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  • 01 Nov 2022 1:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ACTC now closed for the season.

    The Online Booking System no longer active.

    Please follow town procedures to reserve courts per public access guidelines posted outside the tennis courts. We will let everyone know well in advance when Club operations will resume for the 2023 season.

    AGM & 2023 ACTC Board

    Thanks to everyone that came out for our AGM on October 19, 2022. At the meeting we reviewed highlights of the 2022 season, the Treasurer's Report and also voted for our incoming Board of Directors for 2023.

    The 2023 ACTC Board is as follows:

    • President: David Veitch

    • Vice-President: Jennifer Bentley

    • Treasurer: Stuart Walker

    • Secretary: Jaclyn Luebke

    • Director At Large: Ailsa Sinclair

    • Director At Large: Michele Roach

    We would like to also take this opportunity to thank two of our Board members that will not be returning next year -  George Mihaiescu (Director at Large) and Ana Maria Morosanu (Treasurer) for their significant contributions to the club over the past few years.



  • 15 Oct 2022 2:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2022 ACTC AGM - October 19, 2022 7pm at the ACTC Club House

    All members are invited to attend the ACTC AGM. We require a minimum of 20 adulting voting members so please RSVP if you plan to attend.

    RSVP for AGM

    2022 AGM Agenda, Board Report and Nominations for 2023 Board 

    ACTC AGM Agenda

    • Call to Order, Introductory Remarks 
    • Reading and adoption of the Minutes of the last AGM together with the Minutes of any intervening GMM 
    • Business arising from the Minutes 
    • Presentation of financial statement showing revenue and expenditures 
    • The Annual Report of the Executive Committee outlining the significant developments of the year completed; approval and ratification of any and all acts of the Executive during the preceding year requiring approval or ratification. 
    • Election of Directors and Officers of ACTC for the coming year
    • New Business 
    • Adjournment
    ACTC 2022 Board Report & Nominations for 2023 Board

    In advance of the meeting please review the 2022 Board Report which includes Minutes from our last AGM, a financial summary for the season, club improvements and the list of our nominees for the 2023 season. We will be voting in the new 2023 Board during the meeting.

    Click here to access the report. Click here to RSVP.


    2nd Annual ACTC Halloween Doubles Tournament 

    Sunday, October 23 11am - 2pm (Rain date October 30)

    It's hard to believe the 2022 season is coming to an end, but we have one more fun social event for our members to enjoy! Join us for a fun, action packed doubles round robin tournament. If you'd like to wear your costume you can do that too!

    Prizes will be awarded for the the 3 players with the highest cumulative scores as well as best costumes. Refreshments and snacks will be served. 

    Space is limited. Register today to secure your spot.

    Thank you for a great season!

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members and the many volunteers that helped to make ACTC such a great community tennis club this year. It would not have been possible without you.

    We would also like to thank Jordan Master, our Club Pro for all his hard work, from assisting with Intercounty tryouts, captaining our Mixed A Team, running our social events and year-end tournaments while also providing a variety of tennis development programs for our adult and junior members.

    Thank you Jordan!

    Your ACTC Board



  • 24 Sep 2022 9:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you to everyone that has signed up for first ACTC Junior Tennis Tournament. Please note that we are going to move the Junior Tournament Day to Sunday, October 2, 2022. More details will follow regarding format/schedule. If you have any questions please contact our Club Pro, Jordan Master - jordanmaster@hotmail.com. If you have not already registered, there is still time.

    U10 (Green Dot) Registration

    U14 (Regular Balls) Registration

    Good luck to all our participants!

    ACTC Board


  • 13 Sep 2022 3:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Only 2 Days Left to Register for Men/Women's Doubles Club Championships

    It's not too late to sign up for our upcoming Doubles Club Championship weekend (September 16-18). There is no cost to enter and great prizes to be won! 

    Simply click on the draw you wish to register for:

    Also a few spots remain for our Mixed Doubles Tournament October 1-2 and our Junior Club Championship.


  • 03 Sep 2022 5:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for our Club Championships!

