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  • 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.

  • 06 May 2022 6:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year we are offering a variety of weekly programming for members. Each program includes a recommended tennis rating for participants (2.0, 3.0, 4.0). If you are unsure what level you are, please contact our Club Pro Jordan Master @ Jordanmaster@hotmail.com and he will be happy to provide a complimentary evaluation.


    Registration for all programs can be done via the ACTC Homepage where events will be listed weekly. 

    Friday Night Socials 3.0+ Starting May 27 - 7-9 pm

    Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting Friday night social tennis round robins. Weekly registration is required. 

    Monday 3.0+ Ladies  Starting May 9, 8-10am and May 12, 8-10 am

    We have made some adjustments to the schedule for the Ladies 3.0 Social. It will now run Mondays and Thursdays from 8-10 am. To learn more about Monday sessions contact Amiko Chiba (amiko@kennetheugene.ca). For Thursday sessions contact Jane Salhani (janeisabelsalhani@gmail.com)

    Tuesday Evening Development Clinics Start Tuesday May 10 7pm (2.5) 8pm (3.0) 

    Run by our Club Pro Jordan Master, our Tuesday night (8 pm) and Saturday morning (8am) development clinics are designed for members that have some experience playing tennis but want to improve their overall game. $20.00/person. 

    Saturday morning Liveball 4.0+ Start May 14 @ 9am

    Every Saturday morning from 9-10 am. This fast paced, pro-led doubles play format is designed to be a great workout and improve doubles tactics. $20.00/person. Registration required. $20/per person. 

    ACTC French Open Tennis Tournament May 28 (rain date 29)

    This year, ACTC will host its own version of the French Open with fun social doubles, prizes and refreshments. Registration required. Please do so via this link.


    Reminder: Registration for these programs is done through the ACTC website (events will be listed on homepage). 



  • 06 May 2022 6:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Opening Day May 7 (rain date May 8)

    Our Opening Day is just around the corner! We hope you will join us on Saturday, May 7 from 1-4pm as we officially open for the 2022 tennis season. We will have refreshments, a tennis round robin, Liveball demo and lawn games for the kids! We are also hosting a food drive for our local food bank so please bring donations to drop off on Saturday. Register for Opening Day here.

    House League starting May 11/16

    Our Monday house league has only a few spots remaining and Wednesday house league is now full! Team Lists will be shared in the coming days.The season will begin on Wednesday May 11 for the Wednesday house league and Monday May 16 for the Monday house league.  For any questions please contact kevinjgage91@hotmail.com. 

    Online Booking System Live - Club Hours Begin May 8 

    As of May 8, only 2022 members will be able to book courts during club hours via our online booking system. Credentials will be updated this week as follows:


    2021 Members - Your Giga account will be reactivated this week - please check to make sure you can login properly. The username and password are different from the email address you use to login on the www.auroratennis.ca site. If you don’t remember them or need a password reset, please email board.actc@gmail.com 

    New Members - You will receive an email from Gigasports with your login details over the coming days. Please follow the instructions to set up your account.

    For more information about our online booking system and commonly asked questions please check out our FAQ click here

    Summer Job Opening for Court Monitor @ ACTC

    We are currently looking for a summer student to fill our court monitor position for the season. To learn more about this opening and how to apply please visit https://www.auroratennis.ca/summer-job-posting.




  • 18 Apr 2022 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2022 Tennis Season will officially begin soon. Plans are well underway. A few important events are taking place soon that we want members to be aware of. 


    Intercounty Teams


    ACTC is hoping to field four teams this year. 


    Mixed A - Matches Thursday evening, practice Sunday morning

    Mixed C - Matches Thursday evening, practice Sunday morning

    Ladies B - Matches Wednesday morning, practice Tuesday morning

    Over 55 - Matches Thursday morning, practice Friday morning


    Tryouts will begin this coming weekend (weather permitting). Depending on interest and weather, we may require a second tryout but encourage you to attend the first one if possible.


    Note you must be a member for the 2022 season to play on a team. If you have questions or would like more information please contact the team captains listed below.


