Orchard Heights Tennis Association

Welcome to the Orchard Heights Tennis Association’s website. Our two-court club
is nestled within the Orchard Heights community in southeast Mississauga.
Orchard Heights Tennis Association is a registered community group affiliate of and under an agreement with the City of Mississauga to manage and operate an outdoor tennis and pickleball facility located in Ron Searle Park at 1494 Parkridge Road.

Members play tennis and pickleball on a colourful plastic tile surface, the first of its kind in Mississauga. We are a family-friendly club well-supported by our community and are pleased to support the Orchard Heights Homeowners’ Association.  Our season typically runs from early April to mid-November.

Learn more about OHTA and club membership by emailing our Membership Director at ohtamembers@gmail.com

Our Mantra: Tennis for a Lifetime

Vision: Contribute to the quality of life for Orchard Heights and Mississauga residents through the games of tennis and pickleball.

Mission: Provide easily accessible tennis and pickleball facilities, support and resources for the benefit of members.

Core Value: Support healthy lifestyles for members.

Welcome to the 2024 OHTA Season.    2023 Members will receive an email invite to renew your membership in early April.   The courts are now Closed for the Winter. 

Please review  the online booking system announcements for additional offerings including available lessons and information on "Scheduled Play" once your membership has been activated.    

New members inquiries please email the membership director at  ohtamembers@gmail.com  with any questions or for instructions  on how to join.  

Public Open houses for the 2024 Season are:    TBD

2024 Membership Fees per season 

Adult Age 18+ : $80

Junior Age 13 to 17: $ 35

Child  Age up to 12: $35 

Children Age 12 and Under  are  No Charge with at least one paid Adult membership

OHTA Board Members

President  -  ohtennispresident@gmail.com

Membership Director -  - ohtamembers@gmail.com

 2024 Rules & Regulations

Highest priority for court usage is given to Scheduled Playing Times as shown in the clubs online booking system "Court Reserve". Each member is welcome to book all other playing times, up to  60 minutes  for practice  , 90 minutes for singles  and 120 minutes  for doubles, once per day.

Incident and Complaint Resolution
On occasion, an incident between members or a complaint about Club activities or plans may arise. The Board is committed to seeing such incidents resolved in a fair, respectful and timely manner. At all times members must keep firmly in mind the Club’s rule that players’ conduct and behaviour be governed by the principles of courtesy, respect, empathy and good sportsmanship and remain aware that the Club is situated within the Orchard Heights community and adjacent to a family playground. Members are expected to make every effort to resolve issues themselves. If an issue cannot be resolved to parties’ satisfaction, member(s) shall follow the Club’s Incident and Complaint Resolution Process, and if necessary, our Conflict Resolution Process, outlined below.

1. Clarify what the conflict is about. Clarifying involves getting to the heart of the conflict. The goal is to get both sides to agree on what the issue is. To do this, parties need to identify what needs are not being met on both sides of the conflict and ensure mutual understanding and ideally, mutual empathy, so they both see each other’s position and understand why they feel as they do and how/if their beliefs led to actions that triggered the conflict. During the clarifying process, obtain information on each side’s point of view and listen to each other. Continue asking questions until all parties fully understand the issue and how it arose.

2. Establish a common goal and shared outcome. Here both sides must agree on an acceptable shared outcome to the conflict – they need to find a common goal. When people know they’re working towards the same goal, they’re more apt to participate to ensure they reach that goal together. To accomplish this, parties must discuss what each would like to see happen and find commonality in both sides as a starting point for a shared outcome. That commonality can be as simple as “both sides want to end the conflict.”

3. Discuss ways to meet the common goal. This involves listening, communicating and brainstorming together to identify strategies, practices, behaviours, etc., to achieve the common goal and outcome agreed to in Step 2.

4. Determine barriers to the common goal. Here parties acknowledge what has brought them into conflict and talk about what barriers may prevent a resolution. Understanding barriers and challenges lets parties proactively find solutions and put plans in place to handle present and future issues to avoid further conflict. Define what can and cannot be changed, Club Rules & Regulations, for example, and discuss ways of getting around those barriers to achieve the common goal of resolving the conflict.

5. Agree on the best way to resolve the conflict. Both parties need to come to one conclusion on the best resolution. Start by identifying solutions both sides can live with. Then identify areas of common ground. Then discuss the responsibility each party has in maintaining the solution. It’s vital to use this opportunity to get to the root cause of the conflict to ensure it does not come up again. A lot of times when we try to fix problems, we get so caught up in fixing them that we do not identify what we need to do to avoid their happening again.

6. Acknowledge the agreed-upon solution and determine the responsibilities each party has in achieving and maintaining the resolution. Both sides must own their responsibility in the resolution of the conflict and express aloud what they have agreed to. As both parties acknowledge a win-win situation, they should use phrases such as “I agree to…” and “I acknowledge that I have responsibility for…”

Court Etiquette Reminders

Our sincere thanks to the City of Mississauga for the support and benefits we receive through its Community Group Registry Program