City Confirms Outdoor Amenities Must Close Under Provincial Restrictions
We regret to inform you that we must close the Swansea Tennis Courts – both to members and the public. Please see the note below from our City permit officer regarding club and court operations:
Toronto, like all Ontario municipalities, remains in the Shutdown Zone of the Province’ s COVID-19 response framework and subject to a provincial Stay-at-Home order. Last week, the Province of Ontario announced further measures to strengthen enforcement of the Stay-at-Home Order including restrictions on access to some outdoor recreation amenities.
For clarity, all outdoor sports facilities for tennis, platform tennis and pickleball must remain closed subject to current Provincial regulations. We request that you take all necessary steps to notify members and participants of this closure and to suspend any reservations booked in advance.
We appreciate your patience as we navigate these challenging times and will continue to provide updates as we receive them.
Swansea Tennis Club Board of Directors
April 20, 2021
City of Toronto – Guidance Regarding Community Tennis Club Operations
Today our City representative responded that the city legal team is currently reviewing the provincial restrictions, and in the meantime our permit remains active.
As such, we are pleased to communicate that Swansea tennis courts will revert to Club use as of Tuesday, April 20, and we will remain under Club Operation unless we are advised otherwise. Advance booking of courts is now active, and court attendants will be on site.
We thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate through the uncertainty of this environment. We will continue to keep you updated as we receive information on this matter.
Have a wonderful week playing tennis.
Swansea Tennis Club Board of Directors
Monday, April 19, 2021
City of Toronto – Guidance Not Yet Issued Regarding Community Tennis Club Operations
The recent provincial announcement regarding further restrictions to outdoor activities is unclear. As in the past and all through the pandemic, the Swansea Tennis Club receives and follows instructions from the City of Toronto regarding action and timing. A message was sent to our City representative to clarify and confirm on whether the Club can continue to operate, especially since public courts remain open throughout the city.
To-date we have not received an update from the City regarding the provincial announcement on Friday, nor has the City website been updated with any changes.
Due to the lack of clarity regarding club operation, effective immediately, Swansea tennis courts will revert to public use, in line with City of Toronto operations. Advance booking of courts is temporarily deactivated, and no court attendants will be on site. This measure still allows people to get out for some exercise, while still aligning to city protocols.
We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep members and the community updated as we receive information on this matter. Thank you for your continued patience.
Please read the following WAIVER in advance of picking up your shoe tag. You will be requested to sign waiver on site, with ID. Do not sign in advance and/or submit via email.
Swansea Tennis Season Officially Starts April 7, 2021!
Great news! The City of Toronto has issued our Club permit and Swansea Tennis Courts will shift from Public Play to Club Play on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
We know everyone is happy to be able to get outside and play tennis, and it is important to remember that the City is still dealing with the realities of the pandemic. As such, some measures are in place to keep everyone safe. Please read the information below carefully as it provides guidelines for play in this context.
Prior to initial court booking or play, members need to pick up their shoe tag and sign a waiver. Members must always wear a shoe tag at all times while on the courts.
Shoe tags can be picked up on site as of April 7, from the Court Attendants. Look for the table/umbrella near the gate. For one week until April 15, shoe tag pick-up hours will be as follows (subsequent schedule to be announced at a later date):
Monday to Friday: 9 am – 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 2pm
Please wear a mask when in proximity to the Court Attendants.
Bring ID for yourself and family members. Members can retrieve shoe tags for family members with suitable ID.
Ensure that you do not have any symptoms prior to coming to pick up your shoe tag.
Members are welcome to book a court for singles or doubles. Court Reserve will be active as of Wednesday April 7. Must sign waiver and retrieve show tag first!
If you open the gate for someone, please check that they have a shoe tag.
Be sure to adhere to Public Health guidelines regarding safe social distancing and sanitization while on the Courts.
Reminder that Public hours are from 5-11 pm on Saturdays and from 1-3pm on statutory holidays. Courts are available to non-members during these hours.
Registered members of Swansea Tennis Club are automatically presumed to abide by the Club’s Rules and Code of Conduct. Refer to the following link: https://swanseatennis.com/club-rules/ Any member found to be in violation of the rules risks rescindment of their membership.
We are excited to announce that Anton Lewis will be returning as a Court Attendant this year, along with two new colleagues, Clerissa Paras and Paul Klevinas. Please give them your best Swansea Welcome!
Thank you for joining us this season! We look forward to a great season and enjoying the game and sport of tennis with you.
April 6, 2021
Swansea Tennis Courts Closed for Spring Maintenance
Please be advised that Swansea Tennis Courts will be closed on Monday, April 5 and Tuesday, April 6 for spring maintenance. We will communicate again asap regarding the official start of the Swansea Tennis Club 2021 season!
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on the courts again soon.
Swansea Tennis Club Board of Directors
April 4, 2021
Job Posting – Court Monitor Position
Position: Court Attendant
Reports to: Membership Director
Hours: 30-35/week (able to work evenings and weekends) these hours will be shared with other attendant(s)
Supervise use of grounds by members, guests and public
Coordinate member to member social activities
Ensure correct members are playing on their booked courts
Assist during on-site events/programs
Maintain safety and cleanliness of courts
Collect guest fees, unless paid online. Maintain daily record of fees collected (applicable if no COVID restriction placed by City)
Inform the Court Master of all incidents which require a report.
