Message to RTC community 

Updated: Oct 2020

Dear Rosedale Community, Members and Program Participants

 

The COVID-19 pandemic upended all areas of life in 2020 and tennis at the Rosedale Tennis Club was no exception. Luckily tennis was included in Phase one of the Province of Ontario’s re-opening for singles play only, The City of Toronto issued summer clubs their permits shortly after. Thankfully the Ontario government allowed us to string up our nets and soon the happy sound of tennis balls striking our racquets was once again part of the summer agenda. Spring tennis is a beautiful thing and not being able to offer it to the community was a big disappointment to many of us. In phase 2 and 3 of back to play, the Municipality included doubles play, junior and adult programming, and life as we know it at the club returned.

 

 We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our devoted staff who worked tirelessly to ensure that the courts were prepared for play, and that all safety protocols and procedures for a safe and healthy environment were in place. A special debt of gratitude to Head Professional David Solc for his guidance and leadership through these extraordinary circumstances. It was all hands on deck as we opened our doors to welcome the Rosedale Community back to the courts in the park. 

Thank you to our members, parents and program participants for your patience as we “learned to fly the plane while we were building it.” Thank you for your compliance and resilience in adapting to the requirements. 

 

Our Junior Camps were a huge success this year. We loved seeing so many eager and happy faces each morning ready to take part in healthy exercise. Our coaches were amazing and always willing to adapt their lessons to suit the needs of our young players each week. Thank you, Rosedale community for trusting us to take care of your little ones and provide them with a summer experience that they deserve. 

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to express our gratitude to all our members and program participants for your support this season. Whether it was in the form of thank you emails, renewing your memberships even though you could not be with us this summer, volunteering, or simply following the rules and sticking with us through this unprecedented summer, it was appreciated. It's because of your commitment to the club and its community that the RTC  was able to thrive this summer. Unfortunately, COVID-19 will likely continue to challenge us in the coming months but we will stay the course and do our part and look forward to the return of our "usual" RTC summer next year. 

 

The club house will officially be closed on Friday October the 9th, we intend to keep the nets up as long as the city permits. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe and healthy winter season. 

 

We look forward to seeing each and every one of you back on the courts in 2021. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Richard Nicolson

Tennis Director 

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