July 29, 2020 | Lifestyle
As our city embarks on the re-opening stages necessary to safely bring our city back to life following the hit of COVID-19’s pandemic, low-risk sports including tennis have been allowed to resume.
While keeping social distancing measures top of mind, Toronto’s tennis courts are re-opening and Torontonian tennis lovers are very excited about it.
Some important measurements that tennis courts are implementing are:
- Players must wear masks when entering the facility but they can be taken off once play has begun and only when on the court.
- Players need to remain on the same side of the court at all times.
- The club will not be supplying ball tubes.
- Each player should bring their own can of balls with a unique identifying mark (initials, symbol) and ideally from different companies for easy identification. Players should only touch their own tennis balls.
- No physical contact like high five’s and handshakes are allowed.
- Players should no longer sit on benches or use scorecards.
While not every tennis club in the city is ready to reopen, here are some of the best tennis clubs in Toronto that you can keep an eye on.
This exceptional facility offers 12 Har-Tru clay courts – four red and eight green – and nine courts are bubbled in winter for year-round play. This exclusive club offers a variety of programs including ladders, house leagues, children’s camps and casual play.
Toronto Lawn Tennis Club
This iconic ivy-covered club features 14 Har-Tru outdoor courts, 4 Plexi-Cushion hard indoor courts, and bubble-covered winter clay courts. This club mostly services Rosedale and comes with a membership fee starting at $6,000 for the entry fee and upward of $2,000 per year.
Davisville Tennis Club
Located at the corner of June Rowlands Park, six lighted tennis courts and tons of social activities take place throughout the summer. Upon joining the club, you can be rated by the club during a complimentary session.
Offering a fully air-conditioned indoor facility with the opportunity to play other skilled players at their club mixers, enjoy tennis year-round located by Lakeshore and Carlaw. Members are required to pay an initiation fee, annual Platinum Membership and per hour court fees for access to their eight courts.
York Racquets Club
Located not far from Yonge and Summerhill, this exclusive club offers clinics, a pro-shop, and private lessons. Complete with a sizeable entry fee along with yearly costs, its value is heavily placed on being a part of one of the most prestigious clubs in Toronto as it usually has a waitlist.
Forest Hill Tennis Club
Located at Eglinton and Bathurst, this club runs an active league that plays on the four lit tennis courts. An adult membership grants you up to 10 free group clinics and court access without having to book.
Leaside Tennis Club
Located at Trace Manes Park (or Millwood Park, as it was once and more commonly known) is this Leaside staple that runs from April until the end of October. Their six lit courts have “Deco Turf” surfacing, which is good news for creaky knees. The fees are reasonable for new members, but make sure to sign up early since the season fills up fast.
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