2021 Tennis Season 

  • Our AGM will be September 27th, at 7:00pm at the club. 

End of Season Tournament!

  • Registration for year-end tournament is extended to September 15! 
  • Please email tournaments@gwendolentennis.com to register! 
  • Tournament play is this coming Sept 18-19. 

Adult Lessons, Junior Programs, & Summer Camps

  • For all tennis lesson and program inquiries, please contact our Director of Tennis, Kooros Ghasemi:
  • Dates, pricing, and details can be found here

Online Booking

  • We will have our online booking system running for this season, and you will be given access once you register and pay for an adult membership. 
  • Once payment is made, you will be sent a welcome email with instructions to create a yourcourts.com account to use for online booking.  
  • Courts 1,2,3 and the hitting wall will be available for booking. 
  • Doubles play and booking will be permitted this season! 

 

City Guidelines during Covid-19 

Before Arrival at Gwendolen Park Tennis Club:

All tennis players should self-screen to limit the introduction of infection:

  • Prior to attending Gwendolen Park Tennis Club, every player must do the self-assessment for COVID-19 on the Ontario Ministry of Health website and if they do not pass the assessment they should not attend a community tennis club court until they pass the assessment and do not have signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Tennis players can visit the City's website to determine if further care is required and learn about assessment centres.
  • All tennis players should be aware of signs and symptoms of COVID-19, including:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Muscle aches
    • Tiredness
    • Sore throat
    • Headache
    • Runny nose
    • New loss of taste or smell
  • Your risk of severe disease may be higher if you have a weakened immune system. This may be the case for:
    • Seniors
    • People with chronic disease such as diabetes, cancer, heart, renal or chronic lung disease
  • The World Health Organization advises that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 10 to 14 days after contracting COVID-19. Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have few or no symptoms. Hence, there is the possibility of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread of COVID-19.

 

Entrance Restrictions

  • Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or has had close contact with a confirmed case cannot enter Gwendolen Park Tennis Club.
  • Access to Gwendolen Park Tennis Club is restricted to tennis players only, and any required staff.
  • Day camps for children may open if they operate in a manner consistent with the document entitled “COVID-19 Guidance: Summer Day Camps”, which is available on the website of the Government of Ontario.
  • All activities must always comply with the social distancing measures and recommendations issued by federal, provincial, and municipal government authorities, including the arrival and departure of players.

 

While using Gwendolen Park Tennis Club

Reduce the risk of transmission during activities:

  • Stay at home when you are ill.
  • The following screening questionnaire for staff is available on the City's COVID-19 site under Workplaces
  • Respect any provincial Emergency Orders that prohibit social gatherings of a certain size, including when at Gwendolen Park Tennis Club.

 

Practice physical distancing

  • Maintain a two metre (six feet) distance from others when at Gwendolen Park Tennis Club. 

 

Practice proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue. Immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands.
  • If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

Cloth Masks & Face Coverings

  • Cloth masks and face covers can be used when physical distancing is difficult to maintain.

 

People who become ill with COVID 19 symptoms while at Gwendolen Park Tennis Club should go home to self-isolate:

  • People who become ill while at the tennis court should go home immediately, and should review the City of Toronto website for more information about COVID-19.
  • If a tennis player tests positive for COVID-19, their local Public Health Unit (TPH for Toronto residents) will follow-up with close contacts who may include other tennis players. Other tennis players who came in close contact with the infected player may be required to self-isolate.

 

Playing Tennis

Prior to Play:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Clean and wipe down your equipment, including racquets and water bottles. Do not share racquets or any other equipment such as wristbands, grips, hats and towels.
  • Bring a full water bottle.
  • Arrive as close as possible to the game start time. Where possible, games, game times, and courts should be booked in advance. Drop-ins are to be avoided if possible.
  • Avoid touching court gates, fences, net posts, the net tape, benches, etc.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Play with persons living in your household if possible.
  • Where possible, court scheduling should be staggered to avoid overlap of players both playing and waiting.
  • Cloth masks and face covers can be used when physical distancing is difficult to maintain

 

While Playing

  • Keep a 2 metre distance with other players.
  • Doubles may be played.
  • It is recommended that doubles partners are from the same household or social bubble.
  • Avoid all physical contact, for example shaking hands with other players.
  • Avoid touching your face as much as possible.
  • Do not meet the other player at the net.
  • Stay on your side of the court.
  • Keep your distance from other players when retrieving tennis balls.
  • Cross at opposite sides of the net during change of side.

 

After play

  • Wash your hands carefully with water and disinfectant soap or with hand sanitizer.
  • Properly dispose of any garbage.
 

2021 Spring Message from the President

Dear Fellow Members,

I know this has been a challenging year for everyone and I want to thank those who made the decision to join our club last season. Due to the hard work of your executive team, and your commitment to safety protocols, we experienced a very positive tennis experience in 2020.

As tennis enthusiasts, our thoughts are now focused on the 2021 season. Although things may seem uncertain at this point in time, we are optimistic that we will apply all of the lessons learned from last season, and deliver a safe and enjoyable playing experience to you again this summer. Your executive team has met throughout the winter and is dedicating a significant amount of time and energy to make this summer great for you. We will make sure to communicate any important updates from now until the beginning of the season.

Our ask to you: please continue to show your support and confidence in our club. We will be opening up our “early bird” membership on March 15th and we would appreciate your early commitment.

Thank-you to everyone who supports and contributes to the Gwendolen Park Tennis Club.
We will get through this and become even stronger.

Stay safe and we will see you at the club in the Spring!

Regards,
Graeme Kerr
President

Junior Programs

Spring after school programs will begin on May 3, 2021!
Monday - Friday, 4:30-6pm, May 3 to June 25.
$290 with HST already included for an 8 week period. (This price is for once a week, you can have more weekdays if you like.)
City limits to 6 juniors per court.

Please contact Kooros to reserve a spot quickly at tennispro@gwendolentennis.com,
or call/text 647-802-0972
.

Additional information and registration for summer programs and adult clinics will be updated on our website over the next month.

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.

Do you have questions? Don't hesitate to contact us here .

Do you want to become a member, use our facilities and participate in our programs?
Join our club here .

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