Other duties as required
Must be 21 years of age or older
Friendly, caring, punctual, reliable, willingness to improve, and energetic
Able to follow direction
Customer service experience is an asset (not mandatory)
Basic knowledge in the sport of tennis
March 23, 2021
TEMPORARY – OPERATING UNDER PUBLIC COURT RULES
Please be advised Swansea Tennis courts will tomorrow, Saturday, March 20, 2021 and operate under City of Toronto Public Court Rules while we await the Club Permit from the city, which is anticipated for early April.
To that end, a few board directors and club members have volunteered to be at the courts this afternoon from 3-5pm to clean up leaves and debris in anticipation of opening. If you are around, please feel to stop by to say hello.
Daily Court Opening/Closing
For the next week or two while we are operating as a public court, we need some volunteers to help with opening the court door each morning and closing each evening to mitigate any vandalism which may happen overnight. Please email [email protected] if you can volunteer for a couple of shifts (i.e., be the first or last to play tennis on given day) and help with this task. Thank you!
We hope that the community will be able to enjoy the forthcoming weather and have fun playing tennis over the next week or so. Please be reminded that when operating as public courts, first come first served, players are allowed 30 minutes of play at a time, and a queue is observed with rackets placed in designated location. There will be no reservations through CourtReserve during this brief period.
Last Day for Renewals
Finally, a reminder that membership renewals end today. Last chance to renew before the wait list is opened tomorrow. Log on to CourtReserve to renew if you have not already done so.
March 19, 2021
Swansea Tennis Club Pro Selection – 2021
As you may be aware, a Pro Tennis Coach Selection Committee was formed by the Swansea Tennis Club Board of Directors as part of a process to review club procedures and before completing the annual contract signing of a Club Pro. This committee included three board members with Alex Correia, Club President, Greg Kimmerly, Training Director, and Marc Collins, Past President, as well as two members at large, David Whitfield and Lynn McKnight.
Led by Greg, the committee undertook a thorough process to encourage applicants, conduct interviews, weigh interview results, and ultimately select the best candidate for our community club. The process used has been well documented for future use and includes the establishment of new guidelines on how the Board will interact with our contracted tennis pro over the period of each signed contract.
The outcome of the interview process resulted in the selection committee choosing Ben Armstrong of Armstrong Tennis Academy (ATA) for the upcoming 2021 season. Throughout the selection process, Ben demonstrated increased engagement and a commitment to offer a high-quality program to the club and members. Both ATA and Swansea Tennis are excited to be working together with a reinvigorated spirit for the coming tennis season. Please stay tuned for details about programming that will be available.
We take this opportunity to remind you that members have one more week to renew, until Friday March 19, before membership is opened to the waiting list. Please sign up on your CourtReserve account.
March 12, 2021
2021 Member Renewal – Now Open!
Spring is on the horizon and while we are still waiting for the city to issue our permit so we can share an opening date, we are excited to announce that Membership Renewal is now open for registration!
Returning members are offered a two-week period to renew, until March 19, 2021, after which time any remaining spots will be offered to people on the wait list. Please ensure that you renew on time as there are many people on the wait list, and we will not be able to offer spots once the club capacity is reached.
Membership Fees will be held flat for returning members.
* Family Memberships will be phased out in 2022, but 2020 Returning Family Memberships will be grandfathered in 2021.
Membership fees are non-refundable after the Club opens for the season.
We expect that in 2021 the club will operate under similar covid-19 guidelines as 2020 and we will keep members apprised of any changes as they develop. We appreciate your understanding and collaboration as we navigate the unique circumstances.
This year we’re rolling out membership registration via Court Reserve system. Members will be able to renew, book courts, book lessons and more all in one system. The ‘Membership Portal’ will be phased out.
We’re working out all the kinks to ensure a smooth registration process. Current members will be given registration priority and then we will move on to our waitlist.
Members, please expect an email from us with all the pertinent details in the next few days.
Thanks for your patience! We’re looking forward to the upcoming season.
March 2, 2021
Welcome to Swansea Tennis Club !
Our mission is to promote more members to play more tennis, more often.
Swansea Tennis Club is a Members only club run by volunteer Board of Directors. Affordable tennis for individual daily play, lessons, round robins, special events and much more are all part of a tennis membership at Swansea.
Located in the High Park/Bloor West area of Toronto. Four hard surface courts are situated in a picturesque park, brightly lit for night-time play and convenient, free parking on site.
A great location for tennis!
Our season starts in the Spring and ends in the Fall. Hours are 7am – 11pm daily.
Enjoy all that Swansea Tennis Club has to offer:
4 newly surfaced uncovered tennis courts
No additional court fees above annual membership fee
Tennis pros available for lessons and other programs
Great opportunities for beginners to learn the game
Social Round Robins – a great way to play fun tennis and make new friends
Tennis Ladder – friendly, competitive singles, to improve your skills and have fun!
And much more!
Swansea Tennis Club
1 Rennie Terrace
Toronto ON M6S 3C6 See Map