    Dates and links to register are below:

    Adult Tournament Format: 

    • The tournament will begin with prescheduled matches followed by semi-finals and finals. The format will be Pro Set (8 games)

    • First round matches will be scheduled on the Friday evening (7-10 pm) and Saturday morning if necessary

    • Second round matches will be scheduled Saturday morning (9-12) with semi-finals on Saturday afternoon. Finals will be on Sunday morning

    • All players are guaranteed two matches 

    • Matches will be set up/scheduled by our Club Pro to ensure opponents are of similar level. Please ensure you are available throughout the weekend - if unable to play it will result in default (we will not be rescheduling matches)

    • First to win 8 games, or the player/team in lead at the end of the hour will progress to the next round

    • If the match is tied with 5 minutes left, players will play a mini tie break up to 5

    • If tied at 4-4 in mini tie break, the next point will be “sudden death”, meaning that only one more point will be played to determine the winner. If playing doubles, receiving team can choose who will receive the final serve.

    • Winners will progress to the second round. The opposing team will be moved into a Consolation bracket. If you have any questions please contact Club Pro, Jordan Master @ jordanmaster@hotmail.com

    Junior Tournament Format

    • Players will play a scramble format and accumulate points
    • Each match will be up to 4 games
    • If games are tied at 4/4 players will play a sudden death point to determine winner
    • Receiving team may choose who will receive
    • Top 8 players will play semi-finals followed by the top 4 playing in the finals

    Congrats to our Mixed A team on making it to the ICTA Semi-Finals! 

    If you were at the club on Thursday night, some great tennis was definitely on display. The Mixed A team is now off to the semi-finals taking place this coming Thursday at ACTC. Come down to the club and cheer on our team starting at 7:00 pm!

    ACTC Merchandise

    We have had a great response to our ACTC wearables. We are placing one more order of hoodies for adults in a variety of sizes. Stop by the club to get your swag before it’s gone! 

    The Imagine Ride is underway!

    ACTC member Meghan Seybold has officially kicked off her 2,200 km ride to raise funds for Jack.org. Learn more about this initiative and how to make a donation at www.imagineride.ca and follow Meghan’s progress on @Imagineride on Instagram. Go Meghan!

    Guest Bookings Reminder

    We have made a change to court bookings that include non-members. These bookings will need to be made through the ACTC Board by sending an email to board.actc@gmail.com. As a reminder, guests are only allowed 2x per month, and there is a $25.00 guest fee for each booking that will be billed to the booking owner.

    AGM October Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 7pm at ACTC - Nominations Now Open

    ACTC is run by a volunteer Board, and we really need help to continue to expand our programming and create a great experience for our members. Please consider getting involved. As a reminder this year’s Board is as follows:

    President - Jennifer Bentley

    Vice President - David Veitch

    Treasurer - Ana Maria Morosanu

    Secretary - Ailsa Sinclair

    Member at Large - George Mihaiescu

    Member at Large -  Open


    If you are interested in running for any of these positions please send your nomination to kevinjgage91@hotmail.com on or before October 10, 2021 and include the following:

    • Your Name

    • Board position you would like to run for

    • Brief paragraph about you to share with the membership 

    One week prior to the AGM we will circulate the list of candidates, Minutes from last year’s AGM and a financial report for 2022. Voting for the incoming Board will take place at the AGM on October 19 @ 7:00 pm at the ACTC Club House.


  • 09 Jul 2022 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks to the weather and a hard working crew we expect that courts will be playable as of Monday, July 11. If there is any change to this schedule we will notify members and update website. Thanks for your patience.

  • 29 Jun 2022 5:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good news! The Town started prep work today on our courts but just informed us they are going to leave them open over the long weekend so members can play!

    Please book courts in advance here.

    Work will restart on Monday, July 4 and hopefully will be complete by July 8. Courts will be closed during that time. For a full list of alternative courts click here

    We will continue to send updates as we receive them.

    Thanks for your patience!


