FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the hours at the tennis courts?
Bronte Tennis Club is open for outdoor play from May 1 to October 31 between the hours of 7:00am to 11:00pm, at which time the lights shut off automatically. All Adult members receive a unique keyfob which provides gate access to the club. For new members, keyfobs are picked up at the Clubhouse.
What about the Clubhouse hours?
The clubhouse lounge and washrooms are accessible by using your keyfob during all hours of operations. Please go to "Location and Hours of Operation" for a detailed schedule of when our court attendants are on duty.
As a new member, how will I find someone to play tennis with me?
There are many ways to find your match at the Bronte Tennis Club. Some are:
- See our Pro - sign up for single or group lessons with the club pro, Natalie Armitage. She will help to steer you in the right direction.
Drop in to one of the Daytime Round Robins. We run Men’s and Ladies’ Round Robins on Friday mornings.
Come out to our Saturday Mixed Adult Round Robins…..once a month we follow up our tennis with a social.
Join the Singles Ladder, and play others at your skill level.
Add your name to the ‘singles hitting list’.
Try out in April for one of the competitive Mixed or Ladies Interclub Teams.
Does the Club have a ball machine for practicing strokes?
YES, a ball machine is available for rental when a court attendant is on duty and the courts are not busy. This can be arranged by calling the Clubhouse 905-847-8033.
When is the best time to arrange a match at the club? When are courts most available?
While the tennis club is busy much of the time with structured programs and leagues, with 7 courts you will still find plenty of court time to arrange your own matches, especially on afternoons all week, and evenings on weekends.
How do I know if a program is canceled due to weather?
If the weather is problematic, call the clubhouse at 905-847-8033. There will be a message on the answering machine or a court attendant to advise you on the court conditions and the status of your match.
Can you reserve a court for a particular time?
No. Courts are available on a first come, first served basis. If there is no court attendant on duty, members must use the chalk board inside the front gate to sign up for a court. Regular group programs and scheduled leagues always take precedence, however.
What is the best age to start playing tennis?
Nat says you can play as soon as your hand is big enough to hold a tennis racquet, as young as five years old. Junior-size racquets are available for small fry.
Is white playing attire required at Bronte?
No. We do recommend comfortable tennis clothes for playing and we do require that you wear non-marking tennis shoes on the courts for practical reasons.
Are there any special rules of etiquette I should know about tennis?
There are a few conventions you should be aware of, but most are common sense and based on common courtesy. For example, never chase a ball behind a neighbouring court when a game is in progress. Wait for a break in the action, and usually that ball will be sent right back to you. Naturally, you will have lots of chances to be helpful in return. You can read the Rules of Tennis and "The Code" on our Club Rules page.
Is there a social side to the Bronte Tennis Club?
Yes, there are Socials, one a month through the season, which are fun round-robins followed by light refreshments. And of course ,our Year End Party in the fall is the social apex of the season. Dates and times are sent out by email in our Bronte Quick Notes.
Who is the club pro at Bronte?
The pro is Natalie Armitage, who has been with the club since 1996. As a member, you can arrange individual or participate in group lessons with Natalie or her staff by contacting her at: www.oakvilleacademyoftennis.com or by contacting the clubhouse at 905-847-8033.