Opening Day, Courts Update,  Emergency Procedures, and more!
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APRIL 25, 2019

In this edition of "Between the Lines":
  • When Will We Open?
  • Opening Day Celebration
  • Games - Inter Club Teams, After Dinner Doubles
  • 2019 Court/Clubhouse Maintenance 
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Courts - Volunteers Needed
  • Court Booking and Event Sign up
  • Emergency Procedures
  • LP Dress Code - A Review
When Can I Start To Play?
The weather is getting warmer and the courts look great! We have planned early spring maintenance (thanks Nancy and Mark), so we should be able to open as soon as our City permit allows us and be ready for play on Wednesday, May 1st.

The Board has been busy getting things in order for our new season. Our new directors Richard Tremblay (V.P.) and Nancy Eisenhauer (Courts) have fit in seamlessly. Unfortunately our secretary had to resign. We are in need of someone to step up and replace her. If you have ever considered participating in Board activities, now is a good time to do it.

Thanks to everyone who answered the survey. We had a tremendous response, with some very clear cut member preferences which the Board is working hard to implement as smoothly as possible. Among those that are coming soon are:  expanded house league hours, increased online booking and changing interclub team options to reflect our member preferences. We hope to do all this with minimal impact on regular playtimes - and your feedback in the survey has been very helpful in developing those plans.

Remember, the lock combination has been changed. Many people keep this in their phone to make sure they can get into the club.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our opening party.  

See you on the courts!
David Douglas (
Opening Day Celebrations
April showers bring May flowers and of course the long-awaited Lawrence Park Tennis Club's opening celebrations. After a long and very challenging Toronto winter (that never seemed to want to end), our tennis season is about to begin!

Come out and join us on Saturday, May 4 (rain date May 5) from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Enjoy lunch and refreshments and participate in our first tennis round robin of the year led by our Head Pro Valerie Ushanova!

Social events at LPTC offer many opportunities to join in the fun, meet old friends and make new ones! And we anticipate 2019 we will have more fun than ever.
This year we have a new social committee that will help organize the events. Please let me know if you'd like to help!

Mark your calendars so you can join in the events we have already scheduled:
  • Beer and Pizza Night:  - Thursday, May 23
  • Women’s Round Robin - Thursday, June 13 (rain date June 27)
  • Men’s Round Robin – Thursday, June 20 (rain date June 27)
  • Wimbledon Strawberry Social – Sunday, July 14
  • Shrimp Fest Dinner – Saturday, July 27  
Additional social events will be announced in upcoming news letters.

But first things first... make sure you plan to attend our opening celebrations and luncheon on Saturday, May 4th. Hope to see everyone there!

Barbara Taylor
Wednesday Night ‘After Dinner Doubles’

This season long popular program begins Wednesday, May 8th and is again run by our Co-ordinator, Henry Joseph (Thanks Henry!) 
Just drop-in any Wednesday from 7-9:00 pm and Henry will arrange the random court match-ups.
There is an emphasis on mixed doubles with a wide variety of skill levels;
Four to six rotations per evening with random partner selections per period;
We look forward to another great season and welcome all members to come and tune up their shot skills and their doubles capabilities! 
Inter-Club Teams Update

We are in the final stages of team selection and expect to have all team rosters posted on our Clubhouse bulletin board at the Open House on May 4th.  Thank you to our Head Pro, Valerie and to all those who tried out at The Supreme Courts.  
Mark Rintoul, Games Director
Court and Clubhouse Maintenance in 2019
The Supreme Court is again overseeing the court and clubhouse maintenance staffing, ensuring we have coverage seven days a week at the three times of day the courts need attention: noon, 6pm and 10pm (in preparation for the next day). 

Reminder!!!... at noon and 10pm, we will not usually need to close all three courts for maintenance and will instead block off court 2 for the hour. Except in the windiest weather, our maintenance staff will water a single court at a time and keep an additional two courts in play. During the hour, players will rotate from their ungroomed court to a groomed court so the Monitor can get all three courts done over the course of the hour. (The only challenge might be on a super windy day when conditions might cause the water to travel between courts. Those days also cause our clay to blow off the courts and make it even more important that we water them so please respect the Court Monitor if you're asked to step off in those circumstances.)

Our lead Court Monitor for 2019 will be Stephen Zaitsov. Stephen made a terrific contribution to the Club last year and we are pleased that he will continue to take amazing care of our courts.   We encourage you to introduce yourselves to him. Stephen will be assisted by other members of The Supreme Court instructional team... we'll keep you updated as the season progresses. 
Any questions or comments, please contact: 
Nancy Eisenhauer(
Anna Caton(

Here's to a great season with fabulous playing conditions!
Welcome to our New Members!
For the 2019 season, we will have the following new members joining us on the courts! A big welcome to:
  • Andre de Verteuil
  • Andrea Senecal-Woolnough
  • Andrew MacDonald
  • Betty Chen
  • Brenda Brown
  • Celine Nonzerville
  • Darlene Fenech
  • David Oliver
  • Dennis Dipasquale
  • Dianne Wendling
  • Dicle Kursun
  • Franziska Cape
  • JackTaylor
  • Jackson Clark
  • Jacquelyn Siklos
  • Jon Allen
  • Kenneth Eng
  • Lisa Coretti
  • Mary Stacey
  • Matthew Cohn
  • Meghan Lauber
  • Melissa Benum
  • Michael Pellettier
  • Nicholas Di Cuia
  • Regan Gilday
  • Robert Beutel
  • Sara Faghih
  • Sinisa Vojvodic
  • Stephen Acland
  • Susan Wainstock
  • Tony Oliveira
  • Tuba Tezol
  • Will Stone
We look forward to meeting you!

