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We have changed the format of the Weekly RSC Newsletter,  so that you can more easily find your area of interest. Tell us how you like it! 

In this issue

(click on the link to go to area of your choice)….

Brush up on your Tennis Skills with Adult Lessons and Programs: Sign up Today!
Children’s Spring Tennis Programs : Just Released, Starts May 6th!
National Capital Senior Men’s Tennis League: Revival of ” The Rideau” Team
Easter Monday: Great time to play tennis, on your day off!

Baby ‘n Me Yoga: New Dates Added!
New Yoga Schedule: Launches Monday, April 15th

Drop-In Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer: No Commitment Necessary!

LAST CALL: Register for Womens, Mens, Co-ed, Children leagues – Begin play the week of April 29th!

Good Friday Dinner: A few spots left!
Mother’s Day Brunch: RSVP for your family

RSC Discussion Group Brexit: What’s Next
Kunstadt Sports: Letter of Thanks
Artist Program: Karen Scott’s Spring Flowers on Display





Brush up on your Skills: Lessons and Programs

So many options at RSC to keep your tennis skills honed!  You can sign up for group lessons or private lessons, pick and click what you like best. Check out all your RSC tennis coaching possibilities.

Sacha Krishna : Head Pro at RSC

Recently Sacha has been promoted to Head Pro at RSC. Here is some of Sacha’s background for those of you who want to know more: Sacha has been coaching Tennis players in both private and group settings for over 17 years in Ottawa.  A Club Pro 2 Certified Coach from Tennis Canada, Sacha always ensures a positive learning environment for his students, bringing an obvious passion for the game along with his contagious energy to each session he teaches.

With students ranging from age 5 to 95, Sacha’s adaptable style fits the needs of any student. Sacha is also a regular competitor in tournaments across Ottawa. He took home the 2015 Elmdale Doubles Championship and was a Semi-Finalist in the 2014 Rideau Indoor Open.

To book a private lesson with Sacha, please call RSC 613.749.6126 or click here to register for a Spring Group Tennis Program, which starts May 6th!

Jeremy Gibbens Schneider: Tennis Pro & High Performance Coach at RSC 

Jeremy began playing tennis at the age of 10. By the age of 12 he was invited by Tennis Canada to train at the National Training Centre in Toronto. Having competed in several National and International competitions including Rogers Junior National Championships U-14, U-16, U-18, and ITF Gatineau Futures presented by National Bank Financial. Jeremy has extensive experience competing at a high level and has helped produce several players that competed at a National level.

Jeremy’s hobbies include continuing his education in business management, running his start up company Global Tennis with his brother, and spending time with his family. To book a private lesson with Jeremy, please call RSC 613.749.6126  Click here to SIGN UP for a Group Tennis Program, which starts May 6th!

ONLY UNTIL April 20 – Take a lesson at RSC with former National Champion Dale Power

Take a private or semi-private lesson with Dale until April 20. All lessons must be paid at the time of booking, and booked in advance.

Dale’s History: 
Member of the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame
Seven time member of the Canadian Davis Cup Team
Former Canadian Men’s Singles and Doubles Champion of Canada
Former Canadian Boys Singles and Doubles Champion of Canada
Former National Team Coach and assistant Davis Cup Coach
Over forty years of teaching experience.

Lesson Dates and Times that Dale is still available – book your spot NOW!

  • Tuesday, April 16: 12pm to 1pm, 3pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday, April 17: 11am to 12pm

Lesson Rates (plus HST):  

  • 1-person: $80.00
  • 2-person: $90.00
  • 3-person: $90.00
  • 4-person: $100.00

Call RSC Front Desk at 613.749.6126, or drop in to see us!   Lessons will fill up quickly, so book today! Reminder: lessons must be booked and paid in advance.

Children’s Spring Tennis Programs: Just released, Starts May 6th! 

Our Children’s Tennis Programs have been so popular, we’re giving you lots of notice to sign up for the next session.  Spring Tennis will run Monday May 6 through Friday June 28.  You’re welcome to register for one or more classes.

CLICK HERE to register, or if you do both Competitive Junior Tennis Tuesdays AND Thursdays, please call RSC directly 613.749.6126 as you receive a 15% discount.

Get your kids geared up and trained for Summer Tennis now!

National Capital Senior Men’s Tennis League: Revival of “The Rideau” Team

The Rideau is anxious to resume its historic place in the city-wide tennis community this summer.  As of mid-May, RSC will be entering a team in Division 1 of the inter-club National Capital Senior Men’s Tennis League (NCSMTL) which operates on Wednesdays (daytime) thru early fall. The league is geared to men, 55+ with Division 1 players typically at the NTRP 4.0 level (i.e. high intermediate).   Summer tennis pass holders  interested in participating or in getting more information can email  Thank you Bill Stunt and Dick Lee for leading this initiative.

