Wanless Tournament Finals

Come watch and support your fellow members in their FINALS Tournament Game

  • Wednesday, October 5th at 8pm – Ladies B Singles
  • Saturday, October 8th at 1pm – Mixed Doubles A
  • Saturday, October 8th at 5pm – Mens A Singles
  • Monday, October 10th at 1pm – Ladies Doubles A and B
  • Monday, October 10th at 2pm – Mixed Doubles B

Wanless Teams

Our interclub teams did quite well this year.

We have 4 women’s teams and one men’s team. One of the women’s day teams and one of the evening women’s teams won their divisions so both are moving up a level. Our 2nd women’s evening team came in a close 2nd so fingers crossed for them for next year.

Check out the hardware!

evening ladies division 5 2016 trophy
daytime c2 ladies 2016 trophy
daytime ladies 2015 trophy

Alan Maguire is honoured by O.T.A. for service

At the Ontario Tennis Assn. Association AGM meeting earlier this month, our own Alan Maguire was presented with a plaque acknowledging the over 20 years of volunteer hours, advice, participation and counsel that Alan has contributed to the sport of tennis. In addition to being a member of the Wanless Board, he also offered his expertise to the Tennis Toronto Board for many years. This helped put Wanless on the Toronto Community Tennis map and enabled him to bring to our club ideas from other clubs.

Alan has worked tirelessly over this twenty year period at Wanless and was recognized with an honourary membership in the Wanless Tennis Honour Roll two years ago. A major accomplishment of Alan’s was the overseeing the completion of our fabulous new clubhouse opened 2 years ago. Check out our website for the pictures from the 50th anniversary party and you will see the photos of the presentation!

Congratulations again to Alan and thank you from all at Wanless for all your dedication to the club.
alan maguire receives OTA Service Award from Scott Fraser and Michel Lecavillier

Message from the New President- Anne Fairlie

Good Day Tennis Lovers!

My name is Anne Fairlie and I am the “returning” President for Wanless in place for the next 2 years. I say “returning” as many of you may not know I was President for the 2005 season. That was the first year the City imposed an actual TENNIS PERMIT contract that included charging clubs for leasing the courts. Since it has now been 10 years, the City is revisiting their policy and plan to roll out a revised one for the next playing season. Standby for more on this when the new policy is released.

With the permit details in mind, October 31 signalled the end of our permit for 2015. The lights have been shut down and the nets will be put away on Friday November 6.

On the up-side, your new board of directors and myself have just had a transition meeting with the previous board members. We talked about many issues including the member survey results as well as the results of the post-clinic reviews that many of you completed on your own behalf as well as your child’s.

Our main takeaway from this input is that you pretty much like the way the club runs as a family and community organization – with an adequate amount of competitiveness and social activities – and you really just want to play tennis. I hope to see you at the Winter Social programmes: November 28, January 23 and February 20.

Watch this space for ongoing updates through the winter as I keep you informed of the issues the board is discussing.

Anne Fairlie

Member Survey Results

As you all know we conducted a comprehensive survey to the Wanless membership in late Spring 2015. The survey was sent out to 551 unique email addresses on April 19, 2015 and ran for 17 days total (until May 5 at midnight). Communication reminders were sent throughout the survey period to encourage participation. We also included a draw with 4 prizes to further incent response.

We are extremely pleased to announce that we ended up with a very high response rate of 28% (total # of responses = 146).

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to all of you who participated. Your time and engagement is much appreciated!

Below you will find a link to the Results Overview and Analysis document that was put together for the Board of Directors 2014-2015. The document is organized in major sections as follows:

  • Executive Summary
  • General Background & Overview
  • Summary / high-level overview section-by-section
  • Detailed analysis question-by-question
Download Survey Analysis

The newly elected Board of Directors 2015-2016 will be leveraging learning and insights from this survey to continue to grow Wanless Tennis as an important part of the neighbourhood’s community life and to potentially help craft the Club direction and programmes for the 2016 playing season.