The Cottingham Tennis Club

The Cottingham Tennis Club


Mission Statement of Social Committee

“To provide meaningful Social Events to the CTC Membership at large that fosters an inclusive and friendly environment for the promotion of the great game of Tennis.”


1.  CTC Official Club Opening RR & Barbecue  Saturday May 11th:    New Member Orientation 2:30pm, play from 3:00pm. In addition to a great afternoon of tennis, members will have the opportunity to meet the Club Staff and Tennis Pro – and learn about lessons, clinics and other Club initiatives. (Rain Date – Sunday May 12th note: Mother’s Day)

2.  Ladies Doubles Round Robin Saturday June 8th: 3:00pm  A great social afternoon of tennis and lunch.  (Rain Date – Sunday June 9)

3.  Summer Solstice Event:  “Oldies but Goodies” Friday June 21st,  6:00pm Dress in your oxford whites and bring your vintage racquets!

4.  Breakfast at Wimbledon:   RR, Barbecue & Garden Party  Sunday July 14th Watch the finals on the “telly” at the Club – and participate in a Mixed Doubles Team Event – following the Wimbledon final.  Approximately 11:30am event start time.

5.  Cottingham Club Championships Begins Friday August 2nd. Sign Up: begins Saturday July 20th and closes Monday July 29th.   Draw to be posted at Club and on line on August 1st.  More details to follow.

6.  Cottingham House League start date and details to follow.

Please note - events are subject to change.


Annual Tournament September 6 to 16th
Register now for the Club Championships  

The time has arrived for our annual year-end Club Championships! The tournament begins Thursday September 6th and concludes on our Finals Day Year End BBQ Sunday September 16th.

This year we will be offering a grand total of 10 draws to allow many players to participate! Sign up will begin immediately and must be done in person at the clubhouse prior to the end of the day on Thursday August 30th. The draws will be done and posted by Sept 4th.

The categories available for sign up are as follows:

Men's Singles - A, B, & O55 

Men's Doubles - A, B

Women's Singles - A, B

Women's Doubles - A, B

Mixed Doubles - Open 

*If you are looking for a partner don’t be afraid to sign up and we can try to find you a partner. The maximum number of draws a player can enter will be 2. 


Our A draws are catered to the more advanced players playing at a 4.0+ level.
Our B draws are catered to the intermediate players playing at any level up to 3.5.
We will be adhering more strictly to this rule this year.


Please contact your opponent after the draw is made up and arrange your match time with them. All players are responsible to have completed any matches prior to their respective semifinals no later than Thursday September 13th. The larger draws will have must-play-by deadlines strictly adhered to for each round.

The club will allow players to phone in and book court times for their matches in advance, however please note that we will only allow 3 matches to be played at any one time on the courts, so bookings will be turned down if such is the case. Please remember in September that it gets dark earlier Sept 8th week the sun sets at 7:40 pm

Scoring for all matches will be 2 out of 3 sets (ad scoring) and the third set will be played as a super tiebreaker up to 10 points. Semifinals and finals will play a full third set if necessary. 

Semi finals will be played on Friday September 14th and Saturday September 15th and all finals will be showcased throughout the day on Sunday September 16th. We will also be holding our year end BBQ on finals Sunday to celebrate another great season!

All players will be asked to bring a new can of balls each to their matches and the winner of the match will take home the unused can. 

Prizes will be awarded to winners and finalists of each draw!


Here's to a great Club Championship.  We look forward to seeing you participate - sign up as soon as you can!

Best regards,
Gary Ingram
Tennis Director

Celebrate Canada's 151st Birthday at Cottingham with tennis and a barbecue:

Join us for a Canadian Style BBQ and tennis round robin on Sunday July 1st.  The event begins at 12noon.  There will be two sessions of play:

First session:  12:00 - 1:30 PM
Second session:  1:30 - 3:00 PM

Lunch will be served after each session.

Please confirm your participation by Friday June 29th.  Sign up sheets are up in the Club House or you can call the club.  

Happy Canada Day, eh? 





MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW. Please keep an eye out for emails from the Club!

Saturday May 12 CTC Official Club Opening, BBQ and Round Robin **New Member orientation starts at 11am**

Saturday May 26 - Spring Awakening. 11am - 1pm. Tea, coffee, Cottingham Punch and pastries served. An opportunity to donate plants to our gardens and green our space! Take a look at the Photo Album below!

Saturday June 9 - Ladies Doubles Round Robin. Sign up list on the bulletin board in the clubhouse; Play 12pm - 3pm, 3 courts. Come on down to the club and enjoy some great tennis! Food and refreshments provided.

Sunday July 1 – Canada Day Bash Sign up 11:30am; Round Robin from 12-3pm, 4 courts. BBQ and refreshments provided! 

Saturday August 11 – Cottingham Mixed Doubles Team Event "Second Annual" – 11:30am sign in, play from 12-3pm, 4 courts. BBQ and refreshments provided. More details to follow, but sign up will be required in advance

Saturday September 16 - Club Tournament Finals Day.

Many thanks to the Social Committee for volunteering their time



A day to remember!  Participants started to arrive at 9.15 and the last ones did not leave until late afternoon.  We worked at serious weed removal, remarkable hole digging, scientific soil and fertilizer mixing, followed by planting and replanting of small and large shrubs and numerous plants.  We also created a new long fence bed plus fresh garden edges that were carved along the north section. Much brush was also cut back.  

Luncheon comprised sumptuous sandwiches, salads and desert. The food was brought by all, and there was more than enough for the illustrious army that was assembled.  Here were 13 fine tennis players turned Garden Gurus for a few hours out of their busy lives and schedules.

A special Thank you  to our resident garden expert, Dale Birkett, integral to our amazing team which comprises Mike Wilson, Lisa Fincato, Phyllis and Mark Earley, Susan Wallace, Chris Sawicki, Gini Baldwin, Virginia Spence, Patricia McElhinney, Patti Templeton, Henry Brenzel and Merla McMenomy.  Shukie Halfon was unable to make this day but worked for us like a true Trojan, on all previous lead up days to this event.

Huge thanks for your collective pride, enthusiasm and vision!

Jacqueline Gibbons


Spring Awakening Gardens 2017

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