TOWARDS THE FUTURE
Players at KTC often wonder at the oddly inefficient placement of our club house --tucked in between courts 1 and 7 at the North end of the club-- resulting from a dimly understood quirk in the history of Kingston's growth. Besides the club house's unfortunate land-locked location, the relentless march of time has also worn it down: continuing to patch up this unwinterized clapboard building is becoming a Sisyphean struggle, and it now really makes more sense to completely rebuild it.
Fortunately, we are finally reaching the point where we can begin to do something about that. The obvious location for our clubhouse is at the entrance to the club, on the lawn next to court 3. This means we can convert the club house's current location into a whole new court, while through the new club house hub we will be able to better manage the flow of people in or out, and to their respective courts. At the same time, the club house becomes a much more welcoming gathering place for Kingston's tennis community. Our hope is to be able to make this happen between the end of the 2014 season and the start of the 2015 season, to minimize any inconvenience to our members.
We have drawn up some preliminary sketches to guide us, in consultation with our members, our neighbours, stakeholders and the city, to an invigorating KTC that does everyone proud. We welcome your Feedback!
...The two-story club house will accommodate front desk, tennis shop and refreshments serving area, cosy indoor seating, changing rooms, washrooms and laundry facilities, all on the first floor. The second floor will include a large all-purpose room that can be used for Table Tennis, Pilates, Yoga, and other supporting activities.
A generous outdoor seating area, and a wrap-around upper level deck allow panoramic views over all the courts.
...Moving the club house frees up room for an extra court between courts 1 and 7, but it will reduce the front lawn somewhat.