ROSETHORN TENNIS CLUB
Rosethorn Tennis Club is a community-based club located in Etobicoke, Ontario close to main intersections Kipling Avenue and Rathburn Road, with 3 hard courts that are lit at night until 11 pm from May to October inclusive.
Rosethorn Tennis Club abides by the policies outlined in the Constitution. To view the Constitution click here.
The purpose of this club is:
To provide recreational tennis for the community.
To promote and aid in the instruction of players of all levels.
To set up rules to ensure a properly run tennis club.
Playing times for each court are displayed on the Sign up Board outside the courts. Courts change on the hour. Courts must be vacated immediately at the bell if players are waiting. Please do not ask to finish a point, game or set. Please relinquish the court politely.
Shoe tags are provided to identify you as a member. Current tags must be visible at all times, , either on tennis shoes or tennis bag. Tags are issued to members whose fees have been paid in full. A tag is for the sole use of the person to whom it was issued. It is in the interest of all members to enforce membership priority on the courts, so that every member should be prepared to show their tags if asked. Remember that any person not displaying a current shoe tag is considered a non-member. Any member has the right to ask them to vacate the courts. The Rosethorn Court Monitor and any member of the Rosethorn Executive has the right to ask anyone to leave the court, including non-members, for staying on the court too long, for failing to follow the rules of the club, or for failing to produce a shoe tag.
Appropriate dress, including a suitable tennis shirt is mandatory and is a courtesy to fellow members. Proper non-marking tennis shoes are also mandatory to prevent damage to our court surface.
Public hours are from 7-11 pm Saturday evenings and Sundays from 9 to 11 pm. These hours are intended for both club members and residents of Etobicoke. Club hours are any other time. Public hours are a great opportunity for Rosethorn to show the benefits and standards of our club with respect to court etiquette, changeovers and appropriate dress. Non-members have no privileges during club hours, but can play if a court is available.
Members wishing to play on the courts must sign up for a specific court and time on the message board. At least one player must remain at the courts to hold the court for the time booked. Juniors have priority over adults from 4-6pm on weekdays during the spring and fall, and during summer camps. Adults have priority over juniors at all other times, except during public times. If an adult is playing with a junior member, then the adult shall still have priority, and may not be removed by other adults until the time for that court is over. Members already playing on the court may not sign up for an additional court until 10 minutes before the bell, and may only do so if there is no one else waiting. No group can sign up for more than one hour at a time.
Rosethorn Contracted professionals are entitled to one court for teaching at specified times, but shall specifically not include Saturday and Sunday mornings and times of regular club activities and socials. In addition, all courts may be used from 4-6pm Monday to Friday in the spring and fall for the Junior after school program. Two courts are reserved for Junior Summer Camp in the mornings and one court in the afternoon during the summer weekdays. Only Pros or Assistant Pros are allowed to sign up for blocks of courts ahead of time, and only for the purposes of giving lessons. These Pros may use hoppers of balls for teaching. No professionals other than those associated under contract with Rosethorn are allowed to teach on Rosethorn courts.
Members are allowed to bring bags of balls or buckets onto court three ONLY for the purposes of practicing providing that the divider net is drawn to contain the balls on court three In the event that court three is occupied, no member may have more than 6 balls on the other courts, so that balls do not disturb other members. Members of the Executive or the Court Monitor reserve the right to ask any member to reduce to three balls on any court if it appears that a lesson is taking place.
The portable toilet is available for club members only from mid April until the end of September. It is each club member's responsibility to keep the facility clean. It is the Club’s responsibility to maintain the facility and therefore it is not available to Non members. Please help us to maintain this rule in a reasonable manner.
No one should be on the courts or within the court enclosure if they are not participating in play. This is for the safety of both players and spectators. If necessary, please confer with on-court players through the fence at the end of the courts. This is especially important if bringing children to the courts.
Only tennis equipment is allowed on courts. No skateboards or bikes are allowed.
Should you see anyone allowing dogs on the court, or any other inappropriate activities, please ask these people to cease these activities immediately..
All club activities are posted on our Rosethorn website so court times are restricted during these times. Any general inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or membership inquiries to email@example.com. Changes to activities will be communicated to members where possible.
Monday Men's Night House league from 6:30 - 11:00 pm
Tuesdays from 7 - 11 pm Intercounty B games
Wednesday Ladies Night House league from 6 - 11 pm
Thursdays from 7 - 11 pm Intercounty C games
Alternate Friday evenings 1000 Balls Mixed Social Event
Sunday evenings Mixed House league four times a season
On Mondays during the day two courts are used for TLTL practices and lessons in the Spring
On Wednesday mornings in May and June, three courts are used for TLTL games.
On Thursday mornings from 9 - 11, three courts are used for Mixed House league, in the Spring.
On Thursday mornings from 8 - 10, three courts are used for Mixed House league, in the Summer.
On Tuesday mornings from 7 - 9 am, two courts are used for early morning workout with the Pros.
In the spring, junior lessons are scheduled after school 4 - 6 pm daily, on three courts.
Summer camp for Juniors begins at the end of June on two courts 9am - 12 noon and one court 12 - 4 pm daily, except Thursday mornings when Mixed House league is held. In the fall, the junior after school program uses 3 courts from 4 to 6pm.