dues this year. They shall remain at last year’s credit card rate.

It is our plan to finally add a bathroom to our pool house along with associated pool house upgrades. Work will hopefully be completed in early spring by a renowned local builder (and STC member).

The STC guest policy remains: Guests (including non-member partners/spouses) are allowed four (4) tennis visits per season, at $15 per guest per visit. Pool guests are limited to ten (10) visits per season at $5 per guest per visit.

The Junior Program will be led by returning director Kelsey Golonka. Planning is already underway for an awesome summer program for our juniors. In addition to resident pro Mike Tasi’s involvement, there will be a renewed focus on specialized instruction by hosting a rotating roster of visiting area pros from Topnotch and other organizations. 2021 will also see a return of the Future Star and high school offerings. Please stay tuned for more information on our website.

Looking forward to seeing you all out on the courts,

Gay Slesar, 

President, Stowe Tennis Club

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