Rally for Lilly

For further information contact Janet at playmortennis@yahoo.ca

I Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! 

In continued spirit, please consider coming out to the courts on Tuesday October 29th to support Lilly McComb and enjoy some end-of-season tennis. Nets will come down on October 31st. 

If you want to ensure you have courts reserved, email Janet Morrison at playmortennis@yahoo.ca.  See details on poster. 

Otherwise, just come on out and help fill the courts will rallies and games that day!  We hope there will be some classes and other groups coming out to join in as well. 

Janet will be there all day and if people wish to continue under the lights and crisp air until later, we will play on!

Members and non-members welcome.  Great chance to bring out some friends and family as guests, with the proceeds going toward this great cause.  Please feel free to share the poster with anyone you think might enjoy coming out.  

Donations will go in empty ball cans strapped to the fence until the end of the day, so if you have any extra ball cans, please bring them along.

Thank you for coming out to participate and for helping to spread the word and tennis joy!Any questions, email Janet at playmortennis@yahoo.ca. 

Hope to see you there!

Autumn Tennis

During the past week, several morning pick-up games have been held at the courts, with up to 8 participants attending.

One might hesitate at leaving for the courts with the early morning temperature hovering around 6C, but the sun is warm and the temperatures rise quickly between 9 and Noon.

There is no better way to spend a morning of tennis than under clear blue and sunny skies, surrounded by the changing fall colours of the trees and the sounds of flocks of geese migrating from the river to newly harvested grain fields.

Soon the season will close. The town has set the date as October 30th!

Between now and then, the weather forecast predicts several sunny days with above average temperatures.

Take advantage of these days, you will be glad that you did.

Calling ATC Members

another successful season on the courts!

                   Supper at Almonte’s Café Postino

                   FRI-15th-NOV-2019 @ 4:30-pm

                   Celebrations, awards, prizes and of course, a current version of those famous team-quizzes!!

Meal-choices (3 options) will be available after participants send their confirmation responses – Thank You – Merci!

                   RSVP to Hyacinth 
B-E-F-O-R-E FRI-25th-OCT

                    mais-brown@sympatico.ca // 613-623-0976

Tennis Pick-Up Game

At the bottom of the left sidebar there is now a live-chat feature that allows members the opportunity to extend an open invitation to play a game or join an unscheduled activity.

The chat is free to join, just by entering your first name where asked. There is no sign-up details required.

This area could be used by several persons looking to organize a foursome, just provide the date and time you intend to play.

Or, the area could be used by an individual looking for a game at the last minute.

This pick-up game area will be on trial until the end of the month. Please report feedback (ci2i.consulting@gmail.com) if you use the area. And please report any glitches or problems joining or using.

ATC – The Next Generation

ADHS Phys Ed Class
Ms. St. John – Orange shirt in back row – Ms. Morrison in sky blue shirt in front row.

The Almonte Tennis Club is strong on proactive leadership to encourage youth participation in the game of tennis. ATC provides court access to the Almonte and District High School, and on September 17th, school teacher Ms. Stephanie St. John had 19 of her Phys Ed students active on all three courts.

As an added bonus, Tennis Canada Certified Instructor, Ms. Janet Morrison was out for the occasion, helping to instil good practice and provide a fun-filled atmosphere of learning to the students. What a great way to encourage youth involvement and develop future club members.

Janet Morrison is an ATC Executive Board member and Youth Program Chair. Information on lessons for all age groups can be found on the ATC “Youth Programs” page.

Ms. St. John – Advice and Encouragement

Exhibition Games Report


Here’s a hearty “thank-you” to all who participated in the “EXHIBITION-GAMES” at ATC (Sun-8th-Sep), celebrating this year’s 10-week Mixed-Doubles Challenge-Ladder (MD-CL) !

It was fab to have reps from other clubs joining us on this special occasion——un grand merci, aussi, aux …

• ATC members who contributed oh-so-delish “snickie-snackies” (including Doug, although unable attend)

• Terry & her Social Committee, who created a welcome “oasis” where we were well-hydrated and well-covered

Our awesome “Court Supervisors”——Janet-M and Sandy-C-S——(plus added help from Carolyn-K), who rose to the challenge of figuring-out the Team-Scores—h!-h!!

• Our on-the-spot photogs who recorded many shots of the group in action … Al, Bill, Bozena, Carolyn, Cecilia, Dave, Deborah, Denyse, Derek, Elaine, Jacques, Janet-F, Janet-M, June, Melissa, Paul, Rob, Sandy, Terry, Tom.

May I also congratulate those who were “Regular-Players”, “Spare-Players” and “Supporters-in-the-Wings” for the MD-CL- 2019——this all contributed to the smooth running of this very popular activity, which will definitely remain on the list for SUMMER-2020 ! 
(BTW, you will shortly receive a note regarding the results of everyone’s steadfast efforts in the success of this programme.)


Exhibition Games

On Sunday September 8th, 18 players gathered for a fun-filled afternoon of tennis under the tutelage of resident Pro Hyacinth Chatterton.

September 2019 Exhibition

Although the event was delayed by a day due to rain, players from as far as Westport came to share in our activities. It was gratifying to learn that our Almonte Tennis Club has such a strong reputation within the region.

As a bonus to the afternoon of play, Hyacinth added an element of instruction which made the time both enjoyable and productive. This strategy is a fun way to better learn the game and the retention of the learning seems to last much longer as a result.

Through the round-robin format, one group emerged the winners. They are to be congratulated both for attaining the largest aggregate score, but also for their generosity is sharing their chocolate prize.

Back Row L-R Al, Rob, Dave
Front Row L-R Melissa, Cecilia, Terry

Thanks to Hyacinth for organizing this event as well as the many volunteers who helped with the set-up and organization throughout the day.