  • 08 Jun 2022 11:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There are many things happening at ACTC over the month of June. Please take a moment to review important updates and reminders

    Sport Aurora Day - June 11, 2022 (Courts Closed 8:30 - 4:00) 

    The Town of Aurora is hosting a special one day event to give children the opportunity to try different sports at McMahon park. ACTC courts will be closed during this event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    Court Resurfacing Starts June 21.

    We have just received word that the Town of Aurora will begin much needed court resurfacing starting Tuesday, June 21 weather permitting. It is expected it will take approximately 1 week to complete (target date June 30). Courts will be closed during this time however members can play at nearby courts including Fleury Park and Summit by hanging racquets. Any change to Intercounty team match locations will be communicated by team captains. 

    Thank you in advance for your patience during this interruption. If you have any questions regarding the resurfacing please contact Parks Supervisor, Steve Filippelli @ SFilippelli@aurora.ca.

    Need Assistance with Online Booking System? 

    If you are having trouble accessing the booking system please send an email to board.actc@gmail.com and we will be happy to assist you! 

    Staff snacks and refreshments 

    Food and beverages in the Club House have been purchased by individual staff members and are for their use only. Please do not take any items from the fridge or cupboards for personal consumption.

    Coming soon:

    Court Recycling Bins

    We will be installing recycling bins on each court to recycle metal tins and plastic. Please use these bins to keep our courts safe and clean for all members to enjoy.

    ACTC Logo merchandise

    To further build our club / community spirit we will have ACTC Logo t-shirts available for purchase. Stay tuned for more details!

    ACTC French Open was a huge success!!

    Thanks to everyone who came out for our first “ACTC French Open”. It was great to meet so many new members and renew old acquaintances while enjoying some great tennis and of course wonderful prizes! Special thanks to our Club Pro Jordan Master for organizing the event and Board Secretary, Ailsa Sinclair for the decorations and refreshments. 

    Mark your calendars for ACTC Wimbledon July 16, 2022 from 9am - 1pm! Our next club event will coincide with Wimbledon. Only 24 spots are available. Secure your spot today to play some great tennis, win great prizes and have fun! Register here.

    LiveBall Starts this Saturday!

    (3.0 @ 8am 4.0 @ 9am) LiveBall is a fun, fast paced,  pro-led doubles clinic. ($20 per person/limit of 6) Due to Sport Aurora Day June 11, only 8 am session will run this week - Register here for 8 am 3.0 session

    Court Monitors Starting Soon 

    We are pleased to welcome back Melissa Yee and our new court monitor Sooyee Huang who will be our court monitors for the 2022 season. They will be onsite as soon as resurfacing is complete. 




  • 30 May 2022 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are excited to announce that we have hired two summer students to act as Court Monitors starting June 21, 2022. 

  • 11 May 2022 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have an opening for a summer court monitor at ACTC. To learn more about the position and how to apply click here.

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May 17, 2020

Hello ACTC Members,

We hope everyone is healthy and doing as well as possible in a very challenging time.  We were as pleasantly surprised as all of you to learn on Thursday that tennis is part of Ontario's first stage of reopening.  We have confirmed with the Town of Aurora that the courts will be open for play on Tuesday, May 19, either in the morning, or in the afternoon, depending on which courts are unlocked first around Aurora.

Tennis Safety Guidelines

Tennis Canada has issued guidelines to support the safe and progressive return to playing tennis, which can be found at their website: https://www.tenniscanada.com/tennis-canada-is-committed-to-support-a-progressive-return-to-playing-tennis/.  The Town has advised us that these guidelines are being implemented for all tennis courts in Aurora, as follows:

1. The courts will initially be open for SINGLES play only.  Doubles pairs will only be allowed when both players
    live in the same home.

2. The clubhouse will remain CLOSED for the time being, and will therefore not yet be available for bathroom
    use, refilling water bottles, or hand washing.  Everyone is encouraged to bring their own hand sanitizer.

3. Players on each court are asked to use two cans of balls with different numbers or markings so that each
    player (or side) can use their own can of balls when it is their turn to serve.

