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Medicine Hat Tennis Club hosts first-ever Outdoor Junior Open

posted Jul 2, 2019, 7:41 PM by Rose Paulgaard

Tennis Alberta, June 28

Junior tennis athletes from across the province descended on Medicine Hat from June 20-23 to participate in the Outdoor Alberta Junior Open.  This was the first Outdoor Junior Open held in the province, and the second Junior Open ever – the first one took place February 15-18 at the Tennis Academy.

The Medicine Hat Tennis Club showed tremendous support for this new event. A number of club members came out to cheer on Alberta’s junior players. They helped ensured the tournament ran smoothly, drying courts and supplying homemade cinnamon buns to the athletes.

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posted Jun 11, 2019, 9:15 PM by Rose Paulgaard   [ updated Jun 11, 2019, 9:17 PM ]

Tennis club prepares to play host for two provincial tournaments

June 11, 2019  l  Medicine Hat, Alberta

The start of summer promises to be an exciting time at Medicine Hat Tennis Club with big events on its calendar, including two provincial tournaments.

The Barrie Shave Tennis Classic returns for its 21st year from June 12 - 16 with one of the largest draws in the tournament’s history. With nearly 50 men’s and women’s teams registered for the competition, matches will get underway at the tennis club on Wednesday evening this week. In addition to five days of men’s and women’s doubles action, this tournament also serves as a fundraiser in memory of Barrie Shave, a tennis player and community volunteer who died in 1999 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. This event continues to give friends an opportunity to remember his many contributions for the betterment of the community and has raised over $125,000 to date for cancer research and junior tennis initiatives.

In addition to the annual club tournament schedule, MHTC is proud to play host to the Alberta Outdoor Junior Open from June 20 - 23 and the tennis events for the Alberta 55+ Games from July 4-7.

“This is an incredible opportunity to welcome the province to our club. Members of the Tennis Alberta organization have visited our facility in the past and were impressed by what they saw here,” says Ken Clement, MHTC’s general manager. “We were honoured to be asked to host this event, and look forward to watching top talent from across the province right here at home.”

Any junior players with their eye on competing at the national level will have to compete in this Tennis Alberta tour event, but the tournament has also opened up to local junior players looking for a new challenge. To date, four Medicine Hat Tennis Club juniors will take to the courts at this event.

The Alberta 55+ Games will follow just two weeks later with local doubles teams ready to compete. Sheila Reinheller and Wai Cheng Pretzlaw will represent the south zone 1 in women’s doubles and Craig Weich and Dave Reinheller will play on the men’s side. Two additional club members, Mark Thorogood and Kerry McDowell, will have the opportunity to play for Zone 2, which had no team representation for the tennis event.

For more information about the Medicine Hat Tennis Club, please visit or contact:


Ken Clement
General Manager, MHTC
Tel: 403.527.9102

Southern Alberta Summer Games

posted May 15, 2019, 8:39 PM by Rose Paulgaard

Interested in taking your tennis game on the road? The 2019 Southern Alberta Summer Games are in Pincher Creek from July 3 - 6. Learn how you can join the Medicine Hat team at

Alberta 55+ Games - Zone Play Downs

posted Apr 14, 2019, 5:53 PM by Rose Paulgaard

Medicine Hat is hosting the 2019 Alberta 55+ Games from July 4 - 7. If you are interested in participating in the tennis doubles events, you must register by May 1 and participate in the Zone Play Downs on May 11, 2019. Please note, in order to compete you must be an Alberta 55 Plus member (contact Linda Carter at for details.)

Play downs will be hosted at MHTC, with registration starting at 12 p.m. and play following at 1 p.m. The cost is $10/person and includes lunch.

Winning teams in 55+ and 70+ men’s and women’s doubles advance to the Alberta 55+ Games at MHTC. Contact Ken Clement to register at or 403.527.4466.

Volunteers are also needed for all aspects of the Games, including maintenance, welcoming players, running errands, submitting results, etc. If you are able to donate a few hours on Friday, July 5 or Saturday, July 6, please email us at with your availability. Thank you!

Club clean up is April 6

posted Apr 3, 2019, 9:56 PM by Rose Paulgaard

Grab your work gloves - it's club clean up time! If you can spare an hour or two on Saturday, April 6, please come out and help us get the courts ready for the season*. The more help we have, the sooner everyone can play tennis! Clean up starts at 1 p.m.

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posted Mar 20, 2019, 7:43 PM by Rose Paulgaard   [ updated Mar 20, 2019, 7:44 PM ]

Local tennis club serves up family fun and new events for 2019 season

March 20, 2019  l  Medicine Hat, Alberta 

Medicine Hat Tennis Club (MHTC) is serving up opportunities for players of all ages and abilities this season with lessons, tournaments and special events, including the Alberta Outdoor Junior Open in June and the Alberta 55+ Games in July.

Registration for general membership and lessons is already open. Those interested in enrolling their children in tennis or learning the game themselves are encouraged to attend Demo Daze at the Family Leisure Centre on Mar. 30 where they can try the sport, ask questions and register for lessons. This event, which is hosted by the City of Medicine Hat, is a great opportunity to discover what the club has to offer.

“For people looking for a fun and affordable activity the whole family can enjoy, the tennis club is a great fit,” says Ken Clement, MHTC’s general manager. “There’s a real sense of community here and we look forward to welcoming new members to the sport this season.”

In addition to the annual club tournament schedule, MHTC is proud to play host to the Alberta Outdoor Junior Open and the tennis events for the Alberta 55+ Games this summer.

“We are excited to host these events at our club and showcase our wonderful facility. They also provide our members with an opportunity to watch other high caliber players in action and get involved as volunteers,” adds Clement.

More information about these provincial events will be available in the weeks ahead. The 2019 tennis season officially starts with the annual club clean up on Saturday, Apr. 6. The AGM and Spring Mix & Match fun event are scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 27.


For more information about the Medicine Hat Tennis Club, please visit or contact:

Ken Clement
General Manager
Tel: 403.527.9102

It's never too early to be thinking about tennis...

posted Feb 3, 2019, 7:10 PM by Rose Paulgaard

We know it's only January but the 2019 schedule is updated so have a look and plan your summer accordingly! There's lots of exciting events on the calendar this year as MHTC hosts the Alberta Junior Outdoor Open in June and the Alberta 55+ Games in July. Volunteers will be needed so save the dates and watch for more information about how you can get involved.

Winter Classic 2018

posted Nov 25, 2018, 7:51 PM by Rose Paulgaard

Registration is now open for the Renato Franchetto Winter Classic on Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 30. This year's event is a mixed doubles format with open and intermediate divisions.

The cost is $30 per player and the registration deadline is Saturday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. Register with Ken at or text 403.866.2446. If you're in need of a partner, we'll help you find one!

MHTC Mixed Doubles Open

posted Aug 26, 2018, 9:17 PM by Rose Paulgaard

Save the date! Our final club tournament of the season is September 8 & 9. Watch for registration details on our website.

Summer Mixed Doubles

posted Jul 3, 2018, 8:08 PM by Rose Paulgaard

Registration is now open for Summer Mixed Doubles on Saturday, July 14. The tournament will run open and intermediate events and the entry fee is $10/person.The deadline to register is Thursday, July 12. Please sign up at the club, leave a message at 403.527.4466 or email with your team contact information.

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