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ABOUT THE CLUB

During the pandemic, note that all activities

should be in accordance with measures and recommendations

issued by the government and public health authorities.

 

The Wychwood Tennis Club is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Its mandate is to promote tennis in a recreational context.  

We usually start the season at the beginning of May, however this year, because of the pandemic, our 2021 tennis season will begin on May 31.

Members have free access to 3 tennis courts from May until October at Wychwood (39 Lake Street, Aylmer). The courts located at Broad (140 Brook Street, Aylmer) will be used for junior courses only. They are open every day from 7:00AM to 11:00PM.

In addition to access to three tennis courts, the Club offers an array of organized activities to our members: recreational match play with friendly exchanges, leagues, tournaments, junior/adult courses, adult “méli-mélo” league (mixed league), and ladder league for adults and juniors.

 

 

 

 

Membership Fees(1)

Price*

*Depending on the situation with the pandemic, prices are subject to change until the registration date.

 

See Registration.

Adult:

85$

Couple:

145$(2)

Junior/student:

55$(3)

Family:

185$(2)

To find out how to join, see Registration.

(1) No refunds for membership fees after seven days from registration. 50% reduction after August 1.

(2) Couples and families must reside at the same address.

(3) Student ID required if over 17. Students must be less than 25.

 

Your membership fees give you:

- Free access to Wychwood site outside of periods designated for scheduled activities (see schedule)

 - Access to all activities offered by the club (junior activities, junior ladder league, adult clinics, méli-mélo, league) with the exception of tennis classes and specific leagues for which registration is required. However, for the adult leagues participation similar to that of the meli-melo is possible (see Activities: tennis courses, leagues for more details)

- Wychwood Tennis Club is a member of Tennis Québec, which provides the following benefits:

a) Discount at Tenniszon (see details at Discounts)

b) Discount at Centre HI-FI (see details at Discounts)

c) SSQ Financial Group: Accident insurance coverage

- Coverage according to the scale provided by the insurance company.

- Coverage for an accident and not an injury inherent to the practice of sport.

(For more information, contact Tennis Québec).

All club members are automatically members of ARTO (Association de Tennis de l’Outaouais).

 

 

Weekly Activities

Check the web site regularly to verify any changes in the schedule

Wychwood

Broad

Court 1

Court 2

Court 3

Court 1

Court 2

Court 3

Monday

AM

Morning League

(9:00-11:00AM) May 31 to September 3, 2021

(10:00am-12:00PM) September 6 to 30, 2021

Junior Courses (8:45AM-1:15PM)

June 28 to August 20, 2021

PM

 Junior Courses (SWAT) (11:00AM-4:00PM)

June 28 to August 20, 2021

 

Evening

Adult Clinic (beg.and int.) (6:00-7:30PM)

May 31 to August 16, 2021

Méli-mélo

 (7:30-9:30PM): May 31 to August 16, 2021 

 (7:00-9:00PM): August 23 to September 27, 2021

 

 

Tuesday

AM

Junior Courses (8:45-12:45AM)

June 28 to August 20, 2021

PM

  Junior Courses (SWAT) (11:00AM-4:00PM) *

 June 28 to August 20, 2021

Evening

Junior courses

June 28 to August 20, 2021 (5:45-8:15PM)

Wednesday

AM

Morning League

(9:00-11:00AM) May 31 to September 3, 2021

(10:00am-12:00PM) September 6 to September 30, 2021

Junior Courses (8:45AM-1:15PM)

June 28 to August 20, 2021

PM

 Junior Courses (SWAT) (11:00AM-4:00PM) *

 June 28 to August 20, 2021

Evening

Int. Adult Courses (6:00-7:30PM)

June 16 to August 19, 2021

Advanced League

(7:30-9:30PM) June 2 to August 19, 2021

(7:00-9:00PM) August 25 to September 30, 2021

Junior courses (5:45-8:15PM)

June 29 to August 19, 2021

Thursday

AM

Junior Courses (8:45-12:45AM)

June 28 to August 20, 2021

PM

 Junior Courses (SWAT) (11:00AM-4:00PM)

 June 28 to August 20, 2021

Evening

Beg. Adult Courses (6:00-7:30PM)

June 16 to August 19, 2021

Intermediate League 

(7:30-9:30PM) June 2 to August 19, 2021

(7:00-9:00PM) August 25 to September 30, 2021

Junior courses (6:45-8:15PM)

June 28 to August 19, 2021

Friday

AM

Morning League

(9:00-11:00AM) May 31 to September 3, 2021

(10:00am-12:00PM) September 6 to September 30, 2021

Junior Courses (8:45AM-1:15PM)

June 28 to August 20, 2021

PM

 Junior Ladder League (12 :00-4 :00PM)

June 25 to August 13, 2021

Evening

Junior Ladder League (5:45-8:45PM)

June 11 to August 14, 2021

Saturday

AM

Junior Courses (8:45AM-1:00PM)

