Thinking of You This Holiday Season

Dear ECTA members and past participants,

We hope you and your family members are well.

This time last fall, we were making final preparations for our Thanksgiving Doubles Scramble, which traditionally takes place the Saturday after Turkey Day at Northwestern University’s Combe Tennis Center. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has surged in recent weeks, the Evanston Community Tennis Association is forgoing this popular annual event—as we did our Spring Doubles Round Robin, Fourth of July Tournament, and Fall Tournament. It has been a year like no other for everyone, and we miss hosting these competitive social functions as much as you miss playing in them.

If you are a member of the ECTA who paid dues fewer than 12 months prior to the pandemic, you should have received a communication from us by now regarding the status of your membership. Memberships are being extended for the foreseeable future so that when we finally hold our first tennis event since March 2020, you will be able to participate without renewing. If you have not yet received an email from our membership chair and would like more information, please let me know.

We hope you got the chance to play some tennis outdoors this spring, summer, and fall. And we hope to see you all again on the courts someday soon.

In the meantime, we wish you a safe and healthy holiday.

In kindness,
Debbie Cassell
ECTA President