Tennis

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Martina Hingis lights up the courts at the Hillside!

                                            

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Headed by Dariusz Kozak, Tennis Professional, Hillside offers many options for tennis players at all levels to join the game:

Our weekly organized play:

  • Private or group lessons available 7 days/week.
  • Special events; and
  • Organized tournaments and Club Championships.

To book a lesson or sign up for any event please contact the Pro Shop ext. 102 or email signup@hillsidetennis.ca.

Download the 2017 Tennis Program Brochure which lists the Tournament Schedule and the Weekly Tennis Program.  As well as the Adult Tennis Camp.

Hillside’s tennis facility consists of six Har-Tru tennis courts which are refurbished each spring and maintained three times daily in-season.  The club also offers a full-service pro-shop where you can purchase quality equipment.

Guests of Playing members may play tennis, however, they must be registered in the guest book located near the pro-shop.

Social members may play tennis three (5) times per season, must be accompanied on the tennis courts by a playing member, and must be signed in the guest book, and pay the guest fee.

Booking the Tennis Courts

A court may only be booked when all participants are on the Club premises.

A court may only be booked for the next time period immediately available. Up to ten (10) minutes may be allowed for changing.

No courts in use may be booked, regardless of time expiration, if an empty court is available for the full period.

Bookings shall be one hour (60 minutes) for doubles, forty-five (45) minutes for singles.

One person may practice serves on an upper court, but may not book it.  Three people may book a court for 45 minutes.  EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE: If court maintenance is to commence in forty (40) minutes or less (in the case of singles), or fifty-five (55) minutes or less (in the case of doubles), these courts are considered unavailable and players may book courts in use.

The names of all the booking players and the starting time must be CLEARLY entered on the booking sheet.  If it is a Junior game (on courts 4-6), the sheet must be marked ‘J’ alongside the names (see the Junior Privileges section).  A Junior game is one which involves only Junior members.

No player may book a subsequent court until his/her time has expired on the previous court.

The above rules DO NOT APPLY on the following occasions:

  • Mondays through Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. when the courts are reserved for play for Senior Members Noontime Doubles which is booked in advance through the Pro Shop.
  • Courts 4 & 5 on weekdays as per special arrangements.
  • Organized Round Robins or Clinics.

Inter-Club Matches or Club Tournaments (Club Tournament Matches may be reserved in advance, but cannot be booked on Monday or Wednesday evenings between 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Court 6 is reserved for use of the Club Professional, subject to such restrictions as the board may from time to time determine.  However, if the court is vacant, it may be used, subject to the other booking rules listed above, and the arrival of the Club Professional.

Junior Tennis Privileges

Please see the Junior Privileges section for Junior booking rules.

Court Etiquette

Players are asked to be courteous towards fellow players, and not interrupt games to retrieve balls, enter or exit the courts.  Also, please return balls to the sign up area for the next players.

Players should not ‘chase down’ stray balls onto adjoining courts, but should ask that the balls be returned.

Players should promptly return a ball belonging to an adjoining court.

Evening Play

Our tennis courts are lit for evening play and the lights will automatically be shut off at 10:00 p.m. (except Sundays)

Court Maintenance

In order to maintain their superior playing surface, Har-Tru tennis courts require regular maintenance three times daily, in the early morning, mid-afternoon, and late evening.

Three of the courts will be closed for maintenance. Please see the Court Conditions section for maintenance times and current court conditions.