The Wanless Board is following the City of Toronto’s protocols to aid in helping to keep our members, staff, and community safe and healthy when using our facility. As such, the clubhouse will be closed to the public until further notice.
We have put together the following COVID-19 Wanless Opening FAQ to assist our members in understanding the current guidelines of play at Wanless. These could be modified and adjusted as the season progresses and updates are potentially released from the City.
- Mondays to Thursdays 7:45 AM – 10:15 PM
- Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 7:45 AM – 8:15 PM
- Telephone 416.483.4546
- Email clubhouse
Member Services Staff
Johnny McRae, Joe Stephen, Kaura Sankaran, Marc Anderson, Sophia Lindy and Ryan Stephen are here to help answer your questions or get you answers to questions. They are looking forward to meeting you in person or on the courts. Each hour they will be going out to the courts to match up the court booking system with the members on the court. They will also be periodically emptying the courtside garbage containers so please help them by identifying yourself and putting any garbage in the containers. They would also like to collect any guest fees owing so don’t be shy and stop by.
Racquet Stringing Onsite
￼ How do you know whether your racquet needs new strings?
The USRSA supports the industry-standard recommendation of restringing as many times per year as you play in a week. This advice is typically given to those who don’t play that much, and seem to be looking for any excuse not to restring. Some recreational players may even go more than a year without restringing making it very difficult to try and reproduce year old string tension when a string does finally break.
New strings can help your game and by lowering the tension help those suffering from tennis elbow issues. Speak with Arthur Wolf our Club Pro/Stringer to find out more on string tension. Most players never break their strings but still require periodic string replacement.
Most racquets are strung offsite on the Gamma electronic machine although we have a manual Gamma machine in the clubhouse for back-up. The usual turnaround time for stringing is 24 – 48 hours. We have a wide assortment of strings available in addition to the following:
- Babolat Super Fine Play 16 (Playability rating 6.96)
- Gosen OG-Sheep Micro 16 (Playability rating 6.86)
- Wilson Sensation 16 (Playability rating 7.62)
- Forten Competition Nylon 16 (unrated)
- Prince Synthetic Gut w/ Duraflex 16 (Playability rating 6.72)
- Head Fibregel Power 16 (Playability rating 7.78) (for use with tennis elbow problems)
Please be aware that strings can be ruined by extreme temperatures. Do not leave your racquets in hot/cold cars as the strings lose their elasticity and can be ruined in a very short period of time. When travelling please keep your racquets within the pressurized cabin of the airplane. String stencilling of logos is free.
We stock some fun and funky coloured Wilson overgrips for racquets in which the original grip is worn down or dirty. Refresh your racquet for only $3.00. Overgrips can also be used to increase the grip size of junior racquets. Many players change their overgrips every 25 hours of play or every 3 months.