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TeodoraWelcome Teodora!

The Dufferin Club is very pleased to announce Teodora "Dora" Stefanovic as our new head tennis pro!  

Teodora is a former Top 10 Under 16 and Under 18 National Player in her home country of Serbia.  She has experience playing on the International Tennis Federation Pro and Future Circuits and just completed her Bachelor of Marketing at the Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan where she was an accomplished tennis player in both singles and doubles.    

Teodora was previously a former tennis professional at the Ferris State University Racquet Facility and the John Newcombe Tennis Academy in Texas, where she assisted with the development of tennis programs, supervised practice sessions and provided private and group sessions.

Teodora will be developing and delivering programming for Dufferin's summer tennis camps in July and August. For more information, or to register online for the camps, please click here. Furthermore, she will be developing some new and exciting programs for players of all ages and skill levels at the club (stay tuned for more information).

Teodora will also be available for private and group lessons. Please contact Teodora directly at 519-802-7271 or teodora.stefanovic.tennis@gmail.com for more information.

Dufferin Club Opening Bowl

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday to help weed the lawn bowling green. The hard working group managed to finish weeding the entire north green! The city will be slit seeding the green in the next few days and the green will be cut later this week in preparation for Lawn Bowling's Opening Bowl.

Lawn Bowling officially gets underway Monday, May 21 with an Opening Bowl and Potluck starting at 2 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to say hello. For more information, please call Karen at 519-756-6494.

Weekly lawn bowling activities will commence Wednesday, May 23 with League Play at 7 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early; there will be a draw for teams and two eight end games will be played. Fridays at 7 pm, starting May 25, is a Social Game with one eight end game followed by a social and snacks. Mondays at 7 pm, starting May 28, is a good night to get your draw weight with 4-3-2-1 Mixed Bowling.

Help Get the Bowls Rolling

The tennis and pickleball activities are in full swing now, but the lawn bowlers have yet to roll their first bowl. Before the Parks and Recreation Department will actually do any work on the green with machinery, it needs to be weeded and small rocks thrown on from the driveway need to be removed.  The club is situated in a public park in a residential neighbourhood and thus spraying chemicals on the greens is not permitted, therefore the green needs to be weeded by hand. 

In order to get the green up and operational as soon as possible, the club is seeking volunteers to come out Saturday, May 12 (and Sunday, May 13 if required) starting at 11 am to help weed and pick up rocks from the north green. Bring some gardening gloves (optional), a dandelion picker or sharp knife and a pail to put the weeds/stones in. Refreshments will be provided.

Dufferin Club in Full Swing

Open House 2018

Thanks to everyone for swinging by the Open House on Saturday, April 28. Despite the cool, cloudy conditions, there was a steady stream of eager tennis and lawn bowlers players stopping in to say hello. A few special guests, including MPP Dave Levac, Mayor Chris Friel and Ward Councillor John Sless (pictured above with several Dufferin Club board members) also stopped by to congratulate the club on our opening.

The courts will be ready and open for play Monday, April 30 with weekly drop-in tennis and pickleball programs commencing in the evening. All programs are free with your membership - just show up 10 minutes early to participate.

Stay tuned for more information on lawn bowling and the junior summer camp program.

Open HouseWelcome to the 2018 Season!

Forget all the winter's sufferin
The nets will be up at Dufferin
And the greens are so green
For those that are keen
For some huffin and some puffin ... so
Stop all your bluffin
And start reachin for the bufferin

Poetry aside, welcome to the Dufferin Club for 2018. The season officially kicks off Saturday, April 28 with an Open House from 10 am to 2 pm. Information regarding memberships and club activities will be provided and registrations will be accepted. Light refreshments will also be served up. Everyone is welcome and play for free.

This season we have revised our membership fees which are now geared to creating a new "less exclusive" club. Our club will also now be shared with all the residents of Brantford with the aim of growing tennis and lawn bowls in the city. We hope with your support we will be successful in making our club one of the best sports bargains around!

City to Upgrade Dufferin Club!

During the Estimates Committee on Wednesday, December 6, Brantford City Council voted in favour of a plan that will keep the Dufferin Club at its St. Paul Avenue home and upgrade the tennis and lawn bowling facilities to current tournament standards. The site design process will start in the spring for 2018 and involve consultation with the club, neighbours and the public. Rebuilding of the park will be done in stages, starting with the construction of new tennis courts! You can read more about the story here.

Thank you to our members, the community including our neighbours and the Holmedale Neighbourhood Association, and city council for all your support. Special thanks to the Ward Councillors John Sless and John Utley and to Brian Hughes, Director of Parks Services for all their support and assistance during this process.

 

 

 

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  • Lawn Bowling
    Opening Day and Potluck
    Monday, May 21
    Bowling starts @ 2 pm
    For more info, phone Karen
    at 519-756-6494

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