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SUMMER BBQ REMINDER

July 8th, 2024

Just a friendly reminder that the YOMTC Summer BBQ event is scheduled for this coming Saturday (July 13th) from 10am - 3pm. A delicious catered lunch will be served from 12 - 2:30pm.

 

We have blocked off courts 1, 2, and 3 for anyone who would like to play some casual Round Robin doubles. Please see our court attendant upon arrival so they can add you to the list and organize some match-ups.

 

ATR Sports will also be setting up a booth and will have racquets available to demo, and some great tennis merchandise available for purchase.

The Wimbledon Women's Final is also scheduled to begin at 9am for anyone who would like to watch in the club house.

 

As always, if we get rained out Saturday, the event will take place on Sunday instead We hope to see you there ! YOMTC

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Club Updates & Reminders

May 30, 2024

FRENCH OPEN SOCIAL: 

This is just a reminder that the club will host a French Open round robin on this Saturday June 1st (June 2nd is the rain date) between 10 and 2. All full and junior members are welcome.

 

SUMMER HOURS:

Also, starting June 1st, we will begin the expanded summer hours. Members will be able to book courts between 8 am and 11 pm (10pm is the last bookable time).

 

NO-SHOWS / LATE CANCELLATIONS

The club is also noting that there have been a large number of people booking courts and then not showing up. As a courtesy to other members, those who cannot attend their booking should cancel well in advance so other members have a chance to book. Repeat no-shows / late cancellations will result in suspension of booking privileges.

 

Regards, Your Board of Directors

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2024 Club Opening & Events

April 24, 2024

It’s hard to believe it with the cold and wet weather but season opening is fast approaching! 

We remain on track to open on May 1st but there are a few items which need to be taken care of first.

COURT & CLUB CLEANUP

The cracks on courts 1 and 2 will be repaired starting April 23rd and will take two to three days to cure properly before they can be used.  Once the repairs are complete, we can move forward with other reopening activities.

We would like to thank everyone who contacted us regarding court and clubhouse cleanup.  This is scheduled to take place on Saturday April 27th with a rain date of April 28th.  We would ask all volunteers to come to the club for 10 AM, please.  No need to register, just show up.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

***SATURDAY FORECAST SHOWS RAIN.  CLEAN UP LIKELY TO TAKE PLACE SUNDAY 28TH @ 10AM

JUNIOR PROGRAMS AND SUMMER CAMPS

May & June after school programs and summer camps for juniors are now open for registration and are filling quickly.   A quick reminder that anyone registering for a program or camp must first obtain a junior membership.

After School Programs Info / Registration:
https://www.oldmilltennis.com/junior-programs

Summer Camp Registration Info / Registration:
https://www.oldmilltennis.com/summer-camps

ADULT PROGRAMS

May & June Adult Programs are open for registration to members only and can be accessed here:
https://www.oldmilltennis.com/adult-programs

Questions regarding all programs, private lessons, and camps can be directed to coaching@oldmilltennis.com

LADDER REGISTRATION
The ladder is also open for registration, which requires you to log into the website.  Boxes will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. We anticipate that the ladder will commence a few weeks after club opening.  As with all other programs, anyone participating must be a member.

SOCIAL EVENTS AND ROUND ROBINS

Our official club opening event and new member meet and greet will take place at the club on May 11th between 10 am and 1 pm.  Be sure to bring your gear if you feel like stepping on the court for a hit.  Refreshments will be provided. All members welcome to attend.

We are also planning to hold a French Open Social on June 1st.  Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy some tantalizing treats and great tennis.  More information will be provided as the date approaches.

Evening Round Robins will return on May 15th and run every Wednesday from 7 pm to 10 pm.  Morning Round Robins will return on June 7th and run every Friday from 9 am to 11 am.  Players of all levels are welcome to come out and have some fun.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@oldmilltennis.com

Regards,

Your Board of Directors

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2024 Club Opening & Other News

April 1, 2024

We are writing you to day to bring you up to date on our recent AGM and other important matters.

 

Your New Board of Directors:

 

The Board held its first meeting since the AGM on March 6, where it determined the positions to be held by the various Directors. We are pleased to announce the composition of your 2024-25 Board of Directors:

 

President - Vince Cooney

Treasurer - Jamie Bulnes

Secretary - Melissa Ogilvie-McKinley

Operations Director - Ken Elliot

Membership Director - Mark Benesh

Social Director - Ahmed Moostafa

Communications Director - Brent Ross

 

We ask for your patience as we transition emails and other administrative measures over to the new Board members and coaching staff.

