Family and Youth Club Play: Parent Volunteer Wanted!

The Almonte Tennis Club is looking at ways to engage our member families with younger players and to encourage more youth from the community to join the Club. So far our efforts have had a moderate response.

We need your help.  We are looking for a Parent volunteer who would like to plan and organize a Club Play event(s) for Families and Youth.  

If you are interested in promoting youth play and tennis programming please email and

In the meantime, families and youth are encouraged to continue coming out to the Courts especially Sundays 6:30-8:00pm.  Given recent turnout the Courts will not be reserved specially for Families and Youth so Rule#5 on wait times will apply. If participation increases the Club will reinstate scheduled Club Play for Families and Youth. 


Learn to Play Small Group Instruction Now Available

The Almonte Tennis Club, along with our OTA Certified tennis instructor Janet Morrison, is offering small group instruction and coaching for beginners and less experienced tennis players.

Sessions will be scheduled Wednesday nights 6:30-8:00pm starting August 3rd. You can sign up for a single night or for the full series of three evenings. 

There will be a $10.00 fee per session with a maximum of 8 participants each night so sign up early! 

A minimum of 4 people are required for each session to run. 

Adult Members, paying guests and older teens are all invited to register by emailing

Hyacinth Chatterton Memorial Round Robin Results


The Round Robin Event on Saturday July 16th was a great success. Participants all enjoyed the “competitive” play and shared many heartfelt memories of Hyacinth. Everyone played 5 rounds of 4 games with varying partners and opponents. In the end there was a 3-way tie for first place.

Congratulations to Paul Scissions, Karin Crawford and Rick Skinner who each scored 13 of a possible 16 points, and had first dibs on the array of prizes offered for all participants.

Thanks to all the folks who participated in recognizing the contribution Hyacinth made to the Almonte Tennis Club over many decades. Special thanks to our Program Coordinator, Rob Abramenko, and especially to member volunteers, Janet Morrison and Rhonda Meloche for their work planning and coordinating the day.

Ball Machine Training Session – 7pm, Wednesday July 13th (correction to date)

The first email should have stated July 13th, 2022 from 7-8pm

The First training session for the ball machine was a success! So we are having another session available to members this Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:00pm.

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!

8 spots available for Adult Members.

Register now to secure your place by emailing

Additional training sessions will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Stay Posted!

Quick Reminder of Upcoming Events and Activities in July

Sunday July 10th 6:30 – 8:00pm
Drop-In for Member Families and Youth under 16
Youth can bring a friend for free
Registration not required.

Monday July 11th 11:00am – 12:00pm
Ball Machine Training Session Court 1.
Free. Register with
Maximum 8. Adults only.

Saturday July 16th 10:00am – 1:00pm
Hyacinth Chatterton Memorial Round Robin.
Registration closes June 9th. Contact
Free. Maximum 24. All members 16+

Club Play
Weekly on Tuesday and Thursdays – Adult Members 16+
Club Morning Drop-In 8:30am – 11:30am
Club Night Drop-In 6:30pm – 8:00pm

What’s New!

The results of the survey have been reviewed by the Executive Board!

A total of 22 members have expressed interest in using the Club’s ball machine for individual practice. The Club recently had the machine repaired and it will now be available for use by Adult Members, whom have received training on its proper operation, safety and security.

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!

First Scheduled Ball Machine Training Session

Monday, July 11, 202211:00 to 12:00pm

Court 1

8 spots available for Adult Members

Register now to secure your place by emailing

Additional training sessions will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Stay Posted!

Hyacinth Chatterton Memorial Round Robin – July 16, 2022

When: 10:00am to 1:00pm, Saturday July 16, 2022

Where: Almonte Tennis Club

Style of Play: Doubles Round Robin, each player will play with a variety of partners and opponents

It will be a free event with a maximum of 24 players. The round robin is open to players aged 16+

Please bring something for the “snickie-snackie” table. There will memorial moments of Hyacinth and tennis trivia available after the round robin. Prizes too!

Register before July 9, 2022 to secure your spot by emailing

A bit about Hyacinth Chatterton

Hyacinth was a dedicated and long standing member of the Almonte Tennis Club and its Executive Committee. Her enthusiasm for playing, teaching, and promoting tennis over many decades has influenced the growth and popularity of our Club.

Hyacinth was a Program Coordinator extraordinaire, who over many many years provided tennis instruction, organized ladders, and promoted intra-club play. Most of us directly benefitted from her background, as a Tennis Pro and cheerful coaching. She was instrumental to the development of youth tennis in the community by promoting the sport throughout her professional career, as a teacher at St. Mary.

Hyacinth passed away last year. At the time, the ATC made a donation to cancer research in her name. However, the Club was unable to properly acknowledge her tremendous contributions to tennis within the community, due to public health restrictions.

This year, we are offering Members the opportunity to recognize her contribution through the participation in the free Round Robin Event. Please join in.

See you July 16th.

Almonte Tennis Club Event Announcement

Family and Youth Club Play Drop-In Event

Sunday July 10th

6:30 – 8:00pm

All Members with Youth Under 16 are invited to attend. Participants 13 and under are to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The youth are encouraged to bring a friend during the scheduled 90 minute period. The Club will be waiving the usual guest fee.

All three courts will be dedicated exclusively for this Drop-In Family and Youth Event.

Join us this Sunday!

ATC Membership Survey

The Almonte Tennis Club is looking for ways to engage all members and ensure everyone has the opportunities they need to enjoy tennis this summer.  Whether that be through Club Play Drop-In; Round Robin events; time to practice individually; or games you organize around your own skill level.

We need your input to keep improving programming.

Please take two minutes to answer the survey by clicking on the button below:  

Did you know (#2)?

The Ontario Tennis Association (OTA)

  • The Almonte Tennis Club (ATC) is a registered member of the OTA and pays annual dues to the OTA based on the number of club members. 
  • OTA dues and Insurance amount to about 1/3 of the ATC’s annual operating budget.
  • In return, the Club receives support and services that help the Executive effectively govern the Club; manage and maintain the Courts, and develop tennis programming. 
  •  Among the OTA services offered, the ATC is able to access insurance coverage that protects our members and the Executive Committee.
  • The Club can also access a wide range of policies and programs from options for court resurfacing to guidelines for hiring tennis instructors.
  • The ATC is also able to connect with other local tennis clubs through the OTA.
  • Membership allows the ATC to hold two OTA sponsored doubles clinics per season. For registration of the next available clinic held on August 27, 2022 email Robert at

Note: the ATC promotes and encourages tennis according to the ‘OTA Rules of Tennis’. This can be seen on our new signage at the courts, which includes ‘Almonte Tennis Club Rules’, the OTA ‘Tennis Etiquette’ and ‘Simplified Rules of Tennis’.