Stay tuned for information about the National Capital Tennis Association Co-Ed City leagues…as The Rideau will be entering a team (or two) this year as well!

Easter Monday: Great time to play tennis, on your day off!

RSC is open on Monday, April 22 (Easter Monday), and there’s lots of indoor tennis court time available 7am to 3pm currently. Book your day-off playtime today! 

Click here to see Tennis Court Availability 7 days in advance, and book your court! 


Baby ‘n Me Yoga: New Dates Added!

Due to popular demand, we have extended the Baby n’ Me Yoga Program until the end of April, so keep on enjoying those zen moments with you and your child.

Drop-in to any of these classes for $15 per baby, or Register for the 3-class session and save $5. (all prices subject to HST). Click her to to register! 

Updates to RSC Yoga Schedule:  Effective Monday, April 15th

RSC’s Yoga Studio offers classes 7-days-a-week with 18 Yoga classes every week.  There are options for everyone, including Babies to Seniors.

Drop-In for $15 per class, or buy a 10-pack for $120 (save $30), or 20-pack for $220 (save $80), or buy a monthly Yoga Pass ($55 introductory or Regular $110). All prices subject to HST.

Click here for updated RSC Yoga Studio Schedule, effective Monday, April 15th!


Drop-In Volleyball, Basketball and Soccer: No Commitment Required

Want to play Volleyball, Basektball, Soccer – without having to organize a thing? No commitment required, just Drop-In when you feel like it to RSC Multi-Sport Dome during any of our Open Play times. Check out the schedule below. You don’t need to book in advance just pay $10 on the day. (HST included) This is a fabulous way to meet new people and get active!

Or consider renting any of our Sport Courts on Friday, April 19th (Good Friday) anytime between 12-6pm and/or Monday, April 22nd (Easter Monday) between 7:00am to 10:30pm. Could there be a better way to enjoy a day-off, then playing sports with your friends and family?

Volleyball Court: $45/hour non-prime time; $56.25/hour prime time (4 available)
Basketball Court: $60/hour non-prime time; $75/hour prime time (1 available)
Soccer/Futsal Court: $90/hour non-prime time; $112.50/hour prime time (2 available)

* Non-Prime Time is Monday to Friday: 7:00am to 4:30pm (great rates for daytime play Good Friday and Easter Monday)
** Prime Time is Monday to Friday 4:30pm to 10:30pm; all day Saturday and Sunday


LAST CALL: Register for Women’s, Men’s, Co-Ed, Children’s Leagues – Begin Play the week of April 29th!

This could be your last chance!  Hard to believe with our extended winter weather, but it’s soon time to be opening our Dek Hockey rinks, and you can get out and play SOON.  Sign-up as a Team or Individual in RSC’s 2nd full season of Dek Hockey leagues which begins play the week of April 29th. Some spots still available.

We have options for everyone – whether you’ve never played before or you’re a competitive player … we have many skill levels! You can register alone as an Individual (and we find teammates for you), or as a Team. 

Click here for information about DEK Hockey (all divisions), and to register!



Good Friday Dinner: A Few Spots Left!

Our Easter Celebration on Good Friday, April 19 is selling like hot cakes!  We now have 40+ people signed up for dinner, so give us a call if you’d like to join in for this FUN evening out.  BONUS: Live Jazz with Angele Desbois will make this a great night.

BOOK YOUR SPOT, it’s filling up quickly, call RSC Front Desk at 613.749.6126.

Mother’s Day Brunch: Book NOW for Sunday May 12!

Treat your mother for Brunch at The Bridge Public House for Mother’s Day – she can sit back and relax and won’t have to cook, or clean up!  We’ve created a special Brunch menu with Cold Table, Hot Plates and Dessert Buffet, it’ll be fun for the whole family. Call RSC to reserve your family table 613.749.6126.

Also, remember that The Bridge Public House is an incredible venue to host your next Special Occasion, Corporate Event, Wedding – be it in the dining room, or a smaller private experience in our Community Room.

Click here to view The Bridge Public House website!


RSC Speaker & Discussion Group (NEW): “Brexit: What’s Next” on Tuesday, April 23 – ALMOST FULL!

We’re happy to announce that our first RSC Speaker & Discussion Group is almost full, but we still have some seats left!  The new monthly presentation will include various topics such as: politics, film, health & wellness, wine tastings, sport, games nights…and more. If you have ideas on what you’d like to see in this series, please email with your ideas.

Our 1st event will be on Tuesday April 23, 7-9pm: “Brexit: What’s Next” 

ALMOST FULL! Please join us for a FREE discussion on Tuesday April 23, 7-9pm in our newly-renovated Community Room at RSC.

This ever-changing political phenomenon called BREXIT is of interest to many people, so come and learn more about it or debate the finer points of Remain vs Leave.

