COURTS ARE OFFICIALLY OPENED FOR PRE-SEASON PLAY APRIL 20th 2022

The ATC is pleased to officially announce the opening of the tennis PRE-SEASON as of Wednesday, April 20th.  Both 2021 registered members and newly registered 2022 members are invited to enjoy pre-season play.  

THE 2022 CLUB COURT SCHEDULE WILL BE SHARED SOON

  1. Pre-season schedule (April 20th to May 1st):  OPEN PLAY
    1. There are no CLUB PLAY Programs scheduled during the pre-season.
    1. Many members are eager to resume Morning Drop-In Tennis. Interested members are invited to join representatives of the Executive Committee at the Courts Thursday April 28th  9:30a.m. (weather permitting) for a welcome meeting and stay to play together.
  • The CLUB COURT SCHEDULE for the 2022 REGULAR Season begins May 1st and an announcement of the upcoming schedule will be posted soon.
  • You can expect to see three Categories of court time usage on the Club Schedule. Please ensure you keep abreast of the CLUB Court Schedule prior to heading to the courts to play.  The Court Schedule helps ensure reasonable and equitable access to the courts for all members. Knowing the schedule and following any updates will help you take advantage of playing opportunities and avoid disappointment.
  • The three Categories of court usage time are:
    • OPEN PLAY
    • CLUB PLAY
    • SPECIAL USE

Understanding what these categories are is important. Please keep reading below to more about these and the rules (https://atc.sport.blog/court-bookings/) that apply.

PROGRAM PLANNING FOR 2022 IS UNDERWAY

We are all eager to get back to our regular tennis routine.  We know many of you will want to know this year’s plans for Programs, including the schedule for Open Play, Club Drop-In mornings, Club Nights, your options to join Lessons and Tournaments; or participate in other special events.

There is considerable work involved to get these programs restarted after two years of restrictions. Please be patient and rest assured your Executive Committee is working to reintroduce a range of programs in an incremental and responsible manner.

CATEGORIES OF COURT USAGE

OPEN PLAY

Court time exclusively for self-organized members wanting to play doubles, singles, or practice alone.

  • Members cannot reserve a court time in advance; courts are available on a first come-first access basis.
  • Rule #5 applies. Know It and Follow It.
  • Multi-court use by a self-organized group of players is not permitted during scheduled OPEN PLAY.
  • The number of players on a single court is normally between 1 and 4 players. 
  • On occasions where members are rotating in an additional one or two players please ensure you respect play on other courts by having rotating players wait where they do not interfere with play on adjoining courts.
  • Please avoid distracting or disrupting players on adjoining courts.

CLUB PLAY

Court time scheduled by the Almonte Tennis Club for group programming open to all Members. Different types of CLUB PLAY include: Morning DROP-IN Tennis; Club Night; Club Organized Group Lessons; Club Ladders; Open House; Free Clinics etc.

  • The Almonte Tennis Club reserves the right to schedule, structure, and manage all CLUB PLAY.
  • Individual members or groups of members cannot organize group play using multiple courts.
  • The Club sets the day, start and end time for all Club Play; participating members may not alter those times.
  • OPEN PLAY is not permitted on Courts reserved for CLUB PLAY. 

SPECIAL USE

Court time reserved through the Almonte Tennis Club on request from non-members. Different types of SPECIAL USE  include: The ADHS Spring and Fall PhysEd Class; training time for the ADHS Tennis Team; Maintenance Requirements identified by the Town of Mississippi Mills; Community Events;  Private and semi-private fee based lessons provided to members by certified instructors.

  • Except for the scheduled maintenance by the Town of Mississippi Mills, the Almonte Tennis Club has authority to accept or reject requests for Special Use.
  • Requests for Special Use must be directed to the Almonte Tennis Club for consideration by the Executive Committee.
  • Members will be notified of Reservations accepted for SPECIAL USE, and any potential impacts on the availability of OPEN PLAY or interruptions to CLUB PLAY.
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