ATC Update

Happy Canada Day. The weather is great and the tennis courts are open for your play.

Your ATC Executive is monitoring the Covid 19 situation and will be modifying the 2020 program year as required. On a positive note, our membership has been strongly supportive and the courts are being safely used for both singles and doubles play. Thank you for following the Rules and Recommended Behaviour to keep us and the community safe.

There was a question from a new member. “Given the fact that adult and youth programs have been postponed, and as a new member not knowing very many people, is there any way to contact other members to arrange a game?”


Our website now has a Player-To-Player page where members can register their name, skill level and availability to play. On the same page, the player-to-player list can be downloaded for easy reference.

For privacy purposes, this page is PASSWORD PROTECTED. The password is the same as the gate padlock password which you received by e-mail when you registered

The Player-To-Players list will be updated on a regular basis.


Our ATC Pro Hyacinth Chatterton has initiated an on-line page called Hyacinth’s Corner.

Through the months of July and August, Hyacinth will be posting quizzes, player tips and other information to keep you engaged and challenged.

Hyacinth’s Corner first post can be found on our website.

Hyacinth’s Corner page is PASSWORD PROTECTED to safeguard some proprietary information. The password is the same as the gate padlock password which you received by e-mail when you registered.

Enjoy the Canada Day celebrations and please make use of our courts safely!

Paul Scissons
ATC President


ATC Adult Programming


Warm Welcome to Almonte Tennis Club’s NEW and RENEWING members for Season-2020 ! 

In attempting to cope with recommended Covid-19 guidelines, adjustments have been made to ensure safe on-court experiences.

So … I am really pleased to let you know that a popular feature of ATC’s Adult Programming will not only remain intact—but it will actually be revamped to include some additional areas.  Bonus, sans doute !

Case in point … on Fridays in JULY & AUG, I will build on our past communication-sessions, by posting weekly onto our website from a Section below—designed to “cheer you along” from my “virtual” court-side position:

#[1]—FUN-FACTS [will often be presented as quizzes ]
#[2]—HELPFUL-HINTS [tools for you to view progress 
#[3]—PRACTICE-PLAYS [hone that competitive spirit ! ]

Beginning on FRIDAY JULY 3RD, the first of this 9-week “E-series” will begin!  As we proceed, please feel free to send me your feedback &/or quiz-replies, whenever you’re able tO.


ATC-Pro & Adult Programme Coordinator

Covid 19 Update

While each of us has a different perception of risk, your ATC Board has set rules and recommended behaviour focused on the most vulnerable members of our community, on and off the courts. I would like to personally thank you all for adhering to the rules and recommended behaviours and encourage you to stay vigilant as we move forward in the 2020 tennis year.

The Municipality has now moved into Phase 2 of reopening. Washrooms will be open effective June 14th and cleaned every two hours in accordance with Health Unit Guidelines.

While singles play is still recommended, the Maximum players allowed on the court has been increased to 12.  If you decide to play doubles, please ensure you follow social distancing and follow the recommended Behaviour Guidelines.

Of note, Adult, Youth, Lessons and Ball Machine use will not commence in this phase.

If you are waiting to play, please remain outside the court until ready to play.



* Play based on the government authority measures and that of our municipality.
* Play only with family members, persons living in your household or individuals considered to be low risk.
* Wait outside the courts until your turn while maintaining Social Distancing and wait for players to depart. 

* Wash your hands with disinfectant soap and water for 20 seconds before play.
* Bring hand sanitizer.
* Clean your equipment, including your racquets and water bottles.
* Do not share equipment with your playing partner.
* Bring enough water to avoid having to touch a tap or water fountain handle.
* Consider wearing a mask or gloves while playing.
* If you cough or sneeze, do so in a tissue or in your sleeve.
* Avoid touching door handles, gates and other objects.
* PLEASE wash your hands before and after accessing the LOCK and LIGHT button and PLEASE disinfect the surface.

*As much as possible, keep a 2-metre distance with other players. We strongly suggest only playing singles.
* Avoid all physical contact, for example shaking hands.
* Avoid touching your face after manipulating a ball, racquet or hitting the ball.
* Avoid sharing food, drinks and towels.
* Use your racquet and your foot to pick up the balls or to send a ball to another player.
* Stay on your side of the court.
* Use two cans of balls with distinct numbers or identify your balls to differentiate them and only handle the balls that are yours.

* Wash your hands carefully with water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer.
* PLEASE take your garbage, empty water bottles, used balls etc. home to dispose/recycle.
* Do not loiter within the courts.
* Leave the court immediately after you finish playing