Recently, the Royal Glenora Club (RGC) recognized Gary Fletcher for his life-long contribution to the club by renaming a court in his honour. In his time at the club, Mr. Fletcher created several programs that carry on to this day, including the Ladies Allstars and Men’s Hackers programs which continue to be the most popular programs offered at the club.  He was instrumental in the growth of RGC’s tennis community resulting in the building of their tennis structure (Courts 1-4) in 2003. RGC hosted several national and international events, including the 2005 World Masters Games and 2006 Fed Cup Match between Canada and Columbia, because of Mr. Fletchers efforts.  

Photos: Courtesy Royal Glenora Club

“Gary’s outgoing and energetic spirit and approach to coaching has made him a favourite amongst members throughout the years,” remarks Ryan Schroffel, Tennis Manager/Head Coach at the Royal Glenora Club. “Known for his laughter and enthusiasm and pure love for the sport, Gary brought his passion to the RGC every single day.”

In 2015 he was awarded with the Tennis Canada Service to the Game Award for his years of service and contribution to tennis in Canada.

Schroffel continues, “Gary’s influence on the members and staff at the Royal Glenora Club will leave a lasting legacy.”

Gary Fletcher has been an employee/contractor with the Royal Glenora Club since 1989. He was the Head Professional for 24 years and Part Time Tennis Professional for seven years.

Tennis Alberta thanks Gary Fletcher for his contribution to Tennis in Alberta, and wishes him all the best in his retirement.