2020 Fall Message from the President (Todd Archibald)

I hope this message finds all of you and your families healthy. This has been an extraordinarily difficult spring and summer. Our executive has worked tirelessly with the changing legal landscape to open the club and provide you with the best tennis opportunity in these compromised times. We ended up with a very reduced membership base because of the changing rules and our late opening.

Special thanks go to Martin Gula , and Philippa Sutcliffe for keeping our tennis ship on a steady helm.

The exec has lost a number of members this year and will be looking to find a membership director, communications and social too. Please volunteer. Our beautiful club could use your help.

Graeme Kerr has agreed to be the new president this fall. I know Graeme will do an outstanding job.He has been a terrific vice president. I am stepping down after serving on the exec for twenty years and fifteen as president. It has been a great run and it has been a privilege for me to serve on the board of this amazing club.

In those twenty years, we were able to acquire the fourth court and get a new set of outstanding lights.
We also renovated our clubhouse.
Special thanks goes out to Toronto Councilor John Filion for making these major advancements possible.

We grew our intercounty footprint over thirteen years so that we are now a tier 1 tennis club. We received the OTA Community club award in 2017 for excellence.

Gwendolen is a great club because of its volunteers and members. I would like to thank Shane Miskin and Duncan MacPherson for all of their hard work on the exec over the years. Both are stepping down.
Kooros Ghasemi, our new tennis pro, has done a great job this summer in providing lessons and camps.
We are indebted to Ellen MacGrath, the club’s secretary, for always being there for us.
The property directors- Athos Battison, Oliver Peng, Yauheni Ivanou, and Roman Tsonev - have worked behind the scenes to keep our club beautiful and in good running order.
Mohammad Abid, a lonstanding director , has provided us with wise counsel. Lastly, Jack Dinardo, our former treasurer, is the club’s historian. He has been on the exec for over a decade. Whatever our club has accomplished, it is because of the enthusiastic commitment of our exec.

The AGM will occur on Monday Sept 14th by zoom.

Finally, I would like to express my great gratitude to my family for allowing me to spend the many hours over the years in dealing with the club’s administration. In the early years, the exec meetings were held at my house. My spouse Jo-Anne would make the refreshments for the group and then head upstairs to put our twins to bed. My thanks go out to Jo-Anne, Jennifer, Jacqueline, and Lauren.

Best wishes to all my Gwendolen friends!

Todd Archibald

Gwendolen Park Tennis Club - Welcome to the New Tennis Season

We’re a small, friendly tennis club situated in a quiet corner of North Toronto,
with four well-equipped and maintained courts, plus a practice court,
and our own clubhouse with kitchen and washroom facilities.

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Our Club Highlights

  • Four courts (with brand new lights!)
  • House league on two nights
  • 4 Inter-County teams - From C team to A team and Over 55+ team
  • Advanced junior programs
  • Adult and junior tennis lessons and clinics
  • Social events (included in membership)
  • 3+ tennis pros