Courts booking

DURING COVID-19, PLEASE FOLLOW THE RELEVANT RULES

Booking a court is compulsory during Covid-19.

Only Club members can book a court. But they can invite guests, subject to the $5 guest fee per guest.

You can book a court time using the booking facility below by filling in the required information and clicking “Submit”. You can also see if a court is available for “Free play” for the date, time and court you desire.

COURT BOOKING FORM – ENTER ALL REQUIRED FIELDS

For more detailed instructions and rules, see below the booking form.

If other courts are available, and unless absolutely necessary, please refrain from booking court 4 for “Free play”. Lessons involve dozens of balls flying around. Court 4 has a curtain divider in order to contain them. We don’t want to completely block court 4 for lessons, and want to leave some time capacity for “Free play” there. But some cooperation and goodwill will go a long way to preventing balls from lessons on the other courts from straying all over the playing field.

Booking instructions:

  1. Under Club/Location, select “HFTC”
  2. Under “Type of play”, select the type of play from the drop-down menu; other than “Free play”, the other options have been allocated permissible time blocks and are managed by the Club executives.
  3. Under “Court #”, select the court number you wish to play on (1 to 4, 1 is closest to the Clubhouse)
  4. From the calendar, chose the date on which you wish to play. Unavailable time blocks are highlighted in gray. Chose an available free time block. Free play is available in blocks of 1 hour.
  5. Enter your personal information in the required boxes (marked with a *)
  6. Check the “I agree with terms and conditions” box and click “Submit”
  7. You will receive an e-mail advising you of your court reservation. You can print this e-mail or have on your smartphone to demonstrate your booking in case of conflict.

A recap of the rules that apply in all circumstances:

  1. “Free play” (ie. not Club-organized activities such as leagues, lessons, etc.) is reserved only for members. Non-members bookings will be cancelled. Exception are the public hours.
  2. Everyone needs to wear their membership tag in an readily visible spot (in their tennis shoe laces is the easiest).
  3. Play time is in blocks of 1 hour, starting on the hour (per the club buzzer)
  4. If all courts are taken, and other members are waiting, players have to vacate the courts when the buzzer sounds.

Additional rules that apply when booking a court:

  1. Booking is for specific courts, ie. 1, 2, 3 or 4.
  2. Courts can be booked for a maximum of 2 consecutive hours per day. No abuses please.
  3. Court time for Club-organized activities are already blocked out (gray shaded) and are not available for “Free play”.
  4. Court booking for “Free play” is in blocks of 1 hour, again starting on the hour.
  5. Members who hold a court reservation (proven by a print-out of a confirmation e-mail or electronic e-mail on their smartphone), will have precedence over non-booked walk-ins.
  6. Members who booked a court must be present at the beginning of their booked hour (per the buzzer) or else they forfeit their booking and members waiting will take over the court. Clearly this situation could result in conflicts, and we hope that basic rules of civility will be applied.
  7. Additional rules could be established or current rules modified on the basis of experience and feedback.
  8. Rules of fair play and civility should apply in all circumstances.

 

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COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has affected everyone around the world in one way or another, from a mild annoyance to severe sickness and death.

In order to prevent the further spreading of the disease, and still allow tennis players to practice their sport in a safe way, a number of extraordinary measures must be taken; they are detailed below. The Provincial and City rules governing behaviour during the pandemic are ever changing, depending on the circumstances. We will be posting them below as they are updated and published. 

In addition to the Provincial and City rules, the Club will be applying additional rules which are similar to those established in 2020:

  • Membership registration and payment is only electronically; see our website here. The membership registration form now has extra compulsory check boxes for COVID-19-related pledges and waivers. 
  • Walk-ins are discouraged. You must book your court time online here. Additional data is required on the court booking form to permit subsequent tracing; please fill it diligently and truthfully; it could save your life.

Players who sign up for themselves and their family must take on full responsibility for their decision to play at the Club during the COVID-19 pandemic, and must agree to keep the HFTC and their volunteer Board harmless by agreeing to the updated Waiver of Liability and Consent, including the COVID 19 addendum. HFTC members, by signing up for membership (incl. juniors and families), are acknowledging that they accept all the rules established by the Province, the City and the Club and will abide by them.

Summaries of dos and don’ts – April 6, 2021 and April 13, 2021 (no guarantee of accuracy or completeness)

  • Tennis courts allowed to be open with restrictions.
  • Tennis (incl. doubles) not a team sport; doubles permitted
  • Clubhouse closed; no outside furniture; waiting outside the club fence
  • Self-screen: coughing, sneezing, breathing difficulty, fever, chills, etc.
  • Practise appropriate protective measures: distancing, hand sanitizing, mask wearing, etc.
  • Use only personal gear and equipment
  • Children camps are NOT allowed
  • Registrations and reservations are a must for tracking – online preferred
  • Instructional programs NOT permitted
  • No leagues, no tournaments

Summaries of dos and don’ts – March 24, 2021 (no guarantee of accuracy or completeness)

  • Tennis courts allowed to be open with restrictions.
  • Tennis (incl. doubles) not a team sport; doubles permitted
  • Clubhouse closed; no outside furniture; waiting outside the club fence
  • Self-screen: coughing, sneezing, breathing difficulty, fever, chills, etc.
  • Practise appropriate protective measures: distancing, hand sanitizing, mask wearing, etc.
  • Use only personal gear and equipment
  • Children camps are allowed; must follow guidelines
  • Registrations and reservations are a must for tracking
  • Instructional programs not permitted

City of Toronto documents – 2021

City of Toronto documents – 2020

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