Craig Henry Tennis Club

Member Guidelines

Dear members, the club is open and operates during a health crisis created by the spread of COVID-19. We put together a set of rules and requirements intended to ensure your safety and to reduce health risks at the Craig Henry Tennis Club. We compiled these rules based on recommendations from the City of Ottawa, Tennis Canada, and the Ontario Tennis Association.


You have an important part to play in all this. Keep in mind that you first need to be healthy to be able to play tennis. The City monitors all sports facilities that are open to the public, and can close our club at any time if we don't respect the safety rules. Let's be cautious and do our part.


What to expect at the club this season:

  • The online court booking is mandatory. No drop-ins are allowed.
  • No guests are accepted. All players accessing the courts must be members of the Craig Henry Tennis Club, and must be wearing their shoe tags as proof of membership. Shoe tags must be worn on the shoelaces for easy identification from a distance (do not put them on a key chain or attach them to your tennis bag).
  • The community building is closed. There is no access to water and washrooms yet.
  • All social events at the club are suspended. The Monday round robin, the tournaments and the team tennis competition are cancelled.
  • We recommend playing only singles. Doubles play is also permitted. Respect the social distancing rules on the court, and stay at a minimum of two meters from each other at all times.
  • The club membership fees are not fully refundable. Partial refunds can be considered on a case-by-case basis. We are not sure yet how to proceed if the City decides to close the club if the situation does not evolve as expected. All the clubs can be closed if the pandemic flares up, or only our club can be closed if we do not respect the safety rules and requirements. City employees (park ambassadors) are monitoring parks and sports facilities, taking pictures and reporting what they observe.

Please read and respect the club safety rules and requirements for operation under the Provincial Emergency Orders:


Safety Rules and Requirements


Click to view or download the Return to Play Guidelines for Municipal Tennis and Pickleball Clubs PDF file provided by the City Of Ottawa.


Craig Henry Tennis Club Code of Conduct

It is essential that Craig Henry Tennis Club members embrace the values of good sportsmanship. As such, we aim to provide all participants with a safe, competitive and enjoyable atmosphere.
Any person involved in a Craig Henry Tennis Club sponsored activity (participant, official, volunteer, coordinator or spectator) commits to:

  1. Treat everyone with courtesy and respect within the context of tennis, regardless of gender, place or origin, colour or ethnicity, religion, political belief, economic status or ability. This requirement prohibits any form of harassment or discrimination.
  2. Exhibit fairness and integrity, follow proper tennis etiquette safety guidelines on or off court and encourage others to do the same;
  3. Not engage in any behaviour or actions that would or ought to have known to intimidate others or endanger themselves, other participants, volunteers, spectators and staff members or cause damage to the equipment or facilities being used.
  4. Not attempt to play while under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs.
  5. Respect our attendants and club facilities by picking up after themselves.
  6. Abide by the Craig Henry Tennis Club rules and regulations. Violations of the Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action by the CHTC Executive Committee, ranging from a simple warning to immediate or future suspension or expulsion from the game, league, tournament, program and/or a revocation of membership. No refunds will be issued in these circumstances.
Court booking rules
  • Courts can be booked online, starting 24 hours before the planned play time. Too book a court, log in to your club account and click Tennis Court Booking.
  • Book only one hour of ourt time. Even though the system might allow you to book more time, the limit is one hour per booking.
Ball machine rules
  • Ball machines are not allowed on the club courts after 5 p.m.
  • Ball machines must be used only on side courts: 1, 4, 5 or 8.
  • The one-hour court time limit applies to ball machines as well. When booking a court to practice with your ball machine, select the Ball Machine partner in the court booking system.
  • When using your ball machine, be mindful of where your balls are going and practice good ball management at all times so that members playing on the adjacent court can enjoy playing without unnecessary frequent distraction.