Chili Cookoff Winners


Thank you all for attending the Chili Cookoff last Saturday night.  The weather was perfect, the crowd was fantastic, the chili were scrumptious and the band was smashing!!!

A big "thank you" to all the chefs. Julie Watanabe, Olga Darling, Mark McAndrews, Erik, Nick Gamino, Lucy Grisetti, Donna Tellgren and Theresse Tan.  We appreciate you all for sharing your delicious recipes with us!  

Here's the breakdown of the prizes.

Judges' Award - Julie Watanabe 

People's Choice:

1st.  Theresse Tan 

2nd.  Olga Darling

3rd.  Julie Watanabe

Here's the link to the pictures from the event.  Hope it works.

Event photos have been uploaded and can be viewed here:


Oct. 13, 2023

Chili Cook Off


Link to 2023 event photos:

It's time again for our fun Chili Cook Off.  See flyer for more details.  Looking for chefs that would like to participate in the fun!

Gilroy Tennis Club Chili Cook-off Fundraiser

Join us for a fun evening under the stars dancing to Sound Decision live band and sampling chili!


When:  Saturday, October 07, 2023

Where: Sarah’s Vineyard

Address: 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Entry fee:  $35 for all participants.  Please pay online at or Venmo me @Rachel-Banse.

Free entry for chefs only

Includes: 2 glasses of wine, appetizers, dessert, music, and yummy chili from our chefs.

To be a chef, please contact Rachel Banse @ or 408-680-9122. 

Open to the public, 21 years and older.  Invite your friends and family.


***No Pets or children please!


Aug. 28, 2023





All proceeds support the Gilroy Tennis Club
Date: Saturday, June 24th
Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00pm
Price: $40.00/per person
Appetizers, Dinner, Dessert, Wine, Beer, Water, Raffle, Music, Photo Booth
Blind Wine Tasting

Please bring a bottle of your favorite wine to enter contest
and have a chance to win a great prize.
17426 Belletto Dr
Morgan Hill

Please register and make payment on the Gilroy Tennis Club website

Click below to register

Questions about the event call:
Cathy Andrade Gamboa
Cell - (408)-464-5860

Questions about navigating payment on website call or email:
Edward Taylor
Cell - (408) 607-8582 or Email -
Tickets are on sale now!!!


April 18, 2023

Winery/Bus Tour


Winery/ Bus Tour:

On April 15th, the Gilroy Tennis Club sponsored a winery/bus tour to four wineries in our area.  We met at the Gamboa home in Morgan Hill, caught the bus and arrived at our first winery, Cottage Creek, on Watsonville Road.   From there, we went to Solis and Besson wineries on Hecker Pass.  People were able to dance to a band at Solis and enjoy wine cocktails at Besson.  Our last stop was at Lightpost in Morgan Hill.  The bus returned us to the Gamboa home where we relaxed and had a delicious dinner.  After dinner, people sang and danced to music provided by Rich Gamboa and Albert Cabassa. While on the bus, people could win raffle prizes and play trivia games. It was a delightful, fun-filled day.

A very big thank you to the organizers:  Cathy Gamboa, Kathy Cabassa, Rachel Banse and Carol Ferri.  You put in a lot of work and it showed.  Thank you to Rachel for taking all of the photos provided here.

For all of you who missed the event, we are thinking of doing another one in the fall.  Stay tuned.



April 17, 2023


Hi Everyone,

We had a wonderful time yesterday wine tasting and socializing with everyone.  We began the trip at Cottage Creek, then moved on to Solis Winery where people were able to dance to the band and purchase food from a food truck.  After Solis, we visited Besson Winery--just a short jaunt away where food and specialty cocktail drinks were being served.  We ended our day at Lightpost in Morgan Hill where we gathered in a room to taste some of their wines and had fun posing for pictures outside.

Our busdriver, Ronnie, kept everyone entertained and was one of the hits of the trip.  The organizers for this trip were:  Kathy Cabassa, Cathy Gamboa, Carol Ferri and Rachel Banse.  We played trivia games and had raffles on the bus to keep people busy and laughing.

After Lightpost, we returned to Cathy Gamboa's beautiful home where her husband, Rich, and Al Cabassa had BBQ'd tri-tip, hamburgers and hotdogs with an accessory of side dishes.  After dinner,  the group gathered around and sang songs.  A big thank you to all who worked so hard to put on this very special event.  Everyone had such a good time, that we might do it again at different wineries in the fall.



