Wanless Tennis Adult Teams for 2021

This program is suspended until further notice. It may be resumed during the 2021 season pending City of Toronto and Province of Ontario COVID-19 health guidelines and protocols.

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Wanless Park Tennis club fields six competitive inter-club adult teams playing both home and away matches. There are two men’s evening teams (Toronto Men’s Tennis League), two women’s evening teams (Toronto Ladies Tennis League), two women’s daytime teams in two different leagues (Toronto Ladies Tennis League) and (North York Tennis Association). These teams compete in various categories against other tennis clubs in the City of Toronto. We also field a variety of Junior Teams.

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.

For Junior Doubles home matches, Wanless will continue to cover the cost of pizza and refreshments.

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

2021 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.

There is one date per team tryout plus a makeup date is offered. Please make every effort to attend the tryout date for the team you wish to be on, the makeup date is really being offered as a backup not as a primary tryout date.

You must attend the tryout for each team that you are interested in to be considered. You can try out for multiple teams; however, in 2021, the guideline is for each member to be on a maximum of one daytime and one evening team.

If there are too many qualified players who wish to play both daytime and evening, then preference will be given to those who can only play in one time slot. 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 for team tryouts is mandatory and will be available at a later date. The cost to tryout is $10 + HST, regardless of how many teams you try out for. The tryout fee 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.

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. This will be announced shortly after the tryouts are completed. If you do not make a team, you are welcome to try out for another one. If you do make a team, you can decline to be on that team HOWEVER you cannot tryout for another team.

Tryout Dates and Times

Note: some of the teams may be in a different division once the leagues finalize their divisions

Ladies Daytime team after practice 2015

  • TBD
  • Suggested Ranking level is 4.5 – 5.0
  • Practices: Saturdays from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Games: Mondays – 7 PM

  • TBD
  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5 – 4.0
  • Practices: Sundays from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Games: Mondays – 7 PM

  • TBD
  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5 – 4.0
  • Practices: Fridays from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Games: Wednesdays – 10 AM

  • TBD
  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5+
  • Practices: Fridays from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM switching to Fridays 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM after B1 season finishes.
  • Games: Mondays – 9:30 AM

Womens makeup tryout: TBD

Men’s Tennis Teams

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  • TBD
  • Suggested Ranking level is 4.5
  • Practices: Sundays from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Games: Thursdays – 7 PM

  • TBD
  • Suggested Ranking level is 3.5 – 4.5
  • Practices: Saturdays from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Games: Thursdays – 7 PM

Men’s makeup tryout: TBD

2021 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.

Please note that every team member playing a home match is expected to contribute to refreshments for guests after the matches are completed.

In 2021, 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 for coaching 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.