About the Club

Location & Facilities

 

The club is located on Napier Street in a quiet residential neighbourhood in downtown Kingston, between Earl Street and Hill Street, one block west of Winston Churchill Public School. Our central location allows many participants to arrive by foot and by bicycle, promoting fitness off the courts and helping reduce smog from vehicular travel.

 

The KTC has seven outdoor hard courts surrounded by trees and vines. Windscreens and neighbouring houses shelter players on windy days. Five of our courts are lit, with neighbourhood-friendly, extremely effective and uniform LED lights. These lights extend what is already a very nice daytime outdoor tennis experience well into the evening. Nets go up in the spring whenever courts become clear of snow and stay up until the snow flies in the late fall months.

 

The original wooden clubhouse dates back to 1928. Beginning in the fall of 2021, the clubhouse underwent extensive renovations that were completed in the summer of 2022. The renovated clubhouse provides changerooms with showers and washrooms along with an accessible washroom off the deck.  A new steward kiosk was added to the ground floor along with an expanded deck area. A kitchen and lounge area is located upstairs with french doors leading out to a beautiful second floor deck overlooking the courts. The deck and lounge area serve as the social hub of the club where players can chat before & after games, Barbecues are hosted for our club tournaments and tennis socials.

 

Membership & Activities

 

Seasonal tennis membership includes full access to the courts via our online booking service; there are no initiation fees or court fees for members. We offer a variety of programming to enable new members to meet players of a similar playing level: Challenge Ladders, Drop In Doubles sessions, Tennis Socials, Group Lessons and Club Tournaments.

 

Junior Tennis Camps

 

Our junior summer camps follow the Noble Tennis Methodology, created and developed by the founder of Noble Tennis, Tony Roth. The methodology provides a perfect environment for teaching, learning and playing the great game of tennis. The approach focuses on the importance of PLAY while learning tennis. By the end of the week, using the skills taught by our certified staff, the campers will be able to play a full-service match of tennis on par with their skill level. 

 

Our Values
 

Honesty & Integrity

KTC staff, members, and its volunteers commit to being honest, accountable and transparent in their conduct. This includes individuals refraining from playing regularly until their membership is fully paid, and all members and staff treating each other with respect and consideration.

 

Fun

The KTC believes in fostering an environment where sport, leisure and social activities are fun and positive. Staff, volunteers, and members are encouraged to keep it light and fun while appreciating each other’s participation in the club’s social life.

 

Inclusiveness

KTC staff, volunteers and members share a common desire to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can enjoy the facilities, participate in events, and develop meaningful relationships. Members, staff and management 

participate in all events and activities, engage with other members (especially new ones), and offer support or assistance as needed.