The Municipality of Mississippi Mills has launched a public consultation survey, for residents only, to better understand what recreation, cultural and childcare services are being delivered well and to identify areas for improvement. Your input will help set municipal budget priorities, evaluate existing programs, and enhance programs/services to improve quality of life in Mississippi Mills. An independent consulting firm, Goss Gilroy Inc., has been hired by the municipality to administer this survey.
The Almonte Tennis Club is encouraging all members to complete the following survey offered by the Municipality. The survey will be open and available until October 14, 2022. The survey can be found on our municipal website or through this direct link.
Participation is voluntary but it would be very helpful and is greatly appreciated if residents would take the time to complete the survey.
For those who do not have internet access, paper copies of the survey are available at the Almonte Old Town Hall (14 Bridge Street) during regular business hours.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Calvin Murphy, Recreation Manager, Municipality of Mississippi Mills, at (613) 256-2064, ext. 601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Municipality of Mississippi Mills would like to thank you in advance for your time.
Hearing from Members helps the Club Plan Programming
Earlier this summer we conducted small surveys about member’s interests in a Round Robin, using a Ball Machine, participating in a Ladder, and sharing their email to find a playing partner.
We had 34 people respond to the survey.
- 16 people indicated they were interested in participating in a Round Robin on July 16th. As a result, we held a very successful Round Robin event in memory of Hyacinth Chatterton.
- 22 respondents said they were interested in using the Ball Machine for individual practice. A training session was offered and a few keys distributed for access to the ball machine which is kept in the black metal box at the Courts. The Ball Machine has not been well used, so if you are interested in learning how to use it and to access the Ball Machine, please contact us.
- 20 members said they would like help finding a playing partner and would like to include their email address and playing level in a list for members only so they could organize games during Open Play. The ATC is working on setting this up for next year. As a first step, watch for the posting on Tennis levels, so you can self-assess your level of play.
- Finally, 18 people indicated they were interested in participating in a Tennis Ladder. The Executive Members haven’t had time this summer to coordinate this. If you are interested and would like to volunteer to coordinate a Ladder for this Fall or next Spring, please contact us.
In an earlier survey we had a number of families express interest in a Club Play Drop In time slot for Families and Youth. We tried a few different things with limited attendance and are hoping that next year a volunteer will step forward to help promote Youth and Families participation.
We also had verbal requests for lessons for beginning or newer players. Beginning in August, the ATC offered 90 minute small group lessons to beginning or newer players in partnership with Tennis Canada certified Instructor Janet Morrison. There have been a few interruptions to the planned weekly sessions (darn that rain and other circumstances); but we had pretty good interest and have been able to get some of our newer players on the Courts for a positive learning experience.
August was probably not the best month for a survey, as it is later in the Season and prime holiday time for lots of folks, but hopefully next season we can put something in place earlier next year.