4. Players are asked, as much as possible, to not handle balls when returning them to the player who is serving.
    Use your racquet and/or feet to send balls to the player who is serving.

There are quite a few other recommendations in the Tennis Canada documents, and we encourage everyone to read the complete text.  A copy of these guidelines will be posted at the courts.

Safety First

We understand how popular doubles play is, and that it will be disappointing to be limited to singles play.  We are very hopeful that this will be an initial limitation that can be revisited soon, but we are not sure yet when that will be.  The best way to think of it is that maintaining everyone's safety and good health is the first priority in this early phase of returning to play.  We should also keep in mind that there are many activities that have not restarted yet, and that we are fortunate that tennis is one of the first to be restarted.

ACTC Programs

The first thing to note is that we are not able to start our Monday and Wednesday house leagues right away.  Rather than try to completely change the format of house league, we will remain active in communication with the Town and other local tennis clubs regarding our ability to play regular doubles, and we will be ready to organize both house leagues as soon as it is safe to do so.

Regarding Inter County tennis, we have not yet had an update from the ICTA.  We will let everyone know once there has been some communication about the possibility of an Inter County season.

As you would expect, we are not able to hold events at the courts at this time.  As a result, the Opening Day scheduled for Sat May 23 is postponed.

ACTC's new pro, Jordan Master is able to begin offering one-on-one private lessons at ACTC.  Feel free to contact Jordan directly at jordanmaster@hotmail.com and (416) 802-2268 for more information.  A schedule of the times when Jordan will be offering lessons will be posted in the near future.

Registration Reopened

We are pleased to note that on-line registration is now available again at our website (auroratennis.ca), where a manual registration form is also available.  If you are interested in house league, feel free to be optimistic and include the extra $15 fee in your registration, as usual.  If you would prefer to wait to register for house league, that is fine as well.  If we do not end up having a house league season, any $15 house league fees paid will be refunded.

You will notice during registration that the annual fee for 2020 has not been adjusted or prorated.  To be up and running in mid-May means we have not really missed too much playing time, especially given the unusually cold weather in the first half of May.  Our ability to offer programming is of course constrained initially, but we are hopeful that will evolve in good time.

New Waiver Form

ACTC has always had a short, generic waiver form that members agreed to by default as part of their registration.  This year, the risks related to outdoor activities are higher, and as a result, we have an updated and more comprehensive waiver form.  We also want to be more thorough this year in collecting signed waiver forms from each member.

After you register, the new waiver form will be e-mailed to you.  If you have registered with a Junior, there will be a second form tailored to juniors as well.  We will ask that you sign the waiver(s) and return them to us, either by scan and e-mail (if possible), or by regular mail.  Having a signed waiver form from each member will be a prerequisite to playing at ACTC this year.  Thanks for your cooperation in this regard,

Reminder to be fair with Timely Court Changes

We should also note that the Town will be posting new signs in the near future regarding revised public hours and ACTC's club hours and court change routine.  As we get back on the courts, they might be quite busy, and we ask that everyone remember that the standard playing time is one hour, with court changes made on the hour.  We also ask everyone to keep a safe distance when waiting for playing time, and during court changes (remembering that there are gates at both Court 1 and Court 3).  It is best for players who are finished to leave the courts first, before the next players move onto the courts to begin play.

Above all, we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the courts, in a socially distant manner, of course.

Best regards,
Kevin Gage
on behalf of the Board

News & Announcements

March 28, 2020

Hello ACTC Members,

Despite the uncertainty about the start of our tennis season, we need to plan for ACTC's intercounty teams for 2020.  Just before recreation activities were closed, time was reserved at MRTC on Sat April 18 for tryouts for the Ladies B, 55+ and Mixed C teams, with a tryout for Ladies A to follow.  We will send out a more detailed e-mail about tryouts once it is clearer when tennis can start.

In the meantime, it would be helpful for each team to know how many players are interested in trying out.  This is primarily true of Mixed C.  ACTC is allowed to have two Mixed C teams this year, and so we need to know if there is enough interest to support two competitive teams.  We also need to know if we have captains and co-captains for both teams.  Liz Galluzzo and Linda Graber will co-captain one team, and Phil Huxley is taking a very well-deserved break from this role.

