ABOUT OUR CLUB
The Markham Tennis Club (MTC) is a welcoming summer outdoor club operating in the City of Markham, Ontario, since 1968, with six lighted hard courts located next to Reesor Park Public School.
The Club's mission is to create a fun, safe and family-friendly atmosphere for the community to enjoy the game of tennis. At MTC we strive to promote the sport and encourage participation by players of all ages, levels and abilities. In 2017, the Club partnered with the City to reconstruct a new clubhouse while re-vitalizing all tennis programs and instruction at affordable prices.
We encourage you to spend the time to review all we have to offer and to talk to our friendly executive and staff about finding membership and program options that are right for you and your family.
New members are welcome. Please see our Programs page and Membership page for more details. The MTC is a member of the Ontario Tennis Association (OTA), the official governing body of tennis in Ontario.
OUR CLUB HISTORY IN PICTURES
EXECUTIVE & MANAGEMENT TEAM
Your 2019 executive members were all elected or re-elected at the fall Annual General Meeting. Thank you to these dedicated volunteers:
President – Scott Fraser
Vice President – Dave Gervan
Treasurer – Alison Horne
Secretary - Kelly McLeod
Membership Director – Tasneem Gopeesingh
Director - Tania Persad
Management Team - Jeff Lander
As a non profit corporation, MTC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Board of Directors: Board members are the fiduciaries who steer the club towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as making sure MTC is in full compliance with all City mandated policies, and ensuring MTC has the adequate resources to advance its mission.
Board Roles and Responsibilities:
Work in cooperation with the chosen management team to accomplish club goals and objectives, and share in the club vision and have passion for the Club's mission.
Outsource of individuals that bring valuable and diverse skill sets and perspectives willing to contribute to the club business plan and governing documents, and be willing to take on additional responsibilities.
Responsible for the management of club by-laws, policies and member code of conduct
To ensure MTC is in full compliance with all City of Markham mandated policies.
Operational management of accounting and legal responsibilities
The MTC By-Law is the core document that guides the Board in governing the Club on behalf of it's members. You can review this By-Law by clicking here.
In 2017, the club embarked on a long-term contract with Jeff Lander and Richard Nicolson (the "management team") to manage day-to-day operations of the Club. This allows a much smaller board to focus on sound governance and financial management and help steer the club towards a sustainable future.
HOURS OF OPERATION
COURT ALLOCATIONS AND BOOKINGS
The club continues to juggle member and program court allocations across our 6 courts, and this can be challenging, especially in the core months of July and August when we also have full and half-day camps running.
MTC has no court booking policy or system at this time, so members are asked to check on-court availability the following ways:
Check our online calendar. It shows what is happening each day and the number of courts allocated for programming. We try to keep 1-2 courts free at all times for member drop-in.
Call the clubhouse during staffed hours to find out how busy it is and if there is a wait list to get on court.
The chart below shows the general demands for court time over the summer. The chart does not include all times taken by pros for other member programming and lessons. The busiest times noted in yellow were Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings during July-Aug with camps operating. Tuesday and Thursday evenings were also busy when home inter-county games were being played and members were waiting to book a free court.