Molly Greenwood

Courts - Volunteers Needed Opening Day
Courts maintenance is looking for volunteers to help meet the May 1st opening date. We’re looking for help with nets, rolling courts and installing wind screens. Students can gain volunteer hours and adults lots of fun.

Please contact Nancy Eisenhauer
Court Booking and Event Signup
Great news... in response to our survey and the clear request for more certainty around getting a court, we have added additional bookable court time on the on-line booking system. You will now be able to book court 2. Court 1 remains dedicated to tag-up play except during program hours.

If you would like to refresh your memory on how to use the on-line booking system, click here to see step-by-step instructions for accessing the system and booking courts.

If you have not used our online booking system (new members... we're talking to you!), "Tennis Bookings" (the online booking site we use) provides a demonstration video that we strongly recommend you view (click this link to view the video:  or visit their website at  and click on the 'Watch Video' or the 'Try Demo' buttons near the bottom of the page). It is quite a simple process to log in, book your court and sign up for events so don't be intimidated.

At the beginning of the video you will see an explanation of how to log in to the system which you will need to do if you log in using the mobile friendly version or use the computer provided to you at the club. But if you are accessing the system through the Lawrence Park Members page on our website, you will skip this log in step as your account is already set up using your user name and password from our LPTC membership system. (This is the user name and password you use each year to renew your membership in the winter.) To use the booking system, you log in exactly the same way you do to renew your membership through our Lawrence Park Tennis Club Website 'Member Login' page ( 

For our online booking system to work we must honour the process.  
  • Please cancel a booking if you can't make it.
  • Don't book for singles fully expecting to play doubles to keep two names hidden.  
If you are playing on court 2 or 3 consistently during a booked time more than twice a week you are circumventing the rules. Our club relies on the honour system to make it fair for everyone.

We encourage all members who wish to book online to try out the system from home. If you are struggling and can't find a fellow Club member to give you some tips, please email a Board member ( and we'll arrange a lesson with you or co-ordinate a group to get a refresher at the Clubhouse.
Emergency Procedures
Always Worth Rereading
Hi Everyone:

Just a reminder that there is a sign posted in the clubhouse explaining the steps to take if an ambulance needs to come to the club and might need to bring a stretcher onto the courts. The west gate (which is normally locked) would make for easier access for a stretcher so the sign explains how to get that gate open, among other things. 

Remember, too, that the club also has defibrillator that talks you through how to use it, affixed to the wall.

Anita Strauss
Director at Large (
A reminder for the New Season
LP Dress Code Policy (White Apparel)
The all-white dress code at Lawrence Park Tennis Club is a long-standing and continuing tradition. We request that members and guests follow these guidelines:
  • All tennis shirts, shorts, skirts and dresses must be all-white with up to a maximum 10% colour trim (including hats/visors).
  • Non-tennis wear (such as cut-offs, jogging shorts, street clothes, etc.), even if white, is not considered appropriate attire. Shirts with large writing, advertising or pictures are not acceptable, even if predominantly white.
  • Non-white tennis warm-up suits, sweaters and jackets are acceptable although it is preferable that it be white in colour if you plan to continue playing in your warm-up attire. Tennis attire must be worn under warm-up suits and must be all-white.
  • Non marking proper clay court tennis shoes must be worn to preserve the court surface.
Those in violation of the dress code will be asked to change into appropriate white attire or leave the court. (And we all hate to have to do that ... so please make sure your guests know about our dress code.)

Member and guest understanding and cooperation is appreciated in helping to carry out the spirit and tradition of the dress code.

This Newsletter

This newsletter is for our members... to ensure you are in the know and up-to-date on what's happening at Lawrence Park Tennis Club.  If you change your email address, please let us know at so we can ensure you continue to receive Club updates.

If you have information you think should be shared with our members, please contact our Communications Chair at to share your ideas.

Thanks for reading.

Reaching Your Board

President: David Douglas
Vice President: Richard Trembly Rogers
Treasurer: Karen Brown
Membership: Molly Greenwood
Junior Programs: John Mowat
Games: Mark Rintoul
Courts: Nancy Eisenhauer
Social: Barbara Taylor
House: Anna Caton
Communications: Deborah Hoffnung
Director-At-Large: Anita Strauss
Past President: Margot Willoughby
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