If you are interested in trying out for one or more intercounty teams this year, please respond to the appropriate team captain(s) below:

Ladies A - Joanna Stricker (joannastricker@sympatico.ca)
Ladies B - Nancy Beatty (nancybty@gmail.com)
             - Cindi Stewart (cindi.stewart@hotmail.com)
Mixed C - Liz Galluzzo (galluzzo2914@gmail.com)
55+ - David Veitch (celtworks@gmail.com)

It would be very helpful if everyone who is interested could reply sometime this weekend (March 28-29), especially for Mixed C players and hopefully a second Mixed C captain.

Thanks very much

____________________________________

March 26, 2020

Hello ACTC Members,

Consistent with the current closure of all recreation facilities in Aurora, the Town has confirmed that tennis courts are part of that closure.  Given these uncertain circumstances, registration with ACTC will be postponed until further notice.  We will contact members individually who have already registered for 2020.

We are of course hopeful that Covid-19 will be stopped soon and recreation activities can return to normal.  We will send a separate e-mail regarding our 2020 intercounty teams, and we will keep in touch when there is news about when the courts might open, and when registration can resume.  In the meantime, we will continue planning for as normal a season as possible, including hopefully being able to have an Opening Day event on Saturday May 23.  If you have any questions, please contact us at: board.actc@gmail.com

We hope everyone remains safe and healthy.

____________________________________

January 29, 2020

Hello ACTC Members,

As we get into planning a full 2020 season, there are a number of opportunities for volunteers to participate in ACTC's Board subcommittees.  We would look forward to having as many members as possible contribute their time, energy and ideas to help make ACTC a vibrant and inclusive tennis community.

Areas where volunteers would be much appreciated include:
- Opening Day Committee
- Social Committee
- Marketing/Communications Committee
- Facilities Maintenance Committee

Please reply to board.actc@gmail.com to indicate which area(s) you could help out in.

We look forward to hearing from you!

____________________________________

January 29, 2020

Hello ACTC Members,

As you may have noticed, ACTC's fridge was really on its last legs in 2019, and the Town helped us dispose of it in the Fall.

As a result, ACTC is in need of a new fridge.  We thought we would start the fridge replacement process by asking if anyone has a gently used fridge in good working condition that could be donated to ACTC?  We can arrange to pick it up.  Feel free to keep this in mind in case you might have a fridge that is being replaced over the winter.

Please reply to board.actc@gmail.com if you might have something available.

Thanks very much!

________________________________

January 22, 2020

Happy new year ACTC members!

The new Board is planning lots of exciting changes for the 2020 season.  We are pleased to announce that Jordan Master will be ACTC's club pro this year.  Jordan will provide lessons and clinics for all levels of juniors and adults.  Jordan's schedule will be posted in the near future.

We are looking forward to hosting a number of social events this year.  For starters, the Opening BBQ will be held on Saturday May 23, 2020, and a schedule of the day's activities will be posted soon.

We hope that you are having a great winter, and we look forward to seeing everyone at ACTC in the Spring.

____________________________________

November 10, 2019

Greetings ACTC Members,

Following the resignation of Brent MacKinnon, Bill Reid and Andres Marco from ACTC’s Board of Directors, we are pleased to announce that the ACTC members who were nominated for the Board at the Annual Meeting on Fri Sep 27 have been confirmed as ACTC’s new Board of Directors.

Your new ACTC Board of Directors includes the following nine members:

President, Kevin Gage
Vice President, Christine Zarebski
Treasurer, Linda Graber
Secretary, Liz Galluzzo
Facilities, Joanna Stricker
Player Development, Jo-Ann Smith
Social, Lee Wilson and Cyntia Vieira
Tournaments, Paul Jian

We would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the season and at the annual meeting.  We are well on the way to planning for next year, and we will look forward to sharing news about what’s in store for next year in the coming months.

We would also like to thank Brent and Bill for their many years of service at ACTC.



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