Dear RTC Members,

 

We hope you have had a great tennis season so far, and have been enjoying the perfect summer weather of late. To support our ongoing effort to make our club a welcoming environment with high-performance tennis courts, we are thrilled to announce that our court resurfacing work will commence August 29th, and conclude by the end of September (weather pending). As many of you know, this resurfacing is required every ~5 years because of tree root activity beneath the courts, weather-caused erosion, and usage. Work must be done this time of year as the spring is too cold, and our summer months are simply too busy to close for capital improvement work. Your patience and understanding is deeply appreciated.

 

We kindly ask that you bear with us since the weather in September can be volatile; all the best laid plans and schedules can cause delays! We will do our best to communicate all schedule changes and keep you updated on progress. Here’s what we know right now: 

 

Construction Schedule Courts 7&8 

  • August 29th to September 5th 

  • Courts 1-6 will be available for play during this time except for the following dates and times.

  • Monday August 29th to Friday September the 2nd from 9 am - Noon.

 

Construction Schedule Courts 1-6

  • Monday September the 12th, with a completion target date of the 23rd. 

  • During this time courts 7&8 will be available for play however in a very limited capacity. 

  • Prepaid after school junior clinics and adult programs will run, and courts will be available on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate as much member play as we can. We ask that you limit the number of times you play to allow for as many members to enjoy the courts as possible.

 

For this “renovation” we are taking extra measures (with added cost) to bring the courts up to a higher standard of play, including fibreglass work on courts one and three where there are glaring cracking issues from the tree roots.  We have also purchased 8 new tennis nets for the 2023 season. 

 

We are also working closely with the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation, and forestry department, to address the overgrowth of the surrounding trees. This is a slow moving process as city resources have been greatly compromised, we hope to complete a major trimming of the trees complete prior to first snowfall. 

 

The pandemic has pushed our court resurfacing schedule off by a couple of seasons, so we greatly appreciate your patience and ongoing support. 

 

Thank you, 

Richard Nicolson, 

On behalf of the board of directors.