March 20, 2018
Hi again. Just a quick follow-up to yesterday's email to mention that the online e-registration is under going a slight change as we move to another service provider to save on costs. That is why the online registration on the current site won't work. This update should be completed very shortly along with 2018 website refresh. We will email you to let you know when our site is ready to go. Sorry for the confusion.
In the meantime, our 2018 calendar is loaded on the current site along with information regarding lessons and junior programming that remains relevant for 2018 as well. Any specific questions can be directed to our Pros, Victor and Flavia, their contact information is also on the current site under the "Learn" tab.
Stay tuned, we'll be in touch shortly!
Burlington Tennis Club
March 19, 2018
Hi everyone. The 2018 season is almost here and we're reaching out to last season's members to let you know about registration for this upcoming season.
Regarding registration, the in-person membership registration days will be Saturday, April 14th, 9am to 12:30pm, and Wednesday, April 18th, 7pm to 9pm. We have reduced the in-person times since on-line registration has generated close to 50% of the payment choice, with mail-ins taking a distant 2nd place. The membership rates have not changed and we are continuing with the application of mandatory fees for the club infrastructure reserve fund and tennis ball fees. Just a reminder that we will not process cheques for membership payments that exclude the mandatory fees. As well, all juniors continue to receive 4 free one-hour lessons on successive Saturday mornings beginning May 5th, and new adult members receive 2 free group lessons also in May.
You'll be pleased to know that our Club Pro/Manager, Victor Hoang, and Assistant Pro, Flavia Nayagama, will be returning this season. They are excited to be back and looking forward to seeing you again and running our programs. We've already had several discussions concerning tennis programming, lessons and member care. In an effort to resolve some concerns from last year we will be posting club policies and booking rules in the clubhouse in addition to having them on our website and strictly enforcing the use of the tag board. Please be prepared to be asked for your member tag if you're using a court and have not “tagged-up”. This is part of a more proactive and robust approach to clamp-down on non-member use of our courts. Also, on the weekends the public-facing gate will be locked during the afternoons, but members will be able to access the courts by using their key (available at the Pro's office for $5) and locking the gate should they be the last to leave. The clubhouse and clubhouse patio gate will remain open for member use.
Finally, the official start to the season will be Monday, April 30th. As the weather continues to transition to warmer temperatures we will be starting our spring cleanup and installation of nets and windscreens. Expect to see an email for volunteers to assist with this activity….last spring we had lots of folks help out and we were done in less than 2 hours! Once you see the nets out, and if you have a key, you are welcome to come out and use the courts…the clubhouse will however remain closed until opening day.
Here's hoping for a great spring to get outside and play some tennis.
See you at the Club!
Brian Opitz, President
March 5, 2018
Hi everyone! With the weather beginning to get warmer and with the hint of spring in the air it's time to look ahead to the 2018 season at Burlington Tennis Club.
Our website has been updated, our calendar has much of this coming season's program information listed and, most importantly, our e-registration is open for memberships. Our rates remain the same as do our Club Manager/Pro and Assistant Pro, Victor and Falvia, who are excited to be back to run programs, get your game in gear and get you fit!
We will continue to offer our morning and evening round robins, ladders and tournament play, tennis fitness and a robust junior program and summer camps. All junior members will receive 4 free lessons and new adult members get 2 free lessons in May... great value for joining.
We encourage you to use our convenient e-registration service on the website, but for those wanting the in-person experience you can register on Saturday, April 14th from 9a – noon, and Wednesday, April 18th from 7p-9p. If you can't make those dates and you still wish to register in-person you drop a sealed envelope with your registration form and cheque in our mailbox located at the front of the building.
As the weather continues to get warmer we will be getting the courts ready for play; some new windscreens and nets for this season. Although the clubhouse will remain closed and the court lights will be off until our April 30th opening day, you can use the courts as long as you have a key to unlock the gate. Keys will be available after opening day.
Looking forward to another great season of tennis at BTC. See on the courts!