Hello ATC Members!
The club has been open for play since June 1st. We want to thank all members for being accommodating and following the guidelines. Starting July 24th ATC will move into Phase 3 of play and has developed guidelines to provide a safe return by abiding by the protocols established by Premier Ford, City of Burlington, Tennis Canada and OTA (Stage 3). We ask all members to please do their part in keeping the ATC safe.
The following rules will be strictly enforced and must be adhered to by all members to ensure continued play at the Club during this pandemic. Membership privileges could be removed if guidelines are not followed.
Please review Members section of website for additional information.
Aldershot Tennis Club – COVID Return to Play Guidelines
Aldershot Tennis Club – COVID Lesson Protocol
Aldershot Tennis Club – COVID Junior Member Guidelines
General Club Guidelines
· Club House and Washrooms will NOT be open.
· Courts will be open for play from 7am to 10pm. Lights will automatically turn on at 8:15pm and off at 10:15pm, the button on the outside wall of the building has been locked and disabled.
· Hand sanitizer will be made available for members use at the Entry and Exits of the courts. If possible please bring your own sanitizer and wipes.
· Sanitizing wipes will be made available to wipe down the entry lock and key when used.
· Singles and Doubles play is allowed. Members MUST practice physical distancing when playing doubles. Players can share tennis balls when playing, but when possible use racquet to return tennis balls to other courts.
· Juniors: Juniors will be required to have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian and juniors under 10 will require a guardian to supervise from outside of the courts. Exception: If guardian is a member and wishes to play singles or doubles with junior.
League/Round Robin Play
In Stage 3 the club has been permitted to allow for large organized group play. In order for league time to be pre-booked each league MUST have a volunteer(s) to organize the players, record a list of members present each session and ensure club’s rules are being followed. If you are interested in volunteering for the following leagues, please contact the board:
– Tuesday Evening Double’s Drop In
– Women’s Wednesday Morning Round Robin
– Women’s Thursday Evening League
– Men’s Saturday Morning Round Robin
– Sunday Evening Double’s Drop In
Report any safety concerns to the ATC president: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board of Directors met this week to discuss the COVID-19 closure and the status of the blower unit. Please find below a summary of the blower status, a communication will be distributed shortly regarding the COVID-19 closure.
In February the club was informed by Carrier (company responsible for maintaining the bubble blower) that due to excessive wear the unit will not meet code requirements for this coming winter season. Everyone remembers the “loud bangs” and irregular heat. The club spends approximately $10,000 every year on service contract, repair calls and parts on the old unit. The Maintenance Team explored possible repair options, but due to the deteriorating condition of the blower, replacing it is the most feasible option. The club must replace the unit this summer in order to ensure that we can proceed with the 2020 Winter season.
The team reached out to 3 different vendors to obtain quotes for a replacement unit, and is working with one of those vendors on the timeline, costs and options. One of the material options we are considering is a VFD (variable frequency drive) to the blower and fan motor in order to save energy by lowering the fan speed when possible. This vendor provided a competitive quote and has been the most forthcoming with information and responsive to our questions. The old unit will be removed and the new unit connected to all existing gas/electrical. The backup unit will remain and has been overhauled in the last 5-years.
The quote to purchase and install the new unit is $90,000 (includes VFD). Production and delivery of the unit is 14 to 16 weeks. We have provided the vendor with our expectation and will know the details shortly. Due to the critical nature of the blower unit, and the short window of opportunity to get this done, the Board of Directors have determined that this constitutes a dire emergency and will proceed with the expenditure, as per section 8.9 of the ATC Consitution:
“Except in the case of dire emergency, the Board of Directors shall not commit the Corporation to expenditure in excess of $25,000 without reference to and approval of the general membership. Any such proposed commitment shall be submitted for approval at a general meeting of the membership and authorized by a majority of members present before proceeding.
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Aldershot Tennis Club Board of Directors
We are a not-for-profit volunteer-run tennis facility for recreational and competitive players of all ages with four fully-lit Plexicushion surfaced courts for year-round play (enclosed by a heated bubble in the winter season). Professional lessons and clinics are available. Clubhouse facilities are provided for members’ and guests’ use. We have a full slate of leagues, round robins and ladder competitions and hold regular social events and tournaments.