Paul Arnell of Arrowsmith Tennis Club delivers a serve during the club's first round-robin doubles tournament at Sprinwood Park Saturday.

Paul Arnell of Arrowsmith Tennis Club delivers a serve during the club's first round-robin doubles tournament at Sprinwood Park Saturday.

Life’s a racquet for local club

Arrowsmith Tennis Club hosts first round-robin of the 2016 playing season

With 28 members on hand to enjoy a warm, sunny spring morning, the Arrowsmith Tennis Club held its first round-robin house tournament of the season Saturday at Springwood Park in Parksville.

The club, originally formed in 1983, hosts the doubles events monthly during the spring and summer months, with two round-robin events each in July and August.The club offers year-round play to members at courts in both Parksville and Qualicum Beach, including opportunities for tournament and ladies’ league play.

While most members are 55+, it also has a junior division, and services including lessons and racquet-stringing are available through members.

To learn more or to join, visit online at www.arrowsmithtennis.ca.

—NEWS Staff

Bill Majercsik stretches to make a backhand return during the Arrowsmith Tennis Club’s first round-robin doubles tournament of the season at Sprinwood Park Saturday. — Image credit: J.R. Rardon/PQB NEWS