Interested in Improving your Doubles Game?

Registration is still available! Adult Members are invited to Register for a Free 2hr Doubles Clinic this Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 9:00 to 11:00am.

The Ontario Tennis Association is sending a Pro Coach our way for a fast paced interactive clinic. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Space is limited so register soon by emailing:

The doubles clinic will be followed up after by the Club’s Open House from 11:00am to 1:00pm. All members are encouraged to attend and bring a friend. It is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow tennis members in the community.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Information on Doubles Clinic and Open House – June 10th

June 10, 2023

Gemmill Park, 182 Bridge St., Almonte, ON

9:00am to 11:00am – Doubles Clinic, registration required (see below)

11:00am to 1:00pm – Open House, Public welcome

Doubles Clinic:

Adult Club Members are invited to Register for a Free 2hr Doubles Clinic prior to the Club’s Open House! Zhenya will be returning again this year to offer strategies for positioning, court coverage, groundstrokes, volleys, poaching, serves/returns, games and more!

Zhenya is a Tennis Canada Certified Coach, currently coaching at Rockcliffe Tennis Club and the University of Ottawa for both men’s and women’s teams. Originally from Belarus, Zhenya has made his mark in both U.S. and Canada, as a consummate professional desiring to share his love of tennis and techniques to improve your game!

Space is limited so register soon by emailing:

Open House:

The Almonte Tennis Club is offering a no-charge open house for the public to encourage club membership and increase engagement. The open house is an opportunity for the public to visit and play on the courts. Representatives from the Club’s Board of Directors will be present to answer questions.

Drop in for a few games and refreshments! Register yourself and family, tryout the smash cage and meet other members and club executives.

Lesson Registration Ends – May 21st

Last day to signup for Tennis Lessons for the Month of June is quickly approaching, May 21, 2023!

The Club has scheduled a series of small group lessons for various ages and abilities Wednesdays and Saturdays in the month of June.

For more information and to register please follow the link below

Save the Date – June 10th!

The Almonte Tennis Club has scheduled its Open House and an Ontario Tennis Association Doubles Clinic the morning of June 10th

The Almonte Tennis Club is offering a no-charge open house for the public to encourage club membership and increase engagement. The open house is an opportunity for the public to visit and play on the courts. Representatives from the Club’s Board of Directors will be present to answer questions.

An Ontario Tennis Association (OTA) Doubles Tennis Clinic will be organised before the open house for registered participants. Registration will be free, and open for current Club members.

More information regarding registration and scheduling will be posted in the next few days!

Ball Machine Training Session – 6:30pm, Monday, May 15th

We are having our first training session for the ball machine this Monday, May 15 from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Approved members wishing regular access to the ball machine may be provided a key to the lockbox for a small fee. Otherwise arrangements for its use at a specific time by an individual or small group can be made through an Executive Member.

Register for training now!

10 spots available for Adult Members.

Register to secure your place by emailing

Additional training sessions will be scheduled in the coming weeks.


  1. New schedule for May has been posted, check before heading to the courts
  2. Club Morning and Club Night are for 16yrs and older
  3. Please remember to lock the gate upon leaving the courts
  4. Sign up for lessons!

Stay Posted!



The Almonte Tennis Club has announced a Club Drop-In Time for families with younger children or teens, Sunday afternoons 1:30-3:30 pm weekly beginning May 14th. All three courts will be reserved for this program, so mark it on your calendar!

The more the merrier so please join in.  It will be a great opportunity for your family to meet and play together with other families with younger children or teens. Help make Club Family Drop-In for younger children and teens a success. 


Don’t forget to sign up for lessons.  There are clinics scheduled especially for younger children and for teens.  These small group lessons are low cost and a great way to learn to play, enhance skills, and enjoy the game. 

You can register easily online. Don’t delay.

Attention Competitive Players

Almonte Tennis Club is looking for ways to bring our more skilled members together and give them the opportunity for competitive play.

First off, we have announced a New Program: Early Risers Competitive Drop-In Mondays Mornings 7:00 to 8:30 am.  We had hoped to begin May 1st but given the weather the first day for drop-in will be May 8th, (weather permitting). Hope to see you there! 

Secondly, we are introducing an option to “Find a Playing Partner” through a shared email list.  It is not always easy to find opportunities to play competitively against other members with similar tennis skills, particularly for those newer to the Club.  So even if the Early Risers time slot doesn’t work for you the Club wants to help you to find a playing partner.  If you are a skilled player looking to play competitively with others and would like to include your name on an email list please let us know by sending your name (playing level) and email address with the title: Sign Up to Find a Playing Partner/Competitive Play to The list would be shared amongst the members who signed up so they can self-organize individual singles or doubles games during Open Play.

Regular Season Starts Monday, May 1st

The ATC is pleased to announce the opening of the Regular Tennis Season, starting May 1, 2023. All past-members are reminded to register online. The regular season runs from May 1st to October 31st.

