Arlene Kingsland

Arlene Kingsland

President

Arlene Kingsland is the President of the Executive Committee. Arlene has been a resident of Hudson for over 25 years, and recently discovered the sport of tennis. She was quick to realize that being a member of the ROTC was like having a new family, and tries to get on the courts as often as possible!

Arlene has been working at FPInnovations for 38 years as a Principal Technologist. Her area of research is in consumer products with a specialty in hygiene applications and 3D printing. She is actively involved in marketing the latest technologies to the industry.

While not working or on the tennis courts, Arlene spends time with her husband, Dan, son Dillon and daughter, Jasmine, travelling and enjoying life to its fullest.

Robert Cassius de Linval

Robert Cassius de Linval

Vice-President

Jean Pierre Ravary

Jean Pierre Ravary

Secretary

Jean-Pierre a joint le club en 2016. Après une décennie à se donner entièrement au triathlon et à compétitionner tant au niveau régional, national qu’international, dans les distances aussi variées que le sprint et le Ironman, il décide de faire une pose des longs entraînements que le triathlon exige pour se donner entièrement au tennis.

 

Sa passion grandi rapidement au fur et à mesure qu’il comprend les techniques, tactiques et stratégies de ce sport. Il n’hésite pas et fait appel rapidement à l’entraîneur du club, Jack, pour améliorer son jeu. Habitué aux longs entraiments, vous le verrez passer de longs moments sur les courts.

Il s’entoure de nombreux partenaires de jeux et n’hésite pas à faire appel aux conseils des membres les plus expérimentés pour s’améliorer. C’est d’ailleurs ce qu’il apprécie le plus au Club: de nouvelles amitiés, généreuses de leur temps et passionnées du tennis.

Jean-Pierre a étudié à McGill en Finance et Comptabilité (B.Com) et à passé sa vie dans le commerce de détail travaillant pour les plus grandes chaines au pays comme RONA, Shopper Drug Mart-Pharmaprix et Canadian Tire Corp. Il a toujours travaillé pour les meilleurs de l’industrie ce qui l’a toujours inspiré.

Andrea Hunter

Andrea Hunter

Treasurer

Andrea currently serves as Treasurer on the Executive Committee of the ROTC, where she has the opportunity to combine two of her favourite things: tennis and accounting! A Hudson native, Andrea grew up playing tennis at the ROTC (in the days when there was a practice wall!) and recently re-joined the club with her husband and two kids, all of whom love to be on the courts. Andrea runs a small local accounting practice where she specializes in corporate accounting and tax. In her free time, aside from playing tennis, Andrea enjoys being a hockey mom, hiking, diving, playing piano, working in her kitchen, and of course watching tennis on TV. One of her lifelong dreams is to make the Grand Slam pilgrimage – travelling to all four majors to watch the tournaments in person. Andrea agit présentement à titre de trésorière sur le comité exécutif du ROTC, où elle a l’opportunité de combiner deux de ses passions : le tennis et la comptabilité ! Native d’Hudson, Andrea a grandi en jouant au tennis au ROTC (à une époque où il y avait un mur de pratique !) et a récemment joint le club de nouveau avec son époux et leurs deux enfants, qui aiment tous être sur le terrain. Andrea dirige un petit cabinet comptable où elle se spécialise dans la comptabilité et les impôts corporatifs. Dans ses temps libres, à part jouer au tennis, Andrea porte fièrement le titre ‘hockey-mom’, aime faire de la randonnée et du plongeon, jouer du piano, cuisiner et, bien sûr, regarder le tennis à la télé. Un de ses rêves les plus chers est de faire le pèlerinage du Grand Slam – soit de s’envoler vers les quatre tournois majeurs et y assister en personne
Bryce Herron

Bryce Herron

Junior Development Chair

Bryce is a new member of the ROTC’s Executive Committee.  He holds the position of Junior Development Chair.