    Intercounty Tryout Schedule:



    • Mixed C Tryouts - Captain Mariana Sierra (thepeeps06@gmail.com)

      • April 21st 7pm-10pm - Please register here

      • April 24th 10am-1pm - Please register here

      • May 5th 7pm-10pm - - Please register here 


    • Ladies B Tryouts - Captain Nancy Beatty (nancybty@gmail.com)

      • April 27th 9.00am-12.00pm - Please register here

      • May 4th 9.00am -12.00pm - Please register here 


    • Over 55 - Captain David Veitch (celtworks@gmail.com)

      • April 21st 10.00am-12.00pm - Please register here

      • April 28th 10am-12.00pm - Please register here

      • May 5th 10am-2.00pm - Please register here


    House League starting May 11/16


    Our Monday house league has only 4 spots left and Wednesday house leagues is now full. Team lists, schedule and format will be shared with players this week.


    Opening Day May 7 (rain date May 8)


    Join us on Saturday, May 7 from 1-4 as we officially open for the 2022 tennis season. We will have light refreshments and tennis round robins will be organized to welcome players of all levels old and new.


    Club Hours Begin & Online Booking System Operational  May 8

    As of May 8, only 2022 members will be able to book courts during club hours via our online booking system. It takes approximately 24 hours to sync the two systems so register before May 5th to avoid any issues.

    Friday Night Socials Start May 27


    Back by popular demand, we will once again be hosting Friday night social tennis round robins. Sign up is required. We will send out a link to register closer to the start date. 


    ACTC French Open Tennis Tournament May 28 (rain date 29)


    This year, ACTC will host its own version of the French Open with fun social doubles, prizes and refreshments. Registration required. Please do so via this link.

    We are optimistic that 2022 is going to be a great year for ACTC and have many more events planned throughout the summer. Be sure to check out the website or our monthly communications to stay up to date on all the exciting events we have planned for our members.


  • 29 Mar 2022 4:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Plans are well underway for the upcoming 2022 summer tennis season.

    - Our Opening Day will be Saturday, May 7, 2022 (Rain date May 8th)

    - Member and Summer Camp registration is now open 

    - Intercounty season schedule and tryouts will be posted shortly

    More updates to follow. We look forward to seeing you on the courts!


  • 29 Dec 2021 4:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As the end of 2021 draws near, we would like to take a moment to thank you for making ACTC part of your summer family and wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year! 

    Your 2022 Board has already started planning for the 2022 season and encourage you to keep an eye out for our annual survey which we will send to you in February and the official opening of registration for the 2022 season targeted for mid-March.

    Until then, we hope you will take a moment to review our Holiday Newsletter  (click here) and look forward to seeing you on the courts in 2022!

    Your ACTC Board





  • 24 Sep 2021 9:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As the 2021 tennis season starts to wind down, we have a few important updates to share with the ACTC membership.


    ACTC Wins Gold in Mixed C & Silver in Ladies B at the ICTA Finalist at Aviva Centre


    Congratulations to our Mixed C and Ladies B teams for an incredible competitive season. It is extraordinary that with only two inter county teams BOTH teams made it to the ICTA finals!

    Congratulations to all team members and special thanks  to our team captains (Mixed C Brian Courville & Mariana Sierra and Ladies B  Nancy Beaty & Cindi Stewart) for all the time and effort they put into organizing teams, managing lineups, coordinating logistics with opposing clubs and more!

    Thanks also to our Club Pro, Jordan Master for his assistance with team tryouts, practices, game lineups and support!



    Mixed C Champions



    Ladies B Finalists 

    (More photos from the ICTA finals day available at https://www.auroratennis.ca/resources/Pictures/2021_Intercounty_finals/All.pdf)



    Club Finals This Weekend - Saturday September 25, 2021

    (Rain Date Sunday, Sept. 26)


    After almost a month of intense competition, our club Finals Day schedule is now set! Grab a chair, your hat and some sunscreen and get ready for the ACTC Grand Slam!

