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Lawrence Park Tennis Club Between the Lines: Welcome all New Members
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Lawrence Park Tennis Club 
"Between the Lines"
 April 14, 2016

Welcome to Lawrence Park Tennis Club...

We'd like to introduce you to "Between the Lines"--one of the key communication vehicles for members. Through these newsletters, you will receive up-to-date information about key events and programs, schedule changes, and be able to sign up for those activities requiring registration. We hope you enjoy reading them and if you have any questions or suggestions, let us know; we would like to hear from you as our newest additions to LPTC.

(To catch up on the newsletters that have already circulated, please go to our website at lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
/room/newsletters/.)

OPENING DAY &
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Opening Day is just around the corner! It will take place May 7th from 1pm to 5pm (rain date May 8th) with a full afternoon of fun, food, and tennis. Come out, meet some members and play some tennis.

We are also hosting a special New Member Orientation May 4th at 7p.m. (rain date May 5th) which will be your chance to come meet other new members and members of the Board. You'll also find out more about the unique features of our club including an introduction to our court tagging system and tagging board (it's a bit daunting until you've tried it), court maintenance and why it is so important for members to allow our courts to be swept and watered regularly as scheduled, opening and closing procedures for the courts and clubhouse, social events, and other club programs. 

The main action will follow right on the heels of our New Member Orientation. All 2016 new members of the club are invited to a round robin starting at 7:30pm. Come for Orientation and stay for the round robin. This will be a great opportunity to meet club members, learn the ropes, and possibly find a future tennis partner or two.
FROM THE BOARD:
Welcome! We are delighted you have chosen Lawrence Park Tennis Club and look forward to seeing you out on our beautiful clay courts, tucked in the Alexander Muir park, over the summer months.  

There are many ways for you to engage with your new club and we encourage you to explore the offerings and see what fits you best. The tradition of the club is rooted in drop-in play where members come, put their tags up for the next available court and find players with whom to hit. Two of our three courts operate using that system and we'll explain how it works during our New Member Orientation (May 4th). More recently, and in recognition of our busier and busier lives, a court reservation system has been implemented for our third court. This court can be booked in advance and can be used for singles play if you wish. We'll show you how to reserve that court during the orientation as well.

And beyond the games you organise yourself, we have some great offerings at the club. Our 'Early Birds' are out on the courts from 8am to 10am weekday mornings. Anyone can drop in for all or part, foursomes are made up, four games are played and then players are rotated; a fabulous way to play with a number of different players and meet new people. If you can't make weekday mornings, we offer similar programs on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons.   We also have a vibrant and well subscribed House League which plays Monday nights from mid-May through mid-August and is another fabulous way to meet other members. Sign up information is on our website or in Between the Lines. The deadline for registration is April 20th (click here for our House League information and link to the sign up form).  It's a great way to get involved.  And if you love competitive match play, we have a number of league teams for which tryouts take place at various times over the next two weeks 
(click here to see the detail on our website). Please email our Games Director (Games@LawrenceParkTennisClub.ca) right away if you'd like to tryout for a league team.

On the social front, we host a themed get-together a couple of times each season, often with a round-robin. The details will be covered in Between the Lines newsletters as we get into the season and the dates are on the calendar on the website. We'd love to have you join us!

We hope that most of the answers to questions you may have can be found on our website which covers everything from the dress code (whites!) to the Code of Conduct to the special care required for our clay courts. But if you have any questions, feel free to email either Info@LawrenceParkTennisClub.ca or the appropriate Board member (our emails are listed at the bottom of every Between the Lines newsletter). We'll try to answer your question or point you in the right direction.
Message from the President
 
You have found a gem! We are all fortunate to have access to these fabulous three clay courts tucked in central Toronto. We hope you enjoy the courts, participate in club events and play a lot of tennis!

With only three courts and 300+ adult and intermediate members as well as up to 125 junior members, we are always looking at the programs we offer to align them with our members' wishes, trying to balance everyone's priorities. We provide information on when our free play time is and 
what's going on when on our website for all to see (that information does change as schedules are set and in the lead up to the start of the season so check the calendar regularly).

As you settle in, please feel free to call any Board member with questions, comments and suggestions.  And keep up-to-date by watching your inbox for our Between the Lines newsletters and by checking our website.
 
The entire Board and I look forward to meeting you at the Orientation and on Opening Day and over the course of the summer.

John Mowat

BRIGHT IDEAS

With over 300 members in our club, we know there are some great ideas and suggestions out there that we'd like to hear about. If you have a "bright idea" for something new, or something that would enhance the membership experience, contact us at: Communication@LawrenceParkTennisClub.ca.

We'd love to hear from you, especially as new members with a fresh perspective, so let us know what you think.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

An appeal... our club is bustling with 300+ adult and intermediate members and up to 100 junior members. There is a lot going on and each and every one of the programs we participate in and all the facilities we enjoy are looked after by volunteers. In short, we depend on our members. By putting your hand up to pitch in, whether as team captain, court roller, round robin organizer, or helping with our social events, you'll contribute to a successful 2016 season and, as an added bonus, get to meet some great people who care deeply about our club. Your first opportunity to get involved is court rolling in April, to help get the courts ready for our May 7th opening.  All court rollers will be invited to a tennis and pizza thank you party on a date TBD before Opening Day. If you are interested in helping, please contact our Courts Chair, John Richardson, at Courts@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca.  Phone: 416-929-0192.

As new members, you will have a unique perspective and some new ideas so don't hesitate to get involved.  Please email us at Info@LawrenceParkTennisClub.ca if you have some time to donate.
YOUR BOARD

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 Membership@LawrenceParkTennisClub.ca
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 Communication@LawrenceParkTennisClub.ca to share your ideas.

Thanks for reading.

Reaching Your Executive Team

President: John Mowat (President@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca)
Vice President: Margot Willoughby
(Vicepresident@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
Treasurer: Dennis Gurwitz (Treasurer@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
Secretary: Caroline Gray (Secretary@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
Membership: David Douglas 
(Membership@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
Junior Programs: Tim Dalton (JuniorPrograms@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
Games: Cecelia Thng (Games@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
Courts: John Richardson (Courts@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
Social: Anita Strauss (Social@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca)
House: Anna Caton (House@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
Director at Large: Vacant 
(DAL@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca)
Communications: Deborah Hoffnung (Communication@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
Past President: Puica Nitu (PastPresident@lawrenceparktennisclub.ca
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