 

Coaches and Lessons

We are also pleased to announce the new coaching staff for the 2024/25 season! Please welcome Marta Chytchian as our new Head Pro. Some of you may be familiar with Marta as she led many of the group lessons last year. The Board received a great deal of positive comments about her sessions and we look forward to working with her to improve our tennis games! She will be joined by three assistant pros: Alonso Cortes, Jack Kohar and Eric Silva. More information on the pros' biographies will be posted on the website in April.

 

Adult and Junior clinic, as well as ladder, registration will start April 1st, with programming commencing on May 1st. New junior registrations will open on April 1st as well. Further information regarding summer camps will be made available later this spring.

 

Club Opening

Club Grounds Cleanup and Court Setup will be Saturday April 27th (Sunday 28th rain date). We need volunteers to help with this. Please send an email to info@oldmilltennis.com if you have time to help out. There should be less heavy lifting this year as the ice stayed off of the courts this winter. We anticipate a May 1st opening date and more information regarding social activities to celebrate the new season will be provided soon.

 

Junior OTA Tournament

The survey results are in and a majority of those who answered have indicated they support the club running at least one junior tournament this year. The Board and coaching staff will look into how this can be best accommodated while ensuring court access to members.

 

Intercounty Teams

Two-thirds of members who responded to the survey are in favour of continuing with intercounty competitive play. Of those in favour of continuing intercounty play, half preferred a single team. Given this feedback, the club will continue supporting the Intercounty team for the 2024 season, playing matches normally on a weekday evening at the club, every other week. The Board will reassess the level of team fielded by the club following the end of the season.

 

More information will be made available in the future regarding tryouts.

 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey. Keep an eye out for a follow-up survey to gain additional insight into membership preferences on team play and court usage.

 

Now let's get ready for another great season of tennis at the York Old Mill Tennis Club!

 

Sincerely, Your Board of Directors

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2024 Renewal Registration & Survey

March 1, 2024

Dear YOMTC Members,

Our returning member registration is NOW OPEN for the 2024 season.  During registration, you will also have an opportunity to take part in the member survey.

CLICK HERE FOR MEMBER SURVEY DETAILS

The renewal window is from March 1 - March 22.  When you are ready, simply log into your account to complete registration (Go to www.oldmilltennis.com and click "Member Login").  Registration is not finished until all pages have been completed and the credit card payment has been made.

***No family members or juniors may be added during renewal registration.  This is for renewing current adult and junior members only.  You may purchase additional junior memberships on a first come, first serve basis in April.  Details will be posted on the website at that time***

IF YOU DO NOT RENEW BY MARCH 22, YOUR SPOT WILL BE OFFERED TO THE WAITLIST.  TO REJOIN THE CLUB YOU MUST GO BACK ON THE WAITLIST.  REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.  SORRY, NO EXCEPTIONS !!

NEW JUNIOR "PROGRAM" MEMBERSHIP:
All current junior members will be automatically set to "Junior FULL Membership" which grants the same booking privileges as adults for $120+HST.  "Junior PROGRAM Memberships" are also available for $50+HST.  This grants access to junior programs, lessons, and camps, but NO court booking.  Junior "Program" members may play with adult and full junior members for $10 per session.

***To make the switch from "FULL" to "PROGRAM" junior membership, you will have to EDIT your junior's account and adjust the "Registration Type" in the drop down menu***


See you on the courts in 2024 !

YOMTC Membership
 

AGM Agenda - Intercounty Survey - Membership Renewals

February 23, 2024

Dear YOMTC Members,

We would like to share some important updates and reminders with you all.

UPCOMING AGM:

Tuesday February 27th @ 7pm
Oldmill Inn & Spa - Guildhall Room

AGM Agenda:  Click here to view / download
 

Those who would like to put their name forward at the AGM for an open board position may do so at the time of voting. Please state which position you would like to run for and tell attending members about yourself (How long you have been a member at YOMTC, what prior board experience you have (if any), which skill sets you possess that would be suitable for the position, what you are hoping to achieve as a board member etc)

Please note:  Only 2023 Adult YOMTC members in good standing are eligible to attend the meeting and run for a board position.  Those unable to attend but still want to run for a board position may do so by getting someone else to put their name forward at the meeting.

