Our New Look

Welcome to the Almonte Tennis Club website. This launch is a first construction step in an attempt to make our website more interactive and appealing to our membership.

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Get to know the navigation features of this website. On the left you will find topics that link to existing programs. Further down, “What’s New” will be archived by month of posting.

Current news, court scheduling for special events and information messages will be posted on the front, “What’s New” page. Whenever a new post is made, you will receive notification by email. So again, please ensure you sign up today.

But this member’s website will only have value through your input. Please feel free to comment on website structure and content, or offer suggestions to make the site more user friendly and instructive.

Enjoy the game of tennis!

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Exhibition Games Report

HELLO !    BONJOUR !

Here’s a hearty “thank-you” to all who participated in the “EXHIBITION-GAMES” at ATC (Sun-8th-Sep), celebrating this year’s 10-week Mixed-Doubles Challenge-Ladder (MD-CL) !

It was fab to have reps from other clubs joining us on this special occasion——un grand merci, aussi, aux …

• ATC members who contributed oh-so-delish “snickie-snackies” (including Doug, although unable attend)

• Terry & her Social Committee, who created a welcome “oasis” where we were well-hydrated and well-covered

Our awesome “Court Supervisors”——Janet-M and Sandy-C-S——(plus added help from Carolyn-K), who rose to the challenge of figuring-out the Team-Scores—h!-h!!

• Our on-the-spot photogs who recorded many shots of the group in action … Al, Bill, Bozena, Carolyn, Cecilia, Dave, Deborah, Denyse, Derek, Elaine, Jacques, Janet-F, Janet-M, June, Melissa, Paul, Rob, Sandy, Terry, Tom.

May I also congratulate those who were “Regular-Players”, “Spare-Players” and “Supporters-in-the-Wings” for the MD-CL- 2019——this all contributed to the smooth running of this very popular activity, which will definitely remain on the list for SUMMER-2020 ! 
(BTW, you will shortly receive a note regarding the results of everyone’s steadfast efforts in the success of this programme.)

CHEERS ALL AROUND ! … Hyacinth-C

Exhibition Games

On Sunday September 8th, 18 players gathered for a fun-filled afternoon of tennis under the tutelage of resident Pro Hyacinth Chatterton.

September 2019 Exhibition

Although the event was delayed by a day due to rain, players from as far as Westport came to share in our activities. It was gratifying to learn that our Almonte Tennis Club has such a strong reputation within the region.

As a bonus to the afternoon of play, Hyacinth added an element of instruction which made the time both enjoyable and productive. This strategy is a fun way to better learn the game and the retention of the learning seems to last much longer as a result.

Through the round-robin format, one group emerged the winners. They are to be congratulated both for attaining the largest aggregate score, but also for their generosity is sharing their chocolate prize.

Back Row L-R Al, Rob, Dave
Front Row L-R Melissa, Cecilia, Terry

Thanks to Hyacinth for organizing this event as well as the many volunteers who helped with the set-up and organization throughout the day.

Fall Workshops

WHAT:
Intended for teens and adults up to player level 3.5 (if you can consistently and confidently perform and place all of the elements below at a fast pace and with varied spin in match situations, you are at or above 3.5).  
Great tips for beginners but everyone can benefit from reminders about the basics!-Meet other players.

COST: 
FREE for members$10 for non- members

WHEN:
1. GRS: Groundstrokes, Ready, Set – Saturday 14 September 10:00
2. VOL:  Volley, Overhead, Lob – Saturday 21 September 10:00
3. SRV: Serve, Return, Variety shots – Saturday 5 October 10:00
All 3: Feet, Feet, Feet!

Stay after to practice in friendly matches on 2 courts from 11:00 – 12:00!

SIGN UP NOW TO GET A SPOT!Maximum 10 players per workshop.
Sign up with Janet asap at playmortennis@yahoo.ca