April 17, 2023

Gilroy Tennis Club Wine Tasting Tour April 15, 2023


Let’s welcome Spring! Come and enjoy a tour of our lovely South County wineries with fellow club members.

Venue: The group will travel by bus to wine taste at 4 wineries in South County: Cottage Creek Vineyards, Solis Winery, Besson Family Vineyards, and Lightpost Winery


Meet-up: Please meet at Cathy Andrade/Rich Gamboa’s residence at 11:30 for bus pickup. Address is: 17426 Belletto Dr. Morgan Hill 95037


We will spend approximately an hour at each winery and then return around 5:30pm to Cathy’s residence for dinner, compliments of the club and grill masters, Rich Gamboa and Albert Cabassa.


Fee: Bus fee is $25 a person. Includes Goodie Bag, and one ticket for a special raffle prize. See **note for additional fee.

Payment choice: 1) Check: Please make check payable to Cathy Andrade and send it to: 17426 Belletto Dr. Morgan Hill, CA 95037 OR

2) Venmo Cathy @Cathy-Andrade

Deadline: Please make your payment by March 31st. This deadline is important, because if we do not fill the bus, we

will need to cancel the event. Please signup quickly, because the bus is limited to about 35 people.

**Please note: Each winery will have a separate wine tasting fee, ranging from $10 to $25.

Hope you can join us for this special GTC event!



Feb. 16, 2023

GTC Spring Tournament


Gilroy Tennis Club

St. Paddy’s Day Mixed Doubles Tournament

Sunday, March 19, 2023


Members and Non-Members: Come join the fun and festivities at our St. Paddy’s Day Mixed Doubles Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023. You will not need to kiss the Blarney Stone, but you’ll get to play some fun tennis, and might just win the pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow…unless the GTC leprechauns are up to their shenanigans!

Where: Las Animas Park, Gilroy

Format: Mixed Doubles Mixer: 6.0, 7.0, 8.0(combined ratings)You will have a different partner for each round. So "love the one you're with"! This is a fun event!

Cost: $25/player: 

Signup: Please signup online at the GTC website:


and warmup: 8:00a to 8:20

Announcement: 8:25a

Match play: 8:30a to 11:30

Prizes & Lunch: 11:45 to 1:30

Any questions: Please contact Rachel Banse at



Feb. 9, 2023

January Newsletter 2023


Happy New Year!!
My main goal for our tennis club in 2023 is getting us moved back to the Monterey Bay League.
This would allow Morgan Hill and Gilroy to get more tennis playing time by having teams that
can play out of two areas. I spoke with Norcal this morning and was told they will be looking at
boundaries this coming summer. I will be sending them a letter stating our request which if
granted would not start until 2024.
We have drop-in tennis at Las Animas Park:
Monday and Thursday evening starting at 6:30. Call Tanmaya 408-838-8740 for more details
Monday AM 9:00-11:00 just show up

If anyone would like to join the morning tennis groups, please call:
Wednesday 9:00-11:00 Carol 408-966-5174
Friday 9:00-11:00 Carla 408-843-8374

Here are the registration schedules for all the 2023 leagues. Please think about forming a team:
Team registration:
Adult 55 and over: January 23rd - February 21
Adult 18 and over: January 23rd February 21
Adult 18 and over Daytime: January 23rd-February 21
Mixed 40 and over: April 24-May 22
Adult 70 and over Daytime: July 3-July 31
Mixed 55 and over: July 3-July 31
Combo Doubles: July 3-July 31
Combo Doubles Daytime: July 3-July 31

Our tennis board met recently and decided to host more social events this year to keep people involved
in our club. For this year, you do not have to be a member of the club to participate in these events.
More information will follow but mark your calendars now if you want to join in the fun.

Social Events:
March 19th St. Patricks Tennis Tournament (with plenty of blarney)/BBQ Las Animas Park 8:30 AM-
April 15th wine tasting/bus tour to local wineries with a potluck afterwards noon-
May- world team tennis tournament Las Animas Park

June 24th wine tasting/dinner Gamboas in Morgan Hill 3:00 PM-
Sept. 17th tennis tournament and BBQ Las Animas Park 8:30 AM -
October 7th Chili Cook-off Sarahs Vineyard 6:00 PM
December Morgan Hill/Gilroy tennis banquet hosted by Morgan Hill

Hope to see you at these events. Until then, Ciao for now!



Jan. 20, 2023