 

INTERCOUNTY SURVEY:
Last year, we introduced Intercounty Team Tennis to YOMTC for a trial run after a survey of members was conducted.  A decision must now be made whether Intercounty should continue in 2024.  The current Mixed B Team had a successful season, placing 2nd in the division and advancing to the playoffs.  There have been some inquiries about starting a Mixed C Team, since the current B Team caters to the strongest players at YOMTC.  There are also Ladies and Mixed 55+ Teams as further options if there is enough interest from members. 

During membership renewals, you will have an opportunity to select your preference moving forward.    There are those who feel that it's only fair if ANY team can be formed if there are enough players to fill a roster in the various divisions, and a Team Captain is found to organize it.  On the other hand, there are those who prefer no Intercounty Teams since it takes away court time for open play.  We would like adult members to consider the pros and cons and then select their preference during membership renewals.  Results will be announced after March 22nd.

Quick Intercounty Facts:
- Intercounty Team Tennis (doubles play) gives YOMTC an opportunity to compete against other GTA Clubs. 
- The playing season occurs from mid May until mid August.  
- Approximately 8 weekday evenings (7pm-10pm on 3 courts) are played at YOMTC (per team) during this time period       (For the Mixed A, B, & C divisions).
- Ladies Teams and Mixed 55+ play during weekday daytime - approximately 8 times per season at YOMTC.

For more information about Intercounty Team Tennis: https://intercountytennis.com/home/

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:
2023 Members may renew their memberships anytime between March 1 - March 22.  Simply log into your account during that period and complete the renewal process and payment.  The price for adults will remain at $200+HST.  A membership is not renewed until payment is complete.  Anyone who has not renewed their membership by March 22nd will have to go on the waitlist to rejoin the club.  Sorry, no exceptions !

NEW JUNIOR "PROGRAM" Membership:
New for 2024, YOMTC will be offering two different types of junior memberships.  Last year, juniors were given the same booking privileges as adults in a trial run after many requests from parents.  Those who would like their juniors to maintain full booking privileges may do so by purchasing a "Junior Full Membership" for $120+HST.  We will also be offering a "Junior Program Membership" for those who are mostly interested in joining junior programs and summer camps - the cost is $50+HST.  There are no booking privileges for this level of membership.  However, these juniors may play with adult members or full junior members for a fee of $10 per booking.  All juniors participating in YOMTC programs MUST be members in one of these categories.  

We hope to see you all at the AGM this coming Tuesday !

Sincerely,
YOMTC Board

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Open Board Positions - AGM - Membership Renewals

January 9, 2024

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Dear YOMTC Members,

We hope you have all had a good start to 2024, and with the new year comes a new season of tennis at YOMTC.   Here are some important updates we would like to share with you:


OPEN BOARD POSITIONS: There are a number of openings this year, and we are looking for volunteers who love tennis and love the YOMTC.  If you have some time available to help keep the club running smoothly, we are in need of volunteers for the following positions: 

1.      President:  The ideal person for this position is a member who has had previous board experience or a member who has had experience running a business.  As President, you would be responsible to help guide the club forward by overseeing operational, financial, and technical aspects of the club.

 

2.      Social Director:  We hope to continue with YOMTC's monthly social activities and we're looking for a volunteer who would like to help provide members with these fun and engaging events.

 

3.      Communications Director:  Help keep members up to date with the latest club news, announcements of programs, registrations, and other important info.  

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Karen Hatchard for the dedication she has shown by serving as Social Director for 4 years.   We would also like to thank Azel Mulagulova (Teams & Tournaments), Maliha Altaf (Communications), and Brad Kovatch (President) for the time they have volunteered as board members at YOMTC.

 

Interested candidates for any of the above positions can email info@oldmilltennis.com

 

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: The AGM will be held at 7pm on Tuesday February 27th at the Old Mill Inn & Spa: Kinsbrook Room.  The agenda for the meeting and proxy voting forms will be provided in February.

 

 

2024 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS:  The window for returning members to renew their membership will be from MARCH 1st to MARCH 22nd.  Please mark this down in your calendars NOW! You will be able to log into your YOMTC account at any time during this window to renew your membership.  Email reminders will be sent out, and the information will also be posted on the website.  After March 22nd, you will no longer be able to renew, and any open spots will be immediately offered and filled by those on the waitlist.  Unfortunately, we cannot make any exceptions to those who have missed the deadline.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you all on the courts in a few months !

YOMTC Board

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