He is a pilot and an entrepreneur. Bryce and his wife Natalia co-own their business, inuitsculptures.com which has its home in Hudson. For ten years, Bryce
flew as a bush pilot in Canada’s Far North. He formed deep connections with the Inuit people and used his passion for their art to create his global Inuit art enterprise.

The Herron’s have called Hudson home for the past ten years. Bryce and Natalia have three young children Alacie, Nivia and Dallas.  As a family, the Herron’s love living in Hudson.  There are so many outdoor sports and activities to enjoy.

Bryce is also a musician and a music composer.  Most Friday nights, you’ll find the Herron’s enjoying the food and company at the ROTC’s BBQ!

Lisa Bélanger

Lisa Bélanger

Social Committee Chair

Prior to her current role as Social Committee Chair, Lisa previously served on the ROTC Executive Committee as Secretary from 2014 – 2016 at which time she redesigned and developed the website to a more modern look.

An award-winning strategic communicator with 15+ years of experience leading corporate and change communication programs, Lisa has served as a key communication strategist and tactician for global companies including Manulife Financial and Standard Life, and national companies such as Purolator Courier and Bell Canada.

In her spare time, Lisa loves to golf and play tennis – of course! The ultimate hockey and baseball mom, you will also find Lisa sitting on the bleachers, cheering on her boys and her husband, Martin, who is usually coaching!

 

Richard Grinnel

Richard Grinnel

Grounds Chair

I am a retired architect and builder who loves sailing, tennis, travelling and being in the company of my family, friends and numerous pets too. In 1972 I moved to Montreal from Boston to attend Dawson College where I met Robin Everall. We were married in Como in 1975 and together we started an adventure that included having three children, moving around the globe from Geneva to the Caribbean and which is still going strong today. In 2008 we moved back to Hudson and joined the ROTC.

 

Elise Nesbitt

Elise Nesbitt

Past President

Elise grew up in the Hudson area and learned to play tennis as a young child at the Royal Oak. In 2009 she was made an honorary member of the club in recognition of her exceptional devotion over the years as a volunteer with; Executive Committee, Ladies Interclub, Centennial Committee and Lights Fund Committee.

Outside the Royal Oak, she has dedicated much of her career and experience to non-profit organizations. Her strong ability to work efficiently with people, to fundraise, and to plan events led her to positions at; The Grace Dart Foundation, The Montreal General Hospital Foundation, Proset Autism, The Montreal Indoor Tennis Club and The McCord Museum.

In her free time you will find Elise happily fussing in the kitchen, playing bridge or on the tennis courts – of course!

 

Recent Blog Posts

Women’s Double final 2018 – Finale Doubles Femmes 2018.

Exciting tennis was seen at the ROTC on Saturday (September 1st). The Women’s Doubles Final took place in the morning. Emma and Robin Grinnell won the final match! We would like to thank all the spectators for being there and the Social Chair for serving the champagne. Special thanks to our umpire, Robert and the ball girls, Constance, Florence and Rachel. Job well done team!   Du tennis passionnant a été vu au ROTC samedi. La finale des doubles féminin a eu lieu le matin. Emma et Robin Grinnell ont remporté le match final! Nous tenons à remercier tous les spectateurs de leur présence ainsi que le comité social pour le service au champagne. Un merci spécial à notre arbitre, Robert et aux filles chasseurs de balles, Constance, Florence et Rachel. Excellent travail...

Mixed Doubles Championships – Championnat mixte de doubles

On Sunday we hosted the Mixed Doubles Championships. There was some amazing tennis happening on the courts. We would like to thank our Pro, Jack for staying on top of everything, and the ball boys and girls for keeping the balls rolling! The trophy was awarded to Marie-Claude Filteau and Gilles Theriault.   Dimanche, nous avons accueilli le championnat mixte de doubles. Il y avait du tennis incroyable sur les courts. Nous tenons à remercier notre Pro, Jack pour être rester au top de tout, et les préposés aux balles, garçon et filles qui ont gardés les balles en mouvement! Le trophée a été remis à Marie-Claude Filteau et Gilles...

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