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Wooden Racquet 100 yr Celebration Social


Saturday, September 29th, 4pm

What better way to celebrate this huge milestone than playing a fun round of tennis followed by a social! Wear your retro tennis clothing and bring your wooden tennis racquet. We are planning on at least one court having a wooden racquet match!

BBQ, drink (one drink ticket included) and play $15


…and don’t forget to attend the main event:

The Whistler Museum Presents:
100 years of Tennis, 1918-2018

Friday, September 28th, 6.30 pm:

The Whistler Museum and the Whistler Tennis Association (WTA) invite you to join them in celebrating the 100 year anniversary of tennis in Whistler at the launch of an exhibition at the Whistler Museum. The exhibit documents the history of the sport in Whistler to the present time.

Whistler Museum curator, Brad Nichols, discovered that the Rainbow Lodge had a tennis court. The lodge was a resort build on Alta Lake by Myrtle and Alex Philip, in the early 1900s. From museum archive photos it looks like they held regular tennis tournaments. Fishing and tennis were two important recreational activities of the day.

A reception will be held at the Whistler Museum on Friday, September 28th, 2018. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the presentation begins at 7 PM. Featuring guest speakers including Grant Connell (former world number one men’s doubles champion), Peter Shelling and Marjorie Blackwell, and Gary Winter. A cash bar and cake to enjoy in the celebration!

The Whistler Museum and Whistler Tennis Association hope that you are able to join them for this special celebration. Many of the council candidates will be in attendance. It is our best chance to show the future council that tennis is important to the community. Support tennis by attending Friday night!