2017 Fall Classic

Welcome Back to the  2017 Fall Classic!
Oct. 30th to Nov. 4th

For the list of entries as of October 17, 2017, please see 2017 Fall Classic Entries in the  left sidebar.
This year, for the first time, we will be offering a 4.5 Division (men & women). Anyone with TenCap of 33 and less will play in the 4.5 Division. Anyone with a TenCap between 34 and 40 will play in the 4.0 Division.
  1. The Fall Classic begins on Monday October 30, 2017. Teams must be available to play on the morning of that day.
  2. Depending on draw size some teams may be required to play twice in one day.
  3. The draw, not including court times, will be posted on this web site by Monday, October 23, 2017.
  4. The 2017 Venture Out Fall Classic Entry Form can be downloaded from this site. Please go to the very bottom of this page.

See the week's photos - click on "Tournament Photos by Mike Luciuk" at top LHS!

Thank you to these local businesses and individuals for helping to sponsor our 2017 Fall Classic:

Venture In Realty donated a bicycle that will be raffled
Tennis Cabana donated a tennis bag that will be raffled

Lois Appleby

Noreen Auramenko

Art & Sandra Bimson

Pat & Terry Brown

Ev & Reg Crane

Joanne Eads

Bill & Sharon Hoffee

Lorna & Stan Johnson

Bruce & Sally Johnston

Joan Logan

Val Milligan

Valerie Paetz

Carol Rice

Darlene Satrom

Sheri Senum

Reg Skinner

Greta Stelmack

Denise Stephens

Tom Turgeon

                Steve & Maureen Wischer


 We are looking for volunteers:  If you would like to do any  scorekeeping in the Fall Classic,  please contact Dave Kalyn - tel: 480-290-8275  email:  davekalyn@shaw.ca


What you need to know:

  • Registration:  $60 Team entry fee - Age requirement 50 years old.   Checks should be made out to "Venture Out Tennis Club".
  • There is no Mixed team division in our tournament, Men's and Women's divisions only.
  • Teams must enter at their 2017-18 EVSTL level
  • Teams beginning tournament play on October 30th must have one original registrant.
  • All teams must be available to play on Monday A.M.
  • Depending on draw size some teams may be required to play twice in one day.
  •  Entry forms are available for download from this site. All entry forms must be mailed in - they are not accepted by security at the VO gate.
  • Entry Deadlines:  March 25th, 2017.
  • Teams dropping out of the tournament prior to Oct. 15th, 2017 will receive a refund. No refunds will be provided after Oct 14th. Please notify us as soon as possible to remove your team from the tournament. Refund cheques will be mailed out after Nov 5th, 2017.



Email us at:   votourney@gmail.com 

Weather Conditions at our Venture Out Tennis Courts:

Current Mesa, AZ Weather


General Tournament Information for Tennis Players 



1.      All players must be at least 50 years of age as of Oct. 30th, 2017.  Members of each team must be from the same EVSTL park and members of the tennis club they are representing.      EXCEPTION:  An approved combined EVSTL park team will be accepted.

2.      Level of play is defined as the level at which the player will be entered into at the beginning of the 2017-2018 EVSTL tennis season.  This includes park move-ups and self-rating players.

3.   2016 'A' bracket champion cannot register with the same partner at the sme level for the 2017 Fall Classic

4.    All players Must have played in at least one of the last two EVSTL seasons

5.      A waiver must be completed and signed prior to your first game at the initial check-in.  If your first game is played on courts 7 or 8, you can register at those courts. If circumstances (i.e. weather or delay of scheduled event) require that we have to use another park, players can check in at that park.


Other changes/clarifications to note for the 2017 Tournament:

· Teams dropping out of the tournament after midnight Oct. 14th will not have their entry fees refunded.  Please notify us as early as possible to remove your team from the tournament.   Email us at:  normarthiessen@hotmail.com


·         Please provide your AZ address on the entry form to allow us to expedite your fee refund.

·         Substituting team members: 

Notify us by email if you substitute one player on your team so that the change can be processed through tournament documents without delay.   If both of the team’s original players must drop out of the tournament, that team will be removed from the tournament and a waiting list team will be entered if available.  Watch the web site for calls for late entries that will occur the weeks prior to the tournament.

Players substituting on to a team should pay their fee to the player leaving the team.  The tournament treasurer will neither refund to nor receive fees from single players.

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your match.  Allow a little extra time for parking and checking in.  There are penalties for arriving late for your match outlined in the tournament rules - click on "Entry Form and Rules"  on the upper left side of this page.

Information that is specific to a park will be emailed directly to the park rep.  The web site will keep you informed of general tournament information.  Email will be checked regularly and replied to as time and summer schedules allow.

 Contact us:  votourney@gmail.com

Check out our Venture Out Tennis Club Site:

For more Information about the Venture Out Resort:

This web site is your source for Fall Classic information!  Book mark it in your browser.

Garth Durrell,
Apr 4, 2017, 9:28 PM
Garth Durrell,
Apr 4, 2017, 9:32 PM
Garth Durrell,
Feb 21, 2017, 5:38 PM