CLUB RULES

1. The courts are available to Members and their guests only.

2. Guests must be signed in the Guest Book before playing. Adult Guest fees are $10.00/day. Junior Guest fees are $5.00/day.
Delinquent members will be disciplined as per 11 below.

3. A magnetic name tag will be assigned to a member on payment of membership. Each member is required to use his/her magnetic name tag in conjunction with the Time Board (Instructions on site).
 
4. Tennis Attire: Proper clothing is required on the courts. Whites are preferred, but color co-ordinates are acceptable as long as they are tennis attire, i.e. NO jogging shorts, jean shorts or swimwear.
 
5. Footwear: All players must always wear proper tennis shoes while on court.
Only flat-soled tennis shoes are allowed as these do not have excessive tread and will not damage the Har-Tru clay courts. Running shoes, and cross-trainers, boots are not acceptable footwear.

 
6. HOURS OF OPERATION: playing times:
Adults and intermediates: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily
Juniors: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays
Juniors in a family membership may play during adult hours if accompanied by an adult. A junior is required to leave the court if an adult is waiting to play. Juniors may use the courts on Saturday & Sunday mornings in certain circumstances for lessons or clinics and at other times subject to court availability and the discretion of the Committee or person in charge. A junior may be granted adult playing privileges in special cases and subject to certain conditions.

 
7. COURT PLAYING TIMES: Singles = 30 minutes Doubles = 45 minutes
 
8. COURT MAINTENANCE:
Before 8:00 a.m. daily Between: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily
The Club reserves the right to close the courts for the following reasons: Special Maintenance, heavy rains, League matches, Tournaments, special events

 
9. LEAGUES
There are two (2) men’s teams and two (2) ladies teams. Match dates will be posted. Ladies matches start at 10:00 am. Men’s matches start at 6:30 p.m. See Notice Board for schedule.

 
10. TOURNAMENT
A club tournament will take place in the latter half of the season. The dates for entry will be posted well in advance.

 
11. MEMBERSHIP
The Club reserves the right to cancel a membership in case of misconduct or abuse of membership privileges.

 
12. Due to our Insurance coverage, animals are not permitted on the Club premises.4

HISTORY

The Baie d’Urfe Tennis Club had its origins in a group of people who played tennis on courts located on the grounds of the Anglican Church in Ste.Anne de Bellevue.  The church had a fire and the plan for the new church  meant there was no longer room for tennis courts.
At that time, as the majority of players lived in Baie d’Urfe, Roger Otley and Sam Weller approached the Town about the possibility of constructing some tennis courts.  The Town agreed and four red clay courts were constructed in 1966.
By 1970, plans were afoot for a clubhouse.  This was built in 1971.  The interior of the clubhouse was finished by a group of volunteers who spent hours putting up wall panels, cupboards and painting the inside.
In 1971 we started the Wednesday evening Round Robin, which is still very popular with our members.
The Constitution of the Club was created in 1975. The Club is managed by an Executive Committee, consisting of 8 members and a President.   All committee members participate on a volunteer basis, without compensation or other benefits.   The Club is a non-profit organization and is registered accordingly with the Quebec Government.
In 1976, due to a shortage of red clay, we re-surfaced the courts with the grey clay, Har-Tru.
By 2000, the clubhouse was looking very shabby.  The President, John Ahrens, and the Treasurer, Jim Ioanidis approached the Town for help in building a new Clubhouse.  The Town was very generous and built a beautiful new clubhouse for us.  This is much appreciated by all our members.
In 2008, at great expense we had two new courts constructed.
We have always participated in the Montreal Interclub Leagues and we have had a junior coaching program for almost 50 years.
We are a very successful club as from the beginning we had wonderful members who volunteered to work on the committee.  They were dedicated to making our club the very best.

EXECUTIVE

Vice-President – Scott Moon
Treasurer – Patrick Absi
Secretary – Colin Austin
Maintenance Director – Werner Buchmann
Membership Director – Joanne Ioanidis
Tournaments– David Bowen
Junior Development Director- Margaret Hill
Vacancies:
President
Social Director
Publicity Director
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