Changes are coming to the membership model at the Lakeshore Tennis Club this year! Located across the road from Lakeshore Park, the Club is moving away from an exclusive membership model and will allow for free public use in the afternoons daily. These changes are being tested out in 2023, and will be reviewed at the end of the season.
Staff and Council worked alongside the Lakeshore Tennis Committee to brainstorm and implement this hybrid model, which was inspired by neighbouring communities who also have free to play hours. The courts are members-only in the mornings, and open to all during the afternoons and evenings. Members are able to access the courts at any time, but the Township is excited to give those who have not tried tennis, or were interested in playing but were unable or unwilling to purchase a membership, a chance to play.
Highlights of the changes include:
Members will be provided a code that works at any time of day on the newly installed smart padlock. Members of the public have a separate code that works between the hours of 12-10pm, and can be found online or by visiting the Township Office.
To purchase a membership, you can visit the Municipal Office during regular office hours, or join the Lakeshore Tennis Committee at one of their membership drives at the annual Bay Day on May 20, or at the Clubhouse in June, date to be announced. You may also download the membership form here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the public can access the courts at no cost by completing this online form.
The Lakeshore Tennis Club is owned and operated by the Township, with support from the dedicated volunteers on the Lakeshore Tennis Committee. Funds from memberships are put towards eventual resurfacing of the courts, or other large capital costs. For more information on the Club, contact Recreation and Community Development Coordinator Hannah Gutoskie at email@example.com or 613-756-2747 ext 220.