June 26 to August 14, 2021

PM

Junior Ladder League (1:00-4:45PM)

June 11 to August 14, 2021

Evening

Sunday

AM

 

 

PM

 

 

Evening

Note: Courts at Wychwood are available to members when there are no scheduled activities 

Wychwood: end of season activities - adult (9AM to 4:30PM): August 21 and 22, 2021 OR August 28 and 29, 2021

Wychwood and Broad: end of season activities - junior (8:00AM to 8:00PM) August 7 and 8 OR August 14 and 15, 2021

Broad : instructor training – June 7 and 9, 2021 from 1:15pm to 4:45pm

Broad : instructor training – Fridays June 11 and 18, 2021, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Broad : instructor training – Saturdays and Sundays June 12-13 and 19-20, 2021, 9:00am to 10:00pm


 

  Weekly Activities

 Wychwood

Monday

(9:00-11:00AM): Morning League (May 31 to September 3, 2021)

(10:00AM-Noon): Morning League (September 6 to September 30, 2021)

(11:00AM-12:00PM): Junior Courses (Pre-SWAT) (June 28 to August 20, 2021)

Monday to Thursday

(11:00AM-4:00PM): Junior Courses (June 28 to August 20, 2021)

Monday Evening 

(6:00-7:30PM): Adult Clinic (beginner and intermediate) (May 31 to August 16, 2021)

(7:30-9:30PM): Méli-Mélo (May 31 to August 16, 2021)

(7:00-9:00PM): Méli-Mélo (August 23 to September 27, 2021)

Wednesday Morning

(9:00-11:00AM): Morning League (May 31 to September 3, 2021)

(10:00AM-Noon): Morning League (September 6 to September 30, 2021)

Wednesday Evening 

(6:00-7:30PM): Intermediate Adult Course (June 16 to August 19, 2021)

(7:30-9:30PM): Advanced League (June 2 to August 19, 2021)

(7:00-9:00PM): Advanced League (August 25 to September 30 2021)

Thursday Evening 

(6:00-7:30PM): Beginner Adult Course (June 16 to August 19, 2021)

(7:30-9:30PM): Intermediate League (June 2 to August 19, 2021)

(7:00-9:00PM): Intermediate League (August 25 to September 30, 2021)

Friday

(9:00-11:00AM): Morning League (May 31 to September 3, 2021)

(10:00AM-Noon): Morning League (September 6 to September 30, 2021)

(12:00-4:00PM): Junior Ladder League (June 25 to August 13, 2021)

 

Note: Only members may participate in activities.

 

 

Broad

Monday

(8:45AM-1:15PM): Junior Courses (June 28 to August 20, 2021)

Tuesday

(8:45AM-12:45PM): Junior Courses (June 28 to August 20,2021)

(5:45-8:15PM): Junior Courses (June 29 to August 19, 2021)

Wednesday

(8:45AM-1:15PM): Junior Courses (June 28 to August 20, 2021)

(5:45-8:15PM): Junior Courses (June 29, to August 19, 2021)

Thursday

(8:45AM-12:45PM): Junior Courses (June 28 to August 20, 2021)

(6:45-8:15PM): Junior Courses (June 29 to August 19, 2021)

Friday

(8:45AM-1:15PM): Junior Courses (June 28 to August 20, 2021)

(5:45-8:45PM): Junior Ladder League (June 11 to August 14, 2021)

Saturday

(8:45AM-1:00PM): Junior Courses (June 26, to August 14, 2021)

(1:00-4:45PM): Junior Ladder League (June 11 to August 14, 2021)

 

Please note that only members may participate in these activities.

 

*Méli-mélo:

Members of all levels are invited to play doubles with different partners.

You don’t need a partner to play. 

Each period of play is 30 or 40 minutes. New teams are formed for each period. 

There is small fee ($2) for balls.

Leagues:

Adult members can sign up to play doubles in organized leagues.

Each period of play is 30 or 40 minutes. New teams are formed for each period. (See leagues for more details.) 

Please note that if there are fewer than twelve participants for an evening league, members who are not registered in that league are welcome to participate; $2 for balls.

Junior Ladder League:

Free, included with membership. Matches for juniors in ladder league format. Supervised by instructors.

Open to all junior members. Tailored to levels from beginner to advanced: age 5  to young adults.

Format in graduated steps, i.e several players will be on same step in the ladder.

Junior players in the first level will have shorter matches (between 15 and 20 minutes) and they will play with a parent or a more experienced young player.

Balls are furnished at match times reserved on the schedule.  

For more information see junior ladder league.

Adult Clinics:

Free, included with membership.

Activities organized by instructors to help players learn or to improve doubles play.

No registration, just show up!

Great for beginners and intermediate players.

Open to all adult members of all levels. Balls are supplied.

 

 

 

 

Club Rules

1.    Members always have priority to reserve courts, and therefore have priority over non-members. Registration includes access to Wychwood site.