The session will be moderated by Julian Coulter who recently settled in Ottawa after a career in the British Foreign Service, spending most of his time in the Middle East and Eastern Europe when not at home in Putney, London.  He speaks a number of languages including Turkish, Arabic and Russian.

Julian will offer an insider-outsider perspective and promises not to use the word “Trump”!

Grab a drink or bite to eat from The Bridge Public House, before, during or after the discussion group!  We look forward to seeing you there.

Please call the Front Desk at 613-749-6126 or email to reserve your spot: 40 people max!

Kunstadt Sports: Letter of Thanks

Artist Program: Karen Scott’s Spring Flowers on Display

RSC’s Artist Program is displaying Karen Scott’s paintings for the next few months. Karen’s Spring Flowers have brought life to the RSC Lobby. Less than a week on the walls, and we have already had two sales and a commission for our new artist. Come see all her beautiful pieces!


FREE Live Music EVERY FRIDAY 7:30-10:00pm at The Bridge Public House at RSC. 

Local Ottawa musicians, playful & classic food, great company … there’s no better way to spend your Friday night!

Friday April 19: Angele Desbois (Jazz/Easter Dinner, pre-purchase tickets)

Singer/songwriter Angele Desbois is a seasoned performer in various genres (pop, jazz, and funk/soul). She lights up the stage with energy, engaging showmanship, and enchants the audience throughout the show. “Four Letter Word” (pop/rock EP, produced with Toronto producer, Jamie K) set a great launching point for Angele’s music endeavors. “Singularity” was a full length jazz-pop fusion album recorded in accomplished studios from coast to coast. Working collaboratively with producers and studios from Vancouver, Owen Sound, Montreal, and Halifax, this ambitious endeavor earned her a nomination for “Solo Album of the Year” at NOMFA’s gala. She has happily settled in Ottawa performing at the local jazz festivals in the area.

Click here to sample Angele Desbois music

Friday April 26: The Big Train Wreck

The Big Train Wreck is a four piece tight knit group serving up melodic folk with a side of honky tonk blues. Hand clapping, foot stomping fireside favourites from the best song-grafters like Johnny Cash, Neil Young, and John Prine, Plus original songs that keep the rootsy Americana groove rolling.

KJ Thomas – banjolele and vocals
John Cormier – guitar and vocals
Gary Schertzer – harmonica and vocals
Donna Chiarelli – bass and vocals

Click here to sample The Big Train Wreck music


Monday, April 15
YOGA: Gentle Hatha 9:45am; Mindful Movement 6pm; Meditative 7:30pm (Click here) Baby n’ Me Yoga 11:15am (Click here)
MULTISPORT: Family Drop-In 9:30am-11:30am All Ages *No registration required (Click here)
Paint Nite 7pm-9pm (Click here to purchase your tickets)

Tuesday, April 16
YOGA: Class Hatha 9:45am; Happy Hips 4:30pm; Intermediate Vinyasa 6pm-7:15pm; Yin 8pm (Click here)
MULTI-SPORT: Family Drop-In 9:30am-11:30am All Ages *No registration required (Click here); Children & Youth Drop-In 5pm-6:15pm Ages 5 yrs-12 yrs *No registration required (Click here)
Paint Nite 7pm-9pm (Click here to purchase your tickets)

Wednesday, April 17
YOGA: Gentle Hatha 9:45am; Hatha 12:15pm (45 mins) pm; Hatha Flow 6:00pm; Gentle Hatha 7:30pm (Click here)
MULTI-SPORT: Open Sports Drop-In 18+ 11:30am-1:30pm (Click here)

Thursday, April 18
YOGA: Zen 55+ 9:45am; Hatha Flow 12:15pm (45 minutes); *NEW TIME* Yang Yin 6:00pm-7:15pm (Click here)
MULTI-SPORT: Family Drop-In 9:30-11:30am All Ages *No registration required (Click here)

Friday, April 19 – RSC open 12pm-6pm on Good Friday
MULTI-SPORT: Drop-In Volleyball 50+ 10:00am-12:00pm (Click here);
Youth Sports Club 6:30pm-8:30pm Ages 10-15 yrs *No registration required (Click here)
35+ Volleyball Mingler 6:30pm-8:30pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here)
Drop-In Volleyball All Ages 8:30pm-10:30pm $10.00 *No registration required (Click here)
Paint Nite 7pm-9pm (Click here to purchase your tickets)
Easter Dinner at The Bridge Public House featuring Angele Desbois *Jazz Night* 7:30pm-10:00pm (See above)

Saturday, April 20
YOGA: Hatha Flow 8:45am; Hatha Gentle 10:30am (Click here)
MULTI-SPORT: Family Drop-In 9:30-11:30am Next Date will be Sat. April 20; All Ages *No registration required (Click here)

Sunday, April 21
RSC IS CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY  (re-open Monday, April 22)

Wishing you a great week ahead, and a very happy Easter long weekend with friends and family!