Covid Update

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“In accordance with (the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-home order) , Municipal Facilities and Services will be closed to the public for four (4) weeks or until further notice effective 4:30 pm this afternoon (April 8th).”

All outdoor recreation facilities are closed. This includes the Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Frisbee Golf, Skate Board Park and playground equipment. The new Covid-19 variant that has been linked to many local cases has been determined to spread more easily. Symptoms may also be more severe with an increased need for hospital care. We do not feel confident in our ability to ensure outdoor recreation facilities are sanitized sufficiently to ensure everyone’s safety. In addition these facilities can encourage gathering, which can also lead to spread.”

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Paul Scissons
ATC President

Ontario Tennis Association

The Almonte Tennis Club is a member of the Ontario Tennis Association, and in normal years ATC obtains information and support from them, including workshops and clinics.

A recent communication from OTA outlines plans for their 2021 program season. Included will be a Youth Summer Camp Program.

Information on this camp and information on a full range of OTA services can be found at the OTA website link below.

2021 Club Update

Your ATC Executive has been busy preparing for the 2021 season, and with the warm weather upon us, everyone is eager to open the courts for play. Still, we must be mindful of the Covid 19 Virus still in our community and the annual schedule the town maintains for the general re-opening of sport facilities. Net returns are scheduled for the week of April 12th.

REGISTRATION for 2021 is now open. Please go to the ATC website for on-line and hard copy registration options. Website at (

The tennis club will be operating under the same “Rules and Recommended Behaviour” as last year, in compliance with the Provincial Covid-19 Restrictions in place. Please check the ATC website to review these safety recommendations.

ATC will NOT be organizing any programs, social events, lessons or activities at this time. Please play in your bubble. Due to Covid tracing and tracking requirements, no guests will be permitted to play on ATC courts.

The ATC Annual General Meeting is scheduled for April 21st at 7:00 PM. It will be conducted via ZOOM, and all members are invited to attend. A ZOOM connection Notification on the ATC website will follow.

Interesting in getting involved?? Volunteers are important to the health and well-being of our Tennis Club. We welcome your new ideas and energy. Please contact or to indicate your interest.

ATC facilities are vulnerable to health and by-law inspections and public complaints which could result in a total shutdown of the courts.

While the Covid risk fluctuates at times through different levels in our community, let’s always commit to keep our level of health and safety at the highest level.

Paul Scissons
ATC President

Game, Set, Match

To all ATC members!

Seasons Greetings, Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year from your ATC Executive! 

We want to express our sincere “Thanks” to everyone for making 2020 a safe and successful year.

Tennis proved for many to be a welcome relief to the periods of social isolation due to public health required lock-downs.

Everyone did a great job respecting social distancing, following new rules and recommended behaviour and being diligent with additional sanitizing requirements; all focused to keep COVID 19 out of our ATC community.

Our hope is to return this Spring with a full agenda and very few limitations.

Enjoy the break, stay healthy…easy on the sweets and see you all in the Spring.

Your ATC Executive

End of Season


When the nets come down on Monday, let’s congratulate ourselves for making it safely through this crazy pandemic season.

The weather this summer was fantastic and tennis provided an escape from isolation and a feeling that at least some part of our scheduled lives was near normal.

Diane, pictured here made the best of time and opportunity to run up 75 days of tennis this year. A pretty amazing accomplishment. Congratulations!!

See you all in 2021!!!

Gate Code Change

On Sunday evening, after dark, the tennis court gate padlock was stolen while an ATC member was practicing. The member believes that a suspect of this theft was among a group of young persons on skate-boards.

The lock has been replaced and the code changed.

The new code can be obtained on the “Members Only Page” of this website. The “Members Only Page” is password protected. You were informed of this password by email when you obtained your 2020 membership.

If you are a ATC member and cannot remember or find this password, email and the password will be provided to you.

If any member knows someone in the skateboarding community, please reach out to see if the lock can be located and returned. It is not cheap!

As a reminder, the courts will be closed for the season on November 16th.

Enjoy the remaining days of good weather.

Paul Scissons
ATC President

Season Extension!!

Good news!!

With favourable weather extending into mid-month, and in discussions with the town, the tennis nets will remain on-courts until November 16th.

My thanks to the ATC members who indicated an interest to continue play and advocated for this extension.

Our thanks to the town for their flexibility to reschedule their fall clean-up tasks.

Enjoy the mild weather and continued activity.

ATC President

End of Season Greetings!

Hello ATC Membership and hoping everyone is safe going into the late Fall. As I write this brief message there is a skiff of snow on the ground. The final days of playing tennis for the 2020 season are drawing nigh. We hope you had a great tennis experience in 2020!  A reminder that the nets will be removed November 1st in cooperation with the Town’s plan of winterizing all summer recreation facilities.

We would like to thank everyone for your support in following the COVID Guidelines and Club Rules though a rather challenging time. All reports suggest we have been successful as ATC Membership in modelling what can happen when we work together.  Well done!

Please be advised that your ATC Executive Committee is continuing to work on wrapping up 2020 and preparing for the 2021 season. We are writing our committee reports, reviewing data, balancing the books and preparing budgets and recommendations for 2021.

We will be announcing the date of the Annual General Meeting for next year in the late winter. We welcome any feedback, suggestions and recommendations – please respond in the “leave a comment” section at the bottom of this page. We would encourage any person who would like to get involved with the ATC Executive to please connect with us. We welcome your questions.

I would like to express a word of “Thanks” to the ATC Membership,  the ATC Executive and the staff of the Town of Almonte for a job well done and for a successful 2020 Tennis Season in spite of COVID19.


Paul Scissons
President – ATC