Welcome to Wanless Tennis
Wanless Tennis is a friendly, community tennis club located near Yonge and Lawrence. Five outdoor hardcourts with lights, clubhouse, certified pros and instructors, ball machines, junior lesson programs, summer camps, adult clinics, house leagues, club teams, tournaments, and social events in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Wanless Tennis is North Toronto’s home of family tennis.
Wanless Tennis is a seasonal club that runs from April to the end of October. Our club is a member of the Ontario Tennis Association and Tennis Toronto, and has twice been awarded the OTA’s Outstanding Club Achievement Award.
If you need any information about any of our programs, please email us for assistance, or contact the clubhouse at 416.483.4546
Our courts and clubhouse are leased from the City. We are now waiting for the City to modify the start date on our permit. As soon as we receive this revised document, Arthur and his crew can enter the premises and get the courts cleaned up and ready for us.
Additionally, we believe the City will be creating a set of protocols so everyone can play and remain well. Once these criteria are sent to the Board, we shall prepare whatever measures are indicated.
So please bear with us for another week or so. We are as anxious as you are to get “out there”!
A calendar with all the club activities can be found on the Events page. For the latest announcements go to the club member forums. For the latest news from the board of directors see the executive blog.
Don’t miss the note below about email subscriptions if you want to be notified of upcoming events.
Wanless Tennis uses a secure on-line registration system which accepts payments by credit card, and also utilizes a court booking system from GameTime software. Your store account allows you to purchase memberships and lessons, has your order history, the downloadable club handbook, and your Gametime club number. After you’ve set up your profile, you can log into Gametime and book courts 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Hours of Operation
The clubhouse can be reached during the season at 416.483.4546, and the normal hours of operation are as follows:
- Mondays to Thursdays 5:15 PM – 9:15 PM
- Fridays 5:15 PM – 8:15 PM
- Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 8:00 AM – 8:15 PM
Our permit hours of operation when the courts are available are as follows:
- Mondays to Thursdays 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Holidays 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Note below: Some holidays have 8-10 AM public hours)
- Public Non-Member hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM, and in addition:
- Monday May 18 holiday will have public hours from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
- Wednesday July 1 holiday will have public hours from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
- Monday August 3 holiday will have public hours from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
- Monday September 7 holiday will have public hours from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
- Monday October 12 holiday will have public hours from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Philpott Children’s Tennis Fund
We encourage the community to support the Doug Philpott Inner-City Children’s Tennis Fund. You can do this by purchasing a donation in our on-line store. You will receive a charitable receipt at the end of the year from the Fund.
Since 1991, the Philpott Children’s Tennis Fund has helped introduce Toronto’s inner-city children to tennis. Founded out of a desire to honour the memory of Doug Philpott – one of the great folk heroes of Canadian tennis – the Fund provides free lessons, from qualified coaches and instructors, to kids throughout Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods. Here, coaches teach not only the basics of the game, but also help participants learn valuable life lessons about discipline, cooperation and self-confidence.
In 2019, Wanless Tennis contributed a total of $1,825 to the Doug Philpott Inner-City Children’s Tennis Fund – $300 of which came from individual members and $1,525 which came from the Ladder proceeds. We are looking to do even better in 2020!