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Wanless Tennis Adult Teams

Wanless Tennis club fields six competitive inter-club adult teams playing both home and away matches.  The teams are:  Men’s B1 and B2 evening teams (Toronto Men’s Tennis League), women’s D1 and D4 evening teams (Toronto Ladies Tennis League), women’s B1(Toronto Ladies Tennis League) and NYTA2 (North York Tennis Association) daytime teams.  These teams compete in various categories against other tennis clubs in the City of Toronto. We also field a variety of Junior Teams. More late breaking information may be found in the Adult Teams and Junior Teams topics on our member forums.

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.

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

2019 Tryout Structure and Dates

Tryouts will be held at North York Winter Tennis north bubble, located at 2975 Don Mills Road West behind Oriole CC.  You can try out for multiple teams, however, in 2019, the guideline is to have a one team per member policy.  In the event that there are not enough qualified members to complete a team, selection of members to complete the team will be based on a random draw from qualified players created during the tryout process. You will be asked to indicate your team preference as part of the tryout process, including whether you are interested in playing for more than one team. 

Registration

There are two dates per team tryout. You must attend one – and one only – tryout to be considered for a team. You will be asked to indicate your preference for team(s) and tryout time(s) on the registration form. In the comment box, please note which team is your first choice and which team is your 2nd choice.

Cost for the tryouts will be $10 per person regardless of how many teams you try out for. Payment arrangements will be sent out after the registration period.

All interested players register here starting March 25

Register Here

Deadline to register April 9

Rules of Tryout Play

  1. Each player on the court plays 2 games with each of the other 3, for a total of 6 games. This makes up round 1.  You will then be randomly mixed up and again play 6 games with 3 different partners. 
  2. Players are mixed based on a numbering system to help minimize duplication.
  3. 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.
  4. Play out first deuce in the game, if still tied at deuce, play one deciding point, receiver’s choice.
  5. Total your individual scores for each round and hand in to supervisor.
  6. All participants must stay until everyone has played the required number of rounds.

Team Selection

Selection will be based on meeting required team level based on PRO input combined with individual game scores from the tryout. This will be announced as soon as possible after tryouts.

The number of core players for the Ladies TLTL Daytime Division B1 will be 8 and all other teams will be 12.

 

Women’s Tennis Teams

Ladies Daytime team after practice 2015

  • Suggested Ranking level is 4.5 – 5.0
    • Option 1: Saturday April 13 from 4 PM to 6 PM 
    • Option 2: Tuesday April 16 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Practices – Saturdays from 1 PM to 3 PM
  • Games – Mondays – 7 PM
  • Contact : Kitty Chow, Teams Director

  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5 – 4.0
    • Option 1:  Wednesday April 17 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Option 2: Thursday April 18 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Practices – Sundays from 9 AM to 11 AM
  • Games – Mondays – 7 PM
  • Contact : Kitty Chow, Teams Director

  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5 – 4.0
    • Option 1: Monday April 22 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM 
    • Option 2: Tuesday April 23 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Practices – Fridays from 9 AM to 11 AM
  • Games – Wednesdays – 10 AM
  • Contact : Kitty Chow, Teams Director

Womens C1 2017 League Champs. L to R. Front: Jennifer Elliot, Nicole Cairns, Lisa Goodwin
Back: Jocelyn Soutter, Meredith Weir, Ann Haslett, Sheila Burke, Jennifer Millson

  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5+
    • Option 1: Wednesday April 24 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM 
    • Option 2: Thursday April 25 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Practices – Fridays from 1 PM to 3 PM switching to Fridays 9 AM to 11 AM after B1 season finishes.
  • Games – Mondays – 9:30 AM
  • Contact : Kitty Chow, Teams Director

Men’s Tennis Teams

men's tennis team photo

 

  • Suggested Ranking level is 4.5 – 5.0
    • Option 1: Sunday April 14 from 4 PM to 6 PM 
    • Option 2: Monday April 15 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Practices – Sundays from 2 PM to 4 PM
  • Games – Tuesdays – 7 PM
  • Contact : Kitty Chow, Teams Director

  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5 – 4.5
    • Option 1: Wednesday April 24 from 8 PM to 10 PM 
    • Option 2: Thursday April 25 from 8 PM to 10 PM
  • Practices – Saturdays from 3 PM to 5 PM
  • Games – Thursdays – 7 PM starting
  • Contact : Kitty Chow, Teams Director

2019 Match Play and Practice Guidelines

  • Our objective is to have everyone enjoy the team experience as much as possible. That includes practices and matches.
  • You practice with your team because it’s a team that goes on the courts every week to play matches, not individuals. If you don’t come to practice that week, there is a high likelihood you will not be in the lineup for the match.
  • 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 the teams 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 2019, all teams will continue to have coaching to help elevate their prowess. The coaching cost is $20 per person per 2-hour practice for a maximum of 8 weeks in May and June. It will cost no more than $160 per team member to be a part of the team. This will cover all professionally coached practices. Participation is voluntary but highly encouraged.

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