Programs for Adults

MEMBER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

The objective of MTC’s programs and events is to provide an opportunity for a friendly competitive playing environment in which the vast majority of members can participate.


INTER-COUNTY TENNIS

This is the highest competitive level offered by MTC.  It involves forming teams that play against other public and private tennis clubs in and around Toronto.  There are both home and away games requiring team members to travel.  Players are generally at a 4.0 level and higher.

MTC currently fields “B”, “C”, and “Over 55” teams.  The B team plays two sets of matches each Tuesday night alternating at home and away.  Therefore, twelve (12) players are required each time, with 6 women and 6 men. Matches typically start at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm.  The C team plays Thursday nights using the same format.  The Over 55 team plays Thursday mornings at 9:30 am and only plays one set of matches, so 6 players are required (3 women and 3 men).

Tryouts for the teams are held in early April at an indoor facility.  A fee is charged for the tryout.  Watch the website for the designated date, time and place. Eighteen (18) players with be selected for each of the B and C teams, while only 12 will be selected for the Over 55 team due to half as many games being played.  B and C team members can only play on the Over 55 team if there are insufficient other members to complete the team.  Selections are made by early May and the team captains will contact members for the team to schedule training prior to the start of the season which is usually mid-May. 

It is common practice to provide food for the team and visiting squad when at our home court.  As a result, there is a fee for food and a separate fee for balls.  The team administers its own food budget, while the ball fee is to be turned into the club.  A year-end social is typically held by the teams, paid for by team members.


HOUSE LEAGUE

House League is a team competition scheduled from June through August on Wednesday nights starting at 7:15 pm.  It is designed for members that are not playing Inter-County and is generally played at a lower level.  Player are generally at a 3.0 to 4.0 level.  Priority is given to players not playing Inter-County.  A total of 6 teams of 8 players (48) are required to fill the teams (half men and half women), providing at least 6 matches for each player throughout the season.  Participation is on a first come first served basis.  A spares list will also be created for those who did not make the cut-off but still wish to participate.

To participate please indicate your interest by noting it on your application form, coming to Opening Day and speaking to the Programs Director, or contacting the programs director prior to Opening Day.  The teams will be formed and announced by early June and the matches begin the week after.  Please check website for dates.

A fee will be collected for balls, prizes and a year-end drop-in social to watch the finals.


DROP-IN ROUND ROBIN

A drop-in friendly round robin is organized for Friday nights at 7:15 pm for all members.  It is limited to 24 players on a first come first served basis.  Matches are 30 minutes long.  One member is designated to organize the matches to take account for the different skill levels.  Look at website for the start of the round robin season and note any dates that may be cancelled due long weekends.  Balls are provided, and no fees are collected. 

SINGLES LADDER

We have a singles ladder were players are placed into groups that range from four to six players. Matches are 8 game pro-sets. The goal is to play every player in your group during a three-week period. The top two players move up to the next group, the bottom two move down the group below. Singles ladder play does not take precedence over other regular play so if you get bumped before the pro-set is complete, you have the choice of recording that score in the clubhouse or book another court and finish the match. The singles ladder sign up sheet is in the clubhouse. You can join at any time during the summer and it is open to all players. 


CLUB ROUND ROBIN SOCIALS

The club holds 4 socials that include a meal and an afternoon of tennis using a round robin format.  There are two mixed socials, one ladies’ and one men’s.  Twenty-four (24) players are required for each one.  Matches are 30 minutes long.  Prizes are also provided.  Forms will be posted on the main bulletin board for people to sign-up at least two weeks prior to the date.  Dates are posted on the club calendar. Fees are collected at the start of the event.


CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Club Championships are held in September and cover all of the common categories, including Over 55.  Sign-up forms will be posted in late August.  Matches are held Friday nights and weekend afternoons. An approximate seeding is attempted as the draw is put together.  Any rescheduling of matches must be approved by the Programs Director due to the tightness of the schedule.  

A fee is collected and put towards prizes.  At each match, each player or pair bring a can of new balls at their expense.  The winner(s) take(s) the unopened can to his/her/their next match.  A Championship Weekend Social is held with the club covering food costs.


CLUB FEES 2018

ICT TEAM TRYOUT FEE: $5

ICT TEAM FOOD FEE: $20

HOUSE LEAGUE FEE: $10

SOCIALS REFRESHMENTS FEE: $10

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRY FEE: $5

GUEST FEE: $5

BALL PURCHASE FEE: $5

LESSONS

Teaching Pro Stan Palmateer offers private or group lessons for all ages and levels throughout the summer. See the clubhouse notice board or contact the pro's for details. 

FOR ALL ADULT MEMBERS

Monday Group Lessons (June through September):
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm for Beginners
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm for Intermediates
Stan Palmateer, teaching pro will run the lessons that are group format. Optimally, each group is no more that 8 members. The cost for each lesson is $5 per person. There is no requirement to sign-up prior to the lesson. Simply come at the appropriate time and take part.
 

LESSONS WITH BRAD COLE

Brad will be available for lessons every Sunday night from 5 P.M. to 10 p.m. and every Tuesday and Thursday night the InterCounty B and C Teams are not playing, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $30 per hour for singles, $15 for semi-private, $10 for a group of three and $7.50 for a group of four. 

For juniors, Brad will be available for extra coaching on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during summer camp weeks, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at $20 per hour.

Contact Brad at advantagetoronto@gmail.com or at 416-801-2723.


FOR SENIORS

Over 55 Tennis:  Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 - 11 am


Here are rules for Seniors Tennis:

All three courts are exclusive to seniors 

Tuesdays and Fridays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


You must be a senior to play (over 55).


Round robin to start at 9 a.m. sharp.


All three courts are available for play.


To accommodate varying senior player levels, 

the following must be implemented: 

Two courts to be used for round robin format. One 

court will be for sign up format (45 minute sessions) for those seniors who do not want to participate in a round robin format.


ICTA 55+ uses the courts on Thursdays from 9:30 until 11:30 for league play with other clubs in the GTA.



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