The Club has scheduled a series of small group lessons for various ages and abilities Wednesdays and Saturdays in the month of June.

The start of the tennis season includes the commencement of a number of club programs for active members only. Most notably:

Weekly Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 11:30am

Weekly Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30pm

For more information on the available program offering, please refer to the Almonte Tennis Club’s Website (

All members are advised to check the schedule prior to heading to the courts.

The ATC Welcomes ADHS and ND to the courts

The Almonte Tennis Club (ATC) has a long tradition of welcoming the Almonte District High School (ADHS) at the tennis courts every spring for both physical education classes and training for their tennis team. This year Notre Dame (ND) will also be training on a few occasions at the courts for their tennis team.

We are pleased that ADHS has requested more court time than last year between mid-April and mid-June. The tennis team normally trains on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2:30-3:30pm. The physical education classes vary in dates and may be scheduled for any morning during the week (including Tuesdays and Thursdays) between 8:30 and 9:30am.

All the dates and times reserved for ADHS and ND are posted on the schedule.  All members are reminded to check the Court Schedule before coming to play.  There will be several days where the Courts are reserved for ADHS until 9:30am.  This includes 4 days that fall on a Tuesday or Thursday.  On those dates Club Morning Drop In will not begin until 9:30.  Individuals who plan to play during Open Play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday before 9:30 should also check the schedule to ensure the Courts are available.

Accepting the ADHS and ND requests for Special Use Reservations helps the Club fulfil its mandate to encourage and promote the game of tennis while facilitating accessibility and inclusion for all.  This year the Board is particularly interested in providing opportunities for youth to experience tennis with hopes they will become future members, optimize current year court use, and work with community organizations to promote inclusion.

ATC 2023 Program Enhancements

Survey Results and Program Decisions

Big thanks to all the folks, who responded to the survey to let us know their preferred tennis programs. We had a total of 50 respondents; most respondents were retirees, and as a result do not fully represent our entire member base. We accounted for this when analyzing the results and making decisions.

  1. There was lots of interest among respondents (86%) for Club Morning Drop-In and Club Nights. Therefore:
  • Club Morning Drop-In for Adults 16+ will return Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:30 and run throughout the regular season (with exception of 4 dates scheduled for 9:30-11:30).
  • Club Night Drop-In for Adults 16+ will return Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 and run throughout the regular season.

2. Over 92% of respondents wanted access the Courts for Open Play (self-organized first come first access to a single court for singles, doubles, or solo practice) and often plan to play 3 hours or more each week. Consequently:

  • There will be no additional regularly scheduled weekly Club Play during prime demand hours (ie: Sunday through Saturday mornings 8:30-11:30 or evenings 6:30 – 9:30pm)
  • Some Club special events may be scheduled weekend mornings on occasion (for example Open House, Round Robin, Ball Machine Training) so members are reminded to check the schedule.
  • Special Use Reservations for lessons and community youth are exempted. 

3. We received a few responses from a group of folks, who do not plan in participating in Club Morning or Club Night, but expressed interest (43%) to have a Club Drop-In Time for families with younger children or teens, where they could play with others of similar ages. We offered a Club Drop-In for younger members last year on a few occasions but did not get high levels of participation.  Given our commitment to encouraging and promoting tennis the Board decided to try again and is announcing a NEW PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN/YOUTH.  Please join in:

  • Club Play: Families with Children/Youth Drop-In Sunday afternoons 1:30-3:30 weekly beginning May 14th
  • Levels of participation will be tracked to determine popularity of this activity and whether this Club Drop-In period should continue.

4. Interest was expressed for opportunities for more competitive play and for an Adult Drop-In outside of work hours.  In response the Club is offering a NEW PROGRAM FOR EARLY RISERS.

  • Club Play: Early Risers Drop-In Monday mornings 7:00-8:30 has been scheduled.
  • Interested members will be invited to a first day of play May 1st (weather permitting) to meet and exchange emails to facilitate participation.

5. Over 50% of all respondents were interested in participating in our annual Open House, a free OTA Doubles Clinic, a scheduled Round Robin, a Competitive Ladder and Ball Machine Training.  Stay tuned:

  • Details on our Open House and OTA Doubles Clinic scheduled for June 10th are forthcoming.
  • Information will be posted on dates for Ball Machine training.  Once you are trained you will be given keys to access the Ball Machine to use during periods of Open Play.
  • Volunteers are needed to coordinate a Round Robin and a Competitive Ladder.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

6. There was interest from a wide range of respondents in taking tennis lessons.  A qualified instructor has agreed to offer lessons at our Club.  Sign up:

  • The Club has scheduled six small group lessons blocks that will run in June should numbers warrant, information and registration forms are online.
  • Private and semi-private lessons can also be arranged directly with the instructor.