    Here is the lineup of matches (games will be played on Court 1 and 3) but may be subject to change based on final results of semi-finals.

    10:00 am - Ladies Doubles

    11:00 am - Ladies & Men’s Singles

    12:00 pm - Men’s Doubles

    1:00 pm -  Mixed Doubles

    We are planning to serve pizza, snacks and drinks (water, etc.).

    If you are planning to attend please register https://www.auroratennis.ca/event-4502560 so that we know how many to expect and for contact tracing purposes.

    AGM - October 20, 2021

    Nominations now open!

    ACTC is a volunteer-run organization and each year at the AGM we elect the Board for the following season (2022). As a reminder, the 2021 ACTC Board is:

    President - vacant

    Vice President - Brian Courville

    Treasurer - Ana Maria Morosanu

    Secretary - David Veitch

    Member at Large - Jennifer Bentley

    Member at Large - Agata Crook

    Member at Large - George Milhaiescu

    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 2021. The meeting will take place at the ACTC Club House at 7:00 pm. 

    If you plan to attend the AGM please register here so that we can plan accordingly and facilitate contact tracing.


  • 06 Jul 2021 1:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Now that it is July and we have moved to Stage 2, programs at ACTC will be kicking into high gear. Here is a snapshot of what’s planned.


    1. Summer Court Monitors - please join us in welcoming Melissa Yee and Stefan Comanicou! They will be your primary point of contact when at the club and will be at the club throughout July and August. Be sure to stop by and say hello to them the next time you are there. 

    2. Summer Camps begin today. Camps will run Monday to Friday from 1-4 pm on all three courts through July and August. There are still some weeks with availability, so if you are thinking of signing up contact jordanmaster@hotmail.com as soon as possible.

    3. Friday night social tennis - will begin this coming Friday, July 9 and will run from 7-9 pm every Friday. There is no cost to play but registration will be required. Please register by Thursday 5pm before the day of the game. Players with a level 3 or up are welcome to participate. To learn more about the format and to register go to https://www.auroratennis.ca/calendar or contact Agata Crook at crookagata@gmail.com.

    4. Intercounty competitive teams - will be starting up the week of July 12. Good luck to all of our teams!

    5. Summer Tournaments - we are planning a “Wimbledon” doubles tournament the weekend of July 17. Registration will be open until July 15. For more details and to register go to 
    6. Shoe Tags - if you have not had a chance to pick up your shoe tag stop by the club when our monitors are there and they will be happy to assist you.

    7. Club House and Court Makeover - a number of volunteers have been hard at work to get the Club summer-ready. Once final renovations are complete we will be opening the clubhouse in accordance with health and safety guidelines. A few of the improvements include:

    • new flowers on courts and around the club house

    • a new leaf blower to keep courts clean

    • new squeegees to keep courts dry

    • a new fridge in the clubhouse

    • extensive wall repairs and patching and a full repainting

    We hope you are enjoying the tennis season and look forward to seeing you at the club.


  • 09 Jun 2021 5:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    C Team Tryout Thursday June 10 

    If you are interested in playing in a competitive league but couldn't make last week's C Team tryout it's not too late! Come tomorrow night (Thursday, June 10) at 7pm.  For more information please contact B. Courville at bcourville221@gmail.com.

    ACTC Courts closed Saturday June 12

    The courts will be closed from 9am to 4pm this coming Saturday for a special event hosted by the Town of Aurora and Sport Aurora. For more information click here.

  • 04 Jun 2021 1:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Access to booking system: By now, everyone should have received their login details for the court booking system. If you have not please send an email to board.actc@gmail.com and we can investigate.

    Updated FAQ for Court Bookings: We have made some updates to the Online Booking System FAQ. Please be sure to review it and if you have any questions send them to board.actc@gmail.com

    House League starting next Monday, June 7. Keep an eye out for more details coming from our House League organizers.

    Shoe Tag pick up times this weekend

    - Saturday, June 5 9:30 - 10:00 am

    - Sunday June 6 11:30-12:00 pm


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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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