Craig Henry Tennis Club

Club activities

Our club organizes social activities that allow our members to get to know each other through tennis, the sport they love and practice. See below for details on each club activity.


Monday round robin

A great way to meet people is to come out to our friendly round robin, which is held on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. Register with the attendant, and get ready to play three sets with different players. If you show up early, there may be groups forming up or already playing. You are encouraged to ask if you can join a group that needs players. Take note of those who play at a similar level to yours, and ask them for a game.

 
Ladder play

A tennis ladder is a system for ranking a group of players. It is also a great way to meet new players and have a lot of fun. In a tennis ladder, players are arranged like rungs of a ladder. Players challenge one another to a match. As a player wins or loses, the player moves up or down in position on the ladder. The goal of the tennis ladder is to be at the top.

Regardless of your level, you may prefer to play competitive singles matches. If this is the case with you, then you must join our tennis ladder, which is hosted by the Global Tennis Network. This is a two-step process. First, you need to register with the Global Tennis Network, and then to join the 2019 Craig Henry Tennis ladder.

You are allowed to book only 1 hour for ladder matches inside the peak hours (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) during the week. Book your evening ladder matches from either 6 to 8 p.m. or 8 to 10 p.m. There are no restrictions for the weekend.

 
Team tennis

This is our House League, both competitive and social tennis at their best. There will be 4 teams of 4 players, with each playing playing the other teams in a round-robin format for the club title. Each team includes 4 players of different levels of play, ranked 1 through 4. The Team Tennis organizers make sure that the teams are balanced and of, roughly, equal skill. But we all know that, in crucial moments, passion, focus and doubles chemistry come through. So skill is a factor, but not always a deciding one. There may be a trial session if more than 16 players register. Speaking of registration, you can sign up for Team Tennis on the early-bird registration weekend, or at the clubhouse thereafter. For details, see the Team Tennis page.

 
Club tournaments

Each summer, we organize two tournaments for club members: Masters Tournament (50+ year old players) and Open Tournament (18+ year old players). The tournament registration is announced in the club newsletter. Players register by email or by signing up on paper forms at the club. For details, see the Tournaments page.

 
NCTA competition

NCTA stands for the National Capital Tennis Association. The NCTA Summer Mixed Leagues are the places for highly-competitive interclub matches. The participating clubs register 6-player teams, playing men's doubles, ladies -- doubles and mixed doubles each week, alternating between home and away games. This is an invitation-only activity, as the team captain (a volunteer club member who puts a lot of time and energy into organizing our team) has the freedom of choosing the players for our team. If you think that you have been overlooked, please contact us.

 
House clinics

This season we're trying to introduce group clinics to help you improve your game. We're working with our pros on a couple of programs. These are activities that require prior registration and an extra fee. Come back soon for details. We intend, however, to announce progress on the clinics in the club newsletter.

 
Early-bird tennis

This is member-organized round robin doubles play, which starts around 8 a.m., every day. So, just show up and play. Preference may be given to seniors and ladies when the number of participants is too high.