Craig Henry Tennis Club

About the Club

The Craig Henry Tennis Club is a member of the Ontario Tennis Association and the National Capital Tennis Association. We are located in the Craig Henry Park, and our Club has 8 hard courts.

 

The lights are turned on at dusk from May’s opening date (mid-May on) to September 30 and switch off automatically at 11 p.m. Our court monitors/attendants are responsible for turning the court lights on during their regularly scheduled shift (refer to our Contact Us page). We encourage our members to use the online court booking system (see Login page) at all times to help the Executive determine peak times to assist in the scheduling of other activities such as tournaments and league play.

 

Please keep in mind that the lights-on function is dependent on both weather permitting and attendant show. If it’s raining for more than 30 minutes, the attendant leaves and does not turn on lights. If the attendant has not shown up for their shift, lights also will not be turned on. While the Club’s executive endeavors to provide coverage in these instances, we do not have the manpower to service individual requests. We kindly ask that you do NOT email info@craighenry.com with requests to turn the lights on in these cases.

 

You may continue to play during the daylight hours for as long as weather permits (usually first snowfall). From September 30 to Thanksgiving Day (October 12 in 2020), when we have good weather (over 12 degrees at 6 pm and no rain forecast), the Club executive will attempt to extend the play season by scheduling volunteers to turn the lights on.


 

Club executive board - meet our team

The club is managed by a group of volunteers elected by the club AGM:

  • Kirsty Giles, President - General club lead, NCTA/OTA liaison, Coaching management, HR, Facilities, Assets
  • Lorna Giles, Treasurer - Finances, Accounting, Banking, Payroll
  • Adrian Costea, Director - Online registration support, Website, Tournament organizer, Ladder support
  • Ajoy Ghosh, Director - member email liaison
  • David Large, Director - Club Promotion, Marketing

If you want to volunteer and join the club executive team, please let us know and we’ll guide you through the process. First you need to do some volunteer work with the club to demonstrate your ability and willingness.


 

Staff

The staff members are responsible for the day-to-day work at the club: court bookings, court monitoring, running social activities, interacting with club members, managing the use of club assets, and so on. The attendants this season are Isaac Jensen Large and Christian Morrison-Healey.

Our monitors are young people who are working hard to improve your tennis experience at the club. We appreciate their contribution to the club. This is probably their most important job so far. Let's treat them with respect. We request members further respect our attendants and facilities by picking up after themselves.

We are always looking for good candidates for part-time monitor positions with the club. If you want to join us, please send your resume or bio profile to info@craighenrytennis.com.


 

Volunteers

We appreciate the help of the volunteers who made significant contributions to the Club this season such as the morning group. Many thanks to Annie Creighton, outgoing Director, for all her assistance over the past few years – the Club has benefitted from having access to her knowledge and experience.


 

Reference information

 Club CharterCode of Conduct | Tennis Etiquette | Tennis Canada Rules of the Court 2019 (PDF)