COLUMN: Tennis club prepared for season

With spring in the air it’s not hard to imagine why we’re ready for love. That is, 15-love or 30-love and deuce etc.

With spring in the air it’s not hard to imagine why we’re ready for love. That is, 15-love or 30-love and deuce etc.

Yes, the three lit tennis courts at Granite Point Golf and Country Club are ready for action. The local, friendly Nelson Tennis Club is always welcoming new members. Full use of the club facilities, free lessons for beginner and novice players and a free six-week junior program are all part of membership benefits.

Chris Parenteau is the tennis pro again this year. Tournament dates are to be determined. Membership fees are; single $150, couple $250 and family $300. For more information please contact Chris at 250-825-2203 or Linda at 250-352-4659 or go to


The Kootenay Christian Martial Arts club is once again breaking boards in aid of human rights.

The Breaking Boards — Breaking Chains for IJM Canada is becoming a regular event for the club and invites you to support them by watching their fantastic TKD demonstrations April 26 at the Chahko Mika mall from noon to 3 p.m. For more info go to chains or


This spring has also seen an abundance of visiting sports teams to Nelson for various tournaments.

The next spectator friendly event is being hosted by the local Rhythm Ropers skipping club. The BC Provincial Jump Rope Competition will be held at the L.V. Rogers Secondary gymnasium April 25 to 27. If you enjoy watching high energy skills in action (that you wish you could do) make a date for this weekend.


The Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club is in the midst of a change up. Operating for over 20 years or so through Chris Kölmel’s home and shop, it has come time that Chris takes a well deserved break. Many thanks go to Chris for his years of dedication to local paddlers.

His efforts are greatly appreciated. Membership fees and boat use and storage arrangements are changing and will be operated in part with local partners such as NDCC (a punch pass) and the Nelson rowing club and perhaps the sports council. More details will follow when confirmed, so watch this space. In the meantime contact Laurie and Dave Knox at for more information.


The Nelson Leafs having just finished the past season with the Cyclone Taylor cup event are already heading toward next season with the onset of the 2014 spring training camp on May 9 to 11 at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

The application form can be found at and must be completed and submitted with the registration fee of $125. Fax forms to 250-352-1903 or email to fmaida

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