Wanless Tennis Adult Teams for 2022

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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.


Wanless Park Tennis club fields six competitive inter-club adult teams playing both home and away matches. These teams are:

To catch a team in action, view the Wanless Events Calendar for the dates/times of home matches. All Wanless Teams comply with the following club policy.

Please note the team policy has been updated and there will no longer be any reimbursement for any food/refreshments for any adult Wanless team home matches.

All teams may have tryouts open to all eligible members. Guideline information and contacts are provided here.

2022 Tryout Structure

Tryouts, if required are planned to be held in the last weeks of April at The North York Winter Tennis north bubble, located at 2975 Don Mills Road West behind The Oriole Community Centre.

If the team you are interested in playing on has a tryout, you must attend that tryout to be considered for that team. You can try out for multiple teams, however, in 2022, our preference is for everyone to play on only one team.

You will be asked to indicate your team preference as part of the tryout process, please indicate in the comments whether you are interested in playing for more than one team.

Registration

Registration is mandatory, so if you are interested in playing on one or more teams, please register below. Once we have our complete list of registrations, we can then determine which teams will need to hold tryouts. This decision will be made based on numbers of interested players and whether we can accommodate everyone on the teams that we are fielding.

The cost is $10 (which includes HST) and must be paid in advance per the instructions provided during the registration process. Cash will no longer be collected at the tryout itself, so if you haven’t paid in advance, you will not be able to tryout.

REGISTRATION AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS ONLY

Register Here

REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 4

Rules of Tryout Play

  1. There will be a 10-minute warmup prior to the first round at the start of the tryout and a 3-minute warmup prior to the other rounds.
  2. Play out first deuce in the game, if still tied at deuce, play one deciding point, receiver’s choice.
  3. Total your individual scores for each round and hand in to supervisor.
  4. All participants must stay until everyone has played the required number of rounds.

Team Selection

Selection will be based on Pro input and will include meeting required team level, competitive team experience, etc. This will be announced as soon as possible after the tryout.

Important Dates and Times

Ladies’ Daytime tryout dates:

  • April 21: 2 PM – 4 PM
  • April 22: 10 AM – 12 PM
  • April 23: 10 AM – 12 PM

Ladies’ Evening tryout dates:

  • April 19: 7 PM – 9 PM
  • April 20: 7 PM – 9 PM

Men’s Evening tryout dates:

  • April 25: 8 PM – 10 PM
  • April 26: 8 PM – 10 PM
  • April 27: 8 PM – 10 PM

Ladies Teams

  • Suggested Ranking level is 4.5 – 5.0
  • Practices: TBD
  • Matches: Mondays – 7 PM

  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5 – 4.0
  • Practices: TBD
  • Matches: Mondays – 7 PM

  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5 – 4.0
  • Practices: Fridays from 9 AM to 11 AM
  • Matches: Wednesdays – 10 AM

  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5+
  • Practices: Fridays from 1 PM to 3 PM
  • Matches: Mondays – 9:30 AM

Men’s Teams

  • Suggested Ranking level is 4.0 – 5.0
  • Practices: TBD
  • Matches: Thursdays – 7 PM

  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5 – 4.5
  • Practices: TBD
  • Games: Thursdays – 7 PM

2022 Match Play and Practice Guidelines

  • Our objective is to have everyone enjoy the team experience as much as possible. That includes both practices and matches.
  • Once you commit to a team, you are committed to the daily/weekly decisions that are involved with that team even though some weeks you may not be happy.
  • Your court is as important as any other court. A point on court 3 is the same as a point on court 1.
  • We are all here to enjoy our tennis. Please treat people with respect, play the game and compete to win together.
  • The role of the captains is to assign players to each of the team’s matches and choose the weekly lineups in the best interest of the club and the teams – not the individuals. In addition, the captains are responsible for making sure that practices, matches (at home and away, scheduled and re-scheduled) and post-match meals run smoothly by communication with team members, opposing team captains, the league, and the club.
  • The captains are not your coaches, nor are they the “best” tennis players on the team. They are volunteers who have committed a lot of time to the team so that we can all enjoy competitive doubles team tennis (as opposed to “social” or ladder tennis which is also available at the club).
  • The captains have to make decisions every week. Those decisions are made with the team’s interest put first, not individuals.
  • If you think that the team process or a particular decision is unfair, talk to your captain.

In 2022, all teams will have the option to practice during pre-designated time slots with coaching by a Wanless Tennis PRO. The coaching cost is $20 per person per 2-hour practice for a maximum of 8 weeks in May and June. It will therefore cost no more than $160 per team member to cover all professionally coached practices for the season. Participation is voluntary but highly encouraged. If teams opt for no coaching, they will not have access to a pre-designated time slot, but are welcome to organize their own practices with no coaching using their regular court booking privileges.

All Wanless Teams comply with the following club policy. Any questions or comments can be directed to Kitty Chow, Teams Manager.