2.    Non-members may become temporary members; cost: one adult $5: one junior $3.

- For one period of play of one hour. A period of play can be extended for temporary members only if there are no members waiting to play.

- These court fees can be deducted from full membership fees by up to $20 for adults, and $12 for juniors with their receipts.

- A maximum of four visits as a temporary member is permitted before membership is required.

- Temporary members may not participate in organized activities.

3.    Opening hours are from 7:00AM to 11:00PM every day.

- To encourage membership the club holds non-members liable for court fees (for temporary membership) during non-monitored periods if they are asked to pay by court attendants or club supervisors, who happen to be on site.

4.    Don’t forget to bring your token:

If there is no attendant on site:

- If members are waiting to play, please stop playing after an hour.

 - For example, if you began playing at 1:20pm you must give up your court any time after 2:20pm if members are waiting.

- Your token is your only proof of membership. Please wear it on your shoe so that it is visible.

- Please be a good sport about it.

If there is an attendant on site:

- The attendant will assign a court to you. If all the courts are in use, the attendant will let you know when the next court will be available.

- You must show your token to the attendant to maintain your priority

- While you are waiting, you may leave the courts, but you must return at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the play period assigned to you. If you do not, you will automatically lose your priority.

5.    Appropriate footwear (i.e. running/tennis shoes) is mandatory on the courts. No bare torsos please.

6.    Disrespectful or vulgar behavior (swearing, inappropriate body language, violence) will not be tolerated, and may result in disciplinary action (e.g. expulsion from a league or course, etc.); and in extreme cases, cancellation of membership.

 

 

 

Code of Ethics and Etiquette

The following rules are inspired from a document published by Tennis Canada, 

only a few details specific to the club have been added.

Rules of the court 2020:  https://www.tenniscanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/RULES-OF-THE-COURT-2020.pdf 

 

1.    In order to facilitate the organization of matches, please show up ten minutes before match-time.

2.    Players are responsible for all calls on their side of the net.

- Call the balls “out” and “let” immediately and in a clear way.

- Try to be fair, and in case of doubt, give the point to your opponent.

- Do not call the balls until they hit the ground.

- Do not question an opponent’s call.

3.    Players are responsible for calling their own infractions, e.g.:

- being hit by the ball,

- hitting or letting the ball bounce twice,

- touching the net

- crossing the net,

- foot faults

- etc.

4.    The server is responsible for announcing the score after each point and before each game.

5.    A server who lets his second ball drop when he serves should do so in a discreet way.

- However, it is better to keep the ball in a side pocket.

- If the opponent asks the server not to drop the ball, he must comply.

6.    Players should try to ensure their security and that of the other players.

- Before serving, make sure that your opponent is ready to receive.

- When a ball from another court comes into your court, immediately stop play and call “let” to avoid tripping on the ball.

 - Before retrieving a ball on an adjacent court, wait until the players have played the point.

- Do not distract other players. Do not walk/run, on or near the court when the ball is in play.

7.    Players should keep the atmosphere of leagues friendly.

- Be a good sport.

- Be fair and respectful.

- Encourage team play.

- Return balls to your opponent in a civilized manner.

- Shake hands with your opponent at the end of a game.

8.    Don’t interrupt a ball in play.

- Wait before trying to cross a court. There isn’t enough room behind the baseline to do it safely when the ball is in play.

- Do not talk to players while a ball is in play.

- Do not return a ball to another court while a ball is in play.

- Always consider your safety and the safety of those around you, and wait until the ball is no longer in play to make any moves.

9.    Manage your balls.

- Don’t bring more than three balls onto the court. Six balls are acceptable during a warm-up of a doubles match. More than 6 is considered a safety hazard.

- Ball baskets are allowed during lessons supervised by a certified instructor or solitary training as long as they do not disrupt other players.

- For lessons and solitary training, use courts 1 and 3 and hit towards side fences.

- Avoid hitting the ball in a careless or abusive manner.

10.  DO be mindful of your volume.

- Don’t yell and do abstain from abusive language; it is distracting and disrespectful.

11. Avoid using your cell phone on the court.

You should turn it off completely or set it to silent if it’s court-side.

12. DON’T eat a meal on the court.

- Small snacks (e.g. protein bars or a banana etc.) are fine.

- Beverages must be alcohol-free and in spill-proof, non-glass containers.

13. DO dress appropriately.

- Sport, preferably tennis, shoes and shirt are mandatory.

14. DON’T throw a party.

- Unless you’re taking a group lesson with a certified instructor, keep it to four players on the court at one time. 

- Any extras can rotate out as spectators

15. DO be respectful.

- As a spectator, be respectful to those playing. 

- This includes not talking during a point or clapping when someone makes a mistake.

16. DON’T litter.

- Please don’t leave without your garbage.

 

 

 

 

 

Last update:

July 22, 2021

 

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